Virtual TOPIC: The Art Of Leading Remotely
Tim Sanders, Upwork's Vice President of Customer Insights, has deep experience in digital transformation, remote work management and agility-through-change. No one has collected more insights on how to manage 'work from home teams' than Tim and his associates at Upwork. An expert at meeting teams where they are at, Tim will customize your session providing action items that not only help, but also inspire.
Innovating Faster - Why Collaboration Changes Everything
Leaders in every industry prioritize innovation but are frustrated with how long it takes to bring breakthroughs to market. According to bestselling author and consultant Tim Sanders, the best way to speed up the innovation process is to promote a culture of collaboration across your organization and externally with partners, customers and competimates.
Over his career, Tim has studied leaders that practice what he terms ‘disruptive collaboration,’ a problem-solving style that leverages surprising alliances along the fault-lines of a company or its market. He’ll reveal how the biggest leaps and turnarounds in history came from collisions of thought, not safe work in our silos of excellence. Tim’s eye-opening keynote will deliver actionable insights and tools that will accelerate the rate of innovation, drive agility and quickly produce breakthrough business outcomes.
- Why Companies That Practice Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Outperform Rivals
- How to Leverage the Power of Multiple Perspectives to Solve Problems 3X Faster
- How to Bring Multiple Stakeholder Needs From “Me-to-We” in a Collaborative Project
- Why Innovation Requires a Focus on Building a Collaborative Web of Relationships
- How to Connect the Silos, One Collaboration Project at a Time
"Tim Sanders is a great follow-on for clients who have booked me previously. Where I speak around innovation mindsets, Tim compliments this message with the idea of innovation through collaboration. He's great on stage, great to work with and does an incredible amount of customization for each client. I highly recommend him!"
Josh Linkner - Global Keynote Speaker
Making the Leap to Essential
Are you a ‘good option’ or ‘essential partner’ to your clients? According to best-selling author and consultant Tim Sanders, it’s a question that could make or break your book of business next year. Your competition is swinging for the fences, while disruptive innovations chip away at your client base. To succeed in this new landscape, you need to deliver ridiculous levels of added value – becoming essential to work with.
Tim’s company Deeper Media, has studied client loyalty, decoding what it takes to make the leap from optional to essential: Be a sounding board, a fountain of knowledge and a connector of dots. In this game-changing keynote, he will deliver actionable advice and tools that will help sales and professional service providers improve their skillset, drive business continuity and grow their business.
You will learn:
- Four questions and two statements that will supercharge your listening skills.
- How to read faces for emotions, and then how to respond with empathy.
- Why clients are loyal to those who make connections on their behalf.
- How to identify your client’s higher order needs and then solve them with your products, other resources at your company and your partner-network.
- How to become a trusted mentor to your clients by challenging and empowering them.
How Tim Prepares for Corporate Events
Cooperation Is Not Collaboration
Great Leaders Multiply People's Value
Innovate Faster - The Power of 4
Make the Leap to Essential
Grow Your Business
Tim Sanders is the Vice President of Customer Insights at Upwork, driving their customer-centric approach to help businesses solve their talent gap problems. As a strategic consulting for leading global brands, government agencies, and trade associations, he has helped individuals and organizations tackle marketing innovation, sales performance, talent management, leadership development, and organizational culture. He’s served on advisory boards for several startups, including the social reading website Goodreads, which was purchased by Amazon.
Tim is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. His publications have over one million copies in print with bestseller status in India, South Korea, Italy, Brazil, and Denmark.
Throughout his career, he’s been on the cutting edge of innovation and change management. Fresh out of graduate school, he was deeply involved in the quality revolution, which disrupted manufacturing in the 1980’s. He joined the cellular phone industry the year it debuted in North America. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban’s broadcast.com, which had the largest opening day gain in IPO history. He went to Yahoo! when they acquired Cuban’s company for almost six billion dollars and rose to the Chief Solutions Officer position and later was named the company’s leadership coach.
Tim credits his passions of research, critical thinking, and public speaking to his high school days, where he was the captain of the debate team, and then later in college, a national champion. He points to his years of fronting a rock band as the epicenter of his innovative approach to marketing.
Today, his mission is to bring all of his life experiences and his unconventional, disruptive – yet inspired strategies and perspectives to thousands of people every year, helping them to boost their leadership effectiveness, human connection, and business performance.
Tim Sanders - Reviews
"Tim knocked it out of the park on “The Art of Leading Remote Talent.” Feedback was off the charts from our 100+ Supplier members. I had several companies comment on timeliness and importance of the content. COVID 19 forced many companies to transition to a remote workforce overnight. "
“The workshop was timely, spot on and tools were immediately executable”….
“Tim was clear, concise and passionate!”…..
“Excellent content and glad it was recorded to share with our leadership”…
Karen Gleason, The McDonald’s Supplier Network
"I love the research that went into Tim’s webinar on remote talent management – from simple reminders to insights that are contrary to public opinion."
Joy Lim, Senior Director, Digital Fluency and On Demand Talent
“I highly recommend Tim as an expert on Emotional Intelligence who understands what it means to customize his content!”
Rich Rosier, Global Institute of Leadership Development
"What made Tim stand out amongst the sea of keynote speakers was his sincere interest in customizing his presentation to offer value to our audience. He went above and beyond to get to know our industry and ensure his keynote and the supporting resources he provided contributed to our mission of helping our attendees improve and grow their businesses."
Liz Walz, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
"Compelling. Truly outstanding. Most relevant keynote presentation I've heard."
Mary Jane Williamson, American Sportfishing Association
“Real eye-opener. Loved his energy and command of the facts.”
“I didn’t expect much. Boy, was I surprised!”
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
"You hit the target dead on. The subject and presentation was exactly what we wanted. I had one Board member relay that they appreciated how it was at their level and useful, not just pie in the sky feel good messaging. "
Elizabeth LaBouyer, California Ambulatory Surgery Association
"Excellent. Great energy. Unexpectedly compelling."
"Excellent! Great reference sources and examples."
"Best talk of conference keynotes!"
"Excellent and relevant topic! Could have listened to another hour on the subject."
Frost & Sullivan
"It was magical how you connected with the audience. The feedback was that you really inspired them and touched them in a way that is more intimate than usual at a business function helping us to build some great relationships."
Kate Taylor, Microsoft
"We have been working on increasing our leaders’ EQ for about a year now, and I watched dozens of YouTube videos, trying to find the right person for our culture, and Tim Sanders was absolutely the right choice! We got tremendously good feedback on his session and we are so glad he was able to take part in our event. His style and energy were a perfect match for us and his message really hit home for our team. Having him as our first keynote set the bar pretty high!"
Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company
“Tim kicked our annual meeting off on the perfect note. Not only was his presentation engaging, timely and high energy, but he took the time and effort to target his expertise on the issues and challenges specific to our audience. He genuinely wanted to understand our interests and relate to the audience in a way that added maximum value and impact. I would not hesitate to bring him back to a future event and/or recommend him to others.”
Stan Ray, Farm Credit Bank of TX
“Tim Sanders came in to present to our entire salesforce on how to build a deeper, more engaging relationship with clients. Within five minutes of his speech, you could see our audience “lean in”, as they were given smart, realistic, actionable advice that would help them build an authentically powerful bond with their clients, as well as establish unique collaboration techniques internally that could help them drive their business.”
Phil Edelstein, Hartford Funds
"Once again I just want to say that you “killed it” for us. You took the time to understand the message I wanted delivered and nailed it. You and your team, at your expense, brought in your own music, props and entertainment that goes far beyond what I expect from a keynote speaker. I am definitely looking forward to engaging your services and seeing how you can possibly top your last act!"
Jeff Strode, Alpine Mortgage Planning
"I’ve heard from many people that it was the best speaker we have ever had. Lots of positive tweets also, and the session feedback ratings were very high."
Leslie Bonacum, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting
"Attendees had nothing but praises for your session."
Cookie Dorsey, Texas Credit Union League
"At a time when our company needed to come together as a new organization, Tim Sanders was the perfect prescription. Not only did his presentations build bridges among individuals in our field organization, his focus on customer service gave our financial associates the skills and tools to build stronger relationships with our members."
Dan Young, Thrivent Financial
"It was a life changing experience – he was just so on point – so authentic & humble; he totally feels and lives what he says."
Janis Marville, Director, Central Bank of Barbados
"Tim was absolutely phenomenal! It was a great event and Tim delivered an exceptional presentation to our conference, it was everything we had hoped for and more."
Thomas P. Kane, President, Managing Member of Network Building + Consulting
"Tim’s speech energized and inspired our company. I was impressed with how quickly Tim understood our culture, strategy and challenges. He developed a speech that was both insightful and impactful. Many of our employees said Tim was one of the best speakers they have heard."
Larry English, Centric Consulting
“I felt an energy shift with our group after Tim’s talk. His message was spot on. We have started the conversation about the importance of culture.”
Carrie Hanna, Chief Strategy Officer, Gunster
“You were beyond fantastic. In one hour you propelled this group years ahead in our quest to instill the notions which you expound.”
Rick Kimball Senior VP, Colliers International
"Job well done, my friend!"
Nancy DePaolo, University Health System Consortium
“Tim’s presentation on Love is the Killer App was incredible, and wonderfully tailored to our audience. He was the perfect way to close our conference.”
Kate Gwodz, Bullhorn
"I can’t speak more highly of Tim Sanders. He is not only a superb and engaging speaker, but he is also such a great person. He provides relevant research, antidotes, humor and heart. He loves what he does and it shows. At our recent customer/prospect conference, our audience raved about him!"
Grace Lee, Senior Events Manager, Jobvite
"Tim did a fantastic job on our conference. He had the highest rated session by attendees. His preparation was excellent. We went to dinner the night before and he soaked up all the conversation and put it into his presentation the next day – impressive. He challenged some of the conventional thinking of the industry and he was helpful when he challenged. He never once told the audience they were wrong and then slammed the door. He did a book signing. The line was solid for the duration."
Jason Ferrara, OutMatch
“If you want to take your sales conference to the next level, do what I did: Bring Tim Sanders in as your keynote speaker.”
Eric Gilpin, Upwork
"The audience really enjoyed Tim's take on generational talent and the different leadership styles needed to build trust. They also liked his tips on how to make themselves better recruiters for their open roles and the Cox Media brand. His audience was eager for his perspective that morning."
Merrie Beth Salazar, Cox Media
“Tim exposed my team to a new way of thinking that led to a record-setting year.”
JK Koenigsknecht, Jumpstart Automotive
"We thoroughly enjoyed your energy, passion, and thought provoking personalized presentation."
Mike Esterday, The Association of Learning Providers
"Tim’s talk was excellent! His message was spot- on with our group."
Carrie Hanna , Gunster
Mike Esterday, The Association of Learning Providers
"Tim was absolutely great. Everyone loved hearing him. I, myself had the pleasure of working with him one on one and he was so personable and easy going. He was a perfect match for our conference."
Candice Woodson, NACAS
"Tim was absolutely phenomenal! It was a great event and Tim delivered an exceptional presentation to our conference."
Thomas P. Kane, Network Building + Consulting
"It went great! Tim is wonderful to work with and our audience LOVED him!!! They couldn’t stop raving about him and his presentation."
Katie Schultz, ACTIVE Network
"Tim did a wonderful job. To start, he is a compelling speaker. You can feel his passion for his subject. But he is not overly-polished like some speakers can be."
"Tim’s presentation was fantastic and blew away our high expectations. His presentation on building up your employees and why talent is everything was the perfect balance of engaging stories, researched facts and takeaways that could be implemented in our markets."
Kristy Vinot, Cox Media Group
Tim Sanders Introductions
For Innovating Faster
Our next speaker is the Vice President of Customer Insights at Upwork where he's driving their customer-centric approach to help businesses solve their talent gap problems. He’s a New York Times bestselling author of five books with over a million copies in print worldwide. As a strategic consultant he's worked on client retention and disruptive innovations with a focus on helping companies grow their business. In his presentation today, he’ll discuss ways for Innovating Faster and why collaboration changes everything. Please welcome Tim Sanders.
For Make the Leap to Essential
Tim Sanders Technical Requirements
Please provide the following for Tim Sanders:
- Lavalier microphone
- Tim will provide the presentation slides in advance via Dropbox link.
SOUND CHECK: Tim requires no more than a 20-minute sound check. The sound check needs to occur no earlier than 30 minutes of doors-open.
**NOTE: Tim’s slides are done professionally so he requires at least 14 days notice if you need his presentation slides in advance. Tim will need the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) of the projector prior to sending the slides as he will be unable to adjust the size onsite.
Tim Sanders - Articles
The Pandemic may have temporarily shut down live speaking engagements, but it hasn't slowed down Keynote Speaker and Author Tim Sanders from sharing his extensive knowledge of leadership effectiveness, human connection, and business performance.
The current Vice President of Customer Insights at Upwork, Tim brings all of his life experiences and unconventional yet inspired strategies and perspectives to encourage others to reach their full potential.
One way he spreads his message is through his podcast Back to Better, brought to you by Upwork.
Along with his co-host Gene Gates, an award-winning radio personality and podcast host, Back to Better tells the story of how companies are learning and growing through the crises of 2020. Podcast guests include leaders, authors and experts who share their perspectives on remote work, digital transformation, dealing with change and adopting the growth mindset.
In one episode, Tim converses with NASCAR's SVP of Marketing about significant changes the sports faced through 2020 and has an in-depth conversation with Blockbuster's last CEO about what went down with Netflix.
Tim is also the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. His publications have over one million copies in print with bestseller status in India, South Korea, Italy, Brazil, and Denmark.
As a strategic consulting for leading global brands, government agencies, and trade associations, he has helped individuals and organizations tackle marketing innovation, sales performance, talent management, leadership development, and organizational culture. Tim has served on advisory boards for several startups, including Goodreads' social reading website, purchased by Amazon.
Listen to Back to Better for ways you can find inspiration during one of the most challenging years on record!
Book Tim for your virtual or live event today
Stuck in an innovation rut? With all the changes happening around us the last few months, who could blame you!
Tim Sanders outlines why we waste valuable time dealing with shock over huge changes in our lives. He also explains how to skip over the fear and uncertainty and head straight into having a curious, open mind.