Doug Lipp

  • Former Head Trainer, Walt Disney University
  • Expert on customer service, leadership, change and global competitiveness
  • Author

Candid. Passionate. Relevant. Doug Lipp is on a mission to help organizations strengthen their corporate culture, boost performance, amplify employee morale, and unapologetically, have fun while doing it. Doug is one of the most trusted and respected business speakers and coaches in the world and is sought after for his expertise in helping organizations build adaptive, world-class service cultures that fuel growth and long-term success. He is a distinguished, bestselling author and former head of training team at the legendary Disney University corporate headquarters. Doug has established a career and shaped an industry around the idea that culture is the preeminent factor driving business success.

 
  

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Wow! Wow! and Wow!....pretty much sums up your presentation at the Tony Robbins' Personal Power Seminar. You were sensational!! I especially appreciated the fact that you customized a program to fit the needs of our audience. You did your homework and it showed! The audience loved your storytelling, unmistakable depth of knowledge and quick wit. You held their attention throughout the entire program. In short, Doug, you made us look good!!

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Doug Lipp
  • Cisco
  • California Rice Industry Association
  • International Zinc Association Conference
  • Gekkeikan Sake
  • SKF
  • Fluor
  • Frigoscandia, Denmark
  • Sundstrand
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Accenture
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DISNEY U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees.

How did Walt Disney create “The Happiest Place on Earth?” What are the secrets behind Disney’s legendary employee development dynasty and how does it reinforce organizational values, culture and brand. Learn how Disney continues to capture the hearts and minds of thousands of emplo ...

How did Walt Disney create “The Happiest Place on Earth?” What are the secrets behind Disney’s legendary employee development dynasty and how does it reinforce organizational values, culture and brand.  Learn how Disney continues to capture the hearts and minds of thousands of employees around the world through an unwavering devotion to the core values established by Walt himself. Doug’s career working directly with Disney visionaries, combined with his recent interactions with Disney legends while writing Disney U, provides the backdrop for intriguing never-before-told stories. Doug shares how the Disney University remains relevant—more than fifty years after its founding – and why these leadership lessons are more important now than ever before. 

Leadership/Teamwork: Organizational Culture - It's more than a coat of paint.

Leaders build the culture, live the culture, and reinforce the culture every single day. Leadership has always set the tone within an organization, but today there’s growing consensus that a winning, sustainable culture is only achieved when it is ‘actively’ steeped throughout the entire organizatio ...

Leaders build the culture, live the culture, and reinforce the culture every single day. Leadership has always set the tone within an organization, but today there’s growing consensus that a winning, sustainable culture is only achieved when it is ‘actively’ steeped throughout the entire organization. In this program, Doug persuasively demonstrates that organizational culture is much more than a coat of paint daubed on the walls of a building. Culture is the cornerstone of success and supports your business performance and all operations. As such, it’s uniquely yours and almost impossible for competitors to copy.

Customer Service/Communication/Motivation: The Magic of Exceptional Customer Service - Keep plussing the show.

How has Disney managed to keep its employees and customers so fiercely devoted to the brand? How has it managed to continually top the charts as one of the world’s most loved brands? How can you learn from its practices to catapult your organization’s service strategies to even higher levels? Learn ...

How has Disney managed to keep its employees and customers so fiercely devoted to the brand? How has it managed to continually top the charts as one of the world’s most loved brands? How can you learn from its practices to catapult your organization’s service strategies to even higher levels? Learn the four components that are at the heart of Disney University: Innovate. Support. Educate. Entertain. Discover how legendary service is a delicate balance between art and science. “Doing the ordinary in an extraordinary fashion” isn’t rocket science; customer service excellence must be ingrained throughout your culture. In this ever-changing economy, more companies than ever are realizing the strategic importance of transforming their service culture to differentiate themselves from competitors.

Change/Creativity/Motivation: Even Monkeys Fall From Tress, Learn From Mistakes and Embrace Change.

Even the best and the brightest make mistakes. However, the ability to deal with setbacks, then bounce back even stronger is the hallmark of market leaders. Join Doug as he takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Walt Disney Company to learn about its successes and how it overcame spectacular o ...

Even the best and the brightest make mistakes. However, the ability to deal with setbacks, then bounce back even stronger is the hallmark of market leaders. Join Doug as he takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Walt Disney Company to learn about its successes and how it overcame spectacular obstacles by challenging the status quo and embracing change. Successful organizations embrace the attitude of “change or perish” and are willing to reinvent themselves. How do the best organizations overcome obstacles to growth, which include turf wars, hierarchical barriers and creative stagnation? Doug provides examples world-class leaders that have eliminated these barriers to improvement and enthusiastically embraced change. The world is changing; are you?

Beyond Stuck in the Middle Seat™ Welcome Change & Take Control

What’s the worst place in an airplane? The middle seat! Why? You’re literally stuck in a rotten place, possibly for a long time, and you can’t do anything about it. Or can you? During this presentation, Doug uses the middle seat as a metaphor for what happens to all of us in life. ...

What’s the worst place in an airplane? The middle seat! Why? You’re literally stuck in a rotten place, possibly for a long time, and you can’t do anything about it. Or can you? During this presentation, Doug uses the middle seat as a metaphor for what happens to all of us in life. How do you deal with unfortunate situations? When in a situation that you “can’t control,” what options do you actually have? This entertaining and thought-provoking presentation covers a range of topics, including Creative Problem Solving, Work-Life Balance, Stress Management and Career Development. Join Doug for some fun as he addresses everything from life-on-the-road horror stories to dealing with organizational change.

Global Competitiveness/Diversity: It's A Small, Small World. The globe is shrinking. Is your business expanding?

Walt Disney had it right all those years ago … “it is a small world.” And guess what? It’s getting even smaller! Mobility and greater access to multicultural markets is heralding in exciting, new opportunities for organizations willing to raise their diversity IQ. In this powerful and cutting-edge p ...

Walt Disney had it right all those years ago … “it is a small world.” And guess what? It’s getting even smaller! Mobility and greater access to multicultural markets is heralding in exciting, new opportunities for organizations willing to raise their diversity IQ. In this powerful and cutting-edge presentation, Doug Lipp shows that regardless of whether your organization is selling globally, the face of the customer is changing. Gone are the days of managing or marketing to a homogenous group. Customer groups, employees, channel partners, and shareholders now represent different cultures, generations, and ways of thinking. Organizations must adjust— or be willing to lose—in their global battle for market share.

Event Moderator, Emcee, Facilitator, Host

Audiences and guest speakers immediately connect with Doug’s relaxed,-yet informed style and ability to think on his feet. His many years of business experience and consulting gives Doug the ability to engage with people from all business backgrounds. Doug’s skill as a professional speaker, humorous ...

Audiences and guest speakers immediately connect with Doug’s relaxed,-yet informed style and ability to think on his feet. His many years of business experience and consulting gives Doug the ability to engage with people from all business backgrounds. Doug’s skill as a professional speaker, humorous story-teller, interviewer and facilitator ensures your conference objectives are met with just the right amount of humor and interaction to keep the message fresh and memorable.

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Biography

Candid. Passionate. Relevant. Doug Lipp is on a crusade to help organizations strengthen their corporate culture, boost business performance, and unapologetically, have fun while doing it.

Doug is a distinguished international consultant, eight-time author, and former head of training at the legendary Disney University. His latest book is the best-selling  Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees.

At age 29, Doug’s celebrated talent catapulted him to the helm of the legendary Disney University training team at Walt Disney corporate headquarters.  Fluent in Japanese, Doug also helped Disney open its first international theme park as a member of the Tokyo Disneyland start-up team.

Drawing on his 30 plus years of combined experience at Disney and in private practice, Doug inspires and challenges hundreds of organizations worldwide. In presentations, he shares how Disney overcame spectacular strategic challenges to unleash one of the most improbable success stories in corporate history.

Through riveting examples and powerful, relevant stories about innovation, service, value and leadership, Doug pulls back the curtain and reveals the behaviors, tools and attitudes that are representative of cultural excellence at Disney and other great institutions. He also discusses common organizational traps that undermine companies and impede their ability to build a thriving and sustainable culture.

Consistently ranked as one of the best presenters every time he speaks, Doug painstakingly researches and customizes each of his presentations. He underscores how a company’s current culture is affecting its business, and then provides insights and actionable ideas on how they can build an even better business based on leadership, teamwork and innovation. After his presentation, which includes experiential exercises and participant-centered activities, you will have a blueprint for creating and perpetuating a culture of significance unique to your organization.