Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author whose work has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox, and in The New York Daily News, Entrepreneur, American Express Open Forum and World News. He served two terms as the President of the National Speakers Association, St. Louis chapter and is a Certified Speaking Professional CSP.
Leveraging more than twenty years of business, professional speaking and adventure experience, he helps professionals develop breakthrough mindsets to lead in the unknown and reach their next summit. As a result of his work, people have more focus, courage, commitment and momentum.
In fact, he wrote a book titled, Reaching Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with More Impact.
During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million, and a successful IPO on the NYSE. He built an award-winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results every day. Manley’s leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List four years in a row.
It is this expertise that he shares by applying lessons learned in business and adventures to life’s daily challenges. The authentic, sincere and deep interpersonal connection Manley makes with your audience enables him to deliver practical and proven content to help organizations maximize their opportunities and develop their most valuable asset, their employees. Through custom developed programs and support ranging from 60 minutes to 12 months, he will leave you with many actionable techniques, frameworks, and insights. Most importantly, he can engage your organization in a way that drives real ROI that you can sustain well beyond the presentation, and ultimately affect long term change.