Book the employee engagement keynote speaker with a proven track record: 5 Top Workplace Awards

If you’re looking for an employee engagement keynote speaker who preaches platitudes about pizza parties and ping pong tables, Krister Ungerböck is not your guy.

While CEO of a global tech company, Krister grew his software company 3,000%, from a handful of people to hundreds of employees in 8 countries, on 5 continents. Thanks to chart-topping employee engagement levels of 99.3%, his company won 5 consecutive Top Workplace Awards.

Now, as a sought-after employee engagement keynote speaker, Krister shares the “secret” to his success as an award-winning CEO: Improve interactions between peers and leaders within a company, and you will improve employee engagement.

In his keynotes, Krister introduces his proven leadership approach – The Language of Leadership – which drives connection, growth, and commitment. Audiences learn a leadership language that works equally well at work and at home.

Krister’s keynotes teach audience members to be better peers and better bosses, while inspiring employees at all levels to take responsibility for their own engagement level. He explains how to leaders and HR professionals can hold people accountable for stopping the behaviors that destroy engagement.

When speaking to audiences that are primarily leaders, Krister focuses on the #1 key to increase employee engagement: Build better bosses. He teaches a set of practical leadership and emotional intelligence tools that every leader can immediately implement to increase employee engagement within their teams. Why? Because managers account for 70% of the variance in employee engagement, according to the Harvard Business Review.

If you are a meeting planner or HR professional seeking a results-oriented human resources keynote speaker, you know that employee engagement is a critical factor for your organization’s success. In fact, researchers note that “successful organizations require employees who have high levels of energy and high levels of involvement in work” (Bakker, Albrecht, and Leiter). Unfortunately, around the world, employee engagement has retracted. Now, only 24% - less than a quarter of all employees fall into the Highly Engaged category, according to AON Hewitt.

Address the growing issue of employee engagement at your next event by booking Krister Ungerböck, a global leadership expert who won 5 consecutive Top Workplace Awards.


Why Krister Ungerböck is the employee engagement 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 employee engagement 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 employee engagement 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.