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Keith Ferrazzi

Former the CMO of Deloitte and Starwood Hotels, chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlilght, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

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Keith Ferrazzi is the former CMO of Deloitte and Starwood, founder and chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, the author of the NY Times #1 bestsellers Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, and is regularly published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company.

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Keith Ferrazzi’s Background

In his latest book, Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams and Reinvent Collaboration, Ferrazzi outlines the idea of co-elevation, based on the idea of “going higher together.” For this to happen, he suggests that traditional structure and org charts matter less than getting great outcomes.

Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. At Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviors that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by coaching new behaviors that increase growth and shareholder value.

Together with former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Groupon’s Brad Keywell, Keith launched Yoi, a digital onboarding tool that drives transparency, improved coaching, and real-time feedback between busy managers and their new hires. The platform utilizes practice-based learning and quantitative assessments to deliver increased productivity in the workplace.

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus growing, Keith Ferrazzi is coaching the executive teams of the world’s largest organizations on how to lead virtually. Companies like Delta, GM, & Verizon have pivoted from traditional avenues of engagement and into the virtual world to keep up. When you want to energize your organization to adopt bold, new behaviors that spur greater success, you need a thought leader who is an exhilarating motivator.

Keith’s keynotes go beyond the ordinary by tapping into the hearts and minds of attendees and challenging them to cut down silos and open up to each other and the change at hand. By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Keith Ferrazzi facilitates the risk-taking and candor that ignites action and paves the way for the innovation and agility needed for sustained organizational change in today’s radically interdependent world.



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Keith Ferrazzi Speaking Highlights
Keith Ferrazzi Speaking Highlights
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The Secret to Networking in 2020: Relationship Action Plan
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TED University - Building Critical Relationships || Keith Ferrazzi
Leading Exponential Change
Leading Exponential Change
Keith Ferrazzi - Global Speaker Showcase
Keith Ferrazzi - Global Speaker Showcase
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The XPRIZE Foundation

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