Crack the EQ code with the emotional intelligence keynote speaker backed by real-world CEO experience.

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If you’re looking for a keynote speaker to share academic theory and research, Krister Ungerböck is not your guy. Instead, Krister shares real-world insights as well as nuts-and-bolt behaviors that audience members can immediately put into practice. An award-winning CEO, Krister is possibly the only emotional intelligence keynote speaker who inspires leaders (at all levels) to prioritize developing their emotional intelligence.

Research tells us that 90% of top performers are high in emotional intelligence. Plus, leaders with higher emotional intelligence lead teams that exhibit higher levels of employee engagement. Plus, according to Forbes, teams with higher employee engagement are 21% more productive than other teams. Clearly, there’s a direct link between employee engagement and an organization’s ability to meet strategic goals.

To unearth this unseen potential in our teams – and throughout our organizations – it’s critical to develop our emotional intelligence. The good news: Emotional intelligence can be learned.

In his keynotes, Krister introduces his proven leadership approach – The Language of Leadership – which helps employees and leaders develop their emotional intelligence. The Language of Leadership drives connection, growth, and commitment between peers and leaders. Audiences learn a leadership language that works equally well at work and at home.

Prior to becoming an emotional intelligence keynote speaker, Krister struggled personally to find practical tools to develop his own EQ. He is a former “bad boss” who transformed his emotional intelligence and went on to become an award-winning CEO of a global technology company. In this vulnerable and inspiring keynote, Krister shares the surprising techniques he used to develop his emotional intelligence.

Why Krister Ungerböck is the emotional intelligence 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 emotional intelligence 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 emotional intelligence 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.


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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



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.