Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary is a keynote speaker, author, workshop facilitator, adjunct professor, and thought leader on the topic of peer advantage. Peer influence is something you've experienced for your entire life, often without a great deal of thought or effort. Peer advantage is what can be realized when you engage your peers in a manner that's more selective, strategic, and structured.

During Leo's tenure at Vistage Worldwide, he directed a thought leadership initiative on the power of peers in business, which resulted in a book he coauthored with Leon Shapiro titled: The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success.

His new book (coming in September) is titled: What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth. With contributions from his podcast guests (and illustrations by Ryan Foland), this book steps outside the formal peer group arena to examine all the important relationships we have in our lives (parents, teachers, spouses, mentors, children, mentees, etc.) and how if we enlisted their support more frequently and pointedly, we would all do the things anyone can do far more often. (Leo also co-hosts the What Anyone Can Do podcast with Randy Cantrell).

Leo serves as an instructor for Rutgers and Northeastern universities. Prior to that, he was an adjunct professor for two of Seton Hall University's graduate programs, where he led online learning teams and on campus residencies. In April 2015, Leo was named adjunct teacher of the year for its College of Communication and the Arts.

Earlier in his career, Leo served in senior leadership positions at Mullen and Hill & Knowlton, where he was also Director of Client Service for the US. In the mid-1990s, he founded a public relations agency that a leading industry trade publication hailed as a regional powerhouse, new media pioneer, and great place to work.

Leo earned a BA from Jacksonville University, an MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University, and has completed his doctoral coursework at Northeastern University.

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    • How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth
    • By: Leo Bottary
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    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 08-13-19
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