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Keith Ferrazzi

Philanthropist and strategic investor committed to positive societal impact.

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  • #1 New York Times Bestselling author 
  • Recipient of the 2018 Golden Gavel Best Global Speaker Award.
  • Preeminent global thought leader on the future of leadership and teams, and recognized globally as the world’s top team coach.
  • Former CMO & Head of Sales at Deloitte and Starwood Hotels, combining practical insights with great foresight, and C-suite expertise. 
  • Research Institute for maximizing team performance in the new world of work.
  • “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum and a Fast Company Leadership Hall of Famer.

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Keith Ferrazzi, is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Never Eat Alone, Leading Without AuthorityCompeting in the New World of Work, and his newest book, Teamship: 10 Shifts to Becoming a Dream Team. An accomplished speaker, entrepreneur, investor, Keith is recognized as the world’s top executive team coach, having coached the transformation of Fortune 50 corporations, the World Bank, Unicorns and governments. You’ve perhaps read his columns in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, WSJ, Fortune, Fast Company, and Inc. Magazine.

Former CMO & Head of Sales at Deloitte and Starwood Hotels, Keith founded Ferrazzi Greenlight—a team coaching firm—and leads the greenlight research institute focused on team transformation.

Teamship: 10 Shifts to Becoming a Dream Team How to Develop a New Social Contract for Teams by Radically Elevating the Collaboration of Teams to Achieve Breakthrough Performance

In an era where virtual and hybrid teams have become permanent fixtures, and now AI is an ever present teammate, the key to success lies in forging a new social contract. This keynote is your guide to unlocking the potential of your teams, fostering a culture of innovation that transcends boundaries and elevates your team’s success.

During this thought-provoking keynote Keith will:

  • Discuss high return practices that empower exceptional teams to break free from outdated behaviors, fostering lasting and transformative change.

  • Share insights and strategies needed to propel your team into the future, where high achievement is not just a goal but a tangible reality.

  • Provide strategic alignment to help individuals understand the broader strategic focus and how their roles and actions contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Leading Without Authority: Empowering Leadership to Unleash Radical Interdependency for Transformative Change

This keynote is a catalyst for a profound shift in perspective and offers a roadmap for catalyzing positive change at every level and breaking down of silos. Ferrazzi challenges the audience to rethink old notions of authority and hierarchy to become a formidable force for change within their respective organizations, irrespective of their role or positional authority.

Attendees will:

  • Examine the power of Co-Elevation®, an innovative approach to collaboration that dismantles silos, creating teams not just committed to the mission but deeply connected to one another, regardless of the work setting.

  • Unlock the potential to forge meaningful connections with the people they need to co-create the future independent of the org chart.

  • Embrace change management by helping your teams understand and adapt to the changes at hand from their unique vantage point within the organization. This includes empowering individuals to lead and drive change, even without formal authority.

Never Eat Alone: Mastering the Art of Authentic Connection to Drive Revenue

In today’s dynamic and increasingly virtual landscape, professionals navigate the unique challenge of fostering connections through screens and in-person. Yet, amidst the digital divide, the enduring key to sustained revenue growth remains unchanged: the art of cultivating authentic and deeply loyal relationships.

During this keynote Ferrazzi will delve into the strategies that both transcend virtual barriers, but leverage new technology to empower your teams to proactively forge meaningful connections with clients and prospects alike.

During this talk you will:

  • Discover how to infuse loyalty building into every interaction, leveraging technology not as a barrier but as a conduit for trust and rapport.

  • Learn the timeless principles that underscore successful relationship-building, providing you with actionable insights to elevate your business transactions.

Thriving in the New World of Work: Unleashing the Potential of Hybrid, AI and Digital Transformation for your Teams

Only 15% of organization have successfully forged clear innovative paths forward in this perpetually volatile, post-pandemic business landscape. In this keynote, Ferrazzi will empowering you with the knowledge and strategies needed to navigate the complexities of the modern business landscape, delving into the insights and best practices gleaned from the elite 15% of organizations that have mastered the art of leading teams through change in the ever-evolving world .of work.

During this keynote, you will:

  • Gain practical takeaways and recommendations to not only stay competitive but also foster bolder, faster, and more inclusive collaboration within your organization.

  • Learn the secrets of “the new people rules for a virtual workplace”

  • Explore what it truly means to leverage AI and new ways of collaborating to be “world-class hybrid” and a “world-class digitally forward team.”

Founder & Executive Chairman of The XPRIZE Foundation
Keith Ferrazzi is that rare speaker who combines an infectious energy with inspiration and great stories to lift the audience. No matter how engaged people are when they enter the room, 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. I always know we’ll have an amazing experience when Keith speaks.
HR, Legal, Finance, Shared Services at Patagonia
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. But it really is the way he does it—with extraordinary humanity, authenticity and the unexpected—that makes time with Keith almost always an experience you'll remember.
We started down a journey to reinvent our most successful annual event; the CMO event quickly transformed that event by unleashing the power of the attendees to support each other. This transformed into a true CMO community and cascaded into not only all of our events, but the reconfiguration and launch of 10 executive communities—It fundamentally transformed the way our partners participate in a richer way.
CMO, Airbnb
Keith Ferrazzi knows that the saying ‘proximity is power’ is true and therefore builds an extraordinary mix of guests at each and every one of his dinners. Furthermore, Keith is one of the world’s greatest hosts and 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.
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