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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.
Featured Keynote Programs
The Net Positive Company
The power of Doing Good
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.” 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"
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.
Renewing the Heart of Healthcare
Health care is a unique business where a deep sense of mission is both the driver of passion and the best predictor of success. Yet many health care organizations are experiencing a loss of the spirit and purpose that's needed to engage their people's best efforts.
This powerful program reveals the keys to renewing the heart health care, how leaders at all levels-from CEO's to the front line-can take responsibility for re-igniting passion and purpose at work, how to engage associates in their work, and ways to keep teams spirited amidst change.
Beyond Customer Service to Compassionate Care
Almost every health care organization is trying to provide great customer service to patients and clients but many traditional methods fail to inspire true compassionate care.
In this program, Dr. Izzo examines three keys to compassionate caring:
Care for the Self. How caregivers and staff can care for themselves.
Care for the Team. How teams can create truly collaborative and positive team relationships.
Care for the Patients/Families. How to stay focused on the patients, clients and families.
Through compelling stories and real life examples, this program can be focused on formal leaders or to front-line clinicians/staff.
We went from 38th out of 40 hotels in service to number 4! John was part of this service excellence change effort and we highly recommend him!
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!
His message was inspirational and engaging as he talked to us about taking personal responsibility and how we as leaders can model this and expect this of others. The stories, the research and his presentation style held our attention & energized the room
All of our Managers were thrilled with the presentation form Dr. Izzo, the feedback was extremely positive--in fact it was all positive. Some of the comments from our group were "excellent, awesome, engaging, practical, thought-provoking, relevant."
You were a complete and utter hit. The theme of the comments were 'inspirational and emotional, powerful story telling.' You scored the highest on our evaluations of any speaker we have had.
Comments from participants in our recent (Sept. '06) event; "Excellent Speaker," "Knows how to energize others," "Interesting and knowledgeable," "Inspiring," and probably one of the more significant comments, at least based on the intended purpose of the event, "Helped me understand my power."
Thank you for your insight and wisdom, John, your program was so inspiring and motivating. Our work with you is far from over.
Workforce issues in healthcare are diverse, and hearing John Izzo's today was THE most timely information I could have received. He is ahead of the curve and hopefully healthcare will strive to catch up!
The time and effort you put into tailoring your keynote presentation to my membership was evident and on target. You went the extra mile and it was truly appreciated!