Dr. Gary Bradt
About Dr. Gary Bradt - Change and Leadership Author:
Dr. Gary Bradt is a world-class speaker, author, and leadership expert who helps individuals and organizations adapt to change faster and better.
Gary Bradt is uniquely qualified to deliver advice, counsel and strategies on leading change. He has spoken for clients all over the globe including IBM, American Express, eBay, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble, Prudential, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, VISA, NASA, GlaxoSmithKline, Capital One, and hundreds more. Gary is also a contributing writer to Forbes.com.
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 bestselling book which has sold over 28 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 to change faster and better.
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.
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 world-class speaker, author, and leadership expert.
Gary’s popular book is Change: The Tools You Need For The Life You Want At Work And Home. His first book The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity earned high praise from reviewers and fellow change and leadership experts. He 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. They have two grown children.
What Dr. Gary Bradt Talks About:
Turning Change into Opportunity
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.
Based on his book, Change: The Tools You Need for The Life You Want at Work and Home, this keynote empowers audiences to:
- Experience the power of The To Who 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
- 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
Discover what previous clients like IBM, eBay, American Express, Aetna and scores of others have before: That it’s not the change in life, but how you choose to respond, that makes all the difference. Let Gary help your audience find the opportunities that await them.
More than a catch phrase, Adapt, ignite and win is Gary Bradt's rallying cry for success in a world that moves fast and doesn't wait for stragglers. Bradt increases the capacity of people and organizations to rise to the challenge of change by delivering highly customized presentations that address the unique objectives of each event.
A clinical psychologist and C-Suite executive coach, Bradt knows how to engage the heads and the hearts of his audiences for maximum effectiveness using masterful storytelling, humor, simple exercises and solid content. Navigating change successfully means being willing to change yourself first, he explains. He shows how learning to adapt leads to new levels of performance and personal and professional success.
Every audience is different. The challenges they face are different. What event planners appreciate most about Gary is his preparation. By the time he gets in front of an audience, he has a deep understanding of the group and the issues they're dealing with. He's spent hours creating a message to meet the objectives of the event. Bradt adapts some of his most popular stories and combines them with compelling insights that inspire people to confidently move into the future with practical and usable tools.
Bringing together a group of people for an event is a great opportunity. Adapt, ignite and win is a message that will make the most of their precious time together and will help galvanize a new spirit of possibility whenever change is involved.
The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity
The ring represents the golden opportunity every change creates. The rubble represents the disruption, fear and uncertainty that change often stirs up. Your job as a leader is to find that ring, and lead others to it. In this speech you'll learn how.
Specifically, you'll be given ten tools, or strategies and tactics for finding opportunity within every change. You will hear inspiring stories and examples of how other leaders have used these tools to turn change and tough times into amazing opportunities. You'll learn that leadership is an honor and a responsibility to be assumed by each and every member of an organization. You will leave this presentation challenged, inspired and armed with practical ideas and actions to better yourself, your organization, and all those you have the opportunity to serve and influence.
Leave a Golden Legacy
Everyone leaves a legacy. The question is what will your legacy be? In this presentation you will get to actively create your answer to this question. You will be provided specific tools for building your legacy one person, one relationship, and one interaction at a time. You will be challenged and inspired to dream big, to take risks and to reach beyond yourself.
You will learn that a leader's greatest joy comes not from personal triumph, but from inspiring others and leaving them better off for having known you, worked with you or worked for you. A golden legacy is not defined by how many rings of opportunity you find. It's defined by how many rings you lead others to. In this presentation you'll learn how.
Thank you for joining our all-hands meeting. We heard so many positive comments 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 provided us with actions to take back to our jobs and home. Thanks again!
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