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Sterling Hawkins

Inspiring Innovator and Retailer
Country: USA

Through facing massive obstacles and changes in his own life, speaker Sterling Hawkins has grown into the innovation authority. From being flat broke to turning a dysfunctional family business into a successful one, Sterling’s life story is greatly inspiring: he is the perfect example of how to make the most out of any given situation. As a futurist and business leader, he is ready to help any organization to make lasting change happen, equipping them with the right tools and skills to succeed.

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The long-term success of a business highly depends on how innovative the organization is. However, real change is not just an improved version of the past but something entirely different – Sterling is the leading expert of this. As a fifth generation retailer and a passionate innovator of the retail industry, speaker Sterling Hawkins has worked closely with Stanford, Cornell and the University of Texas to shape the future of commerce. He is frequently hired by a multitude of startups, brands and startups such as P&G, Zebra Technologies and Mitsubishi to fire up innovation in their organizations.

From New York to Singapore, speaker Sterling Hawkins delivers stunning presentations to make innovation accessible and possible all over the world. On the stage, Sterling gives it all to make a difference and deliver value to the audience. For a truly impactful experience, he meticulously tailors his speech to the needs each and every audience. To lead the way into the future, Sterling also includes demonstrations of 4th Industrial Revolution technologies in his presentations.

Moreover, Sterling’s style and his practical approach is giving the audience the inspiration and tools not just to embrace innovation, but to actually become the ones creating it. Attendees are leaving his keynotes with the necessary skills to innovate constantly in their own businesses and lives.

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    Keynote by Speaker Sterling Hawkins

    Freedom to Innovate

    • To embrace change, one must get comfortable with being uncomfortable – Sterling knows the way of doing this. In this inspirational presentation, Sterling Hawkins shares his lessons learned as he created a free-to-innovate environment first at the family’s store, then at leading companies all around the world.

    Keynote by Speaker Sterling Hawkins

    Creating the Future of Commerce

    • The retail industry has experienced tremendous changes recently. As commerce is moving towards being conducted online and the scale trade is constantly expanding, it is crucial to adapt to new technologies. With Sterling’s vision, this talk helps retailers to revitalize their businesses by adopting the culture of change.

    Keynote by Speaker Sterling Hawkins

    Innovation Thinking

    • Currently, in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the possibilities are endless. However, as change is the only constant today, it is tremendously important to attain a leadership style embracing it. For this reason, to improve profitability, Sterling will show the audience how to gain results by developing innovation thinking.
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