Brant Menswar

Brant Menswar

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Author, Creator, Core Values Activist, Speaker & Former Rock Star

Brant Menswar is a best-selling author, named one of the country’s top speakers, and has helped more than 10,000 people discover their non-negotiable values. His keynotes transcend mere speaking and information-sharing to a powerful, moving conversation designed to re-engage even the most apathetic of employees. His books and podcast expand on his ground-breaking work around values-based leadership described as “disarmingly simple and incredibly powerful.”

Brant has helped to change what’s possible for industry-leading companies like Netflix, Verizon, Anthem, Microsoft, ESPN, Hilton, and dozens more. He is certified in the Psychology of Leadership from Cornell University and is on a mission to help organizations create a high-performing connected culture. 

Passionate and engaging, Brant encourages audiences to discover their Black Sheep Values® and move forward with deliberate intention. His interactive and entertaining ways of defining what matters most enable audiences to develop the skills necessary to perform at the highest level.



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Let's Talk About The Experience First....

Think back to your favorite concert. What made that night so special? What was it for you?
At some point, you looked around the venue at all the people watching and listening with you, this beautiful sea of people with their different colors and shapes and sizes. Then, below all that, their different drives and passions, their different beliefs and values. Yet everyone’s there—with you, vibing together over the love of this music, this message, this messenger. Everyone’s totally…ENGAGED.

​The impact lingers. Well after the encore, the final bows, the last T-shirt sold, the last car to leave the lot—it lingers. You could bump into someone 10 years later who says, “I was at that show!” and feel an instant connection. And so much of it—maybe even all of it—was built on…engagement. You’ve probably felt that kind of engagement, at different levels, in other parts of your life. You’ve probably felt moments of it at work. But maybe it was fleeting.

If you wanted to create that kind of high-level engagement—let’s call it rockstar engagement—in your company and create it consistently, how would you go about doing it? How could you create a reliable, dependable rockstar-level of engagement?​

The answers lie in the following Keynote Performance options.


Building Bridges: The Fastest Path to Happy Employees & High Performance

The world has changed. The separation caused by the pandemic has forced people to recognize what matters most to them. Employees now face a shifting work landscape that is challenging these newly discovered values and causing increased stress, disengagement, and a lack of productivity.

Many organizations find themselves facing significant changes in employee behavior that range from “quiet quitting” to full-on resignations that are critically impacting retention costs. Forward thinking organizations recognize this incredible opportunity to embrace these newly discovered values and build bridges between what matters most to employees and achieving company goals.

The truth is we perform at our best and feel a sense of purpose when our values are recognized and we are empowered to make meaningful contributions. How exactly do we build these bridges?

Brant reveals his incredible insights of helping industry leading organizations like GE, Anthem and Mercedes Benz to bridge the values gap that often stands in the way of progress. Through a powerfully engaging performance filled with live music, real data, infectious laughter, and powerful takeaways, Brant inspires audiences to grasp the opportunity to use what matters most to achieve personal and professional goals.
Attendees walk away with actionable steps to:

  • Bridge the values gap that slows down performance
  • Discover their Flock of Five Black Sheep Values™ (Private report included)
  • Quickly align values through a defined framework
  • Turn corporate values into employee anthems through innovative bridge building

Rockstar Engagement: How To Amp Up Connection, Courage, and Contribution

Brant Menswar has spent the last three years analyzing the responses of over 10,000 employees who have taken his Black Sheep Values Assessment in order to discover what the underlying values and motivations are that drive rockstar engagement in high-performing companies.

Those discoveries—along with Brant’s years of experience helping high-performing companies like Microsoft, Netflix, NASA and so many others increase employee job satisfaction through his coaching and keynotes—have led Brant to create keynote performances that are the final word on what companies and their teams need to do to develop self-perpetuating rockstar engagement.

And as a former rockstar himself who has performed to sold-out crowds across America and who has experienced firsthand that coming together of an audience, that full engagement around a common purpose, Brant himself is a master of engagement.

With his road worn touring guitar, his smokey velvet voice, and a singer-songwriter’s knack for enchanting an audience with great storytelling and pulling lessons from our shared human experience, Brant is going to reveal to your attendees the three areas in all high-performing companies that, with proper development, lead to rockstar engagement.

In this moving session he’ll show everyone how to:

  • Create a high-performance culture through a values-based contextual model
  • Discover their Flock of Five non-negotiable Black Sheep Values™ (Private report included)
  • Shift the team mindset from half-hearted compliance to meaningful contribution
  • Build a culture of resilience and encouragement to battle uncertainty

Rockstar Engagement isn’t just a keynote; it’s a performance in three acts meticulously crafted to uplift, inspire, and lead your attendees to find everything they need to engage with their values, their work, and each other at the highest level… and to find it all within themselves.

Hitting Reset: How to Re-Charge, Re-Focus and Re-Engage

“I just want things to go back to normal.” How many times have we felt that way recently? The truth is, “normal” has changed. Hybrid work, expanded responsibilities and newfound non-negotiable values have made it increasingly difficult to “go back to normal.”

The most effective way to recharge, refocus and re-engage through all the change is to separate your non-negotiables from really important distractions. This requires discovering what matters most, using your collaborative superpowers and building an enduring resilience. That’s easier said than done when we all want to do is hit the reset button.

In this highly-interactive session, attendees learn how to recharge their mindset, refocus their priorities and re-engage their purpose. Brant’s ability to capture hearts and minds through compelling stories, introspective moments and inspiring live music provides the perfect backdrop for teaching powerful self-awareness, stronger adaptability, and the path to a happier life at work and home.

Attendees walk away with actionable steps to:

  • Discover their Flock of Five non-negotiable Black Sheep Values™ (Private report included)
  • Separate “really important” distractions from non-negotiable values
  • Properly set outcome and progress goals
  • Manage emotions through times of stress

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Speaker testimonials

Brant was the perfect choice as we were looking for something a little different than the “standard” presentation. He delivered a raw, emotional and powerful presentation that incorporated his love of music in a compelling and unique way. His presentation provided impactful takeaways that attendees could incorporate both into their professional and personal lives. We only received rave reviews after the program. In fact his presentation was a constant topic of conversation over the next several days. It was a big hit!”

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Even if you believe that you have clarity on your core values and purpose or that your company’s culture is in a good place, Brant’s insights and passion for impacting lives and offering hope for a better future will take your business and life to the next level. By identifying my “non-negotiables,” I’ve witnessed the effect first hand with our company and with my family.”

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