An authority on speed and focus, Vince Poscente understands the key elements--mental toughness, passion for excellence and a fun journey--necessary in today's corporate world. Taking his own formula to accelerate toward big goals, Poscente added to his list of achievements becoming an award-winning salesperson for Century 21; a VP of Marketing for the world's largest real estate investment service, Int'l Investment Properties; a USA & Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame inductee; and a New York Times best-selling author of four business/pop psychology books, including The Age of Speed.
After the unexpected death of a high school friend, Vince Poscente realized life is short. He made a promise to say "yes" to any opportunity that came his way – including realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic skier. At the age of 30, after only four years of training, he was marching in the opening ceremonies with the Canadian Olympic team in Albertville, France. In the sport of speed skiing, Vince Poscente vied for gold with a speed of 135 mph on skis.
Unraveling the notion that in today's world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance. He combines lessons from his remarkable Olympic experience with insights from his book The Age of Speed to inspire even the most resistant individuals to embrace speed. With his infectious energy, warmth, and humor, Poscente's keynote leaves audiences energized and excited about getting fast results.
Vince holds a Masters in Organizational Management and a managing partner in Media/Communications agency, and has led an award-winning real estate career as Vice President of North America's largest real estate investment service.
Vince is the author of The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now Worldand The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership For the Self, and the best-selling book, InVinceAble Principles: Essential Tools for Life Mastery. His latest is Heroes Climb: The Ascent From I to Us.
Unraveling the notion that in today’s world we need to ‘hang-on,’ Poscente illustrates how harnessing the speed of change becomes a competitive advantage. Through powerful examples and edge of your seat stories, your audience will be energized and ready to tackle the tough challenges ahead of them.
As Education Chair for our Young Presidents Organization chapter, my role was to find educational resources that were engaging and substantive. YPO audiences can be difficult to please because they've seen it all and done it all. Although they are hungry for information, meeting their high standards is a challenge. Vince Poscente, Olympian and New York Times best-selling author, spoke to our group and exceeded our expectations. His entertaining style and inspiring story were coupled with powerful leadership and performance tools. In a world that is going faster, Vince Poscente showed how to simplify the business of life through alignment, agility and aerodynamics. Finally, we were impressed with Vince Poscente's extra time before, during and even after our event. He spent the time to learn about our specific challenges, integrated his discovery into the context of his talk and then spent the rest of the day with our members.
Any speaker that starts his presentation standing on a chair, re-living his Olympic speed skiing past, has me from the word "Go!" Vince is engaging, energetic, and entertaining. The perfect combo for delivering a profound message with impact and clarity. I will never forget this presentation [in 2005 to the Cable Advertising Bureau], and especially how he brought it all home and made it relevant to our lives and our businesses. Well done sir.
I stepped into the back of the room filled with 500+ attendees just to listen to Vince for a moment. I stood there engaged for over an hour. He was extremely entertaining, funny and his story was heartfelt. I walked out of that room energized and motivated.
Everyone on the management team, as well as other attendees I spoke with, was impressed with your presentation. As we had expected, it fit very nicely with the objectives of the Summit, however it exceeded our expectations in terms of the delivery and the enthusiasm it generated. It was a very powerful way to punctuate the day's events. We also appreciate the time you spent mingling with the team at the "after glow". It was a genuine pleasure to have you at the Summit.