Speaking Topics


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How you hire, develop and retain key talent - and then develop the skilled leadership to manage and motivate them - affects both performance and profitability. Examine key components to create a stronger "people system" so employees are more engaged and involved in their jobs to positively affect business results and your bottom line. 

Learning objectives for this session:

  • Examine your current "People System" for missing pieces
  • Transition a new employee more quickly to productive employee
  • Provide ongoing and personal feedback to employees
  • Train managers to model key qualities needed to engage and retain key talent


You can't build a great company without great people. No one plans to hire the wrong person - so how do they get hired? In many ways, interviewing and hiring employees is a bit like dating. Maybe that's why they are called candi-Dates? You like what you see initially so you decide to spend more time with a candidate. You hope your time together will help you decide if you belong together or not. But just like dating, sometimes hiring a new employee can go horribly wrong.

Learning objectives for this session:

  • Recognize 6 key mistakes when interviewing and hiring
  • Discover why they are so common
  • Consider bottom line effects and how to avoid these mistakes

LET'S GET ENGAGED:  Making Employee Engagement a Priority in Your Company

Your most expensive problem is employees who are not engaged. Not only are they actively working against your best interests, they are costing you money. When employees have high levels of engagement, they are best equipped to find solutions to overcome all the other challenges you face. This means better performance and higher profits for you!

Learning objectives for this session:

  • Understand what employee engagement is and why is it important?
  • Determine where and how to start in your company
  • Understand ways to track to ensure you’re making progress


HR Professionals are in a unique position to positively impact the financials and future of an organization. One of the most important challenges facing a company today is the motivation, commitment and loyalty of their employees. Develop a stronger seat at the management table with tips, tools and techniques to sell the boss, the CEO or the company leadership on the need for a formal employee engagement program.

Learning objectives for this session:

  • Implement a three-prong approach to help leadership embrace employee engagement
  • Identify key Engagement metrics that contribute to ROI
  • Learn how to sell the “value of engaged employees” message within your company

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: A Secret Weapon for Greater Success 

Those skilled in Emotional Intelligence outperform others, are better motivators and build better teams. The ability to understand how your emotions affect others, and manage yourself accordingly, is a competitive advantage for you and your entire company. Emotional Intelligence is the single biggest factor in driving employee engagement, creating employee commitment and delivery profits and results.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of emotional intelligence and why it is a secret weapon
  • Identify 6 key factors of emotional intelligence and why they are important
  • Recognize how these factors contribute to business and personal success

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