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Steve Gutzler

Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

Harness the power of the #1 predictor of personal excellence and successful franchise teams. In today’s fast-paced world of competitive and turbulent conditions, arm yourself and your franchises with the emotional body armor to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. Steve Gutzler’s programs on Emotional Intelligence and personal leadership offer cutting-edge, highly interactive strategies on managing emotions under stress, navigating positive change, and handling challenging relationships in order to gain those all-important wins!

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Travels From:

Seattle, WA

Fee Range:

$10,000 – $15,00 Keynote

$7,500 Virtual

Favorite Food:

Juicy Bacon Cheeseburger

Steve Gutzler's Bio

Research shows that 83% of the time, people can effectively manage relationships and tasks. However, in those 17% moments – when interactions become more challenging and work becomes more difficult – people discover the hard truth of whether or not they are able to continue to operate at their full potential. This truth is at the heart of emotional intelligence and leadership.

Steve Gutzler is a dynamic speaker who engages audiences everywhere on leadership, emotional intelligence, and personal transformation. He has an exceptional ability to communicate clear leadership and business solutions with humor, clarity, and insight. Most importantly, Steve provides strategies on how to self-manage those 17% moments in business and life.

Through his programs, Steve inspires greatness for individuals at every level. He believes every keynote presentation should transform a life and inspire leadership, and he presents with passion and conviction.

His clients include Microsoft, Seattle Seahawks, LinkedIn, Pandora Radio, Starbucks, and Ritz Carlton. Steve is also an executive coach to many CEOs, business executives, and leading entrepreneurs.


Partial Client List:

  • 7 Eleven
  • Bartelle’s Pharmacy
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Hilton
  • Huck’s Convenience Stores
  • Kraft Foods
  • La Quinta
  • Marriott
  • McDonald’s
  • Sheraton
  • Starbucks
  • The Hotel Group
  • The UPS Store
  • Wood’s Coffee
  • We really enjoyed how smoothly the planning, procurement, and logistics worked out. Our summit attendees provided overwhelming positive feedback that Steve’s keynote was an absolute home run! It was rated the top session in survey data we collected. It really seemed like the attendees took away several actions they will put into practice.

    Harry D. Knight, Jr. United States Department of Commerce
  • Steve Gutzler has made the topic of Emotional Intelligence relevant and impactful over the course of several events with my Senior Leadership Team and Managers of our Global Outsourcing business. These highly–interactive sessions have received consistent praise from my organization, and have had an impact on us both personally and professionally.

    Mike Simms Chief Outsourcing Officer/Microsoft
  • Steve inspired our global team through an inspirational and thought-provoking session that left our team motivated to recognize the opportunities ahead, rather than the obstacles in our path, and take ownership of their vision and journey. We are confident the time he spent with us will have a lasting impact on all of us.

    Bridgette Beam Director of Programs, Facebook
  • Steve Gutzler absolutely 'brings it' each and every time he has worked with our team! I’ve had the pleasure of working with Steve since 2002 and he was an irrefutable 'WOW' during our annual General Managers Conferences and Leadership Team Advances. He has a unique ability to bring energy, authenticity, and practical takeaways with his presentations.

    Douglas Dreher President & CEO/The Hotel Group

Steve Gutzler's Keynotes

The Digital Customer: How Today’s Buyer Has Changed and What Your Business Must Do About it

More than any other time in the last 100 years, buyers and customers today have made a dramatic shift in the way they make purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, many companies haven’t adapted to this shift and are not prepared for the continual evolution of this “new digital customer.”

In this program, filled with real-world takeaways, Marcus Sheridan brings clarity to the ways buyers have changed and provides actionable steps on what companies must do to align themselves with this shift in purchasing patterns.

In this program, attendees will:

  • Learn the shift that has occurred with today’s buyer [and what that means for sales and marketing departments going forward
  • Discover which specific content and messaging close sales faster and get results
  • Find out how video and visual learning is impacting the buying process and what organizations must do to be seen as a “media” company
  • Understand how to leverage technologies in the Digital Age

Ideal Audiences:

  • Business Leaders
  • Marketing Teams
  • Sales Teams
The Trusted Brand: How Your Organization Can Become the Trusted Voice in a Noisy, Busy World

The Information Age is in full swing, and winning buyer trust has never been more critical. The reality is that brands can no longer expect traditional methods of marketing and sales to win customer interest and build loyalty.

One of the essential keys to gaining the trust of today’s digital consumer is by becoming their go-to source for helpful, useful information. Businesses and brands that focus more on teaching and helping [than on selling] will ultimately win customer trust, gain an incredible amount of market share, and generate more revenue in the process.

In this program, attendees will:

  • Discover how buying habits have changed and why name recognition is no longer enough
  • Learn how transparent and honest content will move consumers to notice new brands – and switch to them
  • Find out exactly what must be done to become the voice of trust in your space

Ideal Audience:

  • Business Leaders
  • Marketing Teams
  • Brand Teams
Virtual Sales Mastery: How Sales Teams Can Survive and Thrive in a Virtual Selling World

The world is different now for everyone. As a result, the same selling techniques that worked before the global pandemic aren’t effective anymore.

Unfortunately, most sales teams haven’t had time to effectively adjust to the new virtual demands of buyers. They’re struggling with the technology. They’re struggling with video. They’re struggling to get noticed. And they’re struggling to make the buying process still feel human, personalized, and build trust.

Keynote speaker and author Marcus Sheridan has been teaching successful virtual sales and marketing methods for years.

In this session, attendees will:

  • Understand how to create a world-class virtual sales experience, specifically over video, for any product or service
  • Master the best practices of setting up and delivering an online, one-to-one video, sales presentation
  • Discover more effective ways of prospecting through innovative digital strategies

Ideal Audience:

  • Sales Leaders
  • Sales Teams

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