Keynote Lectures

“Dynamic, interactive, inspiring, powerful content, and engaging” are just some of the words that people use to describe Alan Seale as a keynote speaker. His keynote engagements include the International Coach Federation (ICF) UK Conference in 2015; the ICF North America Global Conference in 2014; the ICF Europe Global Conference in 2014 (via videoconferencing), the ICF Leadership Congress for Latin America in Santiago, Chile in 2013;  as well as regional leadership and coaching conferences in Sweden, Spain, and Romania.

Understanding the difference between “complex” and “complicated” is critical in todays volatile, unpredictable, and rapidly changing world. We’ve been well trained in how to approach “complicated” situations and circumstances. Yet we are quickly moving from being a complicated world to being a complex world. And a complex world demands an entirely different set of leadership skills and much greater capacities for awareness, understanding, perception, creativity, innovation, and resilience.

This is the heart of Alan’s work. His keynote presentations are always interactive and engaging, because transformation happens through process, not because of a result. He offers simple yet powerful skills, tools, frameworks, and approaches that open the door for what he calls “Whole-Mind Thinking” and “Whole-Being Awareness”—skills and approaches that can help you lead and facilitate breakthrough, transformation, and long-term success for those you serve, even in the complex and challenging situations and circumstances.

Alan can adapt his presentation to your particular needs and context. Contact us via email to start a conversation and explore how we can bring an inspiring, informative, and engaging keynote experience built on creative and practical “how-to” approaches to your event or organization.

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Sample Interactive Keynote Topics

The Deep Simple: Tools For Navigating Today’s Complex and Rapidly Changing World
How to cut through complexity with simple and practical approaches that can help you navigate today’s uncertain terrain.

Transformational Leadership Presence: Showing Up To Make a Difference
How to create a culture that supports transformation and sustainable change.

TransformActional Leadership: Prototyping a New Kind of Leadership In a Rapidly Changing World
TransformAction is “transformation in action”—an emerging paradigm of  leadership for a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. TransformActional Leadership is grounded in the understanding that everything is energy in motion—life, relationships, business, and government. Everything is part of a larger flow. Through simple yet powerful tools and awareness, we can cut through complexity and allow the larger flow to show us each next step. This interactive lecture/workshop is built on 4 modern-day leadership archetypes—the Seer, the Explorer, the Co-Creator, and the Ambassador. As we embody the qualities and characteristics of these four archetypes, we prototype a new kind of leadership for today’s rapidly changing world.

Keynote Lectures

 

 

Alan Seale, PCC, CTPC

Alan Seale

Alan Seale, PCC, CTPC, is the director of the Center for Transformational Presence and the author of 7 books, including Create A World That Works, The Power of Your Presence, and The Manifestation Wheel. His next two books will be released in autumn 2017—Transformational Presence: How To Make A Difference In a Rapidly Changing World and the companion guidebook Transformational Presence: The Skills, Tools, and Frameworks. He is the creator of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training program, which now has graduates from 32 countries.

Alan is a frequent keynote speaker at leadership and coaching conferences, including the ICF (International Coach Federation) UK Conference in 2015; the North America Global Conference in 2014; and the ICF Latin America Leadership Congress in Santiago, Chile in 2013. He has also been a keynote speaker for ICF regional conferences in Sweden, Romania, and Spain, and at leadership conferences at De Baak Institute for Leadership in The Netherlands (sharing the keynote stage with Otto Scharmer) and at the Dutch Windesheim University (sharing the keynote stage with Richard Barrett and Cindy Wigglesworth).

Truly a global coach, Alan serves clients from five continents and travels extensively in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia to teach and speak. His books are published in six languages. He makes his home near Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Keynote Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Engagement: Consciousness in Leadership conference in Montreal, Québec, Canada—November 1 & 2, 2017 (sharing the keynote stage with Richard Barrett)

Past engagements include:

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) UK Conference 2015
  • ICF North America Global Conference 2014
  • ICF Europe Global Conference 2014—plenary address via video
  • ICF Spain Conference 2014
  • ICF Latin America Leadership Congress 2013—Santiago, Chile
  • Global Coaching Group Executive Coaching Conference, Germany—2013
  • Essence of Leadership Seminar, De Baak Institute for Leadership, Netherlands (sharing keynote stage with Otto Scharmer)—2013
  • Transformational Presence World Café, sponsored by Notice the Difference, Belgium—2012
  • Leadership Congress, Windesheim University, The Netherlands (sharing keynote stage with Richard Barrett and Cindy Wigglesworth)—2011
  • ICF Sweden Conference—2011
  • ICF Romania Conference—2010 and 2012
What People Are Saying...

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Coming Up in 2017

See the Calendar page for the full schedule of events.

Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training (TPLC) in The Netherlands (September) and Poland (November)

Soul Mission * Life Vision 4-day workshop in The Netherlands (October)

Transformational Presence Leadership in Action 3-day workshop (TPLA) in Connecticut, USA (November)

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— Elbert Hubbard

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What People Are Saying

Jos Rovers

Jos Rovers, CTPC (Netherlands)

I have learned from many teachers and heard many speakers throughout my career, yet rarely do I find someone who touches the depth and meaning that Alan Seale brings. The way he holds a space for his audience or workshop students is unparalleled. He invites a level of engagement and practice among participants and opens new doors of understanding and awareness.

Alan has a way of making complex things simple, of giving understandable words and meaning to phenomena that we experience, and of making sense of what is happening all around us. He touches something different, something deeper, something more valuable than what most others do. And at the same time, his didactical skills, the quality of his speaking, his presence on the stage and off, and his way of embracing the audience is strong, powerful, and deeply authentic.

—Jos Rovers, CTPC, Founder and Co-Director, Het Eerste Huis
2015-04-16T01:31:59+00:00
Jos Rovers
I have learned from many teachers and heard many speakers throughout my career, yet rarely do I find someone who touches the depth and meaning that Alan Seale brings. The way he holds a space for his audience or workshop students is unparalleled. He invites a level of engagement and practice among participants and opens new doors of understanding and awareness. Alan has a way of making complex things simple, of giving understandable words and meaning to phenomena that we experience, and of making sense of what is happening all around us. He touches something different, something deeper, something more valuable than what most others do. And at the same time, his didactical skills, the quality of his speaking, his presence on the stage and off, and his way of embracing the audience is strong, powerful, and deeply authentic. —Jos Rovers, CTPC, Founder and Co-Director, Het Eerste Huis
Andreas Liedtke

Andreas Liedtke (Chile and Germany)

When I heard Alan speak for the first time in Germany, I was immediately impressed by his sensitivity and his way of capturing the audience. There is something different about him from other speakers—the way he approaches the audience, his smile, and his connection to the audience. And then, if you are lucky, he sings!

It was all of these things that made me invite Alan to Santiago to be the opening and closing keynote speaker for our ICF Leadership Congress for Latin America. If you invite Alan to speak to your conference or group, you can be assured that your audience will feel grateful, surprised, and captivated. And you will find him easy to work with and a delight to host.

Andreas Liedtke, Business Coach
2015-03-10T11:26:40+00:00
Andreas Liedtke
When I heard Alan speak for the first time in Germany, I was immediately impressed by his sensitivity and his way of capturing the audience. There is something different about him from other speakers—the way he approaches the audience, his smile, and his connection to the audience. And then, if you are lucky, he sings! It was all of these things that made me invite Alan to Santiago to be the opening and closing keynote speaker for our ICF Leadership Congress for Latin America. If you invite Alan to speak to your conference or group, you can be assured that your audience will feel grateful, surprised, and captivated. And you will find him easy to work with and a delight to host. —Andreas Liedtke, Business Coach
Testimonial

Saima Butt, MCC (England)

If you’re thinking of inviting Alan to speak at your event, then think no more! Just invite him and enjoy the rich experience of his presence and wisdom. I’ve seen Alan present at two international conferences. He has an innate ability to read the room and work with the energy. He is clear and engaging, and his take-aways are powerful!

—Saima Butt, MCC, Coach, Mentor, and Trainer
2015-03-10T11:27:18+00:00
Testimonial
If you’re thinking of inviting Alan to speak at your event, then think no more! Just invite him and enjoy the rich experience of his presence and wisdom. I’ve seen Alan present at two international conferences. He has an innate ability to read the room and work with the energy. He is clear and engaging, and his take-aways are powerful! —Saima Butt, MCC, Coach, Mentor, and Trainer
Julia Mattern

Julia Mattern, PCC, CPCC (USA)

As closing keynote for the ICF Global 2014 Conference-North America Midwest, Alan Seale delivered an engaging session that received high praise from attendees. He is a natural speaker who embodies Transformational Presence. Alan weaves together natural laws, spiritual principles and concepts from quantum physics in a way that is both inspiring and accessible. Alan had a beautiful mix of content and participation and connected easily with everyone in the audience. A special treat was his beautiful singing, which was artfully incorporated into his session. Alan shared practical strategies and tools that our attendees practiced in the room and were able to take home to immediately use in their coaching. Alan's session was well organized and professionally delivered. He was also very easy to work with and accommodated us by customizing his presentation to fit the theme of our conference. If you are looking for an impactful speaker with a powerful message, I highly recommend Alan Seale. 

Julia Mattern, PCC, CPCC, Program Chair, ICF Global 2014 Conference-North America Midwest

 
2015-03-10T11:27:44+00:00
Julia Mattern
As closing keynote for the ICF Global 2014 Conference-North America Midwest, Alan Seale delivered an engaging session that received high praise from attendees. He is a natural speaker who embodies Transformational Presence. Alan weaves together natural laws, spiritual principles and concepts from quantum physics in a way that is both inspiring and accessible. Alan had a beautiful mix of content and participation and connected easily with everyone in the audience. A special treat was his beautiful singing, which was artfully incorporated into his session. Alan shared practical strategies and tools that our attendees practiced in the room and were able to take home to immediately use in their coaching. Alan's session was well organized and professionally delivered. He was also very easy to work with and accommodated us by customizing his presentation to fit the theme of our conference. If you are looking for an impactful speaker with a powerful message, I highly recommend Alan Seale.  —Julia Mattern, PCC, CPCC, Program Chair, ICF Global 2014 Conference-North America Midwest  
Serban Chinole

Serban Chinole, PCC (Romania)

It was very cold in the main hall for the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Conference in London in 2012. Yet Alan Seale drew a crowd of more than 500 people for his breakout session on “The Deep Simple” and engaged them and warmed them up with a memorable and very “hot” practice. At the end of the session, the audience was on their feet in gratitude and excitement.

His speech on “The Art of TransformAction” became a signature element for the 2014 ICF Global Conference in Malmö, Sweden.

I have seen Alan present in three live conferences, two of which I organized. Each time I hear him speak, I take away something very important and new, both for myself and for my coaching work. All three times, what he presented and his level of engagement with the audience has stayed with me. As a speaker and as a person, Alan is open, warm, and generous of spirit. He is easy to approach and a pleasure to be with and work with.

Serban Chinole, PCC, Mentor and Executive Coach, founder of IConsultants, former President of ICF Romania
2015-03-10T11:28:29+00:00
Serban Chinole
It was very cold in the main hall for the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Conference in London in 2012. Yet Alan Seale drew a crowd of more than 500 people for his breakout session on “The Deep Simple” and engaged them and warmed them up with a memorable and very “hot” practice. At the end of the session, the audience was on their feet in gratitude and excitement. His speech on “The Art of TransformAction” became a signature element for the 2014 ICF Global Conference in Malmö, Sweden. I have seen Alan present in three live conferences, two of which I organized. Each time I hear him speak, I take away something very important and new, both for myself and for my coaching work. All three times, what he presented and his level of engagement with the audience has stayed with me. As a speaker and as a person, Alan is open, warm, and generous of spirit. He is easy to approach and a pleasure to be with and work with. —Serban Chinole, PCC, Mentor and Executive Coach, founder of IConsultants, former President of ICF Romania
Maria Herranz

María López Herranz, PCC (Spain)

Alan is a great speaker and presenter. His deep knowledge of the subjects he speaks about and also his confidence and ability to connect with the audience are exceptionally good. He makes people reflect on aspects that they usually do not and become aware of very helpful thoughts, always with respect and care. Alan is a sure value and I would absolutely recommend him. I hope to have the opportunity to invite him again to an ICF Spain Conference or some other event. He is sure to be a great success!

—María López Herranz, PCC, Past President International Coach Federation, Partner Centro de Alto Rendimiento Directivo
2015-03-10T11:28:58+00:00
Maria Herranz
Alan is a great speaker and presenter. His deep knowledge of the subjects he speaks about and also his confidence and ability to connect with the audience are exceptionally good. He makes people reflect on aspects that they usually do not and become aware of very helpful thoughts, always with respect and care. Alan is a sure value and I would absolutely recommend him. I hope to have the opportunity to invite him again to an ICF Spain Conference or some other event. He is sure to be a great success! —María López Herranz, PCC, Past President International Coach Federation, Partner Centro de Alto Rendimiento Directivo