If this is
what your clients want as a result of their conferences or
events, they can have it! Helping companies
create this rare level of leadership experience is
what he does. And he'd be honored to work with you.
Ian offers three
options to clients looking for advanced programs
on high-performance leadership.
The Leadership Dream
content-rich and engaging presentation that motivates leaders
at all levels to aim higher, build unassailable unity, inspire
others to greatness, innovate with courage and aspire to wisdom.
Ian reveals and explores the five essential factors common
to all high performing leadership teams and shows leaders how
to build and sustain a powerful Dream Team committed
to the Corporate Vision.
The Intensive 3 Hour Executive Leadership Program:
Presented only to
executive level leaders, Ian's full three hour program
is amazing. It takes this time to deeply explore the
specific dynamics and challenges of creating a high performing
executive team. No kid
gloves used here. Provocative leading-edge teaching and energizing
discussion engages executives at their level and expands
their horizons even further.
The Transformational Executive Event:
and your client have been on executive retreats before...but
not like this.
Ian has studied how, when and where true breakthrough thinking
occurs and what that reveals about how an executive team can
literally transform the way it
thinks and works. We conduct the program at one of our unique
where resources found nowhere else in the world are used to
unite and ignite the team in a dramatic and powerful way.
Five Essential Factors in Building High-Performance
psychologist, renowned business speaker and executive
team coach, Ian works primarily with senior leadership.
From years of high level experience working with executives
in dozens of industries he's found high performance
leadership to be directly dependent on five
three of Ian's programs integrate these five factors
in creating leadership Dream
Teams throughout the organization. Obviously the length
of the program determines the depth to which these essential
factors are explored and applied.
ultimate benefit to your client or company is leaders strong
in vision, unity,
innovation and wisdom. You begin to develop leaders who
almost effortlessly reach into
and transform individuals and teams from their
current level of performance to their full potential and
In most organizations there is a quantum difference between
those two levels and buried in that difference are economic
and spiritual rewards almost beyond imagination.
even one of these five factors is weak,
the company's success and the leader's sense of fulfillment
meaning are jeopardized.
are links to a detailed description of each program as well
as to the fee schedule.
Leadership Dream Team Keynote Presentation
The Intensive 3 hour Executive Leadership Program
The Transformational Executive Event
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Leadership Dream Team Keynote Presentation
you get is an engaging, power-packed and content-rich 60 to
75 minutes of original insights into high performance leadership.
Your audience feels empowered to 'get serious' about their
leadership and to recognize just how immense and rewarding
the opportunities before them are. In short, you'll have one
'turned-on' team of leaders!
all Ian brings a presence to the platform that invites the
audience to open head and heart to what he has to say. Not
many other world-class speakers make it a point to come in
early enough to hear the speakers before him and remain long
enough to really connect with audience members.
presentation titles are created to fit the situation and
to appeal to the specific audience. What he talks about
are the five essentials of high performance leadership -
vision, collaboration, passion/inspiration, innovation and
describing them in such an appealing way the listener is
compelled to immediately apply them to their personal and professional
is an important principle for Ian and he'll elaborate on
one or more of the points depending on the event theme and
client needs him to do. "Vision" is the most commonly asked
for emphasis followed
and "Inspiration." Every point leads back to leadership.
planners and clients particularly appreciate the time Ian takes
to understand the situation and then deliver exactly what
approach gives you the information you need to tell the client
exactly what Ian talks about and yet allows for significant
customization to ensure the message is fresh and relevant.
wrapped in Style
worry that high content speakers can send audiences into a
deep sleep. Not this one! With plenty of entertainment
value to keep people engaged but not so much as to detract
from the message, Ian is one of the most highly regarded presenters
in the professional speaking world. You aren't declared "one
of the top 21 speakers for the 21st century" by Successful
Meetings magazine nor are you inducted into both the
US and Canadian Speaker Halls of Fame because you're dull.
ability to blend high content with an entertaining style has
made Ian a popular speaker at Incentive Events where clients usually
want something that is both substantive and celebratory.
message will fit anywhere but is particularly effective at
the beginning of your event. He sets a positive tone and arouses
an upbeat energy that'll last throughout the entire conference.
here for a sample of Ian's keynote style and call Donna Townsend
for more information or to hold dates for your client. 877-502-3898
or direct at 714-960-7417 or email
Intensive 3 hour Executive Leadership Program
This 3 hour program is conducted
for senior leaders only. There are so few presentations
on leadership developed specifically for the senior level,
which is why this one is
so exceptional. Ian speaks at their level and then
invites them to stretch their horizons even further. This
point you may want to emphasize in your proposal.
So why 3 hours? Because
what it takes to understand, accept and begin to integrate
the five key ingredients for a high performing executive
team. All the leadership issues won’t be resolved
in three hours but they’ll sure know what it will
take to resolve them. And the the team will feel a
commitment to doing what it takes. And for your client,
a very good start.
Where this program
If it's a major conference,
this Intensive Leadership Program makes an excellent
concurrent session for senior leaders. All the other participants
go off to sessions specifically for their interests, but
rarely do you see a session just for senior leaders. Now
you have one! Make this a unique suggestion in your proposal.
If the event is made up of
organizational leaders this fits as a main platform 'mini-seminar'
as well. It makes for a powerful morning session particularly.
Third, the client doesn't
need to plan a conference at all. You can book Ian to be
onsite at any time with little disruption to the executives
working day. Often Ian has conducted a session in the morning
for half the leadership team and in the afternoon for the
3 hour intensive program covers:
Like the Keynote, this program
will be customized to the situation. However the basic outline
is as follows:
• How to define a
clear, energizing and courageous Corporate Vision that
gives everyone something to believe in and rally around.
Honestly most "visions" aren't even visions and
they excite no one, not even the person who wrote it. The
organization's grand statement of purpose should arouse
awe and a sense of honest-to-goodness destiny. If
do that we've got work to do.
• Testing and strengthening the
cohesiveness and collaboration between team members with
a view to eliminating any semblance of silo mentality.
Most corporate struggles are self-inflicted wounds caused
by the lack of unity among leaders. It's hurting their
bottom line and there's absolutely no need for it.
especially need to be able to deal with the most difficult
of issues and come away more energized and unified than
they began. Ian will tell them how.
• Why leaders are followed because
of their passion and ability to inspire others. We'll
go so far as to say that if one isn't inspiring others,
one isn't leading. Passion isn't some chore where managers
serve employees pancakes and wear the "Come alive
in '05" sweatshirt.
Passion comes from the soul. It's there...it just needs
permission to be visible.
• The critical need for innovative
thinking and action from senior leaders. This observation
may hurt, but we've concluded that its not the rank and
file most resistant to change...its managers, especially
senior managers. Notice we didn't use the word 'leaders'
there because leaders are by definition innovators. They
go ahead of everyone. If the company is running
around the country looking for "best practice" it
is likely that innovation is one of their weak points.
• Why the word 'wisdom' is rarely
heard in management conversations. If they have "Management
Competencies" have them take a look and see if 'wisdom'
is listed. And yet if we could wish for one thing, wouldn't
to know our decisions were truly wise? As mysterious as
wisdom may be, it can be learned. Granted, the process
of learning how to access the wisdom is
somewhat unusual...but then so are the results!
This is how high performance executive
teams are built. With these parts and in this order. No exceptions.
As you can tell, no kid gloves are used
here. This program involves provocative leading-edge teaching,
choices. If your client wants
senior leadership teams characterized by these five essential
characteristics – this extended program will take
engagement includes up to 100 copies of Ian's eye-opening
book The Profitable Power of Purpose along
with the companion workbook featuring the 20
Wicked Questions every leadership
team needs to ask itself. Additional copies can be purchased
for a video of Ian describing this program
and call Donna Townsend for more information or to hold
or direct at 714-960-7417 or email
Transformational Executive Event
your client is at a point where the executive team
has got to pull out all the stops - where the stakes
the team must come through like never before, the
program you want to look at is The Transformational Executive
Event. This is an executive retreat unlike any other.
company that's been through or is about to go through a major
change like a merger, a crises or a significant re-direction
is a prime candidate for this program.
the same old approach to the executive retreat will produce
the same tired results. Real breakthrough thinking, market-leading
innovation and a renewal of team spirit seldom happens while
sitting in a 'U'
shape looking at each others slides. Playing group games
like passing each other through rope 'spider webs' is another
tired technique hardly appropriate for senior executives.
researched a way to break the team out of its old thinking
think differently. The result is a genuine transformation
in how the team makes decisions, innovates and strategizes.
Just as important is the remarkable level of unity
that will develop within the team.
many great new ideas, this one has been right in front of
us all along.
do people discover their very best answers and ideas? It's
while they aren't working at it!
It's while on a morning run, walking down a fairway, hiking
a canyon, on a long country drive,
enjoying some peace and quiet, in the shower - and even in
sleep. In the middle of something that has nothing to
do with your problem - bam - it "comes" to you! This is a
we can understand this simple and common phenomenon and use
the same principles in creating a transformational executive
event, the outcome would be literally mind-blowing. Ironically
executive teams would get more high level work done by not
working so hard at it.
mind is released to its full potential by silence, beauty,
pleasure, relaxation, laughter, kinetics, creativity, and
our senses. Sounds like your typical
strategic planning session, doesn't it?
the client can certainly choose their own retreat location,
we're partnering with one-of-a-kind destination resorts who
resources found nowhere else in the world - resources we
use to create
to think differently.
With his advanced skills as a facilitator Ian helps the executive
team shape this thinking into fresh and innovative solutions
from nature, to therapeutic spa treatments to golf is used
to generate a higher level of dialog and build team unity.
Obviously there are organizations who think strategic
planning should be an exhausting mind-numbing and defensive
experience that maintains the status quo. This is not the
program for them. It is the program for your clients
who are always pressing you for something new and different
- the ones who aren't afraid to go where few have gone.
of the destination resorts we're talking to are located in
Alaska where nature is virtually untouched by humans; in
rock canyons of Arizona, one of the most spiritual places
on earth; in beautiful Lake Las Vegas,
Nevada; in Ireland on one of the oldest golf courses in the
world, and in the Bavarian Forest of Germany. Until
we have the arrangements finalized we are
to list the options. Call us, however, and we'll be happy
to discuss it with you.
Ian in some venues will be Robert Poulton a
genius at corporate turnarounds and solving the unsolvable.
Bob turned a $46 million loss into $7 million positive
revenue in a space of 18 months by thinking differently.
He's a student of how people think and says that fixing any business
problem depends on three things:
you think about your business
How you think about
who you are and what you do
The thinking process
you use to do what you do
Ian and Bob integrate
their remarkable skills in redirecting group dynamics away
from personalities, common practice and common thinking...and into optimizing
creativity, innovation and community.
isn't the end of it. Ongoing consultations and occasional 'refreshers'
help the executive team make these new thinking processes a
natural part of day to day leadership. Follow-up programs are
specifically for each client.
here for a video (same video as above) of Ian describing
this program and call Donna Townsend for more information
877-502-3898 or direct at 714-960-7417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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