Leading with Love

What are some of the top challenges facing today’s leaders? Employee engagement and customer retention. Here’s what we know: Competition for our best people and most profitable customers is coming from every direction, disrupting our businesses. What can we do to cement strong relationships and stand out from the crowd? Lead with love.

In his New York Times bestselling book, Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence People, Tim Sanders explains that “love is the most powerful force in the business world, and we show it by sharing our knowledge, networks and compassion to promote success in other people.” His research finds that when we lead with love, we grow our business, foster innovation and build a highly resilient enterprise.

He has circled the globe, giving thousands of professionals the insights they need to lead a culture that values generosity, mentorship and empathy. In this inspiring keynote, he’ll combine compelling research, case studies and actionable takeaways that will move your audience to action.

In this eye-opening keynote, he’ll combine research, stories, and takeaways to inspire your audience to action.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Three ways to become a student of the game, and then later, a trusted advisor to others who are grappling with change.
  • How to supercharge your networking skills by asking different questions … starting at this conference!
  • How to put compassion at the center of key business decisions, from talent management to customer experience.

Sales Genius is a Team Sport!

To land a quality sale in today’s B2B landscape, innovation is required to cut through layers of complexity. A done deal is often 100 problems solved. This requires a collection of diverse minds collaborating together. The top performers in sales have the habit of forming teams to tackle their biggest challenges. There’s a name for this process: Dealstorming. It’s based on fifteen years of enterprise sales experience as well as interviews with 200 sales leaders.

This keynote will inspire audiences to team up when faced with adversity in the sales or client retention process. It offers takeaways on how to recruit and prepare deal-teams as well as how to cultivate deal-mentors and inside champions.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • How to spot collaboration opportunities in your pipeline and then build a team around them.
  • How to get anyone at your company excited about helping you solve a sales challenge.
  • Why thinking like an Artist, Chef or a Hacker leads to account breakthroughs.
  • How to develop an Inside Champion, Deal Mentor or Mobilizer to finish the complex sale.

Based on Tim’s fifth book: Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges

“In research across thousands of sales managers at large B2B suppliers around the world, we found that the skill that sets the best managers apart from their peers is their ability to innovate at the deal level–to work with their sales reps to ‘unstick’ deals and move them forward.  Dealstorming provides a practical, proven and actionable playbook for sales leaders to engage in this very activity with their teams.” Matt Dixon at CEB, co-author of The Challenger Sale

Emotional Talent

Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying “the leader’s role is to define reality, then give hope.” This requires
them to augment their physical intelligence with emotional talent – the combination of self awareness, control and social interaction skills. This gives them the ability to handle pressure, maintain high quality relationships and lead teams through adversity and change. Like any other talent, it grows with practice and feedback, starting with the motivation to complete one’s development.

This keynote is based on Tim’s extensive research into leadership psychology and dozens of programs for institutes, government agencies and leading corporations. Takeaways include how to assess one’s emotional strengths, read others emotions accurately and show empathy when it matters most.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Why the mood state can have a 1000% impact on a company’s innovation effectiveness.  Based on case studies inside companies like Motorola & Google, Sanders explains why most business is really ‘chemical warfare.’
  • Why your company’s emotional value proposition is key to attracting and retaining top talent.  How to integrate employee experience design into leadership.
  • Surprising research, revealing authenticity as a key emotional-talent attribute.  How to “Keep It Real” in a world of false promises, distracted bosses and truth-stretchers.
  • How to decode people’s emotions with 90% accuracy.  Reading people is a technique that IBM Data sales execs, CIA agents and champion poker players learn and hone.  Sanders will reveal the 7 Faces of Emotion, which can make you the smartest leader in the room.
  • Master the “Art of Deep Listening” with your talent and your customers.  How to borrow from the best interviewers in the world to uncover strategic insights in the field or around the office.  How to develop a more empathetic culture, leading to a customer-centric approach to selling and delivering.


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About Tim

Tim Sanders spent most of his career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. He was on the ground floor of the quality movement, the launch of the mobile phone industry and, most notably, the birth of the world wide web. Today, he’s gravitated to disruptive change for over 30 years.

He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s broadcast.com, which had the largest opening day IPO in history. After Yahoo acquired the company, Tim was tapped to lead their ValueLab, which enabled sales teams to close hundreds of millions of dollars of new business through rapid collaboration.

By 2001, he rose to the position of Chief Solutions Officer and later, the company’s Leadership Coach. In 2005, he founded Deeper Media, which provides consulting and training services for leading companies, trade associations and government agencies.

New York Times Bestselling Author

Tim is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends. It’s been translated into over a dozen languages and has been featured in Fast Company, USA Today, the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and on CNN. His other books include Today We Are RichThe Likeability FactorSaving the World at Work and Dealstorming.

Among the Top-Rated Keynote Speakers

He’s one of the top-rated speakers on the lecture circuit, offering keynotes on leadership development, sales strategy, and human performance. Time Magazine referred to him as a “Public Consultant” because of his extensive pre-conference research, leading to a one-of-a-kind keynote with on-point recommendations for attendees.

Personal Bio

Tim grew up in Clovis, New Mexico, the home of the Fighting Wildcats. He attended Odessa College andLoyola Marymount University, where he was a top ranked debater and national champion extemporaneous speaker. He conducted his graduate work at the University of Arizona. Today he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Tim was absolutely phenomenal!


Tim was absolutely phenomenal! It was a great event and Tim delivered an exceptional presentation to our conference, it was everything we had hoped for and more. 

Thomas P. Kane, President, Managing Member of Network Building + Consulting

A Life Changing Experience


It was a life changing experience – he was just so on point – so authentic & humble; he totally feels and lives what he says.

Janis Marville, Director, Central Bank of Barbados

Both Insightful And Impactful


Tim’s speech energized and inspired our company. I was impressed with how quickly Tim understood our culture, strategy and challenges. He developed a speech that was both insightful and impactful. Many of our employees said Tim was one of the best speakers they have heard.

Larry English, President of Centric Consulting


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Tim Sanders Introduction

Tim Sanders’ Introduction for Sales Genius Topic:

Today’s selling environment is more complex than ever, which requires us to play as a team and be highly innovative. Our next speaker, Tim Sanders has been on the cutting edge of innovation and change for the last twenty years. He’s a seasoned sales executive, former CSO at Yahoo! and was an early stage employee at Mark Cuban’s broadcast.com. He is also a New York Times bestselling author. His latest book, Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges, reveals how we can use collaboration to drive our sales performance and grow our business. His talk today will center around the idea that genius is a team sport, and with the right process and approach, we can succeed where other organizations get stuck.

Tim Sanders’ Introduction for ​Love is the Killer App and Emotional Talent Topics:

According to Tim Sanders, “People and innovative business relationships are the next big thing.” This former Yahoo executive has launched companies, built brands and now runs a media services company specializing in business trends, new media and human behavior.
Along the way, he’s developed strategies for building strong business relationships, honing leadership skills and putting the value back in people. In his view, it’s all about making connections. His first book, Love Is the Killer App was a New York Times and international best seller, translated into a dozen languages. His follow up, The Likeability Factor, focused on the concept of emotional talent and how it can impact our lives.
His fourth ​book,​ Today We Are Rich,​ shows teams how to instil a solutions-oriented, promise-keeping culture of highly confident and innovative people. He’s one of the top rated speakers on the conference and lecture circuit, and consults with an elite group of global brands. He’s passionate about the power of great relationships which will be the focus of his talk today.
…. Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders Technical Requirements

NOTE: Tim Sanders will bring a USB memory stick containing his PowerPoint presentation.

Please provide the following for Tim Sanders:

  • Wireless HAND HELD microphone
  • Each presentation is totally customized for your group. Tim can either provide the presentation slides in advance or bring with him on a USB.

**NOTE:  Tim’s slides are done professionally so he requires at least 14 days notice if you need his presentation slides in advance. Without 14 days notice, we cannot guarantee that the slides will be available in advance. And if you require Tim’s presentation in advance, be advised that it will limit the amount of custom research he can do for you within the final 14 days before your event.


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Leading with Love – New Topic from Tim Sanders

By cmi admin | January 10, 2018

Tim Sanders, New York Times bestselling author, shares empowering and effective strategies from his bestselling book, Love Is the Killer App in a hands-on, results-producing keynote that audiences are loving. Read more about Tim’s New Topic here.

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