Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner

  • Founder and Chairman, ePrize
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • NYT Best-Selling Author
  • Josh Linkner, CEO of ePrize, is a tremendous business leader who has established a successful and sustainable company, as well as a culture that nurtures employees to help them maximize their potential.
  • Hon. Jennifer M. Granholm - Governor, State of Michigan
  • In today’s fiercely competitive global marketplace, the most important resource any business has is the creative thinking of its people. Josh Linkner lays out a road map that will guide individuals, teams, and companies to higher levels of creativity.
  • Bill Ford, Executive Chairman - Ford Motor Company
  • Josh’s presentation was one that made you watch, listen and learn and is a clear example of when you connect with people—they can gain insight and knowledge that will help open doors to new opportunities.
  • Nathan Forbes, Managing Partner - The Forbes Company
  • When Josh Linkner was presenting to our group you can just feel his talent and passion. The energy of the diverse audience was completely engaged as Josh clearly and thoughtfully delivered his message about creativity and innovation.
  • Danny Ferry, General Manager - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • “Josh definitely lives and breathes creativity! Josh recently visited the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, and spent time with our faculty and students. He spoke to a class with 200+ students who were very attentive and engaged in learning more about the power and importance of creativity in the classroom and in the workplace. I am buying his book for my own team!”
  • Cara Boeff, Director of Development, College of Communication Arts & Sciences - Michigan State University
  • When Josh speaks, business improves.
  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson
  • Terrific! Our people were very engaged and had some great takeaways. You definitely make an impact.
  • Vicki Ruiz - ESPN
  • Thank you for today. It was inspirational, unrestricting, and energetic. It was one of the best days I’ve had out of the office. Your energy is contagious and my creative thinking was uninhibited.
  • David Riemer, Sr. Marketing Manager - Kmart
  • Josh Linkner’s keynote presentation was truly inspiring and one of the main highlights of our conference.
  • Tel K. Ganesan, President - TiE Con
  • Josh’s energy, enthusiasm and love for what he does shines through. He puts the right balance of simple, concise messages with humor. You know he is serious by the examples of what he does with his own business. The presentation and content were a ‘10.'
  • Lisa K Miller, VP Events - Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Josh definitely lives and breathes creativity! Josh spoke to a class with 200+ students who were very attentive and engaged in learning more about the power and importance of creativity in the classroom and in the workplace.
  • Ivan Frank, Chief Marketing Officer - Fluency Media
  • Josh did a tremendous job and his creativity message resonated perfectly with the audience and was right on target. We couldn't have had a better opening speaker for the Association Executive Institute.
  • Laurie Oken - Association Leadership Development, National Association of REALTORS
  • The message about creativity and innovation was excellent. It was clear, well researched, engaging and kept the attention of the audience. Your use of stories, facts and humor made the time fly by.
  • Bill Emerson - CEO, Quicken
  • Josh Linkner made a huge impact on our organization. His message on creativity and innovation was spot-on and his work has had a lasting effect.
  • Juergen Rochert - Vice President, Daimler Financial
  • Josh Linkner is a truly special entrepreneur; Part of a rare breed.
  • Eric Lefkosfsky, CEO - Groupon
  • Linkner hit the ball out of the park!
  • Marco Forte, Vice President - ABC Television
  • Powerful
  • Steve Case, Co-Founder - AOL
  • More impactful than you can imagine.
  • Clinton Mitchell - Evanta
  • Entertaining and enlightening.
  • Julian Hua - Visa
  • It was quite literally one of the most motivating and through provoking two hours of my professional career. I was blown away!
  • Robert Cunningham - Heineken
  • Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Thank you Josh, you nailed your message and nicely incorporated our company into your talk.
  • Gregory F. Molinar, Ph.D. - Medtronic
  • Compelling, insightful, and practical.
  • Brian Owens - Ebay
  • Inspiring
  • Dave Zilko, President - Garden Fresh Foods
  • You've had a huge impact on our group and the way I approach business.
  • Mark Zikakis - CBRE
  • Awesome! Best speaker in 15 years! Just what our group needed.
  • Tina Briad - Oakwood Health System
  • One of the most creative thinkers on the planet.
  • Nick Morgan, Ph.D., President - Public Words
  • Inspiration through engaging stories, powerful examples and easy to follow processes.
  • Scott Dorsey, CEO and Co-founder - Exact Target
  • His passion is contagious
  • Lauren Rosinski - Deloitte Consulting
  • Fabulous!
  • Katherine Twells, Group Director - The Coca-Cola Company
  • Your presentation was phenomenal. I'm leaving today with renewed energy, ideas, and enthusiasm.
  • Erica Oppenheimer - Associated Financial Group
  • Great flair and skill.
  • Tricia Pupel - Land O' Lakes
  • Amazing
  • Sarah Pitkin - Group M
  • I again want to tell you how inspiring your words were. Your passion was absolutely magnetic.
  • Stu Shinske - Gannett
  • Thank you a million times over--you nailed it with the presentation yesterday and it was spot on for our team! You sparked so many follow-on discussions yesterday and were a continued theme throughout our meeting--people are already brainstorming great new ideas about how to implement small innovations and use your tips to break down barriers on our teams.
  • Melissa Fillpek, Director Public Affairs - American Express
  • Josh, Thanks for a simply magnificent job yesterday with our Cox Automotive leadership team. You hit it outta the park. Folks were still talking about you last night. This was dynamic for all.
  • Sandy Schwartz, CEO - Cox Automotive
  • Josh, you were fantastic and an absolute delight to work with. Wow - what can I say except a huge THANK YOU. Your presentation was so excellent and a wonderful way to kick off our Annual Meeting. I heard so many of our members making reference to your presentation throughout the Meeting. And, signing books for two hours was a true testimonial to how well your presentation resonated with our members. Plus, you were a pure delight to work with . . . very low maintenance.
  • Anne Blouin, Chief Learning Officer - ASAE
  • OUTSTANDING. Every example resonated. We need to have you back. You nailed it. Exactly what we wanted.
  • Richard Davis, CEO - US Bank
  • Thank you so much! You were a pleasure to work with and a meeting planner's dream. Thank you for being so flexible and being so great and delivering an exceptionally tailored talk to our group. People are still raving about it today. Thanks again!
  • Monica Grinage Cooper, CMP - International Facility Management
  • "You've had a huge impact on our group and the way I approach business.
  • Mark Zikakis - CBRE
  • We very much enjoyed your talk and workshop. You created just the right finish and exclamation point in our program. The feedback from our team - amazing, energizing messages, entertaining and humorous, actionable learnings, things people can do right away.
  • Sajeena Warrier, Managing Director - Intel Security
  • "It has been such a great experience and opportunity to work with you. Our entire team and our clients have totally and thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and have taken so many great ideas away from it. Your feedback scores average 98% so far from D.C. to Atlanta! You are a huge hit with everyone and we so appreciate the energy, enthusiasm, excellent content and delivery that you bring to each conference. It has been an honor and a pleasure meeting and working with you. You are so accomplished and yet so humble. You are truly unique. A great leader and a wonderful example for so many.
  • Jeanne Gaudette, Marketing Manager - Fidelity Investments
  • Your presentation was fantastic and really delivered on our theme. We've heard nothing but great feedback about the information you shared and have no doubt many of our teams will be using the 'role-storming' model for future brainstorming sessions. It was a pleasure working with you and we appreciated the effort you put in to ensuring the presentation met the meeting objectives and was relevant and entertaining for our broad audience.
  • Traci Plate, Chief of Staff North America - GSK Consumer Healthcare
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Josh Linkner travels from Detroit, MI and requires $2500 flat travel fee + hotel & ground

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