Lance Secretan, one of the world’s foremost strategists and leadership advisors, brings passion and courage to his cause—to change the world by reawakening spirit and values in the workplace. Lance’s brilliance as a teacher and storyteller is showcased in his work as an electrifying and unique thought leader, public speaker, “coaches’ coach,” and bestselling author. In his breakthrough work on leadership and inspiration, Lance has the uncanny ability to foretell, discern and translate concepts while holding the mega-view.
Secretan’s life is one of exceptional experiences and contribution. Wisdom drawn from years as a corporate executive, academic, humanitarian, coach, father, and husband makes his perspectives invaluable. Lance has several degrees including a Masters in International Relations from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude) and a Ph. D. from the London School of Economics.
The former CEO of a Fortune 100 company and an acclaimed business school professor, Lance Secretan works with a gifted worldwide faculty changing the lives of people and transforming companies and revolutionizing the way they think about leadership.
Thirty of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, and 11 of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for in America, are his clients. He is the international best-selling author of fourteen books on leadership, an award-winning columnist, teacher, philosopher, corporate coach and mentor, and one of North America's most sought-after keynote speakers, retreat leaders, and business advisors. His book ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership. Voted one of the nation's top ten speakers, and one of the “top 21 speakers for the 21st century” (Successful Meetings), he addresses audiences around the world. Lance was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games and former Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program.
Dr. Secretan works with an exceptional worldwide faculty to guide the transformation of people and organizations. One in five of Industry Week’s 100 Best-Managed Companies are among his clients. The foreword to one of his books, Inspire: What Great Leaders Do, was written by 13 CEO’s, all testifying to the transformational effects on their corporations and personal lives as a result of their work with Lance and his colleagues.
In recognition of a lifetime of caring about people and the planet, Lance was awarded the prestigious International Caring Award (often referred to as the U.S. Nobel Prize), as well as the McFeely Leadership Award.
An expert skier, he divides his time between homes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and Ontario, Canada overlooking a 700-acre wilderness reserve where he lives with his wife Tricia.
"Lance, we so appreciate the time and energy you put into your session. Your experiences and wisdom provided valuable insight and so many of the delegates spoke to us directly about the value they received from attending. We are thrilled with the outcome. You should be feeling a lot of love and good karma coming from AceTech and its delegates for a long time to come. Kudos to your team at the Secretan Centre who worked efficiently from start to finish and made every encounter a pleasure."
"You're one hell of a speaker! Our hearts, minds and bottom lines are deeply indebted to you".