Dr. Gary Bradt

Change and Leadership Expert

“Adapt, ignite, and win,” is Dr. 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.

Dr. Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change. He first gained international attention when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster bestselling book which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

As a speaker, what makes Dr. 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.

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.

Bradt began his leadership development career with a respected leadership development consultancy, where 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. 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.


Adapt and Ignite: Turning Change Into Opportunity

Available in two forms: Keynote or Interactive Workshop

Change means making a choice: you can adapt and ignite new passions and success, or you can sit still and watch the world pass you by. Leaders must do the former lest their organizations fall behind, perhaps never to catch up. This dynamic and interactive presentation will inspire, challenge, and most importantly, equip you with the tools you need to lead yourself and others through change, both at work and at home.

Audience Take-Aways:

  • Learn to let go of whatever is holding you down or holding you back
  • Identify and latch on to deeply held core values to guide you through change
  • Be inspired to take reasonable risks when faced with change
  • Be motivated and informed by relevant stories and examples
  • Build greater confidence in your abilities to lead yourself and others through change

When Jack Reports to Jill: Stereotypes, Gender and Leadership

Leading the opposite sex can be a challenge. Men and women tend to think differently, communicate differently, and have different interests and priorities. While these differences might add spice to life in general, they can cause confusion for the leader working with those who size up the world so differently from them. This entertaining, provocative and down-to-earth keynote gives leaders the practical tools and knowledge they need to more effectively lead and influence the opposite sex at work.

Dr. Bradt uses his 26+ years as a psychologist and executive coach to good advantage as he tackles the issues he’s seen head on. He covers the five “C’s” of leadership: Confidence, Competence, Compassion, Competition and Community, and how men and women differ on each. He sensitively tackles the omnipresent but seldom talked about issue of potential sexual attraction, and how this powerful force can be a pro or con depending on how it’s handled. He shares in plain and simple language why men and women do what they do, and brings his points to life with fun and illuminating stories and examples. Finally, he challenges both genders to stretch their comfort zones in learning to better lead each other.