Dr. Lance Secretan Bestselling Author, Award-winning Leadership Coach, and Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lance Secretan is a spellbinding presenter. He is one of North America’s most sought-after keynote speakers, and he was chosen by Successful Meetings magazine as one of the top 21 speakers for the 21st century. He is ranked among the top 10 speakers in America and Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers. He gives frequent keynote speeches, receiving standing ovations, to audiences worldwide. In every keynote his aim is the same: to change the lives of participants and to make the world a better place. At the heart of his message is Higher Ground Leadership® and our world-renowned philosophy of the CASTLE® Principles, that has changed the lives of millions of people across the world.
Secretan is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, and author of 24 books about inspiration and leadership. His teachings and writings on conscious leadership are courageous, radical and ingenious, and have been hailed as among the most original and effective contributions to leadership thinking today.
Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, wisdom and approach. He has helped six companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for in America list, and eight others on this list are also his clients, and 30 Secretan clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. Leadership Excellence ranked him among the top 100 Most Influential Thinkers on Leadership in the World and he has been voted as one of the top 30 coaches and leadership experts in the world by Global Gurus for 10 consecutive years.
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"Simply superb - arguably one of the best speakers out there. Such depth, wisdom and vision. Love it! Thank you."
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"Lance Secretan is a dynamic and innovative leadership expert and his fresh ideas and rigorous challenges excited and inspired our attendees. They will use his concepts in shaping future strategies. I only wish we had been able to spend more time with him at our Leadership Institute."
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The Bellwether Effect
This keynote draws on Dr. Secretan’s latest bestseller, The Bellwether Effect, which explores how and why leaders are attracted to, and seduced by, trendy ideas, and the process by which these ideas then become mainstream (he calls the originators of these trends “bellwethers”). He shares eight examples of counterproductive business practices (which contribute to 80% of employees wishing they could quit) and proposes novel and inspiring alternatives that, for forward-thinking organizations, is leading to transformation, exceptional results and an inspiring culture. See a short video clip here.
The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch
During this keynote, Dr. Lance Secretan will take us on an invigorating, radical and inspiring journey in which he will describe why our contemporary leadership paradigm is broken—in politics, business, academia, healthcare, law, religion and elsewhere, and share an entirely fresh approach that breaks away from the pack—a reset—that has been successfully proven by corporations, cities, states and provinces and countries.
A Grand Theory of Corporate Vitality
Dr. Lance Secretan has helped some of the best leaders in the world build inspiring organizations and cities. Learn how his book, “A Love Story” has helped to shape an entirely new theory of what it takes to build vibrant, inspiring organizations—and it isn’t called “Leadership”.
ONE Dream®: The Transformative Journey
In many organizations internal competition for resources, ideology, and the need for control or power hamper the development of a unified vision. The creation of what Dr. Secretan calls ONE Dream® raises the aspirations of all the parties—inspiring them as ONE—because a dream elevates the conversation to Higher Ground, above the mundane and the pedestrian, to where the inspiration of shared ideals hold sway, leaving the squabbles over territory, power, and position to the lower ground.
ONE: The Art and practice of Conscious Leadership
Dr. Lance Secretan shares the practice of Conscious Leadership through the transformative CASTLE® Principles for you to experience. How do we live as Conscious Leaders? By practicing the CASTLE® Principles—Courage, Authenticity, Service, Truthfulness, Love and Effectiveness. Of course, saying it and living it are two different things—but not as difficult as we imagine.
There are contemplative cards for almost every aspect of life—except business. Lance Secretan saw this need and created the Spirit@Work® Cards to meet it. Several printings followed, and people have found many applications for them in corporations and organizations of all kinds and they are now widely used for setting the tone of meetings, to provide inspiration in the workday and as personal gifts of friendship and spirit. This is a highly interactive keynote where the audience controls the content through the Spirit@Work® Mobile app.