Cuban fusion in the music world means passionate rhythms infused with infectious melodies. In the speaking world, Cuban fusion means one person: Glenn Llopis. He combines the work ethic of his immigrant experience with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurial insights applied to the corporate world, and a concern for the human experience in the workplace.
Glenn Llopis (pronounced 'yō-pēs) focuses on bringing the immigrant perspective to business leadership and workplace innovation. Founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership and the Center for Innovation and Humanity, Glenn is a consultant and author of Earning Serendipity: 4 Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work; Why Hispanic Leadership Will Save America's Corporations; and Why a Personal Employee Brand Will Save Your Career and Your Workplace. Glenn speaks frequently on issues concerning the global workplace, helping employees find new purpose, innovation, and maintaining ethical leadership.
The son of Cuban immigrants who were victims of Castro's revolution, Glenn combines an immigrant's perspective, and a UCLA education, with fast-tracked years at the Gallo Wine Company and Sunkist where he became the youngest senior manager in the company's 100-year history. Leading the successful turnaround of Sunkist's juice beverage division opened the door for his next endeavor, as the vice president of the $1 billion Norway Seafood Co. at only 30 years old. The result was a transformation of that company, as Glenn brought the voices of all its employees into the company debate about its future for the first time in its history.
In the decade since, Glenn has parlayed his executive and organizational experience into innovative ventures that have been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Financial Times, Advertising Age, Brandweek, MSNBC, and Yahoo! News. He has published more than 30 articles appearing in these and other business publications and has successfully launched several new business ventures. Glenn is the former Chairman of the Executive-2-Executive Mentoring Program Committee at the University of California at Irvine, and Faculty Lecturer at the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at Chapman University, and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Glenn also serves as a mentor for Junior Achievement, and he is a regular Renaissance Weekend participant.
Glenn has launched new ventures in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Western Europe. He is expert at building consensus, creating successful organizations and negotiating with multiple stakeholders. He specializes in managing high-level client relationships and leading equity development programs. He is flexible, innovative, and action-oriented. Glenn participates in industry and business community councils and serves as a columnist, board member and keynote speaker.
"You represent your most immediate and ongoing opportunity. However, you must lead by being your most authentic whole self."
Featured Programs by Glenn Llopis
Embrace the New Workplace to Supercharge an Innovation-Minded Workforce
What will the new workplace look like? The outlines are already clear in the demands that millennials are making on the companies that they are willing to work for – and the kinds of companies that they are creating.
How can organizations and its people learn to succeed in this new short-term, talent-based, virtual, rapid-paced, trust-demanding world of work? A workplace that will be more mobile, more transient, more flexible, more diverse, more entrepreneurial and more individual focused than ever before? A workplace that encourages individuals to create new types of opportunities for the betterment of a healthier whole?
In this program, Glenn Llopis guides your organization to reinvent the workplace from a top-down hierarchy to a flatter, more entrepreneurial, high-performance, growth- and sustainability-driven culture. Jumpstart organizational transformation with a seminar and follow up with an extended program focused on designing a workplace that is more democratic and more transparent; where leaders must touch the business just as much as they lead it.
Diversity Management is the Key to Growth: Make it Authentic
Diversity management is the key to growth in today's fiercely competitive marketplaces around the world. Organizations that seek global market relevancy must embrace true diversity – in how they think, act and innovate. Diversity should not just be about making the numbers, but about how an organization treats its people authentically in every aspect of human interconnection. Diversity management is a time-sensitive business imperative.
Available in full day seminar and an extended organizational program formats.
Finding Your Authentic Leadership Voice
We are transitioning from a knowledge-based to a wisdom-based economy. It's not only about what you know, but what you do with what you know. The immigrant perspective on business leadership embraces transparency, trust, individuality, risk, social responsibility, the entrepreneurial attitude, one's passion and a promise to be a community-minded leader in the workplace (just to name a few). Thriving in the new economy depends on committing yourself to these attributes.
This intensive two-day training program focuses on discovering and enabling your authentic leadership voice for the new economy. To achieve sustainable impact, we all must embrace the natural characteristics that reside within our cultural roots.
This proprietary training program is inspired by Glenn Llopis' Opportunity Mastery Skills as outlined in his book Earning Serendipity and his Immigrant Perspective blog featured on Forbes.com.
Defining Your Personal Employee Brand
The uncertainty of the post-2008 economy has demanded more from the workforce. All too often, employees have been forced to sacrifice their own identities in the crush of business necessity. They are now eager to reclaim those personal identities as the economy improves and opportunities return. In order for organizations to retain top talent, they must empower their employees to have a voice that matters.
An employee brand represents the totality of what an individual can contribute to the workplace for the advancement and betterment of a healthier whole. The reclamation process begins by allowing employees to serve as a natural extension of the corporate brand.
This high-impact, two-day training program focuses on helping participants identify their personal employee brands and activate them in support of their organization's mission, goals and objectives.
Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence
There are 50 million Hispanics in the United States and their growing importance as professionals is changing America's corporations. As companies seek new areas for growth, both Hispanic markets and Hispanic leadership become more and more important.
Hispanic professionals thrive in management roles and responsibilities when properly trained and mentored. This intensive two-day training program focuses on guiding Hispanics to utilize their 6 natural characteristics -- inherent in their cultural roots -- as strategic assets for growth both for their corporations and themselves.
This proprietary training program is inspired by Glenn. Llopis' proven Opportunity Mastery Skills Methodology outlined in his book Earning Serendipity and the Hispanic Leadership characteristics featured in his eBook, The Six Reasons Why Hispanic Leadership will Save America's Corporations. This program utilizes situational analysis, case studies, and assessments to explore how Hispanic Professionals can maximize their inherent leadership qualities to discover the roadmap for success, significance and opportunities in the workplace.
“Leadership in America should represent a voice that is diverse in its spirit, attitude and ownership. A voice that inspires us all to take action for the betterment of a healthier whole.”- Glenn Llopis