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At a glance:Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo. From a multibillion-dollar start-up to collapse and coming back to launch, invest in and grow over fifty companies, Sterling takes that experience to work with companies around the world. Today, Sterling serves as CEO and founder of the Sterling Hawkins Group, a research, training and development company focused on unlocking human and organizational potential. He has been seen in publications like Inc., Fast Company, The New York Times and Forbes and recently released the best selling book Hunting Discomfort. Based in Colorado, Sterling is a proud uncle of four and a passionate adventurer who can often be found skydiving, climbing mountains, shark diving or even trekking in the Sahara.
Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo. He believes that we can all unlock incredible potential within ourselves, and he’s on a mission to support people, businesses and communities to realize that potential regardless of the circumstances.
From a multi-billion dollar startup to collapse and coming back to launch, invest in and grow over 50 companies, Sterling takes that experience to work with C-level teams from some of the largest organizations on the planet and speaks on stages around the world.
Today, Sterling serves as CEO and founder of the Sterling Hawkins Group, a research, training and development company focused on human and organizational growth. He has been seen in publications like Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times and Forbes.
Based in Colorado, Sterling is a proud uncle of four and a passionate adventurer that can often be found skydiving, climbing mountains, shark diving or even trekking the Sahara. Maybe you’ll even join him for the next adventure – and discover the breakthrough results you’re looking for. He’ll have your back, #NoMatterWhat.
#NoMatterWhat5 practices to unlock your potential, unleash unstoppable growth and produce breakthrough results in an increasingly uncertain world
The world today is permanently transformed with pandemic fallout, tech disruption, talent shortages and global instability leaving massive and debilitating uncertainty in its wake. Change has always been inevitable for leaders to contend with, but the sheer scale and accelerating pace of change has become overwhelming for even the most diligent leaders. Unchecked, it can unconsciously leave people and companies fearful to take risk, resistant to growth and fatigued, fighting to keep up.
The world of predictability is dead. This defining moment is requiring leaders to get uncomfortable and radically reorientate their relationship to change. Hunting discomfort is the critical new competency required to effectively navigate post-pandemic disruption and thrive in this forever changed world. There are 5 mission-critical practices that have been used to create everything from billion dollar business wins to Olympic gold medalists, that anyone can grab onto and use to build the necessary courage to take intelligent risks, declare big visions and unlock their potential, regardless of the circumstances.
From multi-billion dollar startup collapse and coming back to launch, invest in and grow over 50 companies, Sterling has very personal experience confronting the unknown himself. Combined with research, psychology, the latest brain science discoveries and transformation work with leadership teams around the world, this unique perspective will forever change how you approach both business and life. You’ll discover through heart-wrenching stories, hilarious anecdotes and compelling data an undeniable truth: that during even the most difficult times, we can all realize the most audacious growth, #NoMatterWhat.
· Mobilize your team into change agents with the 5 #NoMatterWhat practices to create meaningful growth regardless of the circumstances.
· Lean into the transformation illuminated by the latest brain science behind this radical new approach.
· See how to avoid the pitfalls of growth and how to use the unknown, uncertain and unexpected to advance your objectives.
· Find the presence, peace and authentic connection behind the fear of the unknown
· Be inspired to take and implement the necessary tools to create breakthroughs in every aspect of your business and life.
Hunting DiscomfortLeading courageous organizations to be resilience ready and built for breakthrough growth
Discomfort is inevitable as we all contend with a world disrupted by technology, changed by the pandemic, and fraught with risk, talent shortages and incredible uncertainty. Growth has always been outside our comfort zone, but today it’s forced upon companies and teams in a way that’s unparalleled throughout history. It can quickly become debilitating and exhausting, negatively impacting productivity, morale and ultimately, results.
If discomfort of the unknown is inevitable and growing – leadership necessitates a critical new competency for competitive advantage, hunting discomfort and building their capacity to effectively handle it. Reorienting leaders to the fact that what many may see as the risky move, is less risky than not pursuing it in the long run. Opening executives, teams and cultures to the discomfort of the unknown will ironically leave peace, presence and breakthrough results in its wake – regardless of what’s happening in the world. But it takes the courage of acceptance, the willingness to make mistakes and the vulnerability to let go.
Sterling has been through massive discomfort himself having come back from the brink to sell companies, finish ultra-marathons and get results no matter what it took. Using that experience to work with leaders to hunt their own discomfort and bolstered by cutting edge research, you’ll be equipped with 5 practices to build your discomfort muscle, your capacity to deal with discomfort in any flavor it comes in, to make your team ready for anything and poised to create breakthrough growth.
· Radical reframing of discomfort as a necessary and inspiring path to growth (and how avoiding it is holding you back).
· Learn from the latest psychology and brain research on how to use discomfort to learn up to 4x faster.
· See how to access the profound peace on the other side of discomfort to be able to act faster, more effectively and with less stress.
· Understand from case studies and best practices how you can build yourself, your team and your culture to be ready for the unexpected.
· Be lit up and excited to grab onto and use the 5 key practices to create immediate breakthrough results.
Sterling has been a wonderful partner, aligning his message to our goals, vision and company, and delivered one of the most impactful keynotes in our company history. I have never worked with a speaker that put in the work to be able to speak so personally to us and leave such a lasting impact.
— Mike Choutka, President and CEO, Hensel Phelps
The consideration and effort exhibited by Sterling and team to understand our opportunities and what we needed to address was exceptional. In preparing for past events, I’ve never worked with a speaker who was willing to make the time to interview associates and consult with leaders. This commitment allowed for customization of a message that strongly resonated with our team. The inspiration and impact Sterling brings to his keynote are not only a testament to his dynamic style, but a clear understanding of his audience which he actively seeks and prepares for with each organization.
— Stephanie Taylor, Senior Manager, PepsiCo
Your keynote presentation on the #NoMatterWhat System was very inspirational and had provided us with the insight and tools needed to be effective leaders at the command. As we embark on a transformational journey in creating a culture of learning, know that your #NoMatterWhat System will help us build on the belief that we can achieve success no matter what obstacles we face. Your knowledge, insight and motivation is invaluable and we look forward to incorporating your system into our everyday actions as leaders.
— A.J. Hoffmann, Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division
Sterling delivered the best keynote we’ve had in our company’s history!
— John Glaze, Chief Commercial Officer, LK Packaging