John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert and community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe. A best-selling author of four books including Awakening Corporate Soul and Values Shift Izzo shows business how to create a workplace environment that creates true employee engagement and wins the hearts of their people. His fifth and latest book, Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything offers inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can step up and make a difference in work, family, community or the world. When companies and leaders want to know how to create inspiring, powerful workplaces and admired brands, they call on John Izzo.
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Dr. John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a
community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in
the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace
values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe from Brazil to
Russia, from New York to London.
His client organizations range from high tech to high touch, hotels to hospitals, and
government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups.
John has devoted his life and career to showing leaders how to create workplaces that
bring out the best in people and discover more purpose and fulfi llment in life and work.
For over twenty years he has conducted pioneering work on employee engagement and
helped leaders create exceptional corporate cultures.
He is the author of fi ve books. In his fi rst, Awakening Corporate Soul, John identifi es
four paths to more engagement at work. In Values Shift: Recruiting, Retaining and
Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce, he identifi es six major shifts in work values
and creates a blueprint for the 21st century workforce and provides practical ideas on
how to win over employees. His book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover before
You Die, was the basis for a fi ve hour Biography and PBS Television series in which John
interviewed 250 people from the age of 60 – 106 asking them to refl ect back on what they
had learned about life. This bestseller was named the best self-help book of 2008 by the
Independent Book Publishers Association.
Izzo’s latest book, Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes
Everything offers inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can
step up and make a difference in work, family, community or the world. Filled
with moving stories of how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary feats the
book challenges each of us to step up and create change. He shows how leaders
can create a workplace where people will choose to step up.
Prior to establishing his own fi rm, Izzo was a senior organizational development
consultant for Kaiser Permanente and Vice President of The Einstein Consulting
Group, an international customer service consultancy. He holds a Masters degree in
psychology and a Ph.D. in organizational communication.
Leaders say that John Izzo brings the unique combination of practical ideas and highlevel
“big picture” thinking to their organizations. He inspires people to greater vision,
challenges them with new insights, and leaves them with practical strategies to create
the organization of the future. Above all, he ignites the spark in all of us to live a more
authentic and purposeful life—an uncommon life where lasting legacy is balanced with
every day fulfillment.
1) Stepping Up Changes Everything:
Based on his new book, Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes
Everything, Dr. Izzo explains how being accountable can radically transform any
company, career or business. Being 100% responsible helps teams, leaders, and
professionals act like owners and less like victims. This results in positive change and
greater personal satisfaction in work and at life.
2) Leading for Excellence & Engagement:
A culture of high engagement with a focus on excellence is a key driver of business
success. Studies show that organizations with high levels of employee engagement are
signifi cantly more profi table, have much higher customer loyalty, higher productivity, and
better reputations with customers than those with moderate engagement.
3) Branding from the Inside Out: Engaged Associates Drive Your Brand:
Engaged associates are your best brand strategy. A great logo, a savvy tagline and
advertising campaigns are necessary, but none of it matters unless you deliver impeccable
and memorable customer service. The intrinsic value that makes your company shine
heads above your competition relies on one thing—relationships. Who you hire, how they
are treated, whether they are engaged or not, and whether they believe in the services and
products they sell, has everything to do with how the world sees your brand!
4) Stepping Up Your Game in Work & Life:
Why do some people keep growing and going to the next level in terms of business
success and personal fulfi llment? Stepping up means taking the personal initiative to set
higher goals, seek feedback and to continually move to the next level. In this keynote, Dr.
Izzo will inspire you to make a bigger difference for your clients, connect more deeply with
those you serve, and reveal the secrets to life-long success. Based on twenty years of
researching and coaching successful professionals, Izzo shows how to keep taking your
“game” to a new level not only in work but in your personal life as well.
5) The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die:
Powerful keynote based on Dr. John Izzo’s Biography/PBS Channel TV Series and book,
The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die. This international bestseller is
published in sixteen languages and was named the best self-help book of 2008 by the
Independent Publishers Association.
6) The Green Advantage: How to Build Sustainability into Your Culture:
Going green is the emerging paradigm and many companies and organizations are
implementing changes to become more sustainable. Doing so not only enhances brand image,
but attracts more customers and quality employees whose values are increasingly “green.”