Mike Lipkin | International Motivational Speaker, Coach & President of Environics
Mike Lipkin is president of Environics/Lipkin, a global research and motivation company based in Toronto. He is also an international strategic coach, facilitator and catalyst for high performance. Mike blends his learning from talking to over a million people in seventy two countries with the insights from his proprietary research to help clients achieve remarkable results. Why Mike? Mike Lipkin thrills audiences with his one-of-a-kind blend of humor and insights. He leverages his kaleidoscopic international perspective that comes from speaking to a million people in 72 countries. He brands himself as a millennial with five decades of experience. He delivers over 100 programs a year through his ability and commitment to customize every session. The vast majority of his clients bring him back repeatedly. He is equally skilled at delivering keynotes, facilitating workshops or orchestrating leadership panels. Keynote Speaker: Mike Lipkin’s mission is to help you and your team achieve preeminence – that’s where you become the benchmark by which all others are judged. It’s where you play at such a level that you set the standard for your industry or category. As Mike states, “If we’re not defining the standard, then someone else is and they are going to enjoy the rewards of being the best. And by the way, either we become the best, or we become irrelevant. There is no middle ground.” So what are his credentials that qualify him to coach your team on their path to preeminence? Since July 1 1993, he has helped over 500 companies bring out the best in their people so their people bring out their best for their customers. In 1980, he graduated with a business degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa. Then he became a brand manager at Colgate Palmolive. Following that, he became a board member at Grey Advertising South Africa, before emigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1987 where he became an Account Director at Ogilvy & Mather, one of the world’s leading advertising agencies. In 1992, following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and the end of Apartheid, he returned to South Africa where he launched his own training and motivation company, Touch The Sky Inc. Over the next ten years, he published seven books and helped transform the nation into one of the world’s most vibrant democracies. He returned to Canada in 2002 to launch Environics/Lipkin, a global research and motivation company with the Environics Research Group, one of Canada’s largest and most sophisticated polling companies. Since then, he has published seven bestselling books, including his latest title – Dancing with Disruption, The 7 secrets to thriving on massive change so the best people want to partner with you. All his books and programs are a fusion of the celebrated Environics Social Values Research and his own experience with over a million people in 72 countries over the past sixteen years. Today, he is one of North America’s preeminent coaches and motivators. In the last 12 months, he has delivered over 100 programs to 40 organizations in 19 countries from Russia, to Turkey to South Africa to The USA and Canada. Almost every working day, he is speaking to an organization somewhere on the planet. His life is one long conversation. He lives to speak and he speaks to live. Exciting people into playing big is what excites him. Every program is his most important program. As he says, “I deliver every one as though it could be my last because one day I will be right. I make every session a once-in-a-lifetime experience for my delegates. I immerse them in the insights and distinctions that accelerate their path to preeminence. They laugh. They share. They talk. They have fun. I believe that life is theatre with consequences and no-one ever bored anyone into doing anything. That’s why people leave my sessions with the purpose and passion to win.” Suggested keynote speeches and programs: • DANCING WITH DISRUPTION – The Seven Secrets To Thriving On Massive Change So The Best People Want To Partner With You: This program is filled with mind-opening insights and examples that will inspire you to act like a disruptor – someone that creates the future one step at a time. There is an amazing breakthrough that is currently just beyond your reach. Mike Lipkin will help you grasp it. The people closest to you are counting on it. It’s time to dance. Disruption is given two definitions in the MerriamWebster dictionary: 1) “to break apart, throw into disorder” and 2) “to interrupt the normal course or unity of.” Random House dictionary also defines it as a “radical change in an industry, especially involving a new product or service that creates a new market.” A disruptor, on the other hand, is defined as someone who destroys, temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of something. They create the conditions for something new to happen. A disruptor is also a person that precipitates a fundamental shift in thinking, action and consequences. Radical change is the new normal. Disruption has evolved from being episodic to being continuous. It’s not something that we can ever get used to. In fact, it’s impossible to get used to something that’s always changing. It’s always going to be unsettling. We can only prepare for it as best we can over and over again. • THE POTENTIATOR - How to activate ultimate success by helping others function at their best. We are all part of each others’ ecosystem. Success is reciprocal. The most desirable people are those that build a reputation for helping other people win. They are the Potentiators. They activate ultimate success by helping others function at their best. Potentiators are not born, they make themselves. They are ordinary people that are driven to cause breakthrough outcomes for others. They’ve learnt that they are only as good as how good they can make others. They want to make their gifts count. You can find them at every level. They’re the ones enabling the success of everyone else. They are always the students and always the teachers. They are intentional and purposeful in their relationships. No jerks, shirkers, sloths, takers, fakers, wimps, quitters, cynics, bullies, bigots, hermits or cruisers allowed. They keep the main thing the main thing. And the main thing is always to push the envelope on behalf of their community. In this powerful program, Mike Lipkin will coach you on how to become a Potentiator. You will learn the Ten Potentiator Practices: 1. Be Self-Savvy 2. Develop Situational Sensibility 3. Make a Powerful Promise 4. Become Sublimely skilled 5. Build Robust Resilience 6. Grow Courageous Creativity 7. Be Fanatically Faithworthy 8. Cultivate Close Connections 9. Communicate Like A Champion 10. Cause Bold Breakthroughs • THE CHECKLIST OF CHAMPIONS– How to become the best by playing at your best every day. Every day is your career in miniature. Any minute could be a marquee moment. If you want to win, you need to bring your best to every engagement. Almost everyone survives somehow. Only the best thrive. They are the champions. Every day, they prove their superiority and encourage others to excel. Like a train has a track, champions have a checklist. It focuses them while it sets them free. In this remarkable program, Mike shares his proprietary Checklist of Champions with you. It’s a daily formula for high performance that will help you identify, dream, plan, feel and play like a champion. ** For full information on all Mike's services and client option click his website below **
WOW keynote presentation.
I can’t thank you enough for your WOW keynote presentation. I have had multiple delegates comment to me on what an excellent presentation it was. The whole message really resonated with me personally.
Mike, we continue to receive amazing feedback on your presentation at the Roadshows. Employees really get the “investment” that we made bringing you in to motivate and inspire… Awesome! Thank you again for all you did to make these the best roadshows ever for the North American Phone Channel.
This is just the outcome we were looking for!
Mike, a heartfelt thanks for your performance last Friday. I have received countless emails from colleagues commenting on the impact it made to their day. This is just the outcome we were looking for!