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Boring messages are my pet peeve. As a former CPA, I have sat through enough boring training to last a lifetime. I vowed, when I get the opportunity to speak to audiences, I would do whatever I could to craft and deliver relevant and engaging messages. So far, it’s working.

Whether I’m speaking in person, or virtually, my aim is to do two things: one, engage the mind, and two, leave people saying, “oh…I can totally do that!”

When a message is clear, it doesn’t overwhelm the audience, it inspires them to act.

I’ve been told I have a unique gift for making the complex simple and disarming audiences with my wit, humility, and self-deprecating humor. Yes, it’s my wife who says that, but I trust her!

Speaking: Speaking



Six Keys to Drive Engagement and Future-Proof Your Team

The Great Resignation has many leaders, like you, scratching their head wondering what they can do to attract and retain talent? American companies spent approximately $1 billion on employee engagement efforts in 2017. The result? A whopping 34% of employees said they were engaged at work. Engagement was difficult (and expensive) prior to this season of employee restlessness. Now it feels almost impossible.

However, the Great Resignation does not have to be a crisis for you. As employees contemplate how work fits into life you have a great opportunity to step back, reflect, and honestly assess your organization's culture.

Employee goals and desires are changing. What kept teams engaged in the past will not work in the future. The Six Keys to Drive Engagement provides a solution to the employee engagement puzzle. If your make deliberate efforts in these six areas, your team will become irresistible and ready for whatever the future holds.


The Importance of Trust, Technology, and Tone

"Everything has changed." That would be a great way to sum up life since March 2020. The pandemic has impacted every person and every organization. However, there are some things that remain the same.

During this keynote, I discuss one thing that hasn't changed because of the pandemic. This one thing was as important prior to the pandemic as it is today, and this one thing will be your organization's key to success as you forge ahead in this new era of organizational life.


How to Engage the Easily Distracted

Communication has, and always will be, one of the most important tools in a leader’s toolbox. However, over the last fifteen years, it has become more and more challenging to communicate effectively because attention spans are shortening and people’s tolerance for boredom is almost zero. Shortening attention spans and attitude shifts around boredom are having a profound impact on organizational life. If a leader doesn’t communicate in a way that engages, they will lose their ability to influence and serve their team. This message inspires leaders to battle boredom and be more thoughtful about how they communicate with their team.

Speaking: List
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