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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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As a former CEO who personally led the leadership development efforts as his company exploded from 15 people to hundreds of people on 5 continents, Krister is a unique leadership development keynote speaker who shares firsthand experiences from the trenches building leaders in a rapidly growing company.

After winning 5 consecutive Top Workplace awards, Krister retired to become the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist. Today, he teaches aspiring leaders and executives the unconventional leadership lessons he learned while observing leaders in 40 countries, building businesses in six, and living three.

Inside every company is millions of dollars worth of unseen potential productivity waiting to be unlocked. According to 2016 Gallup research, highly engaged teams deliver 21% higher productivity than other teams. That untapped potential results in reduced profitability and slower growth.

And what is the impact of slower growth? Fewer career growth opportunities for top performers, leading top talent to look elsewhere for their next promotion. If you win the war for talent, the battle for customers is easy.

What’s the key to increasing employee engagement and unearthing unseen potential in your organization?

Better bosses.

According to a 2014 article in the Harvard Business Review, leadership behavior of managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement (and thus productivity).

Krister knows first-hand the behaviors that make for bad leadership, and good leadership. Krister is a self-admitted “difficult boss” who transformed his own leadership style and went on to become an award-winning CEO of an event technology company with hundreds of full time employees in 8 countries.

As a corporate keynote speaker, Krister’s leadership development techniques resonate with people at all levels – from aspiring young leaders to entrepreneurial CEOs as well as seasoned senior executives.  

The Leadership Archaeologist’s practical tools help leaders get more results out of their teams with less drama, less stress and – ultimately – less employee turnover.

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


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 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. 

THE Language of LeaderSHIP

Leadership 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.

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 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.