Clarity: a leader's most important tool.



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!




Six Questions to Assess Your Workplace Culture

The Great Resignation is leaving many team leaders scratching their heads wondering what they can do to attract and retain talent. Employee engagement was difficult prior to this season of employee restlessness. Now it feels almost impossible.

However, the Great Resignation is also providing team leaders with a great opportunity. Now is a perfect time to step back, ask hard questions, and honestly assess your organization's culture.

This message provides leaders with six questions to ask as they seek to assess their workplace. These questions will make it clear if the culture is poised to attract and retain talent or is contributing to talent dissatisfaction and departure.


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.