Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change. 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 best-selling book which has sold over 20 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 when going through change.
Gary Bradt had established a strong following as an executive coach and speaker long before Spencer Johnson asked him to be the messenger for his groundbreaking book. He began his leadership development career in 1987 with a respected leadership development consultancy. There 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. His mantra – adapt and ignite! – is a rallying cry for success in these tumultuous times. 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. Gary Bradt has worked with several Fortune 500 companies.
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.
As a C-Suite executive coach, Gary works at the intersection of people and business. 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.
Gary Bradt is author of "The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity."
- Adapt and Ignite! Turning Change Into Opportunity (Keynote & Interactive Workshop)
- Dig a Little Deeper: Embracing Change in Healthcare
- Adapt & Ignite! How to Lead Through Times of Transition for Organizations Going Through Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations
- When Jack Reports to Jill: Stereotypes, Gender and Leadership
Change, Leadership, Balance, Business
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"I was so impressed with the amount of time Gary spent preparing for the presentation -- researching Xerox facts, partner-related topics, and industry factoids -- to make certain his session was relevant AND memorable. He was timely. He was genuinely interested in getting to know our audience. And he captured the attention of each and every attendee in the room." - Xerox Corporation
“… you hear one motivational speaker, and you’ve heard them all; however, not with this guy. He had a way of relating real life examples, and I've learned lessons that will make a real difference in my business. He was very good!!!” - Xerox Global Partner
“… we’ve never had a speaker like this at this conference. A good idea to give us some thoughts to chew on while hearing of the many changes taking place within Xerox. I need to challenge our business and he gave me just the tools to do so.” - Xerox Global Partner
“I enjoyed everything he shared! The 2-minute value drill meant the most to me. Deep thoughts! I think you showed all the Xerox partners that you care about them as people. You redefined and raised the bar for customer service at this conference!” - Xerox Global Partner