Speaker Keynotes

The change question set Peter covers in his sessions and all leaders should be able to answer is:

"Do you have a change vision? Are you aligned on your strategic objectives? Are you a high performing team? Does your team have change leadership skills to lead the change or improvement that your organisation is facing?"

He then works with the leadership team to develop a solution.

Peter speaks on the leadership of change®, change management, change leadership and the benefits of change management gamification. For over 30 years Peter has been helping organisations, leaders and employees change, improve and transform through keynotes, master classes, change management gamification workshops, projects and programmes. A selection of his keynotes are listed below:

Keynote 1

Change Management - How to Align Leadership Teams to Lead Successful Change


Change capability starts with the top leadership team, they understand previous change history and the barriers to success so they align strategically as a high performing team and then develop the skills and knowledge to successfully deliver future organisational change. Peter speaks about he aligns leadership teams so that can effectively lead their organisation's change.

  • Change History Assessment©

  • 1:1 Leadership Interviews

  • Strategic Alignment

  • High Performing Team

  • Develop Change Leadership Capability

Change leadership requires a different set of skills than leading normal day-to-day operations, this capability must be developed before leading organisational change

~ Peter F Gallagher

Keynote 2

Leadership of Change®: 10 Change Management Lessons Learned  that Leaders SHOULD Know

Peter has worked in over 25 countries over the last 30 years. From his global experience, he shares ten key lessons learned from organisations when they were implementing organisation change. Peter shares practical insights into the challenges that organisations and their leaders face while implementing change

  • Many change/IT project implementations do not realise the benefits

  • IT budgets tend to overspend, reducing change, communication and training budgets

  • Aligning the project with strategy and dropping less important projects

  • The importance of sponsorship and what it means to the leadership team

  • Assessing previous change history to avoid past mistakes

  • Developing the new skills and behaviours

  • Achieve change adoption is critical to achieving ROI

"Change waits for no leader and the skills required for leading day-to-day operations are very different to change leadership" ~ Peter F Gallagher

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Keynote 3

Leadership of Change: How Change Management Gamification sets Leaders up for Success


Change management gamification is the new trend which helps to engage your employees by using gaming methods. Peter uses gamification so that leaders and employees can learn, test and prepare for organisational change. Peter speaks or leads the change management gamification workshop, taking the participants through the ten key steps to achieve successful change implementation using a fictional organisation.

  • Business change implementation simulation can be practised

  • Learning in a safe environment

  • Experiential Learning with Instant Feedback

  • Fun and Team Learning

  • Immediately apply the learning back in the work place


“Change Leadership skills and knowledge from gamification workshop can be immediately applied back in the workplace~ Peter F Gallagher

Change Management Gamification - CMExec can be run as a full day workshop

Keynote 4

Change Management - Why Leadership and Sponsorship is Critical


After delivering change, transformation, business and process Improvement projects for over thirty years, it is clear that one of the most important elements in change project success is effective and proactive sponsorship. In fact, without effective and proactive project sponsorship, the project will eventually fail. Peter speaks about the three key elements of change programme sponsorship and leadership.


"Without effective and proactive sponsorship the change project will eventually fail, the change will not be adopted by the employees nor be sustained, and it will not deliver the intended benefits" ~ Peter F Gallagher 

Keynote 5

Change Management - Why Previous Change History Will Impact Future Success


Peter uses a data-driven approach to access previous organisational change history, analysing change results to mitigate previous weaknesses and enhance previous strengths. Too many organisations approach change the same way, repeating the same mistakes and failing to achieve the full benefits of the organisation's investment. Prior to the event, Peter sends out a Change History Assessment© (CHA©) to the audience and shares the results during his keynote. This provides fantastic insights into the audience's organisation change history. This format engages the audience before, during and after the event, maximising participation. Previous assessments have indicated that employee workload is not considered during change implementation, leaders misunderstand the role of the sponsor and many employees think the organisation’s future change implementation will fail

To achieve future organisational change management success, analyse previous change history, mitigate previous weakness and enhance previous strengths” ~ Peter F Gallagher

Keynote 6

Change Management - Why Leaders Need to Understand Change Resistance


Most organisatons will encounter resistance to change, whether the change is perceived by employees as impacting them in a positive or negative way. Resistance can take many forms, it can be overt or covert, as well as active or passive. Organisational leaders cannot control the world changing around them, but they should try to understand employee groups within a change and move them quickly towards understanding resistance and acceptance of the change. Peter speaks about the three key groups of employees in any change management journey: Advocates, Observers and Rebels.


Nothing negatively impacts organisation performance quicker than employees who resists change and who believes that the way they work today is the way they will work tomorrow” ~ Peter F Gallagher

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