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Jim Sullivan

CEO Sullivison & Best-Selling Author

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 Jim Sullivan Biography

Jim Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Sullivision, is a veteran of over 20 years in the hospitality and retail industries. He's worked for and with companies as distinct as Walt Disney Company, Brinker International, Chipotle, and Panera Bread. Sullivan is well known as a brand-builder, motivator, trend-spotter and problem-solver. He has built his reputation designing successful leadership, sales, marketing and customer service programs for the "Top 200" foodservice and retail chains.

He's the author of two books that have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, including the best-seller "MultiUnit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams" and 2013's "Fundamentals: 9 Ways to Be Brilliant at the Basics." His DVDs, "Jumpstart! The Art of Effective Pre-Shift Meetings" and "The Shift" are being used in over 30,000 companies worldwide.

Lullivan is an award-winning restaurant operator, a visiting professor at Penn State University, Purdue, the University of Delaware, Cal Poly and the Culinary Institute of America. Sullivision has offices in Denver, Appleton, WI and London. Sullivan has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, the BBC, or the Food Network. Over 750,000 foodservice and retail employees, executives and franchisees worldwide have read his newsletters, books, or columns and seen his DVDs, webcasts, e-learning programs and live seminars. His products and programs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fast Company, Inc. and USA Today.

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  • Fundamentals: the 10 Best Practices of High-Performing Operators, Franchisees and GMs

    In this workshop your team will learn the best new ways to increase sales, improve service, reduce costs, hire smarter, build stronger teams, improve retention, market without advertising, measurably improve the leadership skills of your managers, and teach and inspire the iPod Generation team member to go from good to great. Full of specific “how-to’s” and examples, not theory.

  • Multiunit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams

    This program is based on the best-selling 2010 book and research from over 3000 Area Managers, multiunit franchisees and Regional Directors. Your audience will learn the 7 stages of leadership development of successful multiunit operators, how to effectively manage multiple priorities, how to conduct high-impact unit visits and evolve from “inspecting units” to building strong teams and future leaders.

  • Execution: What the Best Teams Do to Get the Job Done Every Shift, Every Day

    It is no harder to achieve something great than it is to achieve something good. This presentation examines why some teams outperform others doing the exact same work, and how to transform quarterly goals into daily results. We detail best practices and the roles that Focus, Accountability and Training play in attaining goals and fostering habitually consistent behavior.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Jim Sullivan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Sullivan for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Sullivan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Sullivan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jim Sullivan?

    Booking fees for Jim Sullivan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Sullivan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jim Sullivan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Sullivan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Sullivan for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Sullivan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Sullivan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Jim Sullivan

CEO Sullivison & Best-Selling Author

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Jim Sullivan Biography

Jim Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Sullivision, is a veteran of over 20 years in the hospitality and retail industries. He's worked for and with companies as distinct as Walt Disney Company, Brinker International, Chipotle, and Panera Bread. Sullivan is well known as a brand-builder, motivator, trend-spotter and problem-solver. He has built his reputation designing successful leadership, sales, marketing and customer service programs for the "Top 200" foodservice and retail chains.

He's the author of two books that have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, including the best-seller "MultiUnit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams" and 2013's "Fundamentals: 9 Ways to Be Brilliant at the Basics." His DVDs, "Jumpstart! The Art of Effective Pre-Shift Meetings" and "The Shift" are being used in over 30,000 companies worldwide.

Lullivan is an award-winning restaurant operator, a visiting professor at Penn State University, Purdue, the University of Delaware, Cal Poly and the Culinary Institute of America. Sullivision has offices in Denver, Appleton, WI and London. Sullivan has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, the BBC, or the Food Network. Over 750,000 foodservice and retail employees, executives and franchisees worldwide have read his newsletters, books, or columns and seen his DVDs, webcasts, e-learning programs and live seminars. His products and programs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fast Company, Inc. and USA Today.

Jim Sullivan Videos

  • Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: The Best Leaders are Problem Givers
    Instead of solving every problem for your team members help them to think it through and solve it on their own. That makes them stronger and this...
  • Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: The 4 Types of Employee Applicants
    Everybody wants to hire "A" players, but what if only "C" players are looking for work? This short video shows you what to do and how to get it done.
  • Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: Addressing 800 lb Gorilla
    What's the dirty little secret in the foodservice industry that everyone knows but very few companies do anything about? Watch and learn.

Jim Sullivan Speaking Topics

  • Fundamentals: the 10 Best Practices of High-Performing Operators, Franchisees and GMs

    In this workshop your team will learn the best new ways to increase sales, improve service, reduce costs, hire smarter, build stronger teams, improve retention, market without advertising, measurably improve the leadership skills of your managers, and teach and inspire the iPod Generation team member to go from good to great. Full of specific “how-to’s” and examples, not theory.

  • Multiunit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams

    This program is based on the best-selling 2010 book and research from over 3000 Area Managers, multiunit franchisees and Regional Directors. Your audience will learn the 7 stages of leadership development of successful multiunit operators, how to effectively manage multiple priorities, how to conduct high-impact unit visits and evolve from “inspecting units” to building strong teams and future leaders.

  • Execution: What the Best Teams Do to Get the Job Done Every Shift, Every Day

    It is no harder to achieve something great than it is to achieve something good. This presentation examines why some teams outperform others doing the exact same work, and how to transform quarterly goals into daily results. We detail best practices and the roles that Focus, Accountability and Training play in attaining goals and fostering habitually consistent behavior.

FAQs on booking Jim Sullivan

  • How to book Jim Sullivan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Sullivan for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Sullivan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Sullivan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Sullivan?

    Booking fees for Jim Sullivan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Sullivan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Sullivan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Sullivan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Sullivan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Sullivan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Sullivan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jim Sullivan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Fundamentals: the 10 Best Practices of High-Performing Operators, Franchisees and GMs, Multiunit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams and Execution: What the Best Teams Do to Get the Job Done Every Shift, Every Day. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Sullivan for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jim Sullivan generally travels from WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Guber, R "Ray" Wang, Peter Sheahan, Don Peppers and Dr. Kevin Freiberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Sullivan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jim Sullivan Speaker Videos

  • Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: The Best Leaders are Problem Givers
    Instead of solving every problem for your team members help them to think it through and solve it on their own. That makes them stronger and this video shows you how. A two minute lesson to improve...
    Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: The 4 Types of Employee Applicants
    Everybody wants to hire "A" players, but what if only "C" players are looking for work? This short video shows you what to do and how to get it done.
  • Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: Addressing 800 lb Gorilla
    What's the dirty little secret in the foodservice industry that everyone knows but very few companies do anything about? Watch and learn.
    Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: How to Find Better Employees
    What's the "secret" to finding better employees for your team? It's a process with a beginning, but no end. Learn how in this short, dynamic video...
  • Sullivision Lessons in Leadership: Six Smart Recruiting Strategies
    Looking for better people in a tough labor market? Jim Sullivan shares 6 smart and concise strategies to find great people & build stronger teams

Jim Sullivan Speaking Topics

  • Fundamentals: the 10 Best Practices of High-Performing Operators, Franchisees and GMs

    In this workshop your team will learn the best new ways to increase sales, improve service, reduce costs, hire smarter, build stronger teams, improve retention, market without advertising, measurably improve the leadership skills of your managers, and teach and inspire the iPod Generation team member to go from good to great. Full of specific “how-to’s” and examples, not theory.

  • Multiunit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams

    This program is based on the best-selling 2010 book and research from over 3000 Area Managers, multiunit franchisees and Regional Directors. Your audience will learn the 7 stages of leadership development of successful multiunit operators, how to effectively manage multiple priorities, how to conduct high-impact unit visits and evolve from “inspecting units” to building strong teams and future leaders.

  • Execution: What the Best Teams Do to Get the Job Done Every Shift, Every Day

    It is no harder to achieve something great than it is to achieve something good. This presentation examines why some teams outperform others doing the exact same work, and how to transform quarterly goals into daily results. We detail best practices and the roles that Focus, Accountability and Training play in attaining goals and fostering habitually consistent behavior.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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