Wade Younger: Biography highlights

CEO of The Value Wave, Wade has given over 1,900 talks, so he is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on business acceleration.

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Wade Younger’s background

His stories are hypnotic. His methods yield results. “He is just a born teacher”, said one Fortune 500 executive. Younger has written over 30 books that focused on leadership, change, innovative thinking and organizational development. He always encourages self reflection and accountability.

In 1990, Younger founded Fruition Consulting Inc. to focus exclusively on organizational wellness issues. His research is documented in two major studies: “Structural Piloting,” and “The Internal Economy, A Market Approach.” He has implemented Structural Piloting in several diverse corporate and public-sector organizations.

His vast business and motivational expertise comes from his time as a 25-year owner of Fruition Consulting Inc. a corporation that concentrated exclusively on information technology and company wellness, which sold in 2007.

In 2011, Younger created ‘The Value Wave’, a methodology that connects people development, business processes, change management and lean six sigma to drive results in all areas of a sustainable business. It is an Integrated Performance Improvement System.

Often known as “Coach,” Wade has encouraged others to become masters of their destiny through the art of achievement. Corporations and participants in his sessions have generated millions of dollars in sales and counting because of his mastery of motivation and his vast business expertise. Wade’s professional passion is helping businesses be first, best, different, faster and better.

At the end of the day, we can guarantee that Wade will be one of the easiest and most effective speakers you will ever work with.



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City of Charlotte

“Today, we have a very high-performing team. We enjoy high morale and little turnover. I don’t believe that would be the case without Wade’s influence and insight. When working with him, you will find Wade to be authentic, knowledgeable, professional, a good listener and personable. His ability to grasp a situation and rapidly assess team dynamics make each of his sessions very effective and often a lot of fun for the participants.”

Myra Zabec Thompson
Fiber Innovators International

“Wade, I really enjoyed your talk at the All for One conference. I found myself nodding in agreement with everything you said. It was a fun event and meeting new people and hearing their stories is always deeply interesting to me.”

Allison Gragg
Cornell University

“Thank you so much for speaking to our group! I had a feeling from meeting you and talking with you, that the presentation would be excellent, but it was even better than expected! You have a real gift for connecting with an audience and getting your message across. I’ve had employees comment to me before about various programs I’ve brought to the company, but this time must have been a record for the number of folks who told me how valuable your talk was and how they might utilize the points you made about innovation the next time they were called upon to make a presentation.”

Lisa Zehr
Georgia Pacific

“Sincerity speaks louder than words and people respond when they see that you are genuine. Wade is one of the few who understands this from a business point of view. You are offering people a chance to be who they are rather than being a “product” of what others think they should be.”

Robert Wagner

“Wade, you are a very personal and energetic speaker. As I sat in the audience, you made us feel as though we were all longtime friends! Your “Running with Horses” presentation was fun and interactive and left a long lasting impression upon all of us. I heard audience members discussing how they were going to implement the tips and techniques they received from your informative session as they left the banquet hall. We look forward to having you as a continued resource for our events.”

Anthony Phillips

“Wade’s insight into his client’s needs, coupled with his strong desire to help people advance in all facets of their lives, shines through when he speaks to an audience. He is an excellent communicator and a strong speaker.”

Paula Henderson
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

“Wade continually reminded attendees that they were at the conference for a reason: their leaders saw value in them, and they should recognize that value. He conveyed the importance of getting rid of unproductive habits that do not support personal needs and goals as well as identifying what needed to be learned to move forward. Wade even scheduled a post-conference check-in call to follow up with attendees on how they’d used some of the skills discussed during the conference….PRICELESS!”

Priscilla Nesbitt

“Wade, thank you for preparing such an engaging and relatable presentation. You’re very comfortable in front of an audience, and knowledgeable on leadership. Your talents really shined! I’m sure that the audience was wowed and that new clients will roll in.”

Mark Miller

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