Keynote Speaking

"I have watched Greg Nelson motivate people through his incredible public speaking abilities, his warm interpersonal skills, and his strong coaching style. I would highly recommend him as one of the best motivational speakers I have observed."

– Richard Osborne, PhD
former President, Pacific Union College


As an expert in inclusion and diversity among leaders and their teams, Greg Nelson is a sought-after speaker in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds.


Blending strategic thinking and deep understanding of our shared humanity, he can meet audiences where they are and connect them to a greater vision of success and effectiveness.

He has spoken at high-profile companies and nonprofits such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fitbit, Amazon, Walmart, Lyft, American Express, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Additionally, he's delivered thousands of sermons and keynotes, including speaking to 15,000 leaders at a World Ministerial Council in Canada.


As a former pastor, he brings an unparalleled level of humanity to his speaking, infusing his message with the wisdom, warmth, and authenticity that he’s known for. High-profile companies and nonprofits such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fitbit, Amazon, Walmart, Lyft, and American Express have sought him out for his speaking and coaching.

He is a recognized expert at developing inclusion and diversity within leaders and their teams. In his latest book The Strategic Stop: Taking Back Your Life in a World Obsessed with Busyness, he outlines 8 purposeful pauses that when intentionally facilitated by leaders with their teams have the potential to radically increase competency, connectedness, and diversity.

Whether he’s addressing employees at an all-hands meeting or speaking at a conference on leadership, he tunes in to the human side of the conversation and makes connections from where people are operating to the bold strategic vision.

Some of his most requested topics are:

  • The Three Most Important Secrets to Developing High Performing Leaders and Teams – Discover the latest research showing the three non-negotiable elements that determine the potential of all leaders and teams.

  • The Four Factors of Innovative Engagement — It’s a counter-intuitive truth: surrounding yourself with like-minded people doesn’t make you stronger, it makes you less effective. What brings the greatest amount of innovation and engagement is when your team is comprised of people vastly different from you. Learn the three most important strategies to making this work well so that everyone and everything thrives and succeeds.

  • It’s Authenticity That Increases Your Leadership Influence – Learn the five steps to discovering the powerful you. What is your unique leadership style? How can you show up with more vulnerability and authenticity? And how can this increase your influence with the people around you?

  • Deepening Ballast: What Sailing Reveals About Staying On-Point When the Winds are Fierce – Do you and everyone else in your organization know the Why that drives what you do? Learn the five ways to stop drifting in the chaotic winds of market fluctuations and instead to staying focused and grounded on your authentic mission.

If you’re looking for a powerful and dynamic speaker to inspire your company or conference, learn more by downloading this Speaker One Sheet for Corporations and Nonprofits.

To engage Greg as a speaker, contact him here:


“I have had the great pleasure of working with Greg and bringing him in to two companies (Amazon & Fitbit) and multiple teams.  The end results have been an increase in engagement, retention and ultimately productivity.  The results in all aspects have been so successful that people who have moved to other teams and/or companies then ask Greg to come work with them.  This is the wisdom you will find in his book, his public speaking, and his coaching and consulting.”

—Tina L. Dao, MBA Chief-of-Staff to EVP Engineering & Head of Engineering Business Operations, Fitbit

"Everyone loved your talks so much they wished you could have stayed all week! Your inspiring and uplifting message – and powerful information – was such a light to our staff. We are still sharing your language and reminders to fulfill our work and remain grounded in our mission. Thank you for such moving and motivating sessions!"

 – Katie Brydon
Director, Programs, Best Buddies International

"Greg Nelson is an expert with the experience of drawing out strengths in a way that informed, entertained, inspired and maintained attention. Our departments are still applying the learnings one year later. And we’re having Greg come back again!”

 – John Fyfe
Assistant to the President, Golden Gate University

"Greg Nelson is a master at weaving lessons of life with humor and stimulating thought. He has brought great learning to my organization as a result of my time with him."

– Jonathan Hoehn
CEO, Colorado