Keynote Speaking & Workshops

Since 2005, I have worked with 200+ organizations as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

I leverage my background as a veteran technology designer and bestselling author to help leaders, entrepreneurs, and professional teams make better use of their time at work and become happier, more engaged humans.

Interested in bringing me to your company or event? Please get in touch below.

How I Help

Through my keynote speaking and interactive workshops, I help individuals and teams reclaim their energy and attention so they can make time for the things that matter.

This includes the Design Sprint, a five-day process that helps teams focus together on solutions to their biggest problems and opportunities. I developed the process at Google Ventures and wrote the global bestseller Sprint with Jake Knapp. I’ve taught the Design Sprint process at Harvard University, IDEO, Associated Bank, the Code Conference, and many other venues (see below).


I introduce audiences to Make Time, a simple framework that helps individuals and teams focus on the work that matters every day, based on my book Make Time. I developed these ideas as an antidote to the fast-paced, always-connected culture of Silicon Valley, and today, thousands of professionals around the world have joined us in rejecting the defaults of busyness and distraction and choosing to make time for the work that matters.

In addition to the talks above, I also offer:

  • Hands-on private workshops
  • Fireside chats and “team therapy” sessions
  • Team coaching

Each engagement is customized for the needs and goals of the event and audience. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for here, please send me a note and we can talk about it.

Clients & Quotes

As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the world’s most important and innovative companies. I’ve presented at global conferences and taught at world-class universities. It would be an honor to work with your team as well.

“We worked with John Zeratsky to offer a unique workshop experience for our most valued clients. Participants left with a new set of tools and processes that will help them make good use of their time in the future.”

Lani Beer, King & Wood Mallesons

“John’s presentation was very well done. My team wants to keep the momentum going on Design Sprints and looks forward to working on that together.”

Mike Meinolf, Associated Bank

“John provided participants with a highly engaging and immersive learning experience that shifted the defaults of how we work. John is truly one of the top facilitators we’ve worked with.”

Erik Skogsberg, Michigan State University

“We brought John in to coach our leadership team on how to work less, do more, and be happier. Highly recommended for leadership teams of all shapes and sizes.”

Jesse DePinto, Frontdesk

Start the Process

Interested in having me speak at your event or company? Get in touch below. I’ll respond within 24 hours, and we’ll begin the process of designing an engagement to help your team or audience make time for what matters.

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