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Edward Sullivan

Keynote Speaker

Best-selling Author of Leading with Heart; Leadership Coach; Global Adventurer

Edward Sullivan helps leaders and organizations thrive by using research-backed strategies to help them better understand themselves and each other.

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Edward Sullivan'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Edward Sullivan'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

Edward Sullivan is on a mission to make work feel good again, because when we love our work, we are better leaders, employees, parents, and partners. Building upon a 15-year career coaching and advising top CEOs and political figures around the world, he encourages his audiences to let go of the idea that they have to have all the answers and inspires them instead to have real, honest conversations that unlock creativity, purpose, and results.

His recent best-selling book Leading with Heart has been called the antidote to the Great Resignation and was hailed as one of the best leadership books of 2022. Edward and his coauthor John Baird provide a timely and fresh perspective that helps leaders get more results out of their teams by having more emotionally connected conversations with them, in contrast with antiquated “fear-based” or “executive presence” leadership styles of the past.

More than giving keynote speeches, Edward calls his talks “keynote workshops.” Through a combination of disarming humor, touching personal stories, and powerful questions for the audience, Edward opens people up and gets them sharing their own stories with each other. His audiences leave his talks feeling inspired, energized, and more deeply connected to each other.

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Edward Sullivan on The Crucial Conversations of Leadership
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Edward Sullivan on What Would Be Different If We Could Be Ourselves
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Edward Sullivan on Leadership in PeeWee League Football
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Edward Sullivan on Money Won’t Heal the Great Resignation

Edward Sullivan’s Speech Topics

  • Leading with Heart

    This talk or workshop covers the core material from Edward Sullivan’s best-selling book Leading with Heart. Edward engages his audience with the material and with each other by asking them to engage in a series of conversation about what they need to be at their best, what fears are holding them back, what their gifts are, and more. Even the most cynical participants can’t help but relax and open up to each other due to Edward’s disarming stories and common-sense insights. 

  • Using Psychological Safety to Drive Performance

    In this talk, Edward helps his audience understand what motivated the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting movements and gives leaders tools to use psychological safety to retain and motivate their top talent. Edward introduces his listeners to simple frameworks that will help them make their teams feel seen and appreciated and gives them opportunities to practice new skills with each other.

  • Heart, Fear, and PeeWee League Football

    In this talk, Edward drills down into the differences in business outcomes between heart-led and fear-led organizations, and frames the contrast with a endearing and universally relatable story about his own experience as a child playing football for two very different coaches. Edward asks the audience to explore with each other their own stories of working in fear-led and heart-led organizations to help ground the material in their own lived experience. 

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