Thank you for the question. It is difficult to narrow these down
because there are so many advisors to world and business leaders.
After surveying the vast literature- these are the people that seem to
best meet your criteria.
I will be happy to clarify my response if necessary or add to it if I
misunderstood the direction of your question.
"Rev. Dr. William Franklin Graham, Jr. KBE (born November 7, 1918),
commonly known as Billy Graham, is an American Protestant Christian
evangelist. He has prayed with ten successive U.S. presidents and was
number 7 on Gallup's list of admired people for the 20th century. He
is one of the most prominent members of the Southern Baptist
"On September 14, 2001 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001
attacks, Dr. Graham led a prayer and remembrance service at Washington
National Cathedral attended by President George W. Bush and past and
"Robbins has coached multiple world leaders, including several US
Presidents, as well as Mikhail Gorbachev, Princess Diana and others.
He has presented at the White House for both presidents George H. W.
Bush and Bill Clinton."
Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel
"Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel helps organizations maximize human
resources, solve people problems and increase bottom line results. She
is a widely published author with four books translated into several
languages and has written over 100 articles and produced 20
audio/video training programs. She is creator and host of two National
Public Television Specials and has been recognized as one of the
"Twenty-one Top Speakers for the 21st Century," by Successful Meetings
Magazine. Sheila has worked on projects with four U.S. Presidents and
established the first privately owned business-training center in
Eastern Europe, located in Opole, Poland."
"No longer just for athletes, coaching is the new success secret of
every savvy businessperson hungry for better performance and faster
promotion. But what about those who can't afford big bucks to hire a
coach? Now they can learn to coach themselves using the method
perfected by D.A. Benton, famed "Coach to the corporate stars" and
author of How to Think Like a CEO, a New York Times and BusinessWeek
bestseller. Like a one-on-one coaching session, this dynamic guide
duplicates the process that has unleased career growth for hundreds of
Benton's personal clients at companies such as AT&T, Citibank, and
McKinsey. Readers will learn to diagnose their needs, project their
goals, identify useful and destructive behaviors, and develop an
Action Plan that unlocks their unlimited potential to succeed."
"managing director of Kelso Group International, a coaching firm whose
clients include Amgen Inc., Global One, and IBM."
?Despite numerous opportunities to be appointed bishop, archbishop or
to head some of the world?s finest theological seminaries, John Stott,
84, has held true to what he sees as a wider calling ?the equipping of
leaders in countries where resources and experience are limited?. His
provision of theological books for these regions is financed in large
measure with the royalties from his considerable and popular writings.
The modesty of his lifestyle is evidenced in the simplicity of his
living quarters, limited to a two-room flat in London?s West End, and
a renovated farm on the Welsh coast, where he has written his books."
"Although Rick Warren is a minister, one was singled out as the
world?s most influential religious figure in any religion. It was Rev
John Stott of London. That pleased his thousands of Australian
friends. Billy Graham, wrote the tribute in TIME to John Stott."
Rev. A. R. Bernard
"New York?s megachurch man. His Christian Cultural Center?built on an
eleven-acre campus in Canarsie, it would look more at home in Houston
or L.A.?now has a congregation of more than 25,000 (with another
300,000 tuning in to hear Bernard on WMCA-AM). Vocal converts like
Jason Kidd and Star Jones have helped spread Bernard?s version of the
prosperity gospel: taking personal responsibility, living by biblical
standards, and finding success in all parts of life. And Bernard has
leveraged his ministry into considerable power?politicians like
Spitzer and Bloomberg have courted him avidly, as has developer Bruce
Ratner. Disney flew Bernard to Burbank to show him an early rough-cut
of Narnia, then held a marketing event at the CCC for 700 New York
"Deepak Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote
speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. As the
keynote speaker, he appeared at the inauguration of the State of the
World Forum, hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev and the Peace and Human
Progress Foundation, founded by the former president of Costa Rica and
Nobel Peace prizewinner Oscar Arias. Esquire Magazine designated him
as one of the top ten motivational speakers in the country; and in
1995, he joined the distinguished company of President Nelson Mandela,
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Tom Peters and Garrison Keillor as a
recipient of the Toastmasters International Top Five Outstanding
Speakers award. He participates annually as a lecturer at the Update
in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School,
Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 1997. Chopra has been a
keynote speaker at several academic institutions including Harvard
Divinity School, Harvard Business School, and serves as an Adjunct
Professor at Kellogg School of Management"
"Jay Abraham is an American marketing consultant known for creating
"miracles" for his clients worldwide. Currently he is the highest paid
marketing consultant in the U.S and is called "American's Number one
"He has consulted for businesses large, medium and small, from one
person operations to some of the world?s largest corporations
including Weyerhauser, Coldwell Banker, Prudential-Bache, Dun and
Bradstreet, Citibank and Sears Roebuck & Company. Mr. Abraham
specializes in successfully identifying and ethically exploiting a
company?s hidden, marketable assets to create windfall profits for his
clients. While he maintains a number of select clients on a
contingency basis, Mr. Abraham also publishes a series of marketing
reports as well as conducting marketing and business training
"is U.S. President George W. Bush's Deputy Chief of Staff, heading the
Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the
Office of Strategic Initiatives at the White House. For most of his
career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove has been a
Rove's election campaign clients have included George W. Bush (2000
and 2004 U.S. President; 1994 and 1998 Texas Governor), John Ashcroft
(1994 U.S. Senate), Bill Clements (1986 Texas Governor), Sen. John
Cornyn, Gov. Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commissioner), and
Phil Gramm (1982 U.S. House, 1984 U.S. Senate)."
"an American political consultant, commentator and pundit. Also known
as the "Ragin' Cajun", Carville gained national attention for his work
as the strategist of the successful 1992 presidential campaign of
then-governor Bill Clinton."
"* In June 1984, Jackson negotiated the release of twenty-two
Americans being held in Cuba after an invitation by Cuban president
* In 1997, Jackson traveled to Kenya to meet with Kenyan President
Daniel Arap Moi as President Clinton's special envoy for democracy to
promote free and fair elections.
* In April 1999, during the Kosovo War, Jackson traveled to Belgrade
to negotiate the release of three U.S. POW's captured on the Macedonia
border while patrolling with a UN peacekeeping unit. He met with the
then-Yugoslav president Slobodan Milos?evic´, who later agreed to
release the three men.
* In November 2004, Jackson visited senior politicians and community
activists in Northern Ireland in an effort to encourage better
cross-community relations and rebuild the peace process and restore
the governmental institutions of the Belfast Agreement
* In August 2005, Jackson traveled to Venezuela to meet President Hugo
Chávez, following controversial remarks by televangelist Pat Robertson
in which he implied that Chávez should be assassinated. Jackson
condemned Robertson's remarks as immoral. After meeting with Chávez
and addressing the Venezuelan Parliament, Jackson said that there was
no evidence that Venezuela posed a threat to the U.S. Jackson also met
representatives from the Afro Venezuela and indigenous communities.
* According to an AP-AOL black voices poll in Feb 2006, Jackson was
voted "the most important black leader" with 15% of the vote. He was
followed by Condoleezza Rice with 11%."
"an American economist known for his work as an economic advisor to
governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union,
Asia, and Africa. He is currently a professor at Columbia University.
He proposed shock therapy (though he himself hates the term) as a
solution to the economic crises of Bolivia, Poland, and Russia. He is
also known for his work with international agencies on problems of
poverty reduction, debt cancellation, and disease control?especially
HIV/AIDS, for the developing world."
"Sachs is first macroeconomist to put a dollar figure ($160 billion a
year) on the cost of eradicating poverty?and now he?s browbeating
governments and private donors to come up with the money. His
writings, including last year?s relentlessly quoted best seller The
End of Poverty, are the reason every U2 concert is now a debt-relief
textathon; along with Bono, Sachs?s disciples range from Kofi Annan
and Bill Clinton to Angelina Jolie. His harangues on the West?s
insufficient aid to fight HIV/aids and poverty have raised $33
"Professor Sachs was named as one of the 100 most influential people
in the world by Time Magazine in 2004 and 2005, and the World Affairs
Council of America identified him as one of the 500 most influential
people in the United States in the field of foreign policy. In
February 2002 Nature Magazine stated that Sachs "has revitalized
public health thinking since he brought his financial mind to it." In
1993 he was cited in The New York Times Magazine as "probably the most
important economist in the world" and called in Time Magazine?s 1994
issue on 50 promising young leaders "the world's best-known
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