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Greg Bell

Greg Bell

As an innovator and keen observer of highly successful leaders and teams, Greg has learned that the key to success is having the courage to use the skills you already have to achieve a result greater than you previously imagined

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Price range

  • $15,000 - $25,000
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  • Change
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork/Teambuilding
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  • Consulting
  • Law/Legal
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  • 22 Years
  • About

    Transformational. Powerful. Provocative. Refreshing. Entertaining. Authentic. A True Gift.

    These are just some of the ways people describe Greg Bell.

    More than just a motivational speaker, Greg Bell is a thought leader, business consultant, and leadership coach. His popular book, Water The Bamboo: Unleashing The Potential Of Teams And Individuals, has inspired an array of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies like Nike and Comcast, to Division I NCAA athletic teams like the Oregon Ducks Football and the Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball.

    As an innovator and keen observer of highly successful leaders and teams, Greg has learned that the key to success is having the courage to use the skills you already have to achieve a result greater than you previously imagined.

    Inspiring and energizing audiences with his engaging storytelling, Greg shares his knowledge with excitement and passion. His ability to masterfully blend insight and encouragement with just the right dose of reality makes him the consistently top-rated keynote speaker at major conferences. A Certified Speaking Professional (the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association), Greg influences thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs each year with his innate ability to connect personally with audience members.

    Whether you’re rolling out a new culture initiative, developing your leaders, or seeking a keynote that will be remembered long after your event, Greg will deliver a tailored session that will encourage and inspire each attendee to become stronger, more empowered and more productive than ever before.

    Greg holds political science and law degrees from the University of Oregon. He is also the force behind Coaches vs. Cancer — a campaign for the American Cancer Society that has raised over $87 million for cancer research. In addition to his corporate leadership experience, Bell is a TEDx Talk alum and serves on the advisory board for the Portland TEDx conference series.

  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote | Entertainment | Humorous | Inspirational

    In today’s turbulent marketplace, the ability and willingness to adjust and adapt is a distinct competitive advantage. But, even the most successful businesses don’t like change. It’s hard. It’s scary. Most often it’s not the change itself that’s causing our angst, but rather our fear of changing a winning strategy or tactic. 

    Change doesn’t have to be the enemy. Having a trusted partner leading change management in your organization can alleviate much of the stress caused by growth and change. Having the courage to do things you’ve never done will enable you to embrace change and the opportunity, innovation and growth it inspires. Sharing his expert insights and real-world stories, Greg will help you and your organization unearth the courage and resilience to face the fear of change head on.

    Keynote | Entertainment | Humorous | Inspirational

    Throughout Greg’s years as an innovation keynote speaker, he’s noticed one inhibiting factor that stands out among the rest: while innovation is vital to shaping the future, potential breakthrough ideas often struggle to survive. Why? Because innovation introduces change. That’s right. Resistance, not a lack of creative ideas, is the most powerful lens for viewing an organization’s innovation mindset. Too often entrenched systems and bias thinking of “That’s not the way we do it around here” stifles innovation in its tracks.

    Innovation isn’t a person or a process. It’s a culture of curiosity that must be integrated into everything you do. It needs to be everyone’s job, all the time. Greg encourages you to open your mind and ask yourself “what if?” This mind shift breaks the bias that inhibits innovation, and fosters an environment in which creativity flourishes and ideas are turned into action. 

    Keynote | Entertainment | Humorous | Inspirational

    Throughout time, people have searched for the precise blend of ingredients that create transformational leadership. While the list is varied, there is one leadership characteristic that impacts and strengthens all others: Courage. Great leaders are willing to swim against the stream. They don’t wait for fear to subside; they’re resilient and confront it head on. 

    Everyone has the capacity to be courageous. Through powerful stories and eye-opening anecdotes only he can deliver, when you choose Greg Bell as your leadership keynote speaker, you’ll learn how to unleash your own tenacity and cultivate the bravery and leadership potential of those around you.

  • Review
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    “Great experience, wonderful energy and fun!”

    Nike Elizabeth L.
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    “Greg got it. He really connected with who we are and what we care about. His talk was right on target – no fluff. Everyone got on board. They called it inspiring, excellent, and upbeat. Since then, others have asked to bring Water The Bamboo to their department. Word is spreading. I doubt our work with Greg is done.”

    Kaiser Permanente Reva K
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    “I had witnessed Greg's style and message in the past, and I knew I had to secure him for an upcoming hospitality industry summit. Greg has a unique way to grab your attention so that you are focused on the message, and you retain that message. He does so with compassion and humor. I recommend Greg for both keynotes and educational sessions, and I look forward to my next opportunity to learn from him!”

    MPI, Washington Chapter Robin A
Great experience, wonderful energy and fun!
Nike Elizabeth L.