We all know the only thing constant is change. So why is it so hard for us to predict and deal with? Change comes in all forms, whether your small startup is finally taking off or your large corporation needs decluttering, it’s never an easy process.
That’s why BigSpeak brings you our top change management speakers. Each speaker has a different outlook on growth and is able to guide you through any daunting changes that may lie on the horizon. We can help you choose the best one to ease your growing pains.
Frits van Paasschen
Frits Van Paasschen is a top business and change management speaker, author, and former CEO. He has served as CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Coors Brewing Company, and as Nike’s President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. His book The Disruptors’ Feast details the forces that are disrupting the status quo and how businesses can evolve and thrive in changing environments.
In his talks, he explains how your company can keep up with changes like digital technology, global development, and urbanization. His diverse experience makes him an asset to any industry. Frits also speaks five languages and holds dual U.S. and Dutch citizenship.
Robert Sutton is an organizational change keynote speaker, Stanford Professor, and New York Times bestselling author. His research focuses on organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. His current research, The Friction Project, focuses on causes and cures for destructive organizational friction, as well as how to utilize good friction.
His latest book, The Asshole Survival Guide (a follow up to his New York Times bestseller The No Asshole Rule) focuses on strategies for avoiding, outwitting, disarming, and escaping workplace jerks. He has published over 150 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and management outlets, including the Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly.
Lisa Bodell is a recognized global leader in behavior change, whose innovation skill-building firm has transformed hundreds of Fortune 500 companies by Eliminating Complexity and Unleashing Innovation.
She helps organizations eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace Simplicity—and Lisa has the roadmap to move them to action.
Gibson Biddle, also known as Gib, is a business speaker, product advisor, Stanford lecturer, and Board Observer and Executive-in-Residence for NerdWallet. Prior to NerdWallet, he spent five years (2005-2010) transforming Netflix from a startup to an industry dominator as the VP of Product Management. He helped grow their consumer base from 2 million to 13 million and revolutionized the video streaming process before leaving the company in 2010.
He learned about the making the tough decisions while working at Netflix and innovating their process to revolutionize the movie-watching industry.
Avish Parashar is an experienced, innovative, energetic, and humorous speaker who uses his more than 15 years of experience performing, directing, and teaching improv comedy to deliver unique and refreshing presentations to a variety of audiences.
Weaving together humorous stories, jokes, audience interaction, and improv comedy games, Avish keeps the audience engaged while imparting a key lesson: Planning is Important, but Improvising is Essential! No matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, and the Universe will throw you a curveball. Your success and sanity are directly related to how you respond to these challenges. By the end of Avish’s presentation you will have key tools to flow with all that life throws at you.
Bill Hawkins specializes in leadership development and education. He leverages the latest research on leadership effectiveness coupled with on-the-job experience to deliver practical, high-impact leadership keynotes, education workshops and highly effective executive one-on-one coaching.
His best-known talk “What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There” explains how the skills, talents, and abilities that made you or your team success will probably not further you to the next level. He discusses how innovating and personal growth is key and guides his audiences in finding that within themselves.
Dr. Julie Williamson
Julie Williamson, Ph.D. is an expert on change. She has worked around the world with some of the largest companies, helping them set and execute strategy and transformation. At the same time, she has worked with small, local organizations (for-profit, nonprofit, and government) to drive success as they seek to grow their revenue and impact their communities.
As an executive consultant, Julie has helped clients deliver accelerated growth and increased value to their customers, communities, and colleagues.