Biography

Josh Allan Dykstra is a work revolutionary and change catalyst, a recognized thought leader on the future of work and company culture design. He teaches audiences how to create more impact and experience more well-being simultaneously. As a musician-turned-tech founder, Josh offers a refreshing perspective on “HR,” inspiring influential leaders to think bigger, challenge the status quo, and create a better future for everyone they lead.

Over the past two decades, Josh has served a client list of companies that collectively employ over a million people. He’s the CEO of #lovework, and his articles and ideas have been featured by Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Business Insider. He holds an MBA in Executive Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his latest book, Igniting the Invisible Tribe: Designing An Organization That Doesn’t Suck, is available on Amazon and Audible. 

Josh proudly showcases his top five skills: vision and strategy, organizational culture, people development/employee engagement, thought leadership, and culture change/change management

His areas of expertise include:

  • Future of Work and Change: How work is evolving… and how it needs to evolve
  • Self-Management and Disturbed Decision-Making: Fiat hierarchy is an absurdly outdated model
  • Positive Psychology: How to make everything in your organization work better
  • Company Culture As Operating System: Forget “culture;” focus on the operating system instead
 
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HOW TO NAVIGATE BIG CHANGE: A.I., GEN Z, HYBRID TEAMS, & MORE!

CATEGORIES: Strategy, Change, Business Trends, Generations, Collaboration, Engagement, Psychological Safety, Future Of Work

DESIGNED FOR: Keynote presentation or workshop

Emerging generations have different expectations of work, hybrid teams are becoming normal, and A.I. seems to be eating the world…

Big change is unavoidable. How do we stay productive in this kind of world? In this entertaining and educational session, Josh will take you on a thrilling journey from the past to the future to unlock fresh insights that will help you navigate change with less stress, more energy, and increased effectiveness.

ATTENDEES LEARN:
- 3 STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE TEAMWORK IN A HYBRID WORLD
- 4 POWERFUL ARCHETYPES THAT EXPLAIN GENERATIONAL NEEDS
- 2 HORRIBLE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN NAVIGATING CHANGE

3 WAYS TO CREATE INNOVATIVE PEOPLE OPS IN THE WORLD OF A.I.

CATEGORIES: People Operations, Artificial Intelligence, Self-Management, Distributed Decision Making, Psychological Safety, Future Of Work

DESIGNED FOR: Keynote presentation or workshop

A drastically new future seems to inch closer with every new release of ChatGPT… but how innovative are your organization’s HR practices?

Do you have quality people data? Have you built scalable self-managing teams? Is psychological safety embedded everywhere? This practical and inspirational session will teach you exactly how to do just that.

ATTENDEES LEARN:
- THE 3 PEOPLE DATA POINTS YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO TRACK AND MEASURE
- THE 2 SIMPLE PRINCIPLES THAT ENABLE MORE SELF-MANAGEMENT
- THE 3 BEHAVIORS GREAT LEADERS DO TO CREATE PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

RTO VS WFH: HOW TO BE AT YOUR BEST, WHEREVER WORK HAPPENS

CATEGORIES: Organizational Design, Return To Work, Work From Home, Virtual/Remote/Hybrid, Energy Intelligence, Flow, Productivity, Future Of Work

DESIGNED FOR: Keynote presentation or workshop

At first, it was WFH: yay! Then RTO: backlash. Now, whether we like it or not, hybrid and remote ways of working are here to stay.

This timely and informative session will teach you predictable and consistent ways to always bring out the best in yourself and your teams, no matter where or how you work together.

ATTENDEES LEARN:
- HOW TO REALLOCATE TEAMWORK BASED ON FLOW STATES, EVEN VIRTUALLY
- THE 3 ITEMS YOU NEED TO DISTRIBUTE DECISION-MAKING EFFECTIVELY
- THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS ZAPPOS USED TO CREATE COHESIVE VALUES

Testimonials

Josh is a pioneering leader, actively shaping the future of fully human and energy-based organizations.
– VP of Talent
We have done few things that have produced such a significant impact on our organization as work with Josh.
– Business Owner
Josh illustrates game-changing concepts that create competitive advantages in the dynamic world in which we live.
– University Professor
Our audience was riveted by Josh's topic and engaged by his style, but mostly we were inspired to make real changes in the way we are doing work.
– CEO

Booksby Josh Allan Dykstra

Igniting the Invisible Tribe

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Waldo Waldman
Waldo Waldman
May 19, 2024
I’ve been Speaking professionally for 21 years and work with the largest agencies in the world. I’m a Hall of Fame keynote speaker and a New York Times best selling Author. I have can honestly say in full confidence that Seth Dechtman and his team at Keynote Curator is the best agency I have been honored to work with. I’ve witnessed Seth’s client focused relationship skills On multiple occasions. His clients love him and he’s detail oriented and has great communication skillls. But most importantly, I’ve been on the receiving side of his servant, focused leadership style. He treats me like a valued partner and emulates everything a wingman is.
David Allison
David Allison
May 17, 2024
Seth and the Keynote Curators team are tenacious and determined to do right by their clients and their speakers. I appreciate our relationship so much, and highly reccomend this group to anyone looking to book a speaker for an event.
Meir Statman
Meir Statman
May 10, 2024
It is wonderful to join Seth in helping people reflect on their financial and life well-being and enhance them.
Trevor Wilde
Trevor Wilde
April 24, 2024
This was an amazing experience. the Keynote Speaker we had was perfect for our event and will definitely be having another for our next one!
Sandro Forte
Sandro Forte
March 22, 2024
Brilliantly hosted, with great content. An absolute ‘must add’ to any podcast list!
Jon VanDeventer
Jon VanDeventer
November 18, 2023
I've been working with Seth at The Keynote Curators for over 3 years. I always look forward to our meetings because of both his professional expertise and his enjoyable, engaging personality. We have fun during our virtual meetings while developing innovative strategies and accomplishing goals. It's obvious from working with Seth over a number of years that he is always making event planning and booking services an easy process and providing responsiveness that sets him apart. He's an excellent partner who gets invested in your business and collaborates through every step of a process that can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Jason Galaska
Jason Galaska
November 7, 2023
Seth and his team were fantastic to work with in 2023 and we look forward to working with Keynote Curators to find potential speaker matches for our events in the future. Thank you, Seth, for your professionalism!
Hailey Wilson
Hailey Wilson
October 23, 2023
A Treasure Trove for Anyone Involved in Speaker Selection! As someone deeply involved in the intersection of marketing and technology at AImpact, I find the process of selecting the right keynote speaker to be a critical part of any successful event. Seth Dechtman's "The Keynote Curators" podcast is nothing short of a godsend for anyone facing the challenges and opportunities that come with this task. Seth brings an almost poetic understanding to the power of words, acknowledging that a speech isn't just a scheduled event but a transformative experience that can change the dynamics of an entire room. His enthusiasm for the craft is contagious, making each episode a joy to listen to.
Nicole
Nicole
September 14, 2023
Seth is super knowledgeable about the needs of meeting planners to have a successful event and partners with you to find just that right fit!
Duncan Sigurdsson
Duncan Sigurdsson
August 28, 2023
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Working with Seth Dechtman and The Keynote Curators is always true partnership. In the three plus years that we have been involved in various projects, I can tell you that they always deliver. We have done some really cool stuff together. Any meeting professional, conference planner or event producer will greatly benefit from partnering with The Keynote Curators. High praise to Seth and his team.

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Blog Posts

 

Stop Stressing! Find Your Perfect Stress Management Style

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