Jackie Freiberg

  • International Bestselling Author
  • Authority on Business and Leadership

For over 27 years, Jackie Freiberg has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders. She is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought after female business speakers in the nation. She is both business-minded and inspiring.

An authority on the cool things companies do to succeed, she can show you how unconventional business practices have become conventional —and profitable—wisdom. Jackie Freiberg is one of today's savviest female business authorities and a connoisseur of gutsy leaders willing to take risks— showing audiences how those strategies transformed their organizations into more competitive, more profitable and more enjoyable places to work. 

 
  

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Jackie, your insightful stories and examples of businesses that have built their success on innovative leadership were right on target and very applicable. Your message really resonated with our audience. You engaged them with your perceptions on hiring and managing employees and building customer loyalty, and our audience left inspired, energized, empowered, and ready to be 'gutsy' leaders within their own business operations.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Jackie Freiberg
  • Do it Best Corp.
  • CVS Health
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • CHRISTUS Health
  • The Ryland Group, Inc.
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Allstate Insurance Company
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Leadership: Drives Engagement and Culture

Audience Takeaways: Timeless leadership strategies for turning an average culture, average performance and average results into exceptional. Leaders will be challenged to see themselves as stewards of engagement, culture and people’s potential. How? MODEL - If you want to improve the organization, ...

Audience Takeaways: Timeless leadership strategies for turning an average culture, average performance and average results into exceptional. Leaders will be challenged to see themselves as stewards of engagement, culture and people’s potential. How?

MODEL - If you want to improve the organization, first improve yourself, then through your example draw the best out of others.

SERVE - Show up to who and what matters.

ENABLE everyone… Pave the way for ownership and input, ask, listen, mentor and redirect when needed.

Innovation: It’s Everyone’s Job

Audience Takeaways: Proven strategies for creating a culture where teams of intrapreneurs dare to try. Jackie demystifies innovation and shows people at all levels how to own and accelerate innovation.  NOTICE and look beyond the blur of work-as-usual to discover the opportunities before you. LEAD o ...

Audience Takeaways: Proven strategies for creating a culture where teams of intrapreneurs dare to try. Jackie demystifies innovation and shows people at all levels how to own and accelerate innovation. 

NOTICE and look beyond the blur of work-as-usual to discover the opportunities before you.

LEAD others to question the unquestionable, get comfortable being uncomfortable, and challenge limitations.

DISRUPT the status quo, collaborate to find new and innovative solutions, change the things that don’t seem right.

Change: Do Something Now

Audience Takeaways: Change is a constant, and leading and owning change is a requirement for ongoing success. This presentation offers strategies for driving, owning, and being the change you want to see in your organization or industry. Jackie challenges everyone to stop moaning and start doing. Se ...

Audience Takeaways: Change is a constant, and leading and owning change is a requirement for ongoing success. This presentation offers strategies for driving, owning, and being the change you want to see in your organization or industry. Jackie challenges everyone to stop moaning and start doing.

See it! Notice what is holding you back, routine, white noise, frivolous distractions.

Enable it! Ideate solutions and what if ideas to life.

Do it! Be the change, reach across functional boundaries, collaborate and engage others to drive positive change.

Grow ROI: Through Purpose and Profit

Audience Takeaways: Forward thinking insights and strategies for what it takes to attract and keep great talent and earn loyal customers. In this Keynote, Jackie shares trends and data that prove the future belongs to businesses that are profitable AND improving society (businesses that are mission ...

Audience Takeaways: Forward thinking insights and strategies for what it takes to attract and keep great talent and earn loyal customers. In this Keynote, Jackie shares trends and data that prove the future belongs to businesses that are profitable AND improving society (businesses that are mission and cause driven). 

Don’t Pitch, Enrich -  A formula for attracting and gaining loyal employees and customers advocates for life.

People will work for a CAUSE - A corporate WHY might be your silver bullet.

Customers will buy for a CAUSE - Social impact and giving back… priceless!

Lead ToGetHer: Global Trends on Women, Work, Wealth and Wall Street

Audience Takeaways: If you hire HER, work with HER, market to HER, and want to own HER purchasing power, this keynote offers surprising and insightful strategies on what it takes to earn HER time, talent, attention, loyalty and wealth. Ignore HER and your business is doomed. SHE is a $20 trillion ec ...

Audience Takeaways: If you hire HER, work with HER, market to HER, and want to own HER purchasing power, this keynote offers surprising and insightful strategies on what it takes to earn HER time, talent, attention, loyalty and wealth. Ignore HER and your business is doomed. SHE is a $20 trillion economy, it's time to get to know HER.

  • Who is SHE?
  • Where will SHE work?
  • Where does SHE buy?
  • Why does SHE buy?

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Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

And rumor has it, Jackie is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

Jackie is NOT into canned speeches. You will never get an off-the-shelf or ready-made speech. When you book Jackie, your speech will be “tailor made,” she will work closely with you to thread your objectives into her message and co-create a keynote that has ROI and lasting impact.

In addition to speaking, Jackie is an international bestselling author, business owner, and a leadership and culture consultant to various executive teams nationwide. She teaches graduate classes part-time at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership & Education Sciences and she also writes and speaks on the SheEconomy, a $20 Trillion female strength to know.

Her books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability). NANOVATION (a how-to on innovation) and DO SOMETHING NOW and Be a PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Companies that define themselves as cause-oriented stand out! They have better employee engagement, customer loyalty, stronger profitability and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE!

 Jackie‘s clients span a wide range of industries and include:

  • Smurfit Kappa •TEDx •Navy Federal Credit Union • National Restaurant Assoc •Medtronic •Johnson & Johnson •Charles Schwab •Eli Lilly •Tampa General Hospital •Kohl’s •Hallmark •Stanford Children’s Hospital CUNA •USAA •PNC Financial •Vail Resorts •Sony •Ken Blanchard Companies •McDonalds •National Life Group •Sundance Resorts •Kiewitt •Victoria Secret •Associated Builders & Contractors  •MorphoTrust •Cisco

Other CREDENTIALS:

  • Corporate Consultant, National Life Group, Corelation, Inc. and National Restaurant Association: Provides keynotes, workshops, consulting and coaching on Engagement, Leadership and Culture.
  • Public Speaking Coach to the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. Trained more than 1500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi!
  • Member of the Southwest Airlines' Culture Committee. One of only two non-employee members invited to serve on the highly influential leadership committee
  • Executive Consultant, Center for Creative Leadership, provided feedback to executives participating in a five-day Leadership Development Program
  • Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs, University of San Diego's Executive Conference Center
  • Co-Founder University of San Diego's Family Business Institute
  • Founded University of San Diego's Certificate in International Business Program
  • Director University of San Diego's Institute for Quality & Productivity
  • Professor; teaches leadership, public speaking, and communications courses as an adjunct professor
  • HR Specialist, College Recruiter and Employee Communications Manager, NCRCorporation
  • Doctorate degree, Leadership, University of San Diego
  • Master's degree, Communication, San Diego State University
  • Bachelor's degree, Communication, University of New Hampshire