Expert Speaker &
Authority on
Succession and the
Second Ascent

Glenn A. Williams brings unparalleled expertise and a wealth of knowledge to the stage. As a sought-after international keynote speaker and advisor to global leaders, he captivates audiences with his forward-thinking insights into leadership, succession, change, and business.

Glenn A. Williams: Speaking & Commentary

The influence of Glenn A. Williams transcends traditional boardroom confines. He is a globally acclaimed keynote speaker, a prominent figure in media commentary, and a visionary of the future. His distinctive perspectives on leadership, succession, change and business, coupled with his remarkable talent for simplifying complex concepts with precision have established him as a revered sage among audiences worldwide.
When you choose Glenn A. Williams as your keynote speaker, you’re selecting a global thought leader. Glenn’s extensive experience and innovative ideas position him as a dynamic and engaging speaker who stands at the forefront of strategic guidance.
Glenn’s speeches do more than inform; they inspire action and drive positive change within organizations. Drawing from his extensive background working with complex organizations, Glenn delivers insights that resonate with audiences and empower them to embrace change.
Glenn’s expertise spans a diverse spectrum of topics that are highly relevant to today’s dynamic business landscape. Whether it’s leadership, succession, adaptability or strategic fitness, Glenn covers these subjects comprehensively, offering valuable insights and actionable strategies.
Glenn A. Williams is a beacon of wisdom and innovation in the realm of contemporary business leadership. With a distinguished career as a CEO, director, chairperson and consultant, his mastery of leadership dynamics runs deep. His expertise extends across a spectrum of pivotal domains:
Glenn A. Williams is a seasoned authority on leadership in the modern business landscape. His extensive experience as a CEO, director, and chairperson equips him with the acumen to navigate the intricate dynamics of leadership, from inspiring teams to fostering innovation.
Succession is a critical phase for organizations. Glenn’s dedicated focus on this pivotal aspect of business empowers leaders to plan and execute smooth transitions. He excels at helping businesses identify and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that come with changing leadership.
In a world marked by constant change, Glenn’s insights into effective change management are invaluable. He not only identifies the essential strategies for change but also provides practical guidance for implementation ensuring organizations remain adaptable and thrive through transformations.
Glenn introduces the concept of “Strategic Fitness,” a holistic approach to enhancing an organization’s readiness for change. By assessing an organization’s strategic fitness, Glenn helps leaders implement tailored strategies to navigate change with agility.
The ability to adapt is paramount in today’s fast-paced business environment. Glenn delves into the concept of “AdaptAbility,” equipping organizations to not only respond to change but to thrive in dynamic conditions. His insights guide organizations on their journey to becoming agile and responsive entities.
Glenn’s stature as a global thought leader and futurist is earned through a relentless pursuit of understanding the dynamics of the future. He doesn’t just analyze trends; he anticipates them. His forward-thinking insights help organizations and leaders not only react to change but shape it.

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Trusted By

Time with Glenn is a break from focusing on other people, to better understand myself and develop insights. Cultivating vision. Reflecting on progress. Invaluable for regularly recharging my batteries.
Peter Cleary
Founder & Managing Director, Zinc Group
Prior to meeting Glenn, I lacked clarity in relation to my future aspirations. A truly inspirational program resulting in the clarity to confidently and actively plan my future pathway forward.
Angela Young
CEO, Strauman
Glenn was of enormous assistance. We worked together in a very laid-back fashion, meeting for coffee or lunch once per week. I was able to ride the changes, stay relaxed and keep my sense of humor.
Bob Pound
Managing Director, RJ Pound Services
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Glenn. You believed in my abilities. You got me to focus on the business in a way I was made to believe I couldn’t. As a result, we’ve won several industry awards.
Louise Ward
Director, Yarra Valley Estate & Edible Forest Yarra Valley
Read the stories of our trusted clients who have navigated complex growth, succession and structural transformation with expert stewardship by Glenn A. Williams.
Glenn helped me clarify my vision, design a strategy and formulate a plan to make progress. This included internationalizing our business, which inspired me to relocate myself to live in the USA.
Sarah Findlay
Founder, Dawn til Dusk
I’ve participated in other programs for CEOs and directors. Nothing addressed my needs in a fast-track, personalized way like working with Glenn. A must for anyone wanting more out of life and business.
Paul Wheelton OAM
Chair, The Wheelton Group
Glenn helped me successfully navigate the dual succession of both the Founder/Chairman plus the outgoing CEO of a 20 years old ASX listed business to make a successful transition into the CEO role.
Matthew Chun
CEO, Becton Ltd
Glenn helped me make a successful career transition from football to basketball after I accepted my first CEO appointment, orienting me to the role so the board and I could develop a winning strategy.
Graeme Allen
CEO, Dandenong Basketball Association

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The Official Bio:
Glenn A. Williams

Glenn A. Williams is the world-class advisor to companies at the pivotal points of succession, rapid growth and structural transformation. He has spent over three decades working with complex organizations on their strategic approach to change.

Educated at the Melbourne Business School, ESSEC in Paris and Harvard University in Boston, Glenn went on to gain experience in all facets of global organizations as a Manager, CEO, Director and Chairperson. As the Founder of strategic consulting firm nLIVEn, Glenn has pioneered the concepts of Strategic Guidance Systems, Strategic Fitness and AdaptAbility; all of which are backed by research and over 30 years of practical execution in growth companies.

As an expert consultant to established, purpose-driven organizations, Glenn specializes in acting as the strategic guide to the board and leadership team on major growth periods, pioneering new concepts, products or territories, or approaching a succession milestone.

A sought-after international keynote speaker, media commentator and advisor to global leaders, Glenn divides his time between consulting, board and advisory positions, as well as speaking and media appearances where he is a leading-edge thinker and futurist on leadership, succession, change and business.

Glenn has limited speaking dates available for global events. His show, The Founder’s Encore due for launch in Q1 2024 interviews accomplished leaders, global thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators, the wise – digging deep into change, adaptability, the truth of their success, their missions, succession and legacy.

“Glenn delivers exceptional presentations on strategic leadership for our members across Australia and New Zealand. Consistently one of our highest rated presenters, Glenn is outstanding; a true class act.”

Claudette Clausen
Program Director, The CEO Institute

Studies, Stories
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“The tools and techniques you shared with us will be of immense value with preparations for our upcoming strategic review retreat. Your workshop was so well structured and paced and provided participants with the opportunity to actually develop their strategy.”

Harvey J. Martin
Chair, The Executive Connection

The Succession Pathway​

Download Glenn A. Williams’ e-book “The Succession Pathway​” to guide you through the complexities of succession planning.