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Today’s business audiences expect to be inspired and entertained. They also want to come away from an event with actionable information they can use to grow their companies now. Gazelles’ speakers will satisfy your audience on both fronts, helping you to keep attendees coming back. To find the right speaker for your needs, contact Nancy Sacani (nsacani@gazelles.com) at 704-996-3402).


Verne Harnish (Europe, Asia, Australia)

Keynote speaker Verne Harnish, the CEO of Gazelles Inc., is widely known as the guru of fast growth companies. He founded the world-renowned Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), chaired the Birthing of Giants program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 15 years and ran the Top 40 Under 40 leadership program in Canada. Author of the business best-seller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm (published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish), Verne and the Editors of Fortune with foreword by Jim Collins has also authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times.” He writes a regular column for Fortune magazine’s Venture section as well as the globally syndicated Growth Guy column.

His keynotes include:

  • Dominating Your Industry: The Four Critical Decisions
  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: Three Disciplines for Driving Execution

Verne’s keynote speaker fees are $25,000 per speech, plus expenses. The fee includes up to 400 copies of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, to be used for marketing purposes or as a gift for attendees.

For additional information please contact Donna Whitwell at
703-858-1655 or dwhitwell@gazelles.com

Patrick Thean (U.S., Canada, Asia)

Patrick Thean has spoken to thousands of business owners throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia and Australia on building a “culture of execution” to sustain growth. He is the CEO of Gazelles Systems and an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has started and exited several multi-million dollar companies. Patrick currently Chairs Malaysia’s “Taipan: The Making of Asian Giants” program. He also Co-Chairs the world-renowned EO Entrepreneurial Masters Program in partnership with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for North Carolina in 1996 and achieved a ranking of 151 on the Inc. 500 in 1997.

Patrick Thean’s keynotes include:

  • Execute for Growth: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
  • Execute for Growth: How to Get Your Team Focused, Aligned and Accountable

Patrick’s keynote speaker fee is $15,000 for 100 people; $50 per person above 100 people (plus travel expenses). His fee includes 100 copies of either Mastering the Rockefeller Habits or his book Execute without Drama.

For further information please contact nancy sacani at
704-996-3402 or nsacani@gazelles.com

Gazelles International Coaches

Gazelles International Coaches–our worldwide coaching organization–provides a select few of its distinguished coaches as speakers for important company and industry events. To book one of the following certified coaches, please contact Jean Carpenter, Coaches Services, at jean@gazelles.com or (360) 798-9471.


Keith Cupp (U.S., Canada and Latin America)

Keith is President of Gazelles International, the independent coaching association for Coaches certified in the use of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits–Four Decisions content for mid-market growth companies. In his high-technology career prior to Gazelles, he provided leadership in each of the key roles at the senior leadership table: President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Finance, and Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

These leadership experiences create tremendous “connection” with Gazelles' clients' senior leadership teams, along with the ability to empathize with the daily challenges and opportunities they face as leaders. Keith served on two executive management teams whose companies were awarded “Fastest Growth Companies” in Washington State—he understands how to create award-winning results and cultures.

Having led multiple companies in the roles of vice president of sales and vice president of investment development, Keith’s particular areas of specialty are sales & marketing management and investment capital development.

Keith is a talented communicator and proven leader who understands corporate culture, collaborative process, and how to assist organizations and their leadership to optimize the balance between people, performance and profit.

Through his leadership of almost 100 Coaches on 5 Continents, Keith has keen insights into the practical application of the Four Decisions: People, Strategy, Execution and Cash to client cultures and various industries–based on how hundred’s of clients are implementing the Rockefeller Habits worldwide.

Keith’s Keynotes include:

  • Doubling your Results: A 24 Month Roadmap to Practically Implement the Four Decisions? (includes client case study)
  • Serious Growth Leadership: The Three Traits of Successful Mid-Market Chief Executives using Mastering the Rockefeller Habits? (includes tasteful, humorous stories)

Keith’s keynote speaker fee is commensurate with the organization’s current situation, profitability, event location and objectives. Please contact keith@gazelles.com to discuss




Daniel A Marcos (Latin America, U.S.)

Daniel Marcos is the founder of Inflection (Gazelles Latin-America) a management coaching company that helps managers and entrepreneurs achieve their goals and grow their companies faster.

Earlier, he co-founded Creditos123, LLC a leading online lending exchange that serves the Hispanic community in USA. In 1999, he created the first financial website focused on the Mexican financial markets, Finanzas Web, which he later sold to Patagon.com; he subsequently assumed the position of CEO of Patagon Mexico. Additionally, he created Fondo.com, an Angel Fund specializing in Internet related businesses.

Earlier in his career, Daniel was a broker at Lloyd’s of London and later served as Financial Attaché to the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong.

Daniel is the blogger of Capitalemprendedor.com, dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their business; he was been selected a “30 in their 30´s” by Expansion Magazine (when he was just 29!) and is a graduate EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” and its continuation “Gathering of The Titans.” Daniel holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from I.T.E.S.M. (Monterrey Tech) and an M.B.A. (cum laude) from Babson College at Wellesley, MA. He lives in Austin TX with his wife and two children.

Daniel’s keynote speaker fee is commensurate with the organization’s current situation, profitability, event location and objectives. Please contact daniel@growthinstitute.com to discuss.


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