Jesse Cole, founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas, is on a mission to “Make Baseball Fun.” The Bananas have become known as the Greatest Show in Sports, and boast sold-out games since inception with a 600,000-strong ticket waitlist. They have over five million social media followers and surpassed one billion views.
Jesse and the Bananas have been featured on the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, HBO’s Real Sports, Access Hollywood, and on the ESPN+ five-part documentary original series, Bananaland. He’s also the inventor of Banana Ball, a lightning-fast, fan-engaging baseball variant. As a bestselling author and international speaker, he continues to create fans worldwide.
Mick Ebeling, a globally recognized leader, career producer and filmmaker, and founder and CEO of Not Impossible has tapped into the power of innovation, technology, and story to change the world.
Listed as Fortune magazine’s “50 World’s Greatest Leaders” and a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, Ebeling’s mantra of “commit, then figure it out” drives him to unite a diverse community of innovators. His book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, recounts his life experiences that led to the founding of Not Impossible, which has won Time magazine’s “Top Invention of the Year” twice and received numerous accolades, furthering his mission to provide “Technology for the Sake of Humanity.”
Peter Katz, an acclaimed singer-songwriter and award nominee, is renowned for inspiring and connecting souls through his music. Fluently bilingual in English and French, he is a master at creating experiential environments that inspire connection and foster a shared vision.
With 15 years of global touring and speaking, he offers strategies transcending the noise, aiding leaders and employees in forging meaningful connections. A four-time TEDx fellow, Katz has delivered tailor-made “keynote concerts” to numerous companies and organizations across various industries. His in-person events have been praised as “transformational,” and he is recognized as a pioneer in creating highly engaging virtual experiences.
Sylvie di Giusto, a global keynote speaker and former corporate executive, brings expertise from her successful European career to presentations. With a background as a management academy head and innovation hub leader, she pioneered unique high-end education programs.
As the Chief of Staff for the Chief Human Resources Officer of Europe’s largest tourism and retail group, Sylvie coordinated all group-wide HR teams and activities. Having implemented innovative training for Fortune 100 firms during her consultancy tenure, Sylvie draws on twenty years of experience to demonstrate “The Power of Choice,” impacting sales, leadership, and growth for global clients like American Express and Microsoft. As a published author, she compellingly explores modern emotional intelligence and conscious decision-making in her engaging presentations.