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Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Famer, Branding Expert, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author


Linda Kaplan Thaler helps audiences around the globe tap into their incredible power of grit, perseverance and determination to succeed at the highest levels in their careers and professions, and in their personal lives. She also speaks extensively about how the "power of nice" is the most powerful leadership tool in business today, as well as how to make any environment a hotbed of creativity and innovation.

Presentations by Linda Kaplan Thaler

Linda Kaplan Thaler is sought the world over to address a wide range of audiences, from Fortune 500 companies and leading tech companies to universities and educational groups, to international trade associations and beyond. She speaks on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • The Power of Nice and How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness
  • How to Go from Grit to Great
  • Motivation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Women’s Issues in the Marketplace
  • Branding
  • How to Develop Your Creative Spirit
  • The Importance of Humor in the Workplace

Meet Linda Kaplan Thaler

Linda Kaplan Thaler helps audiences around the globe tap into their incredible power of grit, perseverance and determination to succeed at the highest levels in their careers and professions, and in their personal lives. She also speaks extensively about how the "power of nice" is the most powerful leadership tool in business today, as well as how to make any environment a hotbed of creativity and innovation.

Advertising Hall of Famer Linda Kaplan Thaler is one of most renowned advertising and marketing gurus in the country. Creating an agency that grew to over $2 billion in billings, with a client roster that included Aflac (they created the feisty Aflac duck), Wendy’s, Clairol Herbal Essences (the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” campaign), and Toys “R” Us (she composed the “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” tune, which is arguably America’s longest-running jingle), Linda is celebrated for her breakthrough creative work in the industry. She is well known in media circles, commenting on branding, advertising, marketing, leadership and personal growth, and has been featured on CNN, TODAY, Good Morning America, Fox News and The Apprentice. Linda hosted Oxygen’s Making It Big reality series as well as Mark Burnett’s Jingles. She has also been a member of the presidential ad teams for both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s runs.

Linda is a New York Times best-selling author and, along with Robin Koval, has co-authored books on leadership, creativity and branding which include Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World, The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference and The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness. Their most recent book, Grit to Great, is listed as one of the top business books of 2015.

Some of Linda’s keynotes have included conferences for Wendy’s, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Virtuoso Travel, Procter & Gamble and John Maxwell’s leadership simulcast, as well as university talks at Yale, Baruch, Pace, Columbia and the Colin Powell School at CCNY.

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