My keynotes are typically 45 to 90 minutes in length and can be followed by a questions and answer session, depending on the size of the audience. Audiences vary in size from 20 people to more than 500 people.
Any of the content that I offer can either be delivered in a classroom style facilitation or in a group session. This purely depends on whether or not delegates have time to be out of the office for solid days.
Keynote topics include:
Your Potential (squared)
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Living in an era of uncertainty means that we are all navigating the unknown and trying to figure out what our purpose in the world is. We all have broad questions relating to our positioning in the world but these questions don’t necessarily have straightforward answers. How do you know when you have reached your potential? What is your potential? Why does your potential even matter?
These questions are the driving force of this keynote. During each session, I unlock these answers and provide deep insights into what each persons personal potential is and, more importantly, how to reach it. In other words, this keynote educates people on how to reach a state of self-competency, which is the beginning of self-leadership.
Contact me to find out which custom-designed process would best suit your organisational needs.
Working In An Awakened Company
Global change is an inevitable element of life that we are all faced with on a continuous basis. During this keynote, I focus on how global change impacts a person’s organisational productivity while paying special attention to how people think, feel and behave during this time.
This is where the term “awakened company” comes in. An awakened company is one where employees are self-motivated and take responsibility for their role within an organisation, purely because they feel valued and appreciated. Imagine working for an organisation where employees are confident, self-reliant, creative and solutions-orientated. Neuro-scientific research shows us that emotions drive our behaviour. For this reason, creating a context where employees are “awake” to themselves and others is imperative for any business to thrive. This is my ultimate goal for each of my clients.
Business' Big Five
Today’s business environment presents us with endless amounts of challenges that have to be dealt with in order to keep ahead of the curve.
The below questions relate to the top five issues that businesses are currently facing and will continue to face over the next five years:
- How is your business going to deal with an increasingly unskilled and entitled workforce, that will, in terms of numbers, make up the majority of the workforce by 2020?
- How is your business going to create a distinction for itself in an over-crowded market (this is different to a ‘differentiator’)?
- How is your business going to add value to an increasingly demanding consumer base?
- If the Internet kills the hype surrounding your brand (yours and your company’s), how are you going to remain authentic and in the forefront of market demands?
- How, in the face of change, is your business going to stay nimble and adaptable?
How an organisation chooses to deal with these issues can very easily make or break a company. If you need help managing any of these concerns, contact me and I will gladly assist you on how to view these challenges in a positive light and how to deal with them accordingly.
Meet the Millenial
The basis of this keynote lies in understanding that people have fundamentally different values and outlooks on life, which are largely influenced by the era in which each person is born. This assists in gaining knowledge on the “Generation Theory” and its relation to optimising diversity, creating employee engagement, navigating change and fostering team collaboration within organisations.
During this keynote, delegates answer the following questions in the context of a competitive economy undergoing tremendous change:
- What is going to make you, your team or your organisation stand out?
- Why would your employees or your consumers stay loyal to you, your brand, your company or company ‘rules’?
- How are you going to know which rules for success need changing and which can remain the same?
- Do you really understand your employees and your consumers in terms of how they communicate and connect based on their generation?
- What motivates your talent?
- What is the best way to retain good talent?
- Does your organisational culture or environment inspire engagement from everyone with diverse perspectives?
This specific keynote essentially offers suggestions on what kind of environment each unique organisation should adopt based on their generational perspectives.
The Power of the Herd
Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey is of the opinion that it is social intelligence, rather than quantitative intelligence that defines humans. In its simplest form, social intelligence refers to our ability to navigate complex social relationships, environments and social change.
Our individual social attitudes and beliefs are often what drive our relationships in the workplace and they also determine our ability to collaborate effectively with both our internal and external networks. Effective leadership today is about being socially intelligent, which is essentially born out of emotional intelligence.
Think of how horses live their day-to-day lives in the wild. Their evolutionary survival depends on their social intelligence and most importantly, their ability to “work as a herd”, simply because they cannot survive alone. This inspirational keynote draws on my own relationship with one of my horses. Our relationship acts as a metaphor for the lessons in leadership and social intelligence that she has learned from this partnership.
If your organisation, department or team requires a moving reminder of how to work more successfully as a team, this is the presentation for you.