Sturdy Speaking

Sturdy helps business founders and leaders cultivate deeper engagement, raving fans, and greater profitability.
What makes Sturdy different is his deep experience building and running businesses himself, his empathy toward business owners, founders, and leaders, and the fact that he loves helping business leaders solve problems, learn new things, and put them into practice.

Make Remote Work Work for You

Gallup’s Annual Employment Engagement Survey, found that 70% of American employees are disengaged at work. “A lack of role clarity makes all other engagement elements less impactful — employees cannot perform at a high level when they are confused as to what they are supposed to do. Confused employees are more likely to look for other work and eventually leave the organization.”

The key to engagement, and the key to a healthy Culture, is clarity. And it’s not limited to remote work. 

You encounter it every day. At the coffee shop, in the grocery store, at school, and at work, you deal with people who are confused and unclear about their responsibilities and how to deal with customers.

You run into it on the phone when you call “Customer Service”, or even Sales. People don’t know how to treat you or even do their jobs.

You see it in your own organization.

Employee disengagement and confusion is epidemic. Don’t let your organization be a part of it.

In 60 minutes you will:

  • Learn how to define clear and comprehensive expectations in a 1-pager for every member of your team. 

  • Learn to get buy-in to those expectations. 
  • Be able to articulate where your business is going to get everyone rowing in the same direction, and with gusto! 
  • Make sure everyone knows who you serve.

Envision a wider world where people are engaged and fulfilled from the work that they do. And imagine this in your organization, at every level. What would that look like for you and for the world.  

People are demanding greater clarity in their work, and it will make your life easier too. 

Sturdy literally wrote THE book on Clarity. Nobody’s a Mind-Reader: the power of clarity for business leaders and entrepreneurs”. 

Contact Sturdy to discuss tailoring this talk to your needs.


What people are saying…

“Loved the talk!!” 

“Your presentation was awesome!!” 

“I gained a lot of much needed information from your presentation. Thank you!” 

“Great info!! Can’t wait to do that assessment!” 

“Awesome talk today!” 

“Sturdy provided a great environment to share different things about business leadership. He also provided examples of how to coach employees and improve performance to improve financial achievement and value in a private practice.”

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Grow Your Profit 20% in 90 Days 

In one room of 8 entrepreneurs, each with businesses grossing between $1M and $10M, we outlined plans to increase their PROFITS by $4.1 Million. It took less than 90 minutes. 

Graph with lots of lines

You will learn how small, practical changes can have a tremendous impact on your bottom line. You will learn how to apply these changes and implement repeatable processes to ensure effective and sustainable adoption and execution at every level. 

Be ready to roll up your sleeves. 
In only 90 minutes, this no-nonsense workshop will get you building solutions to dramatically increase your profit in the next 90 days.

What people are saying:

“Down to earth. Funny, but no nonsense. Very knowledgeable. Great session.”

“Excellent speaker, incorporated participation and interaction!!!”

“Probably my favorite session.” (at APTA’s CSM – the largest Physical Therapist Conference in the world)

“Very good course. Very much enjoyed it and can’t wait to incorporate into my business.” 


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Note to Meeting Planners: 

My primary goals are to turn the audience into raving fans and make you look good. 

I customize everything for you and your audience. I work directly with you, the organizer, to understand your audience, your desired theme, and your goals for the presentation. The titles and concepts above can be tailored, and customized to create the perfect program and experience for your audience.

These talks take about 60-90 minutes. I am happy presenting to a small leadership team or a room of 1,000+ people. It’s all up to what works best for you. 

For more information, please contact me directly. I handle all of my own scheduling and arrangements, so there is no delay or go-between for you to deal with. My goal is to make this super easy for you and to make you look great to your audience and members. 

I look forward to talking with you.

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“I feel very fortunate to have Sturdy in my corner. Times are tough with profit margins shrinking and regulations increasing. I’ve been very impressed since day one working with Sturdy. He has a systematic and comprehensive approach to building and supporting the growth of my business.”

Garrett Akahoshi, MPT, CSCS, OWNER

Peak Physical Therapy – Cupertino, CA

Great Session

“Down to earth. Funny, but no nonsense. Very knowledgeable. Great session.”

from Increase Your Profit by 20-50% in only 120 Days

PPS 2018

Great Presentation

“Great presentation today Sturdy. The content was unique and new…fresh. Thank you for sharing.”



Can’t Wait

“Thanks for sharing! Your presentation was great. Can’t wait to start weekly one on one staff meetings this Thursday!”



More Sturdy!

“I’m still hearing from owners about your talk… They want more Sturdy.”




After working with Sturdy… “I did around 800 fewer visits. BUT.. my profit margin almost doubled going from 7% to 13% and I made $20,000 more in revenue on fewer visits. So if you want to talk about profound, I would say that certainly qualifies!”


Founder, Johns Creek Physical Therapy

Why is “IMPLEMENT” in the middle of this page?

A quick note about knowing versus doing.

None of the items you will learn, from these presentations, from my blog, from coaching, from books, or from anywhere else, matter at all unless you implement them. It’s where the rubber meets the road, where the magic happens, where your imagination becomes reality. 

That’s why all of my presentations come with a workbook and exercises to use during and after afterward. This way everyone has tools to take what they’ve learned and implement their learnings in their businesses.