Energy & Sustainability Keynotes

"When Josh speaks, business improves."


Inspire everyday creative and innovative thinking with breakthrough mindsets and actionable frameworks from Energy & Sustainability keynote speaker Josh Linkner.

Key trends and opportunities that Josh helps Energy & Sustainability leaders navigate

Josh is deeply attuned to the energy sector's technology, sustainability, and compliance trends, including renewables, decarbonization, and global regulations. Advising leaders in the field for 30 years, his clients include Chevron, GE, ExxonMobil, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, DTE, Entergy, Laclede, and Siemens. In his work with energy leaders and their teams, Josh inspires breakthrough mindsets and shares actionable frameworks to inspire everyday creative and innovative thinking.

Renewable Energy

 Renewable energy represents a significant shift in how we power our world, moving from finite and polluting sources to those that are abundant and clean.

This transition is marked by continuous improvements in technology—each solar panel more efficient, each wind turbine more powerful. It's a testament to the cumulative impact of incremental advancements, highlighting how each step forward brings us closer to a sustainable energy landscape​​.

Internet of Energy (IoE)

The Internet of Energy (IoE) is a game-changer, introducing a new era of interconnectedness in energy management.

 It's where innovation meets utility, transforming how we engage with and distribute power. Through smart technologies, we're not just optimizing energy use; we're reimagining the grid's potential to be more responsive, efficient, and tailored to our needs. This movement is a bold rethinking of energy's role in our lives, propelled by the belief in our capacity to build smarter, not just bigger​​.

Energy Storage

Energy storage stands as a critical enabler for renewable energy, bridging the gap between supply and demand.

It's a field marked by gradual enhancements in technologies such as lithium-ion batteries and flow batteries, each contributing to a more resilient energy grid. This evolution emphasizes the importance of building on existing knowledge, where each incremental improvement is a step towards a more sustainable and reliable energy future​​.


Decarbonization represents a pivotal shift in how we think about our energy consumption and its impact on the planet.

 It's a bold reimagining of our global energy portfolio, prioritizing clean, renewable sources over fossil fuels to address the urgent challenge of climate change. By increasing electric mobility and imposing higher taxes on carbon emissions, we're not just adjusting policies; we're fostering a culture of innovation and responsibility. This is about more than reducing our carbon footprint; it's a collective endeavor to create a sustainable future that respects our environmental boundaries and promotes economic growth within them.

Regulatory Boosts and Brakes

 Regulatory changes are catalyzing a new wave of innovation within the energy sector, setting the stage for a future where renewable energy flourishes.

 This is a narrative about the synergy between policy and progress, where strategic incentives are unlocking the potential for clean energy to thrive. It's a call to action for creative solutions that align with our environmental aspirations, underpinned by a belief in the transformative power of collective will. At the same time, energy sector leaders must adapt to changing regulatory burdens while collaborating with legislators to artfully balance protection and progress.

Hi, I'm Josh.

Josh Linkner — a New York Times bestselling author — is a rare blend of business, art, and science.

On the business front, he’s been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which created over 10,000 jobs and sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

He’s the co-founder and Managing Partner of Muditā Venture Partners - an early-stage venture capital firm investing in groundbreaking technologies.

Over the last 30 years, he’s helped over 100 startups launch and scale, creating over $1 billion in investor returns. He’s twice been named the EY Entrepreneur of The Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Josh has extensive experience in the Energy & Sustainability sector, working with industry leaders to help pioneer a more profitable and sustainable future. Advising leaders in the field for 30 years, his clients include Chevron, GE, ExxonMobile, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, DTE, Entergy, Laclede, and Siemens.

While proud of his business success, his roots are in the dangerous world of jazz music. He’s been playing guitar in smoky jazz clubs for 40 years, studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has performed over 1000 concerts around the world.

His experiences in both business and music led him to become one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation. Josh is the co-founder and Chairman of Platypus Labs, a global research, training, and consulting firm.

Today, he’s on a mission to help leaders Find A Way™ through creative problem-solving, inventive thinking, and ingenuity.

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+ Outcomes

Find A WayTM

Every problem can be solved, and every opportunity can be seized. Through a proven innovative framework, you'll discover new paths to explosive growth, competitive advantage, and sustainable results.

Expand organization-wide capability for creative problem-solving and inventive thinking.

Big Little BreakthroughsTM

Instead of high-risk moonshots, the most innovative leaders cultivate a high volume of ‘micro-innovations’ and build a culture of everyday innovation.

Gain the tools to become an everyday innovator.

The Music of Business

What business leaders can learn about agility, collaboration, creativity, and performance under pressure from the mysterious world of jazz.

Inject artistry and agility into your business through an unforgettable, interactive experience.

*Please note this topic requires additional talent + gear.  Accordingly, additional costs apply.

The Innovative Leader

Become an unstoppable force by unlocking your and your team's ingenuity, gaining confidence, and boosting results in times of dramatic uncertainty and disruption.

Elevate your capacity to lead and win in volatile times.

Disciplined DreamingTM

A proven system for driving breakthrough creativity. Learn how to balance raw imagination with business rigor to achieve profound and predictable results.

Boost creativity and rigor simultaneously to achieve better outcomes.

Rethink. Reboot.

The business you’ll be running in five years will be dramatically different than today. Unlock the definitive playbook on reinvention, relevancy, and sustainable success.

Gain the confidence to venture into the unknown and thrive, no matter what the future brings.

Innovation in the Age of AI

A modern framework to unlock sustained profitable growth at the intersection of technology and human creativity.

Josh shows you how the path forward involves integrating human creativity with artificial intelligence to thrive amidst uncertainty, rapid change, and disruption.

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5 Ways Josh Turns Your Event Up To "11"

sparks a mindset

Sparks a mindset & movement.

His authentic, relatable, research-backed content - with real-world case studies and a high-energy delivery - will inspire your audience to uncover and activate new opportunities every day.


Moves your team into action.

Your audience will not only be energized, motivated, and inspired, they’ll become better equipped with specific tools, frameworks, and techniques to drive meaningful results in the months and years ahead.


Handcrafted, not canned.

Josh takes the time to listen deeply before custom-building a keynote experience just for you. This ensures that every minute is on-point, relevant, and targeted to your unique challenges and opportunities.


Real and accessible.

Josh applies Find A Way™ principles in his everyday work as a leader, venture capitalist, musician, and author. Leaders inspired by his keynote often reach out to him for help finding a way in their everyday work.


Impact - 11, Drama - 0.

Coming from a place of humility and service, Josh believes that a great keynote is about the audience, not the speaker. Meeting professionals often call Josh one of the best keynote speakers to work with.