An award-winning CEO and leadership keynote speaker, Krister’s keynotes have inspired thousands of people on 5 continents

From Hong Kong to London, from Cape Town to Frankfurt, Krister Ungerböck applied his global leadership perspective to build businesses in 6 countries. In his captivating keynotes, Krister shares global lessons learned – proven, powerful leadership lessons – that drive business growth.

Krister’s keynotes guide audience members to increase employee engagement, emotional intelligence, and profitability.

Invite an award-winning CEO with inspiring (and surprising!) leadership experiences to deliver a powerful, thought-provoking keynote for your next event. Krister takes audiences on a fast-paced, global journey. He 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.


TESTIMONIALS

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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."
- Vicki Hawarden, VP of Events, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

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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 approaches from around the world that make a huge impact.” - Chief Credit Officer, Enterprise Bank & Trust


KEYNOTE SPEAKING TOPICS

Krister personalizes every keynote to your objectives and audience.  Meeting planners typically request that he incorporate themes from the following topics.  

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THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP

Leadership communication secrets learned by observing leaders speaking 10 languages in 40 countries, spanning 5 continents.

 

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BOOST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BY BUILDING BETTER BOSSES

Bosses’ behavior accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. Learn the leadership behaviors that maximize employee engagement.

 

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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 build leaders and promote from within.

 

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THE LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: 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.



WHY KRISTER

Ever mindful of the bottom line, Krister’s keynotes are packed with practical tips and strategies.

Krister 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

In a word, Krister’s keynotes are memorable.

If you’re looking for the typical chart-filled, boring, text-heavy presentation you’ve come to the wrong place. As a leadership keynote speaker, Krister delivers emotionally charged presentations to audience members in leading organizations and associations worldwide. Krister’s keynotes strike the perfect balance: Experienced yet relatable. Well-traveled yet grounded. Energizing yet practical.

As the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist, Krister shares surprising leadership secrets that he’s uncovered from the most unusual places on the planet!

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

Presentations are highly personalized to meet your unique needs.

Many speakers “customize” their talk by swapping out a logo here, a data point there. Unlike those speakers, Krister takes time to dig deep. He wants to hear about your event’s objectives and your audience members’ challenges, both professional and personal.

As you discuss the options for topics to address – and your audience’s willingness to be vulnerable – you will strike upon the perfect balance for your group. Krister will deliver truly inspiring lessons learned from a challenging leadership journey, combined with practical tips and actionable strategies participants can immediately apply.

When talking with Meeting Planners, here’s how Krister likes to explain how much he’ll personalize his keynotes: “You know your audience, so give me direction. You can use the chapters and stories in my book as ‘menu options.’ Tell me which stories you’d like to serve and – like a Michelin Star Chef – I’ll serve attendees a meal they won’t soon forget.”

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


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TOP 8 REASONS TO BOOK KRISTER

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CEO CREDIBILITY

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

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GLOBAL

Krister has traveled to 40 countries, built companies in six, lived in three. Audiences get a global leadership perspective.

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PERSONALIZED

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

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PROFESSIONAL

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

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SURPRISING

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

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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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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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INSPIRING

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


KEYNOTE SPEAKING AREAS