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The Employee Engagement Awards announces the complete 2018 #Engagement101 list


The Top 101 Global Employee Engagement Influencers

Global - April 05, 2018 - The Employee Engagement Awards today announces its complete 2018 #Engagement101 list. The top influencers & experts in the world of Employee Engagement.

The list recognises people from all walks of business: the boardroom, HR, internal communications, finance, technology and entrepreneurs. Each one has made a significant contribution to the development of Employee Engagement.

Some inspire action, some educate, some recognise, and some have influence via social media. Some rip up the old and create new ways to engage people. But all of the 101 are passionate about Employee Engagement.

The list was compiled with contributions from all around the globe. The #Engagement101 will be updated every year to take account of changes in the discipline and to recognise the people who have contributed something new.

Matt Manners, founder of The Employee Engagement Awards said, “We created this initial list in 2017 as a starting point. We wanted to trigger people to go and look at the #Engagement101 . We wanted them to research the 101, to follow them and to emulate them. They did in their thousands. Now we are going to take it to the next level and collaborate with the #Engagement101 Influencer community to deliver valuable outputs for the wider world. Watch this space.”

Profiling the #Engagement101
Some of the 101 will be invited to speak at the various EE conferences around the world - a perfect opportunity to draw inspiration from their thinking and to meet them face-to-face. Some will also be invited to judge the award entries in their region.

Throughout 2018 we will be adding biographies for each of the #Engagement101 and profiling/interviewing them through our newsletter and blog, the Engagement Zone. This will continue into 2019 and beyond.

More importantly, there will be collaboration with the influencer community to create valuable outputs for the wider world of work.

Nominate for the 2019 list now
People are able to send in their nominations now for the 2019 list, which will be published in its entirety next March. It could be a colleague, a mentor or a boss. Just complete the form on the website via this link

You can see the full 2018 #Engagement101 List below - listed in alphabetical order.

2018 #Engagement101 List

Kimberly Abel-Lanier – VP of Strategic Solutions, Rideau Recognition Bob Kelleher - The Employee Engagement Group
Lucy Adams – Disruptive HR Kevin Kruse - The Kruse Group
David Beeney – Breaking The Silence Jason Lauritsen - Talent Anarchy
Josh Bersin - Bersin by Deloitte Dwane Lay - Dovetail Software
Laszlo Bock - Google Josh Levine - Culture LabX
Steve Boese - HRevolutionize Victoria Lewis-Stephens - Instinctif Partners
Bruce Bolger - Enterprise Engagement Alliance David Littlechild - Lloyds Banking Group
Richard Branson - Virgin Group Gloria Lombardi - Marginalia
Emma Bridger - People Lab Aimee Lucas - Temkin Group
Cathy Brown - Engage For Success Meghan M. Biro - TalentCulture Consulting Group
Ally Bunin - Brighton Health Plan Solutions Matt Macri-Waller - Benefex
Lee Burbage - The Motley Fool Richard Maloney - Engage & Grow
Jason Buss - MongoDB Anna Mamalaki - Business: The Human Aspect
Dean Carter - Patagonia Matt Manners - The Employee Engagement Awards
Chieu Cao - Perkbox Ester Martinez - People Matters
Rob Catalano - Work Tango Inc. Jennifer McClure - Disrupt HR
Natarajan Chandrasekaran - Tata Consultancy Services Ryan McGrory - Youi Insurance
Jill Christensen - Jill Christensen International Carmen Medina - MedinAnalytics
Christine Comaford - SmartTribes Institute Lise Michaud - IC Kollectif
Carmen Collins - Cisco Crystal Miller Lay- Branded Strategies
David D’Souza - CIPD Rachel Miller – All Things IC
Alyson Daichedt - Deloitte Brett Minchington - Employer Brand International
Ruth Dance - Employee Engagement Alliance Jacob Morgan - The Employee Experience Advantage
Tom Debenham - People Insight Shawn Murphy - Switch+Shift
Nicole Dessain - talent.imperative Bob Nelson - Nelson Motivation Inc.
Traci Deveau - Dovetail Software Lisette Nicholson - Hive HR
David Ducheyne - Securex Thandi Orleyn - BP Southern Africa
Chris Ebbeller – Chilis Bar & Grill Matthew Partovi - Culturevist
Glenn Elliott - Reward Gateway Ben Peterson - BambooHR
Guy Ellis - Courageous Workplaces Sesil Pir - Whirling Chief
Didier Elzinga - Culture Amp Eugenio Pirri - Dorchester Collection
Anne Fulton - Fuel50 Fred Reichheld - Net Promoter System
Lewis Garrad - Mercer Liz Ryan - Human Workplace
Jasmine Gartner - IPA Céline Schillinger - Sanofi Pasteur
Francesca Gino - Harvard Business School Kevin Sheridan - Building a Magnetic Culture
Cassandra Goodman - Bupa Gregory F. Simpson - Agent in Engagement
Jonathan Goodman - The Starr Conspiracy Simon Sinek - Start With Why
China Gorman - Motivis Learning Matt Stephens - Heartbeat
Chuck Gose - Icology Bruce Temkin - Temkin Group
David Green - IBM Perry Timms - PTHR
Kevin Grossman - Talent Board HR William Tincup -
Stacey Harris - Sierra-Cedar Sean Trainor - Uber Engagement
Sarah Harrison - Homeserve Karin Volo - Evoloshen
Jim Harter - Gallup Jeff Waldman - SocialHRCamp
Keith Hatter - K2 Performance Systems James Wallman - Stuffocation
Robert Hohman - Jeff Weiner - LinkedIn
Cheryl Hughey - South West Airlines Ashley Winnet - GM Holden
Aaron Hurst - Purpose Economy Ben Whitter -
Breckon Jones - American Express Lindsay Wolff Logsdon - Culture LabX
Kelly Joscelyne - Mastercard David Zinger - Employee Engagement Network
Charlie Judy - WorkXO

Awards & Conference Dates:

  • Below are the key dates for our Global Awards and Conferences:
  • North American Entry deadline - April 13, 2018
  • North America Conference - June 07, 2018
  • Africa Conference & Awards - June 14, 2018
  • UK & European entry deadline - October 06, 2018
  • ANZ Conference - November 15, 2018

All information can be found at


The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, dedicated Employee Engagement Awards & conference business. We believe in inspiring and educating people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose.

That's why we created, and continue to improve, the Employee Engagement Awards; to provide a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward.

Entering and hopefully winning, The EE Awards will provide you with industry acknowledgement, and an important competitive advantage, to attract the best talent.

For more information:
Matt Manners
+44 (0)203 3711 877
+ 1 (212) 380 1246
+44 (0) 7799876473
LinkedIn Group: The Employee Engagement Awards