Manley Feinberg

Adventurer, Author, and Former Leader at Build-A-Bear

Manley is a top leadership keynote speaker, business leader, author, published outdoor adventure photographer, and professional musician. He served two terms as the President of the National Speakers Association, St. Louis chapter; and is a member of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Leadership Development Staff.

  • Manley Feinberg`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Manley Feinberg`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Missouri, USA

  • Manley Feinberg`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Manley Feinberg`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Missouri, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Leading on the Edge: 4 Vertical Lessons to Commit Beyond Circumstance, Realize More Momentum, and Make it all Worth It

In this program you will learn four essential Vertical Lessons to deepen your commitment, build momentum, and finish your days more fulfilled than frustrated as you reach for something more. Your employees will gain clarity and learn to see through the chaos, learn three steps...

In this program you will learn four essential Vertical Lessons to deepen your commitment, build momentum, and finish your days more fulfilled than frustrated as you reach for something more. Your employees will gain clarity and learn to see through the chaos, learn three steps to build momentum, and discover the essential questions they must answer to show up differently. Manley’s Leading on the Edge Keynote will shift your perspective, redefine what is possible, and realize your best days yet. As with all of his programs, he will customize it to best serve the needs of your organization.

Vertical Lessons Team Experience (Brand New Program)

The Vertical Lessons Experience is a custom developed program to help you and your group develop More Clarity, More Commitment and More Momentum to drive the results you want and need. The events are centered around one of three areas of focus, to create a Strategic Leadership Event or Deep Dive Learning Experience:

Cultivate a Leadership Mindset

  • Learn to Gain Clarity and Build Momentum Every Day to Get What’s Important Done
  • Develop the Embrace Exposure Mindset through 9 Vertical Lessons
  • Walk out with a Strategic Plan to Develop the Relationships You Need to
  • Influence and Lead

Team Transformation

  • Dramatically Increase Team Commitment
  • Gain 9 personal leadership principles that will empower every team member to stretch their comfort zones and Serve Beyond Position.
  • Drive innovation by encouraging individuals to step up, support others, and say what they see

Influence and Inspire as a Leader – Master Advanced Communication Skills

  • Maximize your communication skills in every situation, whether you are in the boardroom or the lunchroom
  • Engage, Equip, and Inspire team members with multiple ideas they can use immediately to develop stronger relationships and increase their influence across vertical and horizontal boundaries

How: The Vertical Lessons Experience is based on proven frameworks presented through experiential and facilitated learning to help individuals internalize the actionable content. The primary goal is to equip and inspire attendees to extend their influence and impact as leaders, and grow their business results.

These events are most effective with a small team (approximately 12 people or less), in an offsite setting. 1 to 2.5 days is ideal. Your event can include a Vertical Climbing Adventure Experience.

1 to 2.5 days is ideal.

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Leading On the Edge: 7 Vertical Lessons & 1 Essential Question to Elevate Your Impact, Regardless of Your Title

Program Overview Professionals often struggle to deliver more value under tightening business constrains and rising expectations. Add the complications of regulations, engaging a multi-generational work force, constantly evolving technology, economic ...

Program Overview

Professionals often struggle to deliver more value under tightening business constrains and rising expectations. Add the complications of regulations, engaging a multi-generational work force, constantly evolving technology, economic pressure, plus the chaos of day to day life; and you have a serious challenge.

After facing the same frustrations from the front lines to the executive level for more than 20 years; I believe the answer is in equipping individuals at all levels to think, act and influence as leaders in their environment. My Leading on the Edge Keynote can be the catalyst for this change.

Objectives

  • Gain 7 leadership strategies that will empower every attendee to stretch their comfort zones and Lead Beyond Their Position.
  • Discover the one area you must micro-manage to gain Clarity in the Chaos, Drive Focus and Build Momentum
  • Drive innovation by encouraging individuals to step up, support others, and say what they see
  • Identify 3 Critical characteristics you need to look for, develop and demand from yourself and every team member to achieve breakthrough results
  • Engage, Equip, and Inspire attendees with multiple ideas they can use immediately to develop stronger relationships and increase their influence across vertical and horizontal boundaries

Attendees will gain tools they can use immediately to develop a leadership mindset that engages, equips and inspires both them and their team members to step up and lead regardless of their title. Expect team members to build relationships and serve beyond vertical and horizontal boundaries in their environment. Collaboration is just the beginning. With more accountability and increased commitment in the 80%, you will see results you can measure.

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Chaos and Momentum: How to Gain Clarity, and Get What’s Important Done Every Day

Program Overview Do you know what you need to achieve, but get sidetracked by the inevitable storms of life? Staying focused on our goals, making consistent progress, and achieving our vision is a critical professional challenge that we all face. ...

Program Overview

Do you know what you need to achieve, but get sidetracked by the inevitable storms of life? Staying focused on our goals, making consistent progress, and achieving our vision is a critical professional challenge that we all face.

In this program, Manley will outline a powerful framework that you can execute every day to get immediate results. You can learn how to gain laser focus, no matter what task you’re facing, and utilize your momentum in an effective way. Shut out the white noise of the world and keep moving forward!

Objectives

  • Discover the one area that you must micro-manage if you want to achieve big-time breakthroughs
  • Develop a daily process to keep you focused and moving forward towards your key initiatives
  • Pick up techniques to break through the everyday resistance and get things done
  • Learn how to save at least 17 minutes a day sifting through your Inbox
  • Cultivate 5 Strategies to Sustain Momentum in every aspect of your life

Not only will you benefit as a leader from the actionable ideas and unique perspectives presented in this program, but your team will also be able to leverage these strategies to boost the value of your organization every day.

Are you building Momentum with every move you make or are you stuck in the storm of chaos, confusion, and miscommunication? Setting goals is the easy part. The real question is: are you and your teams achieving those goals in a satisfying

way? Break free from the daily doubts, uncertainties, and mediocrity. There is no better time than now to execute your world-class vision!

In this program, you will gain insights into building a powerful framework to create and maintain momentum. Learn how to move from vision to velocity, stay focused, and get the results you have always wanted.

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7 Strategies for Building a Legendary Customer Service Brand

Program Overview What are your customers actually buying? It’s probably not what you think! Do you feel like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle to keep everyone happy? Or do you have raving fans that spread positive energy and promote the ...

Program Overview

What are your customers actually buying? It’s probably not what you think! Do you feel like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle to keep everyone happy? Or do you have raving fans that spread positive energy and promote the value of your organization every day?

When Build-a-Bear Workshop turned a radical retail concept into a revolutionary worldwide brand, founder Maxine Clark’s customer service vision inspired a service experience culture that redefined the customer experience. Companies around the world took a fresh look at what they could do to optimize their customer service approach and a handful of essential techniques came out on top.

In this cutting-edge program, you will gain 7 strategies to develop your own legendary customer service brand and revolutionize your customer service results.

Objectives

  • Gain the essential components behind world-class service that most organizations lack.
  • Say NO to customer negativity by gaining specific, actionable strategies to deal with 7 difficult personality types and transform them into your most outspoken fans!
  • Learn to leverage Relationship Strategies to build deeper customer connections and improve communication.
  • Discover techniques to turn disasters into victories and define your service legacy.

These techniques will elevate the confidence and consistency of employees in all of their interactions with internal and customers, which will make providing top-notch customer service second nature.

Do you feel like you are always chasing happy customers? Do you have high-quality supporters that vocalize your value throughout your organization every day? Most importantly, are you ready to build your service brand legacy?

Accessing and utilizing the 7 strategies provided in this program will help you develop the reputation as a premiere service brand and will elevate your customer service results to new heights. Master the art of converting cranky customers into lifelong fans and learn how to highlight the value that your team brings to your organization every day!

 

 

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Influence and Lead Your Team to the Next Level with World Class Communication Skills

Program Overview When organizations are asked how their individual teams could improve their overall impact on the business, a top response is almost always communication. Exceptional business professionals understand the ...

Program Overview

When organizations are asked how their individual teams could improve their overall impact on the business, a top response is almost always communication.

Exceptional business professionals understand the fundamental importance of communication skills; however, most professionals do not have an effective developmental path or the available resources to ensure that they and their teams are consistently improving their communication skills. If you can’t connect with one another or with the business as a whole, how can you possibly hope to communicate effectively with clients and customers?

Communication skills are the secret weapon of successful professionals, but it doesn’t have to remain a secret anymore. Arm yourself with a major advantage

that will separate your team from the pack, ensure that you connect with your organization, and help you exceed expectations by constantly delivering high-quality results.

Objectives

  • Avoid common communication mistakes and drive higher customer service metrics.
  • Motivate your teams to strive for excellence every day. Connect with each individual at a much deeper level through the use of 4 key strategies.
  • Learn how to transform your customers from aggravated irritants to loyal advocates by customizing your communication with each personality type in the most effective way
  • Learn the 7 Sins and 7 Secrets that should be known before creating powerful PowerPoint presentations.
  • Build key business alliances and develop advocates in unlikely places.
  • Get alignment on key initiatives so the focus is unified and the goal orientation is clear for everyone involved.
  • Learn how to connect with and influence your customers. Maximize your communication skills in every situation, whether you are in the boardroom or the lunchroom. In this laser-focused program, you will learn how to influence, lead, and inform others in order to drive innovation and uncover the hidden value that your teams bring to your organization every day.
    • Develop more effective communication skills with Relationship Strategy assessments and training for all of your Customer Support Service team members. With these new techniques in hand, they will be able to strengthen their relationships with customers and fellow team members by using these creative, effective strategies immediately!

    Team members will learn how to:

    • exceed customer expectations by increasing rapport
    • quickly recognize and communicate effectively with each personality style
    • increase collaboration between team members

     

     

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About Keynote Speaker Manley Feinberg

During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million, and a successful IPO on the NYSE.  He built an award winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results every day. Manley’s leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List four years in a row.

It is this expertise that he shares by applying lessons learned in business and adventures to life’s daily challenges.  The authentic, sincere and deep interpersonal connection Manley makes with your audience enables him to deliver practical and proven content to help organizations maximize their opportunities and develop their most valuable asset, their employees.   Through custom developed programs and support ranging from 60 minutes to 12 months, he will leave you with many actionable techniques, frameworks, and insights.   Most importantly, he can engage your organization in a way that sustains true results that last well beyond the presentation, and ultimately affect long term change.

Manley’s inspirational keynotes are brought to life through his national geographic photography and riveting stories culminating from a lifetime of adventure through 25 countries, to over 400 outdoor destinations.   Manley vividly shares compelling lessons from his adventure and leadership experiences in a way that allows you to relate to your mountains.  He will have you hanging beside him surviving in the Himalayas, struggling to communicate in Uzbekistan, and immediately transfer the experience to moving you forward in your courageous efforts.
Manley will challenge your mindset, arm you with ideas you can use, and inspire you to action.

Testimonials

I recently had the pleasure of attending a seminar in which Manley was the keynote speaker. He captivated me with his adventures and excited me with the business principles that he delivered. I then read his book, Reaching Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons to Lead with Impact, and was so blown away by his storytelling and approach to life that I contacted him and convinced him to attend my end of the year executive, management, and sales meetings, as well as give a keynote speech during our company holiday party that same weekend. Manley’s personality and insight were priceless during our meetings. He added value and passion to our review and strategic planning sessions. As the keynote speaker his storytelling was extraordinary and his energy was electric. He was able to take his experiences both in business and rock climbing and deliver impact with principles and action items germane to my team. It is my belief that I have found a life long mentor and friend whom I would highly recommend!

George A. Lemieux II

President, Lemieux & Associates

Words alone will not do Manley Feinberg justice. You must experience him. Wow!! Electrifying, passionate, powerful message delivery, and applicable in all professions, including your home life and community; expertly fine-tuned to exceed your goals and expectations. As I listened to Manley’s keynote, I also looked at the audience around me and every person was engaged, riveted, and on the edge of their seat for what was to come next. Manley connected on such a personal level with his audience. His enthusiasm, values, integrity, authenticity and commitment are evident in his presentation and in the way that he embraces his gifts. From playing guitar, to storytelling, to spectacular views from the side of mountains! (yes, he climbs mountains too!!); in its entirety, when Manley speaks to you it is moving and inspirational. I am a forever-fan! Such a kind-hearted, good man. I look forward to hearing Manley speak again in the future and can’t wait to read his book; “Reaching Your Next Summit!”. I highly recommend him for your event, without pause! Thank you, Manley for changing the lives of so many. And I quote you – “Belay On!”.

Sandy Hutzler

Program Manager, Infrastructure Services, CNO Financial Group

Manley provided both a key note and a workshop presentation at our national conference and the feedback across the entire group was outstanding. Manley was voted the most impressive and inspirational speaker at our conference, by a clear margin. Manley has a great story to tell and he tells it extremely well. However, for me the real power was in how he aligned his messages to day to day life and the challenges and opportunities that our financial planners business owners are facing in a rapidly changing environment. Manley is a world class speaker with a great story, a great style and can align the core messages back to any industry. For these reasons I have no hesitation in recommended Manley to anyone seeking the quality and attributes alluded to above.

Andrew Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Total Financial Solutions, Australia

Manley is the kind of speaker every business leader needs on their team.

As a sales VP, I’ve seen it all, but Manley’s work stands out for 3 reasons:
1 – He delivers fresh, relevant and actionable ideas your team can use immediately.
2 – He really drives personal accountability in a way that results in each team member stepping up with a bigger commitment.
3 – Most importantly, months later, the results of his work continue to grow and make a difference in the bottom line

Mark Aubuchon

Vice President of Sales at Royal Papers Inc.

I consider his sessions as transforming and life-changing based on the impact it’s had on my personal and professional life and based on how it has propelled my leadership ability in such a short time

Mario Davis

Senior Manager, Charles Schwab

Manley inspired and connected to our June 2015 audience of Energizer global leaders. The preparation by Manley to learn about our company in order to customize his message made a huge difference. I would highly recommend Manley as an inspirational speaker for leadership events.

Sue Drath

VP, Global Rewards at Energizer

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