Gregg Vanourek’s Speaking

Gregg Vanourek is an author, teacher, facilitator, and speaker on leadership and personal development. He’s a leading voice in these fields and has spoken to organizations and conferences in many countries. He brings actionable insights and powerful tools to his keynotes, talks, and workshops, with compelling stories and examples.

Watch Gregg delivering a keynote presentation, “A Quest and a Call,” for the Barrett Values Centre in Stockholm, Sweden:

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Speaking Topics

Leadership speakers, Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek speak on Triple Crown Leadership.

Triple Crown Leadership: Excellent, Ethical, Enduring. What kind of leadership can build an organization that achieves exceptional results, operates with integrity, and operates sustainably? Learn five advanced leadership practices for achieving sustainable high performance with an exceptional culture. Based on Gregg’s book, Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, co-written with his father, Bob Vanourek, based on research and interviews with 61 organizations in 11 countries. Raise your leadership sights.

Leadership Derailers: What’s Taking Your Leadership Off Track? What are your leadership derailers, the things that take you off track and inhibit your leadership effectiveness? Too often, we focus on what to do as leaders, and we neglect the things we need to stop doing, the things that get us into trouble. Here Gregg walks you through some of the most common leadership derailers—including an interactive session in which you can discover your own and then get to work on addressing them. Take Gregg’s Leadership Derailers Assessment.

Crafting Your Life & Work: Navigating Transitions. Wondering what’s next? Not sure about the path you’re on? Lacking clarity or direction? Hungry for more? Start here: craft a life that matters–one with purpose, passion, and fulfillment. Don’t sit around waiting. Don’t follow the crowd. Blaze your own trail. Start. Take your life back. Based on Gregg’s book, LIFE Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (co-written with Christopher Gergen), a call for integrating your life and work with purpose and passion.

Good Life & Good Work. What does it mean to lead a good life—and craft a good career? Here we give you ancient wisdom and modern science on what it means to lead a good life. We address job crafting, purpose, values, strengths, common traps, and life design. What would be a good life for you? What’s next? Take stock and reimagine the next chapter.

The Common Traps of Living. What are the common traps that lead us to frustration, disengagement, burnout, or dissatisfaction? Here we help you identify derailers based on extensive research and work with professionals, leaders, seekers, and changemakers worldwide. How can we avoid these traps? (Check out Gregg’s Traps Test to find out what’s getting in the way of your happiness, quality of life, and fulfillment.)


“Gregg is an outstanding speaker who delivered a program that was thought-provoking and informative while at the same time entertaining and interactive…. Gregg checked all the boxes! People were engaged, left the event motivated with significant takeaways, and excited to apply the principles and concepts he presented to their life. He took the time to understand our audience and network so he could tailor his presentation to best fit their needs. I highly recommend him!” –Anne Behlouli, Best For Colorado, The Alliance Center

“Gregg opened our conference with his moving, thoughtful, and evocative presentation. 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, 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, former 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. Gregg inspires us with his deeply insightful questions to go deep within and find our true leader.” -Beth Topolovsky, Managing Partner, Stinson Partners

“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, 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. Gregg’s keynote was powerful and yet playful.” –Jeanne Stolp MacDonald, Minot State University

“Could not have asked for a better person to lead this workshop: great interaction, safe and very relaxed atmosphere. BEST WORKSHOP I have ever attended.” –workshop participant

Other Speaking Topics (Shorter Programs):

  • Assessing Your Quality of Life: Are You on the Way to Your Best Life?
  • How Our Minds Get in the Way of Our Best Life
  • How Our Views about Happiness Get in the Way of Our Best Life
  • Best Practices in Goal-Setting and Goal-Pursuit (Beyond SMART Goals)
  • From Burnout to Resilience through Self-Care
  • Our Best Life through and with Others: Relationships
  • Developing Courage, Confidence, and Decisiveness
  • Systematic Personal Development and Good Habits
  • Gratitude, Nature, and Awe
  • Revving Up Our Health and Energy Engine: Three Boosters
  • From Drifting and Settling to Lighting Our Life and Work on Fire
  • How to Stop Comparing and Conforming: Back to Our Own Best Life

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