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The Top 101 Global Employee Engagement & Experience Influencers 2023

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The #Engagement101 celebrates the contributions of thought leaders from all areas of business, including the boardroom, HR, Internal Communications, Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, who have made significant strides in the development of creating people first organizations. 

From those who inspire action, educate, and recognize, to those who wield influence via social media or innovate fresh ways to engage people, all 101 influencers share a deep passion for enhancing the employee experience and as an output, engagement.

This list has been curated with input from contributors across the globe, ensuring that the #Engagement101 reflects the diverse perspectives and insights of the global business community. Each year, the list will be updated to reflect the latest developments in the field and to recognize the innovative contributions of those who are advancing employee engagement.

Select members of #Engagement101 will be invited to speak at both online and offline events, providing opportunities to draw inspiration from their thinking and engage face-to-face. In collaboration with this influential community, we will create valuable outputs for the wider world of work, including guides, ebooks, webinars, and more in 2023 and beyond.

Thanks to our 2023 supporter, Workbuzz. The easy, flexible way to engage your employees and improve your culture.

You can see the full 2023 #Engagement101 List below – listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mike Adams

    Chief Executive Officer

    Purple

  • Alex Allen

    Senior Director, Global Inclusion & Collaboration

    Cisco

  • Marissa Andrada

    Board Director

    Krispy Kreme

  • Faroshia Ashley

    Leadership coach

    Emoworks

  • Sheree Atcheson

    Group Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion

    Valtech

  • Kenya Beard

    School of Nursing Dean & Chief Nursing Officer

    Mercy University

  • David Beeney

    Founder

    Breaking The Silence

  • Katarina Berg

    CHRO, Strategy Operations, Global Workplace Services

    Spotify

  • Josh Bersin

    Founder and CEO

    The Josh Bersin Company

  • Helen Bissett

    Founder, Managing Director

    H&H Agency

  • Steve Boese

    Co-Founder

    H3 HR Advisors

  • Bruce Bolger

    President

    Enterprise Engagement Alliance

  • Dr Juliet Bourke

    Human Capital Advisor | Board Member | Professor of Practice

    UNSW Business School

  • Travis Bradberry

    Author of the MICRO HABITS TEST and #1 bestselling coauthor

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • Emma Bridger

    Managing Director

    People Lab

  • Steve Browne

    Chief People Officer

    LaRosa's, Inc.

  • Ulrika Brunner

    Chief Executive Officer

    Inspire Group Asia

  • Rob Catalano

    Chief Engagement Officer & Co Founder

    WorkTango Inc.

  • Debra Corey

    Chief 'Pay it Forward' Officer

    DebCo HR LTD

  • Bruce Daisley

    2x Sunday Times Bestseller, consultant

    Eat Sleep Work Repeat

  • Shereen Daniels

    Managing Director

    HR rewired

  • Livia de Bastos Martini

    Chief People Officer

    Gympass

  • Kara Dennison

    Executive Career & Leadership Coach, CEO

    Optimized Career Solutions

  • Traci Deveau

    Principal Consultant

    HR Triage Group

  • David Ducheyne

    Founder

    Otolith

  • Chris Dyer

    Speaker, Author

    Keynote Speaker

  • Amy Edmondson

    Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management

    Harvard Business School

  • Chester Elton

    Partner, Founder

    The Culture Works

  • Gifty Enright

    Author, Speaker, Coach

    Gifty Enright Consulting

  • Ben Eubanks

    Founder

    HR Tech Awards

  • Gregory F. Simpson

    Managing Director

    Agent in Engagement

  • Friederike Fabritius

    Wall Street Journal bestselling author

    Keynote speaker

  • Jenni Field

    Founder and Director

    Redefining Communications

  • Steven Frost

    CEO

    Workbuzz

  • Anne Fulton

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Fuel50

  • Francesca Gino

    Professor, Author

    Harvard Business School

  • Chuck Gose

    Head of Community & Industry Insights

    Firstup, ICology

  • Adam Grant

    Organizational psychologist at Wharton, #1 NYT bestselling author

    host of the TED podcast WorkLife

  • Risha Grant

    D&I Speaker, Author, Consultant, Host

    Risha Talks Series

  • David Green

    Executive Director

    Insight222

  • Kevin Grossman

    President and Board Member

    Talent Board HR

  • Jerry Gule

    CEO

    Institute of People Management

  • Lance Haun

    VP Market Insights

    The Starr Conspiracy

  • April Homer

    Chief People Officer

    Cooper Parry

  • Lizzie Henson

    Founder/Owner

    HR Ninjas

  • Serena Huang Ph.D.

    Chief Data Officer

    ABE.work

  • Aaron Hurst

    Co-Founder, CEO

    Imperative & Purpose Mindset

  • Charlie Judy

    Chief People & Culture Officer

    Intelligent Medical Objects

  • David Kasperson

    Director of Speed of Trust Speaking & Business Development

    Franklin Covey

  • Jill Katz

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Assemble HR Consulting

  • Damon Klotz

    Work Culture Evangelist

    Culture Amp

  • Kevin Kruse

    CEO + Founder

    LEADx

  • Garry Lace

    Story Maker

    Storians

  • Kimberly Lanier

    Director, People Advisory Services

    Protiviti

  • Jason Lauritsen

    Speaker, Author

    www.JasonLauritsen.com

  • Josh Levine

    Partner, Author

    Great Mondays

  • Dr Grace Lordan

    Founding Director of The Inclusion Initi

    The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • Aimee Lucas

    Director, Client Experience

    Moss Adams

  • Meghan M. Biro

    Founder

    TalentCulture

  • Ester Martinez

    CEO & Editor-in-Chief

    People Matters

  • Scott McInness

    Founder and Director

    Inspiring Change

  • Carmen Medina

    Owner, Author

    MedinAnalytics

  • Rachel Miller

    Director

    All Things IC

  • Jacob Morgan

    Keynote & TED Speaker

    4x Best-Selling Author, & Futurist

  • Rhonda Morris

    Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

    Chevron

  • Yvonne Mosadi

    HR Director

    Heineken SA

  • Jennifer Moss

    International Speaker, Journalist, Author

    Jennifer Moss Inc.

  • Gethin Nadin

    Psychologist, bestselling author and CIO

    Benefex

  • Dr. Amanda Nimon-Peters

    Professor of Leadership

    Hult International Business School

  • Misty J. Oratokhai Esq.

    Chief Operating Officer

    National Children's Center

  • Carina Parisella

    Tribe Lead, Head of Technology Workforce

    ANZ

  • Advita Patel

    CommsRebel & Co-Founder

    A Leader Like Me.

  • Hitesh Patel

    Global Keynote Speaker, Paralympic Footballer

    Diversity & Inclusion Leader

  • Sesil Pir

    Founder

    Sesil Pir Consulting

  • Eugenio Pirri

    Chief Operations and Culture Executive

    Dorchester Collection

  • Anna Rasmussen

    CEO & Founder

    OpenBlend

  • Gustavo Razzetti

    CEO, Consultant & Speaker

    Fearless Culture

  • DeRetta Rhodes

    EVP/Chief Culture Officer

    Atlanta Braves

  • Russell Robinson

    Founder

    Amplified Research

  • Enrique Rubio

    Founder

    Hacking HR

  • Steph Ryter

    Creative Culture Leader

    Arity

  • Asif Sadiq

    Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

    Warner Bros. Discovery

  • Alexandra Samuel

    Keynote Speaker & Author

    Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work...Wherever You Are

  • Céline Schillinger

    Founder, CEO

    We Need Social

  • Lars Schmidt

    Founder, Principal & Host

    Redefining HR Podcast & Amplify

  • Marcel Schwantes

    Founder & Chief Human Officer

    Leadership from the Core

  • Vanessa Shaw

    Coach, Executive & Board Leadership

    Momentous.work

  • Brad Shuck

    Co-Founder

    OrgVitals

  • Dan Sodergren

    Keynote & TedxTalk speaker on the future of work Expert &

    guest on national TV / radio and podcasts

  • Tracie Sponenberg

    Founder, Chief People Officer

    Tracie Sponenberg LLC

  • Mildred Talabi

    Personal Branding Coach, Speaker & Trainer

    LinkedIn

  • Bruce Temkin

    Head of the XM Institute

    Qualtrics

  • Perry Timms

    Founder and Chief Energy Officer

    PTHR

  • Sean Trainor

    Founding Partner

    Salient

  • Karin Volo

    CEO, Director

    Evoloshen

  • Jeff Waldman

    Founder & Principal

    ScaleHR

  • Nika White

    DEI Practitioner, Antiracism Activist

    Speaker/Facilitator, Best Selling Author

  • Melody Wilding

    Best-selling Author & Executive Coach

    Workplace Mental Health Keynote Speaker

  • Lindsay Wolff Logsdon

    Co-Founder

    Culture LabX

  • Gamiel Yafai

    Founder & CEO

    Diversity Marketplace

  • Heather R. Younger

    Speaker, Author

    Employee Fanatix

  • David Zinger

    Speaker, Consultant and Coach

    David Zinger Associates