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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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If you’re looking for a keynote speaker to share academic theory and research, Krister is not your guy.  Krister shares nuts and bolt behaviors that leaders can put into practice immediately after the keynote. And he inspires them to prioritize developing their emotional intelligence.

90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence. Leaders with higher emotional intelligence lead teams with higher employee engagement. And teams with higher employee engagement are 21% more productive than other teams, according to Forbes.

To unearth this unseen potential in our organizations, our teams and – ultimately – ourselves, it’s critical to develop our emotional intelligence.

The good news is that emotional intelligence can be learned. The bad news is that it’s not entirely clear how.

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

As the world's first Leadership Archaeologist and professional keynote speaker, Krister shares secrets discovered on his global journey to leadership lands uncharted by traditional business media.  He captivates audiences with tales of his perspective-shifting journey to uncover the leadership secrets that eluded him while he was growing a global company from a handful of people in St Louis to hundreds of employees in 8 countries, on 5 continents.

And it was on his journey digging in the far corners of the earth that he unearthed some of the most powerful leadership techniques you’ve never heard of… yet.

Krister creates leadership keynotes that incorporate emotional intelligence themes by hand-selecting the tools from Leadership Archaeologist’s Toolkit that will deliver the most ROI for your attendees. The Leadership Archaeologist’s Toolkit is a set of tools to help leaders inspire followership covering a wide-range of leadership topics, including employee engagement, emotional intelligence, servant leadership and the language of listening.


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


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 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. 

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 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.

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.