What started more than twenty years ago with a presentation in Paris has positioned Art as a charismatic, innovative , and sought-after speaker across the globe. His authentic style of delivery, solid content, and practical applications leave his audiences ready to make a difference in their own spheres of inﬂuence.
Without a doubt, Art’s heartfelt and humorous insights captivate and inspire all who hear him. Now, with his number one bestselling book Don’t Just Manage—LEAD!, everyone can experience Art’s inspiring storytelling!Art's Story
“Art's ability to convey such raw emotion through storytelling has made an indelible impact on my way of thinking, acting, and leading others. Once again he uses his talents to connect, educate, inspire, and entertain all at once! ”
— Amie Szerdi, Vice President, Contact Center Leader, Midwest Bank
“There are many books on leadership, but only a few from the masters. Art’s ability to unlock human potential is rare and extremely valuable. He makes leaders, and now we have his recipe.”
— Paul H. Jenkins, PhD, Psychologist and Author of Pathological Positivity
“This book can help any aspiring leader, new or old, avoid the mediocrity of mere management and LEAD.”
—Kirk A. Weisler, Chief Morale Officer, Team Dynamics; Author, Speaker, Culture Guy Institute
“In a world bent on dividing us, how refreshing it is to immerse one's self in the importance of genuine connection. Coombs has woven a rich tapestry of personal narrative, historical accounts, and common sense to drive home the importance of connection and creating it in our lives.”
— Robin Jurkowski, Director, Customer Care, Collegis Education
“Art is more than a passionate speaker and inspiring leader. He is someone who motivates you to consider a new perspective. I had the opportunity to meet Art and hear him speak for 60 minutes about the art of leadership. He doesn't just speak about leadership; he transcends the thoughts and ideas of the audience to encourage and promote a connected environment for leaders and teams. Art has given me tools to lead an amazing team.”
— Shannon Dziepak, MBA, Implementation Manager at Invoice Cloud, Inc.
“A year ago, I was at a conference, and the keynote speaker kept referring to an inspiring leader named Art Coombs. Fortunately, Art led a workshop at a conference I was at a year later, and the room was packed. Art's leadership philosophy resonated with me and everyone in the room. We listened to every word, filled pages of notebooks, and had every question answered thoughtfully. Art is an engaging speaker, and nearly half the people in the workshop waited to speak with him afterward. Listen to Art, and you will understand the importance of a leader to build trust and confidence. Leaders inspire, motivate, and ignite. And Art ignited the room. He truly speaks from the heart, and his message should be heard by every leader, leader-to-be, and those who need to be re-energized. I will seek Art out at any conference that I'll be attending.”
— Tricia Kissinger, Contact Center Leadership, Employee Engagement Leader
"Whether it's a new understanding of leadership or a resounding affirmation of what you may suspect, there are profound lessons for all types of leaders in this book as Coombs shares his own leadership journey."
— Chuck Sykes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
"Much like Grandpa used to, Art has the unique ability to tell a story that's dear to him while teaching you how to be an effective leader. His willingness to let his guard down and share his life with the reader is truly unique and doesn't leave for many a dry eye."
— Rick DeGolia, Executive Chairman at Intellipark
"Art is a masterful storyteller who takes you gently by the hand and, with humor and charm, guides you through the common pitfalls of being human, then poignantly shows you how connecting with others is key to livingmore abundant life."
— Tanaquil Arduin, Manager, Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is chock-full of inspiring nuggets. Art has a winner here."
— Julie Lyle, Advisor, Investor DemandJump
“Art is one of the best speakers we have at our conferences. He draws large crowds and wows them. He's genuine and passionate, offering both professional and personal insights that resonate long after he's finished speaking. And he really knows his stuff, too -- he speaks from experience and shares his wisdom effectively.”
— Ted Hopton
“If every C-level leader at every organization were 10% of what Art Coombs is, corporate America would be in far stronger shape than ever. Art is the exemplification of an honest leader, with enormous enthusiasm, energy, and innovation. He is highly personable managing to build strong relationships with everyone at every level. Art is on the short list of people I would give a huge "two thumbs up" recommendation.”
- Arthur Velasquez
“Art exudes calmness, and yet you know that beneath that exterior there is a world of creativity and mental energy that is bubbling over and never at rest. I’ve met very few people like Art, someone whose integrity, intelligence and caring shine through the moment you meet. He is a respected professional who makes sense of demanding situations while always making you feel that it was you who came up with the right answer. A true coach! I look forward to every conversation with him and recommend him highly to anyone who values practical, tactical and strategic business advice.”
- Shalesa Charron
In this book, Art combines fresh perspectives, experience, information, and personal stories into a simple formula that will result in rich connections as you live, laugh, learn, love, and lead those who mean the most to you. It is his hope that by reading it you will begin today to live the authentic, abundant life that’s out there for you, as you build and shape the connections that will change everything.
Managers are a dime a dozen, but leaders? They’re something special, and what they contribute to an organization is what sets it apart from the competition.
In Don’t Just Manage—Lead! you’ll learn what it takes to become an effective leader, someone who will help guide and motivate others to achieve success.
With over 20 years of leadership and public speaking experience, it’s no surprise that Art F. Coombs is in high demand to speak on topics ranging from leadership to vulnerability. Art also shares the intimate stories of his journey that made him the leader he is today in his long-awaited book Don’t Just Manage—Lead!
Meet Art at a book signing or attend one of his workshops. Book him to speak at your own event now.