Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, shares his expertise on topics like leadership, business growth, organizational performance, and customer service in keynote speeches that leave audiences using practical applications to instill his observations.
An international bestselling author and award-winning keynote speaker, Mark has more than 3,000 presentations in every U.S. state and 14 countries behind him. He’s the author of eight books, including The Fred Factor, which has sold more than two million copies globally.
He has developed numerous video and audio training programs that are taught in 90 countries by Crestcom International and is the Leadership Expert in Residence at High Point University. The president of idea lab Sanborn & Associates, hails Mark as a top global leadership expert.
Mark has a Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was also given the Cavett award, the group’s highest honor for members for outstanding contributions to the speaking profession.
His clients include brands like Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Harley-Davidson, FedX, Cisco, Morton’s of Chicago, KPMG, New York Life, Re/Max, ESPN, GM, Avnet, ServiceMaster, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, John Deere and Sandvik.
The Intention Imperative: 3 Essential Change That Will Make You a Better Leader Today
Nobody ever got to the top of Mount Everest accidentally. Summiting the highest peak in the world takes clarity and intention; and so does leading successfully.
Intentional Leadership = Clarity (knowing clearly where you want to go) + Intentionality (taking consistent action to get there). Clarity without consistent action is daydreaming. Consistent action without clarity is wasted time and effort.
Just as the tools of successful mountaineering have changed and improved over time, so have the requirements of intentional leadership. Based on 33 years of working with organizations globally, teaching leaders and observing powerful shifts, Mark Sanborn has identified three essential areas of focus for leaders in the world.
Your audience will recognize the importance of:
• Inspiration: motivation to the power of purpose
• Culture: creating the engine that sustains vision and values while achieving desired results
• Emotion: designing for and delivering positive emotion for customers and employees
The Potential Principle: How the Best Get Better
How do you keep getting better if you are already among the best? This is a critical question for successful leaders and organizations. What happens when complacency, outdated thinking or weariness stunts performance? What do leaders do when growth stalls, or when their teams are working below their true potential?
In this presentation, Mark Sanborn provides the answer and teaches four powerful tools your audience can use to pursue their potential.
Your audience will learn:
• Why you must pursue your potential and not settle for simply achieving your goals
• How to disrupt yourself before somebody else does
• Three ways to become laser-focused on doing things that produce the biggest results
• A powerful way to think that gives you a competitive advantage over others
The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work & Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary
In this inspiring presentation, Mark Sanborn shares four life-changing lessons he has learned from Fred, an extraordinary postal carrier. Based on his New York Times and international bestseller, The Fred Factor, Mark will teach how no one can be prevented from choosing to be exceptional.
As a result, your audience will be able to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the mundane into the magnificent in their personal and professional lives.
Your audience will discover how to:
• Build better relationships with customers and colleagues to improve overall work performance
• Create new value for others without spending a dime
• Elevate the customer experience for everyone
• Stay motivated and engaged every day for maximum working life enjoyment
You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference
Based on 30 years of working with some of the world’s best leaders and companies, this keynote focuses on the true heart of leadership: making things better for others (and you don’t need a title to do that).
Mark Sanborn proves how anyone at any level and regardless of title can make a significant contribution and a positive difference.
Your audience will walk away with:
• The six fundamental skills of leadership that nearly all leaders practice
• How to create an army of lions where everyone knows when and how to lead
• How to maximize the only three resources any organization possesses
• Over a dozen ways that leaders communicate differently than others
“Everything went GREAT with Mark. Personally, I feel that he is, by far, the best speaker that we have had. He held our audience’s attention and we had more employees stay for his presentation than ever before.”
“Really glad that you were able to come and talk for us again. Your presentation was the highlight of the meeting. People are still talking about it. Hopefully we can have you back in the future.”
“I know you’ve a standard of key points which you deliver in these speaking engagements, but your care to find out more about Cochlear over the last several weeks and the personal insights and stories shared throughout made the deliver an authentic experience.”
“Mark was funny and motivational. His remarks on leadership, teamwork, and self-mastery were right on the mark. Mark’s tailoring made his entire talk a real ‘home run’ for our event.”
“Wow! What a wonderful, powerful message. Everyone is still talking about it and various managers throughout our company are calling us to see if we have more books, because they want to introduce The Fred Factor to others in their departments who were not lucky enough to experience your speech live.”
Toyota Financial Services
Morton’s of Chicago
New York Life