Barry Wishner

  • Trusted Advisor To Top C-Suite Executives, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs!
  • Founder and CEO of ProFormance
  • Motivational Speaker

Barry Wishner is a CEO, business consultant, speaker and confidant to “C” suite leaders. His in-depth interviews of 350 Fortune 500 CEOs, and 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking innovators reveal the most important questions successful business leaders ask and how they act on the answers.

As an observer and commentator on executive level thinking, Wishner distills the wisdom of leaders at the top into everyday language. In his keynote presentations, he tailors his message to each audience, creating an interactive, fast paced, high-content, program that provokes leadership teams to Shake Things Up! He gives his audiences… The COURAGE to ask tough questions that challenge all business assumptions. The BACKBONE to break free of the status quo. The PERMISSION to put everything you're doing on trial. The THUMBS-UP on throwing out the old-rule book. The GREEN LIGHT to doing what it takes to get things DONE!

Barry combines street smarts with real world business experience. He has been an innovator in the business world for over 30 years, a corporate executive with Fortune 500 companies, and a successful entrepreneur and builder of businesses that are special, memorable and difficult to duplicate. As founder and CEO of ProFormance, a management consulting firm with over $50 Million in revenues, he answers the question: “Why do some companies prosper and grow while others struggle to merely stay afloat?”

After graduate school Barry served as a Captain in the Air Force as a hospital administrator under the Surgeon General. He has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (where he lectured on High Performance Leadership), and City College of San Francisco Business School.

Barry has delivered more than 2000 keynote speeches to leadership and management audiences in corporations, associations and professional organizations. His client list includes a variety of industries and includes Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, GE, UnitedHealth Group, IBM, Oracle, Berkshire Hathaway, General Mills, McKesson, J&J, MetLife, Sysco, Johnson Controls, USAA and Medtronic.

A newsmaker who is often featured in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and CNN Financial News, Barry's forthcoming book, Done!… Stop Talking, Stop Waiting, Start Doing is scheduled for release in 2016.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Strategy, Change, Health & Wellness, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Peak Performance, Sales

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Barry Wishner Leadership Speaker and Confidante to Business Leaders

Barry Wishner is a CEO, business consultant, speaker and confidant to “C” suite leaders. His in-depth interviews of 350 Fortune 500 CEOs, and 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking innovators reveal the most important questions successful business leaders ask and how they act on the answers.

As an observer and commentator on executive level thinking, Wishner distills the wisdom of leaders at the top into everyday language. In his keynote presentations, he tailors his message to each audience, creating an interactive, fast paced, high-content, program that provokes leadership teams to Shake Things Up! He gives his audiences… The COURAGE to ask tough questions that challenge all business assumptions. The BACKBONE to break free of the status quo. The PERMISSION to put everything you're doing on trial. The THUMBS-UP on throwing out the old-rule book. The GREEN LIGHT to doing what it takes to get things DONE!

Barry combines street smarts with real world business experience. He has been an innovator in the business world for over 30 years, a corporate executive with Fortune 500 companies, and a successful entrepreneur and builder of businesses that are special, memorable and difficult to duplicate. As founder and CEO of ProFormance, a management consulting firm with over $50 Million in revenues, he answers the question: “Why do some companies prosper and grow while others struggle to merely stay afloat?”

After graduate school Barry served as a Captain in the Air Force as a hospital administrator under the Surgeon General. He has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (where he lectured on High Performance Leadership), and City College of San Francisco Business School.

Barry has delivered more than 2000 keynote speeches to leadership and management audiences in corporations, associations and professional organizations. His client list includes a variety of industries and includes Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, GE, UnitedHealth Group, IBM, Oracle, Berkshire Hathaway, General Mills, McKesson, J&J, MetLife, Sysco, Johnson Controls, USAA and Medtronic.

A newsmaker who is often featured in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and CNN Financial News, Barry's forthcoming book, Done!… Stop Talking, Stop Waiting, Start Doing is scheduled for release in 2016.

To book Barry Wischner call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

DONE!… The Only Business Principal

That Matters Success is focusing on What’s Worth Doing vs. What’s Doable! No matter how brilliant the strategy, the saying of the words is no substitute for the doing of the deeds. When getting to DONE in today’s fast moving business environment, just remember…You Can’t Talk Your Way to The Finish Line!

The Power to Execute Change!

The old maxim ‘change or die’ has never been more true than today. Imagine you had the ability to get inside the minds of over 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and learn how they drive their people to Execute Change Faster in a world of flux and disruption. Barry has uncovered how successful leaders do more than SAY smart things, they DO smart things and reveals how they do it.

Be Bold or Be Bait… How to Avoid Getting Eaten Alive In Business

Bold leadership is today’s competitive edge and Barry reveals how the world’s smartest leaders avoid DITWLY — Did It That Way Last Year, and put everything they’re doing on trial. He will help your people discover things for themselves. Using bold moves and breakthrough thinking he guarantees to get you unstuck and provide smart ways to lead differently.

Leadership at Its Best!

Becoming #1 in Business is Easier than Staying #1. Why do some companies and their leaders prevail in uncertain times while others do not? Hear the "story behind the story" on how America's most innovative leaders get to the top and stay there year after year. Leave fired up to think and act like a champion!

Tough Questions… Profitable Answers

Asking the right questions about the future is more important than having the right answers about the past. Barry shares the most Compelling Questions tomorrow’s leaders will ask to inspire and motivate their teams to... Stop Talking, Stop Waiting, Start Doing to get the results they want.

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CEO — CHS

“As you pointed out, what’s lacking in leadership today is the courage to change, do things differently and then to execute those changes throughout the organization.”

General Electric

“On a scale of 1 to 10, yours was a perfect 100”

Institutional Wholesale

"You have the passion of Tom Peters and the content of Jim Collins.”

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"You have the passion of Tom Peters and the content of Jim Collins. I would recommend any group who has the desire to get to the top and stay there to have you as their (keynote speaker) wake up call."
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