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The Force Behind Gravity
June 2, 2024 9:30 PM
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At Gravity Speakers, we’re guided by a pioneering spirit and deep commitment to amplify voices that educate, inspire, and provoke thought, regardless of the topic. This intentional approach has always guided us in selecting speakers to represent and topics to spotlight.

Amongst other speaker bureaus, Gravity Speakers stands out not just for what we do but for who we are and how we approach our mission. We are the only Asian-American-led speakers bureau in the United States, so naturally, a big part of who we are is deeply rooted in our drive for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). However, labeling us as merely a DEI bureau would oversimplify our diverse portfolio and dynamic approach.

Our ultimate goal is to break down barriers and build bridges between communities. We know that highlighting diverse and impactful stories can bring positive change to the world, and we love facilitating this kind of influence. This approach isn’t just a business model; it’s a deeply held conviction woven into the fabric of our identity. So, let’s dig deeper into what sets Gravity Speakers apart in the industry.

Dynamic Duo Energy

At Gravity Speakers, we like to give credit where it’s due. Oprah has Gayle. Larry has Sergey. Batman has Robin. We’re all about that dynamic duo energy. That means we’re not just your average speakers bureau but more like your trusty sidekick on the journey from good to great. As advocates of change mastery, we scale and stage corporate speaking events that meet the world’s most pressing challenges with leading-edge thinking. Our speakers are inspiring visionaries, innovators, modern-day polymaths, and entrepreneurs ready to conquer present-day complexities with creatively robust and intellectually rigorous ideas.

Gravity Speakers Founders Ricky and Nausheen sitting next to each other.

The Force Behind Our Founding

Meet Ricky & Nausheen

Growing up as a middle child, Ricky developed a curiosity for how people interact within their communities, sparking his passion for connecting people with life-changing ideas. His natural talent for navigating social dynamics makes him a perfect leader for Gravity Speakers, where he loves fostering personal growth and bridging gaps between diverse groups.

Similarly, Nausheen, who was born in Singapore and found her stride in California, brings a wealth of unique experiences from vocational media to mortgage banking and addiction treatment. Her guiding compass is continually examining new ideas with an open mind and endless curiosity. Ricky and Nausheen bring these invaluable life experiences to Gravity Speakers, making them inspiring leaders who enthusiastically drive our mission forward.

Innovation, Adaptability, and Excellence

In an ever-evolving world, adaptability is critical. Gravity Speakers embraces innovation, whether it’s through virtual and hybrid events or leveraging new technologies to enhance audience engagement. This flexibility allows us to meet the changing needs of our clients and continue delivering high-quality content regardless of the format.

Our commitment to excellence also extends to our client services. We understand that each event is unique and work closely with our clients to match them with the perfect speaker for their needs. From the initial consultation to event execution, our team is dedicated to providing a seamless and enjoyable experience.

What sets Gravity Speakers apart is not just our commitment to innovate the client experience but also the diversity of our topics and the quality of our speakers. We meticulously curate our roster to include individuals who are experts in their fields, whether they’re compelling storytellers or thought leaders. This ensures that every event we facilitate is impactful, engaging, and transformative.

Beyond DEI: A Broad Spectrum of Expertise

Gravity Speakers goes beyond the traditional idea of diversity by representing a truly eclectic group of talent. Our speakers bring a wide array of perspectives and expertise, covering topics from technology and innovation to health and wellness, business and leadership, social justice and advocacy, science and the environment, and arts and culture. Our diverse lineup offers a rich and engaging experience for any audience. Here is just a sampling of some of the topics our speakers cover:

  1. Technology and Innovation: Speakers like Dona Sarkar, Sheena Allen, and Neil Sahota delve into the intersection of design, technology, and leadership, providing insights into how these fields can drive innovation and creative problem-solving.
  2. Motivational and Resilience: Keynoters Liza Pavlakos and Arlan Hamilton inspire audiences by sharing powerful stories and strategies for overcoming adversity and building resilience, motivating people to grow personally and professionally.
  3. Healthcare and Wellness: Experts such as Ivelyse Andino raise awareness of health equity and health systems, and Britteny Floyd-Mayo offers audiences a unique wellness experience and education around healthy mental and physical lifestyles.
  4. Business and Leadership: With speakers like Courtney Caldwell, Tye Caldwell, Shontavia Johnson, Candice Matthews Brackeen, and Brian Brackeen, who share expertise on career development and leadership strategies, we provide organizations with the tools they need to foster dynamic and effective leadership.
  5. Company Culture & Employee Engagement: Speakers like Madison Butler, Aubrey Blanche-Sarellano, Mark Levy, Sofiat Abdulrazaaq, and Anthony McLean share insights on fostering inclusive company cultures and boosting employee engagement, helping organizations create dynamic and supportive workplaces.
  6. Science and Environment: Thought leaders like Ugwem Eneyo discuss the urgent need for climate change and the role of science in shaping sustainable futures.
  7. Arts and Culture: Our thought leaders also include artists and cultural critics who explore the impact of art and culture on society, such as Emily Best, Damian Pelliccione, and Jennifer Brandel, who examine the intersections of culture, politics, and social change.
  8. Marketing and Customer Experience: Max Lenderman and Rodney Williams share insights on innovative strategies to enhance brand engagement and customer loyalty, focusing on trends and practices that help businesses connect deeply with their audiences.
  9. Social Innovation & Impact: Experts like Aniyia Williams, Lolita Taub, Astrid Scholz, and Mara Zepeda explore innovative solutions for social change, emphasizing the importance of community-driven impact and sustainable development to inspire positive societal transformation.

Community and Impact

Ultimately, the powerful force behind Gravity Speakers is our community and the impact we strive to create. We are more than a speakers bureau; we are a movement committed to amplifying voices that matter and creating a more inclusive, curious, and informed world. Our speakers inspire through their words and contributions to their fields and communities, and together, we can break barriers, bridge divides, and shape a future where their voice is heard and valued.

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