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John Izzo

British Columbia, USA

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John Izzo is one of North America's most prominent voices on finding more purpose in life and work. He has devoted the past 25 years of his life and career to facilitating deeper conversations about values. work, life, leadership and success. He has worked with thousands of leaders, professionals and front-line colleagues to foster workplaces of excellence, purpose, learning and renewal. His clients have ranged from high tech to high touch, hotels to hospitals, and from government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Drawing on his early work in ministry and thousands of programs on creating ""Spirited Workplaces,"" Izzo challenges people to strive to live their values, connect with each other and to humbly balance achievement with fulfillment.

Izzo is the author of several books, including the bestselling Awakening Corporate Soul, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, and Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything.

He has served on the faculties of The University of California -San Diego, and Kent State University.

Visit the John Izzo and and Stepping Up for Change websites.

Second Innocence

How can someone seasoned by bitter experience recover hope, idealism, openness, & faith?

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

What answers would you get if you asked the happiest people you knew, about the secrets to a happy life?

The Five Thieves of Happiness

Have your banished your happiness thieves today?

Keynote Speaking Engagements, Leadership Coaching, Training Programs:


  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Social Responsibility
  • Leading on Purpose
  • Employee Engagement




International Business Machines





Quantas Airlines

RBC Royal Bank


Kaiser Permenente


Available upon request.

"John did a great job of challenging our current thinking, forcing us to look at our own culture and the role each of us plays in making the desired transformation.”  Andrew Turner | Vice President of Learning & Performance, Telus

"Our work with you in far from over."  Duke Energy

"...blown away by his message and his message was compelling."  Evanta

"A true teacher!"  The Park

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