Chapter Meeting- What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There-Quantum Leadership Model

Date(s) - 03/24/2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.  However, for most of us, breaking free from the assumed certainty of what we believe is nothing short of terrifying.  To let go of what we think we know for certain and reach for different ideas or beliefs that could shatter some or all of our assumptions is not our natural inclination.  Rather, we tend to dig in deeper over our lives, becoming ever more comfortable in “knowing what we know.”  If you have any plans of becoming an effective leader, you must learn how to let go of the comfort of certainty and instead, learn to flow between “what is” and “what could be.”

Join our presenter, Wayne Whitzell, as he weaves together Quantum Physics and leadership into this impactful and very personal presentation.  Whether you are a seasoned leader or a young professional interested in becoming a leader, Wayne’s approach will have deep philosophical implications personally and professionally for would be leaders.  However, as with all of Wayne’s presentations, he will provide practical tools and actions you can use to take you from “here” to “there” with a presentation style that makes these complex concepts understandable and useful.


Program Length:  1 Hour

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how the discoveries of Quantum Physics can open up a world of leadership possibilities to us
  2. Learn to recognize and neutralize perception limiting behaviors in yourself and your team to increase innovation and employee engagement
  3. Learn the behaviors of compassionate leadership through the power of vulnerability and transparency
  4. Learn to use paradigms and tribalism to your advantage


Wayne Whitzell, LEED®AP, BEP, GBO

Wayne Whitzell has been an active member in IFMA since 2000.  He is IFMA’s 2018 International Distinguished Member of the Year.  In 2015, he was selected as IFMA’s Associate of the Year at IFMA’s World Workplace in Denver and was selected as IFMA’s Distinguished Author of the Year in 2016.  He is the current Programs chair for IFMA’s Corporate Facilities Council and the Past President of IFMA East Bay.  Over the years, he has held various chapter positions such as Sustainability Committee Chair, Website Chair, and Sacramento Valley Chapter Vice President.  He has been to thirteen World Workplace conferences and has presented at several IFMA chapter and council events and Facility Fusion.  He supports the IFMA Foundation initiatives by routinely speaking at local schools and colleges about a career in FM.  Wayne holds credentials as a LEED®AP, Business Energy Professional (BEP), and is a certified Green Business Operator (GBO).   Wayne has spoken at IFMA chapters and councils across the United States.  But, life isn’t “all work and no play” for Wayne.  On weekends he can be heard in Northern California theaters and clubs leading the acclaimed Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute band, Tribe of The Red Horse.

Wayne is the Executive Vice President for DFS Green, a company which specializes in cleaning carpets, fabrics, tile & grout, and natural stone across the United States.



Speaker References:

“I have attended many of Wayne’s presentations and I find his material interesting, focused on the topic, and full of take-aways for my use in my FM profession.  He uses his sense of humor to focus your attention to key points, engages his audience, and gives them a sense they are hearing from a polished professional who knows how to communicate ideas effectively.  I give him my highest recommendation as a presenter”

Kit Tuveson, CFM, ISFP, IFMA Fellow    


“Wayne Whitzell rocked the house with a stellar presentation:  ‘Beyond Traditional Retrocommissioning – Avoiding Energy Efficiency Drift.”  He turned a normally dry topic into something we could really relate to.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see this guy talk.”

IFMA Sacramento Valley Chapter




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