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Mark Breslin

Strategist, Speaker and Bestselling Author

Renowned for his straight forward presentation style, Mark Breslin is noted as one of the foremost speakers in the nation on change management, workforce development and next generation leadership training. His principles are transferable to diverse industries and are leading companies and individuals to positively change their leadership styles.  Mark has spoken to more than 300,000 people in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean Trade Zone. Clients include Conoco Phillips, INTEL, Irving Oil, Blue Cross, North Western Energy, Flint Hills Resources and many others.

Alamo, California, USA

Presentations

Managing Demographics, Generations & Mentoring for Performance and Profit
Big changes are occurring in the demographics of the workplace. Organizations that manage this well will have a major advantage in the future. This program identifies action oriented strategies that need to be enacted by forward thinking organizations. Key areas of opportunity include:

  • Understanding Changing Demographics
  • Understanding Generations in the Workplace
  • Building Successor Leaders for Capacity and Profit
  • Enacting Effective Knowledge Transfer
  • Maximizing Mentoring for Rapid Development

The key to being a successful organization in the future is to be proactive not reactive. A focus on assertive, creative and forward thinking strategies will be the difference between average and high performance organizations.
Format 1.5 – 3 Hour Seminar

Leading Change Management: Transforming the Your Industry
Change is not something that just happens to you in business. It is a dynamic process that needs to be managed. Just like estimating, materials, labor and other key variables, change is something that takes a serious and disciplined approach to adaptation and implementation. In this program you will learn:

  • How to obtain buy-in to necessary change
  • The do’s and don’ts of change strategy
  • How to neutralize those seeking status quo or to sabotage or delay change
  • How to create a “change-friendly” culture and much more

Format: 1.5 – 3 Hour Seminar

The Five Minute Foreman: Improving Communication, Teamwork and Productivity
Based on the book, “The Five Minute Foreman; Mastering the People Side of Construction,” this training program provides concrete lessons for field leader improvement. Designed in a manner to make an immediate impact on field operations, the training program covers lesson plans that tell foremen exactly what to do and say to get better results from their crews, and on their projects. It is also about getting foreman to understand, and accept, the role of manager and professional in representing their company and industry. Key action steps for improved performance include:

  • Effective Communication for Loyalty and Results
  • How to Motivate with Positive Reinforcement
  • Improving Safety Practices and Employee Mindset
  • How to Improve Quality and Reduce Rework
  • Goal Setting for Higher Production
  • Promoting Positive Change
  • How to Maximize Teamwork and Accountability and much more

This program is for lead men, foremen, superintendents and other field leaders or managers. Includes a take home Action Plan for each participant.

Format: 2 Hour Presentation or 4 Hour Workshop

Alpha Dogs: Leading, Managing & Motivating
This presentation, provides a strategic look at the “home grown nature” of leaders. Self-taught and successful is not the way of the future. Effective and new strategies for leveraging an increase in quality and capacity of management and leadership in the construction industry are included. It focuses on “alpha leader” characteristics and analyzes today’s challenges and tomorrow’s generational leadership gap. It promises to show how to double market share in ten years and increase profit. It includes very specific recommendations on how to build a new leadership culture for the industry.

Format: 1.5 – 3 Hour Seminar

 

 

  • Mark’s no-nonsense and pragmatic approach to enabling field supervision to think and act like professionals and take their leadership skills to the next level is highly motivating and rewarding for all involved. Leadership culture change and the subsequent transition from the Baby Boomers to the next generation leaders is critical; the 5 Minute Foreman’s strategies empower all leaders to make the change successful.

    - Contractor Performance Manager, Flint Hills Resources – Pine Bend Refinery
  • Mark’s presentation was excellent. He really connected with the group, just as we had hoped. This presentation set a Northwestern baseline for leaders in the business.

    - Human Resources Supervisor, Northwestern Energy
  • Selecting our keynote speaker this year was left to me and I must say that Mark’s presentation made me look really good. Without any solicitation people provided outstanding feedback on Mark. Best money and time we ever spent. We will be seeing Mark again.

    - Olin Brass
  • Mark did a great job in focusing the attention of the entire audience on safety performance. He offered very helpful advice on the challenges we face and how we can address them. Mark offered practical advice on Coaching & Mentorship, Communication Improvement, Effective Motivation and Accountability that was relevant to all of our supervisors.

    - AVISTA
  • Mark did a great job in focusing the attention of the entire audience on safety performance. He offered very helpful advice on the challenges we face and how we can address them. Mark offered practical advice on Coaching & Mentorship, Communication Improvement, Effective Motivation and Accountability that was relevant to all of our supervisors.

    - AVISTA

Summary Profile

Renowned for his straight forward presentation style, Mark Breslin is noted as one of the foremost speakers in the nation on change management, workforce development and next generation leadership training.

As a strategist, speaker and author of five best-selling books Mark has spoken to more than 300,000 people in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean Trade Zone. Clients include Conoco Phillips, INTEL, Irving Oil, Blue Cross, North Western Energy, Flint Hills Resources and many many others.

Drawing on his experience as a CEO of a large and complex organization for over 25 years he brings a real world perspective; not just a speaker or educator, but a sage with a lot of hard lessons learned along the way. Exclusively working with CEOs, Presidents and senior leaders for two decades has given him a perspective to share on what really matters in the workplace and how to develop actionable strategies that can be enacted. Primary driving initiatives include collaborative leadership; the science and art of motivation; the power of Socratic method leadership and much more. With every presentation, workshop and strategy session he leads, he capitalizes on the innovative strategies and tactics he has gleaned during his career.

His knowledge and strong understanding of workplace culture and performance are in high demand and keep him doing what he loves – changing lives and building leaders. His principles are transferable to diverse industries and are leading companies and individuals to positively change their leadership styles.  Client reviews and success metrics is how he has built his reputation and in 14 years he has never been ranked less than the # 1 speaker for any client at any program, event or conference.