Dr. Gleb Tsipursky Keynote Speaker

  • Best-selling author of “Never Go With Your Gut,” “The Blindspots Between Us,” and “Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams”
  • Internationally-renowned thought leader and CEO of the consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts
  • Cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist specializing in future-proofing, cognitive biases, decision making, and risk management

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky's Biography

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, an internationally-renowned thought leader in future-proofing and cognitive bias risk management and speaker on leadership, future-proofing, risk-management and unconscious bias. Called the “Office Whisperer” by The New York Times, Dr. Tsipursky helps leaders use hybrid work to improve retention and productivity while cutting costs.

As CEO of boutique future-of-work consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, he is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective and profitable strategies for risk management, strategic planning, disaster avoidance, and decision making.

Dr. Tsipursky’s is the bestselling author of several books and his work has been translated into Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Polish, among other languages. He is well-known for his best-seller ‘Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters’ (2019), which was the first book to explore cognitive bias in leadership and how to effectively overcome them.

His latest book, ‘Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage’ (2021), explores how to return to the office effectively and the permanent post-pandemic work arrangements to follow. Other books include Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic’ (2020) andThe Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (2020).

Dr. Tsipursky’s cutting-edge insights are highly in-demand and featured in over 550 articles, and he has given over 450 interviews to media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, USA Today, CBS News, Fast Company, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and many others.

Dr. Tsipursky’s expertise comes from over 20 years of consultingcoachingspeaking, and training for mid-size and large businesses and nonprofits as the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts. He has worked with hundreds of clients, from mid-size to large companies and nonprofits, spanning North America, Europe, and Australia. His clients include Aflac, Honda, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, The Society for Human Resource Management, the World Wildlife Fund, and Xerox.

Dr. Tsipursky’s research background is in behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience of future-proofing, strategic decision making and planning, and cognitive bias risk management strategy in business and other contexts. He spent over 15 years working in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University, and as a Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill prior to that. He published dozens of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as Behavior and Social Issues and Journal of Social and Political Psychology.

He serves on the Advisory Board of Canonical Debate Lab and Planet Purpose and is on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal Behaviour and Social Issues. He was Chair of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, an educational non-profit advocating for research-based decision-making in all areas of life, for 4 years. He co-founded the civic project promoting truthfulness and integrity for individual professionals and leaders Pro-Truth Pledge.

A highly in-demand international speaker, Dr. Tsipursky has over two decades of professional speaking experience across North America, Europe, and Australia. He gets top marks from audiences for his highly facilitative, interactive, and humor-filled speaking style and the way he thoroughly customizes speeches for diverse audiences. Meeting planners describe Dr. Tsipursky as “very relatable,” as “a snap to work with,” and as someone who “does everything that you would want a speaker to do.” Drawing on best practices in adult learning, his programs address the wide spectrum of diverse learning styles, as attested by enthusiastic client testimonials and references. He regularly shares the stage with prominent leaders, for example recently speaking on a roundtable panel with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Elhadj As Sy, Chancellor of Austria Brigitte Bierlein, CEO of Penguin Random House Markus Dohle, and billionaire philanthropist and Chair of the Bertelsmann Management Company Liz Mohn.

Dr. Tsipursky earned his PhD in the History of Behavioral Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, his M.A. at Harvard University in 2004, and his B.A. at New York University in 2002. He lives in and travels from Columbus, OH. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, tennis, and most importantly, he spends lots of quality time with his wife to avoid relationship disasters.

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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky's Speaking Topics

  • How to Use Generative AI to Seize the Future

  • How to Solve the Problem of Innovation via Behavioral Science and Generative AI

  • Hybrid Harmony: How to Address Headaches, Frustrations, and Conflicts Around Hybrid and Remote Work

  • Defeating the Four Horsemen of the Mandated Return to Office: Employee Resistance, Attrition, Quiet Quitting, and Loss of DEI

  • Creating Thriving Stars: How to Maximize Employee Engagement Through Hybrid Work

  • Unifying AI and Hybrid Work: A Blueprint for the Future

  • How Effective Leaders Make the Most Profitable Decisions via Behavioral Science

  • How Outstanding Leaders Avoid Decisions Leading to People Disasters via Behavioral Science

  • Defeating Unconscious Bias Via the Behavioral Science of Emotional and Social Intelligence

  • No Shame, No Guilt: Addressing Discomfort With Diversity and Inclusion Using Behavioral Science

  • Why Do Smart Leaders Ignore Serious Risks (and What to Do About It Via Behavioral Science)

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Videos of Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Speaker Sizzle Reel for Dr Gleb Tsipursky - Bureau Friendly
Speaker Sizzle Reel for Dr Gleb Tsipursky - Bureau Friendly
In-person keynote: Addressing the Risks for the Nuclear Industry
In-person keynote: Addressing the Risks for the Nuclear Industry
Webinar - ''Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams''
Webinar - ''Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams''
TV interview: Helping businesses avoid disasters due to coronavirus outbreak
TV interview: Helping businesses avoid disasters due to coronavirus outbreak
2-Hour Virtual Training:
2-Hour Virtual Training: "How Leaders Can Thrive During COVID-19 and Plan for a Successful Post-Pandemic Recovery via Neuroscience”
Testimonial on Dr. Tsipursky's Opening Keynote at HR Conference
Testimonial on Dr. Tsipursky's Opening Keynote at HR Conference
Webinar for CalSAE:
Webinar for CalSAE: "Outstanding Association Leadership Through Social Intelligence"
In-person 1 hour keynote: Cultivating Diverse & Inclusive Organizations and Defeating Unconscious Bias via Social Intelligence
In-person 1 hour keynote: Cultivating Diverse & Inclusive Organizations and Defeating Unconscious Bias via Social Intelligence
TV interview: Diversity & inclusion training and Starbucks
TV interview: Diversity & inclusion training and Starbucks
LBC Chamber of Commerce - ''How Effective Leaders Make Profitable Decisions via Neuroscience''
LBC Chamber of Commerce - ''How Effective Leaders Make Profitable Decisions via Neuroscience''
In-person 1 hour keynote: Outstanding Leadership Through Social Intelligence
In-person 1 hour keynote: Outstanding Leadership Through Social Intelligence
Digital Training:
Digital Training: "Making the Best Decisions and Avoiding Business Disasters for Business Leaders"

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

ChatGPT for Thought Leaders and Content Creators- Dr Gleb Tsipursky
ChatGPT for Thought Leaders and Content Creators: Unlocking the Potential of Generative AI for Innovative and Effective Content Creation (E-Book)
Dr Gleb Tsipursky book cover
Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage
Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Avoid Terrible Advice, Cognitive Biases, and Poor Decisions)
The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships

Comments & Testimonials

"If you are a company that is seeking a speaker to address cognitive biases that result in problematic behaviors impacting diversity and inclusion within an organization and a company's bottom line, contact Gleb. He will be able to provide you tools, resources, and proven science-based techniques that can increase motivation and engagement in the workplace to result in a healthy working culture in your organization."
Babiya Polk Aflac
“We received a very insightful, engaging presentation from Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on avoiding disasters in the HR and Payroll professions. I think our members will take away a lot of great skills to apply every day at their jobs including how to avoid payroll errors, how to manage pre-mortem discussions and how important they are, especially if we are having major projects, and many many more”
Dana Chambers Wells Fargo
“Thank you for a most timely and most valuable virtual presentation that is very actionable for CEO’s and their companies to implement. Highly recommended for all growth minded companies.”
Tony Lewis Master Chair, Vistage
“Dr. Tsipursky gave perhaps the best webinar I was involved with at RIMS. He engaged wonderfully with our members and his virtual presentation attracted a wider, global audience. I look forward to future collaborations."
Justin Smulison Business Content Manager at RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society)
“Our association thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Gleb's virtual presentation. It was informative and thought-provoking. Furthermore, as a group of professionals dedicated to managing technology risk, we found that his analysis translated directly to the language of our profession and provided actionable takeaways for our members. The feedback from our members was overwhelmingly positive, and I would highly recommend him for a presentation.”
Rob Valdez President, Information Systems Audit and Control Association

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