Futurist, Speaker, Consultant
People are fascinated by the future because it affects their lives, their jobs, and their wealth and welfare. And the future is a topic that fits every conference, and involves everyone in your organization. That’s why Richard Worzel, Chartered Financial Analyst, best-selling author, and one of North America’s leading futurists, is in such demand as a speaker, consultant, and writer.
He conducts structured brainstorming sessions that dovetail into your strategic planning and product design. He makes compelling keynote speeches to set the table, or end important conferences on a high note, and leads intriguing workshops that range from a couple of hours to several days. And he can help plan and prepare intelligently for our uncertain future.
An American by birth, he came to Canada as an immigrant and is now a Canadian citizen. He studied computer science, economics and world trade in university, and has written articles on the future for The Report on Business, The Globe & Mail, and The Financial Post, among others.
He started work in the investment industry as an institutional investor, and received the industry’s Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1978. Since 1979, he has run his own consulting firm, helping companies and organizations plan and prepare for the future.
Richard has written five best-selling books, including “The Next 20 Years of Your Life.” His latest book, Who Owns Tomorrow, reached the Financial Post’s best-seller list in the second week of publication.
He is a Scout leader, and lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.
What People are Saying…
“The Sexton Group and its members would like to thank you for a very informative and fast paced session at our Las Vegas meeting. We appreciated the preparation time and consultation that allowed you to use industry specific references. This contributed to making the material more relevant to the audience. The topics were serious and your delivery did a good job of providing the right amount of humour with the gravitas. The audience was engaged throughout the presentation.
“Your inclusion of tools to put theory into action gave our members a framework to return to their businesses and practice what they had learned. All in all a very insightful and enjoyable presentation.”
“We received many positive comments following your presentation…The results of our post-convention survey also demonstrate that your topic was enthusiastically received and was considered by many to the “highlight of the convention.” Thank you for contributing so much to the success of our Annual Convention. It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to the opportunity of working with you again.”
–Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
“I wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your keynote address on ‘Facing the Future: How to Prepare for the Tomorrows Ahead’ at our staff forum …The kick-off keynote is critical at any event in order to set the right tone and mood for what follows – and yours really fit the bill. My colleagues applauded the style and content of your presentation and I have heard such verbal comments as ‘provocative’, ‘thought-provoking’, and ‘daring’. … As the session moderator, I want to personally thank you for the numerous opportunities you afforded me to review and provide input into your remarks. I cannot remember the last time that I worked with a keynote speaker who was more accommodating or who was more interested in tailoring the address to the audience. Your references to ‘our municipal partners’ or to ‘shovel ready infrastructure projects’, as just two examples, really resonated with my colleagues – these are words and phrases that we are working with everyday – and I know that it definitely created a real sense of connection with you as the speaker. Bravo!”
–Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing