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Corporate Transformation Leader & Author
With more than 30 years of experience, earning serious results for some of America’s best known corporations including Walmart, Ameritech, Convergys, AT&T, IBM, Pitney Bowes and SuperValu, Keith Wyche has risen to become a successful corporate president and one of the highest-ranking African-American executives in the U.S. Keith understands the rules for success, rules he now shares as an author, speaker, and thought leader. Read More >
Keith Wyche knows first-hand how to lead an organization through change with intentional DEI development. As President of Cub Foods (a division of SuperValu), a $3 billion grocery chain with more than 8,000 employees, Keith led the division to double-digit sales growth in his first year. After successfully turning around Cub Foods, SuperValu needed Keith to turn around Acme Markets (a larger division of SuperValu with 113 grocery and pharmacy stores and 11,000 associates) that had been on a downward spiral as sales and profits had declined for the prior five years. Within a year as President, Keith had reversed that trend and led the chain to growth for the first time in a half a decade. Before joining Supervalu, Keith was President of U.S. Operations for Pitney Bowes. There he turned around an organization that was losing clients, seeing its competition eat its market share, and suffering from a demoralized workforce.
Keith began his career in sales, marketing and management with AT&T and IBM. Currently, he is Vice President of Community Engagement and Support at Walmart, responsible for developing the operational strategy to support the overall plans to leverage business, government and community organizations in major metropolitan areas in which the company serves. Previously, he served on the Corporate Board of Directors of WMS Industries (a gaming company) and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA).
Keith is the bestselling author of three books on how to supercharge your performance and reach the top of the corporate world. Corner Office Rules: The 10 Realities of Executive Life, (Kandelle Enterprises) opens the door to the often hidden world of the C-suite. Keith’s first book, Good Is Not Enough: And Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals (Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House), was an Amazon bestseller and was nominated for the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. His book, Swag Is Not Enough: Career Advice for the Serious Millennial was co-authored with his daughter Alana. Keith’s newest book, Diversity is Not Enough, is a 2022 NAACP Image Award nominated book.
Keith was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his BBA from Cleveland State University and his MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. Read Less ^
Results and Diversity
Over his career, Keith Wyche has built a reputation as the ultimate “Transformation Leader”. Read More >
Keith has taken the learnings, challenges, and best practices from these and other organizations undergoing significant change and transformation and shares them in this presentation. After hearing Keith speak on this subject, audiences will learn about the challenges and difficulties in leading change, and how to WIN in spite of them.
With an eye on both the clients/customers and internal associates, Keith will share the: Read Less ^
Many diverse professionals already understand that “good is not enough” for advancement. You still must be better at your job than your majority peers to gain the same rewards and recognition. However, even exemplary performance alone is not enough to advance in your career. Read More >
In this session, Keith explains the importance of public perceptions, personal branding, and visibility, networking, mentoring, developing a long-term career plan, and identifying potential career killers. His tips are valuable not only to his targeted readers – diverse mid-level managers– but also to their majority counterparts.
With an eye on both the diverse and majority associates, Keith will share the: Read Less ^
As a DEI consultant and thought leader for over twenty years, Keith has been hired by numerous Fortune 500 companies and organizations to help them evaluate, re-imagine, and improve the outcomes of their DEI initiatives. In this presentation, Keith shares the missteps, challenges, and best practices from these engagements to provide insights into how your organization can jumpstart your DEI efforts. Read More >
After hearing Keith speak on this subject, audiences will learn how to create a culture of inclusion and make DEI an enterprise-wide effort. Keith will provide insight into: Read Less ^
"Keith’s presentation at our Black Employee Network’s “Position Yourself for Success” Seminar was outstanding! We received numerous notes and emails on the effective delivery of Keith’s content material in which he focused on the importance of mentoring and being mentored... I am confident that as a direct result of his presentation, the number of volunteer mentors in our “Mentor Me” program has nearly doubled!"
"If it were not for the counsel and coaching of Keith Wyche... I would not have excelled to the level of excellence and realized the success and personal achievement I currently enjoy. He challenged me to "be fearless… roll up your sleeves and show them what you are made of.” These words alone have taken me so far and I am truly indebted to Keith and very thankful to him for his words of wisdom."
"This is one of the best workshops I have attended. [Keith] kept it real, gave us food for thought and made me understand how to get ahead. Brilliant session!!!!!"
"Keith brought a significant level of energy and an engaging communication style that resonated with our MBA students. His talk was motivating and triggered active involvement of the audience due to his pragmatic real world approach. We received very positive feedback from our students about Keith’s visit to campus."
"Keith Wyche’s training on change and transition was excellent. He was well prepared and knowledgeable of the issues in our industry, establishing immediate credibility with our team. Keith is an effective communicator that incorporates his knowledge, experience and insight into his presentation and discussion. He is transparent about his successes and failures in business, helping people connect with him as a person and business leader. Keith laid the ground work for our team to think and work toward change with a new perspective and great confidence."
"Keith absolutely met and in some instances exceeded our expectations. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive for both the keynote event and the follow-up workshop. Our employees appreciated his candor, personal story, and the practical tools and tips he was able to share."
"Participants appreciated hearing from an executive outside the firm that demonstrated awareness of how change has impacted organizations in different industries. Participants felt that Keith was 'dynamic' and appreciated his 'straight talk' in terms of how leaders should manage those that don't adapt well to change."
"Thank you again for your invaluable insight, engagement with all of our people, and your passion for others' success. There were a lot of takeaways that we will carry forward to continue our mission of equal representations in all levels of our business."
"Once again, thank you for the excellent presentation on 'Good Is Not Enough' … Many in attendance spoke highly of the presentation. Please let me know when your next book becomes available: you've already sold the first copy!"
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