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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

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

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

– The Dalai Lama

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

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

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

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

– Francesca Reigle

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

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

– Tony Robbins

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

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

– Nelson Mandela

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

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

– Byron Katie

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

– Thomas Carlyle

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

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

– Albert Einstein

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

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

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

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

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

– Arthur Rubinstein

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

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

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

No longer talk at all about the kind of man a good man ought to be, but be such.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– Joseph Campbell

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

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

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

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

– Henry David Thoreau

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

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

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter