Mark Sanborn

NY Times Best Selling Author; Developing Leaders in Business and in Life

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Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. 

In addition to his experience leading at a local and national level, he has written or co-authored eight books and is the author of » Read Full Bio

Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. 

In addition to his experience leading at a local and national level, he has written or co-authored eight books and is the author of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change, teamwork and customer service. He has presented over 2400 speeches and seminars in every state and a dozen countries.

Mark is a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, comprised of 20 of the top speakers in the world today. Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame (CPAE).

Mark’s book, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary is an international bestseller and was on the New York Times, Business Week and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. His recent books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between. His latest book is Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results was released March 2013.

Mark is a past president of the National Speakers Association and winner of The Cavett, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. Mark has also been bestowed The Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award by Sales & Marketing Executives International. 

He lives in Highlands Ranch, CO with his wife Darla and sons Hunter and Jackson.

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

Most Admired Company, Boost Employee Engagement
How can your team become the "Most Admired" in your industry? Mark shares his new study (with Stanford and Northwestern researchers) revealing what Highly Engaged Employees admire and value in companies, teams and leaders.
Make Change Happen, Success Built to Last
How do you convince your team not only to embrace change, but actually lead the transformation now - with urgency? In this exciting keynote and seminar, Mark shares insights and video from world-class companies that at first struggled with change and then reinvented their businesses.
Build a Great Business, Boost Sales & Profit Growth
In this high-impact keynote, Mark reveals the 3 critical drivers of influence for every great business and high performance leaders. 5 Mistakes That Cut Sales in Half, Helping clients understand the cost of ignoring your offer, What Does Your Market Crave? & 5 Tools To Double Sales, Positioning-Pain-Promise-Proof-Planning.
Fred 2.0, New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary
Fred is back, but this time the extraordinary has even more inspiring individuals with him! The Fred Factor has sold over 1.6 million copies. In Fred 2.0, Mark Sanborn brings new stories, illustrations and insights that you and your organization can use to create more customer loyalty, innovative products, services and experiences, and to deliver the kind of profitable results that are so elusive to many. Mark goes deeper into the philosophy and practices of the extraordinary. Drawing from his work with top leaders and organizations, he engages listeners with the why, what and how of taking any job, product or service up a notch. He teaches how to replace money with imagination, build and keep better relationships, and rejuvenate purpose and passion to have more fun and greater success at work.
Up, Down, or Sideways? How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between (Change)
Discover practical ways to prepare for and deal with change, good, bad or otherwise, by focusing on the mindsets and methods that never change. Predicting the future is easy; predicting it correctly is very hard. Since we can't be certain of what the future holds, what should we always be doing to ensure our success regardless of what happens? In this program, Mark shares his own story of a series of downturns, identifying the mindsets and methods that will help listeners discover opportunities to be successful in any situation.
The Fred Factor Presentation, How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary (Motivation, Empowerment, Service)
Discover the passion to reinvent your business and life by taking responsibility, building relationships and creating value for customers and colleagues. Everyone makes a difference, the only question at the end of the day is, "What kind of difference did you make?" Based on Mark's internationally best-selling book on customer service, The Fred Factor. This program is a powerful way to get everyone from frontline employees to upper management focused on the importance of self-responsibility and creating new value for those with whom we work and live. This presentation goes beyond the workplace to show listeners how to enrich their personal lives as well.
You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader Presentation, How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference (Leadership)
Inspire people who aren't titled leaders to take responsibility, lead when it is appropriate and improve their individual performance to create amazing results. Mark Sanborn's high-impact leadership presentation answers the important questions of: "How do we get from where we are to where we want to be?" and "How do we get people who aren't titled leaders to take responsibility, lead when it is appropriate and improve performance?" Mark will use his leadership expertise to help your audience. This program presents a practical blueprint for creating leaders at every level in your organization and reaching new heights. Based on Mark's book, You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader, this message will resonate with those who aspire to make a positive difference, regardless of title or position.
The Encore Effect Presentation, How to Give a Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do (Presentation Skills)
Achieve the kind of extraordinary job performance that leaves your customers, colleagues and community clamoring for more. This high-content program presents "The Process" that will virtually assure a remarkable performance. Drawing on the belief that passion is the fuel for a remarkable performance and his book, The Encore Effect, Mark teaches the same methodology for achievement that he has used to become a bestselling author, Hall of Fame speaker and a leading authority on leadership, service and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.
You've read the management books. You've followed the "7 Steps." Maybe you've even attended an expensive leadership retreat. Yet still you aren't able to light a fire under your team to perform at world-class levels Mark Sanborn urges you to jettison conventional wisdom and "get schooled" by the world's fastest growing companies and most successful leaders. Mark will go deep to show you what they are doing to spark growth and jolt productivity.


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