Less than one year after her departure from Beam, Inc. where she was a key player in leading the company’s acquisition by Japan’s Suntory Holdings for $16 billion, former Chief Performance Officer Mindy Mackenzie is launching her own brand as a speaker, author and CEO advisor. mindymackenzie.com is the new home for leaders looking for an inspirational speaker and practical advice for developing their very best. With stimulating keynotes such as “Even a Ferrari needs an Oil Change” and “Every Leader needs a Pit Crew,” Mackenzie’s speaking topics have provoked many executives to re-evaluate their approach to leadership.
As a sought-after speaker at companies and conferences around the world, Mackenzie is thrilled to be helping the very same leaders she used to work alongside of. “The commodity in shortest supply in corporate America today is “truth-telling,” said Mackenzie. “Executives are looking for a better way to lead their organizations. Creating an environment that gets at the facts and business reality is critical to advancing their agendas.”
With an authentic and straightforward approach, Mackenzie has earned her no-nonsense reputation for tackling sensitive business and leadership challenges to drive positive change. Speaking from her real-world, global experience, Mackenzie provides practical, immediately actionable advice that helps business leaders increase their impact and grow their organizations.
“A lot of professional success and personal fulfillment comes down to courage,” said Mackenzie, when asked about the advice she gives leaders. “The courage to face into the truth about your business reality and also about yourself and the impact you are having in every area of your life. Transformation is an inside-out job–whether at a company level or for the individual.”
Prior to working at Beam, Mackenzie held senior leadership roles at both Campbell Soup Co. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
In addition to speaking, advising CEOs and authoring, Mackenzie currently serves as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company. She is also a frequent guest lecturer for the MBA and Executive Education programs at Kellogg School of Management.
Her new website, mindymackenzie.com is dedicated to helping business professionals increase their impact on the job and their fulfillment in life. The site will share blog posts and interviews with successful business leaders and is designed to help professionals be happier in the life they’ve worked so hard to create.