Keith Ferrazzi Keynote Speaker

  • #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Never Eat Alone & Who’s Got Your Back
  • Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Entrepreneur & Global Thought Leader
  • Former CMO & Head of Sales at Deloitte and Starwood Hotels

Keith Ferrazzi's Biography

Keith Ferrazzi is a bestselling author, award-winning speaker, investor, philanthropist, and executive team coach who helps teams transform enterprises. As the head of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its accompanying Research Institute, Keith Ferrazzi is dedicated to uncovering the blockers that hinder global corporations from achieving their objectives. He then coaches the adoption of new, growth-enhancing behaviors that boost both growth and shareholder returns. Keith has pioneered a revolutionary operational framework known as co-elevation, which catalyzes radical change and value. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales for Deloitte and Starwood Hotels.

Ferrazzi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Never Eat Alone, Who’s Got Your Back, Leading Without Authority, and Competing in the New World of Work. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, WSJ, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, Fortune and other publications.

As a speaker, Keith Ferrazzi is a Fast Company Leadership Hall of Famer and Toastmasters’ 2018 Golden Gavel Award Winner. He delivers keynotes that tap into the hearts and minds of attendees and challenge them to embrace change and inclusive collaboration. By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Ferrazzi facilitates risk-taking and candor to ignite action.

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Keith Ferrazzi's Speaking Topics

  • Driving Transformation to Become World Class Hybrid

The world of work has transformed. Yet many teams continue to apply outdated collaborative and cultural practices that don't match the problems they face or the technologies available to them. In a motivating keynote, Keith Ferrazzi introduces powerful mindsets and high-return practices to drive transformation and become a world class hybrid team.

  • A New Social Contract for Teams

Achieve breakthrough team performance with a new social contract that emphasizes candor, collaboration, accountability, and continual improvement. In this inspiring and informative keynote, you’ll discover practices that help exceptional teams escape outdated behaviors to realize lasting change.

  • Competing in a New World of Work

The pandemic forced us to shed antiquated ways of doing business and made us realize that the future of work is already here. In this keynote, Keith uncovers how the world's greatest companies are remaining competitive in a post-pandemic world through Radical Adaptability.

  • Deeper Relationships for Revenue Growth

Sales professionals now face the challenge of building relationships in a virtual environment. No matter the setting, one lasting strategy for consistently growing revenue is to proactively build genuine relationships.

  • Leading Exponential Change

Organizational transformation begins at the level of the individual, and this keynote will ignite the fire within each member of the crowd to be the catalyst for change within their respective organizations, no matter their role.

  • How to Lead Without Authority

As leaders, we can no longer cling to the constraining models of authority and control. In this keynote, you’ll learn why “great businesses require radical interdependency” and how to employ that concept in your business, allowing you to connect to the people involved in it.

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Videos of Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi Speaker Reel
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Relationships for Leadership Success & High Performance Teams (2012)
Relationships for Leadership Success & High Performance Teams (2012)

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Keith Ferrazzi

Compteting in the New World of Work
Competing in the New World of Work
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Leading Without Authority: Why You Don’t Need To Be In Charge to Inspire Others and Make Change Happen (2020)
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Who's Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success--and Won't Let You Fail (2009)
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Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time (2005)

Comments & Testimonials

Keith Ferrazzi is that rare speaker who combines 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.
Peter Diamandis, The XPRIZE Foundation
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.
Patagonia
Keith 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.
Airbnb
[Keith] fundamentally transformed the way our partners engage with each other.
Accenture
I walked away yesterday with a new vigor. This was a real gift
General Motors North America
As we continue to challenge ourselves to further the development of our organization and workplace, having Keith join our Key Leaders’ Meeting added energy, creativity, and great leadership challenge. I look forward to deploying Ferrazzi Greenlight concepts and developing along their Team Maturity Model.
Paul Bay, Ingram Micro

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