Sterling Hawkins

Futurist & Global Innovation Speaker | Virtual Keynotes & In-Person Keynotes

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About Sterling Hawkins

Experience Transformation through Innovation. As featured in Forbes and The New York Times, Sterling is an acclaimed and award-winning keynote speaker renowned for his insights. Sterling specializes in delivering impactful Futurist & Global Innovation Virtual Keynotes.

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Sterling Hawkins has emerged as an innovation expert, mastering transformative change despite daunting challenges in his personal journey. From selling his inaugural company in 2004 and facing financial adversity to reviving a struggling family business and overcoming his fear of public speaking to becoming a sought-after keynote speaker at global conferences, Sterling’s story epitomizes the power to turn any circumstance into an opportunity for creation.

Renowned as a business leader, entrepreneur, investor, and futurist, Sterling is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Drawing from his fifth-generation retail background and active involvement in retail innovation, he collaborates with prestigious institutions such as Stanford, Cornell, and the University of Texas to shape the future of commerce. Assessing over 1,000 innovative technologies annually, Sterling drives dynamic retail transformations, enabling individuals to fulfill their desires and needs. His expertise extends to guiding numerous startups, investment groups, retailers, brands, and Fortune 500 companies like P&G, Mitsubishi, Zebra Technologies, Stater Bros., and others, igniting innovation within their organizations.

Sterling’s insights and contributions have garnered recognition in Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, ABC Money, AlleyWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and other major media outlets. Operating at the intersection of physical stores, online platforms, and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Sterling actively shapes the future of commerce, fostering innovation that enhances businesses, communities, and the human condition.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Sterling’s keynotes resonate globally, focusing on innovation, the evolving commerce landscape, and strategies for personal and business transformation. With vast experience hosting, moderating, and delivering keynote addresses worldwide, Sterling ensures a profound impact on diverse audiences.

TOPICS: “When I step onto the stage, I’m committed to delivering substantial value and making a lasting impact on my audience. I tailor my content to suit the audience’s needs, incorporating demonstrations of 4th Industrial Revolution technologies for maximum effect.”

  • Creating the Future of Commerce: Exploring trends, technologies, and tools revolutionizing consumer purchasing habits.
  • Freedom to Innovate: Unlocking innate creative potential to foster groundbreaking ideas.
  • Innovation Thinking: Providing perspectives, clarity, and strategies for thriving in the 4th Industrial Revolution.


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