The topics below can be customized for keynote, custom presentations, or training. I like folks to walk away both inspired by the stories and with concrete actions they can immediately apply.
How to Embrace Disruption and Ignite Change
Leadership, Change Management
Create a culture that’s ready for change. You can create a change-ready culture in your firm or organization, no matter who you are and no matter your role. Whether you’re a five-person shop to a fortune 100 organization, you can create an adaptive culture that flourishes in an environment of uncertainty and constant change in ways that create advantage, minimize risk, and sustain performance.
How to be a Leader That Inspires Change
Of all leadership competencies, leading change ranks as one of the top three leadership skills of the future. As audit, risk management, and governance are relied on more and more in high-level organizational decision making and culture, the need to lead change well becomes a critical competency. Leaders at all levels must oversee and manage change in today’s environment. In this session you will learn how to become a clear and purposeful sponsor of change, how to build alignment across teams, and how to influence, motivate, and model behaviors that support change. This session breaks the competency strategies into a manageable set of critical skills that anyone can learn and cultivate.
Leadership Redefined: How to Navigate Change with Resiliency
Leadership, Culture, Leading Change
Leading through ongoing change requires a different kind of leader if you want consistency and sustainability. Leaders are expected to demonstrate so many qualities in the midst of struggling with questions they don’t have answers to. Redefine how you lead and create resiliency. Learn new ways to connect, collaborate, turn crisis into opportunity, foster hope, and create innovation.
Internal Customers: Winning from the Inside Out
Customer Service (Internal), Consulting
If you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers. It’s as simple as that. Who is YOUR internal customer? As organizations hyper-focus on customer-centric transformation, the needs of your employees and managers will shift too. Create a differentiated customer experience for your people. Learn how to identify and visualize their pain points and opportunities. Optimize their employee experience using key consulting skills and journey maps that deliver actionable insights. This will have a direct impact on your external customer’s experience!
Top Secret Strategies for Attracting A+ Talent
Managing Talent, Rercruiting
High performing people are attracted to companies with a reputation for talent development. There are simple ways to improve your talent development strategy that have a big impact on your ability to attract top talent regardless of organizational size. Learn powerful recruiting and retention tricks that turn your organization into a magnet for top talent.
Influencers - What They Really Want and How to Get Unstuck
Leadership, Change Management
One of the most powerful change tools is effective stakeholder management. While it does utilize communication capabilities, it involves so much more! Learn how to identify, assess, manage, and influence anyone who can make or break your change efforts so you can move your vision, programs, projects forward. (NEW: Strategic focus on empathy and understanding of the company’s stakeholders).
How to Build a World-Class Learning Organization on a Budget
Talent Management and Development
How do you REALLY get the most out of your workforce? Invest in THEM! Discover the most powerful motivator of engagement and innovation and how surprisingly easy and inexpensive it can be to implement. Whether you are a large corporation or a small business, you can level up your talent development and knowledge management with these simple strategies.
Change Resistance: The Undertow That Will Drag Your Change Effort out to Sea
What’s fascinating about resistance is that it comes in many shapes and sizes and has an undercurrent that can quietly wipe out successful change efforts. Recognizing the many “corporately acceptable” resistance tactics available to slow or halt your project is the first step to navigating around it or avoiding it altogether. Learn practical ways to prevent resistance, identify true resister behaviors and then help manage them in a positive way so your change efforts succeed.
Leadership: Turn the Ship and Create a Healthy Corporate Culture
Culture effects everything; sales, projects, run-the-business activities and employee satisfaction. Shifting corporate culture can start with small, intentional steps leaders can take. Identify unhealthy behaviors and the steps it takes to foster and cultivate a healthy cultural where your people can be adaptive and innovate.
Leadership Shift: Leading in the Midst of Change
Leadership, Crisis Management, Change Management
Don’t just survive in crisis, learn how to thrive! Turn the crisis into opportunity by employing the right change management techniques at the right time and build your own change crisis toolkit whether a leader or individual contributor. Companies that take this approach can accelerate their teams through change, improve employees and leader performance, and build cohesive teams.