Leadership and Team Building Expert,
Author of International Bestseller, The Fred Factor
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark Sanborn is known internationally as “the high content speaker who motivates.” He presents 90-100 programs every year on leadership, team building, customer service and mastering change. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.
Certified Speaking Professional
Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.
Mark is the author of nine books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between, Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results. His latest book is The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be.
He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.
Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.
Awards and Recognition
Mark is a past president of the National Speakers Association and winner of The Cavett, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. In 2007, Mark was awarded The Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award by Sales & Marketing Executives International.
A cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, Mark worked his way through college as an After Dinner Speaker. After graduation, he was an Account Executive, Regional Manager and Associate Publisher in the magazine publishing industry.
Mark resides in the greater Denver, Colorado area with his wife Darla and sons Hunter and Jackson. Mark is also an avid downhill skier, scuba diver and motorcyclist.
UP, DOWN, OR SIDEWAYS: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad, or In Between
Discover practical ways to prepare for and deal with change - good, bad or otherwise - by focusing on the mindsets and methods that never change. Predicting the future is easy; predicting it correctly is very hard. Since we can’t be certain of what the future holds, what should we always be doing to ensure our success regardless of what happens? Originally created to help audiences through the aftermath of the economic downturn of 2008, this presentation contains strategies and tips extremely relevant to the COVID-19 crisis and any other unimaginable situations.
THE INTENTION IMPERATIVE: 3 ESSENTIAL CHANGES 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.
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.
YOU DON’T NEED A TITLE TO BE A LEADER: HOW ANYONE, ANYWHERE, CAN MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE
Based on over three decades 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.
All Mark Sanborn Books
The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could BePurchase Book
Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary ResultsPurchase Book
Up, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In BetweenPurchase Book
Encore Effect : How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You DoPurchase Book
The Fred FactorPurchase Book
You Don’t Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive DifferencePurchase Book
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- | Doubletree Hotels Corporation
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- | McDonald’s Corporation