Krister Ungerböck

  • Groundbreaking Global Leadership Expert
  • World's First Leadership Archaeologist
  • Author of The Language of Leadership
  • Award-Winning CEO, and Top-Rated Leadership Keynote Speaker, CEO Coach, and Consultant

Groundbreaking leadership lessons don’t come easily. Krister Ungerböck grew his software company 3,000% – from a small team in St. Louis to hundreds of employees in 8 countries. Chart-topping employee engagement ratings of 99.3% led to 5 consecutive annual Top Workplace Awards.

His experience is global - Krister has done business in 40 countries, built businesses in 6, and lived in 3. Now a retired tech CEO at age 42, and the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist, he travels to all corners of the Earth (so you don’t have to) to discover hidden, powerful leadership secrets.

Krister’s groundbreaking leadership approach “cracks the code” to employee engagement, increased profitability, and faster growth: Better bosses. What’s the simplest, most practical way to build better bosses – or become one? Upgrade your language of leadership. As Krister says, “The easiest way to change how we lead is to change our words.”

In his book, The Language of Leadership, Krister shares a real, raw, gripping story of success and failure, mistakes and missteps, and business breakups. In captivating keynotes that are both deeply personal and exceptionally action-oriented, audiences and readers don’t only learn actionable steps to growth and profitability, they gain surprising insights and self-discovery that shift their perspectives … forever.

 

Add to my speaker list
Krister Ungerböck headshot
Krister Ungerböck photo 3
Krister Ungerböck photo 2
Rave Reviews About Krister Ungerböck
Krister blends Brené Brown’s compassion with Dan Pink’s discovery and storytelling. Powerful yet humble. Energizing yet practical. Krister shares surprising ideas and approaches from around the world that make a huge impact.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Krister Ungerböck
  • Porsche
  • RAI Amsterdam
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Paris Convention Centre
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • TEDxCulverCity
  • The NEC Birmingham
  • Dubai World Trade Center
  • ICC Sydney
Demo - Build Better Bosses with The Language of Leadership [3:26] - Get Sharable Link
Explore Krister Ungerböck's Talks
Expand all >

The Language of Leadership Leadership communication secrets learned by observing leaders speaking 10 languages in 40 countries, spanning 5 continents.

Leadership communication secrets learned by observing leaders speaking 10 languages in 40 countries, spanning 5 continents. ...

Leadership communication secrets learned by observing leaders speaking 10 languages in 40 countries, spanning 5 continents.

Boost Employee Engagement by Building Better Bosses

Bosses’ behavior accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. Learn the leadership behaviors that maximize employee engagement. ...

Bosses’ behavior accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. Learn the leadership behaviors that maximize employee engagement.

Why Companies Outgrow Leaders (And what to do about it)

“If you have a great leadership team, it’s only a matter of time before success finds you.” The single greatest constraint to revenue growth is leadership bandwidth. Learn how great companies promote from within. ...

“If you have a great leadership team, it’s only a matter of time before success finds you.” The single greatest constraint to revenue growth is leadership bandwidth. Learn how great companies promote from within.

The Language of Emotional Intelligence: How Logical Leaders Learn Emotional Intelligence

In a world where the war for talent is escalating, emotional intelligence is critical to retaining people and maximizing the results of our teams. ...

In a world where the war for talent is escalating, emotional intelligence is critical to retaining people and maximizing the results of our teams.

Learn more about Krister Ungerböck
Follow   Facebook  LinkedIn  Twitter  YouTube 
Tweets by Krister Ungerböck
(+)
Biography

Krister Ungerböck is the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist™.  He travels the world to unearth the most powerful – and often surprising – models, ideas, and secrets of leadership.

Previously, Krister was the award-winning CEO of a 3,000% growth tech company. During his time leading Ungerboeck Software, he did business in 40 countries, built businesses in six, and lived in three. He also learned to speak French and German as an adult, which gives him a unique perspective on communication. Then, over the past few years, he became a prominent CEO coach and highly desired keynote speaker… but a very different kind than one might expect. In a sea of speakers spouting clichéd success secrets, Krister stands out as a successful CEO who bravely shares breathtakingly real stories of his own setbacks, combined with concrete, immediately actionable steps for audiences to sidestep the mistakes he’s made.

For the past decade, Krister has been on a “seeking secrets” journey, mining the minds of some of the greatest thinkers around the world and across disciplines, digging in dark places where others don’t… all to unearth unseen insights into the question of why growth companies tend to outgrow their leaders so quickly.

In addition to exploring the globe for new leadership insights and ideas, Krister is a top-rated leadership keynote speaker, CEO coach and consultant, and author of the highly acclaimed book, THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP: Words to Transform How We Lead, Live and Love