Speaking & Workshops

I specialize in creating experiential, engaging and inspiring educational sessions that offer practical takeaways.

Whether I’m speaking to a large group of attendees at your conference, or facilitating a workshop with a small group of your employees, I design each session to meet the needs of the audience using the following guiding principles:

  • It’s important for all content to be grounded in evidence-based approaches to leadership
  • Your audience will learn best when they are an active participant in the learning experience
  • The best way to ensure behavior change is to leave your participants with easy-to-use, high-impact tools and strategies

Customize Your Speaking Event or Workshop

I can custom-design your keynote, mini-workshop, or multi-day learning experience based on any of the topics below. Learning and performance outcomes are optimized when supported by individual or team coaching.

Keynote & Workshop Topics

Research shows that the main difference between good leaders and exceptional leaders is emotional and social intelligence (EI). Most leaders understand this but often struggle with knowing how to develop their EI and use it to their advantage. In this session, I share evidence-based strategies to help you develop your EI to maximize your leadership effectiveness. You will also learn how to help your staff use their EI to manage today’s challenges and unlock tomorrow’s opportunities.

Learning Objectives :

  • Gain insights into your EI strengths and development opportunities
  • Leverage your EI to maximize your leadership effectiveness, manage stress and prevent burnout
  • Learn strategies to help your staff develop and use their EI

It’s an all-too familiar scene: a new competitive threat or environmental challenge emerges. You need to move quickly, and you need your team to be prepared to change. This requires agility and creativity to handle the challenge and take advantage of windows of opportunity. In this session, you’ll learn the keys to creating organizational agility by fostering a culture that thrives in times of change.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why and how agile workforces are needed in order to rapidly implement a new change
  • Learn how to create and nurture an agile workforce
  • Learn strategies and tactics to put into practice to immediately improve agility and achieve results

Now more than ever, leaders need to effectively manage others who are working in high-stress, rapidly changing environments.  Failure to do so may cause stress to spiral out of control and burnout to spread across a team. Real-life case studies and research show that burnout can be contagious, but you can develop strategies to put a stop to it – for you, and for others.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what contributes to burnout contagion
  • Understand why and how leaders must manage their own stress in order to prevent others’ burnout
  • Learn how destructive leadership behaviors contribute to follower burnout, and how constructive leadership behaviors contribute to follower well-being
  • Develop new strategies to stop burnout – for you, and for others

What makes a team thrive and flourish?  What’s the difference between viewing work as a job, a career, or a calling?  What is the ROI of happiness and positivity at work? In this session, we will explore the art and science behind the power of positivity and how it drives happiness, engagement, and greater performance.  You’ll learn practical takeaways that will help you drive happiness and engagement by integrating a positive cultural approach into your leadership style. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the science behind positivity, happiness, and work engagement
  • Understand the benefits of driving happiness and engagement at work
  • Understand what it takes to create a positive mindset for you and your staff
  • Learn takeaways that you can use today to spread positivity and happiness at work

Stress and burnout are not the same thing.  While we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle demanding responsibilities, high pressure, and work crises in a way that protects you from burnout.  Through my research, I found that tapping into your emotional intelligence is key. In this presentation, I will share the secrets and advice of dozens of highly stressed Chief Medical Officers so that you too can use your emotional intelligence to prevent burnout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why some people are better equipped to handle stress and prevent burnout
  • Understand why and how emotional agility helps us manage stress 
  • Develop strategies to increase your emotional intelligence and ability to deal with stress

There appears to be an ongoing fascination with millennials at work.  There are articles, studies, blog posts, books, and white papers – all about what makes them unique from generations that came before.  As millennials continue to enter our organizations, we continue to hear about how they are behaving – or, as some would say, misbehaving.  But are these myths really true? And, if so, how can we foster their engagement to bring out their best? In this session, we will explore generational differences and similarities, and discuss evidence-based strategies for improving millennials’ engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss ways in which Millennials are similar to and different from Gen Xers and Baby Boomers
  • Understand how Millennials view work and the world in which they live
  • Discuss strategies for engaging and retaining Millennials