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John Izzo

Authority on Work Life and Leadership

  • Consults and advises top companies by providing practical ideas and big picture thinking
  • Author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover before You Die, named the best self-help book by the Independent Book Publishers Association
  • Creates workplaces that bring out the best in people and helps audiences discover purpose and fulfillment in life and work

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Human ResourcesLeadership

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.

Izzo 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, Izzo 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 Izzo 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 canstep up and make a difference in work, family, community, or the world. Filledwith moving stories of how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary feats thebook challenges each of us to step up and create change. He shows how leaderscan 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 Izzo brings the unique combination of practical ideas and high-level “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.

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