Dr. John Izzo helps companies maximize their potential from the ground up. For over 20 years, he has been a pioneer in employee engagement, leading change, shifting employee and consumer values, and corporate social responsibility, and is known for his hard-hitting practical content, his inspirational storytelling, and the lasting impact he has on organizations.
In his career as a professional speaker and business advisor, Izzo has spoken to over one million people, taught at three major universities, and advised over 700 top companies on activating corporate social responsibility and purpose worldwide. Some of those companies include Ford, 3M, Manulife, McDonald’s, SAPA, RBC, Lockheed Martin, Qantas Airlines, Humana, Microsoft, and the Mayo Clinic.
Frequently in the media, Izzo has been profiled by the likes of Fast Company, PBS, CBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Inc. magazine. He is also the bestselling author of nine books, including the including the international bestsellers Awakening Corporate Soul, Values Shift, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, The Five Thieves of Happiness, The Purpose Revolution, and Stepping Up.
Izzo is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, where he is a co-founder of Blueprint, an NGO dedicated to changing the culture of men and boys. Blueprint is conducting leading edge research including a major study on how the workplace has changed in the wake of social equity movements, as well as developing programs that create more inclusive, socially responsible workplaces.