Speaker Bio

Keith Coats

Keith Coats is a futurist and leadership expert, with global experience as a presenter, facilitator and author. Keith shares his experience with audiences around the world, helping them understand the leadership response to a global context of change, complexity and uncertainty.

Keith’s research has clearly identified the key-defining factor for a successful leader in the 21st century is the ability to learn, grow and be adaptable. He believes that leaders need to have access to new frameworks and thinking in order to successfully lead into the future.

The greatest threat for most leaders right now is not the turbulence in their marketplaces and industries, but rather applying yesterday’s logic to tomorrow’s world. The global context, complexity and connectedness present entirely new challenges for contemporary leaders. Keith works with clients around the world to show them how to respond.

Keith joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau in May 2018 from the Academy for Chief Executives, with an average score of 4.55 out of 5 over the last 18 months.

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The Results

Keith is a sought after workshop facilitator and keynote presenter, appreciated for his global insights and experience. He engages his audience in a relaxed and easy-to-listen-to manner, using humour to underscore his message. Very few have Keith’s experience of being trusted to deliver keynotes at large conferences and to multi-cultural audiences across a wide range of industries throughout the world.

Multiple clients with whom Keith has worked frequently comment on his ‘out of the ordinary’, his ‘exceptional’ and his ‘world class’ input that has made a profound difference to their leadership thinking and practice.

Track Record

Keith works in numerous international executive leadership programmes and with business schools including London Business School, Duke CE, the Asia Pacific Leadership Program and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He consults directly with clients at a board, executive and senior leadership level across a wide range of industries and sectors on subjects that include the future of leadership, global trends, strategy, diversity and talent. He is the co-author of ‘Leading in a Changing World’, and writes regularly for many different publications.

Keith is a founding partner of the international consultancy TomorrowToday Global, and is based in London.

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Different Together : The Benefits of Diversity

This session ‘sets the scene’ and encapsulates what TomorrowToday is known for globally. By the end of the workshop participants will see the bigger picture, that this is more valuable than teams that seek ‘alignment’ or ‘consensus’, amongst other outcomes.

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Different Together : The Benefits of Diversity

Overview:

There have been many well-intentioned initiatives to address the challenge of ‘diversity and inclusion’ within our organisations and yet, things seem more fractured, and volatile than ever.


At best we have arrived at a ‘political correctness’ stalemate that seems to have push authentic dialogue and belonging even further into the corner.
 Research on globalization shows that, in spite of a world more connected than ever before, 
nationalism and tribalism are on the rise.

We are convinced that the biggest leadership and organizational challenge in the immediate future will be finding a way to lead difference differently.

An extensive 2017 global research by the Leadership Institute in London, senior leaders identified employee engagement as their top priority. Our own findings taken from across sectors / industries and continents confirms this to be the case with the implication that we need to find better ways of embracing difference and unlocking the benefits that diversity offers. We believe we have found the way to do this given the context of a willing and supportive partner (client).

Framework:

1. Context: a dynamic world

This session ‘sets the scene’ and encapsulates what TomorrowToday is known for globally.

2. How We See: our lenses

This session is the heart of the framework. It can be completely tailored to the needs and constraints of the client /programme. The depth of engagement with the topic will largely be determined by the time given to this section. 
Lenses can be ‘age, gender, race, religion, personality, education etc

3. What we See: our judgments

4. What we Don’t See: our blind spots

5. Sense-Making Patterns: giving meaning to experience.

 

Outcomes: As a result participants will…

  • Build teams that deliberately embrace difference,
  • Seeing the bigger picture that this is more valuable than teams that seek ‘alignment’ or ‘consensus’
  • Increaded business performance
  • Staff retention security
  • Increased team performance
  • Resilience within the team and individuals 

Different Together will equip teams and the leaders to unlock the power of being ‘different together’. It provides a framework that cuts through the difficulties, provides practical and insightful tools for genuine engagement of difference, and ensures that the conversation is placed in the correct context of our fast-paced world.

This workshop can be presented as half day session of 3/3.5 hours or a full day retreat. The workshop offers a very interactive engagement including some experiential learning exercises.

This can also be presented as a keynote and can be fully customised to fit a keynote time slot of anything between 45-90 minutes.

Leading in a Changing World

This presentation frames the shifting global context - what is changing and why, before uncovering what leaders need know, do and be in order to lead confidently and effectively in this ever-changing context./p>

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Leading in a Changing World

Overview:

Leading has never been tougher and knowing how to build your team / organisation’s capacity to be adaptively intelligent is of primary concern. Thriving in the uncertain and volatile future demands that adaptive intelligence is both understood and is part of the leadership and organisational ‘DNA’.

Leading in a Changing World is a powerful and motivating presentation designed to frame the leadership agenda as well as provide a practical overview as to what it takes to be a ‘futurefit’ leader.

This presentation frames the shifting global context - what is changing and why, before uncovering what leaders need know, do and be in order to lead confidently and effectively in this ever-changing context.

Leading in a Changing World embraces the adaptive leadership framework. It highlights ground-breaking research as to what adaptive intelligence is and how best to develop it at both a personal and organisational level.

The framework and content have been tested throughout the world and across multiple sectors. This vast global experience, wisdom and sensitivity have become an integral and embedded part of Leading in a Changing World.

Outcomes:

  • Have an appreciation for the bigger picture’ as to what is changing and why (it is changing)
  • Understand the importance of context in shaping the leadership conversation, agenda and response
  • Understand the key disruptive change drivers
  • Have access to several practical contextual and leadership frameworks / tools to help shape their own leadership practice
  • Feel motivated to be the type of leader who is a ‘broker of hope’ – based on an understanding of just why this is so important
  • Leave with a clear understanding of what ‘I need to do next’

This workshop can be presented as half day session of 3/3.5 hours or a full day retreat. The workshop offers a very interactive engagement including some experiential learning exercises.

This can also be presented as a keynote and can be fully customised to fit a keynote time slot of anything between 45-90 minutes.

Different Together : The Benefits of Diversity

This session ‘sets the scene’ and encapsulates what TomorrowToday is known for globally. By the end of the workshop participants will see the bigger picture, that this is more valuable than teams that seek ‘alignment’ or ‘consensus’, amongst other outcomes.

Read more

Different Together : The Benefits of Diversity

Overview:

There have been many well-intentioned initiatives to address the challenge of ‘diversity and inclusion’ within our organisations and yet, things seem more fractured, and volatile than ever.


At best we have arrived at a ‘political correctness’ stalemate that seems to have push authentic dialogue and belonging even further into the corner.
 Research on globalization shows that, in spite of a world more connected than ever before, 
nationalism and tribalism are on the rise.

We are convinced that the biggest leadership and organizational challenge in the immediate future will be finding a way to lead difference differently.

An extensive 2017 global research by the Leadership Institute in London, senior leaders identified employee engagement as their top priority. Our own findings taken from across sectors / industries and continents confirms this to be the case with the implication that we need to find better ways of embracing difference and unlocking the benefits that diversity offers. We believe we have found the way to do this given the context of a willing and supportive partner (client).

Framework:

1. Context: a dynamic world

This session ‘sets the scene’ and encapsulates what TomorrowToday is known for globally.

2. How We See: our lenses

This session is the heart of the framework. It can be completely tailored to the needs and constraints of the client /programme. The depth of engagement with the topic will largely be determined by the time given to this section. 
Lenses can be ‘age, gender, race, religion, personality, education etc

3. What we See: our judgments

4. What we Don’t See: our blind spots

5. Sense-Making Patterns: giving meaning to experience.

 

Outcomes: As a result participants will…

  • Build teams that deliberately embrace difference,
  • Seeing the bigger picture that this is more valuable than teams that seek ‘alignment’ or ‘consensus’
  • Increaded business performance
  • Staff retention security
  • Increased team performance
  • Resilience within the team and individuals 

Different Together will equip teams and the leaders to unlock the power of being ‘different together’. It provides a framework that cuts through the difficulties, provides practical and insightful tools for genuine engagement of difference, and ensures that the conversation is placed in the correct context of our fast-paced world.

This workshop can be presented as half day session of 3/3.5 hours or a full day retreat. The workshop offers a very interactive engagement including some experiential learning exercises.

This can also be presented as a keynote and can be fully customised to fit a keynote time slot of anything between 45-90 minutes.

Leading in a Changing World

This presentation frames the shifting global context - what is changing and why, before uncovering what leaders need know, do and be in order to lead confidently and effectively in this ever-changing context./p>

Read more

Leading in a Changing World

Overview:

Leading has never been tougher and knowing how to build your team / organisation’s capacity to be adaptively intelligent is of primary concern. Thriving in the uncertain and volatile future demands that adaptive intelligence is both understood and is part of the leadership and organisational ‘DNA’.

Leading in a Changing World is a powerful and motivating presentation designed to frame the leadership agenda as well as provide a practical overview as to what it takes to be a ‘futurefit’ leader.

This presentation frames the shifting global context - what is changing and why, before uncovering what leaders need know, do and be in order to lead confidently and effectively in this ever-changing context.

Leading in a Changing World embraces the adaptive leadership framework. It highlights ground-breaking research as to what adaptive intelligence is and how best to develop it at both a personal and organisational level.

The framework and content have been tested throughout the world and across multiple sectors. This vast global experience, wisdom and sensitivity have become an integral and embedded part of Leading in a Changing World.

Outcomes:

  • Have an appreciation for the bigger picture’ as to what is changing and why (it is changing)
  • Understand the importance of context in shaping the leadership conversation, agenda and response
  • Understand the key disruptive change drivers
  • Have access to several practical contextual and leadership frameworks / tools to help shape their own leadership practice
  • Feel motivated to be the type of leader who is a ‘broker of hope’ – based on an understanding of just why this is so important
  • Leave with a clear understanding of what ‘I need to do next’

This workshop can be presented as half day session of 3/3.5 hours or a full day retreat. The workshop offers a very interactive engagement including some experiential learning exercises.

This can also be presented as a keynote and can be fully customised to fit a keynote time slot of anything between 45-90 minutes.

This speaker currently has no keynotes. Please check back soon.

This speaker currently has no retreats. Please check back soon.

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