Tanveer Naseer

Tanveer Naseer

Montreal, Quebec
Leadership, Management & Workplace Culture Expert
Tanveer Naseer is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and award-winning leadership writer and also the Founder and CEO of a leadership development company. Tanveer Naseer works with executives & managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth, workplace culture, employee management and leadership development.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Inspirational
  • Managing remote employees
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back


Tanveer Naseer is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and award-winning leadership writer. He is also the Founder and CEO of a leadership coaching, training and consulting firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to drive organizational growth and development.

Tanveer’s work and writings have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Economist Executive Education Navigator, CBC Radio Daybreak, Global News, and the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center.

Tanveer Naseer is the recipient of several awards and recognitions as one of the world’s top thinkers in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts.

Tanveer has been very active on speaking circuit, giving keynotes and talks on leadership and empowering employees to audiences across Canada, United States, Europe, and the Middle East in a wide range of industries in both private and public sectors.

His keynotes and corporate training sessions have received rave reviews from clients including Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dematic, Lonza, McGill University, PMI-NJ, ERAC, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada, NAED, and the Government of Canada.

He’s even given a TED talk titled “Forget Passion – Purpose is the Real Spice of Life”. His engaging and thought-provoking style and content has to lead to his recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of today’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers”.

Tanveer Naseer, TEDx speaker, and award-winning leadership writer is also the host of the popular and long-running “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast, which Inc Magazine has described as feeling “like you’re sitting down for a cup of coffee with two leading experts to learn about how to become that leader our employees need us to be.”

On his podcast, Tanveer has discussed the challenges and opportunities leaders face with such renowned experts as Tom Peters, Guy Kawasaki, Stephen M.R. Covey, Jim Kouzes, Liz Wiseman, Doug Conant, Tim Sanders, Whitney Johnson, and many others. You can listen to his podcast on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Deezer, Audible, Pandora, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher Radio, and many other podcast platforms.

Tanveer’s book, “Leadership Vertigo” has received rave reviews and endorsements by many of today’s top leadership thinkers and practitioners. In fact, Doug Conant, Chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute, has praised Tanveer’s book as offering “practical and effective tools for avoiding self-deception and empowering those we seek to lead.” Visit the book page to learn where you can get a copy of his book either in bookstores and via online book retailers.

Tanveer Naseer is a graduate of McGill University’s Department of Medicine where he obtained his Master of Science degree in Pathology. He also earned with distinction a certificate from Case Western Reserve University on Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence. Tanveer currently lives in Montreal, Canada with his wife and their three daughters.




Leadership Biz Cafe with Tanveer Naseer


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Leadership Biz Cafe with Tanveer Naseer


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Tanveer Naseer Topic Presentations

how to overcome leadership vertigo to drive success

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this keynote, Tanveer Naseer reveals how the four Leadership Principles he writes about in his book, “Leadership Vertigo” can help leaders tap into the native talents, creativity, and experiences of their employees in order to promote organizational adaptability and growth in the years to come. Over the course of this talk, Tanveer looks at:

    • How you can foster a sense of community in your organization to encourage employee engagement and accountability.
    • How you can develop your emotional competence to build and strengthen relationships to drive organizational success.
    • What you need to do to increase self-awareness in your leadership in order to better respond to your organization’s evolving needs.
    • How tapping into your innate sense of compassion can drive innovation and success.

cultivating empathy to strengthen connections and improve delegation

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this keynote, Tanveer Naseer shares insights and tools needed to create a culture of empathy that will empower employees to deliver their best because they feel heard, seen and that their contributions matter. Over the course of this talk, Tanveer will discuss:

    • What is empathy and why it matters more than ever in today’s leadership.
    • How to improve and strengthen your listening skills to better understand and relate to those under your care.
    • How to meaningfully connect with others in a virtual world.
    • How empathy can help address rising workloads and bring greater focus onto work that really matters.
    • With this new framework of empathy and leadership, how to use delegation to empower employees to deliver their best work and drive organizational success.

shifting from training people to continuously improving talent

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this presentation, Tanveer Naseer examines what makes for a successful training program and uses that framework to help attendees understand how to facilitate a continuous learning environment in their organization. Insights audience members take away from this presentation include:

    • What studies have shown to be the fuel that drives our internal motivation drives and how this impacts our ability to learn and grow.
    • How to improve learning and adaptation by avoiding the 5 motivation don’ts and implementing the 5 motivation do’s.
    • 5 critical steps leaders need to incorporate into any continuous talent improvement program to ensure success and overall growth within their organization.
    • How to effectively address conflicts that adversely impact employee morale in order to sustain and build overall productivity.

no more workplace zombies - the 10 keys for creating employees who care

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this keynote, leaders learn about the three core psychological needs studies have shown we all have, and the 10 keys that will allow leaders to tap into these three psychological needs to not only prevent the spread of “Workplace Zombies”, but how to create employees who care about the work they do.

    Using a combination of the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with storytelling and audience participation exercises, you will come away with a better appreciation for not only how you can stop the spread of employees who simply check their brains at the door, but also how you can encourage your team members to commit their discretionary effort to the shared goals of your organization.

tap into your natural charisma to engage, inspire, and drive success in your organization

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this presentation, Tanveer Naseer reveals that charisma is not about charm, but about the ability to inspire and motivate those under your leadership to commit to a shared purpose by building powerful and effective communication skills. Over the course of this keynote, he addresses:

    • The common traits shared by charismatic leaders and how audience members can learn to tap into their native charisma.
    • What it takes to communicate better with those under your leadership in order to create a workplace environment that challenges others to learn and grow within the organization.
    • The four “Charismatic Leadership Tactics” and the two words charismatic leaders use to drive success in their organizations.

how leaders can create purpose and foster connections in the hybrid workplace

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Without question, the way we work is changing, and this change requires leaders to pivot in how they approach their roles. Specifically, leaders need to not only create opportunities for their employees to do purposeful work, but also have to help foster connections between team members who might rarely be in the same room together.

    Over the course of this keynote, you will learn what it takes to create purpose-led work for your employees and how to ensure it remains connected to the mission-critical objectives of your organization. Tanveer also reveals how to adapt both your mindset and the way you communicate to foster emotional connections with those you lead, regardless of what kind of hybrid workspace your team operates within.

why employees waste time at work – and how to overcome this

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Wasting time at work has become an epidemic. Employees now have an endless number of distractions vying for their attention. In this keynote, Tanveer provides leaders with a nine-step action plan that will help them create meaningful work for employees, kickstart workplace productivity, and boost employee accountability.

    Over the course of this keynote, Tanveer reveals:

    • How you can create meaningful work for any employee in order to conquer time-wasting activities.
    • Change what and how you communicate to boost employee productivity.
    • Three powerful questions that will inspire your employees to be more accountable.

tanveer naseer customized presentation topics

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  • Some of the theme’s Tanveer discusses in his leadership keynotes and workshops include:

    • Leadership
    • Leadership development
    • Transformation
    • Employee empowerment
    • Strategic networking
    • Creating purpose at work
    • Organizational culture
    • Communication
    • Fostering connections
    • Leading change
    • Coaching
    • Empathy in leadership
    • Critical thinking
    • Improving delegation
    • Relationship-building
Tanveer Naseer travels from Montreal, Quebec & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Thank you for coming to Boston Children’s to do your talk. You made a great impact on many of us. I’ve spoken about you and your talk with my Director and he’s impressed. This week I will be sharing with one of our management teams, my experience from your talk. I am definitely looking forward to having you return to Boston Children’s in the future.

Angela Thomas

Patient Support Services’ Program Administration Manager
Boston Children’s Hospital

Tanveer Naseer was an amazing and thought-provoking leadership guest speaker for the monthly CNSC Guest Speaker Series. He brought a new way of thinking into making work a more productive place. Employees left the Speaker Series feeling refreshed!

Thomas Simpson

Policy Officer at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Government of Canada

I had the opportunity to enjoy your presentation No More Workplace Zombies: Keys to Creating Employees Who Care in Utah. Your presentation generated excitement and some creative avenues to get our associates/managers re-invested at their job, and even spill over into home. You definitely created a stir!

Dana Ketchum

DC Engineering

Tanveer Naseer was an invited speaker for us at the sold out PMI NJ Annual Symposium in May 2015, speaking on Leadership Vertigo. His engaging style and background turned what could have been a dry subject into an energetic and absorbing discussion… the room was packed with over 200 interested attendees right through the end. We enjoyed having Tanveer Naseer as a guest speaker, he invited dialogue throughout the 24 hours he was with us and we would highly recommend him for similar speaking engagements in the future.

Carl Pflanzer


As a meeting professional, I was honored to work with Tanveer Naseer. I really enjoyed that he was very personable with the conference attendees, posting blogs and comments prior to the conference on our LinkedIn Group to get the conversation going and afterwards to follow-up as well. I respect the work of Tanveer Naseer Leadership and would highly recommend it to other event planners looking for a leadership coach/speaker.

Karen M. Cartwright, CMP, MBA

Corporate Event Planner
Dematic North America

Gratitude is vital for the health and well-being of organizations, but the workplace is often a gratitude-free zone populated by workers and supervisors suffering from “gratitude deficit disorder.” Brown and Tanveer Naseer compellingly and humanely demonstrate the potential power of gratitude and related qualities like compassion and humility in building “leadership landmarks”—those qualities that are foundational for effective leadership. Their insights address the important yet often overlooked knowledge-to-performance gap that we all struggle with in trying to translate what we know we should do into what we actually do. Much more than another recipe for successful leadership,...

Robert A. Emmons

Editor-in-Chief - Author of "Thanks!" and "Gratitude Works!
The Journal of Positive Psychology

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First Interview about ‘Charting Change’

Human-Centered Change and Innovation

I was lucky enough to (a) get Tanveer Nasser to contribute some thought leadership to my new book Charting Change (launching March 9, 2016!) and (b) to be a guest recently on his leadership podcast. Here is a quick snippet from Tanveer’s site about the content of our interview: “In...

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Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track
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