We stepped into the new decade over rocky terrain, uncertain about what the future had in store. But the human tendency of deriving wisdom through experience and passing it on has programmed us to be instinctively prepared in the face of adversity. And that is precisely the mission of the leadersHum community of experts and thought leaders.
Following up from our 200 most influential thought leaders, these 100 professionals have presented to the world their unique perspectives which uncovered the dynamism of the modern workplace and guided us to understand it through different lenses.
As a tribute to our incredible community and token to be inspired by, here is a collection of insights shared by our 100 influencers that will inspire you.
100 thought leaders that will inspire you in 2021
Chief Innovation Officer and Coach at The Mindful Entrepreneur, Suzanne Jewell shares her thoughts about the profundity of mindfulness amidst chaos in the workplace.
CEO, Design Thinker, and Mindfulness Practitioner Himanshu Saxena believes in strategy and culture as being the driving forces behind organizational growth.
Steve Browne, Chief People Officer at LaRosa’s Pizzeria, Inc., serves a slice of his insights on digital strategies and its effects of producing efficient employee experiences.
Strategic Leadership Expert and President of Weber Business Services, LLC, Liz Weber addresses the boom in succession planning in recent years, and how it has crafted out a guide for upcoming marketers.
Principal Analyst at HRExaminer, John Sumser is firm in the belief that employees are an essential part of an organization and therefore keeping an engaged workforce is of the highest priority.
Founder and CEO of The Adler Group, Lou Adler dispenses some sage advice on hiring right to be future ready.
Scientist, technophile, and CEO & Co-founder of Pymetrics, Frida Polli calls out about biases is recruitment and the need for unbiased measures for a fair recruitment experience.
CEO of Hunkins Leadership Group, LLC, Alain Hunkins, shares his thoughts on how organizational performance ca be brought in with consistent performance, and about the symbiosis the two shares.
Cynthia Trivella, the Managing Partner at TalentCulture - World of Work explains how workers transition from being employees to being brand ambassadors of the organization in their corporate career!
CareerXRoads Principal and Co-founder Gerry Crispin speaks his mind on the optimization of talent management for success in the workplace.
Customer Service & Experience Advisor, and aspirant punk at Punk CX, Adrian Swinscoe gets to the root of customer experience management by balancing simple fundamental concepts of work experience and employee experience.
Jasdeep Singh, Chief Strategy Officer at Cipla, delivers keen observations about innovation being the key to organizational success.
As Founder and CEO of Customer Bliss, Jeanne Bliss brings her expertise to talk about channelling leadership effectively to bring balance into customer experiences.
MG100 Coach, Best-selling author, and Co-founder of Courageous Leadership, Rhett Power believes in the transformative power of adversity turning into opportunity.
Sukhdeep Aurora, CPO at ANAROCK Property Consultant Pvt. Ltd., gives an animated discussion on dynamic approaches to workforce development.
Brands that make a different need a winning brand strategy, states Vijayashree Venkat, Founder and Managing Director at HumanAlpha Strategic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Founder/Advisor at Dawn Burke HR, and Senior Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox, Inc., Dawn Burke sheds light on the importance of syncing organizational goals with business strategies for scaling the ladder of success.
Bestselling Author, CEO & Managing Partner at Richer Life, LLC, Ervin Cobb is here to tell you that sometimes not being the smartest person in the room can contribute to an organization’s innovative spirit.
As an author, HR Head at Big Basket, and Advisor at the Fundamentum Partnership, Hari T.N brings his expertise on the role of human psychology in human resources management.
Employee wellbeing is an important ingredient in creating the perfect recipe to success, and Scott Doughty, Executive Coach and Mindfulness Trainer at Radiant, instructs us how.
Here’s an unplugged interview about everything HR, with Greg Brenner, Podcast Host at Everyday People Podcast by The HR Dad.
Tracie Sonenberg, CPO at The Granite Group suggests a great reboot of HR for strategic growth.
Kathy Klotz-Guest, Founder of Keeping It Human, Inc., keeps it real by putting the human back into Human Resources, in order to elevate businesses.
Strategic sourcing is an art, practiced to perfection by none more so than Dawn Tiura, President and CEO of Sourcing Industry Group.
Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Co-author of the Go-Giver book series, Bob Burg stands by the value of a worthwhile investment in employee experience for the maximum output and future of an organization.
As CEO of Pure Performance Communications, Deidre Breakenridge speaks her mind on the significance of a strategic communication model in elevating the modern business.
Perry Timms is Founder & Chief Energy Officer at People & Transformational HR Ltd., and he believes that the subtle art of valuing people begets great shifts in the world of work.
Jill Katz, HR Influencer and CHRO at Assemble HR Consulting, reflects upon her trademarked 3Cs approach as an effective way to redefine the HR system.
Laurie McCabe, Co-founder & Partner at SMB Group, Inc., addresses the dire need for a makeover in business strategies to meet the needs of the incoming workforce.
Known for her famous HR blog Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas enlightens us about the shifting gears of HR and about how functionality needs to step up and match its pace.
As HR Coach at the Agile HR Consortium, Wayne Tarken elucidates on the concept of Agile HR and how the modern workplace is increasingly opening up to it.
Dr. Paul Stoltz
A thought-provoking discussion on adversity resistance and resilience, delivered by top influential global thinker and Foudner & CEO at PEAK Learning, Inc., Dr. Paul G. Stoltz.
Irit Eizips, the CEO at CSM Practice talks about combining technology with customer success management for a lucrative business!
Tune in to watch Shari Levitin, the CEO and Global Sales Leader of Levitin Group elaborate on the most effective and successful SaaS sales methodology.
Co-founder & Creative Director of Obedient: Humor Branding & Marketing Agency, engages us in a lively discussion about building a brand personality.
CEO of FutureThink, Advisory Board Member at the NSA, and acclaimed Futurist Lisa Bodell speaks on change and innovation through simplification.
CEO of Legacy Innovation Group and Executive Director of GInI - Global Innovation Institute, Anthony Mills preaches about the great pursuit of innovation.
Healthcare Futurist and Founder & Chair at One Shared World, Jamie Metzl believes in the power of AI in transforming healthcare.
Dr. Rima Ghose Chowdhury
With a wide scope beyond people management, HR leaves much to offer, and Dr. Rima Ghose Chowdhury, EVP and CHRO at Datamatics Global Services Ltd., insists on the importance of exploration and experimentation in this field.
Morag Barrett, Founder & CEO of SkyeTeam, poses the four important questions that fosters healthy business relationships.
Aligning purpose with vision is a important organizational practice, and Allison Polin, Founder & CEO of Break the Frame, LLC, is here to advocate it.
An Advisor in the business of future tech and CEO of Stirling Corp, Warrant Whitlock inspires us about the importance of incorporating storytelling in marketing.
As a CEO Presentation Skills Coach, David Thomas discusses life-saving mind-mapping techniques, as well as techniques to improve one’s memory.
Author, Poet, Visionary, and VP of Human Resources at Reliance Jio, Harjeet Khanduja elucidates on the role of passion in paving the road and driving the vehicle of profession.
Founder, Investor, Speaker, and Advisor Kyle Ellicott has multitudes to say on innovation being the driving force that is reshaping the future of work.
Co-founder of Strategy Implementation Institute, Director Head of Project Management Office at GSK, and overall global champion of project management, Antonio Nieto-Rodiguez has the expertise to discuss agile project management strategy and its benefits.
Passion, claims Author and Organizational Psychologist David Burkus, isn’t the only critical element to success; but that success is rather a melange of passion, mission, and purpose.
Know the 3 important steps to succeed in HR, as stated by Strategic Human Capital Advisor & Executive Consultant, Jeffrey Robinson.
Executive Coach, Bestselling Author, and Strategic Innovation Expert David Peterson demonstrates how to crack the innovation code in an organization.
Founder, Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, and Conference Anchor at The Academy of Rock, Peter Cook demonstrates how to tune to a simplified work life through just the beat of music.
Innovation drives the future of work, and Ryan Estis, CEO of Ryan Estis and Associates, shares his insights on how it can drive tremendous change.
Maria N. Papacosta
See how vision and strategy can align in order to form and personalize one’s brand. Get more great insights by Maria N. Papacosta, Owner of Happy Creations and Co-founder & Director of MSC Marketing Bureau.
Ward Christman, Founder and Chief Advisor of HR Tech Advisor, hones his passion to address the value of partnerships towards sales growth and fulfilling workplace experiences.
If what you seek is better productivity and output from your employees, then Interim CHRO Yuri Kruman, of HR, Talent & Systems, advises a reframing and restructuring of your talent strategy.
Vijay Parthasarathy, Chief Brand Officer & CEO of InTouch Consulting.In, engages in an animated discussion about the ART of market penetration.
Millennial leader Archana Shetty, Founder of Nextgenleadership.global and Host & Curator at the Inspirational Leadership Summit, speaks about the how’s and why’s of purpose beyond profit.
Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, engages in a timely discussion about the role of Gen Z in revolutionizing the workplace.
Known as the ‘Catalyst for Positive Change’, Speaker, Consultant and CEO Advisor Mike Vacanti busts the dilemma about employees that work with a purpose.
The CEO of Lemon Pip Consulting Limited and Global C&B Expert, Robert Mosley dispenses some sage advice on the power of leveraging effective one-on-one’s in an organisation.
The Co-founder and CEO of WorkShape.io and Curator of the leading industry newsletter Recruiting Brainfood, Hung Lee is bent on the mission to make recruiting relevant.
Operator turned Venture Capitalist, Caribou Honig is a catalyst of digital transformation and discusses aligning Human Resources with Insurance.
Dr. Brad Smart
Topgrading, Inc. Founder and CEO, Dr. Brad Smart delivers worthwhile insights on the enrichment of recruitment with new-age tech.
2020 Young CHRO of the Year, Gallup Strengths Coach, and HR Executive Kyle Chetty is geared up about getting ready for the future with skill-based recruitment.
Are humans and machines collaborating to strike the right balance when it concerns recruitment? Achyut Menon, Career Consultant and Managing Director at Options Executive Search Pvt. Ltd., addresses this critical topic.
The Founder and CEO of SMartRecruiters, Jerome Ternynck envisions how the future of recruitment will shape up to be.
CEO of Knack.io and Employer Brand Strategy Founder at TalentNet Media, Craig Fisher talks about taking talent branding to the next level with modern recruiting strategies.
Navigate the future of talent acquisition with Gero Hesse, HR & Recruiting Specialist, and Managing Director at Territory Embrace.
Learn the nuances of hiring and the effect automation has in changing the future of the workplace, with Greg Savage, Principal at Greg Savage - The Savage Truth.
Producer and Host of the Recruiting Future Podcast, Matt Alder evangelizes recruitment reinforcement in the workplace.
Learn the method of filling up the interview crack to prevent potential candidates slipping away, with Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources.
Patricia Hunt Sinacole
CEO and Founder of First Beacon Group LLC, Patricia Hunt Sinacole delivers valuable insights into employees and the psychology of work behaviour.
President & Chief Googlization Officer, Ira Wolfe discusses about the curious 4Ps of Value Assessment, and their implication in making hiring more efficient.
As Global Deputy of People Advisory Services at Ernst & Young, George Brooks brings his expertise on tailoring talent strategies for the changing market.
Co-Host of the Inclusive AF Podcast, and DEI Strategist at SeekOut, Jackye Clayton is on the mission to solve the hiring problem and make it ready for the future.
Katrina Collier, Author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, Speaker, Mentor and Facilitator is on a mission to end the collaboration chaos between HR, recruiters and hiring managers, to improve recruitment and candidate experience.
Master the art of aligning HR with marketing as Maren Hogan, the CEO of Red Branch Media explains the commonalities between the two.
See how combining human EQ with tech IQ can result in quality organizational transformation, with the CEO of QualityWorks Consulting Group, LLC, Stacy Kirk.
It’s time to unlock your passion and convert your passion into profession by checking out this interview with Mette Johansson, the Founder of MetaMind Training.
Tackle the subconscious bias in recruitment with some constructive advice by Jim Stroud, Vice President of Marketing at Proactive Talent.
Understand the importance of goal setting and its benefits to the recruitment process, in this enlightening conversation with Jonathon Palmiery, Founder & President of Rex recruiting and Managing Director at Hunter Sterling Research.
Master the technique of always staying relevant during a crisis situation with Rita McGrath, a Strategy Professor at Columbia Business School.
Founder & CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage, and Podcast Host of Leveraging Thought Leadership with Peter Winick, here’s Peter Winick delivering a crash course on content strategy for new age businesses.
Purpose, Perspective, Process - Giuseppe Andò, Associate Partner at Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, elaborates upon the 3P model that helps align leaders with business goals.
Learn attitudes and latitudes with Nishchae Suri, President of Edcast’s operations in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, as he speaks about putting the learner experience in the driver’s seat to ensure potential organizational success.
Strategic Foresight Expert, Founder & CEO of Silicon Humanism, and Futurist Sylvia Gallusser introduces us to the intriguing new concept of transhumanism and the future of the mind.
Discover organizational or individual purpose by asking the right “Why’s”, with Monique Helstrom, Founder & Solutions Expert at MoniqueHelstrom, Keynote speaker, and Coach.
Being fluid in the face of change is integral during these times of uncertainty, and Neil Edwards, Managing Partner at Actum360 and Contributing Writer at Forbes, speaks on the importance of it.
Leadership isn’t simply a responsibility but a journey of constant self-improvement, and Emilia D’Anzica, Founder & CEO of GrowthMolecules, resounds this philosophy in her interview.
Dr. Diane Hamilton
Founder and CEO of Tonerra, and Co-founder of DIMA Innovations, Dr. Diane Hamilton engages in conversation about the importance of EQ and how it benefits over IQ.
Frank Cottle, Business Leader, Investor, and CEO & Founder of the Alliance group of companies, engages in a vital discussion about how combining people, place and technology creates a great impact on organizational culture and behaviour.
President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc., Author, Coach, and Podcast Host, Andy Kaufman gives some thought-provoking insights about coping with change through the effective concept of mindfulness.
Jimmy Jain, the Founder of Sequels and Society of Design Thinking Professionals, and Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, engages in an intriguing discussion about the role of neuroscience in the field of leadership coaching.
Rishon Blumberg and Michael Solomon
Rishon Blumberg and Michael Solomon, Co-Authors of Game Changer: How to be 10x in the Talent Economy, and Founders of 10x Ascend and 10x Management, elaborate on the art of negotiation and how it can be beautifully applied in business.
Anshul Kothari, Professional Athlete for the Indian Swimming Team, and Motivational Speaker, derives valuable business lessons from sports to share with us.
Ron Thomas, International Speaker, Author, and Managing Director of Strategy Focused Group, shares a mutual belief about the need for having and maintaining workplace trust and transparency.
‘Undercover Millennial’ Clint Pulver, especially known as an Emmy Award Winning Keynote Speaker, and President & Founder of The Centre for Employee Retention, dishes in strategies to ace employee retention.
Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, and CEO of Markedu Training Institute, Michael Leander shares his enriching insights on marketing and how businesses can adopt people-centric marketing strategies.
Tim Hughes, CEO and Co-founder of DLA Ignite, delivers a riveting talk about the 5 important pillars of social selling.
Dr. Swatee Sarangi
Ace HR with the LEAD framework through this enlightening conversation with Dr. Swatee Sarangi, Global Head of Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
Get involved in the talk about ethics and strategic thinking in HR with Samuel Akinlotan, Senior People & Organization Consultant at PwC Nigeria.
President's Awardee and one of the Top 100 influencers for Startups, Nabomita Mazumdar addresses the phenomenon of reverse mentoring in the workplace.
We hope you enjoyed reading, watching, or listening to our experts and gleaned some valuable insights! With years of personal and professional experience from a wide range fields accumulated under their belts, these are the 100 influencers that will inspire you through the wisdom they share for all to witness. We at peopleHum cannot be more thrilled to continue being the leading platform to host these impressive personalities through leadersHum, and contribute to the global community in the New Normal.