Yes, If

Build the Culture. Live the Culture. Differentiate! Candid. Passionate. Relevant. Doug Lipp is on a crusade to help organizations strengthen their corporate culture, boost business performance, and unapologetically, have fun while doing it.Doug is a distinguished international consultant, eight-time author, and former head of training at the legendary Disney University. His latest book is the best-selling Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees.

At age 29, Doug’s celebrated talent catapulted him to the helm of the legendary Disney University training team at Walt Disney corporate headquarters. Fluent in Japanese, Doug also helped Disney open its first international theme park as a member of the Tokyo Disneyland start-up team.

Drawing on his 30 plus years of combined experience at Disney and in private practice, Doug inspires and challenges hundreds of organizations worldwide. In presentations, he shares how Disney overcame spectacular strategic challenges to unleash one of the most improbable success stories in corporate history.

Through riveting examples and powerful, relevant stories about innovation, service, value and leadership, Doug pulls back the curtain and reveals the behaviors, tools and attitudes that are representative of cultural excellence at Disney and other great institutions. He also discusses common organizational traps that undermine companies and impede their ability to build a thriving and sustainable culture.

Consistently ranked as one of the best presenters every time he speaks, Doug painstakingly researches and customizes each of his presentations. He underscores how a company’s current culture is affecting its business, and then provides insights and actionable ideas on how they can build an even better business based on leadership, teamwork and innovation. After his presentation, which includes experiential exercises and participant-centered activities, you will have a blueprint for creating and perpetuating a culture of significance unique to your organization.

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Doug Lipp

How do creative people keep the magic going? How do they push through even when bogged down with fatigue, self-doubt, and good old-fashioned writer’s block? Here’s the answer: They don’t focus on the “No, Because.” Creative people focus on the “Yes, If.” Disney’s former chief of Imagineering, Marty Sklar, describes how he learned—and repeatedly used— “Yes, If” during his 54-year career:

“Walt (Disney) was eternally curious and optimistic … he constantly challenged us to develop new ideas. Frankly, many of his ideas left us wondering, ‘how are we going to do that?’ But, coming up with excuses for why we couldn’t do something was never an option, so we always approached Walt with ‘yes if’ … never ‘no because’.”

Even the best and brightest Disney Imagineers must confront self-doubt. Are you and your team ready to channel this time-proven strategy to break down creativity barriers? Which doors will open to you when you adopt the “Yes, If” approach?


  • This program is also available as a workshop and package pricing of $4500 when 3 or more sessions are purchased together.

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