Gregg runs Gregg Vanourek LLC (leading self, leading others, leading change), offering workshops, speaking, coaching, and consulting worldwide for people who are leading or seeking positive impact–and who also want to thrive in all aspects of their lives.
View Gregg’s TEDx talk on “Discover Mode: Finding Your Quest” (a call to focus on discovering who we are and what we value before we get caught up in climbing the ladder). This talk is an update from Gregg’s book, LIFE Entrepreneurs.
Watch Gregg delivering a keynote presentation, “A Quest and a Call,” for the Barrett Values Centre in Stockholm, Sweden:
About Gregg: Gregg Vanourek is a high-impact executive, leadership developer, changemaker, and award-winning author speaking and training internationally on leadership, entrepreneurship, and life design. He is a leading voice in these fields and has spoken to companies, universities, social ventures, and foundations around the world (all over the U.S. plus Sweden, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy, Malaysia).
Gregg runs Gregg Vanourek LLC (a leadership development venture), offering workshops, speaking, coaching, and consulting worldwide for people who are leading or seeking positive impact–and who also want to thrive in all aspects of their lives. Gregg helps people craft a good life with good work–living and leading with purpose and impact. He brings inspiration, transformational insights, and actionable tools to his talks and workshops. See Gregg Vanourek’s bio.
LIFE Entrepreneurship: Crafting a Good Life. Not sure about the path you are on? Feeling a need for renewal or reinvention? Start here: design your life with an entrepreneurial approach and craft a life that matters–a life of purpose, passion, and fulfillment. Don’t just live. Don’t sit around waiting for a break. Don’t follow the crowd. Blaze your own trail. Start. Come alive. Craft a good life and good work. Topics include: purpose, values, vision, strengths, passions.
Triple Crown Leadership: Excellent, Ethical, Enduring. Not just excellent. Not just ethical. Not just enduring. All three—the “triple crown” of leadership. Audacious? Yes. But possible. What kind of leadership does it take to build an organization that achieves exceptional results, operates with integrity, and stands the test of time, operating sustainably? Learn five advanced leadership practices for achieving peak performance and a great culture.
Discover Mode: Finding Your Quest. Too often we are stuck in “climbing mode,” trying to gain success, status, or recognition as we move up the ladder. But which ladder should we climb? Why not begin with “discover mode,” an iterative process of action and reflection, to discover who we are, what we care about, what we are good at, and how we can impact others positively? Learn to avoid the common traps–and a powerful process for blazing your own path in life.
Good Life, Good Work. What does it mean to lead a good life and do good work? Here we give you a perspective on what has been said and written across the ages, including insights from different fields (e.g., psychology, philosophy, design, leadership), ancient wisdom, and current research. The session will address values, self-leadership, common traps, and how to integrate life and work effectively so that you live and lead with authenticity, integrity, and joy.
Common Traps of Leading and Living. What are the common traps that lead many of us to disengagement, frustration, derailment, burnout, low performance, or life or career dissatisfaction? Here we help you identify personal and professional derailers based on extensive research and work with leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers worldwide. And how can we avoid them? First we bring them into our awareness so that we can take action and start thriving again.
Ideation—Developing and Evaluating Startup Ideas. Learn advanced ideation techniques—how to generate original ideas for innovative and impactful startup ventures and social enterprises—and how to evaluate their viability (while avoiding cognitive biases that trick our brains). A fun, high-energy, and high-impact talk or interactive workshop that is great for team-building as well as new ideas that can take your organization forward.
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“Gregg opened our conference with his moving, thoughtful, and evocative presentation titled ‘A Quest and a Call.’ It was a joy to collaborate with him on creating the topic for his presentation since he made it very clear from the beginning that he wanted to be highly relevant, valuable, and engaging to the attendees. Gregg is a gifted speaker and has a strong, clear, and also caring presence. He delivered above and beyond our expectations and set the entire tone of our conference from then on to be deeply meaningful.” –Jessica Brown, Network Leader, Barrett Values Centre
“Working with Gregg was an absolute pleasure from initial preparation to execution. His approach was one of co-creation — making sure that he addressed exactly what our team needed, and it made my life so easy knowing I could customize our workshop by tapping into his wealth of knowledge across numerous topics related to entrepreneurship, leadership and transformation. When the day started, I was immediately impressed with his preparation — he had done research on each of our participants beforehand, so the day felt personalized from the first minute. And during the presentation I appreciated how deftly Gregg presented deep and powerful lessons in a variety of styles — from playful to reflective — to make sure that he reached each participant in different ways so that every single person walked away with new knowledge and inspiration.” –Alex Budak, Country Manager, Reach for Change, Sweden
“Gregg Vanourek is one of the world’s best specialists in life entrepreneurship.” –Bob Aubrey, top expert in human development, author, and Senior Advisor for Asia at the European Foundation of Management Development
“For several years in a row, Gregg has been the speaker and facilitator for the most important workshop in The American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s Mentoring Program: Leadership. I chose Gregg’s book, Triple Crown Leadership, for the program because it is power-packed with the essentials for today’s leaders, from new managers to senior executives. Gregg inspires us with his deeply insightful questions, to go deep within and find our true leader.” -Beth Topolovsky, Managing Partner, Stinson Partners; Managing Partner, Spark Group
“Gregg Vanourek gave a keynote presentation at our annual conference and delivered a powerful, memorable, and impactful message. We found his talk to be uplifting and highly relevant both to the students we serve and our staff. His points have resonated long after his time with us.” –Robin Wise, President and CEO, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain
“When Gregg Vanourek gave a keynote presentation at the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship conference, he skillfully engaged the audience with his message and stories. His blending of visuals, props, and even a soundtrack kept audience attention and energy level high. He worked closely with staff before the event to make sure his talk was tailored and relevant for both major segments of the audience—students and business leaders. Gregg’s keynote was powerful and yet playful.” –Jeanne Stolp MacDonald, Management and Marketing Faculty/Advisor, Department of Business Administration, Minot State University at Bismarck State College
“In our search for excellence in leadership we come across Gregg Vanourek and his book, Triple Crown Leadership. During one of our customer events, Gregg gave a keynote presentation which was highly appreciated by the audience, consisting of managers from different companies and levels. Gregg left us with interesting thoughts and a challenge to raise our standards for how we lead.” –Fredrika Schartau, Founding Partner, Signpost
“Gregg is a passionate and outstandingly skilled speaker! I met Gregg at our interactive career development course ‘The Science of Your Future,’ designed to help students at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm build their careers. Gregg did not only fulfill my expectations, he by far exceeded them and left a lasting impression.” –Michael Gralla, Director, Karolinska Institute Career Retreat
“Could not have asked for a better person to lead this workshop: great interaction, safe and very relaxed atmosphere, etc. BEST WORKSHOP I have ever attended.” –workshop participant
“This workshop should be part of every university program.” –workshop participant
“The atmosphere was amazing.” –workshop participant
“You are one of the most inspirational people I have had the chance to listen to.” –Attendee in a Zagreb, Croatia leadership conference
“I think you have just changed my life. Thank you.” –Attendee in a Zagreb, Croatia leadership conference
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Triple Crown Leadership was a winner of the International Book Awards.