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Vince Poscente

Went from a recreational skier to the Olympics in four years, Transform Workplace Performance

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Vince Poscente: Went from a recreational skier to the Olympics in four years, Transform Workplace Performance

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Is our “pause button economy” eating us alive… or setting us free? New York Times bestselling author, inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame and Olympian, Vince Poscente has the answer.

“We will not thrive by ‘coping’ with our present economic situation. Seeking to manage our way to bottom line results is not the way. We will individually and organizationally thrive by embracing and harnessing the speed of change around us.” Vince Poscente

Now is the time to use Vince Poscente’s against-all-odds Olympic strategy for audiences challenged, overwhelmed and even – scared. Poscente’s invigorating perspective is timely and perfect for groups seeking good news.

A business guy who decided he would compete in the Olympics four years after his 26th birthday, at the age of 30 Poscente was vying for Gold, skiing at an incredible 135 mph on skis.  With his acumen for fast results, he soon became a prolific author, consultant and speaker, guiding corporations around the globe toward accelerated change management.

Unraveling the notion that in today’s world we need to ‘hang-on,’ Poscente illustrates how harnessing the speed of change becomes a competitive advantage. Through powerful examples and edge of your seat stories, your audience will be energized and ready to tackle the tough challenges ahead of them.

“Simple motivation is not the only thing audiences want to hear today. My job is to light the path of how we get through this together – in short order. This starts by doing what the competition is not willing to do.”

Founder of Speed Teams and Dallas based Be Invinceable Group
Masters Degree in Organizational Management
Speaker Hall of Fame inductee in USA and Canada
1992 Winter Olympian (5 time record holder at 135 mph on skis)
NY Times Bestselling Author of The Age of Speed and The Ant and the Elephant

This is the perfect time for you and your company to catch your competition flat-footed. Vince Poscente will help you accelerate into an extraordinary tomorrow that is just around the corner.

Vince Poscente offers an INVIGORATING PERSPECTIVE that will leave you SEEKING SPEED, not running from it – CREATING IT, not fearing it.

“…thought provoking new book [Vince Poscente] advocates coming to terms – nay, savoring – the ‘more-faster-now world’”
Time Magazine

The Age of Speed  (60 to 90 minutes)
Using concepts from his best selling books, The Age of Speed and The Ant & the Elephant, Vince shares his Olympic experience and the ‘speed’ model that took him from a recreational skier to vying for Gold in speed skiing in 4 short years.  Give your audiences an invigorating perspective that reveals:
• Innovation at Work - audiences learn how to innovate in any business situation using Poscente's ‘recreational skier to Olympian in four years’ model.
• Competitive Advantages - you will internalize a powerful change in how to compete using the approach "Do what the competition is not willing to do."
• Leadership for the Self - high speed results are possible in cultures that foster an attitude of "Owning the solution."
• Speed of Execution - learn from The Age of Speed's "Jet Profile" where employees and companies embrace Agility, Aerodynamics and Alignment.
• Taking Control - with infectious energy, warmth and humor, Poscente delivers an experience that translates into an empowered audience.

The next 16.572 seconds could change your life! 

Renowned business strategist and New York Times best-selling author, Vince Poscente is a master communicator.  He knows how to get an audience’s attention and maintain electrifying energy while providing:
• Hands-on tools that you can use immediately
• Edge-of-your-seat stories, 135 mph ski videos, heart-pumping music
• Take-action-today inspiration
• Flat-out-fun with Poscente’s signature wit and wisdom

The Age of Speed II (45 to 90 minutes)

At the core of Poscente’s message about embracing speed is the claim that the continued acceleration of business and life is inevitable. If we cannot stop it, perhaps we should consider putting it to work for us. On a mass scale, we have developed a peculiar love-hate relationship with speed: though we want more, faster, now, we have adopted a mindset that speed is corrosive. In effect, we have decided that though we want speed, we do not like it. Poscente turns that perspective upside down and challenges audiences not to resist acceleration, but instead to turn the momentum of its inevitable rush to their advantage.

Vince shares the research he did for his New York Times best-selling about how companies and individuals are responding in different ways to the speed of business today.
• Jets - very agile companies that harness the speed of business and turn it to their advantage
• Bottle Rockets - companies that embrace speed, are going fast but are not smart about it
• Zeppelins - companies that resist the speed of business
• Balloons - companies that have chosen to live outside the age of speed – they don’t seek it and they don’t need to
Unraveling the notion that in today’s world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance.

Who Benefits:  Organizations and individuals that are going through major change at a rapid-fire pace will especially benefit from Vince’s message.

“Focusing on change alone is a mistake.  Let’s redirect our focus on embracing the speed in our more-faster-now culture.  You don’t cope with embrace it.  What is critical is the next level...not coping with speed but harnessing it.  Execution is not about what to do…it is about how to do it…that’s what creates innovative execution.”  Vince Poscente
"Vince thanks for an excellent program! Everyone that I have spoken with thought the program was just excellent and better than anything we have ever conducted. I had many people, unsolicited, tell me how great it was and how much they enjoyed it. I really believe we have a great start in increasing the level of leadership amongst our group. Your intense preparation and thorough research of Kos made the difference."
Kos Pharmaceuticals

"The response to your presentation for our 1,400+ Associates on Wednesday has been absolutely incredible. As we concluded our three and a half day session today, there was wide-spread consensus that your interaction with us was the clear highlight of a very well-received overall conference. The combination of your dedication, personal integrity, charisma and demonstration to achieve excellence with the 5 C's made your message very real to the conference attendees."
Cerner Corp.

"I just wanted to thank you again for the AMAZING job you did for us in Atlanta. It was amazing, the number of people who came up to me and others in our department to say, 'This was the best keynote speech EVER!', 'Great speaker!' etc. Kudos to you, man."
Ace Hardware

"The general concensus is that you were the best speaker First Franklin has ever heard. I appreciate the time you took to research our firm and understand its culture and philosophy of conducting and growing our business. Your message nailed home our corporate vision and your ability to weave that into your 5 Cs was uncanny."
First Franklin

“Your presentation was exciting, entertaining and very educational.”
State Farm Insurance Companies

“Our purpose was to turbo-charge the enthusiasm and energy levels of our team members and to have them fully embrace the idea of strength-based leadership and living. We could not have asked for a better speaker to deliver our message than Vince.” 
Hampton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels Corp