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Gary  Bradt

Gary Bradt

Expert on Leading Through Change

Gary Bradt

Expert on Leading Through Change


Dr. Gary Bradt is a speaker, author, and clinical psychologist who helps organizations transform change into opportunity. Dr. Bradt gained international attention 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 28 million copies worldwide. “Cheese” gave thousands of people across the globe a 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 to change faster and better.

Dr. Bradt is uniquely qualified to deliver advice, counsel, and strategies for organizations and individuals. He has delivered over 350 presentations for clients like IBM, American Express, eBay, FedEx, Coca-Cola, VISA, NASA, and hundreds more.

Gary has a distinctive ability to engage audiences with his warmth, humor, and content and 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. His messages are informed by science, shaped by experience, and delivered with heart.

Dr. Bradt earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University and Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He has authored three books, including The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity.

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Speaking From the Heart

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Change is Awesome

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The Case For Adapting

How Change Can Ignite Success

Make Room to Ignite: Let Go!

Speech Topics

Leading Change in the New Age: When Every Day is a New Age

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 motivates 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 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.

What event planners appreciate most about Bradt 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. “Adapt, ignite, and win” is a message that will make the most of the audience’s precious time and will help galvanize a new spirit of possibility whenever change is involved.

Dig Through Change & Find Your Next Golden Opportunity

Opportunity is out there—you just have to dig a little deeper to find it. Gary Bradt will show you how.

Change is turning the healthcare industry upside down:

  • The Affordable Care Act
  • Technology
  • Reimbursement trends

Seismic shifts are everywhere. It creates a choice: Complain about the change or do something about it. Gary Bradt will inspire and empower your audience to embrace the change and lead with confidence into tomorrow.

Through practical examples and relevant, powerful stories, he will give your audience the tools they need to transform change into opportunity. They will learn to:  

  • Let go of whatever is holding them down or holding them back
  • Latch on to values to make the right call on tough decisions
  • Employ the ToWho List, a powerful new tool for building relationships to sustain your group through change

Grow where you’re planted. Find a way. No excuses. Gary’s message is rooted in his personal experience of learning to deal with the devastating change of a child born with a chronic, life-threatening illness. It’s a message of hope, humor, inspiration and practical application to business, and to life.

Adapt first. Adapt fast. It’s the only way forward.

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 keynote empowers audiences to:

  • Experience the power of The To Who 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
  • 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 stories and personal anecdotes bring his points home in a way that audiences can not only understand, but relate to.

Discover what previous clients like IBM, eBay, American Express, Aetna and scores of others have before: That it’s not the change in life, but how you choose to respond, that makes all the difference. Let Gary help your audience find the opportunities that await them.

Adapt & Ignite: The Seven Principles For Leading Change As An HR Professional

To be a human resource professional today means being able to manage and lead through a long list of converging trends that are rapidly changing the business and human resources landscape. Today’s HR professional needs to be agile and quick in adapting to and leading change, and helping others do the same. Gary will share the mindsets, principles and behavioral skills they need to achieve in a rapidly changing business environment, and to help others do the same.

The Caregiver's Guide to Self-Care

Caregiving is hard because it's hard. There is no other way to say it. We understand that your time is limited and precious. Please let us be your companion in this journey. Let us help you navigate the many changes you will experience. From different roles to your new normal, we encourage you to take care of you in order to take care of them--you must Put Your Mask on First!

Put Your Mask on First is a ground breaking new book for caregivers. It is designed as a straight forward, easy to read book written to help caregivers deal with the changes in their loved one and their own life. That starts with learning to take care of yourself first. The book, written by life change and quality of life experts Dr. Gary Bradt and Scott Silknitter covers the need for caregivers to take care of themselves first with strategies in the following areas: 

• Why you have to take care of you first
• How to manage guilt and anger
• Dealing with small daily changes
• Dealing with life altering changes
• How to ask for help
• Pursuing your path to happiness

Change & Win!

Transform change into opportunity.

How to Increase Happiness & Well-Being

Science-backed practices for a more enriching life at work and home.

Let’s Get Curious!

How curiosity can decrease conflict, increase productivity, and strengthen relationships at work and home.