HUMAN RESOURCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER
With limited budgets, human resources professionals are looking for keynote speakers who bring unique perspectives to their leadership training, employee engagement and talent development initiatives.
As the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist, Krister has made it his life’s work to dig beyond the the well-worn paths covered by traditional business media to discover the leadership secrets that eluded him while he was the award-winning CEO of a global tech company that grew 3,000% - from a handful of people to hundreds of employees in 8 countries, on 5 continents.
As an award-winning CEO of a hypergrowth company, Krister saw firsthand how insufficient investment of leaders’ time and money negatively hurt the bottom line over time. He helps human resources teams win support for HR initiatives by inspiring leaders at even the most senior levels with new leadership techniques.
As a business keynote speaker, Krister helps HR leaders to convince senior leaders outside of HR to invest more in leadership development by helping them to see firsthand the power of new leadership techniques on their own leadership. Yet, it’s often difficult to get senior leaders to attend a leadership workshop themselves.
As a rare keynote speaker who was previously a successful CEO of a global company with hundreds of employees, Krister helps HR bridge the credibility gap that frequently causes executives to discount leadership techniques taught by trainers who have never led large, diverse organizations.
As a CEO turned keynote speaker, Krister is able to speak in the practical, actionable language that executives expect and simultaneously jump to the 30,000 foot strategic view down to the 5 inches off the ground tactical view.
According to Harvard Business Review, research shows that powerful leaders tend to become less empathetic. Unlike many one-dimensional speakers, Krister seamlessly spins together a multi-faceted talk about emotional intelligence, business growth and leadership development into an inspiring story of his personal transformation from a “difficult boss” to an award-winning CEO of a company that won 5 consecutive Top Workplace Awards.
Krister creates leadership keynotes personalized to your audience’s needs 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.
“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
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TOP 8 REASONS TO BOOK KRISTER
8. CEO CREDIBILITY
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.
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.
Krister’s principles come to life through energizing, uplifting, and memorable stories that moves audiences to courageous actions - personally and professionally.