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About Dean Lindsay


Award-winning business author, Dean Lindsay CEO of The Progress Agents LLC – is a successful business culture strategist, a skilled workshop facilitator and a powerful keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach (please watch demo below).  The popular host of the upbeat business program, ‘The DEAN’s List’, airing on C-Suite Network TV, Dean has been hailed as an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as:

  • ‘America’s Progress Agent’ by The Strategic HR Forum
  • one of the ‘World’s Top 30 Sales Speakers’ by GLOBAL GURUS – 2023 & 2024
  • ‘a Master of Progress’ by Jay Conrad Levinson (Father of GUERRILLA MARKETING)
  • ‘The Dean of Sales and Service’ by Business Class News
  • a ‘Sales and Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal

Dean’s books, including HOW TO ACHIEVE BIG PHAT GOALS (Recommended as one of the ’15 BEST GOAL SETTING BOOKS TO READ’ on PositivePsychology .com) have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.   

Progress Leadership by Dean Lindsay

Dean’s latest book is PROGRESS LEADERSHIP: Say NO to Change Management.

WINNER of the Business Class News Editors’ Choice Award for BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • “Important and timely book” – Forbes
  • “I recommend this book to HR professionals, business leaders, sales leaders, and anyone who is trying to not only navigate the business world today, but also succeed in it.”  – Julie Weber, Vice President & Chief People Officer, Southwest Airlines
  • “Leaders can’t keep change from happening. The only thing we can do is transform how we think about it—and help our teams do the same. Progress Leadership from ‘America’s Progress Agent’ Dean Lindsay is a much needed kick in the pants for every leader. If you would rather be leading progress instead of managing change, read this book!” – Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Servant Leadership in Action

Click to WATCH VIDEO: Dean Lindsay on PROGRESS LEADERSHIP (Filmed at Globe Life Field)



Schedule your Workshop or Keynote Today call: +1 (214) 457-5656 or Click Here to Fill out Our Contact Form.  

Be Sure & inquire about Dean’s BRAND-NEW Program for 2024:  Success Takes GRIT: The Importance of GOALS, RESILENCE, INTENTION & TRUST in Working and Winning in a World of Change.   Success in today’s hyper-evolving and stress inducing business climate takes courage, strength and persistence.  In short, now more than ever, Success takes GRIT.  In this action-oriented, humorous and engaging keynote and workshop, Dean Lindsay shares how a heightened focus on Goals, Resilience, Intention and Trust can help us achieve more organizational success in a world of challenge and change. 

Over almost two decades, Dean has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders and received accolades from many of the worlds’ best organizations and brands including: United States Patent and Trademark Office, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Aetna, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Terminix Pest Control, FIRESTONE, CITGO, Ameriprise Financial, Young Professionals’ Organization (YPO), True Value Hardware, Texas A&M, New York Life, Aramark Canada, Century 21, Precision Tune Auto Care Franchising Inc., Accenture, Electrical Components International (Poland, Mexico & Canada), House of Blues, Anthem, Entrepreneurs‘ Organization (EO), Michigan State University, Toppers Pizza Franchising, Pacific Life & Annuity, Marriott, El Nacional (Venezuela), Heinz, First Heritage Credit Union, Hilton, Relax the Back, American Express, Western Union, Verizon, John Hancock Financial, HANDHELD (Sweden), Amway, Nestle, Gold’s Gym, FASTSIGNS Intl., Bell Partners, EKOS (Ecuador), LPL Financial, UNITS Franchising Group, MENARDS, ConocoPhillips, Haggar Clothing, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems LLC and the United States Peace Corp.

Watch Dean Lindsay’s Keynote Speaker Demo Reel …

Dean Lindsay:

  • served as Guest Lecturer to both the UCLA Anderson School of Management & the International Customer Management Institute
  • is an Active Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
  • a Cum Laude Graduate of the University of North Texas
  • has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and interviewed on the Fox Business Television Network.
  • has had the privilege of sharing his profitable business growth insights on stages across the globe including: Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica

Dean has served as a featured contributor to AMBITION Magazine, Entrepreneur’s Organization’s (EO) OCTANE Blog, HR. com’s Leadership Excellence & Personal Excellence Magazines, CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Training Magazine Europe, The People Space (UK), Executive Travel, Sales and Service Excellence, 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

Each of Dean’s keynote presentations and fully customized sales, customer service and executive coaching programs in person & virtual – are designed to help reach each client’s desired outcomes.  Here are some of his most requested topics:

  • How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals / Workshop focused on Taking Consistent Mindful Action and is customized for Safety Goals, Health Goals, Team Goals, Customer Service Goals , Sales Goals, etc.
  • Leading Progress in a World of Change (featuring insights from PROGRESS LEADERSHIP: Say No to Change Management
  • OPTIMISM is an ASSET / Mastering the #1 Undervalued Key to Happiness, Innovation and Resilience.  Program features insights from the work & life of Dr. Viktor Frankl.
  • ROCK the Customer Experience – in person, on the phone & on line.
  • The Selling CODE: Four Steps to Priceless Business Relationships
  • Row the Boat: Teamwork in Leading Progress in Sales & Service

Be Progress.

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What Dean’s Clients Say…

Business Keynote Speaker, Motivational, Leadership, Customer Service, Change Management“Dean Lindsay’s ‘Progress Leadership’ program is extremely insightful and thought provoking, truly a must see!  I would encourage all committed leaders – what Dean calls Progress Agents – to adopt the concepts he shares in this refreshingly helpful and wildly entertaining presentation that uniquely redefines the concepts “Change” and ‘Change Management” in a most useful and powerful way.  Be Progress.” – LeAnn Jeter, PHR, SHRM-CP, Co-Founder of The Strategic HR Forum

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leadership Keynote Speakers, Virtual, 2020, Business, Best Opening Convention Conference, Association, Funny, Dealing with, 2021“Everyone who has ever been to a conference knows that keynote speakers can be very hit or miss.  Some are entertaining but lack substance and others are so boring that no matter how good the material is you are praying someone pulls a fire alarm.  Dean Lindsay perfectly blends his high energy and wonderful sense of humor with real, actionable steps to help your team become progress leaders instead of change managers.”  – Glenn Loughridge, President of National Association of College Auxiliary Services South

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Top Business leadership speakers, Keynote 2021, Business USA, Leadership Convention, Franchise, Association, Best, Motivational Speaker, Dallas texas“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

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Top Franchise Speaker Client“Dean brings a great sense of how to connect quickly with people through impactful and fun stories. If your goal is to give your franchisees tools to drive sales and support it with service initiatives through a fun and energized session, I highly recommend Dean.”  Jim Snow, President, Gold’s Gym International  

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“Hi Dean, I really enjoyed your presentation at our recent Company Store Managers Meeting in Baltimore. I heard many positive comments from the managers as well.  You brought great energy to the meeting, a very positive, up-beat attitude and pragmatic information for the attendees.  I appreciate the fact that you spent time getting to know about our company before the meeting. That made your presentation that much more believable to our Managers.  Use me as a reference whenever you want as I am a big Dean Lindsay fan!” – Robert Falconi. CEO, Precision Tune Auto Care

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Best Customer Service Training Program Dallas“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 

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Business Keynote Speaker Client“Dean Lindsay is an outstanding thought leader on the subject of developing priceless business relationships.” – Willis Turner, President, Sales and Marketing Executives International



Best Business Motivational Speakers“Dean Lindsay was asked to speak at our sales leadership conference to support our theme of “a new day for new thinking”.  Dean took the quality time up front to understand the deliverables we needed for our specific audience and he delivered as promised.  His style, material and overall delivery and facilitation hit the mark for our group.  Many participants later commented about enjoying the 4 hour session but also benefiting from it by getting new ideas to bring back to their territories to go after additional sales.  I would certainly work with Dean again and recommend others to as well.” – Larry O’Toole, President,  DORMA Americas

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Dallas Goal Setting Program Client“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, Chain Restaurant Total Rewards Association

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Dallas Professional Emcee for hire Client“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


Best Employee Engagement Speaker Client“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

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