Book the business growth keynote speaker with impressive stats: A proven CEO of 3,000% growth company.

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 available opportunities. Now, the war for talent is making motivating and retaining top talent more mission-critical than ever.

To add to the challenge, during periods of rapid growth, organizations often outgrow many of 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 Ungerböck has firsthand experience resolving the leadership bottlenecks created by sustained growth. Prior to becoming a business growth keynote speaker, Krister was the award-winning CEO of a 3,000% growth technology company that grew from 15 employees in the Midwest to hundreds of employees in 8 countries. Krister honed his leadership skills (and observed other leaders) in over 40 countries. He built businesses in 6 countries, and lived in three.

He retired at age 42 to become a business growth keynote speaker, sharing his hard-won leadership expertise with business leaders in organizations around the world.

As a business growth keynote speaker, CEO coach and author – and the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist – Krister discovers unique leadership gems by exploring the uncharted leadership lands that escape the attention of traditional business media and corporate training.

Known for his groundbreaking leadership approach and book – The Language of Leadership – Krister reveals the secret to employee engagement, increased profitability, and faster growth: Better bosses. What’s the simplest, most practical way to build better bosses – or become one? Upgrade your language of leadership. As Krister says, “The easiest way to change how we lead is to change our words.”

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



Why Krister Ungerböck is the business growth keynote speaker for your group:

  1. An award-winning hyper-growth CEO, Krister led a 3,000% growth in his technology company, driving profitability and growing the workforce from a handful of employees to hundreds of employees in 8 countries.

  2. As CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world, Krister achieved remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3% and won 5 consecutive Top Workplace Awards.

  3. A unique, trilingual global leadership keynote speaker, Krister has done business in 40 countries, built businesses in 6, and lived in 3.

  4. Krister delivers groundbreaking leadership concepts through gripping stories of success and failure interspersed with practical strategies to drive business growth.

  5. Attendees walk away with a new language they can immediately apply – The Language of Leadership.

Perfect for these audiences:

  • High-potential employees, particularly in the technology industry

  • Entrepreneurial CEOs

  • Leaders at all levels including aspiring new leaders and seasoned senior executives

  • Professional conferences, leadership conferences, association conferences, corporate leadership and sales meetings

Audience take-aways:

An in-demand business growth keynote speaker, Krister’s presentations are packed with practical tips and strategies. He guides and inspires audience members to apply the leadership lessons he shares, so they can:

  1. Develop leaders by winning the war for talent, retaining top employees, and grooming aspiring leaders

  2. Increase productivity by sparking employee engagement, increasing loyalty, and decreasing turnover

  3. Drive business growth and profitability

Presentations are highly personalized to meet your unique needs.

While many speakers “customize” their talk by swapping out a few data points, Krister takes time to dig deep. He’ll talk with you about your event’s objectives and your audience members’ leadership challenges.

Together – as you discuss the options for specific leadership topics to address and messages to impart – you’ll determine the perfect balance for your group. When you book Krister as your business growth keynote speaker, he will deliver memorable leadership lessons, combined with practical tips and actionable strategies your audience members can immediately apply.

An award-winning CEO and global leadership expert, Krister Ungerböck delivers groundbreaking leadership lessons.



“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,


“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


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




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



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



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



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



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



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



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.



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