I'm Seth Neistadt, serial entrepreneur, speaker, author, and Transparent Leader.

and I am dedicated to helping you create a business and life you love.

I provide programs designed for senior business executives who want to excel in their business, apply Biblical principles, and become part of a community of like-minded leaders in their local area. This setting builds confidence, trust, support, and long-term accountability among participants.

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Choose us for your next event

Whether you just need a speaker for your next event, are looking for someone to bring a high-quality leadership experience to your city, or need a comprehensive strategic plan for community growth, the Transparent Leader team can fulfill.

Work with Transparent Leader. Hire us to be your keynote speaker for your next leadership event. 

The Transparent Leader team has participated in hundreds of speaking
engagements, speaking to organizations from all industries as well as to audiences comprised of
entrepreneurs, marketers, technology enthusiasts, and
university- level and high=school level students.

Our speakers are not just thought leaders – they are action leaders. They do more than talk about change; they embody it, and they spark it. From industry-leading experts to renowned culture shifters, we represent speakers who are capable of captivating audiences and delivering speeches that leave a lasting impression.

Let us bring an entire event experience to you. a high quality LEADERSHIP event to inspire change.

The purpose of a Transparent Leader event is to unite your region by supporting community leaders with positive encouragement and prayer. Organized by the Transparent Leader team in partnership with a local team of high capacity leaders, the event is modeled after successful community gatherings all over America.

Proceeds from tickets and sponsorships are split with your local team to support ministry in your area. This is an inspirational event, leadership training and networking opportunity all in one. With increasing polarization and pressures on our leaders, it has never been more important to support them.

Leaders from all levels of government, education, public safety, and business are especially invited. This event is designed to build regional unity and leadership while supporting those in positions of trust. You are invited to be part of something truly special.

strategic initiative plan for maximum IMPACT in your community. We create Agents of Change.

Transparent Leadership Summits are initiatives designed to promote your community initiatives and to strengthen leadership capacity, responsibility, and hope in the regional outlook. We make an impact through personal leadership and coaching training along with business management curriculum to help Christians “Put Principles Into Practice” and to effectively disciple others. Instructional self-study materials and workshops with personal coaching are available.

In addition to an inspirational event, Leadership Summits focus on sessions to help your community build leadership capacity, critical-thinking, and other important skills by utilizing the following workshops and courses: 

  •   Journey Together Game Plan Course
  •   Supervisory Skills in Action Two-Day Course
  •   Train-the-Facilitator Certification 
Meet the Transparent Leader team

Certified Coaches and Speakers

The Transparent Leadership Certified Team is comprised of incredible people united around one common goal: To develop leaders who want to create powerful, positive change in their lives and the lives of others.

Seth Neistadt

Author, Coach

Greg Westling


Dwight Johnson


Rick Seeberger

Coach Mentor

Be a Transparent Leader

Seth Neistadt's Story

Seth Neistadt is an award-winning, multi-business owner, investor and consultant. He was recognized as the Business of the Year for the 59th Assembly District of California for his work with Chambers of Commerce and community building initiatives.

He has over 20 years’ experience in executive leadership, technology and product strategy, product and project management, social media and marketing, organizational and staff development; working with large corporations, such as Hilton and MGM Resorts International, as well as several start-ups.

Seth speaks on entrepreneurship, digital strategies, and faith in the workplace. He lives in Baxter, MN, and has been married for 30 years and has three children.

Community Building

Leadership, geography, history, socio-economic status all are traditionally used to explain success of community and its well-being. Robert Putnam in his book “Bowling Alone” finds that a community’s well-being is dependent on the quality of relationships among the citizens of that community. Neistadt shares this philosophy and commits an enormous amount of his time to community building. Neistadt feels strongly that in order for a community to be successful, it is important for all areas of the community to work together and understand their roles in the development and promotion of the community. It is for this reason that Neistadt serves a varying group of organizations as a volunteer, mentor, director and/or advisor.

That is the purpose of the Transparent Leader. 

I’m also really passionate about how we build communities, how we do it well, and how we further the art and science of this. I wrote a book called, “The Community Building Roadmap”. These days, I am a consultant and certified leadership coach. I work with organizations around how to build communities for them.

Now, this is something that we often talk a lot about in communities; what is leadership? How do we facilitate? How do we get better leadership in our communities?

What we wanna do is focus on what are the core principles that great leaders possess, and how do we help to instill that in communities, so that people become naturally reactive to this.

That’s why I was so drawn to the “Transparent Leader” books by author Dwight Johnson. Leadership comes with a high price tag for many men. Too high. But for the man who knows the costs of leadership and prepares himself for the challenges he faces, the rewards can be great. In The Transparent Leader books, businessman Dwight Johnson invites you to glean wisdom from 41 prominent men, some of whom learned their lessons the hard way.

Each story is from a unique, inspiring perspective. The contributors’ hearts show in every one, which is what you’d expect from the title, ‘Transparent Leader.’ What you don’t expect is the depth, the incredible impact of messages brought by many brave and courageous but approachable, accessible, souls.



Strong Work Ethic Begins

At 10 years old, Seth gets a job washing dishes at the Cowboy Cafe in Dubois, Wyo.


Youngest Executive

At 19, Seth becomes the youngest executive at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada which he helped open as a student board member of the Hotel Association of UNLV.


Innovator in Industry

Seth writes what may be the first web-based CRM in the automotive industry with companies like General Motors showing an interest. The software is still used today.


Transparent Leader Intro

On November 12, 2002, Seth gives his life to Christ on the 91 freeway in Southern California and first meets Dwight Johnson, author of the Transparent Leader books.


Largest in Industry

Seth developed the largest network of used car websites on the planet, with over 1,100 domains representing over 80% of all US cities, population of 25,000 or more.


Business of the Year

Seth wins Business of the Year in California for his work with small business and his focus on community building.


Year of Awesomeness

In a step of faith, Seth seeks to move his family out of California and sets off on an adventure that sees him develop a friendship with Gary Vaynerchuk in New York, meeting with such people as Seth Godin, Tony Hsieh, Dave Ramsey and more.


First Trip to Ukraine

Seth takes his first of 3 missions trips to Ukraine, beginning a journey that ultimately leads to him selling his primary company and going into ministry.


International Ministry

Seth started a nonprofit, Impact World Change, that now serves in Ukraine, Uganda, Honduras, and Somalia.


Transparent Leader Franchise

Seth buys the Transparent Leader franchise from author Dwight Johnson in order to write the next series of books and continue the legacy of leadership and faith through events, podcasts, books, and coaching.