Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders

Leadership and Collaboration

Leadership and Collaboration Expert Tim Sanders was the chief solutions officer and leadership coach at Yahoo, and is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business & Influence Friends. Sanders’ talks motivate and empower audiences to achieve more by honing effective leadership skills, building strong business relationships, and unleashing innovation with cross-company collaboration.

Sanders other books include The Likeability Factor, which was featured in major media, and his latest book, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence, which is an Inc. magazine business bestseller. His work is frequently profiled in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and on CNN.

Sanders is currently the vice-president of Customer Insights for Upwork, a leading talent solutions platform. He helps drive their customer-centric approach to help leading global enterprises solve their talent gaps “on demand”.


Innovating Faster: Why Collaboration Changes Everything

Leaders in every industry prioritize innovation but are frustrated with how long it takes to bring breakthroughs to market. According to bestselling author and consultant Tim Sanders, the best way to speed up the innovation process is to promote a culture of collaboration across your organization and externally with partners, customers and competimates.

Over his career, Tim has studied leaders that practice what he terms ‘disruptive collaboration,’ a problem-solving style that leverages surprising alliances along the fault-lines of a company or its market. He’ll reveal how the biggest leaps and turnarounds in history came from collisions of thought, not safe work in our silos of excellence. Tim’s eye-opening keynote will deliver actionable insights and tools that will accelerate the rate of innovation, drive agility and quickly produce breakthrough business outcomes.

You’ll learn:

  • Why companies that practice cross-disciplinary collaboration outperform rivals
  • How to leverage the power of multiple perspectives to solve problems 3x faster
  • How to bring multiple stakeholder needs from “me-to-we” in a collaborative project
  • Why innovation requires a focus on building a collaborative web of relationships
  • How to connect the silos, one collaboration project at a time

Make the Leap to ESSENTIAL

Are you a ‘good option’ or ‘essential partner’ to your clients? According to bestselling author and consultant Tim Sanders, it’s a question that could make or break your book of business next year. Your competition is swinging for the fences, while disruptive innovations chip away at your client base. To succeed in this new landscape, you need to deliver ridiculous levels of added value – becoming essential to work with.

Tim’s company Deeper Media, has studied client loyalty, decoding what it takes to make the leap from optional to essential: Be a sounding board, a fountain of knowledge and a connector of dots. In this game-changing keynote, he will deliver actionable advice and tools that will help sales and professional service providers improve their skillset, drive business continuity and grow their business.

You will learn:

  • Four questions and two statements that will supercharge your listening skills.
  • How to read faces for emotions, and then how to respond with empathy.
  • Why clients are loyal to those who make connections on their behalf.
  • How to identify your client’s higher order needs and then solve them with your products, other resources at your company and your partner-network.
  • How to become a trusted mentor to your clients by challenging and empowering them.