Dennis Brouwer

Deconstruction Artist, Speaker, Innovator, Author

  • Dennis Brouwer`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dennis Brouwer`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

  • Dennis Brouwer`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dennis Brouwer`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

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Playing with Fire: Six Core Mindsets of Teams in Danger

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The Challenge: Preparing for the Unthinkable

The world’s gone crazy and uncertainty is the new normal. But that doesn’t change the fact that you need to pick your way through the daily risk of doing business while preparing for “black swan” events like cyber attacks, threats to public safety and dramatic shifts in the political or competitive landscape. It’s time to learn from organizations that routinely work in high-intensity environments where risk is high and the consequences of failure are immediate and irreversible.

 

Learning Objectives

1) Learn the Six Core Mindsets of Teams in Danger and be better prepared for the risks of accidents and disasters.

2) Learn to recognize and break through entrenched “Either/Or” thinking that undermines safety, preparedness and organizational readiness.

3) Discover the Three Building Blocks of highly prepared and adaptive organizations.

4) Master the three questions that highly prepared teams routinely ask. Improve efficiency and agility through preparedness planning and investment.

 

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Becoming the Feared Competitor: Five Core Values of the World's Great Software Teams

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The Challenge: Building a Team that Thrives in an Uncertain World

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Learning Objectives

1) Learn the Five Core Values of the world’s most productive development teams.

2) Discover fresh approaches to solving complex, ingrained problems.

3) Develop a deeper understanding of your value in the market and in the minds of your customers and prospects.

4) Identify when it’s time to challenge conventional wisdom about your business model and market.

5) Build a culture that values spontaneity, agility and value creation.

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Building Agile Leaders: Serving the People Who Serve Your Customers

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In a world where the playing field has been leveled and everyone has access to the same technology, skills and markets, how do you compete? Agile leadership, focused on helping our teams deliver sustainable value to our customers is the answer. That means letting go of the traditional levers of power and embracing transparency, openness and adaptation and a sense of curiosity about what’s possible.

 

Learning Objectives

1) Embrace the Six Key Challenges to the Servant Leader

2) Learn to Develop Trust and Act Decisively in Service to a Shared Vision

3) Develop the Courage to Delegate, Commit and Master Accountability

4) Reward and Invest in Creativity and Responsible Risk-taking

5) Build a Learning Organization Designed to Thrive in Uncertainty

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About Keynote Speaker Dennis Brouwer

About Speaker Dennis Brouwer…

Dennis Brouwer brings a completely unique perspective to the challenge of thriving in a chaotic world. In his most recent corporate executive role, he led a team of 135 business development professionals with P&L responsibility for over $3b in global revenue. Across multiple businesses, he has launched or revamped over 100 global products and services and personally led the turnaround of a failing $300m global IT services business.

Early in his career, he served in the inherently hazardous world of naval aviation as a carrier-based naval flight officer and mission commander, and accumulated nearly 1,000 hours of flight time and 200 carrier landings. During that time he also served as a special weapons loading officer on the flight deck and in the squadron Safety Department as an in-flight evaluator, safety and operations trainer and award-winning tactics instructor. He is a graduate of the Navy’s specialized survival programs for open-water and jungle environments, as well as SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape), the capstone “prisoner of war experience” course for all combat aviators.

After leaving the Navy, he led product management organizations tasked with anticipating the future and funding, quantifying and completing the development efforts, both technical and business, to make it real. As a result, Dennis possesses a deep understanding of the importance of overall preparedness, the psychology of risk and the very real dangers of complacency. He has honed this knowledge in industries as diverse as internet/cloud services, aviation, financial services, manufacturing and cybersecurity, and in start-ups, mid-size businesses and as a senior executive in a Fortune 200 company.

Dennis is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership coaching program and the author “The Return on Leadership, a book that defines and quantifies the impact of the leader on growth in people, teams and markets.

Testimonials

“The most important things I look for in an executive are leadership, judgment, ego-maturity and self-awareness. Dennis brings those factors to life and makes clear what’s possible with the combination of Creative leadership, a winning business model and a dynamic, resilient culture.”

Peter VanCamp

Executive Chairman, Equinix

“An important new concept in the leadership world…amazing stories and some clear thinking about what it takes to lead today…a winner. Brouwer’s been in the leadership hot seat, made the difficult decisions, and learned from his mistakes.”

Dr. Nick Morgan

CEO, PublicWords

“A fresh perspective on Leadership that brings home all the concepts of Vision, Execution, and Engagement. As an HR Leader in a competitive world of FinTech, this is now my “go-to” approach when it comes to company strategy and its leadership, as we continue to reinvent ourselves and attract and retain the best talent.”

Lyuba Golberg

Chief People Officer, TradingScreen

“Clear, concise, and articulate… Brouwer offers an energetic, lively and rational narrative sculpted to realign your way of thinking while providing rich examples from his own life as reinforcement.” 

Craig Jacobsen

Event Manager, Wisconsin Historical Society

“Brouwer identifies the three behaviors most commonly associated with leaders of successful organizations, highlights the combination of executive characteristics common to successful leaders, and provides an actionable plan to improve their leadership – and it works. I was lucky enough to be part of the submarine stalking story that is central to his book, and it’s all true.”

Dr. Fred Drake

Head of Faculty, Naval War College

“A great storyteller who brings inspiration to people on the front lines.”

Shea Long

SVP, Commercial Innovation, Centene Corp.

“Dennis’ background and experience(s) are uniquely suited to have laid the groundwork for his insightful look at Leadership and what that means to the individual and the team.”

Matthew Bowe

CEO, Matthew Bowe Design/Build

“I was lucky enough to have worked for Dennis during the time he led the business transformation at SAVVIS, and can vouch for not only the exceptional turnaround, but also how his leadership style and unified vision truly re-invigorated a group of great, but disenfranchised employees into a team with a shared vision who were able to move mountains!”

Matthew Holway

Director, Network Product Management, CenturyLink

“An original thinker with a deep intuitive understanding of what makes a good leader, D.L. Brouwer does a fabulous job of translating his own life’s experience into leadership best practices that cross industry boundaries.”

Ron Allen

Lead Senior Engineer, KBRwyle

“Brouwer expertly breaks down the leadership imperatives of Vision, Engagement, and Execution in a story-telling style that is immediately relatable and actionable. He provides valuable insights into what makes teams work – and what doesn’t – and offers a roadmap to personal leadership enlightenment and organizational growth.”

Carver Matheidas

Vice President of Sales, Zoomi

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