With over three decades of management consulting and corporate research expertise, Bill Capodagli (pronounced Cap-o-die) co-authored one of Fortune magazine's "Best Business Books." Bill is currently the most requested speaker on Walt Disney's success and leadership principles in the U.S.
“Bill’s approach to the workplace served as a glimpse into the opportunities that can arise from a professional culture where mutual respect, trust, collaboration and fun can produce phenomenal results.” President, SHARE
For over ten years, Capodagli Jackson Consulting has assisted organizations incorporate The Disney Way model into their strategic initiatives. Bill is increasingly sought after as an international keynote speaker. He enlightens his audiences with how The Disney Way's model is transforming management paradigms in virtually every industry, from hospitality to health care.
Bill's renowned storytelling talent was acknowledged when his book, The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company, published in eight languages and revised for 2007, was recognized by Fortune magazine as a "Best Business Books." In 2000, McGraw-Hill released Bill's practical Disney Way Fieldbook: How to Implement Walt Disney's Vision of "Dream, Believe, Dare, Do" in Your Company as a companion to the original book. Bill also co-authored Leading at the Speed of Change: Using New Economy Rules to Invigorate Old Economy Companies, the behind-the-scenes story of a leader launched a $5 billion dollar network outsourcing division of AT&T within 5 years. In Bill Capodagli's book and keynote, Innovate the Pixar Way, he takes the audience behind the scenes to witness how Pixar creates stories that live – in the words of Buzz Lightyear – “for infinity and beyond.” It’s all about creating a culture where imagination and collaboration are cherished and rewarded. Bill shares how Pixar can inspire any business to ‘toon in to what makes its employees great.
“Bill’s presentation was very well received and I appreciate the extra time that he took to connect with members of the group outside the session.” Director of the Management Institute, National Community Pharmacists Association
Prior to co-founding his own playground, Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993, Bill held managerial positions at the consulting firms of AT Kearney and Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst and Young). From 1991-1993, Bill helped the University of Southern Indiana launch their business consulting initiative and began teaching the The Disney Way principles to an international client base. During the past decade, Bill Capodagli has become one of the most recognizable "storytellers" (aka keynote speakers) on the cultures of Disney and Pixar, enlightening audiences with Walt Disney's original success formula, “Dream, Believe, Dare, Do”, that is transforming both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies alike.