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#MeToo, Now what?
Kathleen Quinn Votaw

This engaging and valuable workshop is based on Kathleen’s article, titled: Valuing Sexuality in the Workplace.  Kathleen believes in women and men leading together, however she realizes that man professionals have a #MeToo story of sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace. If women and men don’t resolve these issues together, both parties – and their companies – lose out.

Program Designed For:

  • Executive teams and employees who want to learn the tools to collaborate and address, minimize and -ultimately- eliminate the destructive polarity that disrupts workplace peace, safety, and productivity.

The Audience Will Leave With:

  • Understanding of the boundaries around what is innocent flirtation to one and harassment to another.
  • Provide culturally appropriate words and behaviors that inspire workplaces where everyone feels safe.

Learn tools from role-playing showing how to react to inappropriate comments and behavior in a professional setting.

A Better Way to Do Change

Presenter: Marla Riegel

Fun Fact: If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white.
Not so fun fact: If you keep your employees in the dark about a major change you’re planning, they’ll turn surly, uncooperative and disengage.

A major change in your organization can be planned or unplanned. Either way your people can make or break you.

In this Experiential Session you’ll learn:

  • The 5 steps of change (no matter how large the issue)
  • How to keep your people involved and informed at each phase, and
  • Building consensus through collaboration

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Presenter: Holly Green

Finding, managing, rewarding & engaging employees to become a ‘Best Place to Work’ organization –

It is getting tougher and tougher to recruit, retain and engage the best continuously. Millennials dominate the workforce, employees are retiring in record numbers, distractions have increased significantly, and just keeping up is a daily challenge for most of us. Don’t just survive. Thrive! Today you must be the best leader or manager possible. Making sure you do it at every stage of the employee lifecycle and learning how to constantly re-recruit your high achievers is crucial.

In this interactive session, you will receive: 

  • Tools, tips and guidance on all aspects of managing and leading the employee lifecycle (recruiting, retaining, rewarding and engaging employees) including the criteria used for the annual Best Places to Work survey
  • You will develop an action plan for yourself and your organization to become even better at what you do and how you do it
  • You’ll walk away with ideas and techniques you can put into place immediately to more effectively achieve your goals and objectives

90 minute to 2 hour keynote up to all day working session

Change Management – How Effectively Managing Change produces Better Business Results
Presenter: Karen Brown

This program will teach participants the most effective models for change facilitation, employee engagement, retention, and achieving corporate targets, from the newest human behavior research and scientifically proven unconscious mind methodologies. For background, methodologies that engage the conscious mind only comprise 20% of possible results. When unconscious mind methodologies are used, 80% of possible results are achieved.

Value to Audience

  • Identify negative emotions and limiting beliefs about the change
  • Integrate and resolve unconscious conflicts
  • Tap into the change through individual values alignment and cause
  • How to ask effective questions to facilitate all of the above for leverage and velocity through the change

Conversational Intelligence™
Presenter: Evan Roth

A concept whose time has come, Conversational Intelligence© is the key to success in life and business. It’s not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success.

Conversational Intelligence presents a framework for knowing which kind of conversations trigger the lower, more primitive brain and which conversations activate higher-level intelligences such as trust, integrity, empathy, and good judgment. Conversational Intelligence© makes complex scientific material simple to understand and apply through a wealth of easy-to-use tools, examples, conversational rituals, and practices for all levels of an organization.

According to Judith E. Glaser, 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark. “To get to the next level of greatness, depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of the relationships, which depends on the quality of the conversations. Everything happens through conversations.”

With Conversational Intelligence, we strive to:

  1. Elevate the quality of conversations across an entire team or organization
  2. Create positive change in an organization
  3. Enable people to embrace and navigate change in healthy ways
  4. Prevent rituals that become toxic over time
  5. Improve team success

Culture by Design, Not Default
Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Featuring tools and tips to build positive, dynamic culture that promotes success companywide.

Develop a Positive Work Culture for the iY Generation

Presenter: Lowell Wightman

Discussion about the cultural components needed to reduce the impact of enabling and entitled behavior while sharing examples of how positive mindset development increases productivity and efficiency.

Discover strategies for increasing productivity and efficiencies while reducing the impact of enabling and entitlement behavior


  • Define how to overcome employee behaviors that alienate or restrict positive performance
  • Discuss strategies and methods for managing employee population known as the iY generation
  • List the characteristics needed in a business culture to promote Positivity
  • Participants will be given methods to use Positivity and positive mindset development tools

Innovation Tournaments

Presenter: Jeannie Clinkenbeard

How to lead the energizing process that results in exceptional solutions

Today’s leaders are under pressure to both support the day to day operations AND innovate for the future. Yet we often lack a specific process to do so.  We know we need to stay competitive and valuable – yet we aren’t sure where to start. Learn a process that can jumpstart innovation AND help you and your team focus on the right ideas.

Used by Deloitte and Touche, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and DOW to generate exceptional ideas, INNOVATION TOURNAMENTS are a fun, energizing process that gives voice to the whole team.  They increase employee engagement AND result in great ideas that move the business forward.

In this exciting, hands-on session, you’ll:

  • Identify which type of innovation is the best fit for your company.
  • Participate in an energetic mini Innovation Tournament and see how to generate and evaluate the best ideas.
  • Learn how to quickly draw out and pitch your best ideas

International Learning from Sports on the Square Box

Presenter: Kim Carver

After launching 11 television networks globally, hear stories of how different countries responded to different types of sports and marketing tactics. How working with people from all over the world created challenges and great opportunities in that learning.

Just Getting It Done – Driving Execution

Presenter: Holly Green

Are you incredibly busy? Is everyone in your organization feeling the same? Forget frantic acceleration. Measuring the clock of business is about choosing when to be fast and when to be slow. Distractions have increased, access to data has exploded and the possibility of instant connection looms constantly. These forces have created a belief that speed is more important than just about anything else leading us to behaviors that revolve around Busy-ness: a self-imposed mental model underlying dysfunctional, irrational and illogical behaviors in most areas of our lives.
In this interactive, hands-on session, you’ll learn methods, tips & tools to get the right things done every day.

The session focuses on:

  • Constantly gaining self-awareness and developing an action and decision orientation
  • Creating clarity throughout the organization
    • Determining mission, guiding principles & destination points
    • Establishing and refining priorities
    • Integrating and aligning efforts
  • Staging yourself and your organization for success
    • Focusing on targets
    • Building a breakthrough model
  • Getting conscious on how you split your attention
    • Establishing priorities
    • Clarifying performance goals
    • Giving great feedback
    • Measuring progress
  • Intensifying accountability
    • Your own behaviors
    • Increasing organizational accountability
    • Constantly informing, inspiring and engaging

Leading Self and Others Through Complex Change

Presenter: Renelle Darr

This workshop will empower leaders at your organization take on and manage complexity from a place of radical collaboration and shared purpose. Renelle will provide tools to help you understand yourself in times of change and create effective macro-level organizational change strategies.

Living & Thriving @ The Pace of Change

Presenter: Holly Green

The human brain was not set up to work effectively at the pace we are expected to move today. This causes interesting and sometimes harmful behaviors at work.

Living & Thriving explores:

  • Why parts of the brain are not well suited for today’s hyper-fast world
  • How and why we get caught in inefficient and nonproductive busyness
  • Typical reactions to change and how to navigate through them effectively
  • How we can maintain/rebuild resilience during significant change
  • How to remain focused and energized on achieving desired results

The session provides a self-assessment, development worksheets, and enables participants to better understand how to truly thrive in an environment of constant distraction with many of us operating at a pace that does not align to how and when we are most effective.

No Bullshit Change Management

Presenter: Janelle Coleman

We all know the jargon: change acceleration, change methodologies, change agents. But what’s really at the core of change management? How do we make change as pain-free as possible (it’s still going to hurt some days) and ensure that the changes we make actually stick?

In this session we’ll cut through the bs and get to the heart of what makes for impactful and effective change management. We will spend some time on some tactical considerations and approaches, while also exploring how vulnerability and transparency can positively shape the experience of leaders and employees alike. Come learn how you can lean in to change and ensure long-term adoption, even when the going gets tough.


Understand what great leadership in the context of change management really looks like:

  • How honest is too honest? Learn how to be (or help the leaders in your organization be) vulnerable, transparent and inspiring
  • How to support your leaders in getting real (with themselves and the organization) about the changes taking place

Learn how to up your communication game:

  • How to identify and deliver impactful and meaningful key messages
  • How to foster trust with your audience, both internal and external.
  • How to communicate particularly hard news

Spiral Leadership: Fostering Individual Creativity to Build Innovative Organizations
Presenter: Amy Simpkins

Healthy, dynamic organizations must “innovate or perish,” but when innovation is treated as too risky, it can be difficult to cultivate a culture of innovation. Luckily, organizations and teams are made up of humans who are innately innovative beings. In this talk, we’ll bring the human element to innovation, helping leaders leverage their most powerful assets, the complex humans on their team.

This program is perfect for:

  • Executive leadership
  • Management at all levels
  • Team leaders
  • Human resources professionals

The audience will leave with:

  • A practical understanding of the individual Creative cycle
  • The difference between team/organizational cycles and individual cycles and how to integrate them
  • How to build in safe spaces for innovation to flourish without being seen as “high risk”
  • How to convert individual creativity into an innovation-open organization

Format: 45-60 Minute Keynote, available as a webinar

The Anatomy of Culture
Presenter: Kim Carver

A presentation of how culture can affect your bottom line, the health and well-being of your company and employees.

The Guiding Write – How to Direct and Navigate Your Readers Every Time
Presenter: Dee Dukehart

Writing is still an art. With the invasion of e-mails, Twitter and text messages, writing complete, comprehensive, concrete and clear sentences make your points stand out above your competition.

Dee highlights back-to-basics tools on writing sentences that both your internal and external readers understand and gain from your information. Good grammar, punctuation and syntax are your guides to getting your readers to appreciate your information in both business and technical writing. Save time, save money and boost your bottom line with well-written and well-received written documents from e-mails to proposals, from memos to newsletters, or from instructional documents to cover letters: good writing is your readers’ and your best friend.

The Secrets to Becoming an Employer of Choice
Presenter: Holly Green

Webinar Presentation Only
Do you have challenges recruiting the best employees? Are you struggling to hold on to top talent and keep them fully engaged in your business? As the pool of available talent continues to decrease, learn what companies rated “The Best” do to attract and retain high performers.

In this session you’ll learn more about finding, managing, rewarding & engaging employees to become a ‘Best Place to Work’ organization.

  • You will explore the employee lifecycle (recruiting, retaining, rewarding and engaging employees) and key actions you can take at each stage to be even more successful
  • You will receive tools, tips and guidance on managing and leading including the criteria used for the annual Best Places to Work survey
  • You will develop an action plan for yourself and your organization to become even better at what you do and how you do it

Why “Can’t” Is a Four-Letter Word
Presenter: Lauren Danielle Simms

Lauren has a proven track record of creating healthy rebellion against roadblocks and glass ceilings of potential. The only reason you can’t succeed is if you don’t believe you can. The biggest question you need to answer is “Why can’t I?” Lauren not only encourages your full potential, but actually guides you through breaking through self-limitations. She reminds you of the Little Engine That Could … “I think I can… I think I can … I think I can …” and then YOU can!

Winning the Talent War – Acquisition, Engagement, Retention, Management, Succession
Presenter: Karen Brown

Fact: The #1 issue plaguing 6 out of 10 companies today is talent. Finding, hiring, engaging, retaining, managing and setting up succession are all on the menu of business needs today. With unemployment at an all-time low, this is no longer a talent contest, it’s a talent war.

Value to Audience

  • What are and how to use the new fundamentals in talent acquisition, and engagement
  • Applying new skills for talent retention and management
  • The keys to successful succession

Writing Effective E-mails
Presenter: Dee Dukehart

How many e-mails did you receive today? How many did you have an opportunity to read and respond to? Did you understand what your writers were saying or asking? Did your readers understand your e-mail?

E-mail is a major way we communicate. Dee gives you tools and tips on the importance of your subject line and how often to change it.  She’ll cite the importance of when to send and when not to send an e-mail. (Telephones work too.)  She’ll also impress upon you the importance of good grammar, punctuation and syntax.

E-mails can be overwhelming; gain insight to Dee’s Six Flow tools to manage your inbox. This fast-paced and information-driven workshop is full of tools and techniques you can implement immediately for better and more comprehensive e-mails, no matter who reads them.

When you write clearly, conversationally and concretely your readers gain the information you want them to and they are able to respond in kind. This valuable tool is a win/win. Write for the reader: give them what they need in a comprehensive and professional style.