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Life IQ

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"Life IQ is about figuring out who you are, what kind of life you want to lead, 

and making the choices to achieve it."



Neil Ihde is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ where he motivates groups and individuals to work, play, relate and live intelligently. He has worked with numerous managers, directors, corporate leaders, and teams to improve their personal and professional effectiveness.

Neil has worked with a dozen Fortune 500 companies including Wal-Mart, Merrill Lynch, Pearson, BASF, and Gannett among others. Neil has also consulted internationally with clients from all over the world. He is the co-author of the book “When Would Now Be A Good Time?” and was recently a personality consultant to Woman’s World magazine.

Neil is a personality expert and has achieved the prestigious title of Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. A Master Practitioner MBTI® Consultant has demonstrated their expertise through a volume of client contact hours and additional training and workshops. CPP®, the publisher of the MBTI®, selected Neil as an exemplary ICON® (Independent Consultant) and featured him in a 2008 ad campaign. Neil has been an author and contributor to the Myers-Briggs ICON website. Neil was also hand-picked to be a featured expert on Myers-Briggs Thinkbox® website, where his instructional Myers-Briggs® videos are viewed by thousands.

Neil’s academic background includes a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Counseling.


“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. Well done!"
–Scott Brubaker, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

"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

"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

"Understanding how you and others prefer to take in information, make decisions, and communicate can be a huge advantage. Neil gives a wonderful insight into this illuminating way of looking at the world. I have learned a lot from his classes."
–Jonathan Perrott, E-Learning Professional, Twickenham UK

"Neil’s insights into personalities and relationships is 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."
–Clint West, General Manager, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company

"Neil’s uplifting and inspiring message was appreciated by our staff as we kicked off another year.  With his social services background, he understood the needs of our group and connected with us."
–Carol Jackomino, Executive Director, Family and Children Learning Centers/Head Start

"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 breakout session was one of the best and that the takeaways were priceless."
–Joy Kapheim, Leaderfest Chair
    • Alvarez and Marsal – North American Commercial Restructuring
    • American Nephrology Nursing Association
    • Washington Finance Officers Association
    • New York Office of the Attorney General
    • Clorox
    • Bigfoot Entertainment
    • Parkland, TX Health and Hospital System
    • CUNA Insurance
    • Midwest Dairy Expo
    • Sun Microsystems


    Speaker | Lecturer | Consultant
    Life IQ
    4724 N. Stargaze Drive
    Appleton, WI 54601

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