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Leadership Development Expert
Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. GlobalGurus.org lists Mark as one of the top leadership experts in the world. Read More >
Mark has given over 2600 presentations in every state and 14 countries. He has authored eight books and more than two dozen videos and audio training programs. His programs are taught by Crestcom International in 90 countries and Mark is the Leadership Expert in Residence at High Point University.
Mark’s book, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary is an international bestseller and was on the New York Times, Business Week and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. His other books include 1) You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, 2) The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do, 3) Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between, 4) Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results and 5) The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be and 6) The Intention Imperative: 3 Essential Changes That Will Make You a Successful Leader Today.
Mark is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and is a past president of the National Speakers Association.
Mark’s list of clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.
“We each know how good we have become,” Mark says, “but none of us knows how good we can be. One of the most exciting opportunities we get each day is to pursue our potential.” Mark Sanborn challenges his audiences with this message and provides insights for extraordinary living.
He lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife Darla and sons Hunter and Jackson. Read Less ^
Four Ways to Elevate the Customer's Experience
How To Be a Thought Leader
Why I Don't Talk About Customers Service
Discover practical ways to prepare for and deal with change - good, bad or otherwise - by focusing on the mindsets and methods that never change. Read More >
Predicting the future is easy; predicting it correctly is very hard. Since we can’t be certain of what the future holds, what should we always be doing to ensure our success regardless of what happens?
Originally created to help audiences through the aftermath of the economic downturn of 2008, this presentation contains strategies and tips extremely relevant to the COVID-19 crisis and any other unimaginable situations.
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Nobody ever got to the top of Mount Everest accidentally. Summiting the highest peak in the world takes clarity and intention; and so does leading successfully. Read More >
Intentional Leadership = Clarity (knowing clearly where you want to go) + Intentionality (taking consistent action to get there). Clarity without consistent action is daydreaming. Consistent action without clarity is wasted time and effort.
Just as the tools of successful mountaineering have changed and improved over time, so have the requirements of intentional leadership. Based on 33 years of working with organizations globally, teaching leaders and observing powerful shifts, Mark Sanborn has identified three essential areas of focus for leaders in the world.
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How do you keep getting better if you are already among the best? This is a critical question for successful leaders and organizations. What happens when complacency, outdated thinking or weariness stunts performance? What do leaders do when growth stalls, or when their teams are working below their true potential? Read More >
In this presentation, Mark Sanborn provides the answer and teaches four powerful tools your audience can use to pursue their potential.
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In this inspiring presentation, Mark Sanborn shares four life-changing lessons he has learned from Fred, an extraordinary postal carrier. Based on his New York Times and international bestseller, The Fred Factor, Mark will teach how no one can be prevented from choosing to be exceptional. Read More >
As a result, your audience will be able to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the mundane into the magnificent in their personal and professional lives.
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Based on 30 years of working with some of the world’s best leaders and companies, this keynote focuses on the true heart of leadership: making things better for others (and you don’t need a title to do that). Read More >
Mark Sanborn proves how anyone at any level and regardless of title can make a significant contribution and a positive difference.
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Everything went GREAT with Mark. Personally, I feel that he is, by far, the best speaker that we have had. He held our audience’s attention and we had more employees stay for his presentation than ever before.
The company gave everyone a copy of Mark’s book, and after our program Mark signed books until he had to leave for the airport. As a result, he missed lunch completely.
"Over and over again, I’ve heard Mark Sanborn’s motivational speech at the IIA International Conference in Atlanta in June 2010 was the best ever! As Conference Chair and the person who picked you, this makes me very happy. You were, by the way, the #1 rated speaker the conference!"
"I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you again for speaking to the associates at TFS. It’s been nearly six months since you were here and people are still talking about you and the ideas you shared. I continue to get requests from all over the organization, including our field offices, for copies of the DVD from the event so they can watch it with their teams. You really struck a chord with everyone here and I wanted to once again express my appreciation."
"I wanted to thank you for presenting at our kick-off meeting today. You really hit a homerun; perfect ending to a perfect day. Spot on with the theme of our kick off, and I could tell that the group took some key takeaways from your message and that they will put them into motion to make positive change and impact personally and professionally!"
"Thank you for helping make this a great conference for our member-owners. 100% of my feedback from members, vendors, and staff was that you and your presentation were absolutely outstanding. I particularly appreciate and liked the written materials that you provided and the structure of the wrap-up session that you coordinated. Thanks again and I look forward to our fourth engagement."
"Needless to say, Mark, you scored a homerun with the way you integrated the facts about Doubletree into your message. Everyone in the audience was spellbound by the amount of information you had about our company. Kindly make sure to include the Doubletree Hotels Corporation to your list of many, many satisfied clients."
"Thanks again for everything and for doing an outstanding job at our dealer conferences. I have to admit that our dealers at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas are some of the toughest to appease. Upon doing a quick review of our post-conference surveys the score for your presentation was the highest of the conference and there were multiple references in the open comments that stated you were the highlight."
"Although he prefers to be known as a leadership development speaker rather than a motivational speaker, keynote speaker Mark Sanborn was nonetheless a source of significant motivation for more than 1,300 delegates on the morning of Monday, December 7. Challenging the audience to put their passion for the air show business to effective use, Sanborn received as strong a positive response as any ICAS keynote in the last dozen years. He set just the right tone for the 2009 ICAS Convention and sent everyone in attendance out onto the exhibit floor with purpose and enthusiasm."
"Mark was funny and motivational. His remarks on leadership, teamwork, and self mastery were right on the mark. Mark’s tailoring made his entire talk a real homerun for our event."
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