Keith Coats

Keith Coats

International Keynote Speaker whose passion is developing leaders for the future of work

Keith shares his experience with audiences around the world, helping them understand the leadership response to a global context of change, complexity and uncertainty.

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Keith is a founding partner in TomorrowToday and works across multiple industries, presenting to multi-cultural audiences in a global context at both an executive and senior leadership level.

His research, and 20 years of international experience, has clearly identified the key-defining factors for a successful leader in the 21st century as the ability to learn, grow and be adaptable. Keith believes that leaders need to have access to new frameworks and thinking in order to successfully lead into the future.

Keith works hard to ask the questions that aren’t being asked and then, together with the TomorrowToday team, builds frameworks of understanding that illuminate insights into the specific area of focus. For example leadership, talent, disruption, diversity and bringing out the best in those you lead.

‘Leadership is always context specific and this is why leaders cannot afford to ignore or turn a blind eye to what is happening ‘out there’. The ‘out there’ will always impact on the ‘in here’ and it is the leader’s responsibility to be the hinge between the external context and the internal realities.’

Keith is able to provide not just keynote presentations and workshops, but also longer leadership development programmes, online resources and bespoke interventions to ensure that his messages stick and make a real difference to his client’s bottom line. The dynamic and educating presentations that Keith delivers are underpinned by global experience, research and the very best of the TomorrowToday thinking. His style is conversational, relaxed and confident and helps engage the audience to see things differently and think for themselves.

Keith is a published author and at the request of the King of Sweden has worked with the Swedish Economic Forum. He has also worked with Business Schools and Institutions, including London Business School, Duke CE, GIBS and the East West Centre.

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Teamwork

“Keith’s presentation was interactive, informative and thought-provoking. He is a brilliant presenter and kept the audience engaged throughout the session.”

Sandira Chaithram, Alexander Forbes

 

“Don’t expect the ordinary business school approach. Expect dynamic, world class, out of the box frameworks and service delivery that will truly bring about authentic change and Leadership growth in your organization as it has done for SPAR / us. TomorrowToday has become a business partner that is helping us build capacity for the future.

Mike Nel, Spar Group

 

“I first met Keith in 2002, when I invited him to speak at the East-West Center in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP), our flagship leadership education program. His pilot teaching was so successful that I have invited Keith back annually ever since for periods of 2-3 weeks modular teaching on i) the nature of leadership in a globalizing world, ii) learning how to learn leadership, and iii) learning to lead diversity. We have now worked together for the past thirteen years. His evaluations have consistently been the best in the program and he remains one of the most insightful people I know in the world on leadership.”

Nicholas H. Barker (Ph.D.) Director, Asia Pacific Leadership Program

Leading in a Changing World: Lessons for future focused leaders

If the world is changing, leadership needs to change. The world is changing. It is that simple; it is that complex. Through our work in TomorrowToday Global we have been at the very forefront of this intersection of a changing world and changing leadership across the broad scope of industries and sectors spanning all corners of the globe. And what we see concerns us. We see leaders who are frustrated that they can’t mobilize their teams to adapt quickly enough to change...

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Everything I Need to Know About Leadership I Learnt from the Kids

'Can I drive the car?' is a familiar refrain for most parents. But in dealing with this issue of control, trust and training, is there a lesson to be learnt, a lesson that can be applied by leaders in the business environment? The author has written a title that draws on everyday events in the life of his family, pointing out how these experiences translate into important lessons in leadership. Whether they are issues of control or communication, inspiration or loyalty, or simply getting through the tough times, Coats explores the universal lessons we learn as parents and shows how to apply them in the boardroom, the office or the factory...

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