The National Society of Leadership and Success
Building leaders who make a better world

Live Speaker Events and Thought Leader Series

NSLS members learn from the top presenters in the world on topics of personal and professional success.

Leading Figures Talk About Accepting NSLS Nomination

2020 – 2021 School Year Broadcasts

September 29, 2020

Neil Patrick Harris

Actor, Producer, Author

October 6, 2020

Tanya Acker

Attorney, commentator, TV personality

October 13, 2020

Jack Black

Actor, comedian, singer & songwriter

October 20, 2020

Bill Nye

Scientist, television presenter & mechanical engineer

October 28, 2020

Matthew McConaughey

American actor & producer













Past NSLS Presenters and Thought Leaders

Jim Kwik

Memory improvement and brain performance coach

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation, best-selling author, businesswoman

Tiki Barber

Retired All-Pro NFL football player, broadcaster, businessman

Charlene Li

Leadership expert, New York Times bestselling author

Zachary Wood

Activist, author, TED Speaker

Steve Madden

Business Icon

Dr. Martin Makary

Johns Hopkins surgeon, TV medical contributor

Daniel Dae Kim

Actor, Producer

Suze Orman

Renowned Financial Expert, TV personality

Reshma Saujani

Founder of Girls Who Code, Best-selling author


Grammy award-winning hip hop artist

Trevor Noah

"The Daily Show" host and best-selling author

Jesse Eisenberg

Actor and Playwright

Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate entrepreneur & star of “Shark Tank”

Anderson Cooper

Emmy Award-winning television personality

Andy Cohen

Emmy and Peabody Award Winner

John Leguizamo

Actor, Comedian, and Author

Al Roker

NBC 'Today Show' Host

Goldie Hawn

Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist

Simon Sinek

"New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal" Best-Selling author

Alton Brown

Best-selling author and host of "Good Eats" and "The Next Iron Chef America"

Leigh Anne Tuohy

Story behind best-seller & movie “The Blind Side”

Adam Grant

Wharton's top rated professor, best-selling author, Ph.D.

Patch Adams

Healer, Teacher, Clown and Entertainer whose life story was the subject of the motion picture Patch Adams

Arianna Huffington

Founder of the Huffington Post

Lou Holtz

ESPN analyst, Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Renowned former Football Coach of Notre Dame

John Maxwell

Author and Leadership Expert

Carla Hall

Emmy-winning television personality, chef, best-selling author

Jim Cramer

Host of CNBC's "Mad Money" with Jim Cramer

Les Brown

Award Winning Motivational Speaker, Television Personality and Author of Live Your Dreams

Hill Harper

Star of CBS drama CSI, NY and Author

Dan Harris

Anchor of ABC's 'News Nightline'

Sir Richard Branson

Humanitarian, activist, adventurer and business icon

Wendy Williams

Emmy-nominated host & "New York Times" Best-Selling author

Hilary Duff

Actress and humanitarian

Dion Jordan

Award winning Motivational Speaker and Author of All That it Takes is All That You've Got and All That You Got is All That it Takes

Marcia Clark

Attorney, Author & Television Correspondent

Carly Fiorina

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO

Nigel Barker

TV Celebrity, Author, Philanthropist

Dr. Oz

Emmy-winning television personality, doctor, best-selling author

Scott Hamilton

Olympic champion, author, philanthropist

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Brad Meltzer

#1 New York Times best-selling author, host of History Channel TV series Brad Meltzer's Decoded

Rudy Giuliani

107th Mayor of New York City

Alan Dershowitz

Lawyer, Author and Political Commentator

Dr. Drew

Doctor, addiction expert & best-selling author

Mel Robbins

Talk Radio and TV personality, Host of A & E's Monster In-Laws and Author of Stop Saying You're Fine

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times #1 Best-Selling authors

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Neuroscientist, Chiropractor, Lecturer and Best-selling Author of How to Break the Habit of Being Yourself

Kevin Carroll

Speaker, Consultant and best-selling Author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Jack Canfield

Best-selling Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books

Tony Hsieh

CEO of! and Author of Delivering Happiness

Dolvett Quince

Celebrity Trainer on NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’

Kat Cole

Group President of Focus Brands

Blake Mycoskie

Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

Curt Menefee

Award-winning television personality

Juju Chang

Co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline"

Alexis Jones

Celebrity Speaker, TV Host, and Social Entrepreneur

Dan Millman

American author and lecturer

David Garibaldi

Motivational speaker and finalist on 'America's Got Talent'

Wally Amos

Founder of 'Famous Amos' Cookies

Debbi Fields

Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Jake Steinfeld

Actor and Fitness Personality

David Bach

New York Times best-selling Author of Finish Rich and Automatic Millionaire Series

Charles Duhigg

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Harvey Mackay

Author of New York Times #1 best-seller Swim with the Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder & CEO of ACT-1 Group

Kathryn Minshew

CEO & Co-Founder of The Muse

Keith Ferrazzi

# 1 New York Times best-seller Who's Got Your Back and best-selling Author of Never Eat Alone

Bill Press

Former Co-Host of "Crossfire" on CNN, "The Spin Room" on CNN and "Buchanan and Press" on MSNBC

Joe Martin

Best Lecturer of the Year APCA

Robert Stevenson

Author and Motivational Speaker

Connie Podesta

Motivational Speaker and Master of Ceremonies for more than 25 years.

Dr. Shefali

Clinical psychologist & best selling-author

Linda Papadopoulos

Renowned British Psychologist and Author of What Men Say, What Women Hear

Josh Linkner

Founder of ePrize, Technology Entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling Author of Disciplined Dreaming

Mark Lundholm

Renowned Comedian and Motivational Speaker

Patrick Combs

Best Lecturer of the Year NACA Nominee

Paul Orfalea

Founder of Kinko's, Business Leader and Philanthropist

Peter Bregman

CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc. and Author

Stephen Bardo

Former NBA player and ESPN announcer

Ben & Rosamund Zander

Co-Authors of The New York Times best-seller The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Dr. Deepak Chopra

Best-Selling Author, Doctor & Public Speaker

Jonathan Sprinkles

Three-time Honoree of the Top 10 Most Upstanding Men Alive award

Shawn Harper

Former NFL Football Player, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach

Tiffany Pham

Founder, CEO, Best-selling author

Vernice Armour

America's first African-American female combat pilot

Rohit Bhargava

Best-selling author, speaker, innovation expert, professor

Slava Rubin

Co-founder of Indiegogo

Thaddeus Bullard

Philanthropist, mentor and global entertainer with the WWE

Dr. Bernie Siegel

Pediatric Surgeon, Radio and TV Personality and best-selling Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

Kevin Bracy

Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur

Srikumar Rao

Professor at Columbia University, Speaker and International best-selling Author of Are You Ready to Succeed

Genevieve Thiers

Entrepreneur, investor and founder of SitterCity

Al Duncan

Motivational Speaker and Author of My Success Journal for Young People and Get All Fired Up!

Dr. Bertice Berry

Sociologist, Educator, Lecturer, Comedian and Author of I'm On My Way, But Your Foot Is On My Head

Gary Tuerack

Founder of The National Society of Leadership and Success

Marc Kielburger

Humanitarian, Author and Co-Founder of Free the Children and Me to We

Robert and Kim Kiyosaki

Authors of the #1 personal finance book Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Tom Krieglstein

Renowned Speaker, Social Media Expert, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Swift Kick and

Dianna Booher

Best Lecturer of the Year NACA Nominee

Deanna Latson

Award-winning speaker on health, wellness and nutrition

Eric Saperston

Best-selling Author, Award-winning Filmmaker and Motivational Speaker

Jim Kouzes

Leadership Scholar and Co-Author of best-selling book The Leadership Challenge

Janet Attwood

New York Times best-selling Co-Author of The Passion Test

Christine Comaford-Lynch

Entrepreneur, Corporate Consultant and New York Times best-selling author of Rules for Renegades

Randy Haveson

Consultant and Renowned Speaker on Overcoming Drug Addiction

Tami Coleman

Trained by Al Gore as a Speaker for The Climate Project

Mohamed Fathelbab

Entrepreneur and Author of Forum