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About S Max Brown


Max is a managing partner at the Institute for Enterprise Excellence (IEX). As a speaker, leadership coach and trusted partner, Max works with dozens of global organizations to create scalable, sustainable and meaningful results. Previously, as the Director of Education at the Shingo Institute, Max designed the foundational courses and certified the first fifty global licensed affiliates.

Over the past twenty years, Max has made over three thousand presentations and met with leaders in locations all around the world.

He’s taken clients rappelling off the Great Wall of China, facilitated at the Parliament of World Religions Conference in Spain, and spoken in hundreds of cities including Athens, Bangalore, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, The Hague, Mumbai, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, and Sydney . . . Nebraska.

He has a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and
graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University. He also speaks Mandarin Chinese after seven years of living in Taipei and Shanghai.

Max and his wife, Sally, are the proud parents of two amazing kids, and they all live on a small sheep farm in Boise, Idaho.

Max regularly presents at one of GE’s highest-rated leadership programs sharing insights from his book, “Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track.”

He is a recommended “all-star” keynote speaker from the International Association of Business Communicators and his keynotes consistently receive rave reviews from clients like: 3M, General Motors, American Express, Northrup Grumman, Southwest Airlines, The Nature Conservancy, HSBC and the Canadian Federal Government.

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