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Gregg Brown


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Change and Future of Work Strategist, Forbes Coaches Council Member

Gregg Brown has spoken to CEOs and front-line workers, Fortune 500 companies, associations, governments and engaged audiences from the UN, NATO, World Bank, and the CDC to name a few. Gregg shares ideas that inspire us to action, and when combined with great stories, create a transformational experience versus simply an informational one. Gregg’s tailored keynotes will help your team feel passionate about increasing their impact, creating positive change and most importantly, thrive in the future of work. An internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, and top-rated speaker on leading change, navigating organizational transformation and the future of work, Gregg has shared his ideas in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, as well as on CTV’s the Social and Global News.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
Contact us for more information about this speaker & their virtual presentations. Click here for some of the most popular formats for virtual events.
Are You Ready for Take-Off: Navigate Your Future in a Post-Pandemic World.

Many organizations are faced with the reality of having to produce more at a faster pace, with increased complexity and uncertainty. To get ready for take-off in our new world, our brains must be future-ready.

What are the secrets of people who have the ability to create positive change in world?

From CEOs and teachers, to prisoners, nuns, entrepreneurs and everything in between – we can apply the lessons learned from their inspiring stories to our everyday lives.

The secret? They choose to leave behind ‘rah-rah’ platitudes that are ineffective and keep us stuck and move forward with the skills needed to take off and navigate the future.

They use real knowledge and insights that are not only humourous, but will leave you inspired to open your mind and heart to be even better at change than you are now. When we are called upon to expand the vision of who we are and what our teams and organizations can do, we can harness the incredible power of change to make it happen.

In this dynamic experience:

  • Engage your brain to be future ready.
  • Acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to accelerate multiple organizational changes
  • You will not only be able to handle the vast amounts of change but shift to the new vision that is being asked of you.
  • Tools for transformation, change and growth are shared to tackle the changes that are coming down the pipe that you can immediately use.
  • Break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work.
Leading at the Edge: Navigate the Future of Work Strategically and Decisively

We are currently living through a global crisis, unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime.

The pandemic has 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 shift our mindset, 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 keynote, we will answer the questions:

  • What are the practical strategies to inspire others and lead during these times?
  • What are 3 steps I can take to quickly lead others through change?
  • How to break out of status quo change management thinking to discover people-centric approaches that actually work?
  • 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 to create the future of work to be even better than we are now?
Be Future-Ready: Build Your Resilience Superpowers

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, 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:

  • Discover three ways to accomplish more and be innovative when under pressure.
  • Embrace the principles of brain science and use them to your advantage
  • 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 tactical mindset and move into strategic, solution-focused thinking to create positive change.
  • Identify strategies to help maintain 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 believes that we are all more change ready than we think, yet when we are under pressure, we can sometimes forget what to do!

Using practical, real world examples, Gregg’s keynotes combine organizational psychology, behavioral science, change management – with a healthy dose of relatable humour – to help you create the best future of work for you and your team.

An award winner in the fields of leadership and change, Gregg has been helping leaders and teams seize opportunities, create positive change and elevate their effectiveness in the workplace for over 30 years.

Gregg was part of the ground breaking team that opened the first wave of Starbucks stores in Canada. With a strong interest in working with different communities, he then worked with one of the most challenging – and rewarding groups—inmates in federal penitentiaries. Since those early days, he has focused his work on change leadership and how to navigate the future of work – strategically and decisively.

Gregg has shared his expertise in numerous publications including Forbes, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Entrepreneur, as well as being called “The Fixer” by CKNW I Heart Radio. He is on the Forbes Coaches Council and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, with a focus on organizational psychology, leadership and performance. Gregg is also an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association.

With humour and heart, 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.