Scott Lesnick

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Professional Speaker-CSP and Author

Travels From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Topics: Leadership keynotes include: Signature keynote base on my book- Kidjacked-A Father's Story  

Workplace Engagement: Successfully Grow Communication, Idea Sharing and Productivity  

Next Generation Leadership: Motivating, Retaining and Attracting 5 Generations  

Successfully Navigating Change

Things I can't live without: Music, Laughter and Sushi

My favorite piece of advice: Never Give Up!

Describe yourself in one word: Strong

One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Traveling to the Far East

Things I love: People, presenting, reading, my wife, our kid's & dog's

I present on transformational leadership to companies and associations so that they can grow communication and ideas, increase business and create a culture of excellence.

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Scott exemplifies the attributes of the Never Give Up guy in many areas of his life. Over the years, the message of Persistence = Success has permeated the way he has triumphed over challenges, grew as a leader and overcame adversity.

Scott Lesnick is a high content international keynote speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSP- Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Only 12% of speakers world-wide have this designation! Scott served as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers in 2016-17. He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida. His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and his book Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership were published to critical acclaim. In addition, Scott has 28 award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company. Scott’s motivational, educational and inspirational presentations center around topics including: sales and leadership, increasing productivity, HR, generational and cultural inclusion excellence in leadership, project management excellence, healthcare professional development. Plus, maximizing performance, maximizing operational performance and excellence and managing change through great leadership.

Leadership/ Motivational

Professional Development

Generational/ Change Management


My Highly Requested Signature Keynote All Presentations are Customized for Your Conference Imagine how much the guy who figured out a way to rescue his two small children when they were kidnapped to the Middle East can teach you about resilience, successfully navigating change, perseverance and seeing the big picture in your professional and personal life. 

I amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with my two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East. No laws required them to be returned! This proved to be a significant test of both my resolve and the strength of my conviction. The abduction and how I ultimately retained custody of my children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in this customized presentation. My powerful signature keynote Kidjacked is the template used to take your attendees on an incredible journey. Disruptive at best-I engaged with, technology, experience from others, open communication and talent from around the globe. 

We laugh, gasp and ultimately smile as I describe exactly how I accomplished what few thought could ever be done. Locating and rescuing my two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East!  

During the presentation, I come back to you several times, your jobs and your lives and tie together our challenges, growth and triumphs. Talented women and men who are committed to business excellence, employee support, company focus and culture and so much more! Powerful takeaways are layered throughout. Simply put…It rocks!  

Takeaways include: • Increase your leadership abilities through more effective relationship building • Improve your communication effectiveness with both management and staff • Recognize when stress may be effecting business decisions and the tools to help • Provide you with tools to reduce stress and increase focus • Develop new approaches to long-term challenges through strategy, tenacity • Learn to grow, mentor and lead even during times of significant change.

Engagement at Work: Successfully Removing Barriers to Increase Productivity & Grow Communication (Keynote)  

Today’s healthcare professionals are tasked with the responsibility of navigating so many jobs within their job. It’s a busy life! And, some or even many, are counting on you to have ALL the answers. Disruption is everywhere. 

This can affect your productivity in many ways. So, what is stopping us? Why are we sometimes hitting a roadblock in our ability to improve our output? Sales and company growth hang in the balance and it’s our job to help increase these vital areas! 

Open communication, sharing of ideas and vibrant dialogue are essential in growing workplace culture, communications and business! 

We all want higher productivity, especially when faced with limited resources or significant change. How do we make this happen? I’ll explain as we uncover great ways to unleash our productivity, grow relationships, assisting those we serve! 

Limited or constrained resources and lack of information can affect work in so many ways. It can also lead to a decrease in productivity.  

Sometimes we are aware of these barriers and other times … not so much. It’s this desire to remove them that begins to help us find ways of increasing our productivity. 

To truly resolve this problem, increase our productivity and achieve our goals we must understand that resourcefulness/ingenuity requires considering multiple angles/perspectives of the same the same resources.  

Resourcefulness comes from having the context to see something well enough to understand how you can use what otherwise appeared to be a constraint.

All these ways we trying to grow our productivity are not necessarily solving the actual problem. If we can acknowledge that these barriers exist, then we can attempt to remove them and in doing so unleash growth, grow productivity and even have some fun!  

However, underneath all of this there’s something that’s making it even worse! I'll explain as we uncover the direct lines to increased productivity, better communications and employee satisfaction. 

This high energy keynote is designed to shed light on the real barriers we’re facing as we continue to strive for business excellence, a productive work environment, increased employee retention and more.

Actionable takeaways are layered throughout along with stories that resonate with attendees. Activity included! • 3 powerful tools that WILL increase your productivity and grow workplace culture and success • Grow business cohesion and strategy while sharing ideas, information and resources • Build stronger and more agile relationships with coworkers in all departments • Increased leadership abilities and management/employee buy in

Next Generation Leadership: Recruiting, Managing & Retaining 5 Generations Interactive Session 60-180 minutes 

Successfully Blending the Five Generations currently in the workplace can be a tall order. Your leadership is essential in assisting all employees to better understand one another. It begins with open and vibrant dialogue and inclusion of all generations! 

Our goal is to help support happier, dynamic, more productive employees while also maintaining focus on business, new laws, a positive workplace culture and so much more. 

Around the globe and in the U.S., today’s workers can have up to five different generations working side by side. And, productivity can decrease if your staff doesn’t understand the unique characteristics and talents each person/generation brings. After all, understanding and growing our talent and organizational culture creates opportunities for increase productivity, higher retention and better communications between staff and departments. 

This highly requested interactive presentation covers strategic methods of improving employee morale, improving operational efficiency, increasing employee retention and improving employee productivity; how to find it, how to harness it and how to keep it. Important in all lines of work!  

Millennials and Gen. Z get a special nod in this presentation- you’ll see why they’ve earned it in this fun, informative, interactive and fast paced session! • Increase employee retention and attract new candidates • Grow overall workplace communications, productivity and efficiency • Improve employee/management understanding of each generation and cultures • Discover the workplace needs, wants and aspirations of each generation PLUS • Identify the 7 most powerful actions we can take to improve employee engagement, workplace culture, grow communication, and cooperation with all generations (based on my four-year survey)  

The Benefits of Successfully Navigating Change in an Ever-Changing World Interactive Breakout Session From new ER and hospital staff to new managers. From new company direction to constant change. Staff is surrounded with change and the effect it has on jobs and on their workplace satisfaction, retention and productivity. Employee engagement and talent support is essential. If those we work with can successfully navigate the intricacies we’ll continue to grow our productivity and have a distinct advantage in advancing the services we provide!  

Sometimes it’s organizational change- cultural transformation. Or, it can be the people side-how to cope. Fear and anxiety, new management new staff and new roles can be an opportunity for growth. Plus, an opportunity for additional learning and possible advancement too. 

We understand that change is a constant and it’s our job as leaders to assist staff who are struggling, give them the tools and let them know they’re not alone. From innovation and technology to increase sales and a strong workplace culture. We’re in this together and change is constant. 

This popular session is designed to show you how to best assist all staff, create a culture of openness and ideas and successful navigate change in your workplace. 

• Demonstrate a greater ability to successfully lead through and navigate change • Prepare a stronger vision to stay productive, grow as a leader and develop stronger relationships • Key factors that allow individuals to stress less and produce even during difficult times • Improved change management skills, better communication skills and a stronger more agile staff/team • Learn to grow, mentor and lead even during times of significant change


"Scott presented not once, but twice at Northwestern Mutual! His first presentation was Successfully Navigating Change” and the second “Understanding and Communicating With the 5 Generations”. Scott is very easy and flexible to work with; and goes over and beyond to make his presentations relevant and powerful for his audiences. Scott is entertaining, informative and shared a lot of great information. He did an outstanding job and received excellent feedback from the participants!" - Charlotte Morgan, Weddle, Northwestern Mutual  

"A great keynote presentation-fantastic event. Very positive evaluations! Scott was a pleasure to work with and our attendees were riveted as he spoke on leadership, communication and individual growth." - Lisa Newcomb, Vice President, US Bank  

"I was in charge of speakers for our Alabama SHRM state conference. I must first say Scott was a pleasure to work with. Due to travel issues, he arrived around 2:00 am, but no one could tell! He was 100% on and delivered a fantastic keynote. Scott was the ultimate professional and definitely wanted to understand our audience so he could deliver the best opening keynote for 2018 ALSHRM conference. His story was riveting and we greatly appreciated how he explained HR’s impact on him on a personal level. Not only did Scott’s presentation deliver practical, applicable advice for business professionals it also showed the human side of business! He engaged with attendees and offered to answer questions from all. I would highly recommend Scott Lesnick for your event!" - Bobbi Wilson, JD, VP of Corporate Operations  

"Scott recently spoke in Denver during our Make it Safe, Make it Home regional conference as a Keynote and breakout presenter. Before he even stepped foot on stage he took the time to do his homework and learn all about our association and membership which proved valuable as he was able to connect and engage the audience. In addition, he willingly accepted an invitation to support us by instructing a breakout session on another of his topics to a well-attended crowed. Besides he’s remarkable story, his speaking style captures you and takes you along for the ride. Scott is not only professional but real. He will not only intertwine himself with the attendee’s but change the atmosphere! Scott will come in as your speaker but leave as your friend. Again, great job - Loved everything you shared with us last weekend." - Mark A Moya, Honeywell, Region VIII VPPPA/OSHA Chairperson  

"Thank you for speaking at the 2018 Education Summit & Ex&o. We received wonderful feedback once again! You'll be back soon!" - Gina Stratos, Director, Western Banking Association  

Scott Lesnick

Professional Speaker-CSP and Author