Award-winning business author Dean Lindsay is a powerful business keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach. He has been hailed as ‘America’s Progress Agent’ by The Strategic HR Forum as well as:
All of Dean’s presentations – in person & virtual – and his fully customized coaching programs are designed to reach each client’s desired outcomes. Here are some of his most requested topics:
Dean’s books, including CREATING PROGRESS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE and HOW TO ACHIEVE BIG PHAT GOALS (Winner of the Business Class News Editors’ Choice award for BOOK OF THE YEAR and Recommended as one of the ’21 BEST GOAL SETTING BOOKS TO READ’ on PositivePsychology .com) have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.
Dean’ national and international clients include: United States Patent and Trademark Office, KPMG, American Airlines, True Value Hardware, Texas A&M, New York Life, Aramark Canada, Century 21, Precision Tune Auto Care Franchising Inc., House of Blues, Anthem, Michigan State University, Pacific Life & Annuity, Marriott, Heinz, First Heritage Credit Union, Hilton, Relax the Back, American Express, Western Union, Verizon, John Hancock Financial, HANDHELD (Sweden), Amway, Nestle, Gold’s Gym, FASTSIGNS, Bell Partners, EKOS (Ecuador), LPL Financial, UNITS Franchising Group, Menards, ConocoPhillips, Haggar Clothing, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems LLC and the United States Peace Corp.
He has had the privilege of sharing his powerful business growth insights on stages across the globe including: Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica. Dean is an active member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, a cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas and has served as Guest Lecturer to both the UCLA and University of
Dean has served as a featured contributor to Entrepreneur’s Organization’s (EO) OCTANE Blog, HR. com’s Leadership Excellence Magazine, CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Training Magazine Europe, Executive Travel, Sales and Service Excellence, Networking Times and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead magazine as well as numerous podcasts and the audio magazine Selling Power Live. His business views have also been featured on the Voice of America radio as well as the Dallas Morning News and Monster.com.
Dean’s thoughts on authentic business development by building and strengthening PROGRESS-based work cultures have been endorsed by a who’s who of international business thought leaders including Ken Blanchard (author of THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER) who calls Dean’s writings “a much needed kick in the pants.”
You can’t achieve your best without learning the all-important art of connecting. Dean Lindsay’s rip-roaring CODE Cracking programs, based on his best selling business book Cracking the Networking CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Relationships, are filled with fresh insights to build meaningful, profitable, win-win relationships for business and life.
The Progress Challenge is just that, a challenge – a challenge to progress, a challenge to work and win in this world of continual, mind-spinning change. Meeting this challenge creates better leaders, better team members, better human beings.
In tough economic times, Customer service IS the difference between success and failure. This innovative program encourages participants to internalize three powerful insights about customers and introduces them to unique and powerful models for inspiring true customer loyalty.
The problem with the term “change management” is that no one really desires to change or plans to change. We desire and plan to progress. The program is based on Dean’s The Progress Challenge: Working and Winning in a World of Change.
The ailing economy and the tough business climate (not to mention the real climate) make it easy to understand why so many people have trouble finding ways to get and stay moving toward progress. Yet, opportunities for progress still exist, even in the most challenging of times.
Cultivating Quality Referrals is VITAL for sales in today’s tough economic times. In this motivational, thought provoking and highly entertaining program, Dean digs deep into the three keys to Consistently Cultivating Quality Referrals.
Learning and consistently utilizing effective time management strategies turns a perishable resource into a source of productivity and profits. Dean’s Always Time for Progress time management training program reveals hindering habits and supplies a detailed framework for developing a progress based personal action plan.
Big PHAT Goals is designed for organizations that view their payroll as an investment rather than an expense and are committed to retaining and developing committed self motivated team players. The Big PHAT Goals Program is designed to Align Personal Goals with Organizational Objectives.
Workplace stress is rarely part of anyone’s job description, but it is unfortunately part of most jobs. Effects of stress reduce productivity and damage an organization’s bottom line. Participants in the From Stress to Progress! Stress management training program gain important insights into how stress in one area impacts other areas, how coping resources in one area impacts other areas, how coping resources in one area can be used to decrease stress in another.
The hardest aspect of goal achievement is not in crafting a goal or even in knowing how to achieve it. The real challenge is staying connected to the passion and understanding of WHY.
“More than a motivational speaker, Dean Lindsay is The DEAN of Sales and Service! Energetic, Funny and Thought Provoking, Dean delivered an outstanding presentation to our elite group of business people. We look forward to inviting Dean back to our next business event!”
“Your message was extremely appropriate to our Sales Leaders during these uncertain financial times. As you are aware, like most major corporations, we are dealing with lots of change both with the economy and organizationally and your message was relevant and on the mark.”
“Dean Lindsay was the perfect choice to keynote the Meineke Dealers Association Convention. His combination of contagious wit and sales and service insights inspired us to face the challenge of improving our operations, while providing us the template to make it happen.”
“Dean Lindsay is an outstanding thought leader on the subject of developing priceless business relationships.”
“Dean brings a great sense of how to connect quickly with people through impactful and fun stories. If your goal is to give your franchisees tools to drive sales and support it with service initiatives through a fun and energized session, I highly recommend Dean.”
“We had Dean speak at our international Business Partner Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Dean delivered a very energetic, dynamic and humorous motivational speech for our international Group of reselling partners, focusing on change and progress. I can highly recommend him.”
” ‘Change Management’ is one of our leadership competencies and we were thrilled to learn from Dean. We now say no to “Change Management” and transitioned this competency to “Progress Leadership”. More than 300 of our leaders appreciated Dean’s approach to educate with entertainment.”
“We had Dean speak at our management retreat recently here in Montego Bay, Jamaica and we were treated to an engaging and energetic talk about a fresh approach to leadership, Progress Leadership. Dean’s message was timely and a fun kick in the pants. Dean is a genuine, talented, funny and easy to get to know person. I highly recommend Dean to any organization looking to improve the way you manage.”
“Wow!! That was amazing Dean! An absolutely perfect sales kickoff keynote for our team, best we have ever had! Thanks a million for your smart, fun, meaningful and engaging presentation. We loved it!”
“Dean Lindsay was a great choice for our keynote speaker at our annual Sales & Leadership summit. His energy, passion, humor, and guidance were highly valuable to our team. This was a great way to set a positive and thought-provoking kickoff with our leaders, his message and book “Progress Leadership” was perfect timing with the new business normal and us meeting for the first time in person since 2020. Dean’s message enabled our teams to implement new ideas and to drive progress within their organizations. Dean also was highly skilled in facilitating some of our team breakout sessions at the meeting. I would highly recommend to any company wanting to bring a fresh and useful message that will drive a positive culture and make your leadership team better in the future.”