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Brian Souza

Best-Selling Author and Organizational Productivity Expert, Founder and President of ProductivityDrivers
  • Founder and CEO of GetListed and Paragon Holidays
  • Studied high-performance individuals and organizations for over a decade to discover the fundamentals of a successful leader
  • Uses research and experience to guide leaders on improving employee performance and organization productivity
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LeadershipSales

Brian Souza is the author of New York Times best-selling The Weekly Coaching Conversation: A Business Fable about Taking Your Game and Your Team to the Next Level, which is profoundly changing the way business leaders think of their role as it relates to getting the most out of the team. Souza’s background as a business expert, researcher, and motivational speaker make him one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit today, and he is passionate about sharing his unique perspective and framework on leadership development, organizational productivity, and sales with thousands of people around the world each year. Expressive and energetic, his ability to blend foundational research and actionable advice into an inspiring, highly-interactive presentation creates a memorable experience for all participants, and his thought-provoking, content-rich keynotes deliver results.

A Weekly Coaching Conversation. Over the past decade, Souza studied high-performance individuals and organizations, sitting down with dozens of world-class leaders and looking under the hood of a number of first-rate companies. He discovered that the fundamental differentiating factor of successful and high-performing managers was not necessarily their IQ, strategic vision, operational prowess, or even charismatic persona—though these are obviously important ingredients. The difference primarily came down to one thing: their approach. They didn’t act like a manager; they acted like a coach.

In The Weekly Coaching Conversation, Souza discusses how world-class leaders, like coaches, understand that the only way to systematically improve individual performance is by giving constructive coaching and developmental feedback. In fact, countless studies have proven that there’s a direct correlation between the quantity and the quality of coaching an individual receives and his or her level of performance improvement. It is an ongoing process that should be inextricably tied to everything managers do. Learning how to facilitate a weekly coaching conversation is the single most important skill leaders must master in order to improve teams’ performance and organizations’ productivity.

Souza is also the author of the critically-acclaimed book Become Who You Were Born to Be, which has been published in multiple languages and s available in 35 countries around the world. It focuses on helping people discover their unique gift so they can share it with the world. A well known and respected expert, he and his work have been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, USA TODAY, and the European Business Review, to name a few.

Driving Productivity. Brian Souza is the founder and president of ProductivityDrivers, an innovative corporate training company specializing in improving employee performance and organizational productivity. As a respected thought leader in leadership development, organizational productivity, and sales, he works with leading companies worldwide. Prior to founding ProductivityDrivers, Souza was the founder and CEO of GetListed and Paragon Holdings. Early in his career, he worked at Akamai Technologies, NetGravity, and Netscape Communications.

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