Dr. Jackie Freiberg

Bestselling Author of "NUTS!, GUTS!, BOOM! and NANOVATION; Well-Known Innovation, Leadership and Trends Speaker

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For over 20 years, Jackie has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders.

As a bestselling author and leadership expert, Jackie has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers » Read Full Bio

For over 20 years, Jackie has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders.

As a bestselling author and leadership expert, Jackie has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership and build great companies, where great people can do great work.

Jackie has become a connoisseur of cool companies, places where people want to work and choose to stay. Jackie is on a mission to cure the Dead People Working™ syndrome, a global epidemic sweeping through so many companies today. Her goal is to create a movement of leaders who choose to defy mediocrity, take charge of their success at work and make a difference in their own little corner of the world.

Over 13,000 votes were cast, by leaders around the globe, and Jackie was voted a “Top 5 Leadership Speaker”. She is also recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine, and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

Her articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Dubai’s CapitalME, India’s Management Next, India’s Business Standard, India’s Economic Times and India’s Financial Times.

Jackie earned a doctorate in Leadership from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree in Communication from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of New Hampshire.

Jackie is a public speaking coach to the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. She has trained more than 1500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi!Jackie served as a member of Southwest Airlines’ Culture Committee. She was one of only two non-employee members invited to serve on this highly influential leadership committee.

Jackie served as an executive consultant for the Center for Creative Leadership, providing feedback to executives participating in the five-day Leadership Development Program.Jackie was the Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs at the University of San Diego’s Executive Conference Center before joining Freibergs.com in 1993. During her tenure at USD, Jackie co-founded the Family Business Institute, founded the Certificate in International Business Program and was the Director of the Institute for Quality & Productivity.Jackie has taught leadership, public speaking and communications courses as an adjunct professor at USD.

Jackie was an HR specialist for NCR Corporation. She was in charge of college recruiting, all employment issues, new hire on-boarding and all internal employee communication programs and publications.

Most important! Jackie is the Freiberg family anchor. She is the chief choreographer and lead in coordinating the schedules of their children, Taylor-Grace, Aubrey and Dylan. Jackie skis, bikes, runs and works out hard to keep healthy and SANE. She and Kevin have been working, parenting, writing, speaking, traveling, living and married for more than 20 years now. They were married in San Diego, CA in February 1988.

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Speaker Programs (Click on each program to view the description)

Leaders shape culture, which in turn, shapes performance and determines the ultimate financial condition of your business. Leadership is a choice, not a position. If we got rid of your title would people still follow you? In this theme we unpack the character strengths of great leaders and show you how these strengths play out in some of the world's most revolutionary companies. Our objective here is to help you dramatically accelerate the development of leaders at every level within your company. We want to help you grow leaders who can energize and inspire others, who refuse to be held hostage by history and who have the GUTS to move your organization in bold new directions.
Want to move innovation from a tired cliche to a powerful competitive advantage? Want to make it everyone's job to innovate? We layout the preconditions leaders must create to make innovation a way of life, a deeply embedded part of your cultural DNA where teams are hungry for change and inspired to find innovative ways to overcome challenges, from reducing costs, to improving quality, to collaborating with new stakeholders. You will get innovation strategies for collaborating, thinking creatively, turning liabilities to assets, and finding ideas beyond your industry. Find out how the most creative companies in the world innovate BEYOND customer expectations. Learn what the best leaders do to inspire ingenuity and unleash imagination, to create a place that is perpetually loaded with fresh ideas. We will also take you behind the scenes and show you how, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, the people of Tata Motors achieved the impossible by creating the Tata Nano, a 1 Lakh ($2500) car that has taken the world by storm.
Trends, The SheEconomy An Untapped $20 Trillion Trend!
Calling all business leaders to discover what is at the intersection of some very powerful "NEED to KNOW" global trends. In this new keynote the Freibergs unveil an economy that is under-represented, misunderstood and often times ignored! Yet if mined correctly this economy provides a rich, loyal and extremely profitable market.
Engagement and Culture
What if your company had a reputation for being the BEST PLACE, where the BEST PEOPLE, can do their BEST WORK? We're talking serious competitive advantage! You can deliver on the brand promise you make to your employees; it means creating a place where impassioned people come to work fully awake, fully engaged and committed to driving growth. We'll unpack Southwest Airlines, crazy, yet very purposeful recipe for creating one of the most productive workforces in the world with 37 consecutive years of profitability. The greatest success story in the history of commercial aviation boasts a culture in which 35,000+ people are fully committed and inspired to achieve extremely high productivity, service, safety and financial objectives. This is an exciting, behind-the-scenes look into an all-American, yet globally recognized brand that will help you create your own blueprint for success.
Service and loyalty are the result of leadership from the inside out, the consistent, diehard execution of a "people-first" service philosophy. This theme addresses the critical links between leaders who adhere to a "people-first" philosophy, turned-on, passionate employees who give something of themselves in addition to just doing the job and fiercely devoted customers who evangelistically tell your story. The research is very clear. Companies known for world-class service, quality and hospitality work hard to create cultures (even in tough times) where employees feel honored and served; people truly trust and connect with each other; seamless collaboration translates into flawless execution and work is fun. This theme allows you to borrow from the best and create your own "people-first" service strategy. We have written about many of the most admired companies and global service brands around and we're passionate about revealing the chutzpah and details behind their success.
Loyalty - Fiercely Devoted Customers
We'll share the key factors that will take you from plain vanilla consumer satisfaction to extreme customer loyalty; from simply being a vendor of choice to being a trusted advisor and a strategic partner with your clients. What if your team knew more about the pressures, pain points, preferences and particular nuances of your customers than anyone? What if they positioned themselves as industry experts who are better than anyone at providing relevant solutions? What if they mastered the discipline of follow-up and the art of making customers feel special long after the solution is delivered? Using these strategies your team can become the "go-to" people that fiercely devoted customers can't live without and competitors can't dethrone.
You learn what it takes to establish a critical mass of players who OWN IT. You know the type; the shakers and movers who take initiative vs. take orders. They don't make excuses, they make things happen. They might be victims of a crummy economy, an industry in turmoil or an organization undergoing significant change, yet they refuse to be victimized. Instead, they bring energy, vitality, creativity and the best of themselves to work, they are people of excellence and they create POCKETS OF EXCELLENCE. You'll get timeless choices, stories to share and actions to use immediately to create your own pockets of excellence
New business models are disrupting the old. The rules of your industry are being rewritten. The future is unpredictable and the pace of change continues to accelerate. If you want to be built to last you must be built to change. The only question is: Will the changes you make be opportunity led or crisis driven? This theme is about getting in the right frame of mind, one that's hungry for change. It's about building a YES-FAST culture where people move with a sense of urgency, declare war on complacency and say "yes" to new skills, new relationships, new business models, new products and new markets. You have a choice. You can lean on yesterday's headlines and hope that what you've been doing will carry you into the future, or you can change.
It doesn't matter what industry you are in, someone, somewhere right now is building a product, process or business model designed to kick your butt. How? By producing the NEXT GENERATION of people, technology, trends and tactics that disrupt the competition and amaze customers. If it's you, then you define the rules by which others must play the game. If it's NOT you, then you had better get comfortable playing by someone else's rules. Someone is going to start a revolution that will change your world. Why can't it be you? It can be you! In this keynote you will lean how gutsy, go-for-it leaders in some of the most creative companies de-commoditize their businesses, radically differentiate themselves from their competitors and stand out in overcrowded markets.


  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Keynote (Business)
  • Leadership


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