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Wisdom + Action = The Magic of Change

How do I tailor my speaking engagements to you? Whether virtual or in person, one size does not fit all!

In our first conversation, I get to know your people and your challenges.

I determine with you the level of audience engagement that will ensure the wisdom of your team comes to the forefront.

All of my speaking engagements include real world insights, grounded in science and practice, relatable stories, and solid takeaways with a healthy dose of humour.

In alignment with your objectives, I work with your audience to break out of standard change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work.

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During change, we lead alongside our teams. Our goal? To create a space that is change-ready. This is a space where judgement is replaced by discernment, fear is replaced by courage, and where vulnerability creates resilience.

When wisdom and action come together…BAM!
That’s when the magic of change happens!

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?  From CEOs and HR professionals 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 build resilience.

They use real knowledge and insights that are not only unconventional, but will leave you inspired to open your mind and heart to change. 

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 and magic of change to make it happen!

In this dynamic experience:

  • You will not only be able to handle the vast amounts of change but shift to the new vision that the challenge is asking 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. 
  • You will break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work. 
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Your energy was infectious, it was what we needed to start the day. I saw people scribbling down lots of reflections.
Executive Director, KPMG
Gregg’s engaging keynote gave the audience new perspectives with plenty of tips to use in the workplace.
Executive Director, Nursing Organization
I highly recommend Gregg to help your team perform better. His session provided excellent tools for our team manage change effectively.
Vice President, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
Build Your Resilience Superpowers: Ignite Your Change Initiatives

Navigating disruptive change, getting people we influence 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 my experiences leading change with diverse populations, I’ll leave you with new insights, relatable stories and solid takeaways all told with a healthy dose of humour. 

Break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work!

In this engaging experience, you will:

  • Acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to accelerate multiple organizational changes and increase your resilience
  • 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 problem-based mindset and move into solution-focused thinking to create positive change.
  • Identify strategies to help you and your colleagues maintain their productivity during times of change.
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Your keys to resilience are now my new best friends. Thank you for inspirational insights & your thoughtful words.
Vice President, Global Foodservice Leader
Gregg shared personal anecdotes to put the audience at ease and took comments and moments from the day and brought them to life.
Event Planner, Financial Services Organization
Everyone was so engaged with Gregg’s presentation and Twitter was chirping!
Vice President, Global Foodservice Leader
Expand Your Leadership Potential: Shift What You can Do

Are you a leader? A manager? Are you in the process of entering a new role? We would all like to excel at being a leader or a manager. How do you do that a world that is constantly changing, and motivate yourself and your team at the same time?

Research shows leaders who have a medium to a high level of talent for managing others contribute about 48% higher profit to their companies than average managers! (Gallup, April 2015). Now that motivates me! 

Managing others not only requires a unique mindset and the necessary skills, but it requires that we prepare ourselves to adapt and navigate change, and influence others to embrace change as well.

In this interactive keynote, I help you discover how new leaders can learn to harness their energy, maintain their integrity, and step into new roles as  leaders, mentors, managers and more – all the while adapting to change along the way.

Expand the vision of who you are and what you can do!

You will:

  • Explore how to overcome challenges faced by new managers, such as trying to maintain relationships with your team as you transition into your new role
  • Learn how to shift your and your team’s mindset to keep teams engaged and productive
  • Examine methods to balance relationships, take a strategic perspective, drive results, and engage your teams during change
  • Determine specific actions you can take to shift effectively to your new role
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His energy is infectious and his insight provided strong takeaways and a-ha moments for conference delegates.
Conference Manager, Buildex Conferences
Gregg’s use of humour to approach challenging topics made the keynote relatable and relevant.
Director, Sun Life Financial
The one hour session was informative, eye-opening and utterly entertaining.
Managing Director, CAPREIT Investment Trust
Customized Workshops & Webinars

I offer customized workshops and webinars to audiences of all sizes. In a smaller group setting, I take a conversational approach, allowing your team the place to question everything as they integrate the content into their work experience.

 Get your questions answered, connect as a team, and experience the magic of change in action.

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Gregg is an amazing facilitator. He connects with his audience by creating a comfortable, fun and engaging setting. Gregg’s practical and insightful approach sparks highly interactive sessions and many tangible takeaways. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again.
Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Treatment Network
Change. What is it good for? Create Positive Change in Your Work and the Community

We all experience change, whether positive or negative, no matter the industry we work in, our job title, our skills or our accomplishments. When positive change happens, we are ready to accept it with open arms, but what happens when we face negative change? That’s when we have to decide to step into a negative environment and use our capabilities and skills to create the positive. 

Are you “change-ready?” 

Like you, Gregg has wondered at the magic of change, and has devoted his life's work to what change really means and how people can harness it instead of resent it. Drawing on real-life experiences, testimonials, and solid takeaways that he has learned over the years, Gregg guides audiences through interactive and thought-provoking change initiatives that will leave you inspired. 

Break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that work!

Attendees will:

  • Acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to accelerate multiple organizational changes
  • Identify unique ways to accomplish more and be innovative when under pressure
  • Embrace the principles of brain science and how to 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 problem-based mindset and move into solution-focused thinking to create positive change.
  • Identify strategies to help team members maintain their productivity during times of change.
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Ignite Your Leadership Potential: The Change all Managers Need, to Succeed!

Are you a leader? A manager? Are you in the process of entering a new role? We would all like to excel at being a leader or a manager, correct? How do you do that, however, in a world that is constantly changing, and turn a profit at the same time? 

Research shows managers and leaders who have a medium to a high level of talent for managing others contribute about 48% higher profit to their companies than average managers! [source

Managing others not only requires a unique mindset and the necessary skills, but it requires that we prepare ourselves to accept and grow with change, and influence others to do so as well. 

Through his highly acclaimed interactive keynote, Gregg reveals how new leaders can learn to harness their energy, maintain their integrity, and grow in their skills as leaders, mentors, managers and more, through understanding and utilizing change! 

Participants will:

  • Explore how to overcome challenges faced by new managers, such as trying to maintain relationships with your team as you transition into your new role
  • Learn how to shift you and your team’s mindset to keep teams engaged and productive
  • Examine methods to balance relationships, take a strategic perspective, drive results, and engage your teams during change
  • Determine specific actions you can take to help you shift effectively to the manager role 
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INFORMATIVE AND UTTERLY ENTERTAINING

Gregg’s keynote at our recent company event was fantastic. It was informative, eye-opening and utterly entertaining. Our team were very engaged and all spoke so highly of the presentation. Gregg really put effort into ensuring he knew about our company’s operations and took the time to learn about why we decided to hold the event in the first place. We definitely recommend Gregg.

 Judy Harkai,Managing Director, CAPREIT Investment Trust

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“Your keys to Resilience are now my new best friends. Thank you for inspirational insights & your kind words.”

~ Vice President, Global Foodservice Leader

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Excellent Tools

Gregg is engaging, inspiring and entertaining.  His session on leadership resilience was thoughtful,  well presented, and provided excellent tools for our team to be able to manage change effectively.  I highly recommend Gregg to help your team perform better.

—Steven Hutcheon | VP of Operations,
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

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Down to Earth

“Gregg Brown was an excellent speaker to kick off day two of our conference. Energetic, down to earth, Gregg had researched and ‘knew’ his audience.  His engaging keynote gave his audience new perspectives on resiliency with plenty of tips to take back and use in the workplace.”

Frances MacCusworth Assoc. Executive Director, Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

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"Gregg brings great energy and knowledge to the stage. I’ve booked Gregg for numerous keynotes over the years because of his ability to engage the audience with relevant humour, useful stories and most importantly, practical takeaways. Conference participants always find him enjoyable and easy to connect with!"

Testimonials

" Gregg is an extremely engaging and entertaining speaker. We wouldn’t hesitate to have him back! "

Kristen Carscallen, Partner, CHR

KPMG
" Gregg has been a game changer for our organization. His ability to connect with any audience combined with his knowledge of our business & culture are a force multiplier. We seek him out any chance we get. "

Hilary Quosai, VP Client Services

John Hancock
" Gregg is a true pro! His energy is infectious and insight provided strong takeaways and a-ha moments for conference delegates. "

Nicole Etherington, Event Manager

Informa
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Learn What Works

Your team will break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work.

Gregg's books show that it’s the simple techniques that create the biggest waves of change.

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The Top 10 Change Hacks

Over the last 30 years of working with diverse groups of people in many different environments, I’ve discovered that there is one thing we have in common in order to thrive: the power to break through limitations and create positive change in our world.

As Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet and mystic put it, "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.” This involves suspending judgment about what you feel is right or wrong about the change and developing a strategy to bring skeptical team members on board.

I hope you enjoy the conversational style of this book, gain some new insights and refresh your memory of material you may already know.

Ready...Set...Change AGAIN!

While change is a big topic, with many models, theories, processes and steps, I felt a need to have a quick and handy reference book that comes from the over 25 years of experience I have in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Regardless of the type of audience I’ve spoken to, they needed to know how to plan for change, to improve how they handle all the changes thrown at them, how to help the people around them adapt to change – while at the same time, continuing to do all the regular work in our lives!

I hope you find it useful!

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Gregg shows that it’s the simple techniques that create the biggest waves of change.

Change happens constantly and quickly in our lives

While change is a big topic, with many models, theories, processes and steps, I felt a need to have a quick and handy reference book that comes from the over 25 years of experience I have in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Regardless of the type of audience I’ve spoken to, they needed to know how to plan for change, to improve how they handle all the changes thrown at them, how to help the people around them adapt to change – while at the same time, continuing to do all the regular work in our lives!

I hope you find it useful!

 

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