Vince Poscente

Peak Performance Strategy Expert

Vince Poscente knows a little something about focus, commitment, and defying the odds. At age 26, he decided to take up speed skiing and pursue it competitively. Four years later, Vince Poscente was vying for gold in the Winter Olympics.  

Now an internationally sought-after speaker and consultant, Vince Poscente's infectious energy, warmth, and humor, makes each keynote speech and consulting engagement as memorable as it is valuable.

Vince Poscente is the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Age of Speed and The Ant and the Elephant.

Combining lessons from his remarkable Olympic experience with leadership insights from his highly successful business career, Vince Poscente has developed a series of proven strategies for attaining and sustaining peak performance, on both an individual and corporate level. Audiences learn how to apply his time-tested techniques to ignite their vision, execute their strategies, and eclipse their competition.

Is our "pause button economy" eating us alive… or setting us free? Now is the time to use Vince Poscente's against-all-odds Olympic strategy for audiences challenged, overwhelmed and even – scared. Vince Poscente's invigorating perspective is timely and perfect for groups seeking good news. Unraveling the notion that in today's world we need to ‘hang-on,' Vince Poscente illustrates how harnessing the speed of change becomes a competitive advantage. Through powerful examples and edge-of-your-seat stories, your audience will be energized and ready to tackle the tough challenges ahead of them.

Doing what the competition is not willing to do. This is the perfect time for you and your company to catch your competition flat-footed. Vince Poscente will help you accelerate into an extraordinary tomorrow that is just around the corner.

More About Vince Poscente . . . Vince Poscente has a Master's Degree in Organizational Management and received the distinguished CSP, CPAE (Certified Speaking Professional, Council of Peers Award). He also has experience as a Managing Partner in a Media/Communications agency and as CEO of a business consulting firm.

Vince Posente's programs detail proven strategies for achieving long-term peak performance and alignment. They provide companies with the tools and methods required for establishing a clear vision and mission, ultimately making each member of the organization feel empowered, integral, and invested in the success of the team, the company and themselves. With alignment comes peak performance. With peak performance comes extraordinary results.

As a busy husband and father of three, Vince Poscente also reserves plenty of time for his family; perhaps it is not surprising that a man who delivers much of his keynote atop a chair would value balance. And, though he may not be clocking in at under 16.5 seconds anymore, Vince Poscente still can be found on skis and in a pink suit from time to time.

Ready to change the way your company thinks and operates? Make Vince Poscente's programs a part of your organizational culture.

To book motivational speaker, Vince Poscente for your next event, call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Customer Service, Motivation, Olympians, Sales, Sports, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Texas

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Vince Poscente knows a little something about focus, commitment, and defying the odds. At age 26, he decided to take up speed skiing and pursue it competitively. Four years later, Vince Poscente was vying for gold in the Winter Olympics.  

Now an internationally sought-after speaker and consultant, Vince Poscente's infectious energy, warmth, and humor, makes each keynote speech and consulting engagement as memorable as it is valuable.

Vince Poscente is the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Age of Speed and The Ant and the Elephant.

Combining lessons from his remarkable Olympic experience with leadership insights from his highly successful business career, Vince Poscente has developed a series of proven strategies for attaining and sustaining peak performance, on both an individual and corporate level. Audiences learn how to apply his time-tested techniques to ignite their vision, execute their strategies, and eclipse their competition.

Is our "pause button economy" eating us alive… or setting us free? Now is the time to use Vince Poscente's against-all-odds Olympic strategy for audiences challenged, overwhelmed and even – scared. Vince Poscente's invigorating perspective is timely and perfect for groups seeking good news. Unraveling the notion that in today's world we need to ‘hang-on,' Vince Poscente illustrates how harnessing the speed of change becomes a competitive advantage. Through powerful examples and edge-of-your-seat stories, your audience will be energized and ready to tackle the tough challenges ahead of them.

Doing what the competition is not willing to do. This is the perfect time for you and your company to catch your competition flat-footed. Vince Poscente will help you accelerate into an extraordinary tomorrow that is just around the corner.

More About Vince Poscente . . . Vince Poscente has a Master's Degree in Organizational Management and received the distinguished CSP, CPAE (Certified Speaking Professional, Council of Peers Award). He also has experience as a Managing Partner in a Media/Communications agency and as CEO of a business consulting firm.

Vince Posente's programs detail proven strategies for achieving long-term peak performance and alignment. They provide companies with the tools and methods required for establishing a clear vision and mission, ultimately making each member of the organization feel empowered, integral, and invested in the success of the team, the company and themselves. With alignment comes peak performance. With peak performance comes extraordinary results.

As a busy husband and father of three, Vince Poscente also reserves plenty of time for his family; perhaps it is not surprising that a man who delivers much of his keynote atop a chair would value balance. And, though he may not be clocking in at under 16.5 seconds anymore, Vince Poscente still can be found on skis and in a pink suit from time to time.

Ready to change the way your company thinks and operates? Make Vince Poscente's programs a part of your organizational culture.

To book motivational speaker, Vince Poscente for your next event, call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

BIG GOALS in Short Order

Imagine your one year goal attained in six months. Picture exceeding quota in half the time. Get past a lack of motivation and stop procrastincation immediately. Whether its sales training, personal development or an all hands corporate event – Goal compression happens when three critical qualities are embraced with personal and professional tools to take you there.

  • Aligned - When clarity combines with emotion the net effect is an accelerated team. Individuals who have an emotional buzz for a BIG GOAL - it takes less time to get there.
  • Agile - The competitive mindset to necessary to reach an objective fast hinges on doing what the competition is not willing to do.
  • Aerodynamic - Minimize drag and you maximize efficiency and speed. Address Micro Drag (interruptions and multitasking) and Macro Drag (high fear and low confidence) and you will optimize individual and team performance.

This 60 to 90 minute keynote is designed to entertain, educate and motivate. With Vince Poscente's "recreational skier to Olympic Games in just four years" story, he takes audiences on a roller coaster ride to BIG GOALS in Short order. 

VELOCITY of Human Capital

Harnessing the speed of change by furthering innovation and meeting competitive advantages in less time point to one thing - the effectivness of human capital.
The old mantra "quality, speed, cost ... pick two" no longer applies. Organizations must find the way to leverage their human capital in ways that cover more ground in less time (while maintaining impecable quality).

Vince Poscente covers five steps to ensure people can perform at the highest levels.

  • Clarity - Eliminate poor decision making habits.
  • Commitment - Use momentum and The Little Green Man to redefine personal and organizational commitment.
  • Consistency - Determine competitive advantages through an innovative approach.
  • Confidence - Overcome the instinct to only cope or manage a situation. Flip the gap between fear and confidence harness any scenario.
  • Control - Set up routines for consistent peak performance.

There’s a reason why Vince Poscente is in Speaker Hall of Fame in Canada and the US with the likes of Ronald Reagan, Art Linkletter, Zig Ziglar and Og Mandino.  Experience what we mean.

Master of Ceremonies 
A fun twist for your event! Have Vince Poscente as your MC. Capstone it with opening/closing inspiration along with fun transitions from one speaker to the next.

Jose Maroto – Education Chair, Young President’s Organiza,on -­- Costa Rica

Vince spent the time to learn about our specific challenges, integrated his discovery into the context of his talk and then spent the rest of the day with our members. He exceeded our already high expectations.

Jean Alfieri SPHR – Director Human Resources, Nexgen Pharma

Our employees continue to be energized by your presentation last month – that is a valuable commodity these days! Your catch phrases have become part of our vocabulary in daily discussions, “the elephant buzz” being the most popular.

Bob Funk -­- CEO and Founder, Express Employment Professional Services

Thank you for delivering another excellent keynote to our franchisees. Your presentation was 'right on' for what we needed.

Bob Clark -­- President, Atlas Van Lines Canada

Thank you for the excellent presentation to our HR clients in Chicago. Your experience and presentation certainly focused in on many HR issues and challenges. This is the second time I have attended your sessions and it is a definite learning experience.

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