Hi! My name is Neil Ihde and I am a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ.
Life is complex. We all need help to navigate the challenges and major decisions of our lives. We all have blind spots and have made choices that have hindered our personal and professional effectiveness. That's where Life IQ comes in. Topics and consultation to help groups and individuals work, play, relate and live intelligently.
Life IQ is about figuring out who you are, what kind of life you want to lead, and making the choices to achieve it. For over ten years, I've taught and coached on life enrichment topics such as emotional intelligence, personality, success, relationships, conflict resolution, management, leadership, career, and life prioritization. I have had the privilege of working with over a dozen Fortune 500 companies and have clients in ten foreign countries.
He has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies including:
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Neil is also a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has worked with thousands of individuals using this practical tool to increase their self-awareness and how to understand their personality in a productive, insightful manner.
What they are saying about Neil...
I've attended a lot of workshops over 25 years and Neil's was one of the best I have ever seen. - Alex Gebhard, Assistant Finance Director, City of Tacoma
I found Neil to be exceptional! He did research on our company and audience well in advance of his presentation. He delivered an outstanding message that was both inspiring and touching. He was a big win for our conference. - Ric Pearson, Senior Manager CUNA Insurance
Woodward Radio Events was proud to work with Neil! We were thrilled to have a nationally known speaker provide a workshop at our event. Participants learned how to become great leaders and the presentation had the audience excited to apply the skills taught to their professional lives. We welcome the opportunity to work with Neil in the future. – Cindy Funke, Account Manager, Woodward Communications
Neil's training program for our front-line managers was fantastic. He was able to engage participants and provide them with information they could use in their daily work environment. – Amy Charais, HR Director, Gannett
I had the pleasure of utilizing Neil's services both as a speaker for my client events and my CEO network and as a consultant/trainer for my senior management team. As a speaker he provided thought provoking, relevant topics that kept the audience informed as well as entertained. He was an excellent ambassador for our organization and the feedback was extremely positive. I also had engaged Neil as a consultant and trainer for my new management team. My team and I enjoyed working with him and his training created a much more cohesive team. I will utilize his services again. – Lane Sieman, Founder and CEO of HealthOne, Inc.
Neil's skill in connecting with and understanding the needs of others is second-to-none. 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, HR Director, Gundersen Lutheran
Neil is fresh, engaging, and informative. He has a pulse on organizational cultures and his motivation makes an impact! - Jon Zlabek, M.D., Gundersen Lutheran
Neil is one of the most professional and inspirational presenters I have ever heard. He combines humor, knowledge, and insight into his presentations...I never miss an opportunity to hear him speak.—Jim Engh, HR Operations Manager, Gundersen Lutheran
Neil's ability to discern the needs of an organization along with his knowledge of the complexities of building and effective team are exemplary! - Jennifer Wulf, CIO, MacDonald & Owen Lumber
Neil is a very engaging speaker and kept our audience engaged and entertained. I highly recommend Neil! - Carie Tagorda, IT Systems Educator, Parkland Hospital
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. - Lisa Wied, Director, Gundersen Lutheran
Great presentations! Participants commented on how much they learned about themselves in your sessions. Thank you! – Sandy Bissen, Executive Director, WHiMA