John Izzo is a visionary, author, community leader and professional speaker on leadership development, performance management, corporate culture, and organizational change. Dr. John Izzo has over 20 years experience working in a wide variety of corporate settings. His clients include nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare organizations and mid-size companies.
Over the last two decades, John Izzo has married his first career as a minister with his second career as a management & leadership consultant to help leaders create corporations and organizations where values and purpose are the foundations for success. Dr. Izzo spent five years as a senior organizational development consultant for Kaiser Permanente, and 4 years as Vice President of The Einstein Consulting Group, an international customer service consultancy prior to establishing his own firm. Currently, John Izzo focuses on helping leaders and organizations reach sustainable success through the integration of purposeful leadership and business practices.
Dr. John Izzo is the author of over 60 articles, and is the co-author of the best selling book Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work. His second book Values-Shift: The New Work Ethic and What it Means for Business defines how and why our work ethic is changing, and it focuses on the six major shifts people expect from work, offering practical ideas on what companies and managers can do to retain and inspire the people they need and value. Based on leading edge research and experiences with more than 200 companies, John Izzo helps people understand these shifting values and how they differ across generations and across gender. Dr. Izzo’s third non-fiction title Second Innocence: Rediscovering Joy and Wonder is a powerful book that blends personal stories with Dr. Izzo’s thoughts on work, spirituality, relationships and daily life. His latest work is The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, which has also been produced as a PBS television series.
John Izzo’s pioneering work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News, the LA Times, Canada AM, CBC Radio, The American Medical Journal, B.C. Business, The Seattle Times and the cover of Association Management Magazine on “Creating Inspiring Work Places”.
Dr. John Izzo has devoted his life and career to helping leaders create workplaces that are capable of bringing out the best in people and helping people discover more purpose and fulfillment in life and work. From his early days as a minister to his 17 years in organization development, his focus has been to improve the quality of work and life.
John Izzo obtained his Bachelor of Sociology from Hofstra University in 1978 before completing a dual Masters degree from McCormick Divinity School in Theology while simultaneously attending the University of Chicago to complete his Masters in Organizational Psychology. Dr. Izzo then completed his Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Kent State University shortly thereafter.
John Izzo works with leaders who are serious about finding and keeping talented people and who are willing to do what it takes to create an organization where values and purpose are the foundation of the culture.
Dr. John Izzo has spent two decades working with individuals and leaders who were trying to find purpose and fulfillment in their lives. He has worked with some of the most admired and greatest places to work in North America. It is this insight, gained from two decades of consulting and coaching that makes John Izzo such a valuable resource.
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