Keynote Speakers

Jon Acuff

Twitter: @jonacuff Web:

Also joining us is the awesome Quitter, Jon Acuff! At BlissDom ’12, Jon Acuff wowed our crowd with his tales of work, life, productivity, balance and kindness – and shared his fantastic book Quitter with everyone too! This year, we are pleased and proud to not only bring Jon back as a keynote speaker, but also to have him leading a session and working hands-on with you, our attendees. The timing is perfect, because Jon’s got a new book coming out that is perfectly poised to help you start on the next phase of your adventure!

This year, Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff will reveal the three steps out of the path of average and onto the path of awesome from his forthcoming book, Start which gives readers practical, honest, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often. Whether you’re just out of college and ready to attack your dream, or in your 60’s and ready for a serious change, find the tools and the inspiration to get moving. It’s time to punch fear in the face, escape average, and do work that matters. It’s time to Start!

You can read more about Former Serial Quitter Jon Acuff on his website.


Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Twitter: @susancain Web: The Power Of Introverts

Susan Cain is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller QUIET: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which is being translated into over thirty languages and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine.  Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared in the The New York Times; The Atlantic; The Wall Street Journal; Salon; O, The Oprah Magazine;;, and other publications.

Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, and West Point. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 3 million times, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks. She has appeared on national broadcast television and radio including CBS “This Morning,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm,” and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Wired, Fast Company, Real Simple, Fortune, Forbes, PEOPLE, Scientific American, USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN,, and many other publications.

She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.


Scott Stratten

Twitter:  @unmarketing Web:  Unmarketing

We’re so excited to announce that Scott Stratten (@unmarketing) will be back at BlissDom in 2013 to deliver his witty, honest, thought provoking and always entertaining keynote presentation for us!

Scott has a brand new book out called The Book of Business Awesome which is designed as two short books put together—one read from the front and the other read from the back, appropriately entitled The Book of Business UnAwesome. The other bit of awesome news is that all attendees at BlissDom’13 will be getting their very own copy of Scott’s new book with their registration.

Scott’s keynote will cover key business concepts related to marketing, branding, public relations, social media, human resources and customer service. It’s about the authentic touch, and the ability to connect technology with engagement to the level of Awesome. He’ll include case studies of successful businesses that gained exposure through being awesome and effective. Then, of course, he’ll just have to share some of the train-wreck stories of unsuccessful businesses showcasing what NOT to do. (Oooh, and knowing Scott, that’s gonna be some fun!)