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My Speaking Page
I understand the challenge to find just the right speaker on the topic of leadership. As I have learned in my prior role of company officer at Scientific Learning, and throughout my journey in over 30 countries coaching thousands of individuals on how to create high-performance leadership, it is fundamentally important to outline the core issues, frameworks and methods that deliver real transformation.
What you can expect
Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages
- A personal phone consultation so we can establish how I can best serve you and your audience
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience
- A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It includes the slides I use in your presentation, along with links to helpful books, articles, and other resources
- A quick follow-up communication after the event to make sure you are pleased with the results
A little bit about me
I have been lecturing and speaking publicly for over 20 years in more than 30 countries. Early in my career, the Chancellor of the University of California presented me with the MAP award for Exceptional Management, and I received the outstanding teaching award from the UC Berkeley Society of Electrical Engineers. I was privileged to play a role in creating UNIX and the Internet’s building blocks while at Berkeley and the renowned Xerox PARC in Silicon Valley and later helped launch two successful startups. Now based in France's wine country, I coach business executives and share my secrets to create long-term success.
I am the author of the best seller What Color Is Your Sky? and these days devote most of my time to writing, consulting, and public speaking. I have been happily married to my wife, Annick, for 32 years, we have two daughters, and we split our time between the French wine country and the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been practicing Karaté for more than 40 years.
My Video Clips
MY MOST REQUESTED topics ON HIGH-PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP
CREATING YOUR FUTURE
A talk on how to define a compelling future and craft an inspiring path. The audience learns how to shift to a proactive, vision-seeking mindset, to visualize success and define concrete, down-to-earth steps to create momentum. This talk invites participants to define their role as key contributors to the future of their enterprise. It is a powerful introduction to the Sweat & Soul framework for high-performance leadership as outlined in the book What Color Is Your Sky?
Shifting from Busy-Ness to Business
A power talk on how managers can create time, re-organize their daily work and focus on meaningful priorities. Learn to say no, to delegate efficiently, to manage your boss and not to waste your energy doing the wrong things. Discover how to eliminate the email tsunami and drastically reduce the number of useless meetings. This is beyond saving time—it is about learning to multiply time.
FIVE STEPS TO BECOME A CHANGE AGENT
A talk on how to transform managers to become key actors of transformation. Participants learn to clarify their role, how to shift their posture, and how to move from passive/reactive to proactive. They learn why great ideas, new concepts and proposals for innovation fail to get approved. They learn the process to get at the root lever to create urgency, commitment and engagement. They also learn to manage opponents, internal political saboteurs and naysayers.
HOw to create high-performance learning
A powerful talk to learn about high performance. We redefine the notion of performance to make it meaningful and attainable. We also redefine how to create durable learning through specific time-tested frameworks and why most leadership development training initiatives fail to reach their potential. Participants leave with clear guidelines on how to create an effective personal development plan.