I understand what it’s like to try to find the right speaker. In my role as the global head of Learning and Development with a Fortune 500 company, I was responsible for events of every size, from small corporate training sessions to large, multi-day conferences.
As you know, the success of an event comes down to the quality of the speakers. If they hit the mark, you have a great event. If they don’t, well…not so much.
You’ve probably spent countless hours researching speakers, to make sure you have just the right fit. I want to make that job easier. My hope is that this page will make it easy for you to find all of the information you need to make the best decision possible.
Thanks for considering me as a speaker. I am honored to be considered for your event.
An Overview of this Page
This page provides an overview of what I have to offer, along with a taste of what you can expect. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections.
If you want to check my availability for your event, or if you have some questions before proceeding further, please click here:
Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:
- Prompt, courteous replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- A personal consultation with me prior to your event, so that I can better understand the particular needs of your audience.
- My personal assistance in promoting your event through social media, if desired.
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered, targeted presentation, customized to the needs of your audience.
- A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees, including my slides and links to related resources.
- A prompt follow-up communication after the event to ensure I met your expectations.
A Little Bit About Me
I have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years.
I am a former Fortune 500 executive, and best-selling author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs.
I host the radio program and podcast, Social Entrepreneur. Every week I interview passionate people who apply innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Social Entrepreneur is downloaded more than a quarter-million times in over 180 countries.
In addition to being a radio host, I devote my time to writing, consulting, and speaking.
I have been happily married to my wife, Lynn, for more than twenty years. We have a son, two daughters, four grandsons, and three granddaughters. We live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN area. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and golfing.
My Video Clips
I speak for corporations, conferences, and non-profits. Here is a five-minute example of me speaking.
My Most Requested Topics
I speak on topics at the intersection of profit and purpose. I am most often asked to speak on social entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate social responsibility, and finding meaningful work. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.
The following are my most requested topics. Keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote or a workshop. I also have half-day, full-day, or multi-day seminar versions.
Differentiate on Purpose: How to Captivate Customers, Attract Talent, and Intrigue Investors
As a business leader, you want to attract customers, talent, and capital to your business. But how? In a recent survey, Nielsen found that customers, employees, and investors all want to do business with companies that make a social impact.
- 66% of respondents will pay extra for products and services from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact. And, among Gen Z, those born after 1995, 72% will spend more for cause-based products.
- 67% of those surveyed prefer to work for socially responsible companies.
- 59% of investors want to invest in companies that have a social mission.
How can you tell your stories of corporate social responsibility in a way that attracts customers, talent, and capital?
VUCA: Leading in Times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity
The world is becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). The pace of change is increasing. Consumer trend cycles are moving faster than ever. Competitors are taking on once unassailable companies. Suppliers are under disruptive pressures. The intensity of VUCA is increasing. Leaders need new skills to lead teams in times of transformation.
Colleges & Universities:
Career Advice for a Meaningful Life: Find Your Purpose, Find Your Passion
The way you spend your time is the way you spend your life. On average, working Americans spend 36% of our weekdays sleeping and 37% of our days at work. So, two-thirds of our weekdays are spent either asleep or at work. If you want to live a meaningful life, you have to find a way to bring meaning to your work.
Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs:
Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs
You want to do more than make a living. You want to make a difference. Whether your dream is to reduce world hunger or plant an urban garden, this speech is filled with practical advice from hundreds of social entrepreneurs I have interviewed on my weekly radio program.
Start Your Social Enterprise
As a purpose-driven nonprofit leader, you make an impact. But, resources are shrinking. New tax regulations are slowing contributions. Governments are pulling back. And corporations are not as generous as perhaps they once were. You’re looking for new sources of earned income. But what are the first steps? How do you get started on the path to creating a social enterprise?
The Next Step
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What Others Are Saying
Here is what a few others have said about my work. These are just quick excerpts.
Tony is a tremendously gifted and capable training professional. He transformed the global training and development world in Diversey from a hodgepodge of unaligned and disoriented programs into a coherent and business driving force that truly provided Diversey with a competitive advantage it didn’t have prior to Tony’s arrival.
Tony made significant contributions to the strengthening of the junior, middle and senior management training & development programs in the company. He’s a true professional and a very pleasant colleague to work with.
Senior Global Business Leader
Tony Loyd is not only a true professional but also a leader with a vision and a roadmap on how to achieve that vision. I’ve known Tony for ten plus years and have not seen him waiver in his passion or knowledge to achieve goals for the good of the business.
Emerson Educational Services Global Administration Manager
Tony does a great job of using appropriate humor to establish a sense of calm and make interactions more enjoyable when needed. His multicultural understanding and breadth of experience have been very valuable for the work we have done together.
Chief Technology Officer
One of the best learning experience I ever had, was when I worked with Tony. He understands multicultural differences and adapts his approach. He enjoys his work and is able to pass his energy to the participants.
Senior Director of Human Resources for Latin America Region
Tony is a true professional and very knowledgeable in learning and development. He clearly understands the needs of the business and translates them into curricula that address specific learning objectives.
Senior Vice President & Director, Corporate Communications
I just love working with Tony. He is extremely good at people skills and cultural knowledge. He is the guy who is passionate about his work and can influence/lead the rest of group. I enjoyed his training sessions.
Director, Corporate Account, China
Tony is an excellent presenter and motivator. He is highly skilled in teaching leadership qualities through classroom and practical exercises.
Tony is the best leader I have ever worked with in any organization. He embodies all the key characteristics of a great leader such as vision, strategy, relationships, communication, and political awareness within an organization.
Human Resources Director
I’ve worked with Tony for nearly 10 years now, and he has always been fantastic to work with. He does what he says he’ll do (an uncommon trait these days) and always operates with the team in mind.
Owner, Rick Condon Productions
It has been my privilege to work with Tony Loyd for the past three years. During that period of time, I have seen our organization grow significantly in the areas of Tony’s expertise.
HR Professional / Consultant
Tony is a highly knowledgeable and successful business professional. His depth of knowledge in the area of learning and human performance are bar none. I often look to Tony as an area of reference and knowledge. Working with him is a pleasure.
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