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Empower your people to radically transform work as we know it and co-create an exponentially better future.

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Your most valuable resource to realize organizational transformation is your team.

By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Ferrazzi Greenlight speakers facilitate 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 and unpredictable work world.

By helping global organizations recognize and transform behaviors that unlock or block strategic goals, Ferrazzi Greenlight’s speakers help create new, more profitable habits throughout every level of the business.

This passion to understand human behavior and find actions and practices to effect positive change led to the founding of The Greenlight Research Institute, a think tank dedicated to finding the keys to unleashing exponential change and sustainable human behavior change.

Any Ferrazzi Greenlight keynote goes 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, our coaches facilitate 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.

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Don’t see a topic that speaks to you? Visit our applied research institute, GoForwardtoWork.com, for dozens of other topics we speak on, ranging from business model transformation to inclusion in the workplace.

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Our Speakers

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith moves audiences to action and has been enthusiastically recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic, engaging speakers. He has received accolades from an impressively diverse list of audiences, including Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, the United Nations, Facebook, the World Economic Forum, Kraft, GM, Century 21, Aon, and others.

A New York Times #1 best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, as well as a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune and many other leading publications, Keith’s gained over 20 years of experience, from the C-Suite to founding his own companies, and distilled those years and experiences into practices and solutions he brings to every engagement.

Rob Whitfield

A magnetic speaker and storyteller, Rob is able to connect people to ideas and inspire, leaving them different from who they were when they sat down. His 20-year career has centered around helping individuals and organizations reach their highest goals. Before joining Ferrazzi Greenlight, Rob consulted with companies across the world, helping them revolutionize their technology, processes, and the way their people work and think.

Rob is the recipient of multiple awards, including Top 10 CEO's To Watch and Heart Centered Leadership, and he writes prolifically in the space at the boundary of personal empowerment to enable corporate change at scale, having been published in CEO Today, Training Industry, HR.com, Training Magazine, and many more.

Our Speakers

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and coach who helps executive teams harness Radical Adaptability and Co-Elevation® to transform enterprises in an unpredictable work world. As Founder and Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Go Forward to Work applied research institute, he works with top organizations to maximize team performance and achieve transformative outcomes.

With over 20-years of experience coaching c-suite executive teams, Ferrazzi is recognized as one of the world’s most sought-after executive team coaches. He formerly served as CMO and Head of Sales at Deloitte and Starwood Hotels. 

Taryn Waters

Taryn Waters has spent more than a decade shaping, launching, and scaling cutting-edge innovations that create meaningful and sustained social impact. She is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, mental well-being, and the correlation between effective leadership and transformational impact.

Over the course of her career, Taryn has collaborated with some of the brightest minds in the world - including James Cameron, Elon Musk, Ratan Tata, Peter Diamandis, and Arianna Huffington - to help problem-solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. These include improving the quality of education systems globally and developing sustainable food sources to counteract famine in developing countries.

Rob Whitfield

A magnetic speaker and storyteller, Rob connects people to ideas and inspires, leaving them different from who they were when they sat down. His 20-year career has centered around helping individuals and organizations reach their highest goals. Before joining Ferrazzi Greenlight, Rob consulted with companies across the world, helping them revolutionize their technology, processes, and the way their people work and think.

Rob is the recipient of multiple awards, including Top 10 CEO's To Watch and Heart-Centered Leadership, and he writes prolifically in the space at the boundary of personal empowerment to enable corporate change at scale.

Ronen Olshansky

Ronen Olshansky is an entrepreneur who has served in CEO, COO, and CFO roles. Most recently, Ronen was co-founder and CEO of Cross Campus, a leading West Coast operator of flexible workspaces. Through a career primarily focused on finance and technology, he held positions at companies including JPMorganChase, Lehman Brothers, and Arthur Andersen.

Ronen has a BA in Economics from Yale with coursework at the London School of Economics and completed a Data Science course at General Assembly. He has written and spoken on topics ranging from harnessing creativity and community to the changing nature of the workspace. 

"Keith has the rare gift of inspiring you to think deeper, dream bigger and, most importantly, bring more generosity to the people and communities that matter most to you."

Patagonia

"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."

Airbnb

“Keith Ferrazzi is that rare speaker who combines an infectious energy with inspiration and great stories to lift the audience. No matter how engaged people are when they enter the room, 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. I always know we’ll have an amazing experience when Keith speaks.”

The XPRIZE Foundation

"Keith fundamentally transformed the way our partners engage with each other."

Accenture

“Keith’s energy is contagious. There is no question he is doing exactly what he was put on earth to do. He is amazing.”

Merck & Co

“I walked away yesterday with a new vigor. This was a real gift.”

General Motors North America

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