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Greg McKeown    

CEO of THIS Inc. & Best-Selling Author of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less"

Originally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” and the founder of McKeown, Inc, a company with a mission to teach Essentialism to millions of people around the world. Their clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.

McKeown is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken to hundreds of audiences around the world including in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

Highlights include speaking at SXSW, interviewing Al Gore at the Annual Conference of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland and receiving a personal invitation from Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, to speak to his Annual Innovation Conference.

His writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine and Harvard Business Review. He has also been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR and NBC.

In 2012 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Originally from London, England, McKeown now lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and their four children. He graduated with an MBA from Stanford University.

Speech Topics


The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (But Better) – Keynote

This lecture speaks to anyone who has ever felt overworked but underutilized or always busy, but never productive. Greg McKeown offers a framework for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to make the execution of what is essential as effortless as possible. The disciplined pursuit of less allows employees to channel their time, energy and effort toward making the highest possible contribution to what really matters.

Leading as an Essentialist – Keynote

In this keynote, Greg McKeown illustrates why leading as an Essentialist can help organizations accomplish more with fewer resources, take teams to the next level and produce breakthroughs in results and innovation.

Leadership Essentials – The Leadership Development Training

In this workshop McKeown gives participants the tools to define the Strategic Intent of their business. Specifically, they will learn to Evaluate the trivial many from the vital few, Eliminate the nonessentials and to Enable the team to almost effortlessly execute on the essentials.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This keynote speaks to anyone who has ever felt overworked and underutilized, always busy but never productive who are making a millimeter of progress in a million directions. Greg McKeown shares a system he used as part of the Stanford course he co-created called “Designing Life, Essentially.” It is a system for achieving more by doing less: a way for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to make the execution of what IS essential as easy and effortless as possible.

By applying tougher, more selective criteria, we can regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and efforts toward the goals and activities that truly matter.

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