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Joel Manby

Joel Manby

    • Former President & CEO of Seaworld Entertainment
    • Former President & CEO of Herschend Enterprises
    • Leadership Speaker and Author of Love Works
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$15,000 - $20,000

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Florida

Love Works - Joel Manby

Love Works - Joel Manby

Joel Manby is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. From 2003 to 2015, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned theme park and entertainment company in the United States. Manby has incorporated the definition of love, the verb, into the companies existing organic culture to establish how leaders are to behave. He views love as a mode of thinking-one that has helped him deliver tangible results and positioned HFE as the 9th largest themed attractions company in the world. 

An expert on leadership and customer relations, he spent 20 years in the auto industry. Joel was a member of the start-up team for Saturn Corporation where he was instrumental in launching Saturn's innovative marketing and distribution strategy. After seven years with Saturn and a two-year term with GM's International Division, he was promoted to CEO of Saab Automobile USA. During his four-year tenure at Saab, he led the company to dramatic results as sales increased by 67 percent and their J.D. Power Quality Rating improved from 30th to fifth in the industry. 

Joel received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Albion College. He serves on the board of directors of Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., and as a member of the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army. He also chairs reThink, a non-profit company whose mission is to provide effective tools which enable families to learn biblical virtues in the home, school and church. 

In March 2010, he was featured on the hit CBS show Undercover Boss. Manby and the employees of HFE moved millions of viewers across the world with their unique approach to leadership. He now shares the principles in his book, Love Works. Joel and his wife, Marki have four daughters.

To book Joel Manby call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS. LOVE IS CRUCIAL FOR RELATIONSHIPS. SO WHY DO WE EXCLUDE LOVE FROM THE WORKPLACE?

A leader goes last. Joel Manby turns the traditional view of leadership on its head and presents a totally different approach. As an expert on leadership, he doesn’t lead with power. He leads with love. Joel has redefined love as a verb, not an emotion, to establish how leaders are to behave.

He shares how the seven words that define love (patient, kind, trusting, unselfishness, truthful, forgiving and dedicated) are put into practice everyday. And it’s not just talk. His former company puts its money where its mouth is. As HFE employees were evaluated on their financial goals and on how they treat each other and their guests.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to enhance your leadership skills by leading with love
  • Proactive ways to put the seven words into practice
  • Lead with love even in difficult situations

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