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Dr. Lance Secretan

Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering philosopher whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing retreats have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He is the author of 21 books about leadership, inspiration, corporate culture, and entrepreneurship, as well as an award-winning memoir, A Love Story. Lance is a riveting speaker and is acknowledged globally as one of our most insightful and original leadership teachers. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, poet, author, and outdoor athlete. He coaches and advises leaders globally (he is ranked among both The Top 30 Most Influential Executive Coaches and The Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Experts globally) and guides leadership teams who wish to transform their culture into the most inspirational in their industries.

Individuals, entire organizations, cities, and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique wisdom and approach to mentoring and coaching. He has helped six companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in America list; eight other companies on this list are also his clients. In addition, thirty Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. Speakers in America ranks Lance Secretan among the Top Five Leadership speakers, and his firm, the Secretan Center Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an International Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

Dr. Secretan is the recipient of many other awards, including the International Caring Award, whose previous winners include Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter, and Dr. Desmond Tutu. He is the current Chair of the Pay it Forward Foundation and former Chair of the Advisory Board of the Special Olympics World Winter Games. He is an expert skier, kayaker, and mountain biker, and he divides his time between Ontario, Canada and the Colorado Rockies.