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Dr. Jackie Freiberg  

Corporate Culture and Leadership Strategist; Best-Selling Author of "Do Something Now"

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

As a bestselling author and leadership expert, Jackie Freiberg 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 is the co-author of NANOVATION: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big. Jackie and her husband Kevin Freiberg are also authors of their international best seller NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, BOOM! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual! and GUTS! Companies that Blow the Doors Off Business-As-Usual.

Jackie Freiberg 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.

Leaders around the globe cast over 13,000 votes, and Jackie Freiberg 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 Freiberg held the contract for 25 years as 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 also served as an executive consultant for the Center for Creative Leadership, providing feedback to executives participating in the five-day Leadership Development Program.

Jackie currently teaches leadership, public speaking and communications courses as an adjunct professor at USD.

Jackie Freiberg 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.

Speech Topics

Notice, Lead, Innovate: How to Accelerate Innovation

the SheEconomy: Keys to Marketing and Serving Her

Leadership is a Choice: How to Create a Stand-Out Leadership Brand

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 keynote Dr. Freiberg unpacks the character strengths of great leaders and shows you how these strengths play out in some of the world’s most revolutionary companies. Her objective is to help you dramatically accelerate the development of leaders at every level within your company.

Dr. Freiberg wants to help you grow leaders who can engage and inspire others; leaders who have the GUTS to move your organization in bold new directions.

Employee Engagement

Hiring & Retention

Customer Service

Corporate Culture

Human Resources


Innovate or Perish

Presentation Skills

Fun in the Workplace

BOOM! 7 Choices For Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual

Accelerate Innovation: Notice, Lead, Disrupt

NOTICE the problem; open our eyes to the opportunities before us. LEAD others to notice, lift off the blinders; expose others to what you see. DISRUPT the status quo; collaborate to find new and innovative solutions, change the things that don’t seem right.

Keynote: The ROI of Engagement, Culture and CAUSE

  • Don’t Pitch, Enrich
  • People will work for a CAUSE
  • Customers will buy for a CAUSE

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