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Gary Bradt, PhD    

Change, Leadership & Life Balance Expert; Author of "The Ring in the Rubble"

More than ever before, change and unrelenting disruption are causing employees to feel emotional fatigue, burnout, stress, anxiety, and myriad emotions that strip them of creativity, productivity and overall joy. Providing employees with more strategies to adapt to change with a growth mindset and resilient spirit are critical competencies that Dr. Gary Bradt has been teaching C-Suite leaders in Fortune 500s for 25+ years.

Today, he is being called upon by leading corporations to share his practical and actionable tools for change with employees at every level, so they can embrace change and create a positive path forward both professionally and personally.

Dr. Bradt's unique background and perspective make him a one-of-a-kind speaker on emotional intelligence, change and leadership. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bradt shares relevant research from neuroscience and positive psychology to help leaders and people at every level approach change with a positive perspective.

As a business owner with 25+ years of experience coaching C-level executives, Dr. Bradt passes on practical strategies and tactics that businesspeople quickly comprehend and apply. As a thought leader on change and leadership, he is a contributing writer to Forbes.com and the author of three books on change.

Most importantly, however, Dr. Bradt is a father, who speaks from the heart about the tragedies, triumphs, and lessons he's learned from raising a child with a chronic life-threatening heart condition.

It is no wonder, then, that the late Spencer Johnson asked Dr. Bradt to be the leading speaker worldwide for one of the bestselling business books of all time, Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese?More than 300 keynotes and twenty-years later, Dr. Bradt is as passionate as ever about helping people find the opportunity that change always creates. He will inspire and empower your audience to change and win today.

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The ToWho List: How to Build and Maintain Crucial Relationships at Work and in Life

Almost everyone has a To-do list. But very few are as intentional about maintaining relationships as they are about getting things done. Introducing The To-Who List?, a strategic and tactical tool to help you maintain relationships that matter most, whether they are customers, clients, mentors, peers, team members, family or friends. Business results are driven by relationships. You gain a competitive advantage by keeping yours strong. This keynote will show you how. Audiences will leave this thought provoking and inspiring presentation with their first ToWho List in hand, crafted by them during the course of the talk.

Practical takeaways from this presentation will include:

  • How the strength of your relationships at work defines the limits of your
  • potential
  • How to use The ToWho? list to stay in contact with key customers and
  • stakeholders
  • How to use The ToWho? List in your career planning process
  • How to seamlessly make building relationships a part of your daily routine
  • How to get everyone at work focused on establishing relationships with key stakeholders

Resilience: How to Lead in Changing Times

Life doesn’t always go as we wish. Plans get made only to be washed away by the tides of change. How can we adapt? What simple yet powerful tools can we employ? You have to stay resilient to win. In this practical and moving keynote, Gary shares what science says about resilience, and what he has learned from coping with the life-long challenge of a son born with a chronic health condition. We will examine 3 business case studies of resilient and successful change leaders. Audiences will walk away from this presentation moved, inspired and empowered to climb every mountain and jump every hurdle that business and life and may throw their way.

Practical takeaways from this presentation include:

  • How to employ tools and techniques that help you adapt to change faster and better
  • How to develop your resiliency muscle
  • How to bounce back fast from failure
  • How practicing gratitude helps you become more resilient and lowers stress
  • How to find opportunity in every change you face

How to Stay Sane While You’re Going Like Crazy

Savvy consumers want everything faster, better and cheaper. Competitors spring out of garages seemingly overnight. And restless workers job-hop to find the meaning and flexibility they want. Throw in geographically dispersed teams working across time zones; an alphabet soup of generations with clashing values and priorities; and global geo-political upheaval, well, you have what Oliver Hardy of the classic comedic duo Laurel and Hardy used to call “another fine mess.” Are you supposed to be leading others through the mess but feel like you are drowning in it instead? This keynote throws you a lifeline to help you out. Each ‘knot’ on the line if you will, is a leadership principle gleaned from Gary’s years helping executives manage themselves as they lead others through constant and rapid change.

Practical takeaways from this presentation include:

  • How to employ tools and techniques for managing stress
  • How to leverage the power of your team to get more things done
  • How to focus on what’s most important now
  • How to let go of negative thoughts that may weigh you down
  • How to keep your head when everyone else is losing theirs

Positive Psychology: Exploring Happiness at Work

Does happiness impact business results? Are happier employees more productive? Are some people more naturally happy than others? How can you create a happier environment for all? These are just some of the questions we will explore in this informative keynote based on the exploding research on positive psychology. We will explore what the research says about happiness at work, and how you can use this knowledge to create a more productive and innovative environment at work, and at home. And, we will explore what happiness means to different people and cultures where you may do business, and how their definition and sources of happiness may vary from yours.

Practical takeaways from this presentation will include:

  • How to understand the relationship between happiness and business success
  • How paying attention to the soft side of business produces hard results
  • How to increase your chances for happiness and the happiness of those around you
  • How to be happy in less than happy circumstances
  • How and why happiness is not always the answer

Mindfulness and Leadership: First Manage Yourself

If you can’t manage yourself, it is very hard to effectively lead others. Selfmanagement means thinking before you speak. It means pausing before you act. It means controlling your emotions and not flying off the handle every time someone pushes one of your hot buttons. All this requires a degree of self-awareness and control that comes naturally to a few but must be learned by most. This keynote gives audiences the practical tools they need to stay positive and proactive no matter the circumstances or pressures they face.

Practical takeaways from this presentation will include:

  • How to utilize mindfulness to become a more intentional leader
  • How to listen better and deeper
  • How going slower can help you go faster
  • How to get your mind and emotions working together to achieve better results
  • How to lower stress and stay focused in high-pressure environments

Insights Informed by Science, Shaped by Experience, Delivered with Heart

More than ever before, change and unrelenting disruption are causing employees to feel emotional fatigue, burnout, stress, anxiety, and myriad emotions that strip them of creativity, productivity and overall joy. Providing employees with more strategies to adapt to change with a growth mindset and resilient spirit are critical competencies that Dr. Gary Bradt has been teaching C-Suite leaders in Fortune 500s for 25+ years.

Today, he is being called upon by leading corporations to share his practical and actionable tools for change with employees at every level, so they can embrace change and create a positive path forward both professionally and personally.

Dr. Bradt's unique background and perspective make him a one-of-a-kind speaker on emotional intelligence, change and leadership. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bradt shares relevant research from neuroscience and positive psychology to help leaders and people at every level approach change with a positive perspective.

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