Susan Cain

Leadership Expert, Bestselling Author

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution. She is the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages and has been on The New York Times bestseller list for almost three years. Fast Company magazine named it the #1 best book of the year and named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business.

Cain is also the co-founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 17 million times — in fact, Bill Gates named it one of his all-time favorite talks. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership and the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and she was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine.

Cain is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. Visit Cain and the Quiet Revolution at

Amy Cuddy

Social Psychologist, Bestselling Author

Social psychologist and bestselling author Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Amy, who teaches leadership at Harvard, earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University. Amy’s book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Little, Brown, & Co., 2015), is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Globe & Mail bestseller and has been published in 30 languages. As described in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, “Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful.” Amazon selected Presence as the December spotlight pick among its ‘Best Books of December 2015’. Amy’s 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” named by The Guardian as ‘One of 20 Online Talks that Could Change Your Life’, has been viewed more than 42 million times and is the second-most-viewed TED Talk. Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, the delicate balance of trustworthiness and strength, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, feelings, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, she writes and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives.

Amy has been named by the BBC as one of their 100 Women of 2017, a Game Changer by Time, one of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World by Business Insider, one of the World’s Top 50 Management Thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators Changing How We Lead by Inc., one of Twitter’s 100 Science Stars by Science, one of 10 Ten Bostonians Who are Upending the Way We Live, Lead, and Learn by Boston Magazine, a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, an Early Career Award recipient by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Her highly cited research on prejudice and stereotyping, nonverbal behavior, and presence and performance under stress has been published in top academic journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Science, and Psychological Science, and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Guardian, Wired, Fast Company, Inc., Globe and Mail, NPR, BBC, and many more. She has been a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, Morning Joe, 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, CNN with Anderson Cooper, among others. Amy has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and CNN.

Amy is currently writing a book about bravery, bullying, and bystanding. In early 2018, in partnership with the New Citizenship Project, she will launch a venture championing measures of societal and economic success and wellbeing.

Daveed Diggs

Tony and Grammy Award Winner

2016 Tony and Grammy Award-winner Daveed Diggs became the talk of New York for his performance as both “Thomas Jefferson” and “Lafayette” in the lauded musical Hamilton, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Following its sold-out run at New York’s Public Theater, the show made the move to Broadway in the summer of 2015 and has been sold out since opening, with a Broadway record $57 million in advance sales.

The musical won the 2015 Obie for Best New American Theater Work, and Diggs won the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for his performance. In May 2016, Hamilton set a record with 16 Tony Award nominations; on June 12, the show won in 11 categories, including “Best Musical” and Digg’s win for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.”

The show also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album at the 58th Grammy Awards, bringing down the house with a live performance on the February 15, 2016, telecast. Hamilton has become a massive critical success and a bona fide cultural phenomenon in the United States.

Amanda Karpinski

Phi Theta Kappa International President

Amanda started her education at Bergen Community College following her high school graduation, receiving a full-tuition scholarship through the New Jersey Stars program.

She describes attending the information session about Phi Theta Kappa as “the first time I had that moment of ‘I belong here.’ ”

After being inducted as a member, Amanda was elected president of her chapter and is an advocate for community college education and Phi Theta Kappa membership. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and wants to attend law school.

During her term as International President, Amanda hopes to destigmatize community colleges and promote further involvement among advisors and members.

“Phi Theta Kappa has the ability to transform you into a person that you never thought possible,” she said. “The biggest benefit is realizing your own potential.”

Chris Riddell

Global Futurist, Inspirational Speaker, Media Commentator

Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.

A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most defining businesses and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least.

Notably, Chris Riddell was the first ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for MARS Incorporated, architecting the corporate digital strategy behind brands including Whiskas, Pedigree, Wrigley, Starburst, Masterfoods, Snickers and Maltesers.

Chris Riddell is frequently called on as a futurist, speaker and expert commentator to give insights into consumer technology trends within traditional media. As a regular on Sky News Business, The Project on Ten, Channel 7’s The Morning Show, The Daily Edition prime time shows, and ABC 774 Radio, Chris Riddell’s insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.

Futurist for the leaders of tomorrow, and keynote speaker for businesses of today. For more information visit