Alex Banayan

#1 International Bestselling Business Author, Leading Expert on Exponential Growth, Success, High-Performance, and Personal Development

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Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. A renowned expert on perseverance and exponential growth, Banayan has presented the Third Door™ framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Delta Airlines, Mastercard, and Disney.

The Third Door chronicles Banayan's seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of success. The book is a #1 international bestseller, has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been acclaimed by the New York Post as "a joy to read."

Named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list and Business Insider's "Most Powerful People Under 30," Alex Banayan is his generation's leading expert in high performance and personal development, having been featured in FORTUNE, CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. The day before his freshman-year final exams, Alex Banayan hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the money to fund his quest to learn from the world's most innovative leaders. Over the course of his unprecedented journey, Banayan interviewed Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and more.

Banayan's keynotes have had far-reaching effects, acting as the catalyst for a new way of thinking. The Third Door™ framework has helped individuals discover unconventional routes to achieve their biggest dreams and has aided Fortune 500 companies to take new approaches to sales, marketing, and exponential growth.

Since the publication of The Third Door, Banayan has brought his message of possibility to millions of people in more than one hundred coutries. At the core of Banayan's mission is his belief that, "When you change what someone believes is possible, you change what becomes possible."

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Overcoming Fear to Accelerate Growth: How to Re-train and Re-invigorate Your Team to Find a Way Through Any Door

The Mindset Of Exponential Growth: How To Transform Your Thinking, Take The Third Door, And Achieve Your Most Important Goals

There’s Always A Way: How To Cultivate Perseverance And Persistence During Uncertain Times

V.I.S.T.A. Storytelling For Business Growth: How To Transform Your Organization And Elevate Your Career Using The 5 Keys Of Radically Compelling Stories

The Third Door For Top-Line Growth: How To Re-Train And Re-Invigorate Your Team To Find A Way Through Any Door

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“Thought-provoking, practical, and engaging. Alex Banayan’s keynote opened our minds, moving us to a place of authenticity and growth.”

Mary Zackius
Shittu, Director of HR, The World Bank

“Alex was a hit with the whole team! We had our entire sales and marketing organization present and Alex’s keynote generated some incredible feedback from all over the world. His infectious passion and personal stories truly resonated with our teams.”

Matthew Austin
Matthew Austin, Chief Revenue Officer, Hasbro

“The Third Door is a favorite book of many employees in our company, so having Banayan speak at our headquarters was an amazing experience. The keynote was both down to earth and kept everyone wanting more. Banayan also stuck around after to meet and connect with each and every person. Having Banayan speak at our company was a giant success and employees ask, to this day, when we can have him back.”

Justin Copie
CEO, Innovative Solutions

“Banayan’s storytelling is some of the best I’ve ever seen. His keynote deeply resonated with every department in our company. Just remarkable.”

Bert Jacobs
CEO, Life is Good

“The feedback about Alex Banayan’s keynote has been off the charts. It was an outstanding event! Alex knocked it out of the park!”

Andy Sieg
President, Merrill Lynch

“Banayan is one of the most professional and polished speakers I’ve worked with. And his talk couldn’t have gone better. His stories were enthralling, his insights were incredibly tangible, and his message was spot on.”

Megan Green
Google Play Business Development, Google

“After Banayan’s keynote at Disney, we sent out a survey to all of the attendees. I must say, it was the best feedback we’ve ever received from any speaker. Hands down.”

Laurie H. Allred
Head of Y@DCPI, Disney

“Alex Banayan’s keynote was entertaining, informative, and most of all, memorable. Thousands of our team members were in the audience and Banayan’s storytelling made it feel like we were all sitting down with him, one on one, as he spoke directly to each of us. It was exactly the kind of engaging keynote we were looking for.”

Mike Miedler
CEO, Century 21 Real Estate

“When Alex Banayan spoke at my department’s off-site, his energy was contagious, his stories were inspiring, and his ideas pushed my team’s leadership. If you’re looking for someone with insight and passion, then Banayan is your man.”

Jesse Stollak
VP of Global Brand Creative, Nike

“As a keynote speaker for our employee retention series, Alex  Banayan brought a perfect mix of lively stories and practical  exercises for some of our most tenured colleagues. Banayan’s  keynote was able to strike the rare balance of entertaining,  informative, and useful—which is exactly what we needed.”

Courtney Loomis
Director of Employee Events, Salesforce

“Alex Banayan is an unbelievable storyteller! His keynote was  thoughtful, engaging, and dynamic. Banayan represents the energy  of unlimited potential.”

Arturo Nunez
Head of ALAC Marketing, Apple

“Banayan’s keynote kicked-off our event perfectly! His charismatic  personality draws you in, and then his insights and stories prove to  be both immensely entertaining and deeply emotional. Whether  you work in sales or marketing, every department will find  tremendous value in Banayan’s keynote. On top of that, we then  decided to gift copies of The Third Door to our top clients, and they  all loved it. Once you start reading the book, you can’t stop. The  keynote coupled with the book is magic.”

Sevan Leipziger
Senior Head of SAE Entertainment Sales, Delta Airlines

“The feedback on Alex Banayan’s keynote has been terrific! Our  team left more energized and more informed. It was the perfect  way to close out our event!”

Kevin Squibb
Senior Manager of Digital Field Sales, General Motors

“Banayan followed Valerie Jarrett and Arianna Huffington to  keynote the Snapchat Women’s Group, and there was standing  room only. He captivated the crowd, and then answered questions  from the audience with candor and insight. Everyone left the  session feeling inspired and even more equipped to succeed. Ten  out of ten!”

Rachel Richardson
Head of Curated Stories, Snapchat

“Alex Banayan was the best speaker we’ve ever had. He brought  a whole new element to our leadership offsite, unleashing the  energy of our team in a way I’ve never seen before. His messages  resonated deeply with our team, enabling us to continue to grow in  the midst of uncertain times. I can’t recommend him enough.”

Jeff Oberbillig
Senior Director, Red Hat

“We’ve received so many positive responses from my team after  Alex Banayan’s keynote! It was the right blend of inspirational and  practical—all wrapped up in entertaining and funny stories. From  the lessons about success/failure to the 30-Day Challenge, it was an  incredible, engaging hour.”

Shannon Ryan
President of Content Marketing, Hulu

“Alex Banayan is one of the most collaborative, inquisitive, and  thoughtful people I’ve crossed paths with. I’m fortunate to know  him and I admire his natural ability to inspire and motivate others.”

Kari Sherrodd
Global Lead, Education Communications, Dell

“As the host and keynote speaker of our annual IBM Amplify  conference, Alex Banayan’s passion was exactly what we  needed to energize our corporation at such a pivotal time in our  transformation.”

Samantha Klein
Marketing Manager, IBM

“Banayan’s keynote was remarkable–his underlying message  of bringing your dreams to reality through grit and a ‘yes, and’  attitude really resonated with our employees around the world.  He has a masterful way of bringing the audience along for a  journey that encourages them to think about how to work and play  differently moving forward. Out of all the events I’ve planned at  Ford, Banayan’s was one of the best.”

Christiana Lumaj
Head of Executive Communications, Ford