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Gregg Brown


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Change and Future of Work Strategist, Forbes Coaches Council Member

Gregg Brown is a sought after expert and author who advises leaders and teams on how to lead and navigate the future of work, strategically and decisively. Gregg is on the Forbes Coaching Council and was most recently invited to join Newsweek to write on Change Trends and The Future of Work. He is featured in media such as Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, and on CTV’s The Social, and Global News. He has also advised and spoken to CEOs & frontline workers, associations, governments, Fortune 500 companies and everything in between! His customized, interactive keynotes help you create the best future of work for you and your team. He’s engaged audiences from the UN, NATO, Habitat for Humanity, AirMiles, Manulife, the Conference Board of Canada and more. Gregg shows audiences that even in the midst of challenging situations, we can look for the opportunities that are available to serve our organization and the planet.  

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Leading at the Edge: 6 Steps to Shape the Future of Work

We are currently living through a global crisis, unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. The pandemic has shown us that we are each an apprentice to change. No matter how accomplished we are, we have learned we are not masters. It has also shown us that in the midst of negative impacts, we can look for the opportunities that are available to serve our organization and the planet.

We are not the people we were a year ago. We are being called upon to expand the vision of who we are and what we, and our organizations can do. This is the edge of change where we have to sharpen our capacity to lead. It starts with each one of us – regardless of our job title.

During this interactive session, Gregg will collaborate with participants to answer the following questions:

  • What are the practical strategies to inspire others and lead during these times?
  • How to break out of status quo change management thinking to discover people-centric approaches that actually work?
  • What are the critical mindset and skills I need to be innovative and engage in change rapidly?
  • What are the leadership resources and qualities I need to develop to have the impact the future is requiring of me?
  • How do I influence our teams and our organizations to create the future of work to be even better than we are now?
Harness the Power and Magic of Change

What are the secrets of people who have the ability to create positive change in the world – even in challenging and negative circumstances? They choose to leave behind ‘rah- rah’ platitudes that are ineffective and keep us stuck and move forward with the skills needed to build resilience.

From CEOs and HR professionals to prisoners, nuns, entrepreneurs and everything in between – Gregg takes the audience on a journey as he applies the lessons learned from their inspiring stories to practical applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Participants will not only be able to handle the vast amounts of change but shift to a new vision that the challenge is asking for.
  • Tools for transformation, change and growth that can be put immediately to use. 
  • Participants will be able to break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work. 
Build Your Resilience Superpowers: Ignite Your Change Initiatives

Navigating disruptive change, getting people engaged in our ideas and inspiring them to thrive all at the same time can be overwhelming! We may think we are ‘change ready’ because of our expertise and experience. Yet, as apprentices to change no one is ready for change that might have a negative impact on them or increase the amount of work we have on our plate!

With Gregg’s experience in leading change with diverse populations, he will leave the audience with new insights, relatable stories and solid takeaways all told with a healthy dose of humour.

In this engaging experience, participants will:

  • Acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to accelerate multiple organizational changes and increase resilience.
  • Accomplish more and be innovative when under pressure.
  • Embrace the principles of brain science and take advantage of them.
  • Discover a simple technique to help stay driven in organizational life and get ‘unstuck’ during change.
  • Unleash a powerful process to get out of a problem-based mindset and move into solution-focused thinking to create positive change.
  • Identify strategies to help maintain their productivity during times of change. 
Customized Presentations

Gregg also offers customized industry presentations on change leadership for Educators, Retail, Financial Services and more. View his full presentation descriptions here.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Webinar | Thriving through the Pandemic: Be an Apprentice to Change
We are currently living through a global crisis unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. This pandemic has shown us we are all apprentices to change – not masters. And as we know, no situation requires the same approach. But each requires our full presence, wisdom and action to create the magic of change we know is possible. As we move into the next phase of COVID-19, how do we put our kindest, strongest and bravest foot forward?

During this session participants will:

• Get tips for maintaining momentum to create a positive mindset on their journey of change.

• Prepare to be unprepared and thrive at the same time.

• Break through limitations to open themselves to possibility.

• Leave with an action plan to enhance their resilience and wellbeing.

Webinar | Leadership Habits for Complex Times: How to Engage and Empower Your Team
All of us are being impacted in new ways with what’s going on in the world today. During these times, we have additional challenges leading people while balancing the stress and the overlap of work and increased family commitments.

In this 90 minute session participants will learn how to:

• Lead their team through ambiguity to ensure they are informed and engaged.

• Drive performance and productivity with a remote team.

• Empower remote teams to foster inclusiveness, connection and focus.

• Continue to create trusting relationships and recognize employees while working remotely.

Workshop | Leading Change with Impact
Organizations face the reality of having to produce more at a faster pace, with increased complexity and uncertainty. To get people on board with proposed changes, leaders require skills to guide staff from their current state to the desired future. These workshops are highly interactive and designed to stimulate the transfer of learning back to the workplace. They encompass reflective practice, a small amount of lecture, and guided discussions. 

Key takeaways:

• The 7 change muscles that can be strengthened to increase agility.

• Leadership strategies to keep the team agile.

• How to recognize the reactions to change, and how to respond appropriately.

Gregg has lent his MC skills to large conferences, symposiums, awards dinners and luncheons. Gregg will work with your logistics team and do a thorough walk through to ensure he sets the right tone for the event.

Audience reviews:

  • Gregg Brown is not only an exceptional keynote speaker, he is also an exceptional individual. Gregg was an absolute delight to work with from the planning stages to the delivery of our keynote address. His ability to create a personalized, meaningful and inspirational presentation is second to none. His flexibility and professionalism was highlighted in his ability to pivot from the live stage to the virtual platform. It takes an incredible amount of skill to engage an audience in a virtual environment, but Gregg did it with ease and wit. He truly captured the attention of the audience from start to finish. Looking forward to working with Gregg again!! - Senior Manager of National Conferences and Events, Habitat for Humanity Canada
  • Gregg is a true pro! His attention to detail in the development of content, keynote promotional language and onsite logistical details is impeccable. He put great effort into connecting with the audience. His energy is infectious and his insight provided strong takeaways and a-ha moments for conference delegates

    - Event Manager of Global Exhibitions, Informa Canada
  • Things went VERY well with Gregg. He is a consummate professional. He paid a lot of attention to detail; was very keen on ensuring that we got what we contracted for. We were very satisfied with our whole experience; pre, during and post sessions. I would definitely recommend him.

    - Project Authority, Western Economic Diversification
  • Gregg hit the mark! He was engaging, energizing and challenged us to think beyond our comfort zone. Our team learnt how to think strategically and prepare for the multiple challenges that can impede our ability to handle change.

    - Financial Services Leader
  • Gregg was funny, engaging and interactive. A great speaker. He provided useful strategies for us to be more responsive and engaged in the changes we go through. Gregg made our event a tremendous success!

    - Senior Healthcare Leader
  • Gregg hit the mark. Our sales people are overwhelmed with constant change without even knowing it, affecting their ability to perform and produce positive results. Now they understand how to push through the negativity and can better adapt their sales approach to our customers! - Director of National Sales

Speaker Biography

Gregg Brown is driven to help organizations, leaders, and teams seize opportunities, create positive change and elevate their effectiveness to achieve their best results. The more agile we can be with change – the more we can do!

He believes we are all leaders regardless of our job titles, and we all have the ability to shift people’s mindset during change. Gregg goes beyond traditional theory and looks at ways to break out of standard leadership and change management thinking.

Change leadership is the future of change. We all know doing a plan is easy. Leading your team to success? A different story. Combining brain science with tangible, practical change strategies unleashes your team with new found confidence to seize opportunities and perform under pressure. You build momentum and improve the success of organizational change. That’s being a Change-Ready Leader.

Gregg’s dynamic and interactive presentations are grounded in science, leavened with humour and strengthened by his flair for telling it like it is. Given that more is going to be asked of leaders and teams next year, Gregg’s presentations help people enhance their curiosity, be open to innovation, perform under pressure, and ultimately embrace the opportunity that change provides. Participants leave with actionable strategies for leading change and responding to it efficiently.

Gregg has led numerous change initiatives in large, multi-generational organizations. He was part of the groundbreaking team that opened the first wave of Starbucks in Canada.

Gregg has spoken for leading-edge organizations including MGM, Manulife, BUILDEX, John Hancock, Loyalty One, Conference Board of Canada, Sun Life Financial, Suncor and more.

Gregg has been featured in Entrepreneur, ThriveGlobal, CTV’s The Social, Global News. He has been called a “fixer” by Newstalk 1010- I Heart Radio.

Gregg holds a Master’s of Social Science degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, with a focus on organizational psychology, leadership and performance. He is also an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association.

When not speaking to audiences on change leadership, Gregg volunteers and supports young entrepreneurs in grades 6-12, some who run busy, diversified businesses!