John Izzo

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.

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100% Responsibility 0% Excuses

Creating A Culture of Responsibility

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.

Leading on Purpose

Winning People with the Why

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 engaging keynote, John not only shows why purpose is so critical but provides audiences proven methods to drive purpose and the “why” with their teams.
Your leaders at all levels will see:
• WHY purpose matters
• How to drive the WHY on a daily basis in your organization
• Daily and weekly practices that create a culture of purpose that leads to high productivity and great service

Leading for Transformational Change

Turning Resistance into Results

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.

You will discover:
• Why people don’t resist change, they resist being changed
• Find out the three keys to getting people to embrace change
• Learn to drive the why and empower people on the how
• Find out how to become more change hardy and able to embrace change 

The Secrets of Highly Engaging Workplaces and Leaders

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 your leaders daily practices for how leaders can immediately drive engagement for better results
• 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.

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The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Goodby John Izzo

The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good

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Stepping Upby John Izzo

Stepping Up

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Interview with John Izzo

Premiere's Senior Vice President, Brian Lord, sat down (via Skype) with John izzo for an exclusive interview. John is an exceptionally relevant speaker, business motivator, and...
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