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Norris Beren  

Straight Talk on Tough Topics for the Transportation and Logistics Community: Chief Executive Advisor to CEO’s

Whether engaged to address Executive level, management, operations staff or a mix in every platform from keynote speaking to on-site coaching workshops, Norris provides engaging, thought provoking content with tactical takeaways to organizations and associations throughout the country.

He is nationally known as a speaker, workshop leader and author who has spent over 35 years as a business owner, risk manager, workshop leader, problem solver, and coach to hundreds of CEOs. He holds the Certified Professional Consultant to Management (CPCM) designation. His educational credentials include a degree from the University of Illinois and attendance at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

A member of the National Speakers Association, Norris is a recognized authority on specific corporate issues that has worked with over 1000 companies in the United States. He now focuses primarily in the transportation and logistics sector. He is highly sought after to present on topics such as:

  • How to Get out of “Stuck”—Disrupting the Legacy
  • Why Do Smart People Fail: Learn from the Most Expensive CEO Mistakes Ever Made
  • The Attractor Factor – How to Hire and Keep the Best Employees in Your Industry
  • Driver Turnover and Retention: 7 Secrets to Turning off Turnover Once and Forever
  • How to Get Your Shippers and 3PL Customers to Become Your Best Driver Recruiters

In addition to sharing his experiences and advice that has culminated over the past 40 years as a CEO, Norris helps business owners and CEOs who are “stuck” in their business and serves as a recurring speaker to the members of and consultant to the organizations TIA, NASSTRAC, IANA and CargoNet. He helps executives by:

  • Solving both common and unique problems by offering strategies and tactics to create ‘Next Practices’ beyond best practices used by others
  • Using beyond ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking by involving powerful, innovative approaches to recruiting and retaining staff very differently than your competitors
  • Helping others re-imagine and redevelop leadership, relationships and company operations in a very unusual way

Norris has appeared on a variety of news and talk outlets including Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, ABC Radio News, NBC News, Code Red Radio and other shows around the nation providing expert commentary. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Fortune Small Business and countless newspapers across the country. Download Norris’ press kit here: http://www.rredinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NorrisBeren_RRED_CV-Press-Media1.pdf

The author of five books on business-related topics, Beren also produces his own online radio program, interviewing thought leaders on select topics.

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How to Get out of “Stuck”—Disrupting the Legacy

Why Do Smart People Fail: Learn from the Most Expensive CEO Mistakes Ever Made

Would you like to know some common mistakes that CEOs and their executive teams make? Why do some excellent companies and their CEOs lose their way? Would you like to do something extraordinary to improve your results and upgrade your relationships with your key executives, employees and customers?

Learn the answers to these questions and much more in this candid and insightful presentation.

Driver Turnover and Retention: 7 Secrets to Turning off Turnover Once and Forever

How to Get Your Shippers and 3PL Customers to Become Your Best Driver Recruiters

The Attractor Factor – How to Hire and Keep the Best Employees in Your Industry

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