Gregg Vanourek brings transformational insights and actionable tools to his talks and workshops, with compelling stories and inspiration. He is a high-impact leadership developer and award-winning author speaking and training on leadership and life and work design. He is a leading voice in these fields and has spoken to organizations and conferences in many countries.
Watch Gregg delivering a keynote presentation, “A Quest and a Call,” for the Barrett Values Centre in Stockholm, Sweden:
Each talk incorporates a powerful mix of research, practical applications, storytelling, and interactivity. Gregg will craft customized talks and workshops with you and your team. Check out these Testimonials about my speaking at conferences and events.
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Designing Your Life & Work: LIFE Entrepreneurs. Not sure about the path you are on? Lacking clarity, direction, or motivation? Hungry for more? Start here: design your life and work and 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. Come alive. Craft a good life and good work. Based on Gregg’s book, LIFE Entrepreneurs, written with Christopher Gergen.
Triple Crown Leadership: Excellent, Ethical, Enduring. Not getting the results you want? Lacking full engagement? Wanting to take things to the next level? 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 purposeful and sustainable high performance with an exceptional culture. Based on Gregg’s book, Triple Crown Leadership.
Discover Mode: Finding Your Quest. Stuck in “climbing mode,” wondering if something is missing? Not fulfilled? Not sure about how to get unstuck? Begin with “discover mode,” an iterative process of action and reflection, to discover who you are, what you care about, what you are good at, and how you can impact others? Learn a powerful process for blazing your own path in life–and for avoiding common traps. Draws on design thinking and self-leadership principles and practices.
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, values, strengths, aspirations, self-leadership, common traps, and how to integrate life and work with purpose and passion. Draws on research on the good life, self-leadership, and self-determination theory. Why not thrive in all of your chosen contexts? Learn how.
Common Traps of Leading and Living. What are the common traps that lead us to frustration, disengagement, burnout, low performance, 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? Often we are not aware that we are in them. First bring them into your awareness so you can take decisive action.
Ideation—Developing Innovative Ideas. Learn powerful and proven ideation techniques (way beyond traditional brainstorming)—how to generate original ideas for innovative new products and services (or startups)—and how to evaluate their viability (while avoiding cognitive biases that trick our brains). A fun, high-energy, and high-impact talk, based on research and cutting-edge practice, that is also great for team-building. Rev up your innovation engines.
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Gregg Vanourek is one of the world’s best specialists in life entrepreneurship.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”