Keynote Speaker Max Brown

Max Brown

Director of Leadership at the Shingo Institute, Employee Recognition, Engagement and Leadership Expert, Motivational Business Speaker

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7,500 - $10,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    Chinese, English, Mandarin
  • Travels From
    Utah, Idaho, USA

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S. Max Brown’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Max is a managing partner at the Institute for Enterprise Excellence (IEX). As a speaker, leadership coach and trusted partner, Max works with dozens of global organizations to create scalable, sustainable and meaningful results. Previously, as the Director of Education at the Shingo Institute, Max designed the foundational courses and certified the first fifty global licensed affiliates. 

Why S. Max Brown

  • Global experience with executives and teams in dozens of locations around the world.
  • Keeping it real — sharing stories and experiences that resonate in both a personal and organizational way.

Over the past twenty years, Max has made over three thousand presentations and met with leaders in locations all around the world. He’s taken clients rappelling off the Great Wall of China, facilitated at the Parliament of World Religions Conference in Spain, and spoken in hundreds of cities including Athens, Bangalore, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, The Hague, Mumbai, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, and Sydney . . . Nebraska. 

Max regularly presents at one of GE’s highest-rated leadership programs sharing insights from his book, “Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track.” He is a recommended “all-star” keynote speaker from the International Association of Business Communicators and his keynotes consistently receive rave reviews from clients like: 3M, General Motors, American Express, Northrup Grumman, Southwest Airlines, The Nature Conservancy, HSBC and the Canadian Federal Government. 

Topics include: continuous improvement, leadership, emotional intelligence, coaching, system design, ideal behavior, recognition, and sustainable results. 

He has a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University. He also speaks Mandarin Chinese after seven years of living in Taipei and Shanghai. 

Max and his wife, Sally, are the proud parents of two amazing kids, and they all live on a small sheep farm in Boise, Idaho. 

Testimonials 8

  • “It was great meeting you and I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. The feedback has been incredible and it seems that so many people picked up on a different vital message. That speaks to your relevant content.”

    Cathy Harbin

    PGA & LPGA Golf Professional

  • “Your message was clear and thought provoking and one that needs to be shared with managers at every level.”

    Tom McDonald

    President, Yamaha Golf

  • “Max’s presentation is relevant, entertaining, and thought provoking. He is on the cutting edge in the field of leadership and how to be a more effective leader.”

    Chris Scotto DiVetta

    GE Corporate Leadership Staff (CLS)

  • “Max, you were terrific.  It’s no wonder that we get 99%+ ratings from the participants with great faculty like you.”

    John Loomis

    GE Officer

  • “We have received a lot of positive feedback from the attendees saying you are one of the best speakers we have hosted. I’ve heard nothing but good things. We have also received lots of requests from people wanting a copy of your book so that’s great.”

    Kevin Hamilton

    ArcelorMittal Defasco

  • “When Max speaks you feel as though you are the only one in the room; that he is speaking directly to you; and that his message was meant for you.  Our employees are still talking about Max and it is a month after his visit.  Max’s unpretentious, approachable style worked for FCCI.  It’s interesting, but 600 people feel that Max is their new best friend.”

    Lisa Krouse, Chief HR Officer

    FCCI Insurance Group

  • “We always try to schedule a good speaker for the last session so people don’t leave early.  I’ve been running conferences for several years and cannot recall a speaker who received so many “Outstanding,” “Excellent,” and “Great” comments.”

    Bill Passolt, Executive Director PIAA

    CEO Fortress Insurance Company

  • “Planning an Association conference has multiple challenges, not least of which is putting together a slate of presenters that will educate the group while taking them beyond the meeting room. S. Max Brown did just that for our group. Max has an optimistic yet realistic message that will resonate with everyone. His rich background of experiences – which is beyond the grasp of many—informs his credibility while allowing the listener to glimpse the immensity of the human experience. Max was a joy to work with and will bring energy and optimism to your event. Our audience feedback was: “Max Brown was excellent!! Energizing!”

    Leslie Miller

    Membership Manager, National Fluid Power Association

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