Cameron Herold

Speaker, L&D


Cameron Herold

Author of Double Double | Former COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Cameron Herold is known around the world as “The Business Growth Guru”, who is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth, helping to guide his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. With current clients that include a “Big 4” wireless carrier, and even the monarchy, Cameron speaks not from theory, but from experience, providing tactical and tangible lessons for all audiences, and was called “the best speaker I’ve ever heard”, by Rich Karlgaaard, publisher of Forbes magazine.

Cameron was an entrepreneur from day one.  At 21, he had 14 employees; by 35, he had helped build his first two $100 million dollar companies. By 42, he had engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 million to $106 million in revenue, and 3100 employees—and he did that in just six years. His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in that same six years, and even received coverage on Oprah.

He is also the author of the global bestselling business book, Double Double, now in its seventh printing and in multiple translations around the world, and consistently named the “top-rated lecturer” at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a “powerful and effective speaker” at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.

Look for Cameron’s three new business books— on public relations, meetings, and how to get your team to see your vision for your company—releasing in 2016.


Leadership Letters to My Younger Self

After nearly seven years and being in the role of chief operating officer of a company that grew from $2 Million to $106 Million, Cameron wanted the lessons he’d learned to sink in. So, over the period of the three months immediately following leaving the company, he wrote for twenty minutes every day in a journal to capture what I’d learned. He wrote lists. He mind-mapped. He just wrote. He learned about himself during that period of reflecting. Leadership lessons he wished he’d known 20 years earlier but no one had taught him.

  • During this session Cameron will share fifty-eight hardcore leadership lessons that he’d actually learned in 20 years of building 4 fast growth companies
  • This is the perfect keynote or workshop session for all conferences where managers or leaders are in attendance
  • An easy, fast paced, fun session, that will leave everyone in the room completely engaged, and filled to the brim with new lessons to become better leaders themselves.

Time: 75 minutes, including Q&A session

Creating A World Class Company Culture

In this invigorating presentation, Cameron shares the secrets he has used to create truly amazing high-growth workplace cultures, including one company he led being rated #2 in Canada’s Best Places to Work as awarded by Canadian Business magazine and twice rated #1 Best Places to Work in BC as awarded by BC Business magazine. He’s also formally mentored four others now ranked among the best to work for in their countries as well. This is some of the best content he teaches yearly at MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program.

In this presentation, Cameron will reveal…

  • How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your employees and have them reading your mind
  • The best systems to attract, interview, select & handcuff top employees
  • Secrets to attracting ‘A’ Players away from competitors
  • Real life examples of what fantastic workplaces look like where Gen X, Gen Y & Baby Boomers all productively work together
  • Step-by-step strategies for balancing culture with your bottom line

Time: 75 minutes, including Q&A session

From Zero To Good (How To Build A $100 Million+ Business)

Managing business growth can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be an intimidating one. In this dynamic speech, Cameron reveals the systems all companies need to grow and how to do it while making a profit

You’ll discover how to…

  • How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your team members and have them reading your mind
  • Attract, interview & retain top talent, while systematically removing low performers
  • Reverse engineer long-term goals – know precisely WHAT to do & WHEN to execute. You’ll forever change your strategic planning process to one that actually works.
  • Make useless meetings taboo in your company, skyrocketing productivity and profit
  • Leverage simple and easy to put in place technology to drive growth

Time: 90 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Generating Free PR for Your Business

The only thing better than getting good press is getting good press for FREE! In this strategic session, Cameron shares the PR secrets he’s used to land over 5,000 media placements in six years, including Oprah, Fortune, Wall Street Journal & New York Times.

Attendees will walk away knowing:

  • Strategies to quickly become the quoted media “expert” in your industry
  • How to create multiple angles that will generate the interest of journalists
  • How to turn normal employees into skilled PR evangelists for your business

Time: 75 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Highs & Lows of CEOs

Leading a business is an emotional journey of extreme highs and challenging lows. In this insightful talk, Cameron reveals detailed strategies to help CEOs, entrepreneurs – their teams & spouses – manage these emotions effectively.

This presentation is invaluable for CEOs & entrepreneurs who want to…

  • Understand the emotional ups & downs associated with entrepreneurship
  • Learn how to leverage gains from the “highs” & avoid unexpected risks of the “lows”
  • Give employees & spouses insights into the stresses a business owner faces

Time: 60 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Leadership at 100 mph: Growth Strategies that Work

Duration: Half Day
Target Audiences: Leaders, Managers

As COO from 2000-2007 Cameron helped take 1-800-GOT-JUNK? from 12 cities to more than 320 cities in 45 states, 9 provinces and 4 countries. The company had no debt & no outside shareholders; revenue growth averaged 100 percent per year for 6 consecutive years.

 

You will:

  • Learn about using ‘Painted Pictures’ & ‘Dreams’ to accelerate your growth.
  • Unlock the secrets to attracting, hiring & retaining awesome people.
  • Learn how to reverse engineer your goals and vision so you know what to do and when.
  • Understand the meetings you need – seriously, they’ll be awesome, productive meetings.
  • Leverage technology to drive growth instead of being buried by email & SMS.

 

The three hour session includes a substantial Q&A, and group & individual work.

Building a World Class Culture

Duration: Half Day
Target Audiences: Leaders, Managers, Human Resources Managers

Cameron’s built strong cultures in numerous companies since 1989. In 2004 & 2005 he was COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? which earned the #1 spot as “BC’s Best Company to Work For” by Watson Wyatt global HR firm & BC Business magazine, who said, “The Top 10 Companies rank particularly high on all four pillars of productive engagement, with the #1 company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, floating startlingly high above the rest.” In 2007, they ranked the #2 Company to Work For in all of Canada by Canadian Business Magazine.

 

Cameron’s built strong cultures in numerous companies since 1989. In 2004 & 2005 he was COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? which earned the #1 spot as “BC’s Best Company to Work For” by Watson Wyatt global HR firm & BC Business magazine, who said, “The Top 10 Companies rank particularly high on all four pillars of productive engagement, with the #1 company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, floating startlingly high above the rest.” In 2007, they ranked the #2 Company to Work For in all of Canada by Canadian Business Magazine.

 

In this session you will:

  • Learn about ‘Painted Pictures’ and ‘Vision’ to create alignment in your teams.
  • Figure out how to attract and retain awesome people.
  • Find out what really makes the best environment for growth and culture.
  • Learn some of the keys to communication required for awesome culture.