Keynotes that spark a mindset & movement of everyday creativity, agility & resilience for every box on your org chart from innovation keynote speaker Josh Linkner.

Innovation is the single most important ingredient for sustainable success, and it’s fueled by research and development. Relying on previous breakthroughs is a surefire path to obsolescence, while the best organizations invest in ongoing R&D to drive forward progress. Selecting the ideal keynote speaker for your upcoming R&D event will pay dividends for years to come, when you audience is both inspired and empowered.

A proven R&D leader and CEO for over two decades, Josh Linkner will help you drive meaningful outcomes with his extensive experience and unique perspective in creativity, innovation, and organizational transformation.

Powerful Outcomes

Motivating your R&D 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 to help R&D leaders:

  • Challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom
  • Build courage to foster responsible risk-taking
  • Leverage the innovation process to all aspects of leadership and culture
  • Develop “everyday creativity” to attack business problems of all sizes
  • Deploy innovation to reimagine processes, drive efficiency, and improve operation
  • Uncover fresh R&D approaches for reinvention and growth

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


Josh Linkner has helped millions of people become everyday innovators at leading companies.

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Amazing, energizing, entertaining, humorous, and actionable learnings, things we can do right away. Josh created just the right finish and exclamation point in our program.”

Josh Linkner lays out a roadmap that guides individuals, teams, and companies to higher levels of creativity. It is a journey that leads to better ideas and breakthrough thinking.”


Managing Director, Intel Security

5 Ways Josh Turns Your Event Up To “11”


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.

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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.