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Lisa McLeodThought leader, business consultant and bestselling author Lisa Earle McLeod is a sought-after leadership and sales keynote speaker who has rocked the house everywhere from Apple to The United Way. She is a problem-solving expert whose conflict resolution book was hand delivered to every member of the 2011 Freshman class of Congress.


McLeod has authored 4 books in 3 different genres: Business, personal development, and humor. Forget Perfect was featured on the Today Show and the NBC Nightly News. The best selling, The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Larger and Small, was named by The Washington Post as a Top Five Book for Leaders.


Her humor essay collection, Finding Grace When You Can’t Even Find Clean Underwear, was the only book ever endorsed by Erma Bombeck’s daughter, Betsy who said, “Lisa McLeod is channeling my mother.” Her newest book, Selling with Noble Purpose hit the CEO Read bestseller list within 2 weeks of publication.


McLeod is a nationally recognized sales leadership consultant. Google, Kimberly-Clark and Pfizer hire McLeod to help them create organizations that are passionate and purpose-driven. McLeod has been quoted in major news outlets such as The New York Times, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal, and writes monthly leadership commentary for Forbes.com. Her syndicated column – Life on Purpose – appears in daily newspapers and popular web sites.


A graduate of the University of Georgia Grady School of Journalism, McLeod is the former sales manager of the Red & Black student newspaper. She led the single most profitable year in the paper’s 90-year history. She lives outside of Atlanta, with her husband and two daughters.

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