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Introduction: I am a seasoned speaker and facilitator, presenting my impactful message in front of thousands. When employees and leaders focus on being happy, optimistic, and positive, they drive engagement, well-being and higher performance. My presentations are fun, research-based, and compelling! I've witnessed the impact my programs, presentations, and workshops have on individuals, teams, and organizations. Having the right mindset is a competitive advantage! I'm thrilled when organizations improve engagement and even more thrilled when individuals learn and grow. Our positive message is perfect as we all strive to return to some form of normalcy following recent events, including COVID 19. We can deliver a smart, impactful message both in-person and virtual!

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Serves Arlington Heights, IL

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5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.


4 reviews


Julie P.

Motivational Speaking

Don was great. Our employees were very engaged during his presentation and truly enjoyed the segment.
Feb 22, 2019
Fran P.

GoPositiv takes the time to understand your needs and consistently provides meaningful value. Don Sandel is a talented and engaging presentor who receives incredibly positive feedback from his presentations and workshops!!
May 15, 2018
Shane Y.

Don was a keynote speaker for the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and did a fantastic job! Attendees loved his dynamic stage presence and especially his research on the neuroscience of happiness. Don's content was very helpful and insightful, with simple ways everyone could incorporate his clever strategies into their organizations as well as their lives.
May 14, 2018
Shontelle D.

I highly recommend GoPositiv. The service is of highest quality and the breadth and depth of expertise is second to none. Don is a highly engaging facilitator that consistently receives strong praise from my groups.
May 1, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is negotiable. If flight and lodging is required, I typically charge the client for such costs. Discussions about cost expectations are healthy and encouraged.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I customize every presentation or workshop per the customer; I've never given the same one twice. When we begin to speak about the engagement, I'll inquire about culture, challenges, and even objectives, so that I can hit a homerun every time.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've been a leader for multiple decades and have an expertise in training, leadership development, and coaching, having led talent development for small to large organizations. I also have a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, so my presentations--though fun and compelling--are also rooted in science. I've literally spoken to hundreds of audiences and thousands of people.

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