Gregory Offner is a multi-talented individual, with a passion for entertaining and educating others.
His keynotes, workshops, and corporate consulting engagements help the worlds leading organizations create high performing, highly fulfilled leaders. Prior to this work, Greg led global sales and marketing efforts for several Fortune 100 organizations; brokered complex Risk Management and Insurance programs for large commercial organizations; and drove process improvement initiatives as a certified Lean Six Sigma practitioner. But during that time, Greg lived a double life.
By day, he was a suit and tie wearing professional; but under the cover of night Greg was better known as “Junior” – a world renowned professional dueling pianist. As an entertainer, Greg has performed on stages of every size; for audiences of every size; on 5 continents. His ability to integrate that fun and energy into his programming (yes, he often uses a piano on stage) transforms his program from a keynote speech into a keynote experience. Greg’s work as a keynote speaker, coach, and workshop facilitator fills a void that most organizations leave in their training programming: soft skill development. Greg has always been passionate about soft skills, analyzing the onboarding, training, and development programs of 43 companies before the age of 30. He was fascinated by the performance differences between organizations which prioritized soft skill training and those who focused primarily on hard, job-specific skill development.
Most recently, Greg has spent over 2 months in total silence as a result of multiple surgeries needed to repair and rebuild his vocal cords…an experience that nearly left him mute; and which ignited the critical spark needed to transform his work from a “personal curiosity” to a “professional mission” – to help individuals and organizations identify the one change that can change everything.
Through a mix of speaking, audience participation, and a little dueling piano bar magic sprinkled in, Greg reveals the insights and tools you need to accelerate your growth, amplify creativity, and deliver a performance that leaves your audience (clients, stakeholders, or employees) cheering for an encore.