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Keith Ferrazzi          

CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc. & Bestselling Author of "Never Eat Alone"

Keith Ferrazzi is a #1 NYT bestselling author, who wrote Never Eat Alone, Who’s Got Your Back, and most recently published Leading Without Authority. Leading without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration (Penguin Random House). Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. At Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviors that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by coaching new behaviors that increase growth and shareholder value. Together with former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Groupon’s Brad Keywell, Keith launched Yoi, a digital onboarding tool that drives transparency, improved coaching, and real-time feedback between busy managers and their new hires. The platform utilizes practice-based learning and quantitative assessments to deliver increased productivity in the workplace. With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus growing, Keith Ferrazzi is coaching the executive teams of the world's largest organizations on how to lead virtually. Companies like Delta, GM, & Verizon have pivoted from traditional avenues of engagement and into the virtual world to keep up. When you want to energize your organization to adopt bold, new behaviors that spur greater success, you need a thought leader who is an exhilarating motivator. Keith’s keynotes go beyond the ordinary by tapping into the hearts and minds of attendees and challenging them to cut down silos and open up to each other and the change at hand. By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Keith Ferrazzi facilitates the risk-taking and candor that ignites action and paves the way for the innovation and agility needed for sustained organizational change in today’s radically interdependent world.

Speech Topics

Who's Got Your Back

"Cancel-proof" your event with Ferrazzi's uniquely effective four-stage formula, based on the book's breakthrough program to build the relationships that create success:

  • Preparation: A practical and tactical set of directions on how participants maximize their ROI at your event.
  • Permission: Participants are given permission to let down their guards to unlock new potential
  • Practice: Participants form buddy groups, with built-in exercises to form mutual bonds
  • Permanence: Not only do these buddy groups make commitments to help each other at the conference, they also commit to helping make each other's careers and individual initiatives more successful in the weeks and months to come.
  • Who's Got Your Back: Moving From Membership to Community

This keynote is a unique and effective four-part presentation tailored specifically for associations. It is based on Ferrazzi's New York Times bestseller Who's Got Your Back.

With a focus on interactivity, Ferrazzi creates a sustainable community within your membership by “unleashing the power in the seats” during his keynote presentation. Participants practice letting their guards down and making mutual commitments to each other's success at the event and beyond. The result is a year-round value for your membership, increase in renewal rates, and the assurance that your annual event is one that no one will miss.

Building Your Personal Brand in the Marketplace

In a crowded marketplace, how can you differentiate your organization from the pack? How can you build and sustain a brand so powerful that it's as well-known and trusted by the world at large as by people inside your organization? The answer is relationships.

Ferrazzi's presentation, which draws on his own experiences as well as the knowledge base of his Greenlight's High-Touch Marketing consulting practice, leaves audiences motivated and prepared to develop the collaborative relationships and team culture that propel success.

Challenge Talks to Accelerate Cultural Change

Ideal Audience: Top leaders of an organization embarking on transformational change.

Pre-work to diagnose and key takeaways from this talk given by Keith Ferrazzi include:

Relationships for Revenue Growth to Accelerate B2B Sales

Ideal Audience: People who drive revenue, believe that relationships are critical to success, but lack systematic focus on them, and want to boost sales. This includes sales forces, executive leadership or any revenue-producing organization.

Collaboration for Leadership & Team Success

Ideal Audience: Leaders who are committed to helping their teams build the collaborative, supportive relationships that ensure their long-term success.

New Rules for the Virtual Workplace: Managing Virtual Meetings, Teams & Employees

Ideal Audience: Any organization facing the realities of an increasingly virtual workplace that seeks solutions to host better meetings, manage remote teams more effectively and efficiently, and better leverage the advancements in technology.

LEADING WITHOUT AUTHORITY: The Roadmap for Organizations Going FORWARD – Not Back – to Work

In the past several months, we have seen more disruption, transformation, and innovation than during any other period in history. Businesses are at a tipping that will determine how they emerge post-pandemic. Adam Grant, Wharton School professor and best selling author, has called Keith Ferrazzi’s latest book, Leading Without Authority, “the roadmap for a post-pandemic networked world.” Peter Diamandis, founder of Singularity University and XPrize, said “Leading Without Authority is the must-read guidebook for radical transformation. Keith Ferrazzi’s concept of co-elevation provides an actionable methodology for any team to thrive during the decade of exponential change ahead.” Keith is currently working with 85 CHRO’s, 50 CEO’s, and 45 CMO’s of the largest organizations in the world, along with the former Managing Editor of Forbes and in conjunction with the Harvard Business Review to curate a new book and website to ensure that we don’t go back to work, but instead go forward to work. They have recognized that the world of work has fundamentally changed and that this new work world demands a different form of leadership and a different form of transformation and innovation. Key takeaways:

  • Audiences will be given a roadmap on how to lead with influence rather than authority.
  • How to break down barriers to transformation found in the silos that exist in so many organizations today.
  • How to lead, adopting this new methodology Keith calls Co-Elevation, which shifts the burden from individual leaders to the team itself…moving from “overload” to “shared load.”
  • Lead with agility and adaptability to be prepared for a world that will continue to change even beyond this global pandemic.


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