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BUSINESS GROWTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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In high performance companies, the bottleneck to sustained growth is rarely a lack of opportunities for growth, but rather insufficient bandwidth among top talent to pursue all the available opportunities. And the war for talent is making motivating and retaining top talent more mission critical than ever.

To add to the challenge, during periods of growth, growing companies are often outgrow many their leaders.  Effective managers of small teams often stumble as their team grows because effectively leading large teams requires different leadership behaviors. As Marshall Goldsmith said, the leadership style that “got you here, won’t get you there.”

Krister is a business growth keynote speaker that has firsthand experience resolving the leadership bottlenecks that are created by sustained growth.  Krister was the award-winning CEO of a 3,000% growth event technology company that grew from 15 employees in the Midwest to hundreds of employees in 8 countries.  Krister has observed leaders in over 40 countries, built businesses in six and lived in three, and has become an in-demand keynote speaker on business growth for the world’s largest businesses and organizations.

He retired at age 42 to become the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist. As a business growth keynote speaker, coach and author, Krister discovers unique leadership gems by exploring the uncharted leadership lands that escape the attention of traditional business media and corporate training.  

Krister creates personalized leadership keynotes to teach aspiring leaders and executives the communication tools to effectively lead growing teams. His multi-faceted business growth keynotes and workshops combine the best nuggets of wisdom across a broad spectrum of topics, including employee engagement, growth strategy, strategic focus and alignment, emotional intelligence and more.


TESTIMONIALS

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“Krister was a memorable and incredible speaker. His talk had the audience fully engaged in his inspiring story of the unique, practical, and surprising leadership lessons he learned during and after his time as a successful CEO.”
Bernice Chao, Creative Director,
TEDxCulverCity

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“Krister blends Brené Brown’s compassion with Dan Pink’s discovery and storytelling. Powerful yet humble. Energizing yet practical. Krister shares surprising ideas and approaches from around the world that make a huge impact.”
Doug Bauche, Chief Credit Officer
Enterprise Bank & Trust

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I would highly recommend Krister for your next keynote. Krister’s approach to leadership is all about discovery. He takes you on a journey looking in unexpected places for the secrets of leadership. He helps your people realize their full potential."
Vicki Hawarden, VP of Events, 
Meeting Professionals International



WATCH KRISTER SPEAK


BUSINESS GROWTH KEYNOTE SPEAKING TOPICS

Every keynote is personalized to your objectives and your audience. Employee engagement keynotes typically blend topics of employee engagement, emotional intelligence and management communication skills. 

THE Language of LeaderSHIP

Listening and communication secrets learned by observing leaders speaking 10 languages in 40 countries, spanning 5 continents.

WHY COMPANIES OUTGROW LEADERS (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)

“If you have a great leadership team, it’s only a matter of time before success finds you.” The single greatest constraint to revenue growth is leadership bandwidth. Learn how great companies promote from within.

EMOTIONAL EINSTEINS: How Logical Leaders Learn EMotional Intelligence

In a world where the war for talent is escalating, emotional intelligence is critical to retaining people and maximizing the results of our teams.

THE KEY TO BOOSTING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: BUILD BETTER BOSSES!

Bosses’ behavior accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. Learn the leadership behaviors that maximize employee engagement.


TOP 8 REASONS TO BOOK KRISTER

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8. CEO CREDIBILITY

Krister is a proven hyper-growth CEO, with a shelf full of awards to show for it.

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7. GLOBAL

Krister has traveled to 40 countries, built companies in six, lived in three.

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6. PERSONALIZED

No canned speeches here. Every event is uniquely tailored to the specific needs and objectives of the audience.

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5. PROFESSIONAL

From the first call to the thunderous applause of your audience, Krister is the epitome of professionalism, responsiveness, and service.

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4. SURPRISING

Unlike any other speaker, Krister takes audiences on a vulnerable journey of discovery, packed with unexpected twists, actionable ideas, and powerful inspiration.

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3. AUTHENTIC

Krister shares his setbacks, not only his successes. His deeply personal, revealing approach leaves audiences leaning forward and then leaping to their feet.

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2. ACTIONABLE TIPS

Krister’s keynotes are fun and energizing, but audiences get more than a good time. They emerge with practical and actionable ideas and insights to drive meaningful performance for years to come.

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1. INSPIRING

Krister’s principles come to life through energizing, uplifting, and memorable stories that moves audiences to courageous actions - personally and professionally.