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Krister Ungerböck Global Communication Expert, Keynote Speaker and CEO Coach

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  • 10 Talk SHIFTs: Little Language Changes that Make a Big Difference—in Business and in Life
  • Add-on: Practicing the Talk SHIFTs (Workshop)
  • Emotional Intelligence Talk SHIFTs
  • Employee Engagement Talk SHIFTs

If you’re looking to increase your Glassdoor ratings, employee engagement and business growth, invite Krister to deliver a keynote that will shift tone in your organization — forever.


“Krister really is the dream keynote speaker. It makes my job as a conference organizer much easier to have a keynote speaker like Krister. He was so flexible, so easy to work with. No diva behavior. And he was willing to tailor the talk in a way that many others weren't.”

“I love Brené Brown, but Krister was better for our audience, which is over 50% men. I felt men in our audience would hear the message better coming from not only a man, but a man who has been very successful in business. You rarely see men who have been successful and hold powerful positions talk about what has hurt them or held them back both personally and professionally.”

"Krister's talk generated more discussion than any speaker we've ever had at our conference."

“Inspiring. Practical. Interesting. Funny.” – The four most commonly used words in attendee reviews of Krister’s keynotes


Talk SHIFTs are simple, powerful, practical changes to our words that can shift frustrating relationship at work and at home.

Talk SHIFTs apply best practices from marital relationship research to improve work relationships, while also applying the best practices from the business world to create great families. Misinterpretation can cause strife in our relationships with our bosses, customers and coworkers, as well as our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, or husbands and wives. After all, how can you expect to lead a team when you can’t even inspire followership in your own family?

The Talk SHIFTs are inspired by Krister’s experience learning to lead in two foreign languages and working with leaders from over 40 different countries.

Invite Krister to start a conversation with people in your organization about their words: the ones they’re saying — and the ones they aren’t. Talk SHIFTs are tools to start real, honest conversations in a kind and compassionate way.


Krister Ungerböck is the founder of the global Talk SHIFT™ movement. He's a sought-after keynote speaker, award-winning CEO, and author. He’s been featured in national publications such as NPR, Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur for his fresh perspective on leadership, business growth, emotional intelligence, and employee engagement.

Krister’s perspective into leadership, emotional intelligence and employee engagement is based on his experience leading teams in three languages, working with leaders in more than 40 countries and building businesses on 5 continents.

Prior retiring at age 42, Krister was the CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world, where he grew his company from $1M to $100M in shareholder value – from a handful of people to hundreds of employees in eight countries.

His first book, tentatively titled 22 Talk SHIFTs: Little Language Changes that Make a Big Difference in Business and in Life, will be published in late 2020.

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