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Scott Lesnick

Global Leadership Keynote Speaker, CSP, Certified Speaking Professional and Author

Scott Lesnick is a motivational leadership keynote speaker and author who shows leaders at all levels how to connect with all generations, grow productivity and business and successfully navigate change.

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Scott Lesnick's 2024 biography

Meet Scott Lesnick

Scott Lesnick is a global keynote speaker renowned for his memorable presentations. With over 30 events per year, Scott captivates audiences with his engaging style. He is a sought-after author, having published both a memoir titled “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and a critically acclaimed book titled “Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership.”

Scott’s expertise is recognized by his esteemed Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, a distinction achieved by only 12% of speakers worldwide.

In addition to his accomplishments as a speaker and author, Scott has made significant personal achievements. He recently presented at TEDx, sharing his insights and inspiring audiences. Also, Scott has completed the equivalent of running twice around the planet, covering an astounding distance of 50,000 miles!

Prior to his speaking career, Scott spent 24 award-winning years leading sales teams at Shaw Industries, a Fortune 500 company under the Berkshire Hathaway umbrella. This extensive experience in sales leadership provides him with practical insights and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by professionals.

Scott is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida. His passion for sharing his story and leadership lessons has left a lasting impact on his audiences, earning him a reputation as a dynamic and influential speaker.

With his diverse background, engaging storytelling ability, and wealth of knowledge, Scott brings a unique perspective to his keynotes, leaving attendees inspired, motivated, and ready to take their leadership skills to new heights.

Scott Lesnick's 2024 talks & topics

Leadership, Resilience, Grit,: Ignite the Never Give Up Mindset

Scott Lesnick is confident that his powerful signature keynote, based on his book “Kidjacked: A Father’s Story,” will be a valuable addition to your conference, as it has been for many events. It offers participants a unique and inspiring perspective on leadership, resilience, implementing successful strategies, navigating change, and overcoming barriers in both their professional and personal lives.

As the person who successfully devised and executed a daring plan to rescue his two small children kidnapped to the Middle East, Scott has firsthand experience in facing extreme challenges and conquering seemingly insurmountable odds. The journey he undertook not only tested his resolve and strength of conviction but also taught invaluable lessons in tenacity and persistence.

By sharing his story and drawing upon the principles of grit exemplified by trailblazers such as Ernest Shackleton and Dr. Angela Duckworth, Scott will inspire and motivate your attendees to tap into their own reservoirs of resilience and determination. He offers a unique and inspiring perspective on navigating change and overcoming obstacles and will provide a comprehensive framework for understanding and implementing effective strategies for both personal and professional lives.

Throughout the keynote, Scott engages the audience with his captivating storytelling skills and a fun group activity. By highlighting the universal nature of the challenges we encounter, he creates a compelling and immersive experience for attendees. Laughter, gasps, and cheers are common reactions as he describes the remarkable journey of locating and rescuing his children against all odds.

Participant Outcomes:

  1. Elevate leadership skills through effective relationship building: Participants will enhance their leadership abilities by mastering the art of building strong and meaningful relationships.
  2. Enhance Communication Proficiency and Engagement: Participants will refine their communication skills to establish impactful connections with their teams, customers, and staff.
  3. Heighten Decision-Making by Recognizing and Managing Stress and Burnout: Participants will develop a heightened awareness of how to reduce stress and burnout to strengthen your decision-making process.
  4. Foster Agile Approaches to Long-Term Challenges: Participants will acquire the ability to navigate long-term challenges by cultivating an agile mindset. Through the exploration of effective strategies, tenacity, and persistence, participants will learn to adapt their approaches, seize opportunities, and overcome obstacles to achieve success.
  5. Cultivate Growth, Mentorship, and Leadership Amidst Significant Change: Participants will gain the skills to thrive as leaders during times of significant change.

Transformative Leadership Amid Change: Building Organizational Resilience from the Inside/Out

In an ever-changing world, organizations are facing unprecedented challenges that demand adaptability and resilience. The impact of these changes on employees cannot be ignored, as they face new pressures, exhaustion/burnout, and the need to navigate uncharted territories. From AI to well-being and Inclusion. Employee satisfaction to achieving company goals. We’re in this together!

To retain top talent, leaders must understand the effects of change on their staff and provide training with the necessary support. This is accomplished by acknowledging and addressing shifting priorities, fostering resilience, and promoting interaction that allows for us to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.

This popular keynote delivers essential ideas and strategies to navigate change successfully, encouraging open communication, and cultivate a resilient and inclusive workplace culture. From EAP’s (Employee Assistance Programs) to “a day off for you”, organizations are working hard to stay focused on employee’s needs which directly benefits staff and is good for the bottom line.

By embracing the challenges of change, leaders can position their workplace for sustained growth, increase employee retention and engagement, and create a productive and thriving workforce. Prepare to level up your leadership skills, inspire your teams, and lead your organization with resilience and agility.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Successfully Leading and Navigating Positive Change: Develop skills to support and lead teams. Discover strategies that foster collaboration, navigate positive change, and inspire your staff to embrace opportunities for growth.
  2. Learn 7 powerful actions, derived from my five-year survey, that will strengthen communication and promote inclusion within your organization. Explore techniques to cultivate a workplace culture that values open dialogue, collaboration, and diversity.
  3. Gain insights into identifying and addressing the challenges your staff faces, both personally and professionally. Understand how to create a supportive environment that acknowledges individual needs, fosters well-being, and provides the tools and resources for personal and professional growth.
  4. Develop a strong, agile vision that aligns with the changing landscape. Explore strategies to stay productive, engage as a leader, and foster meaningful relationships at all levels of the organization.
  5. Discover three key tools that allow individuals to stress less, engage better at work, and boost productivity, even in the face of adversity. Learn practical techniques to promote employee well-being, reduce burnout, and create a positive work environment that supports individuals during challenging times.

The Future of the Workplace: How to Attract, Collaborate & Retain a New Mix of 5 Generations.

Imagine an innovative & interactive presentation that delivers key information you need to know regarding the changing landscape of 5 generations in your workplace. Now, add important content you just don’t get anywhere else, humor, actionable takeaways, educational components and Q&A throughout!
This engaging, interactive and educational keynote aims to address the critical aspects of people capital in the workplace and is designed to assist in explaining the intricacies of the evolving workforce and how it can give organizations a competitive advantage. In 2025, the workplace stands at the threshold of a seismic shift with the exit of Traditionalists and the arrival of Generation Alpha, the largest generation yet, reshaping our organizational dynamics once again.
As the generational mix evolves, leaders face the challenge of seamlessly integrating five distinct generations. We’ll transcend typical discussions on generational differences by delving into the unprecedented shift ahead. We recognize the imperative of fostering deep mutual understanding among employees and leaders to drive productivity, amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and increase talent attraction and retention hurdles.
Successfully blending 5 generations in the workplace is a complex task for any leader, particularly as the generational mix continues to evolve. While you may have come across other presentations on generational differences, are you prepared for the seismic shift that lies ahead? With the exit of Traditionalists and the entrance of Generation Alpha, the largest generation yet, our workplace dynamics are on the cusp of transformation.
This presentation offers a special emphasis on Millennials and Gen Z, showcasing why they have earned recognition and highlighting their contributions.
During this highly requested keynote presentation, we’ll discover strategic methods to elevate employee morale, boost operational efficiency, improve retention rates, and increase overall productivity. Participants will learn how to identify, harness, and inspire the potential of the people they work with, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
Additionally, I’ll unravel the secrets to thriving amidst a multigenerational workforce, unlocking opportunities for business growth and seamless intergenerational synergy.
Key Takeaways:
Strategic Integration of Generations:  Learn 7 impactful strategies derived from my 5-year survey to successfully blend and include multiple generations in the workplace.
Cutting-Edge Ideas for Engagement: Discover innovative tools and approaches to boost employee retention, foster inclusivity, and optimize recruitment efforts in a dynamic and diverse workplace landscape.
Interconnected Communications:  Ignite powerful intergenerational communication methods to enhance productivity and establish a culture of cohesive teamwork across the entire organization.
Understand Hybrid Work Requirements:  Gain deeper insights into the unique requirements, desires and aspirations of each generation in a hybrid workplace, aligning organizational practices with their employer’s expectations.

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