Speaker Bio

Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible for humanity in our time. He has spent his career igniting new views and inspiring people to act on them.

His journey has been non-traditional right from the beginning. Sterling grew up a fifth-generation retailer, having to master the intersection of human behavior and technology under extreme competition. In 2004, Sterling co-founded, launched and sold his first technology company, Convena, where he developed innovative approaches to beat competition, handle high-growth and achieve performance no matter the obstacles.

He went on to be involved with the launch, growth or investment in over 50 companies. Today, Sterling reviews over 1,000 new technology companies every year further refining the keys to realizing breakthrough innovation and giving back that experience as a mentor to leading entrepreneurs working through exponential growth. He is the co-founder of CART, a platform to drive adoption of emerging technologies at fortune 500 companies. And he speaks and runs workshops around the world for clients such as Samsung, Criteo, Synchrony Financial and the United Nations.

Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drive change delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action.

Sterling is a certified yoga teacher and adventure seeker regularly pushing his own boundaries of what’s possible by skydiving, century bike riding, shark diving, and even camping in the Sahara. He brings that energy of maximizing human potential and breaking past limiting beliefs to everything he does. Currently living in Los Angeles, he has been seen in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times and Forbes.

Sterling is inspiring a network of entrepreneurs, investors and fortune 500 companies, actively shaping the future for the betterment of business, communities and the human condition. Of course, he’s still regularly found on adventures.

Highlights for Sterling

TECH ENTREPRENEUR
Founded, built, and sold one of the first personalized marketing platforms.

WORLD RENOWN KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Top rated keynote speaker bringing excitement and actionable steps to every event.

VENTURE CAPITALIST
Founding Partner of Halide Capital. Advised and/or invested in over 50 startups.

CATALYST OF CHANGE
Reviews over 1,000 new startups every year constantly refining the tools of what it takes to achieve breakout success.

ADVENTURE JUNKIE
Constantly pushing boundaries participating in marathons, bike races, sky diving, teaching yoga and other adventures around the world.

THOUGHT LEADER
Regularly found in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times and Inc. Magazine.

Sterling’s powerful words and insights have impacted thousands of people, companies and organizations of all sizes around the world. When he shows up to speak, Sterling shows up to deliver value which absolutely makes a difference for his audience.

His Keynotes are designed to deliver tangible takeaways along with the inspiration to empower people to be in creative, immediate action. He customizes each presentation with multiple specifics for the audience producing the most impactful experience possible.

Sterling Hawkins’ presentations include the most current methodologies with demonstrations of The Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and his Keynotes are designed to forward the intention of transformative, long-lasting and over-the-top results.

Keynote Summary:

The Innovation Gap™

  • Access to The Innovation Gap™ requires special kinds of know-how: letting go of everything we think we already know to discover what’s possible and developing a perspective which seeks what’s possible rather than what’s not.
    Leadership for the future needs to be leadership that embraces change to create a world where transformational performance is possible and proven.
  • Gain insight on how leaders in an organization are the facilitators of the innovation process and become the agents of change, igniting that spirit in others.
  • Sterling shows audiences, through various examples, how to develop innovation thinking to gain perspective and clarity, taking profits to the next level inside the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where anything is possible.

The Illusion of the Impossible™

Key Take Aways:

  • There are key tools to unmask The Illusion of the Impossible™. Participants learn to distinguish innovative thought patterns, ideas and possibilities within their organization.
  • Organizations and groups only work as well as the people in them work. Every organization has multiple groups of people who comprise the whole. From this integrated group, an organization creates its culture. Attendees will learn to develop access to impacting organizational culture while minimizing constrained thinking and unleashing the organization’s potential.
  • Seeing an action to take is easy. Seeing the most effective action to take is not. Thinking that there is only one action to take in any given circumstance stops possibility. Lifting the veil of the impossible gives us access to seeing ALL the actions, products, services or solutions that will make the biggest difference.

How Leaders Innovate

Key Take Aways:

  • Intentionally creating discomfort in the current workplace or organizational situation leads to innovative thinking.
  • See constraints, hardships and problems not as conditions to be rid of but rather as circumstances to be embraced and as the access to innovation.
  • An ecology of people who create big goals allows for and even forces actions that were previously unthinkable.

Creating The Future Of Commerce

Key Take Aways:

  • Look at the power shift in the supply chain. Hint, customers are now in charge.
  • Opening up new possibilities for a retail group can be based on case studies and real results.
  • Create new possibilities and potential for your retail and brand operations.

VIRTUAL KEYNOTES:

As the world is changing, we need innovation more than ever.
Digitally we’ve never been more connected, even though we may be limited physically due to COVID-19. Constraints, whether we choose them or they’re required from the outside, are one of the necessities of innovation. Now more than ever there’s an opportunity and need to create something new.

Sterling’s powerful keynotes are now being offered LIVE ONLINE for all of your events.

Specializing in Innovation and Transformational Leadership, Sterling is committed to delivering value and inspiration to your audience, as if they were experiencing his keynote in person.

Just as he has done on stages around the world, impacting the lives of thousands of people, companies, and organizations of all sizes, he will transform your event online.

Book Sterling online as he brings the power & magic of his live stage keynotes to you in a virtual world.

Topics Covered

The Innovation Gap™
The Illusion of the Impossible™
How Leaders Innovate

Video
Categories
Location
Topics

The Innovation Gap™
The Illusion of the Impossible™
How Leaders Innovate

Booking Info

VIRTUAL KEYNOTES:

As the world is changing, we need innovation more than ever.
Digitally we’ve never been more connected, even though we may be limited physically due to COVID-19. Constraints, whether we choose them or they’re required from the outside, are one of the necessities of innovation. Now more than ever there’s an opportunity and need to create something new.

Sterling’s powerful keynotes are now being offered LIVE ONLINE for all of your events.

Specializing in Innovation and Transformational Leadership, Sterling is committed to delivering value and inspiration to your audience, as if they were experiencing his keynote in person.

Just as he has done on stages around the world, impacting the lives of thousands of people, companies, and organizations of all sizes, he will transform your event online.

Book Sterling online as he brings the power & magic of his live stage keynotes to you in a virtual world.

Booking Rates

Please note all fees exclude travel and accommodation from place of residence in California, USA.

Booking Rates International
Availability Enquiry
June 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293012345
Contact Email
mood_bad
  • No comments yet.
  • chat
    Add a review

    You May Also Be Interested In