Michael Bungay Stanier loves to speak to groups about creating change, motivation, coaching, creativity and personal impact.
Michael kept the crowd fully engaged. Overall a wonderful learning experience.
Exceptional ice breaking session. Very simple, powerful and thought provoking.
Conference Board of Canada conference
What You Can Expect
- Prompt response to all enquiries.
- A keynote speech that addresses the needs of your audience.
- Flexible options: A choice of conference keynotes (30-90 minutes), breakout sessions as well as half, full and multi-day programs are all available.
- A thought-provoking and engaging keynote speech that will spark ideas and create real, actionable strategies.
- Follow-up and feedback.
As a professional keynote speaker, Michael Bungay Stanier has shared his gift for provocative ideas, practical tools, and ways of creating positive behavior change with audiences on four continents.
Michael speaks regularly to businesses and organizations such as Google, IBM and AOL He is also a popular speaker at business and coaching conferences around the world, and has been a returning speaker for those of HRPAO (the largest HR conference in Canada), CSTD, International Coaching Federation, the OD Network, the International Association of Facilitators, and SHRM.
His keynote speeches and training workshops infuse audiences with enthusiasm and excitement for what’s possible, helps them get unstuck and gets them going on the work that matters. His sessions always leave people with more enthusiasm, more insight, a greater sense of engagement and more practical tools to do something about it than when they started.
Michael’s book Do More Great Work was an Amazon.com best seller, with original contributions from renowned thought-leaders like Seth Godin, Michael Port and David Ulrich. He created End Malaria, a collection of essays on the topic of Great Work that has raised more than $300,000 for Malaria No More and reached #2 on Amazon.com. Michael is also the author of Get Unstuck & Get Going on the Stuff that Matters – a coaching tool that has been enthusiastically endorsed by leading business thinkers such as Peter Block and Anita Roddick and embraced by users around the world. Michael also created The Alchemy of Great Work, The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun and The 5.75 Questions You’ve Been Avoiding – short internet movies that have been seen by well over a million people in at least 175 countries around the world.
As a consultant and facilitator, Michael Bungay Stanier regularly works with groups ranging from four to two hundred.
Watch a clip of Michael Bungay Stanier from February 24, 2011as he speaks about his book Do More Great Work. Michael was invited by Google to be part of their Authors@Google lecture series, which brings innovative authors to discuss topics capturing the intellectual zeitgeist of the day.
Michael’s Keynote Topics
Do More Great Work
The art and science of doing more Great Work, based on Michael’s best selling powerful strategic productivity tool and Amazon.com best-seller, Do More Great Work. Organizations say they want more Great Work: the work that is rooted in strategic difference, innovation and long-term growth. However, they’re set up to deliver Good Work: the solid, reliable, efficient work that delivers next quarter’s numbers. In this keynote speech or training workshop, Michael helps point the way to the best balance between Great Work and Good Work. He establishes what Great Work means for everyone in the room, looks at the key barriers to achieving Great Work, and opens up new possibilities. In addition, Michael asks the question – and helps envision the impact – of what would be possible if each participant doubled the amount of Great Work they did.
The 5 Counterintuitive Truths Around Coaching
Coaching is flourishing. It is praised by the Harvard Business Review and mocked by Dilbert—two sure measures of success. But survey after survey reveals that the majority of managers feel coaching isn’t making any difference to their effectiveness. The 5 Counterintuitive Truths About Coaching cuts through the hype and unnecessary complexity of coaching. This keynote delves into why coaching is critical to today’s organizations and uncovers some of the factors that doom it to having less impact than it should. Most importantly, Michael sets out a practical approach that ensure that not only coaching sticks but also flourishes.
17 Ways to Hack Your Work Life
When did “I’m busy!” become a measure of success? And yet for many of us, our work-lives are a constant battle to stay on top of things. Email floods in, meetings fill our schedule, and there seems to be little time left to get our real work done. Work is only getting more complex, and just trying to run faster or be more efficient isn’t enough to survive. In this practical keynote, Michael sets out some key principles by which to better manage your working day. He also offers up some keen and counter-intuitive insights about what it takes to truly flourish, so you focus on the work that matters and do work that has more meaning and more impact. He also share a wide range of “hacks” to help people manage the overwhelm and complexity of our everyday working lives.
The Seven Essential Coaching Questions
Coaching is an essential skill for any successful manager and leader. But it’s a notoriously tricky skill to bring back into the every day busy-ness of business. We seem to be hard wired to give advice and provide solutions, and that’s not always the best way to bring out the best in your people. In this practical session Michael shares the seven essential coaching questions: why they work so well and how any manager can begin to incorporate them into their daily work to drive purpose, meaning and impact.
Stop Saving Your People
Leaders and managers in organizations everywhere are working too hard. And the real crime is that they’re working too hard on the wrong things – providing advice and solutions for the people they manage. Sure, there’s a place for helping out. But to really increase the impact and capacity of the people you manage you have to stop saving them and start provoking, challenging and coaching them. In this controversial and useful session, Michael shares a simple but powerful model that helps people see how they’re keeping their people safe – and the price that everyone is paying for that. He goes on to share some practical ways to break the patterns so that people increase their capacity to think, move to action and deliver Great Work.
Get Unstuck & Get Going
We all get stuck. Sometimes you are overwhelmed by choices and you don’t know which one to pick, and other times you can only see one option, and you don’t like what you see. Possibilities… they are all around us, often unseen and unexplored. This keynote speech shows you how you can get yourself unstuck every time… and how to get going on the stuff that really matters. Among other things, Michael shares the three sources from which you can generate endless new ideas, and the one way to double the likelihood you’ll get something done. Audience members will leave with a proven process that allows them to move from feeling stuck to creating an action plan to get unstuck.
Praise for Michael Bungay Stanier
“If I had to pick a person to have dinner with, when I need to be prodded and challenged and inspired to think about the things I really am committed to think about for myself and what I’m doing, I’d pick Michael Bungay Stanier. He has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible about what we know but aren’t willing to admit we know yet.”
David Allen, Author of Getting Things Done
“Do More Great Work is both inspiring and sublimely practical, a rare mix in a book. Michael has created a road map for all of us to find the great work in our lives, and to achieve it. There is a lot of power in the simplicity of this book. A must read.”
Leo Babauta, Author of Zen Habits & The Power of Less
“Michael shows us how careers can be transformed from mindless mediocrity to work wanderlust where everyday is a joyous adventure of discovering meaning in what you do. He rewrites the old mantra of “hard work is fun” to “great work is fun”!”
Joyce Russell, President and COO, Adecco General Staffing USA
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