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Jackie Freiberg, speaker

Jackie Freiberg

    • International Best-selling Author, In-person and Virtual Speaker, Culture Coach
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

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Travels From

California

Speaker Reel

Speaker Reel

To improve, get uncomfortable

To improve, get uncomfortable

The ShEconomy

The ShEconomy

Jackie Freiberg leadership, engagement, innovation

Jackie Freiberg leadership, engagement, innovation

Leadership! Be the Change

Leadership! Be the Change

What Drives Innovation

What Drives Innovation

Be an Architect of the Future

Be an Architect of the Future

Leaders Stand Out

Leaders Stand Out

Lead ToGetHer

Lead ToGetHer

Jackie Freiberg Speaker Biography


According to a national survey, Jackie Freiberg is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders navigate the ongoing uncertainty. She shares practical and time-test strategies for leading with courage, engaging teams and driving growth.

Jackie will challenge you to double down on developing leaders. But not just any leaders… Executives were asked: "What should the future of Leadership look like?" They answered: "we need braver leaders.” Developing courageous leaders will allow you to increase performance, accountability, retention & engagement.

The good news, courage can be trained and developed.

For nearly 30 years, Jackie has been helping people become more courageous leaders who accelerate innovation, embrace change, and know how to navigate and advance despite the uncertainty.

When you book Jackie, your speech will be tailor-made. She will work closely with you to thread your objectives into her message and co-create a keynote that has ROI, lasting impact and challenges people to take action.

In addition to speaking, Jackie is an international bestselling author, business owner, entrepreneur, and a leadership and culture consultant to various executive teams nationwide.

Jackie is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown.

She also teaches graduate presentation skills classes at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership & Education Sciences.

Her most recent book is Life By Design, Not By Default (2023) 7 strategies for creating success and significance. Her other books include the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability), NANOVATION (a how-to on innovation), DO SOMETHING NOW and Be a PERSON OF IMPACT, (two quick reads that will change your organization and your life), CAUSE! A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness, and BOCHY BALL!, an account of 3-time World Series Champion Bruce Bochy’s wins and losses in baseball, business, and life.

Jackie‘s clients span a wide range of industries and include:
ARAS-ACE • National Fire Sprinkler Association • AAA • Prudential • Noblis • Baylor Scott & White • American Academy of Ophthalmology • GNReSound • Activision • Ocean Spray • Arkema • IDEXX • Great Game of Business • Smurfit Kappa • PULSE Network • TEDx • Navy Federal Credit Union • NAVWAR • National Restaurant Assoc • Medtronic • Johnson & Johnson • Charles Schwab • Eli Lilly • Tampa General Hospital • Christus Health • Stanford Children’s Hospital •FirstHealth of the Carolinas • Kohl’s • CUNA • USAA • PNC Financial • Vail Resorts • Sony • Ken Blanchard Companies • McDonalds • McDonald’s Women Owners • National Life Group • Sundance Resorts • Kiewitt • KENCO • Associated Builders & Contractors • Morpho Trust • Cisco • CVS • BERGAN KD • LMBC • CDM Smith • Sanofi Pasteur • Hanken SSE • Rio Tinto • Kenco Logistics • DCCM Engineering • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners • Sigma Theta Tau • Zurvita • Women of the Year • NAPA Women’s Summit • Women Insurance & Financial Services • Women in Real Estate • National Business Aviation Assoc • University of Colorado • University of Utah • Pepperdine University • YPO

Other Credentials:
• Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator trained directly under the guidance of Brené Brown. Certified in 2019 to use the Dare to Lead™ empirically-based courage-building curriculum to create transformation and experiences that have ROI and lasting impact for each organization.
• Corporate Consultant, National Life Group, Corelation, Inc. and National Restaurant Association: Provides keynotes, workshops, consulting, and coaching on Engagement, Leadership and Culture
• Public Speaking Coach to the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. Trained more than 1,500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi!
• Member of the Southwest Airlines' Culture Committee. One of only two non-employee members invited to serve on the highly influential leadership committee
• Executive Consultant, Center for Creative Leadership: Provided feedback to executives participating in a five-day Leadership Development Program
• Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs, University of San Diego's Executive Conference Center
• Co-Founder University of San Diego's Family Business Institute
• Founded University of San Diego's Certificate in International Business Program
• Director University of San Diego's Institute for Quality & Productivity
• Professor: Teaches leadership, public speaking, and communications courses as an adjunct professor
• HR Specialist, College Recruiter and Employee Communications Manager, NCR Corporation
• Doctorate degree, Leadership, University of San Diego
• Master's degree, Communication, San Diego State University
• Bachelor's degree, Communication, University of New Hampshire

All topics can be delivered as workshops

Courageous Leadership
What should the future of leadership look like? We need courageous leaders who are able to swiftly navigate the uncertainties ahead. Courage is a Leadership Superpower, it is a skill that can be trained and observed and it is a skill that allows all other skills to flourish.

Developing courageous leaders will enhance performance, accountability, alignment, retention, engagement and drive business growth.

You’ll leave this keynote with practical skills and strategies for becoming more courageous.

Jackie is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown.

Audience Takeaways:
• What it takes to grow self-awareness,
• What it takes to engage in tough conversations,
• What it takes to hold yourself & others accountable,
• What it takes to coach/mentor with clarity,
• What it takes to develop resilience,
• What it takes to build courageous teams.

Change: Be Courageous Do Something Now
The future is hard to navigate, every organization is experiencing on going change and uncertainty. People need to stop moaning and start doing. A disruption proof, time-tested path forward is to double down on up skilling and re-skilling people.

This presentation offers strategies for helping people drive, own, and be the change you want to see in your organization or industry.

Audience Takeaways:
• Strategies for leading with courage,
• Strategies for developing a curious mindset,
• Strategies for enabling people to ideate,
• Strategies to stop the moaning and move.

Innovation: It’s Everyone’s Job
What if everyone in your organization had the courage to bring ideas to life?
This presentation offers strategies for embracing our “human only qualities” to unlock innovation and enable all people to learn, collaborate, ideate, and dare to try!

You’ll leave this keynote with practical skills and strategies for unlocking innovation.

Audience Takeaways:
• Strategies to notice what really matters,
• Strategies to question the unquestionable,
• Strategies to embrace technology but not become it,
• Strategies to create a “dare to try” culture,
• Strategies to advance stronger AS ONE.

Unforgettable Service: Own it. Personalize it. Elevate it.
Are you interested in taking your organization’s service to the next level, to truly stand out in a sea of sameness? Simply meeting customer expectations is NOT enough. To truly stand out, every individual within your organization needs to take ownership of service and create a personalized and unforgettable service for the customer. Not because they’re told to, because they want to! In this keynote, Jackie challenges everyone to rethink their work and personalize their contributions to create a stand out service experience. You’ll leave this keynote with practical skills and strategies to implement immediately.

Audience Takeaways:
• Define your work as a CAUSE
• Create employees & customers for life
• Stop pushing & pitching… Start enriching
• Develop your own personalized "service SIGNATURE."

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