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Dr. Jackie Freiberg Featured Thought Leader; International Bestselling Author; Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator: Business Owner

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  • Courageous Leadership
  • Innovation: It's Everyone's Job!
  • Change: Be Courageous Do Something Now
  • Unforgettable Service: Own it, Personalize it, Elevate it!

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  • 2023 Life By Design: Not by Default: 7 Strategies for Achieving Success & Significance
  • 2018 Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life
  • 2016 CAUSE! A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness
  • 2015 Be a Person of Impact! 12 Strategies to be the CEO of Your Future
  • 2014 Do Something Now! Be The One Who Makes Something Happen
  • 2011 Nanovation How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold
  • 2007 BOOM! 7 Choices For Blowing The Doors Off Business As Usual
  • 2004 GUTS! Companies That Blow The Doors Off Business-As-Usual
  • 1996 NUTS! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success

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According to a national survey, Jackie is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders navigate the ongoing uncertainty. She shares practical and time-test strategies for leading with courage, engaging teams and driving growth.

Jackie will challenge you to double down on developing leaders. But not just any leaders… Executives were asked: "What should the future of Leadership look like?" They answered: "we need braver leaders.” Developing courageous leaders will allow you to increase performance, accountability, retention & engagement.

The good news, courage can be trained and developed.

For nearly 30 years, Jackie has been helping people become more courageous leaders who accelerate innovation, embrace change, and know how to navigate and advance despite the uncertainty.

When you book Jackie, your speech will be tailor-made. She will work closely with you to thread your objectives into her message and co-create a keynote that has ROI, lasting impact and challenges people to take action.

In addition to speaking, Jackie is an international bestselling author, business owner, entrepreneur, and a leadership and culture consultant to various executive teams nationwide.

Jackie is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown.

She also teaches graduate presentation skills classes at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership & Education Sciences.

Her most recent book is Life By Design, Not By default (2023). Her other books include the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability), NANOVATION (a how-to on innovation), DO SOMETHING NOW and Be a PERSON OF IMPACT, (two quick reads that will change your organization and your life), CAUSE! A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness, and BOCHY BALL!, an account of 3-time World Series Champion Bruce Bochy’s wins and losses in baseball, business, and life.

Jackie‘s clients span a wide range of industries and include:

ARAS-ACE • National Fire Sprinkler Association • AAA • Prudential • Noblis • Baylor Scott & White • American Academy of Ophthalmology • GNReSound • Activision • Ocean Spray • Arkema • IDEXX • Great Game of Business • Smurfit Kappa • PULSE Network • TEDx • Navy Federal Credit Union • NAVWAR • National Restaurant Assoc • Medtronic • Johnson & Johnson • Charles Schwab • Eli Lilly • Tampa General Hospital • Christus Health • Stanford Children’s Hospital •FirstHealth of the Carolinas • Kohl’s • CUNA • USAA • PNC Financial • Vail Resorts • Sony • Ken Blanchard Companies • McDonalds • McDonald’s Women Owners • National Life Group • Sundance Resorts • Kiewitt • KENCO • Associated Builders & Contractors • Morpho Trust • Cisco • CVS • BERGAN KD • LMBC • CDM Smith • Sanofi Pasteur • Hanken SSE • Rio Tinto • Kenco Logistics • DCCM Engineering • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners • Sigma Theta Tau • Zurvita • Women of the Year • NAPA Women’s Summit • Women Insurance & Financial Services • Women in Real Estate • National Business Aviation Assoc • University of Colorado • University of Utah • Pepperdine University • YPO

Other Credentials:

  • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator trained directly under the guidance of Brené Brown. Certified in 2019 to use the Dare to Lead™ empirically-based courage-building curriculum to create transformation and experiences that have ROI and lasting impact for each organization.
  • Corporate Consultant, National Life Group, Corelation, Inc. and National Restaurant Association: Provides keynotes, workshops, consulting, and coaching on Engagement, Leadership and Culture
  • Public Speaking Coach to the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. Trained more than 1,500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi!
  • Member of the Southwest Airlines' Culture Committee. One of only two non-employee members invited to serve on the highly influential leadership committee
  • Executive Consultant, Center for Creative Leadership: Provided feedback to executives participating in a five-day Leadership Development Program
  • Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs, University of San Diego's Executive Conference Center
  • Co-Founder University of San Diego's Family Business Institute
  • Founded University of San Diego's Certificate in International Business Program
  • Director University of San Diego's Institute for Quality & Productivity
  • Professor: Teaches leadership, public speaking, and communications courses as an adjunct professor
  • HR Specialist, College Recruiter and Employee Communications Manager, NCR Corporation
  • Doctorate degree, Leadership, University of San Diego
  • Master's degree, Communication, San Diego State University
  • Bachelor's degree, Communication, University of New Hampshire

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