Leadership, Employee Engagement, and Motivational Keynote Speaker

Speaking On Purpose

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It’s estimated that employee turnover costs the US economy $5 trillion annually. How much it it costing you?

You want an engaged team, which means you want purpose driven employees, who like where they work.

Is this you?

• You know that disengaged employees are costing you money with lower productivity, poor quality work, low morale, more sick leave taken, poor customer service and more.
• You want an engaged team of people who believe in your purpose, love coming to work, are super productive and profitable – but you’re not sure how to create that kind of culture.
• You want to find and keep the best people and fix your high turnover problem.
• You and your audience deserve real-world strategies, tools, and action steps. You want everyone walking out totally energized to immediately implement what they just learned.

I’d love to talk with you so we can tailor my presentation to your exact problems and desired outcomes.

“Greg shows you the steps you need to make the most out of your life. It’s a great game plan filled with things that I’ve been doing for years. Don’t miss it!”
Dave Ramsey New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

An Overview of This Page

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My Programs

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To reach your highest levels of success a purpose for your life, a rallying purpose for your business, and a powerful purpose for every team member, is essential.

Everyone wants to count, make a difference, and live a life of significance. I help people tap into their internal motivators to bring out their peak performances.

This is what I love to do. Nothing gets me more excited than helping people change their lives, and helping organizations and teams reach new levels of success.

Click on the links below for more details on each program.

Business On Purpose: How to develop an uncommonly engaged, productive, loyal, and happy team

bizAre you struggling with employee engagement and morale, stagnant productivity and high turnover rates – even for the team members and executives you want to keep? Are you looking for ways to engage, motivate and inspire your team?

Research has proven that organizations with a strong sense of purpose develop a better culture and work environment, and team members who are significantly more engaged, creative, productive, loyal, and happy. All of that leads to a better bottom line.

Starting with purpose is what the best people want in their work. It triggers their internal motivators and brings out their peak performances. It also helps attract and retain the very best people.

I have two separate presentations on this topic: One is focused on helping your leaders set up an environment that leads to a more engaged workforce, and one is focused on kickstarting your team members to find their purpose in and out of the office to become the highly valued employees you desire.

Life On Purpose: How to create the extraordinary life of your dreams

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You want to count and make a difference. You want to live a life of value and meaning. You know you were destined for something better. You can feel it inside you, just begging to come out.

Not pursuing that purpose can get you stuck and frustrated. It can negatively impact every part of your life.

You were born with gifts and talents to live the extraordinary life you’ve always dreamed of, a Life On Purpose. What if you could figure out your purpose and start going for it?

In this presentation I show you how to find your true calling and then how to take the daily steps necessary to experience your best life.

Do Less and Achieve More on Purpose: How focusing on what’s vital and eliminating distractions leads to more success in less time focus

Your busy lifestyle and the demands on your time have you pulled in a million directions. Emails, meetings, faxes, and phone calls distract you from the real work you want to do. Sometimes you get so busy putting out fires, you barely have time to do the things that matter most to the future of your business and life.

What if there was a way to sift through all the noise and focus on the vital things?

This presentation leads to a new mindset on your work and life, and provides tested strategies and action steps to silence the distractions and focus on what’s most important in order to Do Less and Achieve More.

Create the Successful Mindset on Purpose: How the world’s top leaders think differently


Successful people have a special mindset. They have a mindset focused on growth and learning what they need to achieve all their goals. They ask, “Why not?” “What can I learn from this?” “What if?” They have confidence in their abilities to do what is necessary to win.

Is your mindset helping you or actually working against you and holding you back? Your mindset is not set in stone. You can learn how to think in a way that will help you succeed in every part of your life.

So what if you, your leaders, and everyone on your team could develop and use the successful mindset in every part of their lives?

In this presentation you will learn what makes up the successful mindset, how to create it for yourself and your team, and how to translate that into action.

About Leadership Keynote Speaker: Greg Knapp

Greg’s focus is to customize his keynotes and seminars to make your event about the outcomes you desire, not about him. The question that drives him is, “What is it you want your people to do after his time with them is over?”CumulusHeadShots_484

Greg helps leaders and organizations get crystal clear on their purpose in and out of the workplace, so they can be more engaged, happy, productive, and successful. He helps people live a life of significance and make a real difference. That’s what his book, Go! How to Find and Pursue Your Passionate Purpose, is all about.

Greg has used his degrees in counseling psychology, two decades of research, and his experiences creating three small businesses to become an expert in the field. He’s been in radio for over 20 years, winning awards and high ratings that led him to achieving his ultimate radio goal – becoming a nationally syndicated talk show host. His thousands of hours “on the air” are why his speaking events are so entertaining and transformative.

Greg’s previous work history helps him understand and relate to all kinds of team members. He’s dug ditches, worked construction, waited tables, spent some time as a felony probation and parole officer, counseled children, families, and adults, and taught executive team building classes at outdoor retreats – including climbing and rappelling techniques.

Greg has given his expert opinion as a guest on CNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC, 41 Action News, and KCTV5. He has penned opinion columns for The Washington Examiner, The Dallas Morning News, Human Events, and Big Government.

He has an amazing wife and two daughters who are a ton of fun. The family enjoys living near the beach in Florida.


dave“Greg shows you the steps you need to make the most out of your life. It’s a great game plan filled with things that I’ve been doing for years. Don’t miss it!”–Dave Ramsey New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

Tom_Zig_HighRes_0“Are you tired of feeling ‘trapped’ when you know that life has so much more to offer?  Or perhaps you are on the right track, but you want to accelerate your journey to success and significance?  Then you need to pick up and devour Greg’s book, Go! How to Find and Pursue Your Passionate Purpose today!”
Tom Ziglar
CEO of Ziglar, Inc.


“Greg recently spoke to our business person’s group and presented 10 no-nonsense, data-based recommendations for generating greater individual productivity and efficiency.   After just one week of implementing several of these suggestions into my work and personal routine, I have seen noticeable results.  I’m sure that others have had similar outcomes.”
–Gem Mann, MBA, CPCU
Past Club President

“We needed someone to set the tone for our annual kick-off meeting. Greg achieved that and more! With his guidance, we were able to step beyond the numbers and the strategies and learn the importance of our ‘why,’ our purpose. The team left with an appreciation of how to take ownership of their own success – both personal and professional. Greg gained a following as a coach and mentor and the team left with the motivation required to have a very successful year!”
–Marc Bolick
CommScope Senior Vice President
Inside Plant Fiber & Core Fiber Technologies

“Greg presented Business on Purpose to HR professionals who are always looking for strategic ways to engage employees, increase morale and reduce turnover rates. He was energetic, his communication style interactive, and he provided pertinent research on why companies are most successful when the organization’s goals are aligned with employees’ sense of purpose. Many waited in line afterwards to meet him and get his book autographed. I would highly recommend him for your next event.”
–Cindy Weber
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, EPNKC Board Treasurer

“Loved Greg Knapp’s session about finding your purpose and doing business on purpose. As entrepreneurs, I think we sometimes forget to smell the roses and assess what our impact to the world is, or can be. It was a homerun for me.”
–Helzberg Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program Retreat

“Greg spoke to our leadership team, which included physicians, executives, and middle management. Greg tailored his presentation to our industry and genuinely connected with the audience. His entire speech was engaging, informative, and filled with actionable items. He truly energized our group and reinforced our mission as a TEAM!”
–Dain Sisk
MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN Director-Tele/ICU, RT, & Patient Care Services Western Missouri Medical Center

“As an audience full of entrepreneurs and small business owners, Greg motivated us to help our companies and internal teams find their purpose and passions and align them with company goals. I look forward to hearing more from Greg in the future.”
–Marc Shaffer

“Greg provided us with warmth, inspiration, self-reflection and good laughs. He graciously accepted the challenging task of speaking to domestic violence victims. His speech was thoughtful, thought provoking and empowering. One client stated, ‘This is exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you, Greg!'”
–Lia DAgrosa
Shelter Advocate
Hope House

“Greg was a great addition to our event. He connected on a personal level that was not only inspirational, but also reflective.  We purchased copies of his book for all of our employees, so they would leave with a road map to Find and Pursue their Passionate Purpose.”
–Richard King

“Greg left us with a lot to think about and challenged us to stop just making a living and to start earning a life. That resonated with the room. His positive and encouraging spirit was a great kick off to our conference.”
–Ron C. Hamilton
Business Management Governance Head
Senior Vice President

“I strive to bring in a professional speaker that is educational, relevant and entertaining. Greg was a hit on all counts. We have a diverse group of professional women and men and Greg left everyone feeling motivated and ready to take action.”
–Debra Weilbacher
Program Chair
ABWA Dynamic Connections Chapter

“Greg is an energetic presenter who broaches the tough topic of time management. His straight-forward suggestions for taking control of your day and accomplishing the important rather than the urgent was a breath of fresh air and filled with a bunch of ‘a-ha’ moments. I would highly recommend having him as a speaker. Your life will become more manageable and you will get more essential things done.”
–Donice Mahan
Director, Hillcrest Platte County

“In a busy work world, Greg offered practical solutions to managing time and setting priorities in an entertaining and engaging way. Feedback on his presentation was positive from our membership group.  I look forward to working with Greg again!”
–Lisa York
Program Chair, International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Greater Kansas City Chapter
Human Resources Manager

“It is not an easy task to engage an audience at 7:30 a.m. Greg hit it out of the park with us. His presentation for Finding and Pursuing your Passionate Purpose had all of us reflecting, laughing, and feeling motivated. A great way to start our day.”
Brad Moore
Entitlement Coordinator
BRR Architecture

“Greg fired everyone up. We loved his real life examples and hearing how he has reinvented himself. Greg is upbeat, engaging, and he created an amazing buzz in the room! Our team was super motivated. I will be recommending him to speak at other groups.”
Pat Moore
IIDA Account Manager
Modern Business Interiors

“Greg’s presentation was very insightful.  I appreciate how he brought awareness to the things we do daily that impact our focus and increase our stress.  Being in HR I always say I’m multitasking but I learned that there is no such thing! My goal now is to make a concerted effort in planning my day the night before and setting aside focus time daily.”
–Sunshine Petrone
Human Resources Director
City of Lansing

“Greg Knapp was the keynote speaker at the annual Development Day luncheon of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).  Greg did an excellent job.  The feedback was very positive. I would enthusiastically recommend him to any group looking for high quality public speaker.”
–Whitney Kerr Jr., SIOR, CCIM
Managing Director

“All of our members were fascinated with Greg’s presentation on how to get what we want and asked him a ton of questions.  Greg is definitely an expert in helping us GO!”
–Joe Graham
Vice President Commerce Bank, Private Banking

“Greg’s riveting presentation provided much needed concrete directions and resources that we can utilize going forward to ease the flow of our workday and life.  I just want to thank Greg for an interesting, insightful and much needed presentation.”
–Marsha Toler
HR Assistant
Assisted Transportation Services

“I was very happy with what Greg presented to my people. His message was clear and inspiring, while keeping the mood light and humorous. He was very easy to approach and flexible in how we set up our evening. Greg took lots of time before and after our event to speak with us as individuals, which really had a positive impact on everyone. I would recommend anyone considering an upcoming event to reach out to Greg – he has many programs to meet your needs.”
–Andy Suber
Director, Blue Mountain Capital, Inc.

“As an instructor, I appreciated Greg’s presentation style.  He kept the message flowing and his visuals emphasized his points and were blessedly void of words.  He obviously knew his message well and was able to deeply engage the audience.  Refreshing!”
–Lenet Compton
Roth Group Training Instructor

Some of the organizations I’ve worked with include:

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Finding the Right Speaker

If you’re in charge of finding the speaker for your event I understand how important it is to get the right one. Quite often getting the right speaker determines if the event is a success or a failure. That’s a lot of pressure on you to choose wisely.

I have created this page to help you discover if I am the right fit for you. I am honored that you thought of me. It’s one of the reasons I put so much into each speech I give.

Every presentation I do is built around the idea of what you want the outcome to be for your people. The process includes interviews, audience profiles, review of event objectives, and working with you, to assure that the message is the one you want.

This page provides an overview of what I have to offer to help you pull off an event that creates an impact and leads to positive change.

Here’s what you can expect from me:

  • A professionally prepared, entertaining, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want
  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages (within 24 hours)
  • A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can serve you and your audience
  • An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels – if so desired by you
  • A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful
  • A quick follow-up communication after the event with me, to make sure I met your expectations

The Next Step

Thanks again for considering me for your event. You can take the next step emailing me at greg@gregorybknapp.com

Someone on my team will get back with you right away.


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