Dean Lindsay, America’s PROGRESS Agent, is is hailed as a ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as an ‘Outstanding Speaker’ by the International Association of Speakers Bureaus and is the Host of C-Suite Network TV’s The DEAN’s List. Dean is a humorous and thought provoking business speaker & consultant and a noted authority & author on helping organizations create work cultures focused on:
- Enhancing Customer Experiences
- Building Priceless Business Relationships and
- Thinking Progress Leadership™ NOT Change Management
His books, HOW TO ACHIEVE BIG PHAT GOALS, THE PROGRESS CHALLENGE: Working & Winning in a World of Change, and CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek. His latest book, THINK PROGRESS LEADERSHIP NOT CHANGE MANAGEMENT is being published in the fall of 2018.
Dean’s thoughts on authentic business development by building and strengthening PROGRESS-based Work and Team Cultures have been endorsed by a who’s who of international business thought leaders including Ken Blanchard (author of THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER, Bryan Tracy, author of THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SELLING and the legendary Father of GUERRILLA MARKETING, Jay Conrad Levinson. Mr. Levinson thought so much of Dean’s thoughts on building priceless business relationships, that he wrote the foreword to CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE.
Dean has been a featured contributor to CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Sales and Service Excellence, Training Magazine Europe, Executive Travel, LabX Media, Networking Times and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead magazine as well as numerous podcasts and the audio magazine Selling Power Live. His business views have also been featured on the Voice of America radio as well as the Dallas Morning News and Monster.com.
Dean is also a cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas and has served as Guest Lecturer to UCLA and University of Dallas MBA programs as well as the International Call Management Institute. He has had the privilege of sharing his sales and marketing insights from the big stage in several countries including Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Switzerland, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica.
Dean’ clients include: American Airlines, Texas A&M, New York Life, Precision Tune Auto Care, Pacific Life & Annuity, Haberfeld Associates, Marriott, Heinz, Hilton, American Express, Western Union, Verizon, Amway, Nestle, Aramark Canada, Gold’s Gym, Bell Partners, EKOS (Ecuador), ConocoPhillips, Hagger Clothing, the United States Peace Corp and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Some other stuff… Dean is an award-winning songwriter, a marathon runner, a founding member of the Texas Shakespeare Festival, and an alumni of Up With People, the legendary international organization that bridges cultural barriers and creates global understanding through service and a rocking musical show (Dean’s cast was the first to perform in the Soviet Union). Dean is also a proud member of the Undefeated 1984 4-A Texas State Championship Football Team, the Fighting Denison Yellow Jackets.
A couple bits of trivia: Way back In the mid 90’s,
- Dean served as On-Set Acting Coach to Grammy Award Winner LeAnn Rimes on both a Hallmark Movie of the Week and on the soap opera Days of Our Lives and
- Dean was cast as one of the ‘Bad Guys’ in the Warner Brothers’ blockbuster TWISTER (Dean urges you to not look to hard for him in the film however, sharing that ‘the flying cow ended up with a big part than I did.”).
“Dean Lindsay is an outstanding thought leader on the subject of developing priceless business relationships.” – Willis Turner, President, Sales and Marketing Executives International
“Dean, the keynote you presented for CRTRA’s 2017 Annual Conference in San Diego on How to Achieve Big PHAT Team Goals was a Big PHAT Hit!! Congratulations and thank you!! You are a dynamic, highly engaging and humorous speaker and your content is rich with valuable insights that would help any team achieve their goals. Well done!! We loved having you and would definitely invite you back!!!” – Liz Mayo, Conference Director 2008 – 2017, Chain Restaurant Total Rewards Association
“Dean Lindsay is a World-Class Emcee, always prepared, flexible, upbeat, and highly entertaining. Dean engages audience members with his quick wit and the ability to keep things moving at a sharp lethal pace. We have brought him in for repeated events by popular demand. Dean Lindsay Rocks!” – Jeremy Jones, Director of Membership, House of Blues Dallas
“Dean Lindsay is truly one of the best and most insightful speakers out there. I have hired him, heard him and read his work. He is always top notch with profitable tips and strategies – plus he is fun to watch!” – Paul Rosowski, Teknion, Regional Vice President – Central
“We had Dean speak at our international Business Partner Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Dean delivered a very energetic, dynamic and humorous motivational speech for our international Group of reselling partners, focusing on change and progress. I can highly recommend him.” – Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director at Handheld GroupAB
“We hired Dean Lindsay to speak to our group about great customer service, but he did more…he SHOWED us exceptional service. Dean spent countless hours understanding our business, our customers and our service mantra. He quickly became a part of our team and was able to communicate our vision to employees around the world. Our company hired a keynote speaker but got a life-long business partner and resource for our team!” – David Webster, CEO, Electrical Components International
“Dean Lindsay was the perfect choice to keynote the Meineke Dealers Association Convention. His combination of contagious wit and sales and service insights inspired us to face the challenge of improving our operations, while providing us the template to make it happen.” – Chris Schmitz, President Meineke Dealers Association
Dean Lindsay - America’s PROGRESS Agent!
Delivering Keynotes, Breakouts & Workshops that Empower Progress In:
Employee Engagement &
The Customer Experience!