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– GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY
These are some of my most popular speaking topics. I can also customize topics for your industry related to human motivation and fulfillment, meaningfulness, engagement, and organizational culture and leadership development.
Research finds that people who work with or for a Purposeful Leader are more resilient and higher-performing. Why? When people are connected to purpose, they are four times more likely to be engaged, are more motivated, learn faster and are more fulfilled.
Yet, while 79 percent of leaders rightly think that staying aligned with a central, human-centered reason for being (purpose) is critical to success, just 34 percent say that they enact purpose regularly when making decisions and in their everyday practices when working with their teams.
In this mind-shifting program that redefines leadership, I provide clarity about what purpose is, show how purpose scientifically works to compel people and organizations, and introduce the key research-backed practices of Purposeful Leadership to cultivate fulfilled and resilient lives, teams and organizations.
The Lead with Purpose program has been presented to thousands of people around the world including Fortune 500 executives, front-line workers, healthcare providers, education administrators, governments, entrepreneurs and students.
– The National Park Service
Eighty-three percent of people in diverse occupations identify that finding meaning in work is a daily top priority, and more than 50 percent of people across numerous occupations and industries indicate they would take a lower paying job for more meaning.
At the same time, compelling research finds that people can actively craft their work as meaningful and connected to a bigger purpose – even in routine tasks.
In the Activate Purpose in Work session, I empower and compel people at the individual, team and leadership level to begin crafting all work as meaningful for themselves and others to feel more fulfilled, engaged and to increase performance.
Activate Purpose in Work is ideal for all-organization meetings and events and is applicable and empowering for any employee type from frontline worker to executive.
– Crankset Group
– Vistage Worldwide
– Colorado State University
Many initiatives to improve employee engagement fail because they tend to overlook the predictors of engagement – the strongest of which is the experience of meaningfulness. With employee engagement rates remaining strikingly low for nearly a decade, I provide a new way to think about engagement by focusing on cultivating a culture of meaning.
People experience meaningfulness when they (1) feel they are significant, (2) can see how their work fits into a bigger whole, (3) are able to fully utilize their strengths and skills, (4) develop meaningful relationships that add value to their whole lives, and (5) are able participate in a fearless organizational culture.
In Design a Meaningful Employee Experience, I provide key research-backed strategies for intentionally designing and maintaining an employee experience that elicits a sense of meaningfulness to drive motivation and fulfillment, which can result in retention and low turnover.
The Design a Meaningful Employee Experience is ideal for both organizational and team leaders who are the architects of the core processes that impact the daily life of people in the workplace.
– Veterinary Medical Association
– University of Colorado Health Systems
With burnout rates and disengagement at astoundingly high levels, particularly in “helping” professions such as human and veterinary medicine, public service and education, this session specifically applies the science of positive psychology, purpose and meaning to provide practical skills for crafting a positive approach to stress that is rooted in purpose.
In From Burnout to Joy, I help people learn to re-discover their purpose in work, positively re-assess negative work events, and create a set of practices that help people reflect on and stay in alignment with their purpose to mediate stress.
This session is highly requested in health care, veterinary medicine, nonprofit work, and public service work and is ideal for all employee types.
– National Association of Health Underwriters
– Moving Worlds Institute
– Associate Staffing
– Hannah West, College with Purpose participant
“…a positive organization and leadership development researcher, internationally-acclaimed speaker, and author who helps leaders and organizations thrive with the power of purpose and meaningfulness.”