Garry Ridge

CEO of WD-40 Company

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

Travels From: San Diego, USA

Garry Ridge is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Leadership Speaker Garry Ridge
REQUEST AVAILABILITY

Want to book Garry Ridge for your event? Please provide the info below and we’ll get in touch within 24h:

    Garry Ridge

    CEO of WD-40 Company

    Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

    Travels From: San Diego, USA

    Garry Ridge is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Garry Ridge Speaker Biography

    As CEO of WD-40 Company since 1997, Garry Ridge has helped re-ignite excitement and create cultures that foster break-through innovation in companies and workplaces in over 62 countries. In addition to his full-time role at WD-40 Company, Garry shares his experience and insights externally through executive coaching; consulting; and speaking.

    His first-hand experiences in transforming a global brand with a market cap of $2.3 billion, as well as his deep, profound commitment to creating workplace cultures that support the individual passions of all who work there, have attracted the recognition of today’s most influential thought leaders.

    In 2016, he was named Igniter of the Year by Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Others to Take Action and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. Additionally, Inc.com placed him in the fourth position in its list of Top 10 Global CEOs in 2017. He also collaborated with Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager series) on the landmark book, Helping People Win at Work. Garry has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Freedom at Work from WorldBlu.

    Most recently, he is a contributor in the Marshall Goldsmith/Frances Hesselbein book, Work is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays About the Power of Finding Your Purpose From the World’s Greatest Thought Leaders.

    While Garry continues to develop his own book projects, other authors write about his work at WD-40 Company. The WD-40 Company is featured in the 2018 book by Whitney Johnson, Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. Additionally, Fast Company magazine co-founder, William Taylor, also featured Garry’s work in revitalizing innovation at WD-40 Company in his newest book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways! Additionally, Anthony Tjan wrote about the WD-40 Company story in Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters.

    As part of his lifelong commitment to helping others learn and develop, Garry is an Adjunct Professor at The University of San Diego (Talent Management & Succession Planning). He is also certified as a coach using the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-Centered Coaching model.

    View full bio View summary bio

    Garry Ridge Keynote Topics

    "At WD-40 we do not make mistakes, either we win or we learn. We want to enhance learning moments." This quote from Garry Ridge about the company he has been CEO of since 1997, WD-40 Company, perfectly summarizes the power of the Moment of Learning culture. In this keynote speech Garry will teach the audience the benefits that this culture brings to companies that implement it. Audiences will also walk away with a deeper understanding about the best ways to apply this culture in the company so that workers follow it and are aware of its benefits while increasing their commitment and engagement.

    Chosen in 2017 as one of the Top 10 Global CEOs, Garry Ridge is arguably an outstanding leader. Among his most important achievements is being the CEO of the WD-40 Company since 1997, and during this time he managed to multiply the market value of the company by six, from 250 million dollars to $1.6 billion. In this keynote speech he will talk about the 10 key elements for effective leadership.

    Currently in most companies in the world, 70% of the people who work in them do not feel engaged. They do not feel aligned with their values, vision or objectives. What are they doing wrong? Is it the companies or the people that cause it? In this speech by one of the leading company culture leaders, Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 company, one of the companies with the highest index of committed employees in the world, he will explain step by step how they have managed to create a tribal culture in the company, detailing what changes they applied in the way they treat and communicate with their employees. In addition, it will also share the benefits it provides for both employees and the company.

    Garry Ridge Speaking Videos

    Garry Ridge - A Powerful Pledge That Spreads Accountability in the Workplace
    Helping People Win At Work: WD-40 Tribal Leadership with Garry Ridge