Speaking - Kathy Varol

Live & Virtual Keynotes

Kathy is a force for change. She inspires audiences to dream bigger, enables leaders to infuse meaning into the workplace, and equips businesses with a blueprint for true change that will transform their culture, their business, and the world.

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Kathy’s passion and strategic approach to Purpose connect the aspirational to the practical. She is engaging, energetic and makes you want to take action.”

—Emmy Negrin, Discord

You’re in the right place if:

  • You know purpose can help you grow, evolve, and transform your business.
  • You’re looking for new ways to solve familiar challenges.
  • You dream of creating a culture full of meaning, inspiring a workforce driven by purpose-filled passion, and building an organization that’s truly loved by employees and consumers.

Kathy can’t wait to share the “how-to” blueprint. 

You can either be a disrupting force for good, or the disrupted.

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What others are saying

“Amazing presentation!”

—Mark Cranston, SKYGEN

“Kathy was fantastic!”

—Conor O’Malley, AIHA

“I’ve been to a lot of these conferences over the years and Kathy Varol was by far my favorite speaker.”

—Jeremy Cullifer, CGA Strategic Conference

Wow! Loved Kathy’s presentation. Very inspiring.”

—Attendee, cityCurrent conference

We came out more clear, unified, and specific about what steps we wanted to take to evolve our strategy.  The benefits of clarity and simplicity cannot be emphasized enough.”

—Alexis Haass, Arcadis

Kathy is a force for change.  An inspiring speaker that energized us to aim higher, while sharing the tools to implement change.”

—Alexa Andersen, Lululemon

Kathy has the extraordinary ability to translate complex data points into accessible, transformative storytelling. Her passion, presence and ability to bring the audience along on the journey has helped steer many in pursuit of Purpose, from senior executives to grassroots community leaders. Motivator, thought leader and impactful strategist – Kathy has the ability to accelerate purpose missions effortlessly.”

—Ayesha Martin, Adidas

Kathy’s Signature Keynotes

Drive Profit With Purpose. Become Remarkable & Accelerate growth

How do you stand out in an increasingly competitive marketplace? How do you attract top talent? How do you increase profitability? 

You do something remarkable. Purpose makes brands remarkable. 

Kathy will reveal her 4-step Brand Purpose Model to engage your organization, inspire innovation, and win the hearts of your consumers.

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Lead The Future Of Your Industry By Mastering ESG

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) continues to grow in importance every year. At its core, ESG is about fixing what’s broken in business, fueling efficiency, equality, and integrity. And guess what? It’s a goldmine for resilience and profitability.

In this keynote, through captivating stories and real-world business examples, Kathy will reveal a step-by-step process that will help your company set the ESG gold standard for your industry.

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The Sustainability Revolution Accelerating Innovation

Sustainability isn’t merely a trend—it’s a revolution reshaping industries. Sustainability has become a key indicator for companies’ long-term success.

During this keynote, Kathy will share three accelerating areas of sustainable innovation that can create value, enhance your reputation, reduce risk, and boost your financial performance. Kathy will bring these three areas of innovation to life with real-world examples of companies across industries that are setting the gold standard for sustainability.

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Nurture Purpose, People, And Culture

Businesses that nurture their most important inputs (purpose, people, and culture) unlock exponential results: engaged employees, loyal consumers, increased innovation, and accelerated growth.

Through captivating business stories, Kathy will share how to nurture the business inputs that matter most to achieve exponential business results year after year.

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