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Jim Sullivan  

CEO Sullivison & Best-Selling Author

Jim Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Sullivision, is a veteran of over 20 years in the hospitality and retail industries. He's worked for and with companies as distinct as Walt Disney Company, Brinker International, Chipotle, and Panera Bread. Sullivan is well known as a brand-builder, motivator, trend-spotter and problem-solver. He has built his reputation designing successful leadership, sales, marketing and customer service programs for the "Top 200" foodservice and retail chains.

He's the author of two books that have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, including the best-seller "MultiUnit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams" and 2013's "Fundamentals: 9 Ways to Be Brilliant at the Basics." His DVDs, "Jumpstart! The Art of Effective Pre-Shift Meetings" and "The Shift" are being used in over 30,000 companies worldwide.

Lullivan is an award-winning restaurant operator, a visiting professor at Penn State University, Purdue, the University of Delaware, Cal Poly and the Culinary Institute of America. Sullivision has offices in Denver, Appleton, WI and London. Sullivan has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, the BBC, or the Food Network. Over 750,000 foodservice and retail employees, executives and franchisees worldwide have read his newsletters, books, or columns and seen his DVDs, webcasts, e-learning programs and live seminars. His products and programs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fast Company, Inc. and USA Today.

Speech Topics

Execution: What the Best Teams Do to Get the Job Done Every Shift, Every Day

It is no harder to achieve something great than it is to achieve something good. This presentation examines why some teams outperform others doing the exact same work, and how to transform quarterly goals into daily results. We detail best practices and the roles that Focus, Accountability and Training play in attaining goals and fostering habitually consistent behavior.

Multiunit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams

This program is based on the best-selling 2010 book and research from over 3000 Area Managers, multiunit franchisees and Regional Directors. Your audience will learn the 7 stages of leadership development of successful multiunit operators, how to effectively manage multiple priorities, how to conduct high-impact unit visits and evolve from “inspecting units” to building strong teams and future leaders.

Fundamentals: the 10 Best Practices of High-Performing Operators, Franchisees and GMs

In this workshop your team will learn the best new ways to increase sales, improve service, reduce costs, hire smarter, build stronger teams, improve retention, market without advertising, measurably improve the leadership skills of your managers, and teach and inspire the iPod Generation team member to go from good to great. Full of specific “how-to’s” and examples, not theory.

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