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Speech Topics and Strategic Executive Workshops from Inspirational Speaker Don Shapiro

Here are brief summaries of the speech topics Don Shapiro addresses in his high energy, interactive and fun style. From keynote speeches to executive workshops, Don shares fresh insights based on 30 years of discoveries about leadership,  strategic thinking and life’s choices.

Lead with Trust and Boost Your Results

The leadership character that builds enough trust in your people to produce exceptional results

Don Shapiro, co-author of The Character-Based Leader and founder of The Leadership Initiative, takes audiences on a journey into the most current thinking and research about what makes us an effective leader and what types of leaders actually produce better results. This high energy and fun program explores the seven questions to help managers develop their leadership character and the seven building blocks of a Character-Based Leader. Read More…

Life Is A Fork In The Road

Add Up Your Choices and That’s Your Life. Change Your Choices and Change Your Life.

During our life, we will make over one million choices. Some are big and most are small.  Life Is a Fork in The Road is a book being written by Don Shapiro on Facebook about how we can make better choices and follow our inner wisdom to navigate our journey through life. For six years, motivational speaker and author Don Shapiro has collected real life stories from people all over the world about how they made choices that helped them change their lives. This program helps people discover more choices, learn to trust their inner wisdom and find the courage to take action.  Read More…

Executive Strategy Programs

Don Shapiro conducts customized executive speeches and workshops based on his discoveries to help organizations find new insights that can improve results.

  • Improve strategy by understanding how customers figure out their perceptions of value
  • Discover the connection between leadership effectiveness and results
  • Better align strategy and structure for improved results


Here is an excerpt from a workshop Don Shapiro conducted before the senior management, marketing and sales department of a technology company that sells to Fortune 100 companies. The program focused on how to raise the customer’s perceptions of value to influence their choices. This is the story of how Lawry’s The Prime Rib influenced people to spread word of mouth advertising about a cup of coffee served at the end of dinner. Whether you want Don to talk about leadership or Life Is A Fork In The Road,  this will give you an idea about his speaking style.

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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.