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Top Keynote Speakers To Help You Navigate Change

Kaitie Choo 
Thursday, May 18, 2023
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One constant in life is change. Unexpected changes can be scary and overwhelming, especially because our brains are hardwired to see disruption as an immediate threat. Although no industry is exempt from the ever-changing variables in business and life, certain tools can be used to vastly improve versatility and drive creative solutions. As a leader of an organization, team, or project, it is imperative to be able to navigate difficult times confidently and harness change as a vehicle for opportunity. Just like learning to ride a bike, the only way to zoom off into the sunset is to quickly recover from the bumps along the way. 

Although it’s easy to stress and worry when things are out of our control, we instead should choose to focus on finetuning our reactions to this constant change. These seven innovative Leadership and Change Keynote Speakers will help guide you and your team through challenges and are sure to inspire all at your next event.

2023184144239Headshot2-2023-04-18T094031-335.png (20 KB)Dr. Michelle Rozen, Psychology Expert, “The Change Doctor,” and Media Contributor

As one of the leading authorities in the psychology of change, Dr. Michelle Rozen specializes in providing actionable takeaways to small businesses and Fortune 500s alike. As a motivational speaker with a background in psychology, Dr. Rozen shares science-backed tips and tricks to help create flexibility within teams and strengthen an adaptable mindset.  

Overcoming obstacles and embracing change does not have to feel impossible. Dr. Rozen showcases how to motivate yourself and others by using humor, easy-to-remember tools, and high-energy storytelling. 

2023022184137Headshot2-2023-02-02T124121-466.png (12 KB)Sterling Hawkins, Master of Innovation, Tech Entrepreneur, and Leadership Expert

Sterling Hawkins uses his wealth of knowledge on innovation and growth to shift leaders’ perspectives. After years of trial and error, Hawkins has built a company centered around human and organizational growth with an emphasis on concrete research and demystifying common fears to unlock greater success. 

His keynote, Hunting Discomfort, explores the criticality of individuals leaning into discomfort and change for a company’s success. There are countless benefits to seeking out discomfort, thus exercising your “discomfort muscle” and handling change with grace. 

2023051183055Headshot2-2023-01-05T123034-576.png (17 KB)Eric Termuende, Co-founder of NoW of Work, Top 100 Emerging Innovator, and Author

Specializing in forecasting, workplace culture, and leadership, Eric Termuende has spent years analyzing what really sets apart top leaders and teams. Termuende effortlessly engages with audiences to relay the importance of building a resilient team and retaining top talent. 

Termuende challenges the audience to reshape the rhetoric around what the future of work might look like, and instead focus on how we can actively cultivate the future we want to see as leaders. He hopes audiences will prioritize workplace diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration by genuinely celebrating the unique strengths each colleague and friend brings to the table. 

2022194164357Headshot2-2022-04-19T112324-645.png (15 KB)Patrick Houlahan, Former TOPGUN, Founder of Strategic Leadership Consultants LLC

Former Marine and TOPGUN instructor, Patrick Houlahan is an expert at leading with humility. His military experience has shown him how to emphasize team goals and get lasting results. As the chief executive officer and founder of his own company, Houlahan works with leadership teams and companies to customize their leadership style while revamping crucial organizational processes. 

Houlahan’s years in TOPGUN lend a unique perspective on teamwork and leadership that are wildly applicable to corporate and real-life scenarios we encounter every day. His solution-oriented and hands-on approach has inspired audiences all over the country to seek feedback and grow together.  

20212261744451C.jpg (439 KB)John Rossman, Former Amazon Executive, and Best Selling Author

Experienced executive John Rossman has spent his career mentoring leaders and developing his foolproof playbook for growth and innovation. Rossman's achievements at Amazon include launching and scaling the Amazon marketplace business which accounts for over 50% of units sold at Amazon and forever disrupting brick-and-mortar retailers. 

Although you can never predict the future, Rossman has first-hand advice for companies that may struggle to compete in the fast-paced corporate landscape that we live in today. After his keynotes, audiences will learn how to anticipate industry disruption and adapt.

20221711172342Headshot2-2022-11-17T112305-083.png (17 KB)Mark Noon, Retired Air Force Officer, Executive Leadership Coach, and Author

Mark Noon is deeply passionate about coaching leaders to effectively guide their teams, rather than just getting the promotion. Throughout his decades of healthcare experience in the Air Force, Noon taught at the highest level of both civilian and military leaders to improve employee engagement, customer experience, and culture.

Noon highlights how the effects of change are felt from bottom to top in all organizations. It’s important to acknowledge the difference between just managing change and actively leading your team through change to become stronger on the other side. 

2021229171851Kim-Becking-Photo-2.jpg (467 KB)Kim Becking, Former Attorney, Change and Leadership Expert, and Best Selling Author

Kim Becking, J.D. is an expert on practical problem-solving and cultivating resilient leadership. Becking describes how to build a Momentum Mindset, which empowers leaders to thrive despite all obstacles. Her light-hearted, relatable, and engaging keynotes are inspired by her background in business and personal experiences. 

Everyone says communication is key, and that sentiment is paramount when tackling change. In her keynote, Communicating Courageously, Becking hones in on how to communicate change effectively to avoid resistance that can commonly occur between those who are pushing for change and everyone else.

Think outside the box and face change head-on by bringing one of our Top Leaders of Change to your next event!


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