Futurist | Speaker | Consultant
People are fascinated by the future because it affects their lives, their jobs, their wealth, and their welfare. And the future is a topic that fits every conference and intrigues everyone in your organization. That’s why futurist Richard Worzel, Chartered Financial Analyst, business visionary, and future research innovator, is in such demand as a speaker, consultant, and change manager.
Richard makes compelling keynote speeches that can set the table for your conference with a flourish, or end it with a bang, with takeaways that will have people talking for months afterward.
Richard has spoken for, and worked with, thousands of organizations in dozens of industries, including banking, insurance, and finance; the farm-to-fork story arc from ag-businesses to consumer products to foodservice and genetic engineering; energy; risk management; and health care, as well as such perennial favorites as leadership, change management, and innovation.
He conducts custom-structured innovation sessions that dovetail with your strategic planning or product design and leads captivating change management workshops that range from a couple of hours to several days.
Richard customizes each presentation around the specific needs of the conference, audience, and sponsor then performs deep research into the trends, technology, human assets, market needs, and competitive environment to create a presentation that fits the needs of your event and your people. And, to finish it off, he forwards a draft of his speaking notes to the conference coordinator to check its suitability and to incorporate suggestions on how you can get it even closer to the center of the bulls-eye.
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 every day – 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