$20,000 - $30,000
$10,000 - $15,000
Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible for people and companies in our time. He has spent his life coming back from the brink to sell companies, finish ultra-marathons, and getting results #NoMatterWhat it takes.
Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and has given a TED talk with over 55,000 views on the topic of discomfort being necessary for innovation. He is a top-rated keynote speaker on the #NoMatterWhat approach to driving growth innovation and results, regardless of what’s happening in the world. His keynotes share meaningful strategies delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action.
His journey has been non-traditional right from the beginning. Sterling grew up a 5th generation retailer, having to master the intersection of technology and extreme competition. In 2004, Sterling Hawkins co-founded, launched, and sold his first technology company, Convena, where he developed innovative approaches to beat the competition, handle high-growth and achieve performance no matter the obstacles.
He went on to be involved with the launch, growth, and/or investment in over 50 companies. Today, Sterling reviews over 1,000 new companies every year further refining the keys to realizing breakthrough results regardless of circumstances and giving back that experience as a mentor to high-growth entrepreneurs working through heavy competition and instability in the world. He is the co-founder of CART, a platform to drive the 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 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 trekking in the Sahara. He brings that energy of maximizing human potential and breaking past limiting beliefs to everything he does. Currently living in Colorado, he has been seen in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times, and Forbes.
Sterling Hawkins is inspiring a network of #NoMatterWhat leaders, 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.
Why Book Sterling?
- 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
#NoMatterWhat — THE 5 SYSTEMS TO ACHIEVE BREAKTHROUGH RESULTS IN YOUR BUSINESS & LIFE REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES
Everyone should have access to the radical idea behind achieving breakthrough growth #NoMatterWhat. Now it’s your turn. From having come back from the brink to sell companies, finish ultra-marathons and achieve results #NoMatterWhat it took, Sterling has integrated those experiences with extensive research to create a system that unlocks the potential inside of any one and any company. Meaningful growth, regardless of circumstances, is driven by one thing and one thing only: your culture. You’ll learn the most important systems that have been at the core of — multi-billion dollar wins, industry disruptions and even hardened criminals transforming their lives to get out of jail — to take and implement as soon as you walk out the door. Getting this unique perspective will forever change how you approach business and life. Sterling uses heart-wrenching personal stories, hilarious anecdotes and inspirational videos that’s not only informational and entertaining, but contains exactly what it takes to transform your business. Audiences participate as an undeniable truth sets in, that each one of them can embody the 5 practices it takes to realize even the most audacious growth under the most difficult circumstances. Participants are left empowered, excited and equipped to change the world, #NoMatterWhat.
HOW LEADERS INNOVATE — CAPTURE THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE
We live in a world today of exponential growth and accelerating change. Changing ourselves and our businesses is more necessary than ever. But how? Delivered to global rave reviews in his TEDx talk, Sterling’s background in working with hundreds of startups and Fortune 500 companies has led to the discovery that leading innovation is about embracing our human experience.
He’ll illuminate how personal discomfort gives access to breakthrough growth of any type and how to find the courage to not just accept it but to get out ahead of it to be able to lead change as the only competitive advantage. In this provocative talk, you can step back and see your leadership potential and how it's directly tied to putting yourself on the line for the benefit of those you lead.
The talk is a motivational and eye-opening experience where Sterling shares how leaders of companies of any size can embrace the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as robots, IoT and AI and create something completely new without losing who they are in the process.
CREATING THE FUTURE OF COMMERCE
Sterling was raised in his family’s supermarket, where his Dad created one of the first digital loyalty programs in the US, and together they created the first personalized marketing system for retailers.
Retail today is changing faster than ever before. Venture dollars have accelerated startups flooding the market and COVID-19 has forever changed the face of modern retailing. Taking what he learned in his family’s organization about the creation of value and the importance of people and connection, then combining it with unique, completely new abilities of countless technologies, Sterling explores how we arrived at this point, the surprising future in store for us and how we can create a future which fulfills on our business essentials and delivers on our customers' wants and needs.
Sterling’s leadership and vision has enabled retailers and their teams to step past the hype that traditional retail is dead. He has empowered organizations to use technology to unify experiences and redefine retail as a flourishing force to be reckoned with, now and in the future.
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