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About Don Shapiro

Inspirational Speaker, Author and Consultant

Inspirational speaker, author and consultant Don Shapiro inspires audiences by sharing 30 years of discoveries about how we make and influence choices and embrace our role as leaders.  His high energy, interactive and fun learning experiences can improve people’s lives at work, at home and in the community.

Don Shapiro co-author of The Character-Based Leader, founder of The Leadership Initiative for the restaurant industry and President of First Concepts Consultants, Inc., a management advisory practice. Don has worked with organizations in over 30 industries to discover ways to grow and operate better in the areas of leadership, change, strategy and marketing. He started his career with Lawry’s Restaurants then worked up to being a chain operations and marketing executive before launching First Concepts.

High Energy, Interactive and Fun Motivational Speaker

Don Shapiro gave his first speech before an audience of 800 when he was 14 and they haven’t been able to stop him since. He has spoken before thousands of groups including businesses, associations and community organizations with his high energy, interactive and fun style.

He is a co-author and editor of the The Character-Based Leader and is writing an inspirational self-help book Life Is A Fork In The Road.  Don is a graduate of the Executive Program in Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Contact Don to learn how he can help inspire your group now!

Further Reading

The Leadership Initiative

Helping the restaurant industry learn how boosting leadership effectiveness can increase sales and profits and look for additional ways to develop leaders and enhance leadership development efforts.

First Concepts Consultants, Inc. Website

Advisers to senior management on leadership, leadership development, managing change, cultural change and strategy.

The Character-Based Leader book Press Release
Life Is a Fork in the Road Website
Life Is A Fork In The Road Facebook page

Available at Amazon

Leadership book: The Character-Based Leader

People trust your character, not your title. Character-Based Leaders lead from who they are rather than their position or power. Don Shapiro is a co-author and editor of this book from the non-profit Lead Change Group.