Talent Anarchy is the dynamic speaking duo of Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt. A Talent Anarchy keynote is not for the faint of heart. They will provoke, entertain, educate, and inspire you to take action
Joe is the sage consultant. He’s a middle-aged white guy who is a national thought-leader on issues of diversity and inclusion — need we say more? He brings a unique and powerful perspective to everything he does. The core of Joe’s work is to help organizations solve issues of diversity, culture and innovation through consulting, training and speaking. Listening to Joe speak, you will hear tales of his days as a U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran blended with his experience in sales, education, and community-building. To say that Joe is intense and passionate about his work would be an understatement. He is one part professor, one part philosopher and one part “not quite right.” Be prepared.
Jason is the reformed corporate guy. For nearly a decade, he spent his days in the belly of the beast as a corporate Human Resources leader where he drove change from the inside. Today, he leads the Client Success Team for Quantum Workplace. A born innovator, Jason has been making change happen since his grade school years. Classically impatient, curious and well-groomed, Jason’s early career was a rapid progression of sales and management roles including launching, leading and ultimately selling a small business in his mid-twenties. He’s a leader, sales guy, entrepreneur and corporate executive — all rolled up in one.
Jason and Joe break the complexities of the workplace, social capital, and life’s pursuits down to a level we can actually start to digest. They leave us with an appreciation for and an understanding of what our role is in all of this…how we in fact can create a more meaningful and lasting experience for ourselves and those we commune with.
Talent Anarchy is a dynamic duo that has presented the last two years at the Illinois State SHRM Conference. Their thought provoking and dynamic presentations literally have attendees jumping up and down and dancing in the aisles. They are some of the best speakers on the tour expanding the idea of what makes for dynamic leadership and powerful leaders. They are the only ones who have ever been keynote speakers two years in a row at our conference due to popular demand of the attendees.
Joe and Jason create crazy mixed feelings with their audience. The first time I heard them speak I was torn between wanting to "get up" and start doing what they were teaching versus "staying put" to gather up even more of the insight they were sharing. No learner or event planner could ask for more than what Jason and Joe serve up!
Whenever we are seeking passionate, experienced and thought-provoking change agents, we call Joe and Jason. They are all about challenging the status quo and have proven it through their work in the spaces of diversity, talent management and leadership development. Whether it’s through a keynote address or small group session, these guys leave their audiences pumped and ready to change the world.