I deliver topics that help organizations, teams, and individuals to increase their personal and professional effectiveness.
My presentations are engaging, lively, interactive, and filled with stories, insights, and research-based practices. All of my keynotes, seminars, and workshops are designed to make an immediate impact and help participants work, relate, and live intelligently.
My name is Neil Ihde and I am a professional speaker.
Your ability to think critically, examine your personality, apply your strengths, and manage expectations is a foundation for success and happiness in all facets of your life.
That’s where Life IQ comes in. It's relevant topics and effective training to help groups and individuals work, relate and live intelligently.
For over fifteen years, I’ve taught and trained on life enrichment topics such as: emotional intelligence, personality, success, relationships, conflict resolution, engagement, leadership, career and life prioritization.
How can we work together?
Neil Ihde | Speaker, Trainer + Storyteller
Founder of Life IQ
"Neil is a master at asking the important questions and pulling out the important topics for our group"
"Neil is the catalyst that started a professional development revolution here at the University of Sioux Falls"
"Neil's insights into personalities and relationships are incredible! His explanations of the MBTI are practical and his everyday examples bring the material to life. My team understands one another better and we communicate more effectively as a direct result of Neil's trainings."
"I can only give the highest recommendations for Neil as a person and as a professional. He has proven he can work well with the highest levels of leadership to front line staff. He has a respectful nature and is great at understanding and bringing out people’s personal best through his teaching and mentoring."
"Neil is very, very good at what he does. He won over a tough, intelligent crowd through his engaging presentation style and his entertaining storytelling. Neil clearly spent a great deal of time researching our organization, which earned him instant credibility and demonstrated to our group that he had tailored the discussion to our specific interests and needs. Our data-hungry group was impressed with his depth of subject matter expertise and his ability to explain concepts in layman’s terms. He delivered on everything we asked, and more."
"Neil is great and easy to work with. He is flexible and is extremely responsive. You can tell that he is passionate and excited about the things he talks about which makes him a very engaging speaker."
"Neil Ihde is a talented speaker with clear mental health expertise. We’ve had a number of speakers come to our annual trainings over the years but no one has been received better than Neil. Neil was able to explain complex information in a practical way. Our volunteers are much more prepared to assist our program in the future. When asked what they would like to see at next year’s training, one participant answered, “More Neil!” We agree!"
"As I sit here trying to find the right words to describe the impact that Neil had, I just don't have the words. The content that he delivered on Change in the Workplace was so relevant and relatable to our department, you can tell that he took the time and cared to do the research into our company. From our communications prior to the event, he tailored a message with jargon that our department could connect with and feel inspired by from top level managers down to our employees. He stayed afterwards to make himself available for questions and clarifications which we absolutely loved. I would recommend working with Neil to anyone looking for not only a nationally known name, but also a humble, genuine man."
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® helps in understanding each others preferred ways of interacting with others, taking in information, making decisions, and structuring their world. Strengths-based development aims to help team members discover, develop, and use their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity.
Neil Ihde is an electrifying Professional keynote speaker who definitely delivers the message. His passion for the subject matter at hand is infectious.
Shaundese Duncan | HR Director, Effingham Health System
His ability to look at all challenges with both depth and creative breadth make any partnership with Neil enlightening and very practical. Of all the individuals I’ve interacted with over the years, Neil is the most exceptional.
Janine Luz | Chief Learning Officer, Gundersen Health System
My favorite thing about Neil is his storytelling as the main way to provide training. It helps me to better relate when I can hear real-life examples. He encourages interaction throughout which makes the training lively and entertaining.
Julie Mooney | Scientist/Microbiologist, Kimberly-Clark
Many of the participants raved not only about the content, but also about your engaging style as well.
Steve Nooyen | President Home Instead Senior Care
We always take the opportunity to see how well our members felt the presenter did, and out of more than 40 speakers, Neil ranked #1 (and I have some pretty amazing speakers)!!
Dr. Hazel Dennison | Director of Education Services, American Nephrology Nurses Association
Neil was a big win for our conference. We were delighted to have a nationally recognized speaker at our event. His expertise was evident and participants commented that his session was the best and that the takeaways were priceless.
Joy Kapheim | Leaderfest Chair
I really enjoyed the mastery of Neil. He had a holistic grasp of the material and the ability to present it with balance, humor, and grace in a manner accessible to all learning styles.
Wade Fransson | Vendor Relationship Manager, Kohl’s
Neil is incredibly knowledgeable about communication - whether it's between co-workers, volunteers or even family members. He is able to give actionable suggestions on how to give people the recognition and appreciation they deserve.
Amy Ziegler | Digital Marketing Manager, Iowa Tourism Office
Great session! Neil had the best delivery in terms of getting through slides, being engaging, and intriguing storytelling.
Dan Walsh | Director of Business Operations and Enablement, Nike
Amazing individual, fun, and very effective speaker for those who are looking for more to define their path towards leadership in the very confusing world of healthcare.
Dr. Rami Lutfi | internationally renowned bariatric surgeon, Founder of Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics
Neil did a fantastic job presenting at our national conference! The room was packed out, people were standing in the back and sitting in the aisles. He has a down-to-earth style and his content and examples are relevant and relatable. Attendees were abuzz with what they learned from his session.
Rob Worth | President, Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine