Past Keynotes


Gain Inspiration from World Renowned Keynote Speakers

RISE West brings together world-class keynote speakers that deliver powerful and insightful messages in a way that moves audiences to action. These speakers are an important part of the conference experience and exemplify the spirit and ingenuity that drives our attendees to pursue success.

At RISE West 2021, New York Times bestselling authors and peak performance experts joined us to provide inspiration for your personal and professional leadership role.


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Jim Loehr, Ed.D.
Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute 

Join us for a special presentation on the morning of main conference day one with Dr. Jim Loehr, world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 17 books, sharing insights into 30+ years of proprietary research and training of elite performers, including Olympic gold medalists, military Special Forces, Hostage Rescue teams, surgeons, and Fortune 500 CEOs to achieve sustained high performance.

Dr. Loehr is a co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and his ground-breaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved world-wide recognition and has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The CBS Evening News, The CBS Morning News, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

From his more than 35 years of experience and applied research, Dr. Loehr believes the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character. He strongly contends that character strength can be built in the same way that muscle strength is built through energy investment.

Dr. Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine and law enforcement including Fortune 100 executives, FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, and military Special Forces. A sampling of his elite clients from the world of sport include: golfers Mark O’Meara, Justin Rose, and Daniel Berger; tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario; boxer Ray Mancini; hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.

Dr. Loehr has been inducted into two Hall of Fames, was a pioneer in the application of psychology to human performance, has received numerous sport science and coaching awards and has lectured world-wide on his performance technology. Dr. Loehr is currently applying his insights regarding character to youth. He possesses a masters and doctorate in psychology and is a full member of the American Psychological Association. The Human Performance Institute’s training is the result of decades of proprietary research and working with elite performers. The Institute’s training draws on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition to create lifelong behavior change. By training to expand and manage energy levels both personally and professionally, performers ignite their full potential in high stress arenas.


Jonah Berger
International Bestselling Author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst
Professor, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania 

Joining us for our day two morning keynote is Jonah Berger, Marketing Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, international bestselling author, and a world‐renowned expert on change, influence, word of mouth, natural language processing, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. During his keynote address How to Change Anyone's Mind, Dr. Berger will be giving insights into how to change anyone's mind, with specific examples to payer, provider, and member relationships.

He has published over 50 articles in top-tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular accounts of his work often appear in places like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Over a million copies of his books, Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind are in print in over 35 countries around the world. Berger often keynotes major conferences and events like SXSW and Cannes Lions, advises various early stage companies, and consults for organizations like Apple, Google, Nike, Amazon, GE, 3M, and The Gates Foundation.

Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, FAAP
Former Chief Medical Officer, US Medicaid Program
Managing Partner, Social Innovation Ventures 

Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky is an investor, senior operating leader, and health policy expert with over a decade of experience applying human-centered design, agile development, lean management, quality improvement, and entrepreneurial principles to eliminate disparities and sustainably achieve the Quadruple Aim. In his closing keynote address at the end of main conference day two, Dr. Ostrovsky will shed light into the current and future state of investment in the managed care and digital health sector.

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