Dean Lindsay's Clients Include:

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client“Dean Lindsay was a great choice to keynote our national sales meeting after a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus. His energy, humor and salient delivery left the sales team recharged and inspired.” – Beth Palmer, Communications Manager, CITGO



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


“Dean hit the stage with incredible energy and captured our audience’s attention and imagination throughout his “Optimism is an Asset” presentation. Stress management is a very real issue for our members who absolutely loved the message. I heard so many comments of how Dean’s presentation made them think about their work and their attitude in a very new context – one that THEY can control. Thanks for knocking it out of the park!” Janel Stewart, Association Manager, Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association


insurance speaker logo“Dean Lindsay brought a whole new insight that actually helped better identify common ground between both the sales and service teams and helped my team focus on making some positive progress during some very challenging times. He did this effectively both as a group and in 1:1 coaching opportunities. Dean presents himself in a very professional yet entertaining, positive and uplifting manner. As a result, all of the sales results and the attitude change of the team afterwards were incredible!” – Lee Ripley, Regional Vice President of Sales, Pacific Life & Annuity


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   


Sales Leadership Speakers, Top Virtual Keynote 2021, B2B, Business, Professional, Kickoff, Corporate, Dynamic, 10, ten, Dallas, Funny“Thanks for speaking at our firm’s annual kick off meeting. It’s difficult to find energetic speakers that not only motivate but who also bring practical business ideas that our associates can use to grow personally and professionally. You hit the mark in all areas – Be Progress!”  David R. Pasciak, Managing Partner, John Hancock Financial Network, West Michigan


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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


“Dean was a great fit for our global team meeting because his message about Progress Leadership was perfect for our company at this time. We are in the process of merging two companies together and we needed inspiration and attitude to make the needed progress quickly. Dean message was timely, energizing and funny but most importantly right on point.” – Doug Oathout, SVP. Marketing & Strategy Global Solutions Integrator, Black Box Corporation

Progress Leadership, Book by Dean Lindsay, author, Say No to Change Management


Dean’s newest 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


“Curative is excited to endorse Dean Lindsay as a speaker! Dean’s talk about optimism in the face of change was nothing short of incredible. He reminded us all that change is not just inevitable, it’s necessary for progress.  Dean didn’t just speak – he connected with every single person in the room. His energy was contagious, and his enthusiasm was palpable. He didn’t just talk about optimism; he made us feel it. In a world where change can be overwhelming, Dean’s message was like a breath of fresh air, showing us that embracing change with a positive outlook can lead to amazing things.
The impact of Dean’s words didn’t stop when he left the stage. Attendees couldn’t stop talking about his speech. His ideas sparked conversations, and I have no doubt they’ll continue to inspire us long after the event.  We highly recommend Dean Lindsay as a speaker. He doesn’t just inspire – he moves people. If you’re looking for someone who can truly connect with your audience and leave them feeling motivated and optimistic, Dean is the perfect choice.  A huge thank you to Dean for making our Swarm event unforgettable. Your words resonated deeply with all of us, and we are incredibly grateful for the inspiration you provided.” – Curative Talent

“Wow!! That was amazing Dean!  An absolutely perfect sales kickoff keynote for our team, best we have ever had! Thanks a million for your smart, fun, meaningful and engaging presentation. We loved it!” – Michelle Ferris, Vice President of Corporate Communication, Orbcomm



“If you’re looking for a speaker that can blend humor with storytelling and with a really good message that everybody needs to hear – in 2022 and beyond – about how to address change and how to think about change in a totally new way, I would highly recommend Dean Lindsay to be part of your next event.” – Lee Roberts, Vice President, International Payroll Providers Association


“We had Dean speak our management retreat recently here in Montego Bay, Jamaica and we were treated to an engaging and energetic talk about a fresh approach to leadership, Progress Leadership. Dean’s message was timely and a fun kick in the pants. Dean is a genuine, talented, funny and easy to get to know person. I highly recommend Dean to any organization looking to improve the way you manage.” Thomas Waters, Vice President of Operations, Jamaica Broilers Group Limited


” ‘Change Management’ is one of our leadership competencies and we were thrilled to learn from Dean. We now say no to “Change Management” and transitioned this competency to “Progress Leadership”. More than 300 of our leaders appreciated Dean’s approach to educate with entertainment.” – Phillip Waldmann, Executive Vice President & COO, UMC Health System

“Dean Lindsay killed it!!! The best we have ever had.  Dean came in at the perfect time to get our leaders on track for an epic comeback. He challenged our General Managers to begin with themselves and inspire others. This could not have come at a more critical time and will be the game changer for our organization to excel.” – Scott Perlmutter, Director of Operations, Atlantic Hotels Group



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



“Dean’s energetic style kept the audience engaged and taking notes, greatly increasing the chance of behavior change. His messages around “progress” rather than “change” are very relevant in a world that is changing faster than ever before. Thank you Dean!” – Jonathan D. Jackson, CFP®, Senior Franchise Field Vice President, Ameriprise Financial


Client logo“Dean Lindsay’s message couldn’t have come at a better time. As we begin the difficult work of integrating three newly merged companies, it’s critical for us to understand the difference between progress and change. At this critical juncture, we can’t afford to make change for change’s sake.  Dean brought a unique blend of insight with humor and plain-spoken delivery that really made his message stick.” – Stephen Ayoub, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Data Blue


“Dean’s kickoff was full of energy and inspiration!  Our attendees are still reciting some of the quotes weeks later!  Thanks for a great keynote, Dean!” – Katherine Meariman, Vice President of Training & Education, Smoothie King Franchises



“Dean Lindsay was a great choice for our keynote speaker at our annual Sales & Leadership summit.  His energy, passion, humor, and guidance were highly valuable to our team. This was a great way to set a positive and thought-provoking kickoff with our leaders, his message and book “Progress Leadership” was perfect timing with the new business normal and us meeting for the first time in person since 2020. Dean’s message enabled our teams to implement new ideas and to drive progress within their organizations. Dean also was highly skilled in facilitating some of our team breakout sessions at the meeting. I would highly recommend to any company wanting to bring a fresh and useful message that will drive a positive culture and make your leadership team better in the future.” Brandon Clountz, Vice President Sales – Americas Region, HEILIND Electronics, Inc.



“Dean Lindsay provided a great keynote presentation to kick off our first ‘live and in person’ event in two years. His high energy, sense of humor, and real life stories blended perfectly together into a phenomenal start to our event. Our members could not have been happier with Dean and all of them raved about him over the entire conference. We would highly recommend him to return to our annual conference as well as to anyone else who needs a great speaker.” – Philip J. Tassi, Past President and Fall Conference Chair of the New York State Association of Cemeteries


“Dean Lindsay was the opening keynote for the RISE Medicare Marketing and Sales conference, and he did not disappoint! As a virtual keynote, Dean managed to engage well with the audience and offered an insightful presentation which touched on all the key aspects of member engagement and satisfaction. The conference was a great success and we are grateful to have started it with such a quality keynote speaker. Thank you Dean!”– Tim Hart, Senior Conference Director, RISE


“Your message was extremely appropriate to our Sales Leaders during these uncertain financial times. As you are aware, like most major corporations, we are dealing with lots of change both with the economy and organizationally and your message was relevant and on the mark.”   Dave Nostrand, Vice President, Sales – Eastern Region, Marriott International, Inc.


Sales Kickoff Speaker Client“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 kept our group engaged and entertained, while delivering meaningful insights. The group left with a renewed energy and enthusiasm about the real-world application of the topics he covered.” – Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical


“Dean’s larger than life personality made him the perfect key speaker selection for our corporate event. He brought an A++ game, enforcing his message, “Just say no to change management”. Change is now the corporate normal, we must lead and navigate with forward progress mentality.  Thank you, Dean, for inspiring us.” – Joshua P. Adkins, Associate General Counsel, American Family Insurance


sdf“Dean is one of the best speakers I have ever seen: engaging, persuasive, and passionate.” — Amy Dunker, Vice President Business Development, Western Union


“Dean spoke virtually at our annual employee conference.  He knocked it out of the park!   Dean brought practical takeaways that our staff can implement immediately combined with humor.  Dean’s virtual setup provides as close to a real life experience as I’ve seen.  He’s not a little box in the corner of the screen, he was live and in front of our audience in a way that felt like he was really with us.  As a meeting planner, Dean is extremely easy and fun to work with.” – Sarah Gehring, Manager, E-Commerce, FCS Financial

“We had Dean speak as our opening session for our annual sales conference after a two-year hiatus from in-person events, and he did not disappoint. Dean’s high-energy approach was refreshing, and he provided motivating content with humor and professionalism. His session has made a lasting impression on our employees – we’ve even begun replacing the word ‘change’ with ‘progress’ in our regular meetings! The feedback we received from working with Dean was great across the board and we are grateful to have had him with us at our event.” – Delaney Seebold, Marketing & Sales Operations, Boundless 


“WOW Dean! A big congratulations to you on scoring a 4.97 rating out of a possible 5.0. That is no easy feat when speaking to a room full of meeting planners. We absolutely loved your humorous and content rich presentation. Thanks for the awesome job and for being so easy to work with.”  Sherry DeLaGarza, CMP, Meeting Professionals International, DFW Chapter, Speaker Liaison


Keynote Speaker 2021“As a public affairs professional, I hear a lot of speakers – and Dean Lindsay is one of the most engaging and entertaining. He was able to tailor his message exactly to our industry and the challenges we face in an ever changing and rapidly expanding environment. We plan to have him back as we focus on sectors of our industry – so he can help us manage the unique challenges we face.”   Mark Seale, Executive Director, Texas Telephone Association


“Dean Lindsay is the best speaker we have ever had! Our attendees absolutely loved him. Dean delivered a highly entertaining keynote that was packed with valuable business insight mixed with his signature quick wit. Dean’s talk was fast paced, inspiring, authentic and super funny. He had just the right message business owners needed to hear. We hope to have him back again with us soon at the Business Accelerator Expo. Thanks Dean, you rock!” – Ashley Kinney, Founder of The Business Accelerator Expo


“Dean was a pleasure to work with from first contact. His upbeat and fun energy stood out from other keynotes we’ve seen in the past. He was quick with his pace and provided relatable content. Our audience seemed to enjoy and respond to the message well.” Naiara Stewart, Event Planner, Franchise Brokers Association


“We were fortunate to have Dean Lindsay speak at our Virtual Year-End leadership meeting on the topic of progress vs change. His opening presentation was professional, relevant, motivating, and set the table for the rest of the meeting. Dean’s style of communication was the perfect balance of being energetic, engaging, and entertaining. He did a remarkable job! Thank you, Dean!” – Frank Gonzalez, CEO, TSP, Inc.


“We recently hired Dean Lindsay for a second time to keynote our annual client conference.  He, once again, did an incredible job!  Dean was engaging and energetic.  He provided meaningful and practical solutions for our attendees to implement immediately. It is a pleasure to work with Dean!” –  Sean C. Payant, Ph.D., Chief Consulting Officer, Haberfeld 



“Dean Lindsay was phenomenal! He was able to present a message that combined his expertise with our current needs. His delivery was seamless – by combining humor, quick wit and an entertaining, informal (but highly focused) presentation, he gave our audience immediate, useful take-aways. Our team left feeling excited and motivated!” – Mike Culpepper, President/COO, 1st Heritage Credit, LLC


“Dean Lindsay provided a fantastic after-dinner keynote at our YPO Retreat.  This was one of the first events ever held on the infield of Texas Rangers’ new billion dollar Globe Life Field and Dean really hit it out of the park!  He was engaging, concise, informative and highly entertaining.  We are glad we chose to work with Dean for this truly unique event.” – Leonard McCullough, YPO Tulsa Learning Officer


“Dean Lindsay delivered a motivational, inspiring and profitable message to my sales team that continued to resonate throughout the remainder of the conference and beyond. He thoroughly researched our company ensuring that he used vernacular from our industry (and maybe he even learned more about computers in the process 😊). Thank you Dean! ” – Luke Erlenbusch, National Account Director, ActionLink


“Hey Dean. I was at the Haberfeld conference in Tampa, Florida, and I really enjoyed your speech dealing with customer service. Coming back home to my small town, it makes me realize how important it is to show up everyday with the same attitude to help not only my customers but employees. Thank you and keep up the great work.” –  Josh Pirtle, Branch Manager,  First Community Bank of the Heartland


Keynote Speaker client“Dean Lindsay provided an outstanding customized half day program for our executive team to help us kickoff the new year.  His program covered a variety of important business topics including his powerful and thought provoking insight on Progress Leadership and the importance of providing progress-based sales and service experiences. Dean presented his insightful and helpful program with authentic high energy and quick positive wit. Make no mistake, Dean Lindsay is a true thought leader, he’s also a fun and funny guy. I recommend you bring Dean Lindsay to work with your team, you will be glad you did… we are.” – Dustin Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Hazel’s Expedited Freight 


“Dean Lindsay was the opening guest speaker for our 2021 Zoom Speaker Series – in lieu of an in-person sales conference – and he was fantastic! Dean’s message on building priceless business relationships was on point and inspirational for all of us attempting to reengage personally with our clients and prospects after the limitations endured with the corona pandemic. Thanks Dean, job well done!” – Doug Elder, Sales Manager, NBC Securities, Inc.


Dean Lindsay client“Dean delivered and got across a great message of meaningful customer service , change and progress. He Wowed our national conference attendees and was more than entertaining. In my 48 years in the fitness industry, I have listened to and hired many great speakers, I consider him one of the best! If you want a standing ovation from your audience, have Dean Lindsay as your speaker.  He got one from our company.”John Quattrocchi, President/Co-Founder, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems, LLC

Dean Lindsay client“Dean, wanted to let you know everyone really enjoyed your very entertaining and inspiring keynote at the Workout Anytime Franchise Conference. It was such a blast!  A lot of the franchise members, including myself, said it was the best they have seen. Thank you and great job!” – Jimmy Mak, Southwest Area Developer/Owner, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems, LLC

Dean Lindsay client“For any company or organization looking for a key note speaker, I would like to offer my highest recommendation for Dean Lindsay. Our company engaged Dean to speak at our annual conference on October 5 of this year. I must say in a word, that he was outstanding! He did his homework on our company, understood his audience and fully connected with our attendees. His message was spot on! Dean was entertaining, informative, and motivating, with the right mix of humor. Actually he was very funny. But most importantly, his message resonated with everyone in our audience, as evidenced by the long standing ovation at the end of his speech.  We look forward to having Dean speak again at future events for our company. If your company is looking for a key note speaker, kook no further, Dean Lindsay is your guy! You will not be disappointed.” – Steven C. Strickland, Chief Executive Officer. Co-Founder, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems, LLC 


“Dean Lindsay’s energy and enthusiasm is captivating and contagious! We were fortunate to see Dean in person twice! The first time at the West Virginia Auto Dealer’s Association convention, and the second time we invited him to speak to our company at our year end dinner. Everyone left with something positive they could apply to both their personal and work life. Be Progress!” – Ginny Bowden, Auto Dealer, McClinton Chevrolet (TIME Magazine 2022 Dealer of the Year Nominee)


Client logo 2021“We recently had the opportunity to have Dean come speak at a Global Service Meeting. We appreciated the fact that Dean took the time to talk us about the event and customize his presentation to focus his vast experience on our goals. The feedback from the attendees was OUTSTANDING! Dean was humorous, energetic, and very relatable – everyone walked out re-energized too!! We would highly recommend Dean for any event and plan to have him back soon.”  Greg Pressly, Vice President of Customer Operations, MetroPCS (Metro by T Mobile)


client client“Thanks so much for adding the right touch our conference! After a full day of breakouts, you were the right amount of inspiration and energy! Several attendees mentioned that you were their favorite speaker of the entire conference. I’m so glad we connected and the dates worked out.” – S. Hunter, Assistant Vice President  | Sales Optimization | National Sales & Consulting, LPL Financial


“Thank you so much for your keynote talk at the Franchise Broker Association (FBA) Conference. Your content was relevant, interesting, and informative, but just as importantly, it was entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed your talk and have taken away 3 or 4 ideas that I can begin to use immediately.” – Bob Rea, Managing Partner, Aurora Franchise Advisors


Customer Service Speaker Training Program Dallas“On behalf of the ConocoPhillip’s Service Excellence Team and our Leadership Team, I would like to thank you for the outstanding programs you presented to our Customer Service groups.  The content of your presentation was dynamic and left a strong message – Be Progress!  Our team has received many compliments on our choice of facilitator and how the concepts you presented weaved directly into our mission of Customer Service Excellence.” – Liz Clinton, Service Excellence Team, Co-Chairman, ConocoPhillips


Dallas-Sales_speaker_client_Gold's_Gym“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 Lindsay.” Jim Snow, President, Gold’s Gym International 


“Our team members greatly benefited from your presentation and provided very positive feedback. When asked for their takeaway moments, their responses confirmed they were inspired to embrace the message.   Comments like: awesome, engaging, motivational, and memorable were used to describe their takeaway moments.  You really encouraged them to focus on their thoughts, actions, and what is possible, each and every day. “ – Cecilia Homison, CEO, First Commerce Credit Union


“One word describes Dean Lindsay’s presence “awesome”. Engaging, humorous, dialed in and inspirational. Dean delivers what business owners and employees need to hear and embrace. Thank you Dean!” – Jeffrey M. Reed, President, New York State Association of Cemeteries


“It was a pleasure to have Dean Lindsay speak at our annual Agent Meeting.  Dean was prepared and was able to elaborate on the theme of the meeting.  His content and knowledge of the topic kept the crowd engaged.  It was the perfect ending to a great weekend of meetings! ” – Mark Limback, President, Universal Truckload Inc.


motivational_speaker_client_ericsson“Thank you Dean, your customer service programs reinforced awareness within the support teams for our customers today, as well as our customers of tomorrow.  We really appreciated how you helped generate ideas and methods which supported the increased efficiency in between the engineering groups as well as the team building strategies that you invoked for the different groups and ties of support.  Days following the programs we repeatedly heard how helpful the seminars were for each group of engineers, in addition how it helped us better understand the challenges and  provide better customer service.” – Reine Erlksson, Customer Service Operations Global Services North America, Ericsson 


client client d“Thank you, Dean Lindsay! You did an outstanding job speaking to the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa’s 101st Annual Convention. You delivered a highly entertaining and motivational presentation and really hit it out of the park! Thanks for investing the time in getting to know our group. Your blend of sales, customer care, and relationship building insight was right on the money, and you are a blast to watch – super funny. The feedback from our members was outstanding and we are happy to refer your name to anyone needing a first rate professional speaker. Thanks for ‘being progress’ for IIAI.” – Bob Skow, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa


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SME“Dean Lindsay definitely met our expectations! His program included a great deal of valuable information on building priceless business relationships, delivered with wit and insight.  His style was interactive, humorous, engaging, and thorough. We hope to welcome him back again in the future.” – Nancy Carter, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing Executives of Greater Baton Rouge


“It was a true pleasure working with Dean – before, during, and after his presentation. Our attendees rated him very high, including comments such as ‘That was an excellent presentation, we really enjoyed it.’ and ‘Spot On !!! Lots of Actionable Info.’ We enjoyed having Dean as a breakout speaker and would recommend him to other event planners for their event!” – True Value


“If you are looking for an engaging, energetic, passionate and humorous keynote speaker, Dean delivers!  He was professional, easy to work with and personalized the content around our key theme.” – Ashley Griffith, Director, Demand Generation CXM, Quadient



endorsement logo“I attended a national franchise conference in Atlanta recently where Dean was the key-note speaker. His presentation was thought provoking and motivational,  while keeping us laughing most of the time.  Dean received a standing ovation, and there was lots of buzz about him for the rest of the conference. I highly recommend Dean at your next event! ” – Sara Waskow, Owner and Senior Consultant, FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth
“Dean was TERRIFIC!! He did a lot of homework on World Kitchen and started his presentation by impressively naming off all of the brands we carry! Heck, some days I can’t even do that! He made a real connection with my troops and gave us some great philosophy and tips for our busy season on both Customer Service and Phone Sales. He was a great kick-off to our extended hours busy season and I give Dean an A+ for his presentation.”  Geri Barton, Director of Customer Service, World Kitchen LLC (The World Kitchen Brands are Baker’s Secret, Chicago Cutlery, Corelle, Corningware, EKCO, Magnalite, OLFA, Pyrex, Revere, Vision)


motivational_speaker_client_ECI“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 trainer/speaker but got a life-long business partner and resource for our team!”    David Webster, CEO, Electrical Components International


Top Company Culture Speakers, Business Under $10000 Forum Summit Best Under 10000 Keynote, Opening Convention, Employee Engagement, Generational Teamwork, Entertaining, Humorous“Your presentation was an important part in fulfilling our mission this year of helping professional women succeed in their careers and personal lives. Thank you for all the time and energy you put into your presentation. You helped make the conference the successful event it was.” — Rene’ Street, COO, American Business Woman’s Association


“Diamond Oaks Country Club thanks Mr. Lindsay for an OUTSTANDING presentation on Customer Service Excellence. His delivery and message were on point and I recommend him to anyone in the service industry. We will definitely have him back.” – Gregg Wideman, General Manager, Diamond Oaks Country Club


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“Dean Lindsay is a powerful keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach.” – Cheri Chafin Garcia, Founder of CORNBREAD HUSTLE


“Dean Lindsay was the perfect speaker for our Verizon- ISOP management graduation event.  The feedback we received after his Big Phat Goals presentation was extremely positive.  Dean is an insightful and engaging speaker.  His humor and presentation style kept the audience involved.  He was easy to work with and customized his remarks to our specific needs.  I highly recommend Dean Lindsay’s services to any organization wanting an entertaining speaker with a powerful message.” – Bryce Calton, Senior Manager, Verizon


“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


Top Change Management Speakers“We needed a speaker who could energize our licensees and provide a relevant message on sales leadership and dealing with change… Dean Lindsay did just that.  Dean thoroughly engaged the audience with his timely and powerful message on Progress Leadership and creating progress in a world of change!  “Excellent”, “Positive”, “Upbeat” replied our licensees.  Thanks Dean.  Awesome program.”  Wendra Johnson, SPHR, Vice President of TimePlus Payroll


Dallas Keynote Speaker Client“We had Dean present the opening keynote at our leadership conference in Greensboro, North Carolina to our 500+ attendees and he did an outstanding job even when I sprung on him at the last minute that we had to change his presentation time from 60 minutes to 45 minutes. Dean was fantastic to work with, we had a call prior to discuss our business focus so he could incorporate some of our initiatives into his session which he did. He also watched our company President and CEO speak just before him and was able to “on the fly” incorporate some of their comments into his speech. A great partner.” – Christine Gilmore, Vice President of Training, Bell Partners Inc.


“Dean, I enjoyed your talk about developing strong business relationships and I’m excited to implement your advice about being progress. Thanks for your time and wisdom!” – Daron Monnin, Assistive Technology Professional, Reliable Medical Supply 


Association Speaker Client logo Opening Keynote convention 2019 2020 2021“Dean, your “Priceless Prospecting: Keys to Business Networking” presentation was compelling, entertaining and extremely helpful for our members. We would highly recommend you to any professional association wanting a dynamic business speaker with a powerful and career advancing message. Thanks Dean, well done.” – Foster Veronda, National Contract Management Association, North Texas Chapter President 


Dallas Change Management Speaker Client“Dean, the keynote you presented for CRTRA’s  Annual Conference in San Diego on How to Have a Big PHAT Year 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


Logo of Dean Lindsay client (1)“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


“We brought Dean Lindsay in to speak at our graduate student orientation at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and we are quite pleased with the results. During his session, Have a Big PHAT Year, Dean engaged our graduate students by challenging them to think about goals in a sustainable way. With professionalism, keen insight, and well-timed humor, Dean provides a closer look at the infrastructure behind goal setting and achievement, a topic that is of vital importance to students embarking on a new collegiate journey. We loved working with Dean and, more importantly, our students connected with him and his message. Well done, Dean.” – Lauren Pluhar, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Research & Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University

Untitled design (57)“Dean’s program was the perfect fit & one of the best we have ever had.” — Judi Phares, President and Founder, RTI/Community Management Associates, Inc.


“Thank you for a job well done. Your words made a huge impact and your enthusiasm and energy is contagious. Your presentation was professional, informative, and your advice to how to continue to grow our organization was right on. Thanks again for an outstanding job.” — Dr. Tammy Wong, President of Sun Women, Sun Microsystems, Inc.



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“As our Houston Auto Show Sales Rally Kickoff Speaker, Dean Lindsay brought his classic mixture of humor, wit, and overall common sense to deliver an outstanding message of PROGRESS to over 900 Houston area salesmen at the Reliant Center.”  Wyatt Wainwright, President, Houston Automobile Dealers Association


“Dean Lindsay recently facilitated our annual Board planning meeting and it was the most constructive meeting we have ever had.   Dean was great at helping us stay focused on the agenda and help us make decisions to carry us throughout the year.   We have 15 Board members with of course different personalities and priorities.  Dean did an excellent job at helping guide us back to the topic at hand when we would turn our focus on other areas.  We had a very full agenda yet with Dean’s guidance we were able to complete the entire agenda.  We will definitely use Dean again to help us continue to move forward with our goals.” – Diane Kazlow, Director of Special Projects, LifePath Systems


Top Workplace Culture Speakers, Best Corporate Opening Keynote, Business Videos“Dean Lindsay’s presentation was outstanding – packed with insights and practical strategies to enhance employee engagement, improve organizational performance and help build unified and productive work cultures.  As a keynote speaker, Dean Lindsay is upbeat, fast-paced and great fun to watch. We loved working with Dean and hope to again soon!!” – Tina Opp, Past President of Texas Total Rewards Alliance


Keynote Speaker Client“Dean Lindsay was an exciting, energetic and engaging break out session speaker during our 2018 Ascend North Texas IAG Conference. Dean opened our eyes to cracking the CODE of how to build enduring relationships in work which will make our lives purposeful and rewarding. Dean had some amazing pointers on the importance of face to face relationships in the digital age and why solid first impressions still matter. Attendees also learned the importance of positioning themselves as “Progress” in the minds of those who we wish to influence and move into positive action. Thank you Dean!” – Manu Thomas, VP of communications, Ascend North Texas


Dean Lindsay client“Your presentation was informative, humorous and dare I say . . .  motivational. Throughout the day I heard our franchisees commenting positively on the presentation and how pertinent it was to their current circumstances.  Thank you for your presentation and helping to make our conference the best to date.” – Catherine Cooper, Coordinator – Insurance Membership Programs, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems, LLC


sales_speaker_client_aflac “Dean’s Priceless Prospecting presentation is a “MUST SEE” for anyone in sales. It was educational, humorous, very useful and reinforced many ideas. I was very impressed with Dean as a presenter. He is insightful and brilliant.”  Albert Hamilton, Independent Agent, Aflac – NY  

motivational_speaker_client_aflac“Dean, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. I heard you speak in Rochester,NY this January for Aflac-NY. I read your book read cover to cover. Using your networking principles has lead to exponential growth in my sales. I opened 4 accounts this week alone from my Networking Group. I give you all the credit for opening my eyes. I AM BEING PROGRESS!”  Michael Miron, Independent Agent Aflac-NY 

motivational_speaker_client_aflac“Dean Lindsay is an excellent and interesting presenter. Dean’s Priceless Prospecting program had a great deal of valuable and immediately usable material. I especially liked the Six P’s of Progress and the unique insight on designing your networking strategy.”  Karl Fonda, District Sales, Coordinator, Aflac NYC

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“Dean, I am still receiving rave reviews on your Rocks Talk! Thank you for speaking at the 2017 Rocks Digital Marketing Conference. The information you shared on achieving Big PHAT Goals was invaluable.” – Lissa Duty, Co founder of Rocks Digital


“Dean Lindsay was an outstanding presenter at Guardian Mortgage’s Annual Sales Rally. He gave our sales team tangible and useful information to help them grow their business and “Unlock their Potential” this year.” – Anisa Johnson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Guardian Mortgage Company


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dallas-sales-coach_client_Dorma“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.  I would certainly work with Dean again and recommend others to as well.” – Larry O’Toole, President,  DORMA Americas


“Dean, your ‘One Happy Customer!’ program was very informative and rich with valuable customer service and leadership content. It was also very witty, fun and.delivered with a very human and relatable approach. You interacted extremely well with our group of store managers and they really enjoyed and greatly benefited from your time with us. I am One Happy Customer! Thanks for making the visit to Raleigh, North Carolina!.”  – Jason Albert, CEO, Precision Franchising, Inc. [] Precision Tune Auto Care


“Dean Lindsay is an engaging, empowering & highly entertaining emcee who brings tons of energy to E3’s Dragonflymind events.  He leads with authority from the stage and is sharp and on target with his immediate and relevant responses when leading panel discussions. Dean offers timely wit and wisdom when needed and is able to transition the audience with ease and effective timing! I highly recommend Dean Lindsay as your event’s emcee.” – Kim Black, CEO/Founder, Dragonflymind & E3 Events 


“Congratulations Dean. Getting a standing ovation from our team is no small feat. I am certain your presentation will help us meet and surpass our sales goals.  Thanks for taking the time to research our company, interview some of our team, and customize your talk to meet our needs. You were right on the money – and on short notice too. We are already making plans to have you back. Welcome to the Wolfpack!”  – Marcus Doyle, CEO, VRC Investigations


“Thank You! Your Progress Leadership presentation was both entertaining and right on the money.  The feedback from our members has been wonderful and left me with only one concern, how do we top Dean Lindsay!?” – Doris Waller, DAHU President

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“Dean was dynamic and used a perfect blend of learning and comedy in his presentation for us. He was well versed in our product, how it worked in the marketplace and the value to the customers. His knowledge of what we do came through in his presentation and showed how much we meant to him as clients. I would highly recommend having him work with your group. It was a fun learning and training program for us. “ – Rick Martin, Director of Franchise Development, Town Planner


motivational_speaker_client_raytheon“Dean Lindsay’s Cherishing Customers program is a marvelous method to reference in dealing with all customers.” — David M. Lewis, Manager, Learning and Development, Raytheon


Business-Networking-Speaker-client-logo“Dean Lindsay did an excellent job presenting at the UNITS National Convention. The UNITS’ Team found his sales techniques and strategies extremely useful. Most franchisees have already started implementing many of Dean’s techniques into their daily operations. He kept our franchisees involved by mixing humor with serious business topics. His stories tied in great with his message and impact. It was a job well done.” – Daniel Jacobsohn, Franchise Operations Manager, UNITS Franchising Group

“Dean’s energy is infectious and his ideas are fresh and modern! Most importantly however, was Dean’s delivery…the word PROGRESS will never mean the same to me thanks to Dean…and his sense of humor is a delight! Thanks for making our meeting one of the best of the year, Dean!” – Janet Allen, Vice President at Republic Title of Texas, Inc


Business-Networking-dallas-client-logo“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. Dean Lindsay rocks!” – Paul Rosowski, Teknion, Regional Vice President – Central

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Best Motivational Speaker Client“Dean Lindsay did a fabulous job and his enthusiasm created such POSITIVE energy that he had an audience of bobble heads which is a sure sign of people absorbing the information he was feeding them and agreeing with it. Dean was remarkable, exciting, motivating, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing such an important message.”  Lina Lawson, National President, ABWA Woman of the Year, American Business Women’s Association


Endorsement“Dean Lindsay was the highlight of the conference. He knows how to energize and engage his audience. He uses his real life examples to drive the point home. I could have easily spent two more hours listening to and learning from him. I couldn’t wait to get back to my office and apply the information I obtained through his presentation!!” – Lisa Hornbeck Sallee, AVP, Branch Manager, Reliant Bank


new clientb“I believe motivating and influencing are incredibly high skill sets and it is apparent Dean has mastered them. He was an excellent speaker and one that I highly recommend.” – Caleb Jones, Associate – Brokerage


Logo“We had Dean Lindsay as our keynote speaker at our fall training retreat today.   Dean was awesome, energetic and funny.  He talked a lot about customer service which really pertains to our business. We think he did a great job!” – Nicole Marble, Marketing Director, Farmers State Bank


sales_speaker_client_UCLA“We’re thrilled to host Dean Lindsay at UCLA Anderson School of Management because we think he has a unique point of view and we want our MBA students to have access to his insights for their career development.” – Dylan Stafford, Director of Admissions for the UCLA Anderson Fully E MBA Program  


Just wanted to commend you on a job well done. I’ve heard only positive feedback on your two keynote presentations.  Never got the chance to ask, but wanted to get onto your newsletter distribution list.”  Tracey Lavallee, Survey Account Manager, Pearl Meyer & Partners, Comprehensive Compensation


“Dean Lindsay’s dynamic style, contagious sense of humor and keen business sense reminds us that we need to take time to effectively manage our relationships and our careers. He brings to the table issues we think about, but rarely take action on. He is a must see, his message is a must have and must do. ”  Marty Millington, Director Human Resources, System LSI Group, TOSHIBA America


Dallas County Pharmacy Association“I was especially impressed that Dean took the time to research what stresses apply to pharmacists the most, and custom designed his presentation to meet our needs. Our members learned some new stress management techniques, which can be applied during everyday situations.”  Charlotte Tripp, Vice President, Dallas Area Pharmacy Association


Dallas-sales-speaker-coach-trainer-client-logo“Thanks for speaking at our annual sales meeting. You were without a doubt the most entertaining and motivational speaker we have ever had speak to our group. You strike a great balance between entertainment and substance. Your message had great take away value for our sales team and was delivered in such away that everyone left motivated to implement what they had learned. Our sales managers have made your book required reading for the sales team and will be reviewing what they have learned in our weekly one on one meetings with the reps.”  Rick Hickman, Vice President of Sales, TRI-KES Wallcovering Source


wwee“I just attended the Haberfeld Symposium in Nashville TN this week and Dean Lindsay was our keynote speaker. He was dynamic, funny, and relevant! One of my favorite takeaways is our teams need to understand the why because if there is a strong enough why, they will find a how!” – Krissi Sims Winningham, Retail Sales Manager, Providence Bank


“Dean Lindsay stands out as one of the most dynamic and entertaining speakers I have seen.”  Scott B. Tarabour NASMD Member, ART’s Music Shop, School Service Representative


“Dean Lindsay is the perfect guest for any show. He obviously has a passion for what he does and it shows in each and every interview. I thoroughly enjoy having him on my show!”  Dayna Steele, Host of The Art of Doing Business, BizRadio Network


Sales-business-networking-training-dallas-client-logo“I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job for us at the WIN Business Conference this year.  I think your presentation on building Priceless Business Relationships at the Sunday session was a great success. It was no doubt due to your enthusiasm and spell binding delivery. I did an informal survey of our Strategic-Partners to see which session they liked best, and got the most out of, and most people said it was your session. I think that will be a great benefit to our Strategic-Partners if they can learn the principles you espoused and then internalize them so they can use your techniques to effectively find ways to serve and help others progress.  Thanks again for doing such a great job for us Dean.  I know your  presentation will be remembered and used by our Strategic-Partners for years to come.”   John Ovesen, Franchise Services Manager, WIN Home Inspection


“I speak on behalf of everyone in attendance when I say that you did an excellent job. You are a great speaker and we look forward to building our relationship for future events.”  Dee Decker, Executive Director, Non Profit Management Center of Wichita Falls, Texas


customer-service_speaker_client_CP“The key is to keep scoring”. Last year Dean Lindsay helped our organization step up our game and accomplish things that we never thought possible.  His ‘Progress Leadership’ was a key concept in our effort to implement a new service program and move into the leadership position of customer service in our industry.  Now in the face of a huge corporate change, we are expected to continue to improve and keep progressing.  Dean once again stepped in and provided us with the message we need to approach the future with the attitude we need to be successful.  He spent the time to understand our current situation and created a presentation that helped our people by relating to what is on their minds right now.  While keeping “Choose Progress” in front of us, we have added “Choose Positive”.  Dean provided our team with great, real-life tips on how not to let change and the accompanying stress overcome us and bring us down.”  Greg Pellegrino, Manager – Contracts and Customer Service, ConocoPhillips


sales_speaker_interview_selling_power_-logo“Dean has a personal approach to selling and he brings this new information alive with his enthusiasm and excitement for the topic.” – Lisa Ferrari, Director of Audio Division, Selling Power


“Lindsay is an energizing, motivating and interactive speaker. A must see presentation that delivers the core essence of networking in a positive and proactive manner. Go to the session (and) buy the book!”.  Roger Ewart, Veritas Instrument Rental, Inc.


customer-service_speaker_client_haggar“I would like to thank you for conducting training sessions here at Haggar on “Cherishing Customers”.  All of our associates were impressed with how you were able to tailor your presentations to meet our needs. By the end of the sessions, we all felt like you have worked with us for years.” – Bob Krombach, Vice President – Customer Service, Haggar Clothing Company


“Dean spoke at our NAIFA-St. Louis event called Taste of MDRT and not only gave a truly dynamic presentation but more importantly, he shared several useful and powerful strategies on building business by positively impacting others lives. Thanks Dean, great job!” – Gary F. Champa, NAIFA- St.Louis National Committeeman

“Thank you for coming to St. Louis and sharing your excellent presentation. We’ve received excellent feedback”  Michael Tessler, NAIFA-St. Louis, Taste of MDRT Committee Chair

“Dean’s lively presentation engaged the audience and left each one with something to take away and use in their practice!”  Joan Hecker, President, Association Business Services, LLC (Association Management and Event Planning)


sales-speaker-client-westcon_tag“We hired Dean to speak at our annual Westcon-Comstor UCC Connections event.  This event attracts our top Value-Added Resellers, System Integrators, and Solution Providers.  Dean Lindsay blew the audience away with real-life examples and actionable insights.  There was a ton of engagement from the audience and a long Q&A.  As well, many of the audience members approached Dean after with questions on how to engage him further.” – Barat Dickman, VP/GM, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Westcon-Comstor


Best Opening Keynote SpeakerDean Lindsay was a “a high energy start to the conference.”  Mark Garvin, VP Public Policy & Communications, Tree Care Industry Association


keynote-speaker-dallas-client-logo“Your presentation was certainly entertaining and helpful. I told your “Up With People” story at the dinner table on Friday night and my family was all teary-eyed, just like I was when you told the tale – so this illustration was a home run.”  Patrice J. Daprino, Senior Program Manager, Compensation, IBM


“Dean was outstanding.  Our sales representatives and managers were entertained and enlightened.  He was a joy to be with.” – Thomas J. Wald | Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing | TOBA Inc. 


sales-speaker-client-logo“Dean Lindsay is an excellent keynote professional speaker who took the time to understand our business and make changes to his programs that addressed our needs.”  Terry Morgan, Director of Sales, Inter-Tel


Dallas Team Building Training Program  “Dean Lindsay is an awesome and highly professional speaker and his professionalism speaks volumes about his character. I have had the privilege of engaging Dean as a keynote speaker many times. He tailors his message to fit his audience therefore, no two presentations are exactly alike. Dean’s humorous approach in his presentations, whether to an audience of a hundred or a thousand, delivers the full impact of his message while keeping everyone engaged in the learning experience.” – Kristin E. Hiett, Executive Director/CEO, Institute of Real Estate Management, Dallas


 Team Building Training“Dean Lindsay did an excellent job when he spoke at a recognition breakfast for our seasoned professional insurance managers. He understood his audience and related to their interests and needs. Dean was right on the mark, the perfect blend of solid humor and valuable content. We look forward to inviting Dean back again to speak to our membership and we would gladly recommend him to others. Thanks Dean, a job extremely well done.”  Bruce Lidstrom, General Manager, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies    


“Hi Dean, I thoroughly enjoyed your talk today. I was also one of the lucky ones to get your book which I will happily read on the flight home. I plan to dig a bit on logotherapy (that was a new one for me!) So thanks for that nugget.” Suzanne Bostick, Sr. Manager, IDA Channel Marketing, Quadient



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“Dean Lindsay is one of the finest keynote professional speakers working today. Believe me. I see them all.”  Dale Turner, Director of Speaker Review, International Speakers Bureau


“Dean did a great job connecting Big Phat Goals to our Collin College students.  He was relevant, funny, and purposeful in his message.” – Karen M. Musa, MBA, Dean Academic Affairs & Workforce Programs, Collin College


“Dean Lindsay is a truly inspirational and motivational speaker for business, one of the absolute best, a true and caring professional. Plus Dean is a blast to watch.”  Robin Creasman, Host of Secrets of Speaking Success and One of the most respected speaker coaches in America


Keynote-speaker-dallas-testimonial“Your presentation was both informative and motivating.”  Julie Baxter, Senior Manager, Verizon




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