Neil Ducoff, Author, Wake UP!
Founder and CEO, Strategies
Author of No-Compromise Leadership, Fast Forward, Wake-Up
During the last 38 years, Neil Ducoff has coached more than 3,500 businesses, including Aveda, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Planet Wings, Canmeng International Taiwan, Mana Products, Kerastase Paris, EvelineCharles Canada and L’Oreal, on how to achieve the highest levels of success and profitability, while creating a positive, rewarding workplace. He has led countless seminars throughout North America and in such countries as Taiwan, Spain and Mexico – as well as served as a presenter at major healthcare, computer, manufacturing and franchise conferences, including Jack Stack's National Gathering of Games, the 2011 Quality Conference and the inaugural Esthetics China Exhibition and Congress.
Neil is the founder and CEO of Strategies, the premier training and coaching company for small to medium sized businesses that he founded in 1993. Based in Centerbrook, Conn., Strategies’ cutting-edge curriculum of business courses is offered throughout the U.S. and Canada, led by a national network of certified coaches who have completed a rigorous three-year training program. For 13 years Strategies published a monthly business magazine that provided real-world solutions to entrepreneurs.
Neil has gained international respect as the guru of team-based compensation. As well as the award-winning No-Compromise Leadership: A Higher Standard of Leadership Thinking and Behavior, he is the author of Fast Forward, the salon and spa industry’s only business reference manual.
He has been honored with the 2005 Art of Business Award, named one of 12 business “Legends and Icons” by the annual Serious Business Conference in New Orleans in 2006, and invited by the B.E.S.T Foundation and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA to serve as a judge for both the 2006 and 2008 Global Salon Business Awards in Barcelona.