Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Business Disaster Avoidance Expert


Do your audience members: - Worry about their best-laid plans going off the rails? - Want to avoid losing your best employees and top clients? - Feel frustrated over team conflicts and poor employee engagement? Can you afford to be caught unprepared? Business disasters are just around the corner! Fortunately, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky – known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert – has over 20 years of experience empowering professionals and organizations to address potential threats, maximize unexpected opportunities, and resolve persistent personnel problems. Gleb authored the national bestseller on avoiding disasters, The Truth Seeker's Handbook: A Science-Based Guide. He also published over 400 articles and was featured in over 350 interviews, including in Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, Inc. Magazine, and many other venues. Gleb's expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting and coaching for businesses and nonprofits. He serves as the CEO of the boutique consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, which uses a proprietary methodology based on cutting-edge research to help clients maximize their bottom line. Gleb's clients include Aflac, Balance Employment Assistance Provider, Edison Welding Institute, Fifth Third Bank, Honda, IBM, International Coaches Federation, Ohio Hospitals Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, The Society for Human Resource Management, The Columbus Foundation, Vistage, and over a hundred others. He also has a strong research and teaching background with over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University and before that a Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He published over two dozen peer-reviewed books and articles, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed psychology journal Behavior and Social Issues. Gleb's civic service includes over 4 years as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, an educational nonprofit advocating for research-based decision-making in all life areas. He also co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge, which serves as a commitment to truthfulness for individuals in the same way that the Better Business Bureau serves as a commitment for businesses. In addition, Gleb serves on the Advisory Boards of Canonical Debate Lab and Planet Purpose. The leading expert on avoiding business disasters, Gleb has over two decades of professional speaking experience across three continents. He gets top marks from audiences for his highly interactive speaking style and the way he thoroughly customizes speeches for diverse audiences. Drawing on best practices in adult learning, Gleb's programs address the wide spectrum of diverse learning styles, as attested by enthusiastic client testimonials and references. For instance, Babiya Polk, Aflac Agent Team Leader, wrote "If you are a company that is seeking a speaker to address cognitive biases that result in problematic behaviors… impacting a company's bottom line, contact Gleb. He will be able to provide you tools, resources, and proven science-based techniques that can increase motivation and engagement in the workplace to result in a healthy working culture in your organization." Gleb customizes his content carefully for each audience, as evidenced by Artie Isaac, Vistage Chair, who described how "Gleb made the presentation highly relevant with local case studies and topical recent events" and "took many opportunities to connect his content to the audience's knowledge … to solve specific problems that their organizations faced." Meeting planners greatly enjoy working with Gleb, as seen from Eleanor Meekins, owner of Eleanor Meekins & Associates Executive Recruiting, who organized a presentation by Gleb for the International Coaches Federation: "He is a snap to work with, has very interesting scientific information, and is a delightful presenter. I highly recommend him!" Gleb earned his PhD in the History of Behavioral Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, his M.A. at Harvard University in 2004, and his B.A. at New York University in 2002. He lives in and travels from Columbus, OH. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, hiking, and playing with his two cats, and most importantly, he makes sure to spend abundant quality time with his wife to avoid disasters in his personal life. Don't let your audiences be caught unprepared! Secure Gleb's services right now! Don't let your audiences be caught unprepared! Secure Gleb's services right now! Most Frequently Requested Presentations Title: 3 Secrets to Avoiding Business Disasters Brief Description When was the last time you saw a business disaster, whether a minor mishap or a major calamity? Behavioral economics shows that most of these disasters are preventable and stem from one or more poor decisions. This presentation offers case studies from pioneering organizations that integrate decision-making research into their practices and provides clear take-aways to help you avoid disasters. Learning Objectives • Identify situations that might lead to disastrous decisions in your organization • Learn about problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) that lead to poor decisions • Discover how pioneering organizations address cognitive biases to make wise decisions • Adapt best practices on avoiding disasters from these organizations to your own context • Develop processes that empower everyone in your organization to avoid disasters Title: Outstanding Leadership Through Social Intelligence Brief Description You can become a truly outstanding leader through developing your social intelligence, the strategic ability to evaluate and influence other people’s emotions and behaviors. Social intelligence skills will determine your success in cultivating valuable relationships, improving teamwork, managing conflicts, exhibiting executive presence, and guiding stakeholders to achieving organizational objectives. This presentation offers case studies on effective use of social intelligence-based strategies and provides clear take-aways to help you become an outstanding leader. Learning Objectives • Identify where your leadership skills can most benefit from improving your social intelligence • Learn best practices for using social intelligence in leadership contexts • Discover how truly outstanding leaders use social intelligence to achieve their leadership goals • Adapt social intelligence-informed strategies from these leaders into your own leadership toolkit • Empower others in your organization to improve their leadership through social intelligence Title: Leadership Success Through Emotional Intelligence Brief Description True leadership success requires emotional intelligence, self-awareness and self-management of one’s emotions and intuitions. Our emotional reactions stem from our evolutionary heritage and are poorly adapted to modern professional environments. Successful leaders develop an awareness of when their emotions are leading them astray, and use effective strategies to steer their emotions into helpful channels. This presentation offers case studies from such leaders and provides clear take-aways to help you gain the emotional intelligence required for true leadership success. Learning Objectives • Identify where your leadership skills can most benefit from improving your emotional intelligence • Learn best practices for using emotional intelligence in leadership contexts • Discover how truly successful leaders use emotional intelligence to achieve their leadership goals • Adapt emotional intelligence-informed strategies from these leaders into your own leadership toolkit • Empower others in your organization to improve their leadership through emotional intelligence Title: Go with Your Gut? Busting Leadership Myths with Behavioral Science Brief Description You probably heard advice for leaders to go with their guts, stick to their guns, and be confident. Unfortunately, behavioral economics studies show that following these typical pieces of advice – and many similar ones – often leads to disastrous consequences for leaders, since our gut reactions and intuitions are a poor fit for leadership contexts. Groundbreaking research on best leadership practices forms the basis for this presentation, which busts leadership myths and offers clear take-aways to facilitate your leadership success. Learning Objectives • Identify where and when typical leadership advice is helpful and where and when it is not • Understand why and how our gut reactions are a poor fit for leadership contexts • Discover how problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) lead to leadership disasters • Learn the groundbreaking research on best leadership practices that busts leadership myths • Develop a plan to integrate these practices into your leadership toolkit and teach them to other leaders in your organization Title: Achieving Organizational Goals Through Social Intelligence Brief Description Why do most organizations act as though people are driven solely by logic and reason? After all, extensive behavioral economics research shows that the large majority of our behavior is based on emotions. Failing to engage stakeholder emotions effectively undercuts motivation and engagement, and leads to turnover, internal discord, and toxic cultures. Pioneering organizations address these problems by relying on social intelligence, the strategic ability to evaluate and influence other people’s emotions and behaviors. This presentation offers case studies from these organizations and provides clear take-aways to help you use social intelligence-based strategies to achieve your organization’s goals. Learning Objectives • Identify where your organization’s policies may be misaligned with people’s emotional drivers • Learn best practices for using social intelligence in organizational contexts • Discover how pioneering organizations use social intelligence to achieve their goals • Adapt social intelligence-informed best practices from these organizations into your own context • Incentivize others in your organization to follow these best practices Title: Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Through Social Intelligence Brief Description For you to achieve outstanding diversity & inclusion results requires strong social intelligence, the ability to evaluate and influence other people’s social interactions. Our evolutionary background has resulted in unconscious bias and other problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) that leads to tribal behaviors, undermining D&I initiatives. To deal with tribalism, pioneering organizations are applying social intelligence-based strategies to address the cognitive biases that result in tribalism and undercut D&I. This presentation offers case studies from these pioneering organizations and provides clear take-aways to help you achieve outstanding D&I results. Learning Objectives • Learn how our evolutionary background and cognitive biases undermine D&I • Assess situations where these biases might impact your D&I efforts • Discover how pioneering organizations use social intelligence to address cognitive biases in D&I • Adapt these social intelligence-informed best practices into your own organizational D&I context • Incentivize others in your organization to follow these best practices for D&I Title: Cultivating Trust for Competitive Advantage Brief Description Would you work with someone you don’t trust? Of course not. Trust is the vital if invisible glue holding an organization together, internally and externally. A lack of trust profoundly damages employee engagement, retention, and productivity, and severely hinders your ability to work with vendors and get customers. Fortunately, research on best business practices shows how you can gain a reputation for trustworthiness, internally and externally. This presentation offers case studies from organizations noted for trust-based cultures and provides clear take-aways to help you gain a competitive advantage by cultivating trust. Learning Objectives • Learn about the vital role of trust in organizations • Assess the existing level of trust within your organization • Discover best business practices for developing trust-based internal cultures and reputations • Adapt best practices on cultivating trust to your own organizational context • Incentivize others in your organization to engage in best practices for cultivating trust Title: 3 Secrets to Engaging Employees Through Meaning and Purpose Brief Description Your bottom line depends on your employees being highly engaged. Research on companies with highly engaged employees shows the importance of cultivating a sense of meaning and purpose in the workplace to increase productivity and teamwork, and decrease sick days and turnover. This presentation offers case studies from such organizations and provides clear take-aways to help you develop a workplace with meaning and purpose in a cost-effective manner that improves your bottom line. Learning Objectives • Learn why a sense of meaning and purpose is vital to employee engagement • Assess the level of meaning and purpose in your own organization • Discover 3 research-based secrets used by organizations noted for high meaning and purpose • Adapt best practices from these organizations into your own organizational context • Incentivize others in your organization to follow these best practices on meaning and purpose

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Gleb Tsipursky
Columbus, OH
I recommend him wholeheartedly as an excellent speaker

Gleb Tsipursky spoke to a room of Vistage members and guests on avoiding disasters through science-based decision-making. I was glad that Gleb provided my members with decision-making strategies that combine cutting-edge research with pragmatic business case studies. From the start, Gleb made the presentation highly relevant with local case studies and topical recent events -- and by asking each audience member about the decision-making challenges they face, and then working with these examples. Gleb took many opportunities to connect his content to the audience's knowledge and had extensive group interactions where audience members worked with each other (with Gleb's input) to solve specific problems that their organizations faced. The audience was highly engaged throughout, asking extensive questions and taking many notes on the highly-organized handouts provided by Gleb. From the commentary of audience members during and after the presentation, each gained a number of take-aways that they were excited to bring back to their organization and implement. As a meeting planner, I can attest that Gleb is great to work with: he communicates clearly and thoroughly, provides all the relevant materials such as bio and handouts in a timely manner, arrives early to set up and greet attendees to make them comfortable, and in general does everything that you would want a speaker to do. I look forward to organizing future presentations by Gleb for other members of my Vistage groups, and can recommend him wholeheartedly as an excellent speaker

May 2018

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Diane Wingerter
Blacklick, Ohio
Outstanding Leadership Retreat Presentation

Gleb...Your presentation at our Leadership Retreat was outstanding! The entire Leadership Team of Synergy National was very impressed with your presentation. Your remarks and insights were excellent and set the tone for a meaningful and productive meeting. As a result, we were 'working from' from a common foundation and mindset and I feel that we accomplished more during our Leadership Retreat than we would have, if you had not presented your material. So, for that.....our sincere gratitude and appreciation! Diane Wingerter Vice President Synergy National

December 2017

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Dan Sharpe
Columbus, OH
The audience had very positive feedback

“Our community leaders benefited from Dr. Tsipursky’s expertise, presentation, and insights during a Columbus Foundation Nonprofit Forum. We collaborated to bring a “Science of Decision Making” presentation to the central Ohio nonprofit community. The content was delivered in a digestible way that covered high-level theory, while also providing tactics and tools that could be immediately implemented. The audience had very positive feedback, and I was pleased to be able to offer the content, and expertise to the sector.”

December 2017

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