Dr John Izzo

Travels from: Canada

Inspiring greatness in people, John stretches leaders to dream big

Categories: Change Management, Innovation

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Dr. John Izzo provokes greatness in people and companies. He stretches leaders to dream even bigger through intentional leadership. His powerful stories strike a chord with some of the best companies in the world because his concepts apply to “the head and the heart” of individual and collective change. John drives home the importance of people’s roles in a company with hard hitting facts from research studies and practical ideas grounded in the “how”.

A bestselling author of six books, John’s books include the international bestsellers Awakening Corporate Soul, Values Shift and The Five Secrets You must Discover Before You Die. His most recent book titled Stepping Up, shows the power of personal responsibility in life, work and society.

Over the last twenty years he spoken to over one million people, taught at two major universities, advised over 500 organizations and is frequently featured in the media by the likes of Fast Company, PBS, CBC, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and INC Magazine.

He has advised some of the best companies in the world including DuPont, TELUS, McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, Westjet, RBC, Lockheed Martin, Qantas Airlines, Humana, Microsoft and the Mayo Clinic.

John is as a pioneer in the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability movements and is a Distinguished Fellow at the East West Institute–a non partisan think tank working on international security issues including food, water and energy security.

Speaker Topics

100% Responsibility/0% Excuses: Creating a culture of ownership
In this hard hitting keynote Dr. John Izzo talks about a concept he calls 100/0 and how each one of us can take greater accountability when we put our excuses aside by focusing on what we can do and the role we play.
Leading for Transformational Change: Turning resistance into results
Get your people to step up to create change. This talk is hard hitting, practical and guaranteed to get your leaders to turn resistance into results.
Leading on Purpose: Winning people with the why
In this engaging keynote John explains WHY purpose matters and drives home how to drive the WHY on a daily basis in your organization.
Stepping Up: How responsibility inspires change
Dr. John Izzo inspires audiences how stepping up creates positive change while improving satisfaction at work and in life.
The Purpose Revolution: Winning the emerging customer, employee and investor
This keynote shows how a new driver of choice is happening worldwide where consumers, employees and investors are using purpose and community as a major driver of their commitments.
The Secrets of Highly Engaging Workplaces and Leaders
Based on his work with many of the best workplaces in the world, John shows leaders how to implement simple disciplines and routines guaranteed to create highly engaged teams.


Dr. John Izzo’s message on stepping up resonates with every level in an organization. It inspires each of us to do more, be better and make a bigger difference. His session delivered motivation in real world terms that makes you want to go out and take 100% responsibility. Well done and well delivered!

Canadian Business Aviation Association

John is a truly inspiring speaker, whose candid approach and storytelling capability reinforced key messages with the audience. He did a great job of challenging our current thinking, forcing us to look at our own culture and the role each of us plays in making the desired transformation.


Our audience were inspired and left with the desire to put into action many of John’s ideas. John’s ability to share his knowledge through story telling left us all wanting more. Over the years, we have heard many speakers and John is by far one of the most impactful we have seen. His messages hit the mark perfectly. The session was described by all as an ‘out of the park home run’


Dr John Izzo - Change Management

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