Keynote Speaker Rich Horwath

Rich Horwath

Strategic Thinking and Leadership Expert, Best Selling Author of Deep Dive

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $30,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Illinois, USA

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Rich Horwath’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Rich Horwath is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author on strategy. As the CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute, Rich leads executive teams through the strategy process and has helped more than 50,000 managers around the world develop their strategic thinking skills. A former Chief Strategy Officer and professor of strategy at the graduate level, he brings both real-world experience and practical expertise to help companies build their strategic capabilities. Rich and his work have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, and FOX TV. He is recognized in the textbook Strategy in the 21st Century as one of the key contributors in the history of strategic management and has been introduced by Chief Executive Magazine as “The world’s foremost expert on strategic thinking.”

Rich is the author of six books, including, Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking, which a leader at Intel proclaimed: “If you only read one book on strategy, this has to be that book!” His book, Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, has been described by the Director of Worldwide Operations for McDonalds as “…the most valuable book ever written on strategic thinking.” And Strategy for You: Building a Bridge to the Life You Want, helps people apply the principles of business strategy to their overall life.

Why Rich Horwath

Chief Executive magazine described Rich as “the world’s foremost expert on strategic thinking”, which is the #1 most valued skill in business today.

Rich’s innovative work in the field of strategic thinking has created dozens of proprietary offerings, including the Deep Dive Strategic Thinking System, to help managers become truly strategic leaders. These offerings include strategy facilitation, strategic planning, group workshops, assessments, books, mobile apps, workbooks, software, podcasts, videos and one-to-one strategic coaching for executives. His monthly e-publication entitled Strategic Thinker is read by thousands of business leaders and academicians around the world. Rich served as a professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he was consistently ranked a top professor by students.

More About Speaker, Rich Horwath . . .
Rich Horwath helps individuals, management teams and organizations out-think their competition to create competitive advantage. He blends real-world strategy experience as a former Chief Strategy Officer with his expertise as a professor of strategy at the graduate level.

He earned an MBA with Distinction from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and has completed courses in strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

Testimonials 4

  • “Your keynote speech was by far the most memorable, most educational, and most dynamic of all. You took the complex topic of strategy and condensed it into an easy-to-understand and entertaining event—a task not achievable by many. You are a gifted and dynamic speaker.”

    Tami Spear

    Director of Human Resources, Avis Goodwin

  • “Your keynote speech ‘Be Strategic or Be Gone’ was entertaining, thought-provoking and yet practical for a large audience of senior executives. It was exactly what we hoped for and a big hit.”

    Bob Palumbo

    Vice President, Progress Software

  • “From his content to his delivery, Rich’s presentations on strategic thinking are impeccable. I have never been more impressed with a keynote speaker.”

    LynAnn Henderson

    Marketing Director, Employee Benefits Management Services

  • “Securing Rich Horwath for our keynote presentation was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. He gave such a dynamic presentation, that people were leaving wanting more.”

    Cheryl Ronk

    President, Michigan Society of Association Executives

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