As a Meeting Planner, you want to be an invaluable partner that produces an unforgettable event that makes a lasting impression.

But, you need to choose the right keynote speaker that provides strategic context and actionable steps for Caring Leadership® in a way that your participants will relate to and love. If your next event doesn’t inspire people to take action, then nothing will change! You need one of the world’s leading experts on listening at work, Heather R Younger, J.D., CSP.

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Heather R Younger, J.D., CSP |   Founder & CEO Employee Fanatix, Tedx Speaker, Best Selling Author

As a Meeting Planner, you want to be an invaluable partner that produces an unforgettable event that makes a lasting impression.

But, you need to choose the right keynote speaker that provides strategic context and actionable steps for Caring Leadership® in a way that your participants will relate to and love. If your next event doesn’t inspire people to take action, then nothing will change! You need one of the world's leading experts on listening at work, Heather R Younger, J.D., CSP.

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KEYNOTE 1

The Art of Caring Leadership®:

The Key to Unleashing The Full Potential in Your People

Challenging moments or even times of crisis demand effective leadership. Equip your leaders from bottom to top.

KEYNOTE 2

The Art of Active Listening:

The Key to Making Anyone Feel Valued and Engaged

When those at work feel heard, they are more loyal to the organization resulting in improved morale and higher productivity. Give your people new and improved active listening skills.

KEYNOTE 3

The Art of Belonging at Work:

How to Create Magnetic Cultures Where People Feel Included

When people feel like they don’t belong, the entire organization suffers. Be inspired to create a culture of acceptance.

Challenging moments or even times of crisis demand effective leadership. Equip your leaders from bottom to top.

When those at work feel heard, they are more loyal to the organization resulting in improved morale and higher productivity. Give your people new and improved active listening skills.

When people feel like they don’t belong, the entire organization suffers. Be inspired to create a culture of acceptance.

KEYNOTE 1: LEADERSHIP

The Art of Caring Leadership®:

The Key to Unleashing The Full Potential in Your People

The Caring Leadership behaviors delivered in this keynote serve as a powerful reminder of everyone's responsibility to uplift their team and organization and drive real business results.

This program is perfect for leaders and team members:

  • Supporting employees through organizational change
  • Prioritizing self-development as part of their leadership development
  • Working to improve their ability to inspire and engage those they lead and meet key organizational goals

The audience will leave with:

  • A practical understanding of the concrete actions they can take to uplift and engage those they lead
  • Deep insights into the positive power they possess to create a culture of caring at work
  • Strategies to inspire loyalty with their leadership by becoming more present, caring, and compassionate

KEYNOTE 2: CULTURE

The Art of Active Listening:

The Key to Making Anyone Feel Valued and Engaged

Active listening is the doorway to increased belonging, loyalty, profitability and  innovation. It is the difference between thinking we understand what people want and knowing what they want and integral to Caring Leadership.

For the last 12 years, Heather has reviewed over 25,000 employee engagement surveys as well as facilitated numerous listening sessions. She has distilled that knowledge into actionable insights that equip your people with the interpersonal skills they need to make others feel seen, heard, and valued in every interaction. 

This program is perfect for leaders and team members:

  • Working to improve the culture at work to ensure everyone feels heard, valued, and appreciated
  • Seeking to understand employees, prospects, or customers to better meet their needs
  • Supporting others at work to become more engaged, motivated, and productive

In this keynote, Heather introduces a new change model for organizational listening which she illustrates in five steps. The audience will leave with:

  • The understanding of how to practice active listening with those who look to them for guidance
  • A listening process that will unlock valuable insights and deliver desired outcomes
  • The one success characteristic they need to reach their goals and create win-win scenarios at work

KEYNOTE 3: INCLUSION AND RESILIENCE

The Art of Belonging at Work:

How to Create Magnetic Cultures Where People Feel Included

This keynote draws from Heather’s personal experiences as the only child of an interfaith and interracial marriage to inspire workforces to embrace the future of work, flex their empathy muscles, and master the art of active listening to ensure every employee feels valued, respected and supported. Active Listening is important in Caring Leadership and at every level in an organization to prevent burnout, navigate change successfully, make customers happy, and grow profitability.

This program is perfect for leaders:

  • Building cultures of belonging at work
  • Seeking to honor their colleagues’ diverse experiences and perspectives
  • Educating themselves about other peoples’ challenges

The audience will leave with:

  • A practical method to elicit feedback and unlock change and growth
  • A greater understanding of the role they have to play in creating cultures of belonging at work
  • The inspiration to show up each workday as their most authentic selves
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Heather is a Workplace Culture Expert

She's...

CEO of Employee Fanatix

A leading workplace culture and employee engagement consulting & training firm.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker

Bringing the best insights from over 25,000 employee stories to the stage.

A top company culture strategist

An expert in creating spaces for these vital conversations.

A contributor to leading news outlets

A trusted expert for stories on workplace culture, customer and employee engagement, and employee retention.

Books

"An engaging & Inspiring read."

STEPHEN M.R. COVEY | NYT & #1 WSJ Bestselling Author

  • Based on interviews with over eighty leaders, including:
  • Howard Behar, former President of the Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Judith Scimone, Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer at MetLife
  • Garry Ridge, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the WD-40 Company
  • Shawnté Cox Holland, Head of Culture and Engagement at Vanguard
  • Outlines nine ways that leaders can make all employees feel included and cared for.
  • Includes access to a self-assessment so you can measure your progress as a caring leader.
The Art of Caring Leadership
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  • In The Art of Active Listening, Heather introduces a new change model for organizational listening illustrated in five steps:
  • 1 Recognize the Unsaid - Pick up on important signals. Notice where words and actions don’t match up, and show an openness to hear the hard things. Prepare to create safe spaces in which to listen.
  • 2 Seek to Understand - Capture insights & emotions. Gain deep, valuable insights about what team members and customers actually want and need.
  • 3 Decode - See a complete picture. Decipher what’s most important to team members and customers. Identify which changes are most likely to have the greatest impact.
  • 4 Act - Capture hearts and minds at every level. Leveraging insights from prior steps, create an inclusive and collaborative action plan for culture change and transformation.
  • 5 Close the Loop - Connect the dots...by sharing what you’ve heard and the actions you’re taking. People that feel valued, heard, and included will respond with more loyalty.
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Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

“Heather’s courage and vulnerability to share her authentic self are truly inspiring. She shares the most cutting-edge leadership strategies on topics like emotional intelligence and employee experience. If you’re looking to sharpen your leadership skills, this podcast is for you.”

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