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Lance Secretan, Ph.D

Dr. Lance Secretan Has a Dream — “To Change the World by Creating Inspiring Organizations.”

Lance Secretan

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Ontario, Canada


Dr. Lance Secretan has a dream — “To change the world by creating inspiring organizations.” He has dedicated his life to transforming companies, changing the lives of the people who work in them, and revolutionizing the way leaders lead. Secretan is pioneering the integration of corporate life and spiritual integrity.

Secretan is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, a university professor, an award-winning columnist and author of 15 books about leadership emphasizing the connection between high performance and the heart, mind and the soul, and inspiration and leadership. Leadership Excellence _ranked him among the top _100 Most Influential Thinkers on Leadership in the World and Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership Speakers.

Lance is a dynamic, thought-provoking and much sought-after leadership coach, consultant and speaker who ignites individual clients, companies and audiences with his passion. His work results in reinvigorated work environments all over the world and his presentations result in standing ovations.

Lance is an expert skier, kayaker and mountainbiker. He and his wife Tricia, divide their time between their homes in Colorado and Ontario, Canada.


What makes some people so unique that they become a beacon for the rest of us? How do they achieve breakthroughs and unique accomplishments that others merely hope for? How do they inspire us to do things we would not otherwise be able to do on our own? In other words, what makes a great leader, and how do they inspire us and change the world?
During this keynote, Dr. Lance Secretan will take us on an invigorating, radical and inspiring journey in which he will describe why our contemporary leadership paradigm is broken-in politics, business, academia, healthcare, law, religion and elsewhere. He’ll share an entirely fresh approach that breaks away from the pack-a reset-that has been successfully proven by corporations, cities, states and provinces and countries.
First Secretan takes on mission, vision and values statements, leadership theory, brand management theory, motivation techniques, psychometric profiling, performance management systems and coaching-to name a few, and then describes, based on his own experience, how alternatives to these ideas have been successfully implemented by some of the greatest organizations in the world.
Secretan’s presentation will reveal the results of 35 years of research, teaching and working with great leaders globally. This is a message that unlocks the answers to challenging questions and defines a leadership path that will forever change your thinking and change your life.
He shows us how everyone can be an inspiring leader, create inspiring organizations and change the world. He presents these ideas in his trademark style, enriched by dazzling multimedia, fascinating stories and metaphors, and a unique engagement with his audience. Secretan distills complex ideas into simple, easy-to-implement concepts, processes, and exercises that explain how to inspire a team, organization, or country-or your family and friends.

ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership
A breakthrough philosophy of leadership based on “ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership” 
Six thousand years ago we were one—we shared the same stories and myths, mysteries and magic. The classical Greek philosophers began the process of separate thinking. The great Renaissance thinkers picked up the pace and the genius of our modern scientific and technical era has unraveled this precious human asset. If we continue to separate ourselves—liberal/conservative, parent/child, Muslim/Christian, labor/management, black/white, young/old, rich/poor—we will wither as a society, perhaps as a species.

Conscious Leadership inspires self and others to reframe what we see by making the connections between all the parts—countries as kin, corporations as communities, employees as whole humans, religions as partners rather than competitors.  In this knowing we gain a greater understanding of how all our actions touch and connect with everything else.

Inspire! What Great Leaders Do
Defining your Destiny, Cause and Calling
The foreword of Inspire was written by 15 CEOs who cannot speak highly enough about how these ideas changed their lives and organizations. The need to inspire has never been greater than it is today, when many people feel afraid, cynical, and resigned. Inspiring people in the 1990s was an entirely different proposition; people were lighter, more optimistic, filled with a sense of abundance. Yet people yearn to be inspired more than ever; the need for inspiration has never been greater, especially at work—but where can you find it? The best that most companies can do is try to motivate their people with traditional leadership models. In his international bestselling book, Inspire! What Great Leaders Do, Dr. Lance Secretan offers an inspiring alternative, a tested way to learn how to inspire from within one’s self and use this self-knowledge to inspire others. It starts with the individual and it does transform organizations. This transformational process is Higher Ground Leadership®.

The dictionary defines motivation as providing someone with a motive; to move, impel, induce, incite. By contrast, to inspire means to infuse with an encouraging or exalting influence, to animate, to stimulate by a divinity, a genius, an idea or a passion. The word is derived from the Latin root spirare, meaning to breathe, to give life, to express. Inspiring is other-focused while motivating is self-focused. Inspiring serves youwhere motivating serves me. The difference in organizations is palpable: inspired people arouse the hearts of others—employees and colleagues, customers and suppliers—and this translates directly into improved business performance.

Inspire! What Great Leaders Do teaches business leaders how to inspire superior performance by speaking to the inner lives and deeper needs of employees and anyone with whom you have a business relationship, and by aligning their desires with your organization’s cause—rather than seducing them with carrots that speak only to their outer lives and superficial selves. Secretan’s goals are lofty, but the approach is practical.Inspire! is full of proven methods for connecting with the soul, the real self. It provides valuable guidance for awakening the passion of others and a host of stories that illustrate how inspiring leaders have transformed their business environment from places of fear and resignation to powerhouses of effective performance.

Values-Centered Leadership®
How to guide organizations and people from a Values-centered perspective
The key to leadership lies in timeless values that help us to be of service to others. Think of your organization as though it were a bicycle with the back wheel providing the power and the front wheel providing the direction. From the back wheel, we derive the life skill Values that are the source of personal and organizational power.

The New Story of Leadership
Eleven trends that are redefining leadership
An established trend is gathering momentum: the hunger to experience spirit in the workplace is gaining the force of a movement. The old story of leadership will no longer satisfy this hunger. Followers—employees—are leaving their leaders behind as more and more of them come to work with a new set of expectations.

Fortunately, some leaders—like Lance Secretan—are answering this hunger with a New Story of Leadership that connects employee fulfillment to the bottom-line in concrete ways. In this presentation, Lance proves that the trend is, in fact, mounting, why it matters, and how you can become a New Story Leader.

Reclaiming Higher Ground
Leading from the Soul
Based on Lance Secretan’s worldwide bestseller, Reclaiming Higher Ground: Creating Organizations that Inspire the Soul, this presentation inspires a new way to think about leadership and work. The vast majority of people are deeply dissatisfied with their work lives and this affects the bottom line. Lance Secretan describes how leaders can serve the needs of their employees and how this improves performance.

Loyal, productive, creative employees inspire profits. Employees are eager to bring more than their bodies to work, and because work and the company represent such a huge commitment in a person’s life, they don’t want to bring stress and unhappiness home. There is a lot of productive common ground here—Higher Ground, Secretan calls it, when organizations answer this eagerness and desire with Higher Ground Leadership®.

He lays out a detailed and pragmatic process for organizational transformation that goes much deeper than compensation to address the hearts and minds of individuals, and their vision and goals for their organization. He talks about the inner life, trust, courage, values and community as indispensable to the health of a business. And he sets the record straight about competition, profit, teams and structure in ways that inspire leaders and employees alike.


This Speaker falls in the
$20,000 – $30,000
price category

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