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Jeremy Gutsche

Out of chaos winners emerge—and they’ll be bigger, better, and faster than ever before.

CEO of Trend Hunter | New York Times Bestselling Author of Create the Future

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Jeremy Gutsche | CEO of Trend Hunter | New York Times Bestselling Author of Create the Future
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COVID-19 obliterated the way we live, work, and do business. But though our lives have been turned inside out, now is our chance to create the future, says Jeremy Gutsche—MBA, CEO, and multiple New York Times bestselling author. Described as “an intellectual can of Red Bull,” Gutsche is one of the most requested innovation consultants on the planet, helping everyone from Google to Disney navigate change and thrive through disruption—he even helped NASA prototype the journey to Mars! As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, Gutsche shows us—with his unrivaled energy and humor—how to usher in the “Roaring 2020s”: a golden era of opportunity after crisis.

“Jeremy’s message fit perfectly into our strategy. His high-energy style kept my leadership team engaged and we kept talking about his session well into the evening.”

— CIO of Coca-Cola

As in the Roaring 20s, which followed the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, society after COVID-19 will once again see a wave of prosperity and growth. Jeremy Gutsche’s latest talk explores how we can take advantage of this unique moment, rising from the chaos to come back better than before. Since the release of his award-winning first book Exploiting Chaos, Gutsche has become a world-class expert on innovating through times of uncertainty. Our first impulse during a crisis may be to retreat, says Gutsche, but several of the world’s most iconic companies were actually founded during periods of recession.


Gutsche’s latest book, Create the Future, features a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell, and won a 2021 Axiom Business Book Award in the category of business disruption and reinvention. In it, Gutsche teaches readers how to think disruptively and implement real change when we need it most. As exciting as it is actionable, the handbook features strategies that Gutsche has personally used in projects with the world’s most powerful brands, who have each relied on him to lead them through rapid change. As companies and leaders scramble to pivot their business in the wake of the pandemic, there is no timelier or more urgent read—nor a more trusted, sought-after guide: Gutsche’s talks regularly go viral, and his landmark innovation keynote has surpassed 10 million views—making it the most-watched in history.


In his previous book, the New York Times bestseller Better and Faster, Gutsche reveals six patterns of opportunity that help smart people and teams lead through change, destroy complacency, and realize their potential. The book reached #1 on Amazon and was chosen as a CEO Read “Select” book for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and managers. Gutsche even used insights from the book to lead a workshop for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, helping them integrate AI, become “lean, agile, responsive, and adaptive to change”—and, one day, get human beings to Mars. 


When he’s not touring the globe as a futurist and sought-after innovation speaker, Jeremy is the CEO of Trend Hunter—the world’s #1 largest trend-spotting platform driven by artificial intelligence. Imagine the insight from a focus group made up of 100 million people—that’s Trend Hunter. With Gutsche at the helm, the company has grown into a powerful innovation engine and global showcase for what’s next—attracting three billion views in the process. The site’s been featured or cited in over 40,000 articles, and Gutsche is routinely sourced by the media, where his broad appeal ranges from The Economist and CNN to WIRED and The New York Times. He has been described as “a new breed of trend spotter” by The Guardian, an “Oracle” by the Globe and Mail, an “intellectual can of Red Bull” by Association Week, and “the rockstar of keynote speakers” by Meetings Professional International.


Gutsche is the winner of The Cisco Innovation Excellence Award and the BDC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before founding Trend Hunter, he was one of Capital One’s youngest Business Directors, where he grew a billion dollar portfolio of market leading products at the age of 28. Previously, he was a Management Consultant for the Monitor Group, advising Fortune 500 clients on top level strategy. He holds an MBA from Queen’s, is a CFA, and studied innovation at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.   


“A keynote from Jeremy will energize your team to take on the world!”

CSO & SVP of Marketing of Universal Studios

“We’ve been raving about Jeremy around the office. The most inspiring offsite in my seven years!”

Sr. Director of Kraft Heinz

“He made us laugh, think and clap. Jeremy is the rock star of keynote speakers.”

CMO of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

“Jeremy was absolutely AWESOME! Tons of people come up to me afterwards and say how much they enjoyed it.”

SVP of Strategy, Wells Fargo

“Jeremy Gutsche has been by far the #1 speaker [out of 175 speakers]. He had literally 100 people rush the stage for his book.”

The Market Research Event

“Jeremy Gutsche is the rockstar of keynote speakers! He rocked the house. He brought people alive ... He got people focused on the message and every single person was with him for every word. Jeremy Gutsche, you rock!”

Jeff Busch, VP, Meetings Professional International

“I have always believed that the value and effectiveness of a presentation could be judged based on how well it managed to edify, to entertain, or to enlighten the audience. A good speaker will deliver on one of these key attributes. A great speaker will deliver on all three. Jeremy Gutsche delivered on all three. His ‘Get Better & Faster’ presentation at our recent CPABC Spring Leadership Conference was informative, it was entertaining, and it provided everyone with a framework that forced us to re-think our notions about how to find new opportunities for growth and success. His energy and dynamism are obvious, but more importantly, he backs up the performance with substance. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to gain unique and original insight into how to manage chaos and change.”


“We had 7500 people from 82 countries, translated into 12 languages, which is more than the UN ... Jeremy was unbelievable ... a standing ovation! Best closing speaker we've had in years! Don't miss him!”

MDRT Committee

“He’s a bestselling author who will teach you game-changing beliefs, cutting edge frameworks and powerful ideas so that you can create lasting connections with customers while providing value, leveraging creative thought and harnessing chaos.”

Retail Bankers Association

“Best speaker of the whole 3 day congress ... Energizing, stimulating, modern, fun, passionate presentation ... Jeremy was the most effective & relevant presenter of the whole conference [Jeremy’s weighted score was an unprecedented 97.1%].”

World HR Congress

“Jeremy was fabulous! Our audience was ecstatic with his phenomenal speech and amazing delivery. We are absolutely thrilled. Thank you for all of your time and expertise leading up to our event. You are a pleasure to work with.”

National Confectioners Association

Speech Topics

Create the Future Tactics for Disruptive Thinking
You probably have a great opportunity that is just within your grasp. You are likely closer to your next level of growth than you think. Smart teams and smart people can sometimes overlook these chances for success and miss their full potential because of what Jeremy Gutsche calls the 7 Traps of Path Dependency. These traps cause us to repeat our past decisions, and Jeremy knows how to watch out for them, leap over them, and claim the rewards that we’ve been missing.
Jeremy draws from his bestselling, award-winning book Create The Future: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking to teach you identify these traps for yourself by using disruptive thinking and putting into practice a series of savvy tactics for change. You’ll learn how to realize your full potential faster and take advantage of every possible opportunity. 
Change Management
Better & Faster How to Get BETTER at Adapting to Change and FASTER at Making Innovation Happen
Based on his New York Times bestseller and work helping 1,000 brands, billionaires and CEOs to accelerate innovation, Jeremy Gutsche’s most popular keynote will ignite your audience with tactical takeaways and next steps to help your team get the most from the event.
A core problem threatening business today is that people fail to adapt—or that they don’t know how close they are to even better ideas.  After 10,000 years of evolution as farmers, we are pre-wired with a series of neurological traps that block smart teams and successful people from realizing their full potential. In this keynote, attendees will learn how to find their next level and will get the tools and specific strategies to ensure they are equipped to make change happen. A short video of this innovation keynote is the #1 most watched innovation keynote video in history, with nearly 11 million views.
Your innovation assessment will help you put Gutsche’s lessons into practice. Starting in 2017, he launched a series of new innovation assessment tools; in short, each attendee answers a series of tradeoff questions that unlock their unique innovation strengths and weaknesses regarding the future. Then, Gutsche uses this overall assessment to customize his keynote and provide a series of cultural insights about what, specifically, makes your company unique compared to other top innovators. 
Building What Comes Next Post-Pandemic Opportunity, Megatrends, & the Super Future
Glimpse into your future with the world's leading trend spotter. More than 1,000 brands, billionaires and CEOs rely on Jeremy Gutsche's company, Trend Hunter, to predict the future, including NASA, Visa, Adidas, Target, Samsung and Google.  In this keynote, Jeremy will show you how to interpret the megatrends shaping your industry and where how to read the clues for where we’ll go in the future. He will also share lessons from other periods of history where the world emerged from a pandemic—some people and organizations knew how to capitalize on that moment and thrive, and we need to learn how they did it.
Jeremy’s insights are founded on Trend Hunter's analysis of more than 250,000,000 people and the experience of running more than 10,000 custom-created trend projects.  This keynote can also be combined with custom research and specific trend presentations from Jeremy’s elite team of Futurists.
Corporate Culture
Making Culture Out of Chaos How to Innovate in Times of Chaos & Change
Times of change create enormous opportunity, for those who know how to look—and for anyone who understands how to create a culture that can adapt to chaos. In the quest to adapt, culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, easily brushed aside as superfluous. It’s the entire game. In fact, culture drives everything within a company—from the words we use to describe success and failure, to the ways we interact and communicate within and without. And subtle shifts in how we create our culture can mean total transformation—for the worse, and for the better.
Join Jeremy Gutsche, an expert in change leadership, as he shows you how the world’s most inspiring companies organize their missions, values, and ethics, and how they orchestrate unique environments that breed success. The core of any progressive company culture lies in finding your purpose, he argues—the passion, urgency, and importance behind your brand. How well have you expressed your principles? How deeply embedded are your values? How do you inspire loyalty and dedication—and give back to the people who take up your cause?
Based on over 1,000 interviews with innovation leaders, and tens of thousands of people who have taken his Innovation Assessment, Jeremy unpacks the value of defining, and upholding, a culture that makes clients, partners, and employees get excited about what you do.  
* Note: this session includes a free innovation assessment for each individual as well as a free group innovation assessment. The assessment will provide each individual with 10 pages of specific insights into how they innovate and lead differently than their peers, which will help to personalize the session. You can also receive a group innovation assessment to understand more specifically how your group compares to the world’s top innovators, enabling Gutsche to better tailor his content, takeaways, and workshops to your company.
Workshops & Interactive
Innovation Accelerator & Custom Workshops

From NASA to Universal, Trend Hunter—Jeremy Gutsche’s cutting-edge organization—helps more than 500 of the world’s top innovators find BETTER ideas FASTER. Focused 100 percent on your company, the workshops are high-impact, high-intensity experiences that leading companies, billionaires, and CEOs have relied on to:

1. Dramatically accelerate innovation;
2. Extract the best thinking from their teams;
3. Prototype scenarios of their future; and
4. Make change happen when change is hard.

Gutsche’s innovation keynote and workshops have helped the most innovative companies and organizations on the planet. He worked with NASA to prototype the journey to Mars; showed the top 200 staff at Microsoft how to prototype cultural change; taught the top 50 at Victoria's Secret how to better understand their customer; helped the top 250 at NBC prototype their long-term future; and aided the top 80 at the Chicago Tribune as they decided how to reinvent their strategy. These are just a few of the hundreds of other brands and billionaires that Gutsche has helped in their quest to prototype a better future.