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Sterling Hawkins Keynote Speaker

Sterling Hawkins

Founder of the #NoMatterWhat Movement, Author, Investor, Entrepreneur

Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo on how discomfort is viewed in our professional and personal lives. As we continue to face unrelenting change, Sterling is masterful at creating bold action and inspired energy within organizations through teaching leaders and their team members how to use discomfort, challenges and uncertainty as their path forward for next level results. The essence lies in building fortitude to breakthrough the paralysis of fear and the unknown to seize discomfort, transforming it into a competitive advantage within ourselves and our organizations.

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Travels From: Colorado | Fee Range: $25,000 - $35,000

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5 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.

Build the Muscle to Thrive in the Modern Workplace #NoMatterWhat

Leaders are battling a future of uncertainty with no end in sight. They are quickly coming to the realization that in order to succeed, they need to make radical changes within their organizations but many don’t know how to change the status quo. What’s needed is an inflection point to kick start the process.
For many, it’s time to stop avoiding, denying and simply surviving the discomfort of change and instead turn to a framework that will build a mindset to Hunt Discomfort. With his unique #NoMatterWhat strategies, Sterling Hawkins inspires audiences to make proactive choices forward rather than becoming crushed by uncertainty, burnout and disruption. His energizing #NoMatterWhat mantra instantly becomes an internal catalyst for individuals and teams to harness their greatest strengths. His technique creates connection, and breaks down siloed thinking and working, all while elevating employees at every level to rethink the way they perceive uncertainty and ultimately take control of how that discomfort creates opportunity. Sterling helps the audience reimagine what it means to have a growth mindset and provides access to a system that instead focuses on growth belief.
  • Unveiling Transformation through Embracing Discomfort: Recognize and challenge the prevailing “survival” narrative within your business, and witness the profound metamorphosis that arises when you embrace discomfort as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Harnessing Discomfort for Accelerated Growth: Shift your perspective on discomfort, understanding its potential as a potent tool for driving growth with reduced stress, heightened efficiency, and swifter decision-making.
  • Empowerment through the #NoMatterWhat System: Learn how to employ the #NoMatterWhat system to establish intent and yield immediate breakthrough results, regardless of challenges or obstacles.
  • Leveraging Psychological Insights for Rapid Learning: Explore the latest findings in psychology and brain research to uncover strategies for harnessing discomfort’s power, propelling learning at a rate four times faster while fostering action.
  • Unveiling the Transformational Power of Discomfort: Unearth the concealed potential within discomfort by tapping into the latest psychological and brain research. This knowledge not only accelerates learning by a factor of four but also motivates decisive action.
  • Cultivating Collective Resilience: Discover how to nurture a culture of resilience within your team, leveraging discomfort as a collective force to foster accelerated learning, decisive action, and holistic growth.


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 in realizing that potential regardless of the circumstances.

Following the collapse of a multi-billion dollar startup, Sterling came back to launch, invest in, and grow over 50 companies. He takes that experience to C-level teams from some of the largest organizations on the planet. Since his message relates to everyone, Sterling also delivers an unforgettable keynote 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.


Best keynote speaker I’ve ever booked!

John Glaze, Chief Commercial Officer at LK Packaging

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