KEYNOTE SPEAKER DENNIS BROUWER
For your next meeting or event, invite Dennis Brouwer to share his proven and powerful system of the Eleven Essentials of Leadership to elevate your audience and organization to new heights. Dennis brings a warm, authentic, and engaging style to each hand-crafted keynote engagement. With just the right mix of inspiration and practical tools, energizing and actionable, uplifting and moving, audiences worldwide have cherished his dynamic keynote presentations.
“Clear, concise, and articulate… Brouwer offers an energetic, lively and rational narrative sculpted to realign your way of thinking while providing rich examples from his own life as reinforcement.”
Craig Jacobsen, Event Manager, Wisconsin Historical Society
TOPICS AND OUTCOMES
Train your brain to think like an elite leader, starting NOW. [READ MORE]
The problem with humans, however, is that as we struggle to keep pace with unprecedented levels of change, we’re doing battle with our own brains. Modern neuroscience tells us that the human mind is incredibly adept at reinterpreting the immediate past, present and future in ways that help us justify our inaction and silently undermine our capacity for change.
As we consider changes in everything from personal habits to strategic initiatives, our brains, which have evolved over tens of thousands of years to be risk-averse, filter the information around us to convince us that we’re fine, our judgments are solid, and we can stay the course, just as we’ve always done. But there is hope. In this captivating keynote, bestselling author, U.S. Navy veteran, and multi-decade business executive Dennis Brouwer shows us a surprising path forward by building on the fact that most learning takes place NOT under the watchful eye of a tutor or mentor, but in the daily crucible of events, where we try new things, fail quickly and move on. Ladership is no different.
1) Understand the neuro-science that limits our creativity, and how to routinely sidestep habits of thought that hold us back 2) Understand the mechanism by which "The Eleven Essentials" have the potential to change the way our brains work, starting today. 3) Apply the a subset of the Eleven Essentials in real-time. 4) Develop an easy to understand, painless plan to implement new leader behaviors on day one.
With a winning blend of optimism, curiosity, and operational discipline. [READ MORE]
It’s an exciting story that’s surprisingly relevant in our hyper-competitive world. In this talk, Dennis draws parallels between his team’s experience in the strategic cat and mouse game of submarine warfare, and the daily challenges faced by sales, product, marketing and business executives in their chosen markets and territories. In every case, success is a team effort and the difference between success and failure – and sometimes between life and death – is razor thin. Finding that edge – that competitive wrinkle or newly relevant assumption – is what this talk is all about.
The takeaways? 1) Understand the constructive way to challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom as a path to growing sales, revenue and customer satisfaction. 2) Gain support for new “breakout” courses of action. 3) Apply creativity across daily business processes. 4) Identify opportunities for competitive advantage in assumptions and the behaviors they drive. 5) Understand the neuro-science that limits our creativity, and how to routinely sidestep habits of thought that hold us back.
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In this thought-provoking keynote, bestselling author, professional innovator, and proven turnaround leader Dennis Brouwer delivers a remarkable perspective on high-performing teams – how they work, how they’re different, and how they seem to achieve the impossible. Brouwer shares his unorthodox, yet practical approach to team development by illuminating the biases that undermine our personal perspectives, exploring the neuro-science of visionary thinking, and sharing startling case studies of what’s possible in seemingly dead-end, mature industries and organizations. Attendees will leave with a new perspective on the importance of clarifying, communicating and creating a shared Vision of a new, desired future that’s worth fighting for.
TOP 10 REASONS WHY DENNIS IS THE RIGHT KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR YOU:
10. Unforgettable Stories
Real life narratives that bring core principles to life, drive home key points and inspire action. “Yes that really happened” stories of carrier-aviation, corporate intrigue, and entrepreneurial successes and failures.
8. 100% Professional
Easy to do business with. Clear process, detailed planning, crystal-clear communications, and thorough follow-up. Radical transparency shouldn’t be radical!
6. Thought Provoking
Irresistible blend of state-of- the-art research, vivid examples, and powerful case studies that make the call to action clear. Helps team to think bigger, crave progress and see new opportunities.
4. Entrepreneurial Mindset
Combines a sense of urgency with a belief that an informed, focused team can figure out what’s needed and craft a plan to make it real.
2. Unique Perspective
Decorated naval officer, entrepreneur, and professional innovator. Award-winning tactician, author and certified leadership professional. Self-taught brewer, Jeep mechanic, and log cabin restorer.
9. Tailor-made Presentations
Customized, tuned and tweaked just for you, to guarantee just the right mix of education, entertainment, and motivation.
7. Completely Relevant
Researched, planned, pre-checked and verified to ensure that the presentation is exactly what your organization needs now. No “what’s he talking about?” moments.
5. Presentation Nirvana
Fast-moving mix of gorgeous imagery, high-resolution video, and carefully crafted language designed to drive engagement and retention of key messages. No death by PowerPoint!
3. Action-oriented Takeaways
A compelling mix of practical guidance, emotional connection, and detailed self-help materials designed to encourage attendees to speak up, step up and find a better way.
1. Entertaining and Encouraging
Interactive, challenging, and just plain interesting. Offers a consistent approach to clarifying key challenges and opportunities while developing a unified view of how to avoid disruption and ride the next wave of growth.
TEN REASONS THAT DENNIS IS PERFECT FOR YOUR INDUSTRY VERTICAL
B. This included a global network on behalf of ThomsonReuters with two network connections into every financial exchange worldwide.
C. It also included operation of high-reliability, low-latency trading venues in secure data centers in New Jersey, Hong Kong, Chicago and London.
B. Success in this competitive market required Dennis to lead teams that could be more efficient in their use of resources and more effective in their ability to discern market trends and needs.
C. This combination of experience resonates with technology firms and partner development programs at the Big 4 accounting firms and similar organizations.
B. He lives near Washington DC, has held a Top Secret clearance, and as the SVP of Enterprise Product and Marketing at CenturyLink, created products for Federal, State and Local government.
B. Dennis previously earned certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Personnel (CISSP).
C. He led the effort to fully integrate Savvis networks and cloud services, and did it again after being acquired by CenturyLink.
D. He was one of four co-founders of a venture-backed software company.
B. He has coached the leadership at construction companies in the customer residential and heavy industrial markets.
B. Aviation safety is often cited as a model for healthcare operations. Dennis personal experience in aviation safety, aircrew coordination and training, and as a nuclear weapons loading officer is directly relevant.
“A great storyteller who brings inspiration to people on the front lines.”
Shea Long – SVP, Commercial Innovation, Centene Corporation