As a charter team member of Franklin-Covey, Ken Lodi has spent 30 years partnering with top organizations supporting their Talent Development initiatives. He is the author of several books and curriculum that address the skills essential to Peak Performance, Communication and Coaching. Ken has shared his popular programs at companies such as Microsoft, LEXUS, Coopers, Warner Bros., Aetna Life Insurance, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. After delivering over 3,000 career presentations in five countries, he is widely regarded as a content expert on the topics of Talent Development, Sales Training and Communications.
After a decade with Franklin Covey, Ken began writing presentations and pitch meetings for the Financial Services Sector with companies such as Wells Fargo and Fidelity Investments where he produced measureable “win rates” in multi-million-dollar partnerships. He has also coached sales teams at Disney, ABC Television, ESPN and Viacom during their “upfront season” resulting in increased revenues in ad sales dollars. In addition to corporate partnerships, Ken has lectured to faculty, staff and students at Arizona State University, UCLA and USC.
He is the author of Tapping Potential: Achieving What you want with the Abilities you Already Have; Front & Center: Presenting Ideas Clearly, Concisely and with Confidence, and The Bamboo Principle: The Roots Beneath Results—a book and training program that develop individual and collective talents, and enables people to make their greatest personal and professional contribution. The Bamboo Principle has been read around the world in five languages.
Communication Skills, High Performance, Leadership, Mindset, Resilience
Ken Lodi reinforces your strengths and increases your confidence. His “stage-side” manner is tops when he coaches managers to become leaders; he makes each communication opportunity a Grand Slam!
The Bamboo Principle is filled with priceless gems of timeless wisdom.
Ken Lodi connects with his audience through his genuine nature, humor, and expertise in the art of coaching. Even the most senior leaders need to improve in the coaching and mentoring of their subordinate leaders and Ken has the ability to open our eyes and demand that we owe time and thought to our people in order to improve them and the organization. Ken is an excellent facilitator and trainer in this area of leadership.
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Organizations have evolved! They are beginning to pivot from old beliefs about coaching, to a new understanding about its enormous potential, and how it is markedly different than performance reviews and feedback. This workshop debunks many of the myths and misconceptions about Coaching, and replaces them with realities around individual and team development.
Coaching is not feedback: People don’t want to know where they stand, they want to know where they are going. People are seldom put on a sustainable path by receiving tips and pointers; Coaching is not a Performance Review: Conversations about the past aren’t much fun. Both parties would benefit from an exciting, flexible plan about moving forward that leads to growth and promotion; Coaching is not remedial: Even employees who feel they need Coaching rarely speak up for fear that it is incriminating and an admission that they occupy a position in spite of their weaknesses–-but top performers always have a Coach close by.Book This Topic
People who are effective communicators in small meetings find themselves challenged when standing before larger groups. These communication challenges surface because standing Front & Center in a more structured environment requires speakers to perform differently. Engaging an audience is different than engaging an individual. Delivering a presentation involves different dynamics, interaction, and even a variety of media.
Regardless of your position in an organization, the ability to communicate your ideas effectively is critical to your success, whether in meetings, on a webinar, or standing before an assembled audience.Book This Topic
What distinguishes great companies and high achievers from those who merely possess talent? The Bamboo Principle answers this question with details of the “core behaviors” behind achievement, while debunking many myths surrounding success. Using bamboo as the metaphor for Strength, Versatility, and Contribution—The Bamboo Principle shares the “7 Roots” great companies and high achievers share. Are they overnight successes, or was it their “foundation first” philosophy that enabled sustainable success? The Bamboo Principle details the process that topples misleading notions of quick hits and sudden success, and replaces them with a proven game plan that pays faster dividends.Book This Topic