Chris Laping

Keynote Speaker, Author, Consultant

  • Chris Laping`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Chris Laping`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • Chris Laping`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Chris Laping`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

People Before Things—Always!

Gallup reports that 70% of all change initiatives fail. Why do some organizations succeed at delivering change while others don’t? Quite simply, their leaders put people before things. Using concepts from his debut book, in this talk Chris helps audiences visualize how they ...

Gallup reports that 70% of all change initiatives fail. Why do some organizations succeed at delivering change while others don’t? Quite simply, their leaders put people before things. Using concepts from his debut book, in this talk Chris helps audiences visualize how they can become CHANGE leaders. Intended for any executive, middle manager or grassroots influencer, this is a message for all levels of leadership!

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Inspiring Crazy Loyalty

Unfortunately, we often hear stories and jokes that suggest IT is not seen as an equal to “the business.” The reality: IT has an opportunity to drive game-changing outcomes that inspire “crazy loyalty” in the communities they serve. In this talk, Chris focuses on the ...

Unfortunately, we often hear stories and jokes that suggest IT is not seen as an equal to “the business.” The reality: IT has an opportunity to drive game-changing outcomes that inspire “crazy loyalty” in the communities they serve. In this talk, Chris focuses on the fundamental mind shift that IT leaders and engineers must make to evolve their role and become transformative leaders.

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About Keynote Speaker Chris Laping

Chris Laping has been engaging audiences with disruptive ideas on innovation and roller coaster storytelling. Now, he is hitting the stage as author of his debut book, People Before Things, to take audiences on a journey that focuses on how great organizations take care of people and inspire a culture of change. Whether it’s a large audience at a national conference or a small, private group, Chris brings the same passion and energy to each talk—and with content that’s tailored for each unique situation!

Prior to founding People Before Things, LLC, Chris served as SVP, Business Transformation and CIO at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. In these roles, he was a highly contributing member of a management team that completed a successful turnaround, taking the company from an $8 stock price to $89 in just a few years. Chris has 25 years of technology and change leadership experience across multiple brands and industries and has been widely recognized for his innovative thought leadership. He was named a Top 5 Social Business Leader by The Economist, Social Business Technology Leader by InformationWeek and Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld. The work of the teams he led has been spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company and CIO Magazine, among others.

Testimonials

“Chris came to speak to our innovation community. He did a great job and really framed how accepting failure is essential to becoming a learning organization and driving success. Chris was engaging, entertaining and inspiring. He sparked in us a different way to think about the challenges we face each day.”

Frank Palase

SVP Strategy & Innovation, AT&T

“Chris gave an outstanding keynote address at our annual leadership conference. His willingness to spend time tailoring his presentation by getting an in-depth understanding of our organization helped him deliver a message that resonated with our employees and left everyone feeling motivated.”

Jeff Puttkammer, M. Ed.

Director, Learning and Development, HSS

“Every organization—for-profit, non-profit, secular, sacred—will benefit from Chris’ expertise, experience and vision. His presentation ignited dialog that rippled from ourselves as clergy leadership to the congregational level. This is a vital conversation for every leader!”

Rev. Brigette Weier

Pastor of Faith Formation, Bethany Lutheran Church

“I have witnessed few presenters in my life who in just minutes are able to evoke laughter and head nodding across a large audience like Chris does.”

Tyler Beecher

CEO at Trace3

“Chris Laping remains one of the most memorable and influential speakers Hospitality Technology has had the pleasure of working with.”

Abigail A. Lorden

Group Editor-in-Chief, Hospitality Technology & Vertical Systems Reseller magazines

“Thanks so much for being there! You are AMAZING and have found your calling. I wish you would have had a longer time slot!!!”

2016 Evolve Conference Attendee

 

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