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The Inkandescent Speakers Bureau

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At InkandescentSpeakers.com, our professional speakers are some of the most knowledgeable business experts, been-there-done-that entrepreneurs, corporate and government leaders, visionary educators, and veteran futurists who can give you a glimpse at what is ahead on the horizon.

With wit and a sense of humor, our experienced speakers offer best practices and insights into the hottest trends in business, and organizational, professional, and personal development through corporate keynotes, workshops, seminars, webinars, lunch-and-learns, and networking events.

Speeches feature:

Topics that are important to the growth of your organization: foresight and innovation, the generations at work, best practices in hiring and recruiting—as well as the future of education, leadership, management, marketing, PR, financial planning, and more.

Insight and guidance that is needed by entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and corporate managers—as well as career changers and college grads who are entering the workforce.
Inspirational ideas that are concrete as well as motivational, and that help professionals develop a clear strategy to accomplish their long- and short-term goals.

We look forward to meeting you—and inspiring your team and audience!Hope Katz Gibbs, founder, Inkandescent Speakers

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

– Audre Lorde

You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”

– Steve Jobs

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions, but to live with them and rise above them.”

– William Blake

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers