Dr. Gary Bradt

Change Leadership Expert

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Author, clinical psychologist, change leadership expert, C-suite executive coach and speaker, Gary provides people the tools needed to increase their capacity to adapt to change in order to reach new levels of performance success.

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TURN CHANGE INTO OPPORTUNITY

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DESCRIPTION


Going through change is not a market differentiator. Adapting to change faster and better than your competitors can be. Gary Bradt’s inspiring new keynote, Turning Change Into Opportunity, equips audiences with the tools they need to do just that.

This upbeat and interactive keynote stimulates the mind and stirs the emotions. Based on his new book, Change: The Tools You Need For The Life You Want at Work and Home, inspires audiences to discover strengths they may not have recognized they had. Dr. Bradt’s business stories and personal anecdotes bring his points home in a way that audiences can not only understand, but relate to.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS


      • Experience the power of the ToWho List, a daily practice supported by an app Bradt developed that helps you build relationships that will sustain you through challenging change and difficult times
      • Discover the secrets of The Pyramid, a tool that helps you adapt your behavior to get better results whenever change puts you or your organization at risk for falling behind
      • Learn to Let Go of Old Beliefs, Feelings or Behaviors that are only holding you down or holding you back
      • Experience the moving power of The Two Minute Drill, an exercise that allows you to quickly engage your most deeply held values. Like a compass, these values will point you in the right direction whenever change creates difficult choices
      • Understand The Four Factors Driving Change for practically every organization and industry across the Globe

AUDIENCE: Universal

FORMAT: Keynote (up to 90 minutes); Workshop (half- or full-day)

Testimonials

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“Gary did an outstanding job. A ten on a scale of ten. He met with the VP of Operations and Human Resources prior to the meeting to understand the issues. He and I exchanged e-mails prior to the conference and then he met with me for breakfast the morning of the meeting to go over last minutes details and to gather additional information about the audience/issues. He incorporated his previous role…(in the fi to connect with the audience. He was able to engage an audience that was tired from a long evening the night before and had their minds set on going home when he was finished (not an easy task). He was a hit.”
– Guardian Life Insurance Company

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“The session was simply remarkable and we have heard nothing but positive remarks. There is no question that you struck an emotional chord with this audience and I completely believe that your presentation gave them the energy to get enthused for this next journey…. I noted participants answered the question As a result of my participation, I have a greater understanding of my role in providing strong leadership through the transition in the exact same proportions as they responded to your presentation…. From my perspective, that in itself makes it a home run.”
– Aetna

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“I have actually used Gary to work with my teams 3 times…. I have never met anyone that wasn’t touched by Gary’s message and his approach. I actually sent his book to everyone in my family…. I really can’t imagine a group that deals with real life issues daily, that is under tremendous stress and that wants to do a better job wouldn’t love Gary’s message and his delivery.”
– Harland Clarke

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The bases were loaded and Gary hit a home run.

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“I would like to personally thank you for taking the time and effort to be a part of our National Sales Meeting last week in Montreal. The feedback to your presentation on Monday evening has been everything from ‘Fantastic’, ‘Awesome’, ‘Wow’, ‘Very thought provoking’, etc.” – GlaxoSmithKline Canada

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“Thank you for joining our all hands meeting. We heard so many positive comments about your talk and have also heard several references to ‘clearing the rubble and finding the ring’ as people jumped back into their day to day work. You were very inspirational and definitely provided us all with actions to take back to our jobs and home. Thanks again!”
– Fidelity Investments

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A key takeaway from Gary Bradt’s presentation is that it will make me a better person.

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Thank you for the absolutely fabulous presentation you did last week. It was more than a home run. I guess the bases were loaded and you hit a home run. They just haven’t stopped talking about the quality of the presentation and the impact of the presentation. Our goal of arming the organization with some practical doable things at the end of the presentation was clearly, clearly well met.”
– Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

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“Thanks again for an incredible presentation – I cannot begin to tell you the positive impact you made for our attendees – every day we receive more and more comments about how your message really uplifted them and encouraged them during a time of strain and stress. My favorite comment so far, although very simple has been: A key takeaway from Gary Bradt’s presentation is that it will make me a better person. LOVE THAT!”
– American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Director of Professional Development & Market Research

 

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“Thank you for joining our all hands meeting. We heard so many positive comments about your talk and have also heard several references to ‘clearing the rubble and finding the ring’ as people jumped back into their day to day work. You were very inspirational and definitely provided us all with actions to take back to our jobs and home. Thanks again!”

– Fidelity Investments

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The bases were loaded and Gary hit a home run.

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“I have actually used Gary to work with my teams 3 times…. I have never met anyone that wasn’t touched by Gary’s message and his approach. I actually sent his book to everyone in my family…. I really can’t imagine a group that deals with real life issues daily, that is under tremendous stress and that wants to do a better job wouldn’t love Gary’s message and his delivery.”

– Harland Clarke

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“I would like to personally thank you for taking the time and effort to be a part of our National Sales Meeting last week in Montreal. The feedback to your presentation on Monday evening has been everything from ‘Fantastic’, ‘Awesome’, ‘Wow’, ‘Very thought provoking’, etc.”

– GlaxoSmithKline Canada

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Biography

Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change.

Dr. Bradt gained national attention in 2000 when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster best-selling book which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. “Cheese” gave thousands of people the chance to get acquainted with Gary’s extraordinary ability to cut through their frustration and fear and get to the heart of the matter; delivering powerful tools that help them adapt when going through change.

Gary Bradt had established a strong following as an executive coach and speaker long before Spencer Johnson asked him to be the messenger for his ground-breaking book. He began his leadership development career in 1987 with a respected leadership development consultancy. There he helped client companies launch proven leadership strategies and transformational processes which turned change and tough times into an opportunity to transform themselves and take performance to the next level. His mantra – adapt and ignite! – is a rallying cry for success in these tumultuous times. He helps organizations adapt to new technologies and government regulations; inspires innovative thinking as industries consolidate; helps employees quickly adapt to major shifts driven by mergers, acquisitions or reorganizations; and gotten customers and employees alike to embrace a new product or service line.

Dr. Bradt earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne, University in Pittsburgh PA. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University and Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which in 2007 honored him with the “Excellence in Professional Psychology” award. Only the second graduate to be so recognized at the time, this award underscored Dr. Bradt’s contributions to the field of professional psychology through his achievements as an author, leadership consultant/coach and world-class speaker.

Gary Bradt is uniquely qualified to deliver advice, counsel and strategies on the subject of change. He has worked for clients all over the globe including IBM, American Express, eBay, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, VISA, NASA, GlaxoSmithKline, GlaxoSmithKline Canada, Alberta Provincial Government, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citigroup, Marriott Corporation, Ernst & Young LLP, Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, National Association of Personal Financial Planners, National Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents, US Chamber of Commerce, Snack Food Association, and the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

As a speaker, what makes Gary Bradt special is his ability to engage audiences: his warmth, his humor, his content, his ability to get people to absorb his message and put it to use. More than anything, Gary is genuine. His storytelling, examples and exercises are authentic and bring his principles to life in a way few other communicators can. Because change happens in our personal lives too, Gary Bradt delivers a powerful message on that front. He is a husband and father who learned to cope with one of the toughest challenges of all, a child’s chronic, life-threatening illness, and shares his personal narrative with audiences when appropriate.

As a C-Suite executive coach, Gary works at the intersection of people and business. He understands both, and helps leaders execute business strategy through people and helps leaders chart the course for their own career as well. He holds up a mirror and offers practical steps leaders can take to improve their leadership effectiveness, and the effectiveness of their people and their organization. Just like with his speaking, his goals are practical and positive behavior change. As a coach he is straightforward and direct. He tells leaders what he thinks, not what they necessarily want to hear, with only one agenda: to move them and their organizations forward and to help them accomplish their goals.

Gary Bradt is author of The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity, which has earned high praise from reviewers and fellow change and leadership experts.

“Bradt’s message in this inspiring book is a ‘golden ring’ itself amidst the rubble often permeating our lives. It not only speaks true but makes you strive for more.”
– Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

“Beautifully written and full of wisdom, The Ring in the Rubble is a gem.”
– Ken Blanchard, author of Leading at a Higher Level

Dr. Bradt serves as president of Bradt Leadership, Inc. a leadership consulting firm he co-founded with his wife, Dr. Peggy Bradt, in 1993. He resides in North Carolina with Peggy and their two children.

Speech Intro

Dr. Gary Bradt ( “Bradt” rhymes with “Hot”): Speaking Introduction

Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That advice comes from our speaker today who provides tools and perspective to do just that. He is a psychologist, and a speaker and writer on change and leadership, which have been his passion for nearly 30 years. Gary first came to national prominence in 2000 when Spencer Johnson chose him to be the leading speaker worldwide on Johnson’s monumental bestselling book, Who Moved My Cheese.

Dr. Bradt’s talk today is based on his own latest book, titled: Change: The Tools You Need for The Life You Want at Work and Home.. I believe you will find that his book, like his talk today, delivers hope, humor and inspiration for all of us as seeking to make our way in a time of unprecedented change. He has spoken for IBM, FedEx, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, NASA and American Express, to name just a few – and even better yet, he is here with us today.

Please welcome – Dr. Gary Bradt.

 

 

 

Awards and Honors

Forbes
Forbes Coaches Council

A/V Preferences

  • Wireless clip-on microphone
  • Projector and screen – [Gary will bring his own laptop]
  • Two banquet chairs on stage [used as props]; pen and paper for audience; plenty of water
  • NOTE: If a writing exercise is included as part of his presentation, participants should bring a pen and paper.