Thought Leader is a person or firm that is not only recognized but also who profits from the recognition of his or her authority.

Thought Leader is an individual, company, or non-governmental organization (non-profit) regarded as expert in a specialized area or industry. The Thought Leader is recognized by colleagues, competitors, customers, and prospects as having progressive, innovative ideas and solutions, as wellas having been successful in effecting change. The thought leader is one you think of first. The “go to” person.

A Thought Leader is an individual or firm that significantly profits from being recognized as such.