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Michael McQueen

Prepare Now for What’s Next

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  • Founder of The Nexgen Group
  • Bestselling author of nine books including How to Prepare Now for What’s Next & The New Now: Preparing for the trends that will dominate a post-COVID world

Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Having dedicated the last ten years to tracking the dominant trends shaping society, business and culture, he has helped some of the world’s best-known brands navigate change and stay in front of the curve.

Michael is the founder of training and consultancy company The Nexgen Group and is also a bestselling author of nine books including How to Prepare Now for What’s Next, which gives powerful insights into future disruptions along with strategies for surviving and thriving in turbulent times, and his latest book, The New Now: Preparing for the trends that will dominate a post-COVID world. Michael uses a combination of humor, interaction, and case studies to provide audiences with powerful insights into what the future holds and how businesses and leaders can successfully navigate change and spark innovation. Every member of the audience will leave equipped with a clear action plan to emerge stronger and more relevant than ever.

THE NEW NOW: Preparing for the trends that will dominate a post-COVID world

The coronavirus pandemic acted like a time machine bringing 2030 forward to 2020. As the turmoil subsides and a new era dawns, smart leaders are turning their attention to where opportunity now lies and how to gear up for the future.

In this fast-paced & compelling keynote presentation, audiences will discover:

  • The COVID-inspired shifts in CONSUMER HABITS and EXPECTATIONS that are here to stay
  • The key ways ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, QUANTUM COMPUTING and AUGMENTED REALITY accelerated rapidly during the pandemic and how this offers exciting new possibilities for those that are prepared
  • The role that GEN Z are playing in redefining industry norms and how to win in a post-Millennial marketplace
  • How to foster ENGAGEMENT, COLLABORATION and CULTURE when leading remote and hybrid teams

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear game plan for navigating the new now.


In the wake of any crisis, smart businesses and leaders recognize the importance of kickstarting innovation – and fast. Having spent over 15 years studying the dynamics of dynamism in organizations, 8-time bestselling author Michael McQueen knows what it takes to create unstoppable momentum in a business or team. The future success and survival of organizations will rest on their ability to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt disruption. In this research-rich and fast-faced presentation, Michael explores:

  • The 3 COMMON TRAPS that DERAIL SUCCESS – and how to avoid them
  • How to achieve a RHYTHM of unforced PRODUCTIVITY and FLOW STATE
  • The key momentum mindsets that can SUPERCHARGE GROWTH and CREATE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE over the competition
  • The DAILY HABITS that ensure good intentions translate into SUSTAINED RESULTS

Audiences will leave this in-person or virtual presentation armed with a practical action plan for achieving a new level of innovation and maintaining momentum over the long haul.

Demystifying the Metaverse

The much-hyped metaverse promises to transform business and life in the coming years. However, there is still widespread confusion about what it is, how it works and why it matters.

Given forecasts that the metaverse will be an $800 billion market opportunity within 3 years, and that we will soon be spending an hour per day in this virtual realm, now is the time to gear up for what lies ahead.



 The key TECHNOLOGIES and TRENDS that have rapidly accelerated the rise of IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY

 Practical CASE STUDIES of market leading brands and industries already getting results in the metaverse – and how they are doing it

 Why virtual and augmented reality offers exciting new ways for organizations to ENGAGE and CONNECT with their teams and marketplace

 The revolutionary new PRODUCTS, SERVICES and ASSET CLASSES that WEB3 will enable

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear understanding of what the metaverse is and how to prepare for the opportunities it will present. DEMYSTIFYING THE METAVERSE is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half day workshop program.

Preparing Now for What’s Next.

How to thrive in an age of uncertainty.

Disruption is something that every organization and leader has experienced at scale in recent years. In the aftermath of one of the most tumultuous chapters in human history, now is the time for audacity, adaptability and agility. Enormous opportunities lie ahead for those that can identify the trends of tomorrow and gear up for them today.



 The key trends that will shape the coming decade with a specific focus on the impacts of AI, HYBRID WORK and the METAVERSE

 The role GEN Z will play in redefining industry norms and consumer expectations

 The common CULTURE and MINDSET TRAPS that will set any organization on a collision course with obsolescence – and how to avoid them

 PROVEN and PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for staying one step ahead of change and REMAINING RELEVANT.

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for navigating disruption and emerging stronger than ever.

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