Keith knows his business in-depth. He is one of the best communicators I have ever worked with. He has the unique ability to be very detailed yet constantly keep the whole picture in front of him.

— Tom Kerins, Program Director, Center on Innovation and Improvement

What Others Are Saying About Me

Keith helped our leaders develop a strategic and tactical plan for a large number of critical initiatives impacting our business, shared services partners, and associates. Keith delivered expert tools and facilitation. He was able to adjust our plan on the fly to meet the needs of the team and still tie together all of the content. The result was an executive leadership team with enhanced strategic planning knowledge and skills, and a detailed plan to move forward. The leadership team is still raving about Keith’s professionalism, facilitation skills and direct style. To quote our VP, “The best I have ever worked with.

Brian Lawrence
HR Director, Nationwide Insurance

Within the first few months of working with Keith, he helped me implement the two year plan I had developed for my business in less than 90 days by coaching me on eliminating barriers, developing systems of leverage, and focusing on what I do best. As an entrepreneur, it’s tough to find people who have both large organization best practices experience and entrepreneurial environment acumen, and can combine the two to help an entrepreneur move a business forward quickly.

Michelle Galligan
CEO / Co-Founder, ViaVero

Keith has a special talent for understanding the unique challenges of non-profit organizations. As an Executive Director of a non profit, he is a valuable coach to me and my team. His knowledge and in-sight of how to create a high-performing organization have been huge assets. He has helped me grow professionally in confidence and competence. When I have a particular challenge, whether it’s in the area of board development, human resources or planning, the first person I think of to help me is Keith Speers.

Sue Darby
Assistant Vice President, YMCAs of Central Ohio

Since meeting him 3 years ago, Keith Speers has been guiding me personally and professionally. His guidance helped me double my salary, live in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in the country, and meet and build relationships with fantastic people all over Columbus. Do yourself, your life, and your career a favor and check it out. Then connect directly with Keith. It will be one of the best decisions you make.

Tyler Durbin
Marketing Manager, GSW Worldwide

Keith led our team in a one-hour mini-strategy session to challenge us to be “customer-centric”. It was the most efficient and effective strategy session I had ever experienced! Keith took the time to be well-prepared, sought to understand our organization, and led us to ask ourselves if we really were what we thought we were. I’d strongly recommend Keith for strategic planning and “value checking”.

Michael Dalby
President, Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Rock star Keith Speers is whipping my productivity and business planning into shape – love it.

Peter Lohmann
Owner, RL Partners

In all honesty, Keith Speers is one of the most talented, intelligent, fun to be around and successful entrepreneurs I’ve met to this point in my career. His council has been extremely valuable, not only to my business and a career but also in my life. He’s the real deal and will be an asset to you and your business, no doubt about it.

Nate Riggs
Digital Marketing Strategist, Restaurant Division, Bob Evans

Keith is a bright and creative manager with unusually strong skills in developing and implementing effective work processes. He has strong interpersonal skills enabling him to work with diverse groups of people and motivate them to work at peak performance levels.

Dr. Bob Bowers
Deputy State Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education

Keith knows his business in-depth. He is one of the best communicators I have ever worked with. He has the unique ability to be very detailed yet constantly keep the whole picture in front of him.

Tom Kerins
Program Director, Center on Innovation and Improvement

Keith Speers is one of the most driven and professionally captivating people to work with. Keith was able to turn a whole agency around and then went on and is transforming education around the nation. To work with Keith would be an honor.

Lubna Najjar
Legislative Aide, Ohio House of Representatives

Having served with Keith on numerous community boards and non-profit committees, I have seen him work miracles when given limited time and limited resources. His process begins with immediately surveying the situation – gathering the details, setting benchmarks in his mind, and determining the action steps needed to meet initial goals. He then communicates a strategic plan to the board, harvests their ideas, sharpens their focus, builds rippling enthusiasm, and supports the group on its journey, whether that be for development, marketing, a membership drive, or a fast-paced, catastrophe-driven need for immediate funding.

He has been nothing short of transformative for the organizations with whom he’s served and I’m proud, and fortunate, to call him my go-to resource.

Megan Kilgore
Assistant Auditor, City of Columbus

Ever been in a situation where you don’t know that magic is happening until after it’s already happened? That’s exactly how I feel every time I leave a business discussion with Keith. He is a genius at facilitation…so much so that you don’t even know you’re being facilitated. Keith so deftly steers people into positive moment, they don’t even know they’re being steered until they reach their destination.

Sarah J. Storer
Content Marketing Strategist, The Karcher Group

It is a pleasure to recommend Keith and to praise his professionalism, honesty, generosity and business savvy. A highly successful businessman, CEO, thought-leader and community leader, Keith remains someone whom I trust to give me business tips, advice and the truth. He is without a doubt a genuine leader and resource in Columbus and beyond.

Shane Haggerty
Owner and Director of Strategy, Great Heights PR

Keith’s knowledge and skills regarding preparing groups for participation; leading both whole groups and individuals through difficult and often uncharted territory; consistently underpinning theories with sound proven examples of past practice; rapidly ascertaining group dynamics and developing activities to raise their level of performance; expertly facilitating a group’s thinking about complex systems; and moving individuals from ideas to quality products are superb. Keith’s incredible experience, coupled with a most engaging presentation style, makes him a facilitator of strategic planning without compare.

Cathryn Gardner
Manager, Title Programs, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Keith is one of the sharpest business minds I know. His ability to take on the challenges of an organization or individual and find creative, effective solutions is masterful. Keith has consulted with me for several of my own business ventures and has always given me the direction and expertise I needed.

Cheryl Harrison
Editor, Drink Up Columbus

Keith facilitated a working session for our Board members. As a result of his very capable guidance, we were in a position to identify projects, action items, owners for each, due dates and synergies with other board members. Keith’s professionalism kept the board very engaged. He was incredibly informative and offered constructive commentary which enlightened us and encouraged us to challenge ourselves. I highly recommend Keith based on his professionalism, passion and positive attitude. Sessions facilitated by Keith are sure to glean many positive results.

Chris Balton
Owner, Frank Balton Sign Co.

Keith Speers is genuine. Knowledgeable and professional, kind and courteous, he approaches individuals with the sort of disarming charm that belies his extensive experience as a business “power player.” My meetings with Keith have been amazing mini-conferences packed with knowledge and inspiration. I’ve left each encounter with a renewed sense of direction and a clearer goal. His advice on business and balance has impacted me in a tremendously positive manner. I recommend Keith highly and without hesitation.

Seth Lilly
Founder, Inceptiv

Keith is a life & business strategist, connector, author, facilitator, speaker, entrepreneur & CEO. He’s a dad to an 8 lb. pit bull wannabe, a wine drinker, a softball player and a not-so-silent social voyeur.

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