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How Great Teams & Organizations Pull Together

Some organizations have cultures where their people are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other cultures, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

Since 2011, Stephen Shedletzky has worked in partnership with Simon Sinek and his team to help leaders and organizations create more fulfilling places to work.

Using Simon’s concepts and Stephen’s own examples, Stephen explains how leaders can harness the natural drivers that exist in us all to create an environment that attracts the right people; inspires their engagement and loyalty, for employees and customers alike; and encourages them to work together to create remarkable results.

When leaders set the right conditions for their people, individuals instinctively support one another and overcome the constant dangers that threaten our ability to thrive in today’s marketplace.

Stephen draws on material from Simon’s books, Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Find Your Why and, upcoming, The Infinite Game. When the concepts are used together, organizations can become truly fulfilling places to work.

  • Stephen did an exceptional job speaking at our event. He is an intelligent and inspiring individual filled with life and passion. He speaks from the heart. He is truly living his purpose and inspiring others to do the same.

    Marketing Manager, IQ Parners Inc.
  • Our Fall Conference went great, and Stephen was absolutely great! Everyone really enjoyed his presentation. The feedback from our survey confirmed that!

    Gordon Food Services
  • Stephen’s workshop was a grand slam!  The Fellows were totally engaged throughout. He hit every target we set in terms of content process – and really linked in to the congregational world seamlessly.  I was especially impressed with his agility when he immediately recognized that many of the Fellows had not done their homework in advance!
    UJA Federation of New York
  • Your presentation was such a wonderful way to launch our conference. Even though I think some in the room wondered at the outset “what is this all about?”, you converted all in the room very quickly. You set the tone for an open, dynamic and meaningful discussion. Many thanks!

    VP, Office of the President, Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Stephen’s session was extremely well received. The salespeople are exposed to the best and brightest trainers, coaches, and speakers. Everyone found they had great takeaway points that they could put into action immediately. I highly recommend Stephen's work. It is applicable for both product and service industries.

    President, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
  • Stephen’s ability to simplify and challenge is rare if not unique. He has been an invaluable resource in helping me, and the teams with which I work, bring in whole new thinking styles, in a simple way. This has led us to move from good strategy to great. He's not just a resource for strategy and leadership, he is the personification of them.

    VP Sales Strategy, MasterCard
  • Stephen brought us to a greater understanding of our purpose, unique contribution and Why. He’s an exceptional facilitator: clear, simple and inspiring. For our team it was a thought-provoking, valuable and enlightening experience. With Stephen’s guidance, I believe we really found our feet as a team, discovered our Why and the unique contribution we give to others.

    Director, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • I really enjoyed Stephen’s session on leadership. I have heard many leadership presentations but few resonated as did his.

    Director, Canadian Police College
  • Stephen showed us ways we can all be leaders, every day. It doesn't take a title or status to be a leader, that is not what leadership is about. Stephen not only educated us, but inspired us with compelling stories of his own and those of others.

    Manager at Khan Resources Inc.
  • With engaging stories to catch the audience's interest and passionate statements of his own personal values and philosophies, Stephen keeps the audience highly engaged and intrigued by his perspective.

    President, Development by Design
  • Your message was well received and your energy and humor helped to deliver it in a way our people could connect with.

    CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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