Gregg Ward

Leadership Expert/Speaker; Former NYPD Trainer, Author of the Award-winning, Best-selling Book The Respectful Leader; Founder & Exec. Director of the Center for Respectful Leadership

Gregg is the son of world-famous New York Daily News sportswriter Gene Ward, he was introduced at a young age to scores of sports legends from professional football, tennis and the Olympics. A top leadership keynote speaker, these heroes had a profound impact on Gregg, teaching him the enormous value of determination, hard work, leadership, and respect.

  • Gregg Ward`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Gregg Ward`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Gregg Ward`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Gregg Ward`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Hidden Power of Respect: how respect energizes every relationship

Gregg Ward’s newest, high-energy, story-filled keynote is based on his best-selling, award-winning new book “The Respectful Leader,” and uncovers the brain science for how respect subtly energizes every relationship and how practicing the simple techniques of...

Gregg Ward’s newest, high-energy, story-filled keynote is based on his best-selling, award-winning new book “The Respectful Leader,” and uncovers the brain science for how respect subtly energizes every relationship and how practicing the simple techniques of Respectful Leadership can power results in partnership, productivity and performance that are off the charts!

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The Respectful Leader

Based on his new book, Gregg tells the story of a hot-headed business leader who discovers that disrespect is killing his company from the inside out, destroying morale and profits, and increasing conflict and turnover. With the help of an unassuming yet surprisingly candid ...

Based on his new book, Gregg tells the story of a hot-headed business leader who discovers that disrespect is killing his company from the inside out, destroying morale and profits, and increasing conflict and turnover. With the help of an unassuming yet surprisingly candid maintenance worker, our hero sets off on a journey to learn what respect really is, to understand its enormous impact on the bottom line, and how to remake himself into The Respectful Leader who creates a successful business with off-the-charts results.

 

Key Learnings

How Respect/Disrespect is assumed, developed, earned and lost

Brain science around giving and receiving Respect and Disrespect

The concept of The Respect Strength Meter™ and how we unconsciously check it in every relationship

How Respect is the key to workplace collaboration

The Top 10 practices of Respectful Leadership

How Respectful Leadership drives off-the-charts business results

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Leadership Presence

Gregg introduces and explains the incredible power of stillness. Based on his years of experience as a professional actor in New York and London, and on his long-time collaboration with Cynthia Burnham – expert speaker the and author of The Charisma Edge – Gregg ...

Gregg introduces and explains the incredible power of stillness. Based on his years of experience as a professional actor in New York and London, and on his long-time collaboration with Cynthia Burnham – expert speaker the and author of The Charisma Edge – Gregg demonstrates the enormous power and effectiveness of “stillness” and how it is the core skill of leadership presence. The truth is that while many of today’s leaders are technical geniuses, their leadership presence skill – to powerfully influence others, command a room, and speak so authoritatively that everyone hangs on every word – could use a significant upgrade. Introducing special concepts and techniques around grounding themselves, managing nerves, movement, breathing, and vocal resonance and depth, Gregg quickly helps audiences surprise themselves as to how still, confident and powerful they can become in a very short while.

 

Key Learnings:

The brain science of why

Deep breathing techniques that will save you in every situation

The top ten verbal and physical distractors and how to reduce them down to nothing

The leadership lessons within embodied cognition

How to diplomatically de-escalate high-tension moments

The power of storytelling to influence others

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Bad Behavior & Sticky Situations

Gregg offers insights, techniques and practice for talking to your employees, colleagues, boss or even your CEO about bad behavior, people problems and stick situations. Based on his first book, this highly engaging and informative program goes straight to the heart of the ...

Gregg offers insights, techniques and practice for talking to your employees, colleagues, boss or even your CEO about bad behavior, people problems and stick situations. Based on his first book, this highly engaging and informative program goes straight to the heart of the kinds of workplace challenges that upend careers, destroy respect, teamwork and trust, and cost organizations a bundle. By explaining the relationship dynamics at play in every organization, and teaching the tools and techniques for communicating calmly and effectively with even the most difficult people, Gregg helps audiences gain valuable skills and high levels of confidence in talking about things that matter most, but no one wants to discuss. Then, drawing on his years of experience as a professional stage actor in New York and London, Gregg transforms himself into your employee, colleague, boss or CEO inviting program participants up on stage to practice their new skills in an unforgettable, confidence-building experience that will have your audience talking about it for years.

Key Learnings:

The Top 10 Bad Behaviors, People Problems & Sticky Situations that every organization will experience sooner or later

The Art & Science of Direct Communication

Building A Business Case for The Difficult Discussion

The Key Tools & Techniques for Breaking It To Them Effectively

The One Up, One Down Hierarchical Trap and How to Escape It

Self-Management When The Tension Is Really, Really High

Getting Agreement On Behavioral Change – even from the CEO!

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Bad Behavior, People Problems & Sticky Situations (keynote)

All of Us: Diversity, Beyond Race and Gender

Experiential learning program featuring live, professional actors portraying your employees, managers and prospective customers and clients

Team-Building, Leadership, Change & Conflict Resolution Workshop

Interactive facilitation programs

How To Manage The 21st Century Employee

About Keynote Speaker Gregg Ward

Taught By Sports Legends. The son of world-famous New York Daily News sportswriter Gene Ward, Gregg was introduced at a young age to scores of sports legends from professional football, tennis and the Olympics. These heroes had a profound impact on Gregg, teaching him the enormous value of determination, hard work, leadership and respect.

Serving the NYPD. Then, in 1986 while working as a professional theater artist in New York, Gregg received an unexpected invitation from the NYPD that literally changed the course of his life. Collaborating with a team of experts, Gregg developed a powerful “experiential learning” program for police officers that utilized Gregg’s performance, improvisational and facilitation skills. It was considered a huge success by NYPD’s leadership and was featured in major media including The New York Times and CNN.

Decades of Experience. Since then Gregg has developed and delivered over 2,000 separate keynote speeches, programs and seminars using his unique techniques; facilitated scores of strategic planning sessions and offsite meetings for global corporations; appeared on network television and radio, written numerous books and articles; and coached hundreds of senior executives and managers throughout North America and Western Europe.

 

Testimonials

“Your general session keynote was a dynamic reminder for those new to leadership and those who have been leaders for decades. We received a lot of great feedback on your presentation. Thank you!”

Yvonne de la Pena

Executive Director, CA Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee Biennial Conference.

“Gregg, your keynote was absolutely first rate! We hung on every word. Great job!”

Rick Gentry

CEO, San Diego Housing Commission

“There are very few speakers in this world that I have instant respect for. Gregg Ward is one of them.”

Christy Fleurat

President SoCal Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

“Gregg Ward knows that common sense in the workplace is not necessarily common practice. Read The Respectful Leader and learn how the simple act of treating others with respect can transform individuals, departments, and organizations for the greater good.”

Ken Blanchard

Co-Author, The New One Minute Manager®

“Gregg Ward’s incredible sense of respect and appreciation for supporting others through listening and motivating provide him with a premier point of expertise in identifying the essential skills every leader should exercise to become more effective.”

Nina Tassler

Advisor and Former Chairman, CBS Entertainment

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