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Jacob Morgan

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Los Angeles, California, USA

5x Best-Selling Author & Professionally Trained Futurist

Jacob Morgan is one of the world’s most sought-after speakers on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience…and for good reason! He doesn’t deliver keynotes; he creates powerful experiences designed to create great leaders, engaged employees, and future-ready organizations. Jacob’s talks are customized, filled with both research and unique stories, and most importantly, they are actionable.

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Jacob Morgan in the media January 1, 2023

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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The Future Leader: 9 Leadership Skills & Mindsets for the Future of Work

Leaders must be lighthouses who safely guide their people and organization to success. They must build themselves up then shine their light onto others and the sea of uncertainty that we are all a part of.


How do you lead in a rapidly changing world where it’s clear that what worked in the past won’t work in the present or the future?

Leadership is changing right before our eyes and the pandemic has only accelerated the transformation. It’s never been harder to be a leader but the impact that leaders have has also never been greater. How should current and prospective leaders think and what do they need to know how to do? In this ground-breaking keynote Jacob shares insights from the exclusive research he conducted by interviewing over 140 of the world’s top CEOs and surveying nearly 14,000 employees. Jacob identified a specific set of four mindsets and five skills that all leaders must practice if they wish to guide themselves, their teams, and their organizations to success in the future of work. In this keynote Jacob will explore why and how leadership is changing, what all of the mindsets and skills are, and give actionable steps that attendees can take to practice them. The session is filled with lots of stories, insights, and research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why and how leadership is changing.
  • What it means to be a leader and the impact that leaders have.
  • The four mindsets and five skills leaders must practice.
  • Why many leaders struggle with change.
  • How to become a future-ready leader.
The Future of Work

“The future isn’t something that happens to us, it’s something that we create.”

– Jacob Morgan

The future of work isn’t something that happens to us, it’s something we design, shape, and create!

How is the world of work changing and how should we set ourselves and our organizations up for success? Talent is transforming, there is fear of AI and automation taking jobs, change is accelerating, work and life are integrating, and leadership is evolving. In this talk Jacob explores how employees, leaders, and organizations are evolving and what that means for all of us.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trends shaping the future of work.
  • How technology needs to be used to augment humans, not replace them
  • What the future of work looks like.
  • How to think about the future of work.
  • How to shape the future of work.
The Employee Experience: How to Create an Organization Where People Want, Not Need To Show Up

“The future of work is all about employee experience.”

– Jacob Morgan

Investment in employee engagement has never been higher yet scores have never been lower, how can that be the case?

Nothing matters more than the experience organizations create for their people, this has become glaringly true in a post-pandemic world. For decades, organizations have been investing in short-term “adrenaline shot” programs such as free food or work-from-home Fridays with no impact for team members or the organization. Organizations have been using these “engagement programs” to distract employees from the sad reality of what it’s like to actually work there. But now it’s time to make actual changes to the core workplaces of organizations. Instead of forcing people into outdated workplace practices, the world’s top companies are redesigning work around their people by focusing on three environments: culture, technology, and space. In this session, Jacob will share research he did on 252 organizations and will uncover what the world’s top organizations are doing to attract and retain top talent. Employee experience is no longer an “HR thing” it is a “leader thing” and after this session you will know why and what to do about it!

Learning Objectives: 

  • Why and how the workplace is changing.
  • Why employee experience and employee engagement are not the same.
  • The ROI of employee experience.
  • The three employee experience environments: culture, space, and technology.
  • Why employee experience is not an “HR thing.”
  • How to design and create employee experiences.
Leading With Vulnerability

“The future of work is all about employee experience.”

– Jacob Morgan

Vulnerability is crucial for leading through change, unlocking the potential of others, driving business performance, and creating trust. But is vulnerability for leaders the same as it is for everyone else?

It turns out, it’s not. We all know what it feels like to be vulnerable but very few know how to lead with vulnerability. Based on over 100 CEO interviews and a survey of 14,000 employees, Jacob shares groundbreaking new research which shows how leaders can tap into vulnerability to transform themselves, their teams, and their organization. Leading with vulnerability is the most powerful thing a leader can do when they know how to do it the right way, and that’s what this session uncovers. Filled with candid stories and examples, frameworks, and data to back everything up, this session will make everyone in the room a better leader.

Learning Objectives:

  • What it means to lead with vulnerability.
  • The impact of leading with vulnerability.
  • What makes leaders feel vulnerable and why.
  • How to approach vulnerability in the right way.
  • How to unlock the power of vulnerability combined with leadership.

Audience reviews:

  • Jacob delivered a powerful and engaging talk to 350 of our leaders which was filled with stories, research, examples, and actionable tips. Attendees paid attention to every word he said and have already started implementing his ideas to become better leaders. I loved his talk and so did everyone else! - President, Coca-Cola Eurasia & Middle East
  • Jacob delivered a great keynote to our international executive team on how to think about and create an organization where people truly want to show up. His talk was funny, informative, and eye-opening. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker! - President, WarnerMedia International
  • Get him in, point him at the opportunity and benefit from the collaboration, I highly recommend Jacob! - Chief Commercial Officer, Mercer
  • Jacob delivered a powerful keynote to a group of CHROS that forced them to challenge the status quo and think critically about how they design their own organizations for the future of work. His talk was refreshing, unique, fun, and very informative. I definitely recommend Jacob as a keynote speaker! - EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Staples
  • When it comes to the future of work, Jacob is both extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. He also has an interesting spin on the kinds of things that can be done to engage and stimulate creative thought in the workplace. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker! - Founder, Atari & Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • Jacob delivered an inspiring and educational presentation on the future of work and collaboration to our management team. He took a complex topic and distilled it down to something that was easy to understand and grasp. This was crucial since English was not the primary language of our audience. I highly recommend Jacob! - CEO The Americas, Sodexo
  • Jacob delivered a powerful, compelling, and insightful keynote on the future of work with a global perspective. - Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Sons
  • Jacob Morgan was a speaker at our annual Microsoft Enterprise Summit which is the most important gathering of our C-level customers where we share our vision, latest trends, and customer stories around digital transformation. Jacob did a great job of of helping our C-level leaders understand the trends that are shaping the future of work and what they should be doing in their organizations as a result. His session was engaging and informative! - CEO, Microsoft Czech Republic

Speaker Biography

Coming from an immigrant family (The Republic of Georgia) Jacob was taught the values of hard work, fighting for what you believe in, and having a vision. He took a job after college working for a company that promised to treat him well and help him grow, but instead he was stuck doing cold-calling and PowerPoint presentations. Jacob quit shortly after the CEO made him fetch coffee. That was one of the last jobs he ever had.

Today, Jacob is an international best-selling author, acclaimed keynote speaker, and professionally trained futurist with a global audience. Using his own proprietary research which includes surveying tens of thousands of employees and working with thousands of CEOs around the world, Jacob designs each speech to be impactful, filled with stories, and backed by data.

His speaking topics focus on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience. His goal with every presentation is to show your audience the art of the possible, to inspire people to take action, and provide actionable tools to allow your people turn the possible into reality.

Jacob works collaboratively with your team to make the keynote align with your vision for a successful event, whether that’s for a group of ten CEOs or a packed house of thousands of team members.

He is also the host of Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan, one of the most popular leadership podcasts. His work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Unilever, Cisco, Mastercard, Nestle, Best Buy, SAP, KPMG, T-Mobile, Audi, Kaiser Permanente, and many others. Jacob has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Glamour, the MIT Sloan Management Review, USA Today, and The Harvard Business Review.

Jacob lives in Los Angeles, California with his amazing wife Blake, their two kids, and their two Yorkie rescue dogs. You can learn more about Jacob and get access to his content by visiting TheFutureOrganization.com.