Gary Bradt

  • Expert on Change
  • Leadership
  • Life Balance

Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change. 

Dr. Bradt gained national attention in 2000 when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster bestselling book which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. “Cheese” gave thousands of people the chance to get acquainted with Gary’s extraordinary ability to cut through their frustration and fear and get to the heart of the matter; delivering powerful tools that help them adapt when going through change. 

Gary Bradt had established a strong following as an executive coach and speaker long before Spencer Johnson asked him to be the messenger for his groundbreaking book.  He began his leadership development career in 1987 with a respected leadership development consultancy.  There he helped client companies launch proven leadership strategies and transformational processes which turned change and tough times into an opportunity to transform themselves and take performance to the next level.  His mantra – adapt and ignite! – is a rallying cry for success in these tumultuous times.  He helps organizations adapt to new technologies and government regulations; inspires innovative thinking as industries consolidate; helps employees quickly adapt to major shifts driven by mergers, acquisitions or reorganizations; and gotten customers and employees alike to embrace a new product or service line.  

Dr. Bradt earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne, University in Pittsburgh PA. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University and Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which in 2007 honored him with the “Excellence in Professional Psychology” award. Only the second graduate to be so recognized at the time, this award underscored Dr. Bradt’s contributions to the field of professional psychology through his achievements as an author, leadership consultant/coach and world-class speaker.

Gary Bradt is uniquely qualified to deliver advice, counsel and strategies on the subject of change.  He has worked for clients all over the globe including IBM, American Express, eBay, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, VISA, NASA, GlaxoSmithKline, GlaxoSmithKline Canada, Alberta Provincial Government, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citigroup, Marriott Corporation, Ernst & Young LLP, Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, National Association of Personal Financial Planners, National Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents, US Chamber of Commerce, Snack Food Association, and the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

As a speaker, what makes Gary Bradt special is his ability to engage audiences: his warmth, his humor, his content, his ability to get people to absorb his message and put it to use.  More than anything, Gary is genuine. His storytelling, examples and exercises are authentic and bring his principles to life in a way few other communicators can. Because change happens in our personal lives too, Gary Bradt delivers a powerful message on that front.  He is a husband and father who learned to cope with one of the toughest challenges of all, a child’s chronic, life-threatening illness, and shares his personal narrative with audiences when appropriate.  

As a C-Suite executive coach, Gary works at the intersection of people and business. He understands both, and helps leaders execute business strategy through people and helps leaders chart the course for their own career as well. He holds up a mirror and offers practical steps leaders can take to improve their leadership effectiveness, and the effectiveness of their people and their organization.  Just like with his speaking, his goals are practical and positive behavior change. As a coach he is straightforward and direct. He tells leaders what he thinks, not what they necessarily want to hear, with only one agenda: to move them and their organizations forward and to help them accomplish their goals.

Gary Bradt is author of The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity, which has earned high praise from reviewers and fellow change and leadership experts. 

“Bradt’s message in this inspiring book is a ‘golden ring’ itself amidst the rubble often permeating our lives. It not only speaks true but makes you strive for more.” - Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

“Beautifully written and full of wisdom, The Ring in the Rubble is a gem.” - Ken Blanchard, author of Leading at a Higher Level. 

Dr. Bradt serves as president of Bradt Leadership, Inc. a leadership consulting firm he co-founded with his wife, Dr. Peggy Bradt, in 1993. He resides in North Carolina with Peggy and their two children.

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    Attitude, Business Trends, Change, Leadership, Management, Personal Growth

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    North Carolina

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    $15,000 - $20,000

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Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change. 

Dr. Bradt gained national attention in 2000 when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster bestselling book which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. “Cheese” gave thousands of people the chance to get acquainted with Gary’s extraordinary ability to cut through their frustration and fear and get to the heart of the matter; delivering powerful tools that help them adapt when going through change. 

Gary Bradt had established a strong following as an executive coach and speaker long before Spencer Johnson asked him to be the messenger for his groundbreaking book.  He began his leadership development career in 1987 with a respected leadership development consultancy.  There he helped client companies launch proven leadership strategies and transformational processes which turned change and tough times into an opportunity to transform themselves and take performance to the next level.  His mantra – adapt and ignite! – is a rallying cry for success in these tumultuous times.  He helps organizations adapt to new technologies and government regulations; inspires innovative thinking as industries consolidate; helps employees quickly adapt to major shifts driven by mergers, acquisitions or reorganizations; and gotten customers and employees alike to embrace a new product or service line.  

Dr. Bradt earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne, University in Pittsburgh PA. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University and Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which in 2007 honored him with the “Excellence in Professional Psychology” award. Only the second graduate to be so recognized at the time, this award underscored Dr. Bradt’s contributions to the field of professional psychology through his achievements as an author, leadership consultant/coach and world-class speaker.

Gary Bradt is uniquely qualified to deliver advice, counsel and strategies on the subject of change.  He has worked for clients all over the globe including IBM, American Express, eBay, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, VISA, NASA, GlaxoSmithKline, GlaxoSmithKline Canada, Alberta Provincial Government, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citigroup, Marriott Corporation, Ernst & Young LLP, Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, National Association of Personal Financial Planners, National Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents, US Chamber of Commerce, Snack Food Association, and the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

As a speaker, what makes Gary Bradt special is his ability to engage audiences: his warmth, his humor, his content, his ability to get people to absorb his message and put it to use.  More than anything, Gary is genuine. His storytelling, examples and exercises are authentic and bring his principles to life in a way few other communicators can. Because change happens in our personal lives too, Gary Bradt delivers a powerful message on that front.  He is a husband and father who learned to cope with one of the toughest challenges of all, a child’s chronic, life-threatening illness, and shares his personal narrative with audiences when appropriate.  

As a C-Suite executive coach, Gary works at the intersection of people and business. He understands both, and helps leaders execute business strategy through people and helps leaders chart the course for their own career as well. He holds up a mirror and offers practical steps leaders can take to improve their leadership effectiveness, and the effectiveness of their people and their organization.  Just like with his speaking, his goals are practical and positive behavior change. As a coach he is straightforward and direct. He tells leaders what he thinks, not what they necessarily want to hear, with only one agenda: to move them and their organizations forward and to help them accomplish their goals.

Gary Bradt is author of The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity, which has earned high praise from reviewers and fellow change and leadership experts. 

“Bradt’s message in this inspiring book is a ‘golden ring’ itself amidst the rubble often permeating our lives. It not only speaks true but makes you strive for more.” - Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

“Beautifully written and full of wisdom, The Ring in the Rubble is a gem.” - Ken Blanchard, author of Leading at a Higher Level. 

Dr. Bradt serves as president of Bradt Leadership, Inc. a leadership consulting firm he co-founded with his wife, Dr. Peggy Bradt, in 1993. He resides in North Carolina with Peggy and their two children.

To book Gary Bradt call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Turning Change into Opportunity

Going through change is not a market differentiator.  Adapting to change faster and better than your competitors can be.  Gary Bradt's inspiring new keynote, Turning Change into Opportunity, equips audiences with the tools they need to do just that.  Based on his new book, Change: The Tools You Need for The Life You Want at Work and Home, this talk empowers audiences to:

  • Experience the power of The ToWho List, a daily practice supported by an app Bradt developed that helps you build relationships that will sustain you through challenging change and difficult times
  • Discover the secrets of The Pyramid, a tool that helps you adapt your behavior to get better results whenever change puts you or your organization at risk for falling behind
  • Learn to Let Go of Old Beliefs, Feelings or Behaviors that are only holding you down or holding you back
  • Experience the moving power of The Two Minute Drill, an exercise that allows you to quickly engage your most deeply held values.  Like a compass, these values will point you in the right direction whenever change creates difficult choices
  • Understand The Four Factors Driving Change for practically every organization and industry across the globe...and more!

This upbeat and interactive keynote stimulates the mind and stirs the emotions.  It inspires audiences to discover strengths they may not have recognized they had.  Bradt's business stories and personal anecdotes bring his points home in a way that audiences can not only understand, but relate to.

 

Adapt. Ignite. Win! Because Change Happens

More than a catch phrase, Adapt, ignite and win is Gary Bradt's rallying cry for success in a world that moves fast and doesn't wait for stragglers. Bradt increases the capacity of people and organizations to rise to the challenge of change by delivering highly customized presentations that address the unique objectives of each event.

A clinical psychologist and C-Suite executive coach, Bradt knows how to engage the heads and the hearts of his audiences for maximum effectiveness using masterful storytelling, humor, simple exercises and solid content. Navigating change successfully means being willing to change yourself first, he explains. He shows how learning to adapt leads to new levels of performance and personal and professional success.

Every audience is different. The challenges they face are different. What event planners appreciate most about Gary is his preparation. By the time he gets in front of an audience, he has a deep understanding of the group and the issues they’re dealing with. He’s spent hours creating a message to meet the objectives of the event. Bradt adapts some of his most popular stories and combines them with compelling insights that inspire people to confidently move into the future with practical and usable tools.

Bringing together a group of people for an event is a great opportunity. Adapt, ignite and win is a message that will make the most of their precious time together and will help galvanize a new spirit of possibility whenever change is involved.

The message of Adapt and Ignite! can be tailored to address:

  • Leadership at any level
  • Sales organizations
  • Organizational change
  • Industry consolidation
  • Organizations in transition
  • Technology-driven change
  • Regulatory change
  • Industry-driven change
  • Internal Reorganization
  • Market-driven change
  • Personal change
  • Increasing personal performance
  • Empowering the team
  • Individual and group accountability

PIMCO

The feedback on your presentation was universally positive. The team really appreciated your approach to recognizing the stress that change can bring in both our professional and personal lives. After having some time to reflect on the messages (Ring Tool Kit) you gave us, I wanted to circle back and say thanks again. Your comments hit home in one way or another with almost every member of the team.

Guardian Life Insurance Company

Gary did an outstanding job. A ten on a scale of ten. He met with the VP of Operations and Human Resources prior to the meeting to understand the issues. He and I exchanged e-mails prior to the conference and then he met with me for breakfast the morning of the meeting to go over last minutes details and to gather additional information about the audience/issues. He incorporated his previous role…(in the fi to connect with the audience. He was able to engage an audience that was tired from a long evening the night before and had their minds set on going home when he was finished (not an easy task). He was a hit.

Fidelity Investments

Thank you for joining our all hands meeting. We heard so many positive comments about your talk and have also heard several references to 'clearing the rubble and finding the ring' as people jumped back into their day to day work. You were very inspirational and definitely provided us all with actions to take back to our jobs and home. Thanks again!
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