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

Live Speaker Events and Thought Leader Series

The National Society of Leadership and Success brings some of the top presenters in the world to students. Compelling in thought and focused on success, these authors, speakers and celebrities help students to achieve their goals.

2018 – 2019 School Year Broadcasts

October 16, 2018

Dr. Oz

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

October 23, 2018

Carla Hall

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

November 7, 2018

Adam Grant

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

February 19, 2019

Dr. Drew

Doctor, addiction expert & best-selling author

February 26, 2019

Dr. Shefali

Clinical psychologist & best selling-author

March 12, 2019

Diamond Dallas Page

Entrepreneur, actor & professional wrestler

Past NSLS Presenters and Thought Leaders

Sir Richard Branson

Humanitarian, activist, adventurer and business icon

Trevor Noah

"The Daily Show" host and best-selling author

Dr. Deepak Chopra

Best-Selling Author, Doctor & Public Speaker

Anderson Cooper

Emmy Award-winning television personality

Arianna Huffington

Founder of the Huffington Post

Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate entrepreneur & star of “Shark Tank”

Dolvett Quince

Celebrity Trainer on NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Scott Hamilton

Olympic champion, author, philanthropist

Al Roker

NBC 'Today Show' Host

Simon Sinek

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

Andy Cohen

Emmy and Peabody Award Winner

John Maxwell

Author and Leadership Expert

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Marcia Clark

Attorney, Author & Television Correspondent

Leigh Anne Tuohy

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

Thaddeus Bullard

Philanthropist, mentor and global entertainer with the WWE

Jesse Eisenberg

Actor and Playwright

Charles Duhigg

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist


Grammy award-winning hip hop artist

Kathryn Minshew

CEO & Co-Founder of The Muse

Wendy Williams

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

Dan Harris

Anchor of ABC's 'News Nightline'

Slava Rubin

Co-founder of Indiegogo

Curt Menefee

Award-winning television personality

Lou Holtz

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

Rudy Giuliani

107th Mayor of New York City

Hilary Duff

Actress and humanitarian

Tony Hsieh

CEO of! and Author of Delivering Happiness

Carly Fiorina

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO

Genevieve Thiers

Entrepreneur, investor and founder of SitterCity

Vernice Armour

America's first African-American female combat pilot

Goldie Hawn

Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist

Alton Brown

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

John Leguizamo

Actor, Comedian, and Author

Patch Adams

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

Les Brown

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

Jim Cramer

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

Alan Dershowitz

Lawyer, Author and Political Commentator

Robert and Kim Kiyosaki

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

Dan Millman

American author and lecturer

Brad Meltzer

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

Hill Harper

Star of CBS drama CSI, NY and Author

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

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

Nigel Barker

TV Celebrity, Author, Philanthropist

Jack Canfield

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

Alexis Jones

Celebrity Speaker, TV Host, and Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Joe Dispenza

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

Blake Mycoskie

Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

Mel Robbins

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

Kat Cole

Group President of Focus Brands

Jake Steinfeld

Actor and Fitness Personality

Robert Stevenson

Author and Motivational Speaker

Juju Chang

Co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline"

David Garibaldi

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

Kevin Carroll

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

Shawn Harper

Former NFL Football Player, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach

Wally Amos

Founder of 'Famous Amos' Cookies

Harvey Mackay

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

Jonathan Sprinkles

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

David Bach

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

Srikumar Rao

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

Debbi Fields

Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Keith Ferrazzi

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

Kevin Bracy

Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur

Bill Press

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

Patrick Combs

Best Lecturer of the Year NACA Nominee

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder & CEO of ACT-1 Group

Joe Martin

Best Lecturer of the Year APCA

Linda Papadopoulos

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

Al Duncan

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

Dianna Booher

Best Lecturer of the Year NACA Nominee

Christine Comaford-Lynch

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

Dr. Bertice Berry

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

Marc Kielburger

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

Tami Coleman

Trained by Al Gore as a Speaker for The Climate Project

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

Mark Lundholm

Renowned Comedian and Motivational Speaker

Peter Bregman

CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc. and Author

Jim Kouzes

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

Mohamed Fathelbab

Entrepreneur and Author of Forum

Randy Haveson

Consultant and Renowned Speaker on Overcoming Drug Addiction

Janet Attwood

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

Stephen Bardo

Former NBA player and ESPN announcer

Josh Linkner

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

Connie Podesta

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

Dr. Bernie Siegel

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

Gary Tuerack

Founder of The National Society of Leadership and Success

Ben & Rosamund Zander

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

Deanna Latson

Award-winning speaker on health, wellness and nutrition

Paul Orfalea

Founder of Kinko's, Business Leader and Philanthropist

Eric Saperston

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

Tom Krieglstein

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