JOSH LINKNER – TOP HR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

HR is a field that goes far beyond administration. At the core, Human Resources is responsible for maximizing the impact of people, and empowering them to perform at their best, which is why selecting the right keynote speaker for your upcoming event is critically important. You need someone who can energize and transform, inspire and elevate. A proven leader and CEO for over two decades, Josh Linkner will help you drive meaningful outcomes with his extensive experience and unique perspective in hyper-growth leadership and human resources.

Josh Linkner has the depth and experience to not only fire up your team, but also to drive real results through his experience as a bestselling author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and CEO. Throughout his career, he focused on building a high-performance culture as his secret weapon, which in turn drove tremendous success. His leadership style is energizing, while simultaneously holding his teams accountable for the highest levels of performance. For your group, Josh will bring a fresh approach to HR and leadership, drawing on insights from entrepreneurs, jazz musicians, and industry giants.

As a bestselling author, Josh Linkner has been published extensively on cutting-edge approaches to human resource, leadership, and culture.

Here are a few of his notable articles in the field:

INC: 7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation

FORBES: 8 Ways to Undermine Yourself As A Leader

INC: 11 Leadership Lessons from Jazz Musicians

FORBES: Why Paying More For A+ Talent is A Bet I’d Place Every Time

FAST COMPANY: ISM’S: What Are The Values Found In Your Company Culture?

INC: Why the Best Leaders Are Servants, Not Kings

POWERFUL OUTCOMES

Motivating your team is only half the battle. Getting fired up is great, but you’ll also want your keynote speaker to share practical tools, strategies, and approaches to drive meaningful results. Here are some outcomes Josh has delivered for HR professionals:

  • Ability to challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom
  • Build courage to foster responsible risk taking
  • Creative strategies to attracting and retaining top talent
  • The other side of HR: innovative approaches to maximize performance
  • Leverage the innovation process to all aspects of leadership and culture
  • Develop “everyday creativity” to attack business problems of all sizes
  • Fostering a high-performance culture
  • Leading Millenials – tapping into the psychology of this generation in order to drive better outcomes

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a proven leader, there is no better choice for a keynote for you upcoming event. Linkner’s deep knowledge of HR trends and best practices, combined with real-world experience as a veteran CEO, makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your group.

“A JOURNEY THAT WILL LEAD TO BETTER IDEAS AND BREAKTHROUGH THINKING.”

– BILL FORD, JR., EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

“AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! THANK YOU JOSH, YOU NAILED YOUR MESSAGE AND NICELY INCORPORATED OUR COMPANY INTO YOUR TALK.”

— GREGORY F. MOLINAR, PH.D., MEDTRONIC

“TERRIFIC! OUR PEOPLE WERE VERY ENGAGED AND HAD SOME GREAT TAKEAWAYS. YOU DEFINITELY MAKE AN IMPACT.”

— VICKI RUIZ, ESPN

“I AGAIN WANT TO TELL YOU HOW INSPIRING YOUR WORDS WERE. YOUR PASSION WAS ABSOLUTELY MAGNETIC.”

— STU SHINSKE, GANNETT

The Top 10 Reasons Josh is the Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your HR Event

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience.
  • 9. Engaging – Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
  • 8. Unique Perspective – As a four-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Josh brings a fresh and compelling perspective.
  • 7. Real Takeaway Value – Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world HR challenges.
  • 6. High Energy / Inspiring – Josh’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.
  • 5. Visually Stunning – You wont see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Josh. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.
  • 4. Captivating Stories – Concepts are delivered through rich story telling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly entertaining experience.
  • 3. Zero Drama – No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Josh is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.
  • 2. Custom – Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Josh takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.
  • 1. High Impact – Josh makes every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.