My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

back to Speakers
Barry Wishner, Peak Performance Speaker

Barry Wishner

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

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From


Barry Wishner Leadership Speaker and Confidante to Business Leaders

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.

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Kent Stock, Family Speaker

Kent Stock

Extrodinary Teacher and Coach as Depicted in the Flim "The Final Season"

Del Toro, Inspirational Speaker

Israel Del Toro

Air Force Master Sergeant

Kenny Chapman, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Kenny Chapman

Writer of The Six Dimensions of C.H.A.N.G.E.

Stan Slap Speaker

Stan Slap

Bestselling Author & Corporate Strategist Revolutionizing Performance for the World's Smartest Companies

Dean Ornish, Stress Management Speaker

Dean Ornish

Diet and Nutrition Expert

Marc Randolph Speaker

Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder

Scott Friedman, Sales Speaker

Scott Friedman

Motivational Humorist

Alan Fine, Coaching / Mentoring Speaker

Alan Fine

Bestselling Author and Speaker

David Allen, Speaker

David Allen

World's Leading Authority on Personal and Organizational Productivity

Julius Erving, Legends Speaker

Julius Erving

Three-time MVP of Pro Basketball

Sally Hogshead Speaker

Sally Hogshead

World Class Branding Expert

Daniel Sieberg Speaker, Technology Speaker

Daniel Sieberg

Co-Founder of a Decentralized Platform for News using Blockchain Technology


Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year an..

I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers ..

I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not ha..

Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  

You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work ..

The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Execut..

Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next eve..

We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever..

"You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     

We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided u..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below