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AUTHOR / BUSINESSMAN GEORGE BARBEE: AVAILABLE FOR SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Kevin Dunn (Chairman, CEO Clubs of America), claims George Barbee is “one of the top speakers we ever had at CEO Clubs.”

George Barbee at Rotary Club

George Barbee addressing innovation with a group of senior business executives over breakfast.


We “left the meeting with renewed excitement around recognizing opportunities and innovation. Barbee’s candid talk and innovation stories customized to our diverse group of CEOs was extremely well received.”
C.P., Young Presidents Organization (YPO), DC area


Speaker George Barbee, Sanibel Island, FL

George Barbee speaking to an informal group of 8o executives.



BARBEE’S CURRENT POPULAR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TOPICS & FORMATS INCLUDE:


Large Fortune 500 and Professional Service Organization Audiences:
“Overcoming Innovation Thinkers Cramp and Organization Cramp – Advancing 
an Innovative and Global Culture”

Entrepreneurial and Smaller Company Audience (YPO, etc.):
“Overcoming Innovative Myths and the Secrets of Success in the Early Stages” and / or “Taking Your Company’s Innovation to the Next Higher Level”

General Audience (Rotary Clubs, Chambers, etc.):
 “The Creative and Innovative Genius in All of Us”

 

Click to open the printable "speaker information" sheetWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BARBEE’S SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
ypologoYPO Leader, Greater DC; Chairman & CEO, Global Service Company:
“Your candid talk and innovation stories customized to our diverse group was extremely well received. I left the meeting with renewed excitement around recognizing opportunities and innovation.”

encorepreneur
Co-founder of Encorepreneur! Stan Maupin touched on a few highlights of the presentation George Barbee gave to a group at a recent meeting:

• A sell-out crowd, over 200 executives, standing room only were drawn in large part by your topic and reputation.
• An especially exuberant crowd buzz surrounded your talk and the ‘Most Innovative Idea’ exercise was met with a roar of discussion.
Numerous favorable comments about your innovative ideas, informative style, good humor, encouraging crowd interaction and dialogue.
• Your book and talk were a perfect match to the inaugural session at the newest Innovation Center in Richmond.

Maupin also stated that Barbee’s presentation “was a perfect complement to the location our objectives. Your name and reputation drew an overflow crowd and your talk sent them away happy.”


Kevin Dunn (Chairman, CEO Clubs of America) notes that George Barbee is “informative, humorous, humble,” and has a ‘create dialogue’ style.”

 

US Bank ElavonUS Bank Corp., Elavon Division SVP & Global Innovation Leader:
“I drew in my direct reporting team, using your book and talk, to help develop leadership capabilities. The Innovation concepts of 63 Innovation Nuggets are
 thought provoking and applicable across businesses transcending size, markets 
and geography.  Subsequently, I leveraged the presentation learnings and the Nuggets in an industry 
trade forum across colleagues, peer groups and regulators in my industry to drive home how we innovate.”

uvadardenUniversity of Virginia; Darden Corporate Executive Group:
“This garnered one of the highest registrations in recent years … [it] attracted
 entrepreneurs and senior executives from Coca Cola, Home Depot, US Bank,
 Bain & Co., etc.. You challenged the crowd to reflect & think out of the box.”


 

Author and businessman George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15 years.

Barbee’s 45-year business career has taken him to over 40 different countries. He has founded three successful entrepreneurial companies and has led innovation with Fortune 100 companies including Gillette, General Electric, PepsiCo, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Barbee received Darden’s highest alumni honor, the Charles C. Abbott Award, in 2000. He has written and originated numerous articles, and appeared multiple times on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, PBS and CNN, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Barbee is known as an engaging public speaker with a wonderful sense of humor and an ability to quickly and sincerely connect with any audience. His engagements are topical, effectively tie in with current events, and inspire lively, meaningful discussions about advancing an innovative global culture. His speaking engagements range from smaller senior executive groups to larger MBA and corporate executive groups, to auditoriums of over 400 guests. He has also spoken to national radio and television audiences reaching millions.

His precedent-setting work on the IBM/PricewaterhouseCoopers’ “Rainmaker” programs with senior partners was praised as one of the longest-lasting and most behavior-changing initiatives in both organizations.

Barbee is interested in many different facets of innovation. If you (or your business or organization) are looking for something a little different than the topics listed above, please contact George via email and let him know your thoughts.

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Barbee (right) during an informal chat on grounds with UVa’s Darden Dean Scott Beardsley. Barbee and Beardsley both see that the leaders who can master innovation across the functional enterprise and globally will be the leaders of tomorrow. Barbee’s book, consulting and speaking are aimed at large corporate and entrepreneurial audiences encouraging that innovative culture.

Barbee (right) during an informal chat on grounds with UVA, Darden, Dean Scott Beardsley. Barbee and Beardsley both see that the leaders who can master innovation across the functional enterprise and globally will be the leaders of tomorrow. Barbee’s book, consulting and speaking are aimed at large corporate and entrepreneurial audiences encouraging that innovative culture.



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