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Neil Dempster: Executive Biography

Neil Dempster will wow your audience!Neil Dempster is a Behavioral Engineer and RESULTant™ (a consultant who gets results!). As a student of the behavioral components of success, his passion is helping people and organizations achieve peak performance in a changing world. Whether delivering a keynote speech for a high-stakes conference or meeting, training managers and employees on performance improvement strategies, or consulting with a leadership team on human performance issues, he provides an uncanny ability to simplify the complex human behavioral aspects of life and work.


As Vice-President of Clearview Performance Systems, he is responsible for all external interventions in the group practice area, including:

  • Large-group keynote speeches and seminars
  • Interactive small-group training interventions
  • Corporate retreat facilitation


Neil's energetic, humorous, always provocative, Do what’s RIGHT ... not just what’s popular! message has changed the cultures of innumerable organizations world-wide.



Neil Dempster is a business performance veteran, author, master motivator, and an expert in helping organizations build a performance-based culture. He has helped thousands of people behave themselves into a new way of thinking. Neil speaks from a lifetime of experiences in the trenches and from within the corporate boardroom. These experiences have taken him from driving a truck for Coca-Cola while going to university to consulting with senior leadership in many of the Fortune 500. Along the way, he has accomplished the following:

  • Sales representative for a Fortune 100 company (Harris Corporation) in the Lanier office products division where he was consistently in the top 1% out of 1,200 sales representatives world-wide.
  • Promoted to sales manager and subsequently branch manager for the same organization where he had P&L responsibility for the sales, service and administration departments.
  • Started a multi-million dollar telecommunications company that won over a dozen industry awards for exceptional sales performance and quality service.
  • Researched and developed a series of comprehensive leadership development, management training and employee engagement training programs that have been delivered to tens of thousands of people in diverse organizations worldwide.


Today, as one of the founding partners of Clearview Performance Systems, he is able to use his expertise in achieving extraordinary employee performance to benefit diverse organizations all over the world. He brings high-impact methods, practical recommendations and personnel commitment to every human performance challenge.



Neil's speaking schedule takes him to some interesting places!


Helicopter ride to a speaking venue Training managers in Manila (Philippines)



Presenting with the amazing Robert X. Fogarty (



Keynote presentation at the incredible Musical Instrument Museum (



Climbing 'Bald Mountain' for a promotional video shoot for a corporate client.



Riding a 'Bucket Truck' prior to delivering training for a utility client.


A lifelong-learner, Neil has a passion for knowledge (although he now wishes he had paid more attention when he was in high school!). His formal education includes (in reverse chronological order):

  • A PhD in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University. His dissertation topic was: The Influence of Subclinical Narcissism on Employee Feedback Receptivity and Employee Motivation to Use Feedback.
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Northcentral University.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ottawa University.
  • Neil attended two years of a three year mechanical engineering program at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology before being lured away by his interest in the human performance elements of business and commerce.


As a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the International Federation of Professional Speakers, he is required to continually enhance his knowledge. He has been awarded the following certification:

  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation within the speaking industry (a distinction held by less than ten percent of professional speakers worldwide).


He is self-taught in the following areas:

  • Dreamweaver & Fireworks web development software
  • Premiere Pro & After Effects video editing
  • Visual Basic computer programming

We dug deep into the files and archives to find you these little known facts about Neil. Could it be true that life's experiences help shape the individual? You be the judge . . .


Little Known Fact #1: Neil has been an avid scuba diver since he was 14 years old and he is NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) certified. His diving experiences include reef diving, cave diving, ice diving, altitude diving, several decompression dives and—his favorite—shipwrecks!


Wreck of the "City of Cleveland" Anchor chain from the wreck of the "Arabia" (Depth: 120 feet)



Little Known Fact #2: He has jumped out of a perfectly good airplane several times.


Neil Dempster skydiving



Little Known Fact #3: Neil has an affinity for high-performance super-sport motorcycles and owned several, including a Kawasaki ZX-10, one of the fastest production sport motorcycles ever produced.


Neil Dempster riding a Kawasaki ZX-10



Little Known Fact #4: He was invited to fly the F-16 Flight Simulator at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona as part of a business outreach program. Here he is 'flying' at Mach 1.7 (1,017 mph) at 30,000 feet.


Neil Dempster flying the F-16 simulator



Little Known Fact #5: Neil is becoming quite renowned as a bread-baker using the traditional hand-kneading method and all-natural ingedients.


Neil Dempster making bread from scratch Neil Dempster bread-baker



Little Known Fact #6: He enjoys long, intellectually-stimulating conversations with his wife and soulmate while watching sunsets from the patio of their home in Arizona.


One of our great sunsets!



Little Known Fact #7: Neil's love of scuba diving and marine life has spilled over into his living room where this enthusiast looks after a 700 gallon salt-water aquarium.


One of our great sunsets!



Little Known Fact #8: He loves to read non-fiction business books and gets up at 4:00 am every morning to fulfill his commitment to himself of reading one book per week.


Neil has a firm commitment to make a difference in the community through his volunteer activities. He doesn't want to just be a "member" of a group or association—he wants to be involved! Here are several areas where he has served (in reverse chronological order):


Current Affiliations
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and frequent content contributor to NSA Arizona, his local chapter.


Past Affiliations
  • Past-President of the Arizona Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA)
  • Chairman of the National Speakers Association Strategic Partnerships Council
  • Member of the Arizona Governor's Council for Workforce Development Policy, and Chairman of its Performance Measures Taskforce
  • Served as a Director of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and was Chairman of its Workforce Readiness and Economic Development Committees
  • Society for Human Resource Management's School-to-Work Committee
  • Chairman of the Workforce Readiness Committee of the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (Note: he earned this Chapter the Society for Human Resource Management's Pinnacle Award for his efforts in workforce development)
  • Chairman of the Phoenix Mayor's Excellence in Education Commission
  • Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee

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