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Business Keynote Speaker

Identifying a keynote speaker with corporate experience is important as audiences face an onslaught of challenges. As a Keynote speaker and business leader, Chad E. Foster has extensive experience leading corporate teams and speaking at events and conventions for a number of leading companies in the corporate arena, including Google and Salesforce.

Industries throughout the world are experiencing unprecedented disruption due to a number of factors. Digital transformation is affecting all sectors of the economy, and the recent global pandemic has reshaped how we transact, go to market, and work – even how we live our daily lives.

Given the velocity of change and its impact on commerce, it has never been more important to improve our ability to adapt to changes, shift our mindset, and reinvent ourselves and our businesses.

Adapt and Thrive Amid the Uncertainty

Reinventing oneself and one’s organization takes a combination of factors. But one thing we know for sure, having the right tools/technology is not enough. In order for organizations to navigate these uncertainties, it takes an alignment of technology, processes, and people.

Creating a Resilient Culture

So, how can you create a culture that prepares your people to deal with the onslaught of changes coming at them? Empowering associates to thrive in change isn’t easy but it’s not impossible either.

It starts with creating a culture that’s prepared to turn obstacles into opportunities so you can take advantage of your disadvantages. So how can we take advantage of our disadvantages?

Case in Point

One such example in the business world may be found in the retail sector. In 2012 Best Buy was facing intense pricing pressure from online retailers when its new CEO, Hubert Joly, decided to look at its portfolio of brick-and-mortar stores with a fresh set of eyes. Instead of viewing them as a liability, he chose to use them as assets in an innovative business redesign that created the stores-within-a-store model where supply chain partners would invest in retail point of sale storefronts to enhance product and sales expertise for their products, leading to higher customer satisfaction, reduced cost for suppliers, and reduced cost for Best Buy through supplier investments. The company also started using these storefronts as distribution centers in order to beat online retailer delivery times. Had the company thought about its network of stores as just a liability, it would’ve never been able to reimagine its future and take advantage of its disadvantages.

Unlocking your organization’s possibilities starts with influencing the mindset of every individual in your organization, so you can leverage the collective potential of each person. The power lies in having an organization of forward thinkers who can reimagine ways of doing business in a differentiated way.

Individual Mindset and Company Culture

We know that Our mindset affects the language we use and the actions we take. Knowing that holds true for each individual, the collective behaviors of our organization are affected by the way each individual thinks and acts.

So, if we want a resilient company culture, we need a workforce made up of resilient individuals, which is why it’s so crucial to influence how each person in your organization thinks about navigating change, turning obstacles into opportunities, and reaching their full potential – so your business can reach its full potential.

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What to expect

Could anyone in your organization benefit from creating a resilient mindset? Do your teams feel overwhelmed with current business conditions, where it seems like forces outside their control prevent them from making progress? ? In his entertaining and powerful keynotes, Chad shares the critical insights that allowed him to thrive in the face of incredible circumstances. After going blind while at university, he’s happier and more successful now than when he could see.

Using his trademark humor and matter-of-fact style, Chad will share his unusual story of overcoming extraordinary personal adversity while achieving remarkable business results. He will leave your audience energized and eager to apply Chad’s tools to overcome their own obstacles.

Speaker’s Credibility

This is not just another keynote from a handicapped person who overcame difficult circumstances. This is the story, the lessons, and the journey of a person who came to believe “excuses are for losers,” and decided to create a better life and a bigger path than he would have had without blindness. Chad E. Foster is a husband, a father, and an avid snow skier (that is not a joke) who is not just competing with his condition, he is competing with the world’s most successful people. Chad believes he is not successful in spite of being blind, but rather he is successful because he’s blind. He embraced his problem and turned it into a solution.

Big Idea

We all have self-limiting beliefs that prevent us from daring to reach our full potential. Chad’s story inspires audiences to overcome their perceived limitations, as he has faced his blindness – relentlessly driving towards their goals. Chad is happier and more successful today, than when he could see. Overcoming the challenges of blindness have improved his vision and perspective, making him more resilient and grateful for the life he has. Chad’s unforgettable lessons and perspectives will inspire the audience to explore new possibilities and reach higher for professional success where they once may have only seen obstacles. Chad has found that helping others with the lessons he has learned throughout his journey, actually makes going blind worth it.

Audience Benefits

Chad’s keynotes will inspire your teams to achieve world-class performance. He will teach people how to intentionally cultivate resilience in order to adapt and even thrive in the most challenging circumstances. Chad shows how we choose the stories we tell ourselves about our circumstances, which either limit us, or propel us towards our goals.

During these sessions, Chad will also discuss practical strategies on how to internalize and even welcome discomfort, which becomes the catalyst for personal growth. The audience will learn how to face fear, hopelessness, and harsh changes in circumstances with a new mindset, and emerge better and stronger than before. The audience will be inspired by learning how Chad transformed the loss of his eyesight into a gift that accentuated his unique strengths and abilities, allowing him to live happier and more successfully than when he could see.

People will learn how their greatest struggle can become their greatest strength. Chad will inspire everyone to have greater confidence in themselves to perform at their highest potential, as they gain new perspective on what is possible when we shift our mindset, give up making excuses, and decide that we are in charge of who we will become.

In short, you will learn how to live your best life, and become your best you (#YourBestYou).

Organizational Benefits

Chad will motivate your organization to achieve excellence in the face of adversity and attendees will learn how to take charge and accountability for organizational performance. These programs will shape the mindset, words, behaviors, actions, and outcomes for the organizational culture, so people are able to reframe current organizational challenges as opportunities for growth and advancement.

Keynote Topics

Chad will customize any of his three programs to accentuate the following topic areas.

Change Management

The dizzying pace of change in today’s marketplace leaves many people feeling like they are unable to keep up. What is getting in their way? IN short, our perspective can often prevent us from dealing with, driving, and even thriving in the changing landscape. Whether it’s digital disruption upending traditional business models, unforeseen global health crises, or mergers and acquisitions, the pace of change leaves many people feeling overwhelmed.

Chad has dealt with change on a scale unseen by most. After losing his eyesight in his early 20’s, he was forced to embrace a lifestyle that was very different from what he had known. Not only did he embrace the significant change, he is happier and more successful now than ever before. He routinely applies his change management techniques in the business world to continually evolve and succeed regardless of the circumstances.

Leadership

Never has leadership been more important than today. Traditional businesses are being revolutionized and facing new competitive threats, innovations, and disruptions. The companies that survive and thrive are those with superb leadership. After all, your next big idea has a limited shelf life.

How do you create a framework for thriving amid these constant threats? In short, it’s all about your leadership culture, which is anchored to the mindsets and behaviors of your leaders.

Sales

Could your teams use some inspiration to meet their challenging sales quotas? In the world of sales, excuses are truly for losers. Either your sales team finds a way to hit their numbers or they do not –even good reasons will not change the outcome and reaction from Wall Street.

Chad’s results with sales strategy demonstrate that his personal belief system leads to real-world business outcomes. In this program Chad will help the audience develop accountability for their outcomes, while inspiring them to reach far beyond what they thought possible!

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Blind Ambition™

If you don’t feel like you’re reaching the levels of happiness that you see others enjoy, or your goals seem out of reach, you’re not alone. Life is too short for regrets. Learn how to use your mindset to reach your most daring dreams. Chad’s stories and lessons will inspire, empower, and prepare you to face uncertainty with hope and optimism. Want to be mentally tough, strong, resilient and prepared to adapt and thrive in changing circumstances? Self-confident to become your best you? It’s time to break free from the self-destructive thoughts that hold you back.

Ready To Turn Your Biggest Obstacle Into Your Biggest Advantage? The stories we tell ourselves either limit us or propel us towards our goals.

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