Mark Sanborn is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. Leadershipgurus.net lists Sanborn as one of the Top 30 leadership experts in the world.
Sanborn serves as keynote speaker for the opening Plenary Session on Saturday, Jan. 18.
In addition to his experience leading at a local and national level, Sanborn has written or co-authored eight books, and is the author of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change, teamwork and customer service. He has presented over 2,400 speeches and seminars in every state and a dozen countries.
Sanborn’s book, “The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary,” is an international bestseller and was on the New York Times, Business Week and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The long awaited sequel, “Fred 2.0” was released in spring 2013, offering the millions of Fred fans new stories, illustrations and insights to create more customer loyalty, innovative products, services and experiences. His other popular books include “You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference;” “The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do;” and “Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between.”
Sanborn is a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, a society composed of 20 of the top speakers in the world today. He holds a Certified Speaking professional designation from the National Speakers Association and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame (CPAE).
Sanborn is a past president of the National Speakers Association and winner of The Cavett Award, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. In 2007, Sanborn was awarded The Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award by Sales & Marketing Executives International.
Source: www.ashrae.org; September 5, 2013.