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LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Invite Krister, the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist, to deliver a perspective-shifting, practical, and powerful leadership keynote for your next event. 

Krister is a leadership keynote speaker who handcrafts personalized keynotes that combine research with unique personal stories of driving business growth by increasing employee engagement, improving emotional intelligence and accelerating leadership development.

Krister shares his adventures beyond the realm covered by business media and corporate training programs where he discovered the leadership secrets that eluded him while he was the award-winning CEO of a global event technology company that grew 3,000% — from a handful of people in St Louis, Missouri to hundreds of employees worldwide in 8 countries, on 5 continents.

If you’re looking for the typical chart-filled, boring, heavy text presentation you’ve come to the wrong place. Krister delivers inspiring and emotionally-charged keynotes to leading companies, associations, and organizations worldwide. 

Experienced, yet relatable.  Well-traveled, yet grounded.  Energizing, yet practical.  

From Hong Kong to London; Capetown to Frankfurt, Krister’s international business viewpoint doing business in over 40 countries and building businesses in six will open the eyes, minds, and hearts of your audience.  In the end, his actionable tips and stories will be the highlight of your next event.

As a keynote speaker, Krister’s leadership message and industry experience resonates especially well with knowledge workers and leaders in a wide-variety of industries and job functions, including technology, human resources, construction, engineering, professional services, financial services and marketing.


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


SPEAKING TOPICS - LEADERSHIP KEYNOTES

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.