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Barry Wishner has served as a confidant and trusted advisor to over 1000 ground-breaking, outspoken and powerful business leaders, entrepreneurs and just plain mavericks.....

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 Barry Wishner Biography

Barry Wishner has served as an adviser to business leaders since 1993 when he began his personal, in-depth interviews with more than 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and another 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking mavericks and in the process he has identified The DNA Of The World's Most Admired Leaders and How They Get To The Top And Stay There.

His ongoing research studies include: How Remarkable CEOs Use Business Execution As The Competitive Edge; How America's Most Talented Presidents and CEOs Use Uncommon Leadership To Stay On Top; Study of Executive Assistants to Fortune 500 CEOs; and a Global CEO Study of Timeless Leadership Styles.

Barry has been a maverick in the business world for over 30 years, a cutting edge entrepreneur who likes nothing better than creating and running unique companies. After working for large organizations (Saga and Marriott) he decided to pursue the American Dream and started his own business, ProFormance, a management consulting firm with over $50 million in revenues. His company owned and operated a variety of businesses including management consulting for the health care industry, an innovative and award-winning restaurant in Santa Monica, California and designing, building and operating retirement communities in California and Nevada.

From Brooklyn to the Boardroom, Barry's career has been a rags-to-riches story. Growing up in humble circumstances, he adopted "Street Smarts" to survive and to fight for what he wanted. Being a maverick came naturally and B.S., "Brooklyn Smarts" have become his life lessons: quitting is easy, living with the quitting is the hard part; give it your best shot; take risks and laugh at failure. Barry's belief that life is a do-over (just because you fail once doesn't mean you don't get a second chance) has given him the curiosity and courage to question everything.

He obtained scholarships to Pratt Institute and then graduate school at CCNY (alma mater of Intel CEO Andy Grove and Colin Powell). After college he joined the Air Force as a Captain where he was a hospital administrator under the Surgeon General. He has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (where he lectured on High Performance Leadership), City College of San Francisco's Business School, and Canada College Management School.

A civic leader who supports his community, Barry donates his time and energy by serving as a Consultant to the American Heart Association, and board member for the Santa Clara Methodist Retirement Foundation, Jewish Welfare Federation, the Japanese Federation, and the Elks.

Barry's fun and entertaining speaking style comes from his early childhood performances on NBC doing juggling and magic with his father, the original "Magic Clown," and Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop.

He has been called the down-to-earth business speaker who takes complex ideas and distills them into everyday language. From the hundreds of engagements with thousands of business people (senior executives, managers, top producers and entrepreneurs), audiences have praised him with quotes like "Barry has the passion of Tom Peters (In Search Of Excellence) and the content of Jim Collins (Good To Great)."

Barry Wishner Is A Business Agitator who provokes people to take action as he challenges all their previously held assumptions. An advisor and confidant to America's most successful business leaders, Barry provides compelling observations on what makes them tick.

Topics: The Power To Execute Change... How Leaders Make Things Happen

On Top And Still Climbing

Innovative Leadership In Extraordinary Times

No Limits... No Boundaries

Dare To Be Different... The Rewards Are Incredible

The Power of One

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Speaking Topics
  • Tough Questions - Profitable Answers... Challenge Everything You Thought You Knew!

    Based on his personal in-depth interviews with 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and on-going research of over 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking innovators, Barry reveals the most Compelling Questions tomorrow’s leaders will ask to inspire and motivate their teams to... Stop Talking. Stop Waiting. Start Doing! As we move faster from one unpredictable state to another we realize that no business strategy or formula lasts forever. All winning streaks sooner or later come to an end! Just because it worked for you in the past does not mean it will work for you in the future. Asking the right questions about the future is more important than having the right answers about the past. Although leaders are paid to have the right answers their greatest contribution may be to ask the right questions!

  • Execute For Growth... How Leaders Make It Happen

    Execution Matters and is the life blood of any organization. The economy is damaged; the way you’ve done business in the past no longer works and it's your responsibility to fix it. The rules of business have changed and you have to change your game plan. But planning the strategy is easy — making it happen is the tough part when 95% of people in business say the right thing but only 5% take action. This program is guaranteed to get you unstuck and provide smart ways to jump start growth and lead differently in a slowdown. Barry reveals why business today requires running, not walking to where the market is going vs. where it has been. Your audience will leave in an upbeat mood, with a can-do spirit and sense of urgency to Execute For Growth!

  • What The World's Smartest Leaders Do Differently

    The future belongs to those who see it differently! Companies today are traveling in uncharted territory for which no maps exist. In a "World of Sameness," how will you do business in the marketplace the way it is and not the way you wish it was, so you can be the only company who can do what you do? Barry reveals how successful leaders avoid DITWLY (Did It That Way Last Year), practice organized abandonment and put everything they're currently doing on trial. Differentiate yourself or you’ll get left behind and go the way of the dinosaur. Barry's must see program is guaranteed to provoke change and stimulate debate among your leadership team. He shows how successful people reject limitations and find a thrill in venturing into unknown and uncharted waters. As wonderful as it is to celebrate past accomplishments, the real excitement lies in pursuing a world of unlimited opportunities. It's show time – Go Out There And Do It!

  • Be An Innovator... Question Everything!

    As we move from one unpredictable state to another we realize that no business strategy or formula lasts forever. The question to ask is — What would you attempt to do in this economy if you knew you could not fail? Get the straight talk on how courageous leaders challenge all assumptions and ask tough questions for big payoffs. e.g. What are the dumbest, stupidest things we are currently doing in this economy? Thinking bigger, better and bolder is everyone's job — Everyday! Learn how inspiring innovative leaders ask the right questions. Questions that jump-start breakthrough thinking and inspire remarkable actions. Be smart, be fast and be willing to break free of the status quo to find unexpected opportunities — Anything else is a detour.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Barry Wishner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Barry Wishner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Barry Wishner, 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 Barry Wishner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Barry Wishner?

    Booking fees for Barry Wishner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Barry Wishner, 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 Barry Wishner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Barry Wishner 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 Barry Wishner 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 Barry Wishner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Barry Wishner 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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Barry Wishner

Barry Wishner has served as a confidant and trusted advisor to over 1000 ground-breaking, outspoken and powerful business leaders, entrepreneurs and just plain mavericks.....

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Barry Wishner Biography

Barry Wishner has served as an adviser to business leaders since 1993 when he began his personal, in-depth interviews with more than 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and another 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking mavericks and in the process he has identified The DNA Of The World's Most Admired Leaders and How They Get To The Top And Stay There.

His ongoing research studies include: How Remarkable CEOs Use Business Execution As The Competitive Edge; How America's Most Talented Presidents and CEOs Use Uncommon Leadership To Stay On Top; Study of Executive Assistants to Fortune 500 CEOs; and a Global CEO Study of Timeless Leadership Styles.

Barry has been a maverick in the business world for over 30 years, a cutting edge entrepreneur who likes nothing better than creating and running unique companies. After working for large organizations (Saga and Marriott) he decided to pursue the American Dream and started his own business, ProFormance, a management consulting firm with over $50 million in revenues. His company owned and operated a variety of businesses including management consulting for the health care industry, an innovative and award-winning restaurant in Santa Monica, California and designing, building and operating retirement communities in California and Nevada.

From Brooklyn to the Boardroom, Barry's career has been a rags-to-riches story. Growing up in humble circumstances, he adopted "Street Smarts" to survive and to fight for what he wanted. Being a maverick came naturally and B.S., "Brooklyn Smarts" have become his life lessons: quitting is easy, living with the quitting is the hard part; give it your best shot; take risks and laugh at failure. Barry's belief that life is a do-over (just because you fail once doesn't mean you don't get a second chance) has given him the curiosity and courage to question everything.

He obtained scholarships to Pratt Institute and then graduate school at CCNY (alma mater of Intel CEO Andy Grove and Colin Powell). After college he joined the Air Force as a Captain where he was a hospital administrator under the Surgeon General. He has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (where he lectured on High Performance Leadership), City College of San Francisco's Business School, and Canada College Management School.

A civic leader who supports his community, Barry donates his time and energy by serving as a Consultant to the American Heart Association, and board member for the Santa Clara Methodist Retirement Foundation, Jewish Welfare Federation, the Japanese Federation, and the Elks.

Barry's fun and entertaining speaking style comes from his early childhood performances on NBC doing juggling and magic with his father, the original "Magic Clown," and Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop.

He has been called the down-to-earth business speaker who takes complex ideas and distills them into everyday language. From the hundreds of engagements with thousands of business people (senior executives, managers, top producers and entrepreneurs), audiences have praised him with quotes like "Barry has the passion of Tom Peters (In Search Of Excellence) and the content of Jim Collins (Good To Great)."

Barry Wishner Is A Business Agitator who provokes people to take action as he challenges all their previously held assumptions. An advisor and confidant to America's most successful business leaders, Barry provides compelling observations on what makes them tick.

Topics: The Power To Execute Change... How Leaders Make Things Happen

On Top And Still Climbing

Innovative Leadership In Extraordinary Times

No Limits... No Boundaries

Dare To Be Different... The Rewards Are Incredible

The Power of One

Barry Wishner Speaking Topics

  • Tough Questions - Profitable Answers... Challenge Everything You Thought You Knew!

    Based on his personal in-depth interviews with 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and on-going research of over 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking innovators, Barry reveals the most Compelling Questions tomorrow’s leaders will ask to inspire and motivate their teams to... Stop Talking. Stop Waiting. Start Doing! As we move faster from one unpredictable state to another we realize that no business strategy or formula lasts forever. All winning streaks sooner or later come to an end! Just because it worked for you in the past does not mean it will work for you in the future. Asking the right questions about the future is more important than having the right answers about the past. Although leaders are paid to have the right answers their greatest contribution may be to ask the right questions!

  • Execute For Growth... How Leaders Make It Happen

    Execution Matters and is the life blood of any organization. The economy is damaged; the way you’ve done business in the past no longer works and it's your responsibility to fix it. The rules of business have changed and you have to change your game plan. But planning the strategy is easy — making it happen is the tough part when 95% of people in business say the right thing but only 5% take action. This program is guaranteed to get you unstuck and provide smart ways to jump start growth and lead differently in a slowdown. Barry reveals why business today requires running, not walking to where the market is going vs. where it has been. Your audience will leave in an upbeat mood, with a can-do spirit and sense of urgency to Execute For Growth!

  • What The World's Smartest Leaders Do Differently

    The future belongs to those who see it differently! Companies today are traveling in uncharted territory for which no maps exist. In a "World of Sameness," how will you do business in the marketplace the way it is and not the way you wish it was, so you can be the only company who can do what you do? Barry reveals how successful leaders avoid DITWLY (Did It That Way Last Year), practice organized abandonment and put everything they're currently doing on trial. Differentiate yourself or you’ll get left behind and go the way of the dinosaur. Barry's must see program is guaranteed to provoke change and stimulate debate among your leadership team. He shows how successful people reject limitations and find a thrill in venturing into unknown and uncharted waters. As wonderful as it is to celebrate past accomplishments, the real excitement lies in pursuing a world of unlimited opportunities. It's show time – Go Out There And Do It!

  • Be An Innovator... Question Everything!

    As we move from one unpredictable state to another we realize that no business strategy or formula lasts forever. The question to ask is — What would you attempt to do in this economy if you knew you could not fail? Get the straight talk on how courageous leaders challenge all assumptions and ask tough questions for big payoffs. e.g. What are the dumbest, stupidest things we are currently doing in this economy? Thinking bigger, better and bolder is everyone's job — Everyday! Learn how inspiring innovative leaders ask the right questions. Questions that jump-start breakthrough thinking and inspire remarkable actions. Be smart, be fast and be willing to break free of the status quo to find unexpected opportunities — Anything else is a detour.

FAQs on booking Barry Wishner

  • How to book Barry Wishner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Barry Wishner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Barry Wishner, 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 Barry Wishner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Barry Wishner?

    Booking fees for Barry Wishner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Barry Wishner, 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 Barry Wishner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Barry Wishner 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 Barry Wishner 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 Barry Wishner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Barry Wishner 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.

Barry Wishner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Barry Wishner for your event is available upon request. Barry Wishner generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Izzo, PhD, Harry Paul, Jones Loflin, Garrison Wynn and Robert Stevenson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Barry Wishner for an upcoming event.

Barry Wishner Speaking Topics

  • Tough Questions - Profitable Answers... Challenge Everything You Thought You Knew!

    Based on his personal in-depth interviews with 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and on-going research of over 2000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs, and ground breaking innovators, Barry reveals the most Compelling Questions tomorrow’s leaders will ask to inspire and motivate their teams to... Stop Talking. Stop Waiting. Start Doing! As we move faster from one unpredictable state to another we realize that no business strategy or formula lasts forever. All winning streaks sooner or later come to an end! Just because it worked for you in the past does not mean it will work for you in the future. Asking the right questions about the future is more important than having the right answers about the past. Although leaders are paid to have the right answers their greatest contribution may be to ask the right questions!

  • Execute For Growth... How Leaders Make It Happen

    Execution Matters and is the life blood of any organization. The economy is damaged; the way you’ve done business in the past no longer works and it's your responsibility to fix it. The rules of business have changed and you have to change your game plan. But planning the strategy is easy — making it happen is the tough part when 95% of people in business say the right thing but only 5% take action. This program is guaranteed to get you unstuck and provide smart ways to jump start growth and lead differently in a slowdown. Barry reveals why business today requires running, not walking to where the market is going vs. where it has been. Your audience will leave in an upbeat mood, with a can-do spirit and sense of urgency to Execute For Growth!

  • What The World's Smartest Leaders Do Differently

    The future belongs to those who see it differently! Companies today are traveling in uncharted territory for which no maps exist. In a "World of Sameness," how will you do business in the marketplace the way it is and not the way you wish it was, so you can be the only company who can do what you do? Barry reveals how successful leaders avoid DITWLY (Did It That Way Last Year), practice organized abandonment and put everything they're currently doing on trial. Differentiate yourself or you’ll get left behind and go the way of the dinosaur. Barry's must see program is guaranteed to provoke change and stimulate debate among your leadership team. He shows how successful people reject limitations and find a thrill in venturing into unknown and uncharted waters. As wonderful as it is to celebrate past accomplishments, the real excitement lies in pursuing a world of unlimited opportunities. It's show time – Go Out There And Do It!

  • Be An Innovator... Question Everything!

    As we move from one unpredictable state to another we realize that no business strategy or formula lasts forever. The question to ask is — What would you attempt to do in this economy if you knew you could not fail? Get the straight talk on how courageous leaders challenge all assumptions and ask tough questions for big payoffs. e.g. What are the dumbest, stupidest things we are currently doing in this economy? Thinking bigger, better and bolder is everyone's job — Everyday! Learn how inspiring innovative leaders ask the right questions. Questions that jump-start breakthrough thinking and inspire remarkable actions. Be smart, be fast and be willing to break free of the status quo to find unexpected opportunities — Anything else is a detour.

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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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