Evan Hackel, CFE

Engagement Expert

Evan Hackel lives and breathes Ingagement (the ‘I’ stands for involvement!). And full on Ingagement is what you get when you hire Mr. Ingagement as your franchise convention presenter. Evan’s audiences are deeply involved in the learning process through interactive, dynamic, and energizing experiential exercises as well as meaningful tried-and-true business tools, insights and practices.   Evan doesn’t just talk about Ingagement, he brings it alive for any audience.

Clients include:

  • Cinnabon
  • Denny’s
  • Glass Doctor

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Speaker Bio

Known as Mr. Ingagement Evan Hackel is the founder and CEO of Ingage Consulting. As the thought leader for true and meaningful Ingagement within franchising, Evan’s a man on a mission to help franchise brands involve all stakeholders and create a unified team that is focused, integrated and collaborative.

Before starting Ingage Consulting and becoming Mr. Ingagement, Evan was a member of the senior management team that helped CCA Global Partners achieve extraordinary success.   Evan understands how to create growth within a franchise system.

By engaging all stakeholders within a franchise system, the system becomes stronger and every member is able to maximize the benefits of the franchise business system. For Evan, Ingagement is not about a high-level concepts that feel-good, but meaningful, actionable involvement.

Evan brings an amazing amount of franchise experience to every Ingagment. In his many years in franchising, Evan has led the effort to start three different franchise systems and turned around a bankrupt franchise system with $700 million in system wide sales to having over 2 billion in system wide sales in four years. When he left CCA Global Partners he was managing over $5 billion in system wide sales operating in six countries.

Evan’s lifelong commitment to franchising is evidenced by his own personal Ingagement. He is co-chair of the International Franchise Association’s Knowledge Share Task Force, a board member of the New England Franchise Association and a Certified Franchise Executive.

Evan is the author of the leadership book “Ingaging Leadership”  

Evan is an avid skier who has yet to find a mountain he doesn’t love! He resides in Reading, Massachusetts with his wife, Laura, and three children.

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Travels From: Boston, MA

  Fee Range: $10,000-$12,000

“Our organization booked Evan as the keynote speaker for our annual Purchasing Cooperatives Conference. Evan delighted the audience of executive leaders with a mix of big ideas, actionable solutions, humor, audience participation and some good ol' fashion tugging at the heartstrings. I've known Evan to be as dedicated and as prepared as they come, unafraid to tackle a topic or viewpoint that others might shy away from while staying on-message and has a knack for being on the leading edge of what’s trending. Already a successful businessman and consultant, Evan should also be on your shortlist of speakers for your next conference.”
Judy Ziewacz, President and CEO
National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

Program Information

Applying the concept of Ingaging Leadership is transformational when looking at how to lead, inspire and manage millennials. Millennials can be your best employees – once you learn the secrets on how to manage and inspire them. This interactive keynote will unlock the mystery of millennials and give you the tools to master being an outstanding leader for them. By embracing the millennial mindset and inspiring them through the concrete tools of Ingaging Leadership, you’ll create a culture of a highly effective team that will help take your franchise business to the next level.

The philosophy of Ingaged Leadership has been attracting attention – and new believers – thanks to Evan’s new book, Ingaging Leadership. In this keynote, Evan brings his philosophy to practical life through case studies and lessons from his career as both consultant and head of many successful companies. In this transformational keynote, Evan offers leaders the keys to unlock the full potential of any organization.

Attitude is infectious, attitude is inspiring, attitude is the key to success. Attitude is a multiplier; attitude takes everything that you’ve worked hard to do and multiplies it and makes you many times more successful. But we as business people rarely focus on attitude. Attitude is something that we all need to focus on each and every day.

This keynote leads vividly through the power and impact of attitude, including a live demonstration of the power of attitude and positive thinking that will thrill and inspire your franchisees. Your audience will be taught the skills to create a culture of positive attitude within their own businesses. Attendees will leave this keynote amazed, inspired and empowered to make significant improvements in their businesses performance.

There’s no doubt one of the biggest opportunities available in organizations is one of organizations working together better, acting like a team and executing at all levels.  Yet dysfunction gets in the way of success, individual agendas take precedent, communication is a major issue in the elusive synergies of effectively working together are lost. In this keynote address we tackle these issues head on, we work on changing the culture and thought process of the attendees. We focus on the benefits of everyone working together, we define the responsibilities scratch that that each team member has not only to the organization but to other team members.

As part of this keynote we do an interactive game that highlights the power of teamwork, in a clear and powerful way.  The game is fun, the impact is real and participants will be talking about it for years. The gameplay is critical aspect of the presentation, as it enables participants truly visualize and understand the importance of working together and why they’re better together.

 There’s an optional workshop they can be added to the keynote where the attendees define the roles and responsibilities of all members of the organization.

Being a leader of a franchise organization is very lonely. Participating in our Coaching program allow you direct access to our CEO Evan Hackel for private one on one coaching. Allowing you share opening your thoughts and concerns with someone who has over 30 years of franchise experience successfully launching 3 franchise brands, successfully turning around a bankrupt franchise system from 700 million in system-wide sales to 2 billion in four years. Evan is both an expert in franchising but in leadership. This unique offering access to Evan to work through your toughest issues, to help make you a more effective leader. Allowing your franchisee system to grow faster and your franchisees to be more successful.

Every day competition and a changing consumer environment make it harder for companies to succeed.  Successful companies are relentless in their pursuit of excellence, knowing that it’s a never-ending journey. You constantly have to get better to stay ahead of the pack. 

In this keynote address, Evan motivates the audience and excites them about the future. He delivers the keys to creating a culture that is committed to seeking excellence and unwilling to sit back and let the world pass them by.

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Sample Client List

  • 30 Minute Hit
  • Aire Serv
  • Armstrong Industries
  • Bath Fitter
  • Citywide
  • Denny’s
  • Exciting Windows!
  • FranConnect
  • Glass Doctor
  • Health First
  • Health Mart
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • International Franchise Association
  • KBx
  • Macco
  • Mainstream Boutique
  • McKesson
  • Meineke
  • Mr. Appliance
  • Mr. Electrician
  • Mr. Rooter
  • National Cooperative Business Association
  • New England Franchise Association
  • New England National Speakers Association
  • Padgett Business Services
  • Parterre
  • PSA Security
  • SVN
  • The Ground Guys