Chris Dyer Keynote Speakers

Chris Dyer

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CEO | Founder | Bestselling Author | Global Workplace Expert

Chris Dyer is a trailblazer in the realms of company culture and remote work. With a remarkable track record as a former CEO overseeing thousands of individuals, Chris has consistently led organizations that were recognized as the best places to work. His leadership prowess has earned his company the prestigious title of the fastest-growing company by Inc Magazine not once, but five times.

Inc Magazine has further acknowledged Chris as the #1 Leadership Speaker on Culture, underlining his profound impact in the field. As a consultant and speaker, Chris draws from his vast experience, sharing insights that have been captured in his bestselling books, “The Power of Company Culture” and “Remote Work.” Recognized as #5 on the Leadership Power List and a Top 50 Voice in Leadership, Chris stands as a thought leader, a change management guru, and a global influencer shaping the future of work.

You’ll soon find out that his keynote addresses are not just presentations; they are transformative experiences.

With a straightforward delivery, insightful candor, and engaging humor, Chris inspires audiences to reimagine leadership, enhance company culture, and navigate the evolving landscape of remote work. Companies worldwide have witnessed unprecedented success by embracing Chris’s 7 Pillar Strategy, unlocking productivity, performance, and profits.

Get ready to be inspired and transformed as we delve into innovative perspectives on leadership with the one and only Chris Dyer!

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Speaking topics

Mastering Tough Conversations: Dealing with difficult people

What conversations have you been avoiding?

Just the thought of broaching certain topics can be enough to bring on a spontaneous stomachache and palms so sweaty you’ll be glad shaking hands went out of style.

Sometimes saying what’s on your mind is easier said than done. Where do you start, and what direction should you take the conversation? How do you prepare, and how do you know when you’ve gone too far?

In this poignant keynote, organizational communication expert Chris Dyer will help audience members understand how to take on tough conversations with skill, tact, and grace. He breaks down key strategies for leading different types of discussions, while also providing powerful tactics for quelling confrontation avoidance.
Having purposeful conversations, no matter the topic is the ultimate weapon for building an extraordinary culture. This keynote is sure to impact your team for years to come!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying when tough conversations need to happen
  • Identifying cognitive biases that impact how information is perceived
  • Knowing how and when to end a conversation
  • Identifying personality types and leveraging the best strategy

WTF?! – 7 Pillars of Amazing Culture

Why culture is not an art, but a science

Are you stuck figuring out where to focus (WTF) to improve engagement and performance? After years of research and countless interviews with top leaders across industries, Chris Dyer has uncovered seven key ingredients that matter in every workplace. These unconventional factors have the power to transform any culture, kick-starting productivity, performance, and profits.

In this dynamic and interactive keynote, Chris shares the seven things every leader can do better to improve culture and make a real difference, from the C-suite all the way down to new managers. Audience members will assess their effectiveness with all seven pillars of workplace culture and learn where they stand. This keynote has been shared with tens of thousands of people, averaging 4.9 out of 5 stars and comes from his best-selling book: The Power of Company Culture.

Seriously, WTF?! Do you make your employees’ strengths stronger or improve their weaknesses? Come find out!

Learning Objectives:

  • Uncovering the top seven things that make a difference at work
  • Learning how to better budget time and effort to make improvements
  • Developing a personal plan to connect with your employees and determine WTF
  • Identifying tactical tips to change your culture for the better

Embracing the Future of Work

Join Chris Dyer in a compelling journey towards a future where work is redefined, not by the tools we use, but by the cultures we cultivate and the humanity we uphold. Chris’s vision for the future of work transcends technological determinism, placing a spotlight on the indomitable spirit of human creativity and the foundational role of culture in achieving sustained success. His insights are backed by the accolades his companies have received, recognized for growth and excellence in workplace culture.

This keynote is not merely a forecast of what the future holds but a roadmap for leaders and organizations ready to navigate the next decade with foresight, empathy, and a commitment to cultivating an environment where both people and AI contribute to collective success.

Through this keynote, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the impact of AI trends on the workforce, focusing on the practical application of technologies like ChatGPT and their potential to revolutionize industries while also posing challenges to traditional employment models. Then, strategies for navigating the ethical quandaries presented by AI, ensuring that its integration into the workplace honors principles of transparency, accountability, and human-centric design. Finally, the imperative of upskilling and reskilling to align with an AI-driven future, highlighting the importance of human-machine collaboration to enhance creativity, problem-solving, and productivity.

Key takeaways:

  • Insightful analysis of AI’s evolving role in the workplace and its broader societal implications.
  • Practical guidance on ethical AI use, focusing on human welfare and organizational integrity.
  • Effective strategies for fostering a workplace culture that balances technological innovation with human values, ensuring that the future of work is not only productive but also profoundly human.

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Creating Culture: The 7 Pillars

The World of Work is Changing - Leadership Speaker, Chris Dyer

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Speaker testimonials

Your content and delivery were both terrific! We consider anything over 4.5 best in class, and you clearly did a phenomenal job. Thank you!

Donna Duncan, Brand Experiences Events Manager- Intuit

The moment Chris Dyer took the stage at our Pinnacle Global Network gathering, the energy in the room was palpable. His presentation went beyond mere motivation; it was a masterclass in Mastering Tough Conversations, filled with innovative ideas and sage wisdom that resonated deeply with our members.

Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network

Having Chris Dyer deliver keynotes to our worldwide leadership team not once, but twice, speaks volumes about his exceptional ability. Our leaders consistently rate him as the top speaker, greatly appreciating the actionable advice, compelling stories, and the refreshing candor that he brings to every session. Chris’s impact on our team is both profound and enduring. He is also the epitome of professionalism and is incredibly easy to work with.

Frank Yeager, President & CEO at Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products Inc

Innovative ideas. Incredible insight. And most importantly, practical take-home advice. Chris Dyer was a fantastic speaker at our SMART IDEAS Summit. He received top marks from our invited guests for the quality of his content and entertaining delivery style! A delight to work with!

David Searns, Co-CEO, Haley Marketing

Chris Dyer spoke to our team at Johnson & Johnson. He was just what the team needed! His inspiration, energy, and knowledge around leading effective teams was just what we needed. I would highly recommend him as a speaker for any event.

Josephine Lee, Enterprise Executive Communications-Johnson and John

Chris Dyer brought a dynamic energy to our event with his keynote on culture. His presentation was both enlightening and engaging, and his collaborative spirit made him a joy to work with

Matt Manners, CEO & Founder – Inspiring Workplaces

Chris spoke at one of our Leadership meetings. The team found his thoughts and ideas interesting, entertaining (cockroach meetings are a fascinating concept!) and of practical value. His talk had lasting impact by encouraging a more productivity-oriented approach to the meeting cadence in our team.
A quote we still use at each staff meeting is “how are you showing up today?” Would gladly welcome Chris again to another event!

D. Hugo Malan, Ph.D. SVP & President – Kelly Services

Chris Dyer positively answered our need to bring his contagious energy to our credit unions. His professionalism and process met every expectation. His keynote was engaging, informative, and most of all fun. He has an amazing presence with the audience. Highly recommend him to all!

Jennifer Huggard, SVP, Administration & Governance Affairs – GoWest Credit Union Association

Chris’ conversations and seminars on meetings and remote work culture always connect with our clients, providing the kind of transformative insight that opens up new avenues and strategies to them. The feedback speaks to its impact, but their own testimonials are even impactful for us to see, time and again.

Cameron Smith, Head of Client Success - Kunik

Great job today!!! Your whole presentation was right on target. Thank you for your flexibility and utmost professionalism. I loved how you engaged with the group. This was a homerun in my eyes!

Pam Hedges, Coach and Outside Event Coordinator for Edwards Lifesciences

Chris spoke to our organization twice, and was able to pivot and tailor his approach to ensure we had a successful business conference. Chris has the ability to understand the end goal and deliver it in a true story telling demeanor. He captivated the audience, which is no small task with a diverse workforce as well as a virtual environment, and delivered a great presentation focusing on leadership and winning as a team. I would recommend Chris as a speaker any day.

Yana Rakhkin, Sr. HR Business Partner - Master Builders Solutions

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