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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

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

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

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

– Thomas Dunn

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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

– T.S. Eliot

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

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

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– The Dalai Lama

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

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

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

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

– James Madison

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

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

– A wisdomism

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

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

– Andrew Carnegie

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

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

Almost anyone can start a community, but it takes real talent and commitment to get people to show up and keep coming back.”

– Andy Sernovitz

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb