John Izzo

  • Leading Business Strategy Expert
  • Best-selling Author

 

Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. Izzo was a pioneer on employee engagement and social responsibility with his book Awakening Corporate Soul (1994), a trail blazer on shifting generational values when he wrote Values Shift-The New Work Ethic (2000), showed how individuals shape the future with Stepping Up (2014) and now is blazing a new trail showing business why a rising class of people worldwide will shape the economy of the future with his forthcoming book The Purpose Revolution. This rising class is not one of nationality, income, race or gender but one that aspires to have a good life while doing good.

He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies. Known for his compelling combination of leading edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is going your organization will leave inspired and ready to act. His clients have included IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, TELUS, Westjet, DuPont, Humana, Microsoft and McDonalds.

 

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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!

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted John Izzo
  • IBM
  • McDonalds
  • Verizon
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Evanta
  • TELUS
  • The Fairmont Southampton
  • Canadian Business Aviation Association
  • NMHCC
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100/0: 100% RESPONSIBILITY/ZERO EXCUSES: HOW TAKING RESPONSIBILITY CHANGES EVERYTHING

Taking responsibility means stepping up and seeing yourself as the agent of change, whether it is changing your company or changing the world. Dr. John Izzo shows how “stepping up” creates positive change while improving satisfaction at work and in life. Dr. Izzo’s simple concept, called “100/0” (10 ...

Taking responsibility means stepping up and seeing yourself as the agent of change, whether it is changing your company or changing the world.

Dr. John Izzo shows how “stepping up” creates positive change while improving satisfaction at work and in life. Dr. Izzo’s simple concept, called “100/0” (100% responsibility/zero excuses) can transform a company when we decide to put aside our excuses and take initiative to create change.

Filled with inspiring examples of how people have stepped up to make things better, audiences will leave knowing that the more each of us takes personal accountability the better the workplace, the better our life and the better the world.

This session can be focused on all levels to foster greater ownership or focused for leaders where he also helps leaders discover how to foster a climate of ownership and accountability.

Dr. Izzo shares the following examples from companies he has worked with:
  • How a small group of employees got together and transformed service and morale at a large hospital
  • How a leader took a dying business unit within a large Telco and got employees to step up creating a “cash cow” for her company
  • How a new VP helped drivers take responsibility for the profitability of their individual routes taking his division from worst to first
  • How three women with no business experience helped thousands of women get out of poverty in Africa

THE PURPOSE REVOLUTION: WINNING THE EMERGING CUSTOMER, EMPLOYEE & INVESTOR

The new economy is going to be driven by an emerging group of people all over the world who want their employment, investing and buying to shape a better world while meeting their self oriented needs. This book shows how a new driver of choice is happening worldwide whereby consumers, employees and ...

The new economy is going to be driven by an emerging group of people all over the world who want their employment, investing and buying to shape a better world while meeting their self oriented needs. This book shows how a new driver of choice is happening worldwide whereby consumers, employees and investors are using purpose and community as a major driver of their commitments. This new driver is present worldwide and cuts across almost all demographic barriers including age, developing/developing world, politics, religious affiliation and income level. Those companies who understand and respond to this Aspirational person will create game changing competitive advantage. Rather than thinking of this person as a consumer, employee or investor we need to begin to realize this is the same person and we need to attract them on all three fronts at once. This new person wants to shop, loves brands, is often active on social media and loves to share stories. They want to consume but want “consumption without conflict” where they feel they are helping society, planet and themselves. Winning this new rising class of people who want good for self, good for people and good for planet alongside a sense of community/tribe is a spot of true differentiation. These people want doing well and doing good to sit side by side as they live their lives. They simply want it all and if you can give it you will succeed.

Your audience will:
  • Understand this rising class and how different they are from every class of buyers, investors and employees that have come before them
  • Discover the drivers of their choices
  • Learn practical ways to grow your market share, brand loyalty and engagement of this new group
  • Hear eye popping examples of how companies like yours are already winning these people worldwide and find out how you can do the same
  • Discover how to use your own power as an Conflict Free Consumer to change the future
  • Customize to your industry and focus

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 inspire ...

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

STEPPING UP: BECOMING AN AGENT OF CHANGE

This inspiring talk shows what happens when individuals decide to be “agents of change” in both work and society. Pushing beyond limits requires each one of us to step up and be even stronger agents of change in our workplaces, communities and personal lives. Based on his bestselling book, Stepping ...

This inspiring talk shows what happens when individuals decide to be “agents of change” in both work and society. Pushing beyond limits requires each one of us to step up and be even stronger agents of change in our workplaces, communities and personal lives. Based on his bestselling book, Stepping Up—How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything, Dr. Izzo will challenge each one of to see ourselves as people of influence. Through engaging stories of individuals and groups that created change in business and society, he will help us understand why some people push the limits of their influence and how we can grow ours. He will also show the power of personal responsibility in our personal lives and careers.

Your audience will:
  • Hear unique inspiring stories of people who stepped up to create change
  • Discover the secrets of people who have great influence and how to become one of those people
  • See how personal responsibility can change our personal lives, our relationships and the world

THE SECRETS OF HIGHLY ENGAGING WORKPLACES AND LEADERS

Dr. John Izzo has spent a lifetime researching what separates truly passionate, high-engagement teams and leaders from the rest of the pack. Organizations with high levels of employee engagement are significantly more profitable, have much higher customer loyalty, stronger productivity and a better ...

Dr. John Izzo has spent a lifetime researching what separates truly passionate, high-engagement teams and leaders from the rest of the pack. 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?

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.

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 organ ...

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

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Biography

 

Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. Izzo was a pioneer on employee engagement and social responsibility with his book Awakening Corporate Soul (1994), a trail blazer on shifting generational values when he wrote Values Shift-The New Work Ethic (2000), showed how individuals shape the future with Stepping Up (2014) and now is blazing a new trail showing business why a rising class of people worldwide will shape the economy of the future with his forthcoming book The Purpose Revolution. This rising class is not one of nationality, income, race or gender but one that aspires to have a good life while doing good.

John is a pioneer in the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability movements and is a Distinguished Fellow at the East West Institute–a non partisan think tank working on international security issues including food, water and energy security.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Izzo was a senior organizational development consultant for Kaiser Permanente, and Vice President of The Einstein Consulting Group, an international customer service consultancy. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader and an avid conservationist. He has served on the boards of several large conservation organizations, worked with over 100 companies to create more socially responsible workplaces, and was chair of the North American Environmental Caucus at the UN Conference on Development and Sustainability in Cairo.

 

He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies. Known for his compelling combination of leading edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is going your organization will leave inspired and ready to act. His clients have included IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, TELUS, Westjet, DuPont, Humana, Microsoft and McDonalds.