Author, Clinical Psychologist, Change & Leadership Consultant, and C-Suite Executive Coach
Dr. Gary Bradt is speaker and writer who help individuals and organizations adapt to change faster and better. 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.
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.
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.
Leadership Through Change
Gary’s latest book is Change: The Tools You Need For The Life You Want At Work And Home. 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.
The Ring in the Rubble: Find the Golden Opportunity Within Every Change (Change and Leadership)
Change today is constant and rapid. Organizations that don’t learn how to adapt to change quickly will fall behind their competitors that do. The call from Gary’s speaking clients is often the same: Help our people learn to embrace change; help them see the opportunity in change and how it can work to their advantage. This keynote is designed to do just that. The Ring in the Rubble provides audiences an inspirational, practical and memorable way to lead through change: The ring represents the golden opportunities change always creates. The rubble represents the disruption, fear and uncertainty that change often stirs up. The premise? There is always a ring in the rubble. A leader’s job is to find it. Dr. Bradt’s job is to show them how. In this engaging and inspirational keynote, Dr. Bradt outlines ten tools for finding the ring; tools that lead to practical action focused on solving a specific challenge related to change. Dr. Bradt ties each of his tools and principles to your organization’s specific change situation. His background as a business owner, speaker, author and psychologist provides a unique perspective that leads to engaging stories and examples that will stir listeners to action. Whether its reacting to change or making change happen, this keynote will inspire your audience to take practical steps that will lead to better organizations professionally, and happier lives personally, whenever change is the issue.
How to Stay Sane While You Are Going Like Crazy (Leadership and Life Balance/Time Management)
In this interactive keynote on leadership, life balance and time management, Dr. Bradt moves beyond the usual bromides offered up for leaders looking to achieve better results through time management and life balance techniques. Dr. Bradt offers rare insight on how these goals can be achieved by not trying to manage time at all. Instead, he encourages leaders to adhere to Dr. Bradt's unique and guiding principle: Don't Manage Time - Invest it in People. Through entertaining and illuminating stories drawn from his years as a leadership consultant working with top senior executives, Dr. Bradt shares leadership principles and practices that lead to results. Leaders learn to identify and invest in their best people before change takes place; to not waste precious energy trying to convince resisters while ignoring the willing who are waiting to be led; and victim or victor - it's your choice - the first requirement for leading others is leading yourself.
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 new 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
Thank you for the great presentation.... You were right on point with the issues and challenges we face as a team. It was obvious that you did your homework.
- | General Motors
Your presentation was very relevant, timely and offered very practical suggestions and inspiration for leading change in our organization
- | NASA
We have had so many positive comments about your appearance.... Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and enthusiasm.
- | FedEx
Very special "Thanks" for your speech.... As always, you bring such great insights on managing and leading through change. The team seemed renewed and encouraged about the future. Your guidance was a winning approach for us.
- | Ernst & Young LLP