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Dr. John Izzo

Leadership and Organization Development Expert

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Dr. John Izzo is the bestselling author of seven books including the international bestsellers Awakening Corporate Soul, Values Shift, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, The Five Thieves of Happiness and Stepping Up.

John's passion in helping organizations activate purpose with employees and customers has inspired him to write his 8th book, The Purpose Revolution-How Leaders Create Engagement in an Age of Social Good, scheduled for release in early 2018.

Over the last twenty years he has spoken to over one million people, taught at three major universities, advised over 500 organizations and is frequently featured in the media by the likes of Fast Company, PBS, CBC, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and INC Magazine. He has advised some of the best companies in the world on activating purpose including DuPont, TELUS, Manulife, McDonald’s, SAPA, RBC, Lockheed Martin, Qantas Airlines, Humana, Microsoft, and the Mayo Clinic.

John was a pioneer in the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability movements and is an Adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia where he is a co-founder of The Men’s Initiative which is dedicated to creating a more equitable, compassionate and sustainable world through enhancing the wellbeing and integrity of men.” John also serves on the Advisory Board of Sustainable Brands.

Taking responsibility means “Stepping up” and seeing yourself as the agent of change, whether it is changing your company or changing the world–it starts with you.


In this hard hitting keynote Dr. John Izzo talks about a concept he calls 100-0 (100%


Responsibility 0 % Excuses) and how each one of us can take greater accountability when we put our excuses aside by focusing on what we can do and the role we play. He gets leaders from the CEO to the front line thinking about what they can do personally to step up.


Your leaders will leave knowing the main reasons why people don’t step up to take responsibility; the keys to getting people to take ownership; and how to influence people to create a culture of ownership.


John brings compelling examples of how leaders and companies achieved optimal results by creating true ownership. Your audience will get practical ideas and proven methods for getting people to “own” it by inspiring people to see what’s in it for them personally when they step up and how it improves their personal brand.


John shares inspirational stories about Stepping up:

• How a relatively unknown bank lives and breathes the 100-0 concept

•How to influence people around you using the 5 rows principle

•How a small group of Starbuck’s employees stepped up with an innovative idea that later became a BILLION dollar new product idea


If you really want your people to be engaged and bring their best to work then you need to make sure they have a deep sense of purpose. Research shows that people who see the purpose of their work are more productive, work longer hours and are more engaged.


We also know that when people feel inspired by the purpose of your company or organization they are more deeply committed, more willing to change, and serve customers more powerfully.


Dr. John Izzo first introduced the idea of higher purpose at work in his book, Awakening Corporate Soul and has been showing leaders for over 20 years how to create a workplace where people are connected to the highest purpose of their work.


In this keynote, John not only shows why purpose is so critical but provides audiences proven methods to drive purpose and the “why” with their teams.


In this engaging Keynote John explains WHY purpose matters and drives home how to drive the WHY on a daily basis in your organization. Leaders will leave with tangible actions to get the most out of their teams.


John shares inspirational stories about winning people with the why:


•The importance of helping your people see the higher purpose of their role

•Finding a higher purpose at work

•The importance of storytelling and sharing the higher purpose of your work

•Purpose is the engine that drives success


Would you like your people to consistently embrace change and create ongoing innovation?


Almost every organization today is experiencing unprecedented change and also needing to drive innovation and transformation to stay successful. Dr. John Izzo has spent an entire career helping leaders and organizations not only embrace change but inspiring them for transformational change. !


Your audience will discover proven methods for getting others to embrace change. John explains the neuroscience behind change and how to use that knowledge to help others embrace change. The audience will discover the keys to personal resilience and learn how to create a climate for innovation and understand the true source of change resistance and how to overcome it in yourself and your organization.


This talk is hard hitting, practical and guaranteed to get your people stepping up to change.


John shares inspirational stories about inspiring change including:


•The science behind our resistance to change and how to get people excited by change

•The hard lessons Sony learned about losing the digital revolution and how they could have avoided it

•How a TELUS leader took a dying business unit and got employees to step up creating a “cash cow” for their company and why people don’t resist change itself


Organizations with high levels of employee engagement are significantly more profitable, have much higher customer loyalty, stronger productivity and a better reputation with customers than those with moderate engagement. In fact, the average HIGHLY engaged team member can be up to 40% more productive than a disengaged performer.


But what are the secrets to highly engaged teams and highly engaged companies? Why do some leaders consistently create highly engaged associates?


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, John shares the four keys to creating high engagement teams and shows why some leaders are consistently able to get high levels of commitment from people. John gives the audience day-today practices for how leaders can immediately drive engagement for better results.


Based on his work with many of the best workplaces in the world, John shows leaders how to implement simple disciplines and routines guaranteed to create highly engaged teams.


Your leaders will not only see their role in driving engagement but will leave with ideas they can implement right away that will lead to significantly higher engagement.


John has a great track record of getting leaders to become engagement champions.


He’ll leave the audience with a leadership checklist that shows leaders the most important things to do every day to drive engagement and ultimately profits.


John inspires excellence out of audiences by teaching:


•Why employee engagement matters and how it’s linked to bottom line results

•The best leaders are tough but fair

•The importance of authentic leadership


Have you ever wondered why some people step up and create positive change in the world and in business?


Dr. John Izzo inspires audiences how “stepping up” creates positive change while improving satisfaction at work and in life.


Based on his bestselling book Stepping Up, John motivates people about important principles such as:


•Why only naïve people ever change the world

•The way each of us can step up every day in our lives to make a bigger difference

•Show how leadership is not a position but a decision to lead


Filled with inspiring examples of how people have stepped up to make things better, audiences will leave feeling inspired that their individual actions can make a difference in the workplace, our lives and the for the Greater Good of the world.


People will leave feeling motivated to take action immediately by focusing on what they can do personally to drive change rather than to rely on others.


John shares inspiring stories such as:


•How a small group of employees created a billion dollar product for their company

•How two students stood up to one bully and started an international anti-bullying movement

•How a leader took a dying business unit within a large Telco and got employees to step up creating a “cash cow” for her company

•How three women with no business experience helped 10,000 women start businesses in Uganda

•How a group of journalists and biologists helped stop the commercial whale hunt

•How a small group of people stepped up and transformed one of the worst slums in the world into a thriving community


The value of being an admired brand can add as much as 30% to a company’s 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.” Dr. John Izzo talks about a new type of company he calls, The Net Positive Company and demonstrates why doing good is powerful for businesses.


In the last decade, social responsibility, trust, and being “green” are among the strongest drivers in terms of who customers buy from and who people want to work for. Being an admired brand matters not only outside a company, but inside it too.


John shows what makes a brand admired by customers and employees and shares five keys to creating an admired brand that will be a magnet for talent and customers. He also describes the three things that can derail a brand and how to avoid them.


Your leaders will discover their role in creating an admired brand in their daily work.


•Understand why CSR and sustainability matters to society

•Discover how consumers and employees are changing in sustainability expectations

•Learn valuable lessons from what other companies have done

•Discover the keys to driving sustainability throughout the culture

•Find out how to keep from being accused of “green washing”


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