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Mark King

Keynote Speaker

Former CEO of Taco Bell

Mark King is not just a speaker; he is a rare leader whose real-life successes offer a roadmap for corporate leaders aiming to harness innovation and drive significant change within their industries. His presentations are not only inspirational but packed with actionable insights, making him an invaluable asset to any corporate event.

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Mark King'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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From the golf industry to athletic footwear to food service, Mark King has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to cultivate cultures that support innovation and disrupt industries. As a speaker, King’s fusion of candor, humor, and heart provides audiences with unexpected takeaways and enduring ideas. His leadership philosophy centers on the belief that the heart of competitive advantage lies in creating an environment where innovation thrives at every level.

Mark King has consistently demonstrated that with the right culture, organizations can not only adapt to changes, but lead the disruption and redefine industries in the process. As CEO of three iconic brands, King’s visionary leadership and culture-building skills led Adidas, Taylor Made, and Taco Bell to record-breaking, industry leading, financial success by challenging existing industry norms in ways that lead customers to appreciate value propositions that they had not yet envisioned.

For organizations seeking transformative experiences for their events, Mark King offers more than insights; he provides strategies leaders can immediately implement to inspire people to become part of the innovation process. His message is clear. No challenge is too big for a team willing to fully engage in doing the extraordinary routinely.

Why Audiences Need Mark King:

  • Proven Innovation Leadership: Audiences gain strategies from a leader who has successfully cultivated innovation to disrupt industries, not once but three times.
  • Actionable Insights: King offers practical, actionable strategies that leaders can immediately apply to foster innovation within their own organizations.
  • Real-World Experience: Unlike speakers who theorize about success, King shares insights derived from his actual experiences leading major companies through periods of significant change.

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Mark King on Embracing Disruption to Drive Success

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Lessons in Leadership: How to Compete in Business Today

Mark King’s Speech Topics

  • The Innovation Playbook: Turning Resistance Into Your Competitive Edge

    In this keynote, Mark King addresses how, given supportive conditions, creating a habit of innovation is not only possible but likely. He describes how leaders can help people overcome their natural resistance to challenge the status quo, to better understand the customer, and to embrace the challenges of doing things that have not been done before.

  • Innovation as a Culture, Not a Strategy

    This speech challenges conventional thinking by positioning innovation not as a business strategy, but as an organizational culture. Mark King illustrates how embedding innovation into the DNA of a company can lead to sustainable growth and ongoing success. He provides actionable insights on transforming organizational norms and behaviors to embrace innovation at all levels.

  • The DNA Innovation: Lessons From Leading Innovation in Three Industries

    In this compelling keynote, Mark King shares his journey and the innovative strategies he employed to revolutionize companies in wildly diverse industries. He reveals how thinking beyond industry silos can uncover opportunities for innovation and growth, offering practical advice for leaders looking to drive innovation, nurture creativity.

  • The Future of Leadership: How Leaders Will Develop Great Teams in the Future

    The way we work has changed. People’s expectations have changed. In this keynote, Mark King describes how leaders must adapt to a marketplace where innovation is critical, engagement is more necessary and good leaders are more necessary and less powerful. Here he shares what he has learned in his journey as leadership transformation has become a necessity.

What other organizations say about Mark King

He is that rare leader who has an uncanny ability to create teams that have led to some of the most profitable businesses in the world. As CEO of three very different industries, Mark proves his philosophy of “restless creativity” empowers employees and spurs innovation. Mark’s unique approach to culture building, whether remote or in person, is very powerful. He’s among the most successful business leaders in the world.

Business Conferences / Audiences

What other organizations say about Mark King

Taco Bell CEO Mark King explains how “restless creativity” and redesigned store experiences will help the chain nearly double its sales to $20 billion a year.

Open-ticketed

What other organizations say about Mark King

He has a reputation for turning businesses around by moving fast on innovative and sometimes expensive endeavors. Under his leadership, three companies, TaylorMade, Adidas, and Taco Bell, have introduced innovative products, gained tremendous market share, and have become some of the most profitable businesses in the world.

Open-ticketed

What other organizations say about Mark King

Mark King made Adidas cool again. Behind the average Joe exterior is an ace motivator, communicator, and strategist who engineered one of the most impressive turnarounds in corporate history.

Publishing

What other organizations say about Mark King

Mark King’s presentation was very well received. He is a rock star!

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