Keith Ferrazzi holds the secret to creating positive organizational change.
By helping global organizations recognize and transform behaviors that unlock or block strategic goals, Keith Ferrazzi helps create new, more profitable habits throughout every level of the businesses he works with.
This passion to understand human behavior and find actions and practices to effect positive change led to the founding of the Greenlight Institute, a think tank dedicated to finding the keys to sustainable human behavior change. Keith is also the founder and chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and the author of the NY Times #1 bestseller Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone and is regularly published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company.
Keith’s keynotes go beyond the ordinary by tapping into the hearts and minds of attendees and challenging them to cut down silos and open up to each other and the change at hand. By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Keith Ferrazzi facilitates the risk-taking and candor that ignites action and paves the way for the innovation and agility needed for sustained organizational change in today’s radically interdependent world.
Keith delivered one of the most heartfelt, inspirational, and useful talks that I attended while at Burning Man.
Co-Head of Programming, Red Lightning
Keith facilitates each event so that every guest walks away feeling a little more connected both with themselves and with the industry peer group they are part of.
Keith grabs their attention immediately and takes them on a ride where they will leave wanting not only to transform their teams, but transform their lives to be more honest, open and of service to others.
Founder & Executive Chairman of The XPRIZE Foundation
I walked away yesterday with a new vigor. This was a real gift.
President, General Motors North America
It fundamentally transformed the way our partners participate in a richer way.
Senior Manager, Accenture
My speaking topics...
Leading Virtual Teams Through Crisis
Over the last 2 years Companies like Delta, GM, & Verizon have worked with Keith Ferrazzi and his team to pivot from traditional avenues of engagement and into the virtual world to keep up. You can too. In his lectures, Keith will outline how leaders can step-up and lead in a virtual world through co-elevation and transformation.
This talk complements the launch of his new book due out in May, Leading without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration, and can help keep your company focused and productive in this new work world.
Keith Ferrazzi has also been successful in minimizing meeting cancellations by transitioning teams into a virtual workspace. As companies struggle to deal with the ramifications of COVID-19 on their meetings, he is offering a no-cost consultation to help your leaders facilitate that transition.
Managing in a matrixed global organisation
Organizations are under pressure - pressure to transform and perform in the new matrixed, global and virtual working world. The future of work won't be driven by tech. It will be transformed by organizations who understand the leadership competencies required for the new work order. With years of experience, Keith Ferrazzi will show your organization how to build the teams and leaders of tomorrow.
- Invigorated workforce that punches above its weight
- Deeper collaboration across departments and disciplines
- Greater accountability to each other for total team success
- Jump start your organizational culture change to one of exponential growth
Creating Sustainable Change by Making It Personal
Statistically speaking, transformation success remains stuck at 30%. Keith’s long established practices around changing organizational behavior will get you the rest of the way.
Each Challenge Talk is unique to its audience. ''Old way'' behaviors are addressed, with audience members beginning their transformation immediately. These changes are supported by ongoing coaching and feedback so measurable results can be identified from the moment Keith leaves the stage.
- Identify the behaviors that need to change within the organization
- Identify what "blockers" are hindering the "new way"
- Identify the enablers that will make your "new way" a reality
Transforming the customer experience
Our new radically interdependent world has transformed how organizations work with their customers. While sales teams have always understood the importance of relationship building, customer experience has become a prime motivating force in sales decision making. The critical attributes of a high-performing sales team now relies on its approach to transforming the customer experience through collaborative selling.
- How to achieve constant sales growth with collaborative selling
- Understand how customer experience shapes the sales journey
- How to build a collaborative customer relationship that maximizes sales
- Grow large strategic accounts faster by aligning your sales ecosystem
Breaking down organizational silos
Large organizations are waking up to the idea that silos don't work. When leaders and teams are required to work across departments, offices and even countries, cutting across silos and managing interdependencies is a critical skill. When deep internal relationships break down those silos, teams and leaders develop a culture of transparency and accountability that fosters innovation and promotes agility in thinking, processes and results.
- How to engage teams and leaders in inter-organizational relationship building
- Why agility is a critical success factor for modern organizations
- Why silo-hopping transparency increases accountability and produces measurable results
- When collaboration creates success in interdependent teams
Leading Without Authority
Keith Ferrazzi, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Never Eat Alone redefines collaboration for the twenty-first century with a radical new workplace operating system in which leadership no longer demands an official title.
Many are quick to respond to the mounting pressures facing today’s organizations by blaming the pace of technological change. But bestselling author, CEO, and coach to Fortune 100 companies Keith Ferrazzi disagrees. This era of explosive change, he says, has merely exposed the flaws in how we have always worked. At a time when constant innovation, agility, and speed of decision-making can mean the difference between success and failure, he says, we can no longer afford to waste time navigating the complex chains of command or bureaucratic bottlenecks present in most companies. In times like these, the ability to lead without authority is an essential workplace competency.
Enter a bold new methodology Ferrazzi calls co-elevation. With the guiding ethos of “going higher together,” co-elevation allows us to turn colleagues and partners into teammates. And you don’t have to have formal authority, or direct reports, to do it. In fact, the other person doesn’t even need to be aware of your efforts. You simply have to marshal a commitment to a shared mission and care about the success and development of others as much as you care about your own. By helping others to be better at what they do, we create a level of trust, candor, mutual accountability, and purpose that exceeds what could have been accomplished under the status quo.
In Leading Without Authority, Ferrazzi draws on over a decade of research and over thirty years helping CEOs and senior leaders drive innovation and build high-performing teams to reveal how we can all transform our business and our relationships with the people around us. The result is a new roadmap for thriving amid the disruptive pressures afflicting every industry.
Published May 2020
Who's Got Your Back?
Disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential. Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight or make a difference in the larger world, Who’s Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve.
Never Eat Alone
In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him. And in the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone hoping to get ahead in business.