Dr. John Izzo 2016-11-01T13:57:10+00:00

Project Description

Dr. John IzzoDr. John Izzo

leading business leadership expert

Dr. John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London.

His client organizations range from high tech to high touch, hotels to hospitals, and government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups.

John has devoted his life and career to showing leaders how to create workplaces that bring out the best in people and discover more purpose and fulfillment in life and work. For over twenty years he has conducted pioneering work on employee engagement and helped leaders create exceptional corporate cultures.

He is the author of five books. In his first, Awakening Corporate Soul, John identifies four paths to more engagement at work. In Values Shift: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce, he identifies six major shifts in work values and creates a blueprint for the 21st century workforce and provides practical ideas on how to win over employees. His book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die, was the basis for a five hour Biography and PBS Television series in which John interviewed 250 people from the age of 60 – 106 asking them to reflect back on what they had learned about life. This bestseller was named the best self-help book of 2008 by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Izzo’s latest book, Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything offers inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can step up and make a difference in work, family, community or the world. Filled with moving stories of how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary feats the book challenges each of us to step up and create change. He shows how leaders can create a workplace where people will choose to step up.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Izzo was a senior organizational development consultant for Kaiser Permanente and Vice President of The Einstein Consulting Group, an international customer service consultancy. He holds a Masters degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in organizational communication.

Leaders say that John Izzo brings the unique combination of practical ideas and highlevel “big picture” thinking to their organizations. He inspires people to greater vision, challenges them with new insights, and leaves them with practical strategies to create the organization of the future. Above all, he ignites the spark in all of us to live a more authentic and purposeful life—an uncommon life where lasting legacy is balanced with every day fulfillment.

Topic Titles

Stepping Up Changes Everything

Branding from the Inside Out: Engaged Associated Drive Your Brand

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Leading for Excellence & Engagement

Stepping Up Your Gamin in Work & Life

The Green Advantage: How to Build Sustainability Into Your Culture


Stepping UP

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Values Shift: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the Inter-Generational Workforce

Awakening Corporate Soul: Creating High Performance/High Fulfillment at Work

Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work

List of Past Clients

  • Canadian Health Association
  • Coca Cola
  • Duke Energy
  • HP
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Remax
  • TD Bank
  • The Center for Organization Effectiveness
  • Walmart
  • American Society of Assocation Executives
  • CBBA
  • Dominos Pizza
  • Dynamic Mutual Funds
  • IBM
  • McDonalds
  • Shell
  • Telus
  • Verizon