Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn

Leadership and Team Building Expert, Author of International Bestseller, The Fred Factor

Speaker Categories: Team Building | Innovation | Change Management | Best Practices | Managing Change | Peak Performance | Team Building | Innovation and Creativity

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Leadership and Team Building Expert,
Author of International Bestseller, The Fred Factor 

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark Sanborn is known internationally as "the high content speaker who motivates." He presents 90-100 programs every year on leadership, team building, customer service and mastering change. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Certified Speaking Professional

Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

Books

Mark is the author of nine books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between, Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results. His latest book is The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be.

Video Training

He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.

Clients

Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.

Awards and Recognition

Mark is a past president of the National Speakers Association and winner of The Cavett, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. In 2007, Mark was awarded The Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award by Sales & Marketing Executives International.

Education

A cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, Mark worked his way through college as an After Dinner Speaker. After graduation, he was an Account Executive, Regional Manager and Associate Publisher in the magazine publishing industry.

Mark resides in the greater Denver, Colorado area with his wife Darla and sons Hunter and Jackson. Mark is also an avid downhill skier, scuba diver and motorcyclist.

The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are And How Good You Could Be

Mark Sanborn’s newest keynote presentation The Potential Principle is a preview of his new book being released in Fall 2017. How do you keep getting better when you’re already the best? Or what happens when complacency, outdated thinking or weariness stunts performance? What do you do when growth stalls, or when your team is working below its true potential? THE ANSWER: You’ve got to pursue your true potential. Today’s top performers and top companies often experience a crisis once they’ve moved into the number one spot. It is easy to become complacent and rest on past accomplishments while competitors are biting at your heels. When you’re Number One, there is nobody to emulate. You either keep increasing your lead or run the risk of being overtaken by Numbers Two through Five. Mark Sanborn has worked with many of America’s best companies. That’s because he has the ability to motivate and teach simple, proven and highly effective ways of thinking and doing that keep individuals and organizations moving forward and gaining new ground. Not only has he learned from working with the best—some 2400 clients—but he’s learned what doesn’t work, too, and he can help you change your thinking and supercharge your performance.

The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

Personalize the message of Mark’s bestselling book, The Fred Factor, for your audience. This highly motivational presentation explains how you can become a Fred … providing you the means to reinvent your business and life through self-mastery, vision, empowerment, and service. This program is a powerful way to get everyone from frontline employees to upper management focused on the importance of self-responsibility and creating value for those with whom we work and live with. It goes beyond the workplace to show viewers how to enrich their personal lives as well.

The Fred Factor: Lead Like Fred

Is your leadership ordinary or extraordinary? Have you considered what makes the difference? The proof is in the results you get from the people you lead. Ordinary leadership = ordinary results. Extraordinary leadership = extraordinary results. The four principles of the international bestseller The Fred Factor affect every aspect of your business or organization. Mark Sanborn, ranked by LeadershipGurus as one of the top 30 leadership experts in the world today, shows you how the Fred Factor philosophy affects your leadership skill and the results you achieve. He’s presented “Lead Like Fred” to hundreds of audiences across the U.S. The insights are tailored specifically to leadership and easy to understand and apply. If you think The Fred Factor is just about customer service, think again. The principles will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

The Fred Factor: Sell Like Fred

Who is Fred? And what is The Fred Factor? Based on his international bestselling book, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary, Mark Sanborn, a former sales and marketing executive, can show you and your tell how to become extraordinary sales professionals and gain a competitive advantage in today’s hotly competitive sales environment. Mark has addressed hundreds of national sales meetings and can bring his expertise to your next meeting. Tailored specifically to sales professionals, “Sell Like Fred” teaches how to truly become a partner rather than just a vendor, create value without necessarily spending money to do it, outthink your competition and reinvent both yourself and your sales process. Mark’s high energy and entertaining approach to education makes “Sell Like Fred” the perfect keynote for your sales team.

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference

In his work with corporate America, Mark Sanborn has found that too many definitions of leadership are focused on the outer manifestation of leadership: the title, position on the org chart, and corner office space. These perquisites of appointed leadership may have little to do with the actual ability of the individual who enjoys them to lead. Sanborn has found that the more telling characteristic of true leaders is their power with people as opposed to the positional power they may enjoy over people. As one of our leading thinkers, authors and speakers on leadership, Mark has focused on the true heart of leadership; What he refers to as little ‘l’ leadership. This—genuine leadership—is not conferred by title or location in the executive suite. It is leadership demonstrated through our everyday actions and the way we influence the lives of those around us. Mark was inspired to write You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference by his encounters with the genuine, often untitled, leaders that make such a significant and positive difference at every level of our organizations. In Mark’s keynote presentation of the same name you’ll gain valuable insights on how to develop your own leadership ability and the leadership potential of your employees. He’ll show you how to identify and develop the characteristics that define genuine leadership. As a master storyteller, Mark has an unparalleled ability to communicate fundamental business and leadership truths through simple stories, anecdotes and humor. You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader is a message that will resonate with those who aspire to make a positive difference — regardless of title or position.

Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results

Fred is back! The Fred Factor has sold nearly million copies. In Fred 2.0, Mark Sanborn brings new stories, illustrations and insights that you and your organization can use to create more customer loyalty, innovative products, services and experiences, and to deliver the kind of profitable results that are so elusive to many. Mark goes deeper into the philosophy and practices of the extraordinary. Drawing from his work with top leaders and organizations, he engages listeners with the why, what and how of taking any job, product or service up a notch. He teaches how to replace money with imagination, build and keep better relationships, and rejuvenate purpose and passion to have more fun and greater success at work.
  • The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be
    The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be Purchase Book
  • Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results
    Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results Purchase Book
  • Up, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between
    Up, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between Purchase Book
  • Encore Effect : How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do
    Encore Effect : How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do Purchase Book
  • You Don't Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference
    You Don't Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference Purchase Book
  • The Fred Factor
    The Fred Factor Purchase Book

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