Speaker Sterling Hawkins

Sterling Hawkins

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Transformational Leadership Expert

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

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About Speaker Sterling Hawkins…

Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible in our time. He has spent his career igniting new views and inspiring people to act on them.

Why Sterling Hawkins?

    • Involved with the launch, growth or investment in over 50 companies to understand what breakthrough innovation takes to be realized
    • Fifth-generation retailer background, having to master the intersection of human behavior and technology under extreme competition
    • Works with Fortune 500 companies (P&G, Synchrony Financial, United Nations) to drive adoption of new technology, making better decisions, faster
    • Found in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times and Forbes

His journey has been non-traditional right from the beginning. Sterling grew up in a fifth-generation retailer, having to master the intersection of human behavior and technology under extreme competition. In 2004, Sterling co-founded, launched, and sold his first technology company, Convena, where he developed innovative approaches to beat competition, handle high-growth and achieve performance no matter the obstacles.

He went on to be involved with the launch, growth or investment of over 50 companies. Today, Sterling reviews over 1,000 new technology companies every year, further refining the keys to realizing breakthrough, innovation and giving back that experience as a mentor to leading entrepreneurs working through exponential growth. He is the co-founder of CART, a platform to drive adoption of emerging technologies at fortune 500 companies. And he speaks and runs workshops around the world for clients such as Samsung, Criteo, Synchrony Financial and the United Nations.

Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drive change delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action.

Sterling is a certified yoga teacher and adventure seeker, regularly pushing his own boundaries of what’s possible by skydiving, century bike riding, shark diving, and even camping in the Sahara. He brings that energy of maximizing human potential and breaking past limiting beliefs to everything he does. Currently living in Los Angeles, he has been seen in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Tomes and Forbes.

Sterling is inspiring a network of entrepreneurs, investors and fortune 500 companies, actively shaping the future for the betterment of business, communities, and the human condition. Of course, he’s still regularly found on adventures.

Testimonials 4

  • Sterling combines powerful storytelling with meaningful information and tools leaving listeners excited and empowered to take action. He’s one of only a few speakers I’ve seen that actually makes a real difference. We’ll definitely have him back!

    Michael Mikyska

    Managing Director, Innerworkings, Inc.

  • Over my many years running events around the world, few if any of my 2,000+ speakers delivered as remarkable a performance as Sterling did at Seamless Asia.

    Oliver Arscott

    Director, Terrapinn

  • Sterling is one of the best speakers I’ve worked with in more than 5-years of producing events. He delivers that rare combination of insightful, well thought out content with a sparkling, entertaining and memorable presentation style. Audience members raved about him for weeks following the event.

    Tyler Lettich

    Team Lead & Senior Content Production Manager, Innovation Enterprise

  • Sterling was not only a delight to work with, but had rave reviews from our audience of executives! His energy was contagious, and he provided real strategies for success and inspiration, to send us out with a bang after three full days of content. Highly recommend Sterling as your next keynote!

    Maddie Rollason

    Senior Manager of Production at Winsight LLC

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Executive Workshops & Advances

Most companies, organizations and people accept linear, incremental growth — a function of looking into the past (what happened last week, last month, last year), seeing what there is to fix, adjust or change and then moving forward. From that context, the realized results are only an incrementally better version of what already exists. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that. As businesses and as human beings, this just leaves us being and looking like a slightly better version of the status quo. 

I have discovered that there’s something more we can do to break out of this vicious circle and create exceptional results. 

Designed for executives and teams committed to breakthrough leadership at a level few may ever attain to create exponential growth in their organizations. 

Breakthrough leadership is critical and essential in today’s increasingly fast paced world. It is the kind of leadership needed to produce what’s truly possible for a company, to make a difference and cause significant impact in the marketplace. 

We break comfortable leadership to develop people to realize exceptional results. The programs disrupt current cognitive models that only produce incremental results and force new thinking to take place. We also explore the relationship between traditional linear learning perspectives and the core aspects of what it means to be a leader beyond the title to produce results other than what you believed was possible when your journey first began. 

By application only, the workshops provide an unprecedented opportunity to network, learn and be coached by Sterling Hawkins and his team while experiencing the most spectacular destinations on earth. 

***There is no one-size-fits-all workshop because all people & teams are different.


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