Jeff Lehman

Jeff Lehman

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Barrie, Ontario

Strategic Leadership | Communication | Corporate Governance & Economic Development Expert

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JEFF LEHMAN BIOGRAPHY

Jeff Lehman, an extraordinary leader who has made a profound impact on organizations, policies, and communities throughout his remarkable 25-year career. Known for his exceptional ability to communicate and inspire, Jeff has skillfully applied his expertise in economics, land use, and change management to achieve remarkable leadership results in the political arena, boardrooms, and even at kitchen tables and town halls in Barrie.

His outstanding contributions have earned him numerous accolades. In 2017, he was honoured with the esteemed Gil Bennett Award by the Conference Board of Canada’s Director’s College for his exceptional work in corporate governance education. The Economic Developers Council of Ontario also recognized Jeff Lehman as the influential Community Leader Influencer of the Year in 2017. He is well known for his innovative solutions in government earning him a prestigious spot as number 26 in Fast Company’s 2019 list of the Most Creative People in Business—an extraordinary accomplishment for a local government official.

One of Jeff’s greatest strengths lies in his ability to convey the need for change in a manner that is both emotionally and rationally compelling. This talent has been instrumental in successfully driving cultural change within the City of Barrie—an organization of significant size and diversity—and in engaging the broader public on a community level.

Jeff Lehman possesses a unique talent for bringing together diverse stakeholders and uniting them under a common purpose through the development and delivery of compelling cases for change. His journey began as a faculty member at the prestigious London School of Economics, where he shared his knowledge and expertise. He later co-founded and built a consultancy, where he played a pivotal role in transforming the execution and delivery of major transportation, real estate, and policy projects for government and private sector clients. Since becoming Mayor of Barrie in 2010, Jeff has become a nationally recognized leader, renowned for his ability to rally his community during times of crisis and confront strategic challenges head-on.

During his three terms as Mayor of Barrie, Jeff Lehman has been re-elected twice with an astonishing 90% of the popular vote. He has harnessed this platform to introduce groundbreaking solutions that have propelled his city forward, particularly in the realms of economic development, finance, and social justice. As Chair of Ontario’s Big City Mayors Caucus, he has been elected twice by his peers, effectively assembling a dedicated support team and organizing the mayors into a formidable communications and lobbying organization.

In his role as a founding Director, Jeff Lehman played a vital part in unifying eight stakeholders behind the monumental 2016 “mega-merger” in the electricity sector, resulting in the creation of Alectra—the second-largest community-owned utility in North America, serving over 3 million customers in southern Ontario. Additionally, he spearheaded the establishment of the Barrie Health Accord—a groundbreaking agreement among the City of Barrie, County of Simcoe, Royal Victoria Hospital, Public Health, and the Barrie Police Service. This accord solidifies their commitment to joint capital planning, enabling upstream investments to reduce emergencies and address social issues.

It is undeniable that Jeff Lehman’s story is one of inspiration and triumph. As a professional motivational speaker coach, I am honored to share his incredible journey, leadership strategies, and unparalleled ability to bring about positive change. Jeff’s remarkable achievements serve as a powerful reminder that with vision, determination, and the ability to rally diverse stakeholders, we can make a lasting impact on organizations, policies, and communities. Together, let us learn from Jeff’s expertise and empower ourselves to become exceptional leaders who drive meaningful change in our own spheres of influence.

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Strategic Leadership: Navigating Change, Disruption & Systems for Organizational Success

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  • In this transformative session on strategic leadership, gain the knowledge and tools to effectively navigate change, disruption, and core systems to support your organization’s success. Prepare to embrace the challenges of a dynamic environment, seize opportunities, and lead your organization to new heights of excellence and adaptability.

    Jeff explores the realm of strategic leadership to drive organizational success amidst change and disruption. Jeff delves into the crucial aspects of leadership, focusing on navigating change, disruption, and core systems to support the foundation of the organization. Gain a deeper understanding of strategic leadership and its role in guiding organizations through dynamic environments. Explore the key competencies and mindset required to lead effectively in times of change and disruption. Discover how to embrace innovation, adapt to evolving market landscapes, and leverage emerging technologies to drive sustainable growth.

    Jeff provides insights into managing change by effectively communicating the need for transformation, creating a compelling vision, and engaging stakeholders to rally behind the organizational goals. Learn strategies for building change-ready cultures that embrace flexibility, resilience, and a continuous improvement mindset. Uncover the importance of aligning core systems and processes with the evolving needs of the organization. Jeff shares practical approaches to streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering agility to support the core functions and strategic objectives of the organization. Through real-life examples and case studies, explore the role of systems thinking in strategic leadership. Understand how to identify and leverage interdependencies, connections, and feedback loops within complex organizational systems. Gain insights into harnessing the power of data and analytics to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement.

     

     

Agile Leadership: Driving Transformation and Adaptability in Times of Change and Restructuring

Leading With Purpose: Lead the Human Experience

Navigating the Path To Successful Business Mergers and Transitions

Elevating Corporate Governance: Strategies for Ethical and Effective Leadership

Strengthening Connections: Effective Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement for Sustainable Success

Building Strong Connections: Purpose and Community for Meaningful Engagement

Driving Economic Development: Collaboration Between Government, Corporations, and Communities

The Art of City Building: Creating Sustainable and Thriving Urban Environments

Empowering Economic Development: Strategies for Sustainable Growth and A Prosperous Future

Influencing Government: Strategies for Effective Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Every Voice Matters: Making A Difference and Embracing Inclusive Impact

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Jessie Paquette

Such An Important Socioeconomic Program By The City Of Barrie.this Will Solve All Our Problems, Or At Least Make Us Forget About Them For A Few Moments. Such A Good Politician.

Chris Rogers

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