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Caleb Gardner

Innovation & Change Expert, Co-Founder of 18 Coffees, Former Digital Strategist for President Obama

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 Caleb Gardner Biography

Caleb Gardner’s career has been driven by curiosity and focused on change.

In his more than a decade of experience in digital leadership, entrepreneurship, and social impact, he has worked for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors, including at prestigious professional service firms like Bain & Company and Edelman.

During the second Obama Administration, Caleb was the lead digital strategist for President Obama’s political advocacy group, OFA. Caleb brought his unique insights to grow one of the largest digital programs in existence, with a millions-strong email list and massive social media following—including the largest Twitter account in the world.

Now as a founding partner of 18 Coffees, a strategy firm working at the intersection of digital innovation, social change, and the future of work, Caleb helps forward-thinking companies and nonprofits adapt and evolve to meet the challenges of today’s economy.

Caleb speaks, trains, and leads workshops around the world on topics related to change, including strategy in a mission economy, technology and innovation for a better world, and change management at the speed of digital.

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Speaking Topics
  • No Point B: How Great Leaders Navigate Change When Change Never Stops Coming

    A global pandemic. Massive digital disruption. Social upheaval. Every day it seems like the news cycle tells us about how the world around us is changing. If we can just get to the end of it all, we’ll be OK. (Right?) How should we as business leaders respond? How do you lead your people through a transformation when we have new emergent data about how the world is changing every day? Leaning on his extensive experience in leadership, digital transformation, and political activism—including leading digital strategy for Barack Obama, the "Change" President—Caleb Gardner makes a compelling case for understanding change as a core competency in a digital world that is evolving every day, and why change leadership as a competitive advantage in the post-COVID economy. Key takeaways:
    • Our media environment means we no longer share the same data, the same truth—and that includes employees sharing the same truths about your company
    • Change management can't be a linear process, moving your organization from Point A to Point B. Point B doesn't exist. Change has to become a core competency, because those who stop changing are going to lose to those who are more nimble and adaptive
    • Companies must put a big focus on internal communications and employee engagement, so employees are bought intothe change direction and are proactively part of making all change initiatives a success

  • What Barack Obama's Trolls Taught Me About Civility

    The internet has become, in internet language, a garbage fire of political opinions, conspiracies, and resentmentbetween friends and family members. People have lost faith in the tech industry, even as the biggest tech companies have even more power over our everyday lives. How did we get here? What can be done about it? And what are the implications for business leaders, who increasingly have to navigate this toxic environment? In this talk, Caleb leans on his experience running one of the largest digital programs in existence—engaging with tens of millions of people every day via the Barack Obama social media accounts and email list, including the number one most followed Twitter account in the world—to talk about why the internet is so broken, and why we all have a role in fixing it. Key takeaways:
    • The persuasive effects of algorithms on our news consumption means that we no longer share the same realities. We have to prioritize digital media literacy in education, and critical thinking for ourselves every day about what we share.
    • Social media is like a biomass: every amplification of a negative message reinforces that message and encourages its creator. Personal responsibility matters to the system as a whole.
    • From the perspective of history, we are all like Peter Parker: we've been given the power of Spider-Man practically overnight by carrying around the world's most powerful information and communication devices in our pockets every day. But we haven't had our Uncle Ben, with-great-power-comes-responsibility moment yet.

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Caleb Gardner

Innovation & Change Expert, Co-Founder of 18 Coffees, Former Digital Strategist for President Obama

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Caleb Gardner Biography

Caleb Gardner’s career has been driven by curiosity and focused on change.

In his more than a decade of experience in digital leadership, entrepreneurship, and social impact, he has worked for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors, including at prestigious professional service firms like Bain & Company and Edelman.

During the second Obama Administration, Caleb was the lead digital strategist for President Obama’s political advocacy group, OFA. Caleb brought his unique insights to grow one of the largest digital programs in existence, with a millions-strong email list and massive social media following—including the largest Twitter account in the world.

Now as a founding partner of 18 Coffees, a strategy firm working at the intersection of digital innovation, social change, and the future of work, Caleb helps forward-thinking companies and nonprofits adapt and evolve to meet the challenges of today’s economy.

Caleb speaks, trains, and leads workshops around the world on topics related to change, including strategy in a mission economy, technology and innovation for a better world, and change management at the speed of digital.

Caleb Gardner Videos

  • Caleb Gardner - Leadership, Entrepreneur, innovation speaker ...
    Feb 1, 2021 ... You can view Caleb's full profile here: https://www.icmi.com.au/caleb-gardner/ Caleb Gardner was the leading digital strategist for...
  • Turning Your Network into a Community | Caleb Gardner
  • #89: Challenges in the Mission Economy | Caleb Gardner - YouTube

Caleb Gardner Speaking Topics

  • No Point B: How Great Leaders Navigate Change When Change Never Stops Coming

    A global pandemic. Massive digital disruption. Social upheaval. Every day it seems like the news cycle tells us about how the world around us is changing. If we can just get to the end of it all, we’ll be OK. (Right?) How should we as business leaders respond? How do you lead your people through a transformation when we have new emergent data about how the world is changing every day? Leaning on his extensive experience in leadership, digital transformation, and political activism—including leading digital strategy for Barack Obama, the "Change" President—Caleb Gardner makes a compelling case for understanding change as a core competency in a digital world that is evolving every day, and why change leadership as a competitive advantage in the post-COVID economy. Key takeaways:
    • Our media environment means we no longer share the same data, the same truth—and that includes employees sharing the same truths about your company
    • Change management can't be a linear process, moving your organization from Point A to Point B. Point B doesn't exist. Change has to become a core competency, because those who stop changing are going to lose to those who are more nimble and adaptive
    • Companies must put a big focus on internal communications and employee engagement, so employees are bought intothe change direction and are proactively part of making all change initiatives a success

  • What Barack Obama's Trolls Taught Me About Civility

    The internet has become, in internet language, a garbage fire of political opinions, conspiracies, and resentmentbetween friends and family members. People have lost faith in the tech industry, even as the biggest tech companies have even more power over our everyday lives. How did we get here? What can be done about it? And what are the implications for business leaders, who increasingly have to navigate this toxic environment? In this talk, Caleb leans on his experience running one of the largest digital programs in existence—engaging with tens of millions of people every day via the Barack Obama social media accounts and email list, including the number one most followed Twitter account in the world—to talk about why the internet is so broken, and why we all have a role in fixing it. Key takeaways:
    • The persuasive effects of algorithms on our news consumption means that we no longer share the same realities. We have to prioritize digital media literacy in education, and critical thinking for ourselves every day about what we share.
    • Social media is like a biomass: every amplification of a negative message reinforces that message and encourages its creator. Personal responsibility matters to the system as a whole.
    • From the perspective of history, we are all like Peter Parker: we've been given the power of Spider-Man practically overnight by carrying around the world's most powerful information and communication devices in our pockets every day. But we haven't had our Uncle Ben, with-great-power-comes-responsibility moment yet.

FAQs on booking Caleb Gardner

  • How to book Caleb Gardner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Caleb Gardner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Caleb Gardner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Caleb Gardner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Caleb Gardner?

    Booking fees for Caleb Gardner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Caleb Gardner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Caleb Gardner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Caleb Gardner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caleb Gardner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Caleb Gardner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Caleb Gardner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Caleb Gardner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as No Point B: How Great Leaders Navigate Change When Change Never Stops Coming and What Barack Obama's Trolls Taught Me About Civility. The estimated speaking fee range to book Caleb Gardner for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Caleb Gardner generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Seth Mattison, Erik Qualman, Amelia Rose Earhart and Cheryl Cran. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Caleb Gardner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Caleb Gardner Speaker Videos

  • Caleb Gardner - Leadership, Entrepreneur, innovation speaker ...
    Feb 1, 2021 ... You can view Caleb's full profile here: https://www.icmi.com.au/caleb-gardner/ Caleb Gardner was the leading digital strategist for President ...
    Turning Your Network into a Community | Caleb Gardner
  • #89: Challenges in the Mission Economy | Caleb Gardner - YouTube
    Obama's Former Social Media Manager on Leveraging Online ...

Caleb Gardner Speaking Topics

  • No Point B: How Great Leaders Navigate Change When Change Never Stops Coming

    A global pandemic. Massive digital disruption. Social upheaval. Every day it seems like the news cycle tells us about how the world around us is changing. If we can just get to the end of it all, we’ll be OK. (Right?) How should we as business leaders respond? How do you lead your people through a transformation when we have new emergent data about how the world is changing every day? Leaning on his extensive experience in leadership, digital transformation, and political activism—including leading digital strategy for Barack Obama, the "Change" President—Caleb Gardner makes a compelling case for understanding change as a core competency in a digital world that is evolving every day, and why change leadership as a competitive advantage in the post-COVID economy. Key takeaways:
    • Our media environment means we no longer share the same data, the same truth—and that includes employees sharing the same truths about your company
    • Change management can't be a linear process, moving your organization from Point A to Point B. Point B doesn't exist. Change has to become a core competency, because those who stop changing are going to lose to those who are more nimble and adaptive
    • Companies must put a big focus on internal communications and employee engagement, so employees are bought intothe change direction and are proactively part of making all change initiatives a success

  • What Barack Obama's Trolls Taught Me About Civility

    The internet has become, in internet language, a garbage fire of political opinions, conspiracies, and resentmentbetween friends and family members. People have lost faith in the tech industry, even as the biggest tech companies have even more power over our everyday lives. How did we get here? What can be done about it? And what are the implications for business leaders, who increasingly have to navigate this toxic environment? In this talk, Caleb leans on his experience running one of the largest digital programs in existence—engaging with tens of millions of people every day via the Barack Obama social media accounts and email list, including the number one most followed Twitter account in the world—to talk about why the internet is so broken, and why we all have a role in fixing it. Key takeaways:
    • The persuasive effects of algorithms on our news consumption means that we no longer share the same realities. We have to prioritize digital media literacy in education, and critical thinking for ourselves every day about what we share.
    • Social media is like a biomass: every amplification of a negative message reinforces that message and encourages its creator. Personal responsibility matters to the system as a whole.
    • From the perspective of history, we are all like Peter Parker: we've been given the power of Spider-Man practically overnight by carrying around the world's most powerful information and communication devices in our pockets every day. But we haven't had our Uncle Ben, with-great-power-comes-responsibility moment yet.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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