Brad Karsh

Brad Karsh is President of JB Training Solutions, a company dedicated to helping individuals succeed in the workplace.  An industry expert in his field and an accomplished public speaker and author, Brad Karsh has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Dr. Phil, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and many others.  Brad is an advice columnist for both Yahoo! and AdAge, and he is author of Confessions of a Recruiting Director (Prentice Hall Press, 2006).


Topics

Author, Business Growth, Leadership, Management, Teamwork/Teambuilding


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Brad Karsh is President of JB Training Solutions, a company dedicated to helping individuals succeed in the workplace.  An industry expert in his field and an accomplished public speaker and author, Brad Karsh has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Dr. Phil, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and many others.  Brad is an advice columnist for both Yahoo! and AdAge, and he is author of Confessions of a Recruiting Director (Prentice Hall Press, 2006).

Prior to starting JB Training Solutions, Brad spent 15 years at advertising giant Leo Burnett in Chicago. He began his career in Account Management, working on clients including McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, and Pillsbury.  He then moved into HR where he was responsible for hiring and training hundreds of employees.  Today, Brad delivers programs across the country for companies including Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and dozens of others.

5 Topics with Brief Descriptions

1. Dude, What’s My Job? Managing Millennials in Today’s Workforce

“What is up with these new hires?”  While this isn’t a new phrase, the unique set of challenges and liabilities that come along with millennial employees are throwing managers for a whirl.  In this engaging keynote, Brad Karsh reveals his insider information on the millennial generation – what makes them tick, what makes them unique, how to motivate them, their strengths and weaknesses, and more.  The audience leaves with tangible tips to overcome the generational divide and provide a specific plan-of-attack on managing millennials with success. 

2. Managing to Lead: A Manager’s Guide to Success

There are good bosses, and there are bad bosses.  Furthermore, no one thinks they are a bad boss, but poor management runs rampant.  In this dynamic program, Brad Karsh takes the guesswork out of excelling as a manager and offers a step-by-step guide to help participants become inspiring managers with the knowledge and skills to lead teams and achieve results.  Participants leave with the ability to give constructive informal and formal feedback, represent their team to their superiors, earn the respect and trust of their team, and walk the fine line between “one of the guys/gals” and “management.” 

3. Wow Your Crowd: The Insider’s Guide to Captivating Any Audience Any Time

Whether you are presenting to your team, your customers, or your bosses, speaking in front of an audience – large or small – can be a daunting task.  In today’s workplace, you need the ability to present ideas and persuade groups successfully.  Brad Karsh presents to thousands of people across the country every year; he’s conducted LIVE interviews on CNN and Dr. Phil, and he’s performed improv comedy for strangers.  With years of experience as a keynote speaker and corporate trainer, Brad can share his inside information on wowing a crowd.  This amazing program helps you overcome performance anxiety, gain confidence, and deliver effective presentations with poise and style.  Brad provides remarkable knowledge and tangible techniques so you can captivate and impress any audience, any time.

4. Keeping Up Morale in a Down Economy

It's easy to inspire the team when you're flying high, but this session provides you with the tangible tips to motivate and engage your team even when everyone thinks the ship is going down. In this engaging session, Brad Karsh offers advice on how to involve, explain, and share information with the team to increase camaraderie and connection. He also provides creative ideas for recognizing and rewarding team members when budgets are tight. You will gain the motivation and insight you need to be an inspiring, engaging leader that employees want to follow.

5. Making It Work at Work: The Secrets to Successful Interpersonal Relationships

Clearly, working in teams is one of the most important components of success in the working world. Poorly performing teams can drain an organization and individuals alike.  Managing a boss and managing a team are not easy tasks, and in this enlightening keynote, Brad Karsh offers the secrets to working with even the most difficult team members.  During the program, you take a humorous glance at your own, distinct communication styles as well as your colleagues' unique tendencies.  You learn why the cast of Seinfeld makes a great team and how that dynamic manifests itself in the workplace.  Brad even gives tangible tips for managing your boss and higher ups to make a job easier and less stressful.  This power-packed keynote reveals the inside secrets for mastering interpersonal relationships at work with success.

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