Mike Lipkin

Speaker, L&D


Mike Lipkin

World-Renowned Motivator and Communicator

Mike Lipkin brings out the best in leaders and employees around the world. The founder and president of Environics/Lipkin, a global research and motivation company, and the author of numerous bestselling books, he combines Environics’ trademark “social values research” with his personal expertise to provide organizations such as Deloitte, P&G, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and GE with the tools to take powerful action and achieve pre-eminence in their workplaces.

Mike combines his learning from talking to a million people in forty-three countries with the insights from the Environics Social Values research to offer clients the best of all worlds: a powerful blend of ideas and principles that help them achieve remarkable results. He began his career with Colgate Palmolive as a brand manager, and then migrated to the advertising industry where he held senior account management positions at both Grey Advertising and Ogilvy & Mather.

Mike founded Environics/Lipkin in 2001, and has written nine bestselling books on personal leadership and effectiveness. that include Your Personal Best: The 12 Personal Best Practices to Help You Live at Your Highest Level; Luck Favours the Brave: How the Five Social Super Trends Can Make You Very, Very Successful; On Fire: The Art of Personal Consistency; Keeper of The Flame: How to Inspire Others on the Cusp of Change; One Life, One Meeting: How to Achieve Pre-eminence, One Conversation at a Time and Star Power.


Dancing With Disruption: The Seven Secrets to Thriving on Massive Change so the Most Desirable People Want to Work with You

Disruption: a process, not an event; a radical change that shatters the status quo; the introduction of a new product or service that creates a whole new market; a person that precipitates a fundamental shift in thinking, action and results; a crisis that rewards the fast and punishes the slow; the new natural order of things.

With great opportunity comes great uncertainty. Whatever sector you’re in, the possibilities are hugely exciting. The new technologies are creating massive breakthroughs. If you love massive change, you’re going to love the future. If you don’t, you’re going to love irrelevance even less. Disruption cannot be avoided. There is no safe space.

Either you’re the disruptor or the disruptee. You’re either doing the disrupting or you’re being disrupted. It’s binary. Neutral is not a gear you can move forward in. Whatever you do and wherever you are, you must find reasons to love the process. Passion fuels excellence. Disruption demands an acute sensitivity to opportunity combined with a fierce commitment to execution. It demands skill and joie de vivre in equal measure.

Mike Lipkin is uniquely qualified to coach you on how to dance with disruption. He not only studies disruptors for a living, he works with them. He talks to hundreds of them every year. He acts as a co-pilot for many of them on their flight paths. Together with his fellow wizards in the Environics Group, he also researches the trends that are defining the new realities.

In this moonshot program, Mike will coach you on how to adapt, navigate and pivot in a way that inspires, delights and thrills others. He will reveal the seven secrets to thriving on massive change so the most desirable people want to work only with you:

  1. Be Someone Who Knows
  2. Have an Audacious Ambition
  3. Be Simultaneously Analytical and Creative
  4. Be Prolific
  5. Communicate Like Magic
  6. Be a Talent Magnet
  7. Play Like a Champion Today

Mike illustrates each secret through people and companies that have changed the rules of the game, created new markets and radically redefined the future.

This program can be delivered as a 60-90 minute keynote address or a 3-6 hour workshop. Whatever the format, it will be a thrilling learning experience that excites your team into immediate action.

The Checklist of Champions: How to perform at your best to be the best every day

Champions are people who win. They prove they are best of breed. They do the right things right and they don’t get the wrong things wrong. They are inspired by their cause and they are disciplined to defend it.

Champions are gifted but they are also worthy of their gifts. They know what to do and they do what they know. They plan their execution and they execute their plan. They dream but they don’t daydream.

Champions talk the talk and they walk the walk. Their words inspire action. Every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year, champions do what needs to be done. No alibis allowed, no excuses permitted, no easy ways out. Champions become the standard by holding themselves to a higher standard.

It’s simple but it’s not easy. Like trains have a track, Champions have a checklist. It focuses them while it sets them free. It’s a way of being and doing at the same time.

Mike Lipkin is a Champion who studies Champions for a living. He lives with them. He works with them. He coaches them. His mission is to help people perform at their best to become the best. In this remarkable program, Lipkin will share his Checklist of Champions:

Audiences learn:

  • How to identify as a Champion
  • How to dream like a Champion
  • How to plan like a Champion
  • How to feel like a Champion
  • How to play like a Champion

 

How to be Always New, Especially When You're Not New

Once upon a time, everyone is new. We arrive on the scene with new energy and ideas. We have something to prove and we prove it. We dazzle and delight our customers and colleagues. We are the bright, shiny thing. Then the seasons pass. We earn others’ respect and loyalty. We build our personal franchise. We develop our habits. We operate in our zone of competency and comfort. We start to defend what has taken us years to create.

That’s when the crisis hits. Markets change. Technology evolves. Customers demand more. A new breed of players, with a brand new value proposition, suddenly appears. A new game begins that is defined by a very different set of rules. Either we rejuvenate ourselves to win or we resign ourselves to losing.

Where are you in the ageing cycle? Are you new? Are you about to be surprised? Are you already playing catch-up? Or are you ahead of the curve? Wherever you are, it’s time to practice self-rejuvenation as though your life depends on it because it does.

In this remarkable program, Mike Lipkin levers 30 years of performance at the highest level to help you be Always New, especially when you’re not new.

He showcases the world’s most successful examples of brand and personal rejuvenation including Apple, Cadillac, Clint Eastwood, Detroit, GE, Helen Mirren, L’Oreal, Matthew McConaughey, Mick Jagger, Mini, Nike, South Africa, Schlumberger, Stephen King, Twinkies, and Whole Foods.

Delegates will learn the Ten Distinctions to Being Always New:

  1. Master an Always-New mindset
  2. Meet expectations as a baseline
  3. Identify opportunities to redefine expectations
  4. Understand what Fabulous looks like.
  5. Define the unique perception you want others to have of you.
  6. Communicate your promise like a champion
  7. Package yourself across the channels
  8. Strengthen your pack with empowered operators
  9. Condition yourself mind, body and soul
  10. 10.Take immediate action

Keeper of the Flame

Mike Lipkin has surveyed, interviewed or motivated over 100,000 people throughout The United States and Canada. Here’s the most powerful message he’s heard:

“The New Normal is pushing me to the edge. I’m being squeezed up against my limits – professionally, mentally, emotionally, financially, socially and physically.”

In the New Normal, it’s not good enough just being excellent. Excellence merely gives you the right to play. On the Cusp-of-Change, you have to be Brilliant. You have to be A Keeper of The Flame: Someone who goes first; someone with a heightened awareness of her impact on others; someone who is her own best coach; someone in total sync with her environment; someone embedded with the authority of both competence and character; Someone who inspires others to be their Personal Best; Someone like you. Someone like the person you will become. Or someone like the person you need to rediscover.

In his book, Mike Lipkin leverages the proprietary Environics Social Values Research and his own personal contact with over a million people, to deliver an imagination-stretching view of the future. Specifically, he identifies the Nine Life-Transforming Trends shaping the way you live, work and play.

Then, in his role as Motivator-in-Chief, he coaches you on how to master the Six Nuclear Dimensions to become a Keeper of The Flame. You will learn how to massively increase your personal leadership through Focus, Strategy, Learning, Emotional-Power, Action and Social Kudos.

How to Become a Champion Collaborator

80% of your time is spent in meetings, on the phone or responding to e-mails. Your engagement in collaborative activities has increased by 50% over the past five years. The complexity of your environment is accelerating even faster.

 

Anything that is worth anything can only be achieved through others.

 

Collaboration is the biggest theme in the workplace today. It is defined as: working effectively with other people or groups to achieve a mutually desired result.

 

It seems like it should be a natural instinct, but it’s not. Highly effective collaboration is not the norm. So what gets in the way of highly effective collaboration? Environics/Lipkin research has revealed five key barriers:

 

  1. Lack of purpose
  2. Lack of perspective
  3. Lack of trust
  4. Lack of expertise
  5. Lack of enablers

 

Here is the secret sauce of Champion Collaborators in a single sentence: Champion Collaborators help others succeed in a way that motivates others to invest more time and resources with them.

 

In this breakthrough program, Mike Lipkin will share the ten researched ways to become a Champion Collaborator:

 

  1. Inspire yourself
  2. Know the world. Know the industry. Know your company
  3. Focus on what counts
  4. Run towards the problem
  5. Promote your promise
  6. Use technology to amplify your impact
  7. Create a collaborative framework
  8. Train like an athlete
  9. Protect yourself against cynicism
  10. Train like an athlete

The Checklist of Champions: How to perform at your best to be the best every day

Champions are people who win. They prove they are best of breed. They do the right things right and they don’t get the wrong things wrong. They are inspired by their cause and they are disciplined to defend it.

Champions are gifted but they are also worthy of their gifts. They know what to do and they do what they know. They plan their execution and they execute their plan. They dream but they don’t daydream.

Champions talk the talk and they walk the walk. Their words inspire action. Every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year, champions do what needs to be done. No alibis allowed, no excuses permitted, no easy ways out. Champions become the standard by holding themselves to a higher standard.

It’s simple but it’s not easy. Like trains have a track, Champions have a checklist. It focuses them while it sets them free. It’s a way of being and doing at the same time.

Mike Lipkin is a Champion who studies Champions for a living. He lives with them. He works with them. He coaches them. His mission is to help people perform at their best to become the best. In this remarkable program, Lipkin will share the Checklist of Champions with you.

You will learn:

  • How to identify as a Champion
  • How to dream like a Champion
  • How to plan like a Champion
  • How to feel like a Champion
  • How to play like a Champion

You may be one move away from being a Champion, or you may have miles to go. Mike Lipkin will give you the Checklist of Champions that will help you get there faster. One thing is for certain, if you want to win, this message is for you.

Become The One: How to Consistently Hit Your Sales Targets and Turn Clients into Passionate Promoters

Duration: Keynote, Half Day, One Day, Multiple Days
Target Audiences: Leaders, Managers, Supervisors, Sales and Customer Service Teams, and All Company Audiences

These days, excellence is the new mediocrity. Even being outstanding may not be enough. Only Preeminence counts. That′s when you become the benchmark by which all others are judged. Learn from international sales guru, motivational speaker and researcher, Mike Lipkin, president of Environics/Lipkin, techniques for building relationships, gaining trust and delivering the ‘wow’ with clients to increase sales.

These days, excellence is the new mediocrity. Even being outstanding may not be enough. Only Preeminence counts. That′s when you become the benchmark by which all others are judged.

Learn from international sales guru, motivational speaker and researcher, Mike Lipkin, president of Environics/Lipkin, techniques for building relationships, gaining trust and delivering the ‘wow’ with clients to increase sales. He′ll share tactics for making clients loyal by becoming their most valuable resource. Specifically, he will show you how to become a “custodian of your clients′ career″. Lipkin will share the secrets of Everyday Coaching, Issue Clarification, and Client-Bonding that will help you become part of your Clients′ inner circle. You will also learn how to thrive on crises and generate the enthusiasm you need to consistently attract success to you and your organization. It′s all about living in the “Sweet Spot” where you operate from your essential power, undistracted by the noise and negativity around you.

Do your clients cancel meetings to make time for you or are you cancelled so they have time for others? Lipkin will show you how to make every conversation count so that you earn the right to go back to your clients again and again. He′ll explain how to enhance your client′s confidence in you by building a powerful personal brand.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to captivate your clients and so that you differentiate yourself from your competition.
  • Learn how to merchandize yourself as a uniquely valuable resource.
  • Learn how to sustain your passion and focus so you perform at your best every day.
  • Learn how to help clients extract the right perspective from crises.
  • Understand how to market your services more effectively by understanding your client′s values.
  • Learn how to strengthen your relationship through every conversation.
  • Learn how to make clients want to talk to you by giving them what they want
  • Learn how to deliver results through highly effective follow-through

Organizational Benefits

  • Grow your business
  • Improve your revenue
  • Reduce costs
  • Empower employees and managers to achieve the extraordinary

Methods

Prior to the workshop, Mike interviews each client to determine the specific needs and challenges your team is facing. Mike probes the key issues confronting your people prior to the workshop using our customizable online survey system. This technology allows Mike to pinpoint the vital priorities facing your people and customize the program accordingly.

All of Mike′s workshops are highly interactive and inclusive; everyone participates in a spirit of safety and humour. Your team will be engaged, inspired and energized to take powerful action.

Each attendee will leave the workshop with a tool kit of skills to use in their daily pursuit of Preeminence.

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Our keynote speakers can adjust their talks to suit your needs, whether you're looking for an address by keynote speakers of 15, 30, or 45 minutes or more, our keynote speakers will confer with you before your engagement to ensure that their talks meet your needs. Our keynote speakers frequently adjust their speeches to include important talking points your organization or company needs emphasized, and will also often adjust content so it is individually tailored to your audience. For instance, if your audience is primarily those in the auto industry, our keynote speakers will draw on anecdotes from that industry in order to ensure their speech is relatable. Our keynote speakers are usually available in the days and weeks prior to your event to discuss your needs and go over any details (such as audio visual requirements) that arise.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to meeting the different needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking keynote speakers, and we work hard to find the keynote speakers that will provide the best match for your event. Whatever you require are when it comes to keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the keynote speakers that are right for you.

Motivational Speakers

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Speakers' Spotlight represents a wide variety of motivational speakers who present energetic talks that will inspire leaders and employees to take action, be it in their personal lives, their workplace, or both. Speakers' Spotlight's motivational speakers address everything from encouraging audiences to adapt healthy lifestyles to unifying groups to achieve professional goals. Our motivational speakers work with an astonishing range of companies in sectors such as science, technology, finance, advertising, and manufacturing, as well as professional organizations, cultural institutions, and non-profit entities and government, throughout North American and around the world.

Motivational speakers that work with Speakers' Spotlight frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our motivational speakers arrive on time, work with the client in advance to ensure the proper set up of their audio/visual needs so that everything will go smoothly when they hit the stage, and often include Q&A sessions in their talks so that your staff can ask any questions of our motivational speakers that they may wish.

Using Speakers' Spotlight to book your motivational speakers obviously offers many advantages. You reap the benefits of our experience and expertise, as we can help you select the best motivational speakers for your motivational speakers' engagement.

Our motivational speakers include prominent motivational speakers - and many of them household names -- such as Roberta Bondar, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Terry Evanshen, Scott Harrison, John Izzo, Simon Jackson, Craig Kielburger, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Simon Sinek, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Brett Wilson.

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