Shift Out Loud with Tracy Spears

Shifting with Creativity with Greg Hawks

December 27, 2022 Tracy Spears / Greg Hawks Season 1 Episode 20
Shift Out Loud with Tracy Spears
Shifting with Creativity with Greg Hawks
Show Notes

From keynote speaking for Coca-Cola in Buenos Aires to inspiring teenagers at a non-profit summer camp, Greg Hawks is a master at conquering stages of all sizes.

Greg wears a number of different hats, from corporate culture specialist to keynote speaker to virtual conference producer, but the common threads that run throughout his work are his infectious enthusiasm, his creativity, and his love of costumes.

Press play to hear his insightful and often hilarious stories about shifting from non-profit to for-profit, experimenting with message mash-ups on the fly, pursuing a career in music with zero musical talent, and launching his own innovative culture specialist agency.

Ready to play bigger? Listen now to discover: 

  • What made Greg realize he was made for the stage — and how he uses his message to make a difference
  • The counter-intuitive qualification he looks for when growing his team
  • The business growth lessons that he learned through working with a coach


Guest bio: As a Corporate Culture Specialist, Greg Hawks shapes environments where everyone gets to contribute their best daily. For two decades he has mentored leaders, developed teams, crafted culture, and empowered employees. As a Keynote Speaker, he is an enthusiastic character. As a Virtual Conference Producer, he fashions turn-key experiences that produce virtual conferences that rival in-person gatherings.


02:02  Intro

02:48  Meet Greg Hawks

04:07  Working with a coach

07:34  Non-profit to for-profit

11:42  Greg’s shift to the stage

14:42  My shift to the stage

16:37  Taking risks on the Coca-Cola stage

22:13  Current aspirations

25:23  Third-grade energy

26:39  Ohio to Oklahoma & Hawks Agency

31:18  Building the team

41:19  Giving back

47:12  What’s next


Greg Hawks

Twitter: @greg_hawks

Instagram: @greghawks

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