Dr. John Izzo 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. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader and an avid conservationist. He has served on the boards of several large conservation organizations, worked with over 100 companies to create more socially responsible workplaces, and was chair of the North American Environmental Caucus at the UN Conference on Development and Sustainability in Cairo.
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.
Izzo has devoted his life and career to helping leaders create workplaces that bring out the best in people, plus discover more purpose and fulfillment in life and work. For over 20 years, he has pioneered employee engagement, helping organizations create great corporate cultures and leading brands through transformations that create both customer and employee loyalty.
"Dr John Izzo’s presentation was stimulating, thought provoking and entertaining all at the same time. We were truly amazed how Dr Izzo was able to incorporate our company’s values and core beliefs into his presentation. We felt like he had been a 20 year member of the team. Very well done, Sir!" - Dr. Chad Overman, Walmart, Director, Professional Relations
His client organizations range from high tech to high touch, from hotels to hospitals, from government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups. He focuses on coaching leaders and organizations to achieve sustainable success through integrating purposeful leadership with business development practices.
Top executives say that Izzo brings the unique combination of practical ideas and high-level "big picture" thinking to their organizations. He challenges audiences to greater vision and leaves them with practical strategies to create the organization of the future.
Izzo holds a Masters degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in organizational communication.
“We worked with John at our 2011 National Owner/Operator conference. Our Owner/Operator’s 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 homerun’” - Michele Boudria, McDonalds, National Director of Training, Learning and Development
Fast Company -- How to Get Yourself Going
Rotman Magazine -- The New Loyalty
Globe & Mail -- 5 Keys to Career Happines
Macleans -- Redesigning Work
Healthcare Forum Journal -- The Changing Values of Workers