John Izzo

Author of 'Stepping Up' -Helping Organizations Achieve Sustainable Success

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist.

John has devoted his life and career to helping leaders create workplaces that bring out the best in people, plus discover more purpose and fulfillment in life and work. For over twenty years, Izzo has pioneered employee engagement, helping organizations create great corporate cultures, and leading brands through corporate social responsibility.

His client organizations range from high tech to high touch, from hotels to hospitals, from government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups. He focuses on coaching leaders and organizations to achieve sustainable success through integrating purposeful leadership with business development practices.

John is the author of five books. In his first, Awakening Corporate Soul, John identifies four paths to more soul and engagement at work. In Values Shift: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce, he identifies six major shifts in work values and creates a blueprint for the 21st century workforce. He offers insight at how values are shifting and practical ideas on how to win over the new workforce. His latest book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die, was the basis for a five hour Biography and PBS Television series in which Izzo interviewed 250 people from the age of 60-106 asking them to reflect back on what they had learned about life. The book was named the best self-help book of 2008 by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Prior to establishing his own firm, John was a senior organizational development consultant for Kaiser Permanente, and Vice President of The Einstein Consulting Group, an international customer service consultancy. He holds a Masters degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in organizational communication.

Leaders say that John Izzo brings the unique combination of practical ideas and high-level “big picture” thinking to their organizations. He will inspire your people to greater vision, challenge them with new insights, and leave them with practical strategies to create the organization of the future. He is a person capable of inspiring your audience to more authentic, purposeful lives. John challenges audiences to live a life that matters, an uncommon life, where lasting legacy is balanced with every day fulfillment.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Business Culture, Change, Going Green, Leadership, Life Balance, Peak Performance

  • Travels From:

    Canada

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist.

John has devoted his life and career to helping leaders create workplaces that bring out the best in people, plus discover more purpose and fulfillment in life and work. For over twenty years, Izzo has pioneered employee engagement, helping organizations create great corporate cultures, and leading brands through corporate social responsibility.

His client organizations range from high tech to high touch, from hotels to hospitals, from government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups. He focuses on coaching leaders and organizations to achieve sustainable success through integrating purposeful leadership with business development practices.

John is the author of five books. In his first, Awakening Corporate Soul, John identifies four paths to more soul and engagement at work. In Values Shift: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce, he identifies six major shifts in work values and creates a blueprint for the 21st century workforce. He offers insight at how values are shifting and practical ideas on how to win over the new workforce. His latest book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die, was the basis for a five hour Biography and PBS Television series in which Izzo interviewed 250 people from the age of 60-106 asking them to reflect back on what they had learned about life. The book was named the best self-help book of 2008 by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Prior to establishing his own firm, John was a senior organizational development consultant for Kaiser Permanente, and Vice President of The Einstein Consulting Group, an international customer service consultancy. He holds a Masters degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in organizational communication.

Leaders say that John Izzo brings the unique combination of practical ideas and high-level “big picture” thinking to their organizations. He will inspire your people to greater vision, challenge them with new insights, and leave them with practical strategies to create the organization of the future. He is a person capable of inspiring your audience to more authentic, purposeful lives. John challenges audiences to live a life that matters, an uncommon life, where lasting legacy is balanced with every day fulfillment.

It’s My Job - How Stepping Up Creates Change

Taking responsibility means stepping up and seeing yourself as the agent of change - whether it is changing your company, improving customer engagement or changing the world. This hard hitting keynote shows how “stepping up” and seeing it as “my job” creates positive change while improving our satisfaction at work and in life. Dr. Izzo shows how a simple concept called 100/0* transforms a company and a business when each of us decides to put aside our excuses. His message on taking initiative helps teams and leaders act like owners. Izzo shares a simple formula: “change begins in this room, it begins with me, and it begins now.” Filled with inspiring examples of how people have stepped up and made things better, your audience will leave knowing that the more each of us takes personal responsibility the better the workplace, the better our life and the better the world. From Global Warming to improving customer service, this keynote will show how making the choice to step up changes everything. (*100% responsibility/0 excuses)

Engage Your People…Grow Your Business
- The Secrets of Highly Engaged Teams

Studies show that organizations with high levels of employee engagement are significantly more profitable, have much higher customer loyalty, higher productivity, and better reputations with customers than those with moderate engagement. But what are the secrets to highly engaged teams and highly engaged companies? Dr. John Izzo has spent a lifetime researching what separates truly passionate, high engagement teams and leaders from the rest of the pack. In this keynote you will discover the four keys to creating a high engagement team and see why some leaders consistently get high levels of commitment from people. Filled with inspiring examples and practical ideas that can be implemented immediately, you will see an impact on engagement beginning the day after your leaders hear this talk. Based on his work with many of the best workplaces in the world, Izzo will show your leaders how the implementation of simple disciplines and routines will create highly engaged teams. Your people will also leave seeing how they personally impact engagement while taking responsibility to engage team members. Based on his groundbreaking work in his best-selling books Awakening Corporate Soul and Values Shift, Izzo will include how to win and engage the emerging workforce.

Becoming an Admired Brand - Being Good is Good for Business

The value of being an admired brand can add as much as 30% to your profitability. Over the last decade the percentage of a company’s value that is related to “goodwill” has quadrupled which means that increasingly we are only as good as our “good name.” Social responsibility, trust, and being “green” have made the largest gains in terms of who we buy from and who we want to work for in the last decade. Being an admired brand matters not only outside your company, but inside, where studies that show that the single best predictor of employee commitment is how proud they are to work for your company. This hard hitting keynote shows what makes a brand admired by customers and employees; your attendees will leave with 5 keys to creating an admired brand that will be a magnet for talent and customers. Your attendees will also learn the three things that can derail your brand and how to avoid them. With inspiring real life examples of how companies create great brand image, Dr. Izzo will show how everyone from the CEO to the front line associate can help create an admired brand that customers trust.

The Five Secrets of Engaging Leaders/Salespeople

We all know people who seem to deeply connect with others. We want to work with these people, follow these people and do our best for these people. But what is the “magic” of being a person that others want to engage with? Why do some people connect with others and make others want to connect with them? What is the secret “presence” that some leaders and salespeople seem to have that others envy? Based on twenty years of research on what creates positive relationships at work, Dr. Izzo shows the five biggest “detractors”, the things that ensure others will NOT want to engage with you and how to stop doing them. Izzo explores five secrets to being an engaging leader and shows your audience proven methods for increasing your connection with others immediately.

McDonalds

“We worked with John at our 2011 National Owner/Operator conference. Our Owner/Operator’s were inspired and left with the desire to put into action many of John’s ideas. John’s ability to share his knowledge through story telling left us all wanting more. Over the years, we have heard many speakers and John is by far one of the most impactful we have seen. His messages hit the mark perfectly. The session was described by all as an ‘out of the park homerun’”

TELUS

“John is a truly inspiring speaker, whose candid approach and story-telling capability reinforced key messages with the audience. He did a great job of challenging our current thinking, forcing us to look at our own culture and the role each of us plays in making the desired transformation. I have no doubt that John’s contribution to our leadership forums at TELUS has had a profound impact on evolving our culture.”

WalMart

"Dr John Izzo’s presentation was stimulating, thought provoking and entertaining all at the same time. We were truly amazed how Dr Izzo was able to incorporate our company’s values and core beliefs into his presentation. We felt like he had been a 20 year member of the team. Very well done, Sir!"
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