Julien Smith

The Visionary


Julien Smith

Innovation By Design

CEO of Breather

3XNYT Bestselling Author, The Impact Equation, Trust Agents, and The Flinch

Julien Smith is widely known as the author of three bestselling books on innovation and change and a highly entertaining, edifying expert on marketing, social media, and the age of the internet. But—he's SO much more than that. Yes, he can help your company adapt to lightning-fast change. Yes, he can give you the tools you need to build a tribe of loyal customers and followers. Yes, he can show you how to expand your influence, reputation, and profits. But he'll also reveal why you can't just change what you do—sometimes you have to change who you are

Julien Smith is the CEO of Breather, an on-demand private space company that has raised over $100 million and employs 250 people in three countries. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of three books: Trust Agents and The Impact Equation (both written with Chris Brogan), and The Flinch, which Seth Godin called “a surprise, a confrontation, a book that will push you, scare you and possibly stick with you for years to come.”

Julien has been an author, a CEO, a voice actor, a radio broadcaster, and a consultant and speaker at some of the largest corporations in the world, including Google, Microsoft, American Express, and Heineken International. His work has also appeared in CosmopolitanGQ, CNN, and a host of other publications. His online work has been read by millions.


The New Evolution: Wildly Uncompromising Business Success  

When Julien Smith gets up on stage, something happens in the room. It's a subtle but powerful shift. People start to pay attention. They really listen. Because Julien isn't your typical speaker—he's an insight machine. In this fast-paced, hyper-informative talk, he takes on our current business environment and reveals why the prevailing strategies for innovation and disruption aren't enough. He shares the foundation of his process—knowledge, adaptability, and courage—and explains why you must first understand the evolution of nature and human beings to begin to master the evolution of business. When you hear Julien speak, you begin to understand the hidden reasons behind your actions and why your organization may be suffering. You learn precisely what's getting in the way of larger success. And you walk away with the tools you need to transform who you are and what you're doing, all with the goal of making you better

Adapt or Die

What makes some businesses stand out from their competitors? What makes some people more successful than others? Is it product? Is it price? Work ethic? And even if you have experienced success, how can you escape the complacency trap and keep reinventing yourself and your business? In this dynamic, interactive keynote presentation, Julien gets deep with audiences in helping them find their edge. Through a series of engaging and illuminating exercises and messages, Julien will help you look at your business with fresh eyes. Sometimes your edge has been in front of you all along. Sometimes it’s a brand-new take you’ve never thought of before. Julien helps you find it, claim it, and own it.

Success works as a cycle - growth and contraction, balancing and unbalancing - all while you’re encountering hurdles that get higher and higher over time.
— Julien Smith