Keith Ferrazzi is a bestselling author, award-winning speaker, investor, philanthropist, and executive team coach who helps teams transform enterprises. As Founder and Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its applied research institute, he coaches executive teams in top organizations to achieve transformative outcomes by harnessing Radical Adaptability and Co-Elevation®. He is recognized as one of the world’s most sought-after executive team coaches.
Ferrazzi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back, Never Eat Alone, Leading Without Authority, and Competing in a New World of Work. He formerly served as CMO and Head of Sales at Deloitte and Starwood Hotels.
Fast Company Leadership Hall of Famer and Toastmasters 2018 Golden Gavel Award Winner, Ferrazzi’s keynotes tap into the hearts and minds of attendees and challenge them to welcome change and embrace inclusive collaboration. By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Ferrazzi facilitates risk-taking and candor to ignite action.
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Senior Manager, Accenture
You're going to be surrounded by incredibly bright, inspirational people that you will want to hang out with and that you will want to learn from.
SVP HR, Cheescake Factory
Keith facilitates each event so that every guest walks away feeling a little more connected both with themselves and with the industry peer group they are part of.
Keith has the rare gift of inspiring you to think deeper, dream bigger and, most importantly, bring more generosity to the people and communities that matter most to you.
VP of HR, Legal, Finance, Shared Services at Patagonia
Keith grabs their attention immediately and takes them on a ride where they will leave wanting not only to transform their teams, but transform their lives to be more honest, open and of service to others.
Founder & Executive Chairman of The XPRIZE Foundation
My speaking topics...
Competing in a New World of Work
The pandemic forced us to shed antiquated ways of doing business and make bold leaps into the future of work. In this keynote, Keith uncovers the emerging best practices of thousands of c-suite executives on how to remain competitive and impactful in a post-pandemic world. You’ll leave inspired and ready to catapult your organization forward, embrace new realities, and discover new frontiers.
8 Ways You're Doing Hybrid Work Wrong
As we move into a new paradigm of work post-pandemic, the hybrid workforce is our new reality. Yet today’s thinking about remote and hybrid work is full of failed use cases rather than best practices. Before we write off remote and hybrid work, let's do it right. In this engaging keynote, Keith will share eight myths about collaboration, inclusion, innovation, culture-building, people management, and well-being in the hybrid workplace and give participants the knowledge and strategies they need to do it better.
Accelerate Collaboration through Co-Elevation®
Now more than ever, leaders need to build teams that are committed to going higher together. This is possible through Co-Elevation® - a powerful approach to collaboration for high-performing teams. You’ll walk away with a roadmap for implementing Co-Elevation® and an understanding of its power to break down silos, transform teams, and re-invent asynchronous collaboration.
Why Relationships are Crucial to Success
Let’s face it: the future of work is human. Effective leaders understand that they can’t achieve success on their own. In this keynote, you’ll learn how to engender trust and develop genuine connections, how to motivate others to higher levels of performance, how to build an inclusive and high-performing team, and how to lead with passion and purpose.
Deeper Relationships for Revenue Growth
Sales professionals not only face the difficult reality of their products and services becoming commodities in today’s competitive marketplace. Now, they have the added challenge of building relationships in a virtual environment. No matter the setting, the one lasting strategy for consistently growing revenue is to proactively build genuine relationships with clients. You’ll leave inspired and enabled to expand and deepen your connections for greater revenue growth.
How to Lead Without Authority
The Roadmap for Organizations Going forward to Work
As leaders, we can no longer cling to the constraining models of authority and control. In this keynote, you’ll learn why “great businesses require radical interdependency” and how to employ that concept in your business, allowing you to connect to the people involved in it.
Leading Exponential Change
Organizations do not change, people do. Each and every one of us has the capacity to be agents of change. Every form of organizational transformation begins at the level of the individual, and Ferrazzi’s keynote will ignite the fire within each member of the crowd to be the catalyst for change within their respective organizations, no matter their role.
Competing in the new world of work
Through research involving over 2,000 Fortune 500 executives, #1 New York Times best selling author Keith Ferrazzi and his team uncovered what workplace innovations unleashed exponential growth during the most volatile period in business. And now you can use them, too.The pandemic forced organizations to adapt to new, often better, ways of operating. So why not skip “returning to normal” and use what we learned in crisis?
Get the blueprint you need now to:
- Leverage hybrid work to retain talent
- See around corners to better prepare for the future
- Apply next-level collaboration techniques to out-innovate your competition
- Create unstoppable teams through inclusion, experimentation, and resilience
Leading Without Authority
Keith Ferrazzi, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Never Eat Alone redefines collaboration for the twenty-first century with a radical new workplace operating system in which leadership no longer demands an official title.
Many are quick to respond to the mounting pressures facing today’s organizations by blaming the pace of technological change. But bestselling author, CEO, and coach to Fortune 100 companies Keith Ferrazzi disagrees. This era of explosive change, he says, has merely exposed the flaws in how we have always worked. At a time when constant innovation, agility, and speed of decision-making can mean the difference between success and failure, he says, we can no longer afford to waste time navigating the complex chains of command or bureaucratic bottlenecks present in most companies. In times like these, the ability to lead without authority is an essential workplace competency.
Enter a bold new methodology Ferrazzi calls co-elevation. With the guiding ethos of “going higher together,” co-elevation allows us to turn colleagues and partners into teammates. And you don’t have to have formal authority, or direct reports, to do it. In fact, the other person doesn’t even need to be aware of your efforts. You simply have to marshal a commitment to a shared mission and care about the success and development of others as much as you care about your own. By helping others to be better at what they do, we create a level of trust, candor, mutual accountability, and purpose that exceeds what could have been accomplished under the status quo.
In Leading Without Authority, Ferrazzi draws on over a decade of research and over thirty years helping CEOs and senior leaders drive innovation and build high-performing teams to reveal how we can all transform our business and our relationships with the people around us. The result is a new roadmap for thriving amid the disruptive pressures afflicting every industry.
Published May 2020
Who's Got Your Back?
Disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential. Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight or make a difference in the larger world, Who’s Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve.
Never Eat Alone
In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him. And in the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone hoping to get ahead in business.