Alan Parisse

Speaker Alan Parisse futurist speaker & Business Speaker

Alan Parisse

Speaker Alan Parisse futurist speaker & Business Speaker

Speaker: Alan Parisse

An expert in change, leadership, Future Trends, selling and sustaining success


  • Thriving In Turbulent Times
  • Shift Into High Gear
  • This Is Your Time
  • The New Face of a Leader
  • The Great Salesperson

Keynote speaker Alan Parisse is an expert who combines insight and wit in dealing with difficult challenges. He is a Speaker for the 2lst Century, according to Successful Meetings Magazine. He helps audiences reframe their thinking, let go of the past, organize for the future and take action. He helps his audiences approach the future grounded in confidence and energized by powerful new perspectives. Developing fresh ways of seeing, thinking and acting, his presentations spur organizations and individuals to immediate and purposeful action.

Alan Parisse is a seasoned financial services professional with over 20 years of experience. As a speaker Alan Parisse is internationally respected for his insights into the impact of changing global economy on investment cycles and financial marketing. Currently the principal of The Parisse Group, Inc., his clients include a wide variety of industry and governmental organizations. He has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Business School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Business, UCLA Graduate School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He has been the keynote speaker for a long list of such diverse fields as healthcare, high tech, financial services, as well as governmental institutions.

He has served as President of Mill-Park Consultants assisting CIGNA and several other major financial firms in diversifying their product line to include non-traditional offerings. He has served as a senior executive for Oppenheimer and other national investment firms developing and marketing major investment banking strategies.

Author: Taking Charge: Lessons in Leadership (co-author), This is Your Time: Empowering Today’s Financial Advisor (co-author), Power Marketing: 101 Best Strategies For Financial Professionals (co-author), Financial Analysis of a Real Estate Investment, Tax Advantaged Investments (co-author), Financial Advisor Magazine, Jan 2003 – Shift Into High Gear (co-author).

Thriving In Turbulent Times

“Thriving in turbulent times starts with an understanding that the problems we make are almost always worse than the problems we have. Our reaction to problems frequently creates more difficulty than the underlying problems themselves.”

To sustain and enhance success, organizations must be able to move quickly and find fresh solutions. Alan passionately communicates innovative insights and inspires people to get on with the task at hand.

Shift Into High Gear      

“Ride a bicycle downhill long enough and we think we’re great athletes. Then we hit an uphill and realize we’re out of shape. So we put it in low gear and plod up the hill. Do what bicycle racers do. They stay in low for most of a hill, but before the winners reach the top, they shift into high, pop out of their saddles and pump hard. That’s how you win the race.”

Alan focuses on finding the energy and motivation to “go hard” when external factors say “quit” or “just hang on.” Extraordinary businesses are created by pushing hard when others quit. Winners stay positive, get creative and keep serving customers.

This Is Your Time            

“Despite the challenges in the world – and to a considerable extent because of them – this is the time to renew and rededicate yourself to the important work. Look at a list of great U.S. Presidents. Now there is a list of peace and prosperity Presidents, right? Wrong! Greatness requires something significant to push against. This Is Your Time.”

Challenges and adversity should be the launching pad for future success. When we have the perspective to see opportunities and the self-esteem to keep our attitude up, we can forge ahead with vigor, passion and resolve.

The New Face of a Leader           

“The traditional sources of power have disappeared or diminished. Today’s leaders must re-evaluate their style and master new sources of influence. Lasting success will come to those leaders who inspire new ways of thinking, being and acting.”

In these times of fast history, people and problems are changing. That is why leadership must be transformed. Successful leaders must be willing to let go of what has worked in the past, open their systems and be pulled by the future. Alan ignites the spark that rekindles a leader’s excitement for finding new solutions and inspiring his or her team along a fresh and fulfilling path to the future.

The Great Salesperson 

“Some people say ‘people are people and selling hasn’t changed’. But it has. Technology has transformed manufacturing, finance and distribution. Now is the time to reinvent selling.”

The Doctor of Sales is making a house call! Your clients need you now more than ever. In order to best serve them, you need to step up: never settle for “good enough”, be lofty about your contribution, build your practice for the right people and remember the basic lessons that will help you jump ahead of the curve.


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