More Focus, Courage, and Commitment
Manley is recognized as an award winning international speaker and business leader, a best selling author, published outdoor adventure photographer and professional musician. He served 2 terms as the President of the National Speakers Association, St. Louis chapter; and is a member of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Leadership Training Staff.
During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million, and a successful IPO on the NYSE. He built an award winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results every day. Manley’s leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List four years in a row.
It is this expertise that he shares by applying lessons learned in business and adventures to life’s daily challenges. Through humor and his easy, likeable manner, he is able to deliver practical and proven content to help organizations maximize their opportunities and develop their most valuable asset, their employees. Through traditional training and coaching, he will leave you with many actionable techniques, frameworks, and insights. Most importantly, he can engage your organization in a way that sustains true results that last well beyond the presentation, and ultimately affect long term change.
Manley’s inspirational keynotes are brought to life through his national geographic photography and riveting stories culminating from a lifetime of adventure through 25 countries, to over 400 outdoor destinations. Manley vividly shares compelling lessons from his adventure and leadership experiences in a way that allows you to relate to your mountains. He will have you hanging beside him surviving in the Himalayas, struggling to communicate in Uzbekistan, and immediately transfer the experience to moving you forward in your courageous efforts.
Vertical Leadership in Action: 6 Strategies and 1 Essential Question to Build Trust Beyond Title, Leadership Beyond Position and Commitment Beyond Circumstance
Leaving Your Legacy: 5 Principles to Transform Your Customer Experience
The Culture Crux: 4 Steps to Increased Engagement, Innovation and Accountability
Chaos and Momentum: How to Gain Clarity and Get What’s Important Done Everyday
World class speaking in action (co-author. #1 amazon Best seller 4x)
Reaching your next summit – 7 Vertical Principles for Leading with Impact (forthcoming fall 2015)
List of Past Clients
- State Farm
- Hdi Ubm Tech
- Moneta Wealth Management
- Master Card
- National Geospatial Agency
- Small Business Monthly Magazine
- Ceva Animal Health