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CREATE A CULTURE OF LISTENING to Achieve the Results You Want

Heather is the CEO of Employee Fanatix - a DEI strategist - a best-selling author of The Art of Caring Leadership - a writer for Forbes and Fast Company - host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast - and a soccer mom who loves warm chocolate chip cookies!

How to Create a Culture of Listening

For the last 12 years, Heather has reviewed over 25,000 employee engagement surveys. This keynote distills that knowledge into actionable insights that have been proven to lead to better engagement, better customer satisfaction, higher revenue, lower turnover, and brand loyalty.

This program is perfect for leaders: 

  • Seeking to understand employees, prospects, or customers to better meet their needs
  • Working to improve the culture at work to ensure everyone feels heard, valued, and appreciated

  • Supporting others at work to become more engaged, motivated, and productive

The audience will leave with:

  • An inspired 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

The Art of Caring Leadership

The four Caring Leadership principles delivered in this keynote serve as a powerful reminder of every leader’s responsibility to uplift their team and organization and drive real business results.

This program is perfect for leaders: 

  • Supporting employees through organizational change

  • Prioritizing self-development as part of their leadership plan 

  • Working to improve their ability to inspire and engage those they lead and meet key organizational goals

The audience will leave with:

  • Strategies to inspire loyalty by becoming more present, caring, and compassionate
  • 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

Reimagining a New and Better Workplace

In this empowering, interactive, and hope-filled keynote, Heather provides a roadmap for navigating change with agility, confidence, resilience — and a positive outlook.

This program is perfect for leaders:

  • Powering through tough moments or times of crisis

  • Fortifying those they lead in preparation for future challenges

  • Equipping their organization to thrive long term

The audience will leave with:

  • An effective framework for resilience and quickly recovering from adversity

  • A high-level roadmap for succeeding with more ease, even in uncertain times

  • A clear path to retool their workplace through creativity and innovation

Diversity and Inclusion: How to Build a Culture of Belonging

This keynote draws from Heather’s personal experiences as the only child of an interfaith and interracial marriage to inspire leaders to flex their empathy muscles and master the art of active listening to ensure every employee feels valued, respected and supported.

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

Heather R Younger Videos

Explore Heather’s videos below. She is on a mission to help leaders understand the power they possess to ensure people feel valued at work. Her customized presentations help audiences to shine by improving how they listen to, communicate with, and empower their employees.

In Person Promo Video

Building Resilience

Caring Leadership Book

Listening To Your Customers

Creating a Diverse Culture

A Culture of Listening via a Culture Audit

Heather R Younger Biography

About Heather

Heather R Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings revealing insights to the stage from over 25,000 employee experiences. A diversity, equity and inclusion strategist, and the world’s leading expert on listening at work, she is the host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast. Heather is a regular contributor to Forbes and Fast Company and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, which hit the top of the "Forbes Must-Read List for HR Professionals." Her latest best-selling book, The Art of Caring Leadership, teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace.

A former attorney who worked for years in corporate America, what is most important to know about Heather is that she brings a breadth of experience - extensive quantitative and qualitative research - and a truly deep passion for advocacy, resilience, human relations, and connection - to every audience, every workshop, every consultation.

When not working, she is a mother of four and a self-proclaimed soccer mom who eats tons of chocolate for self-preservation.

Heather R Younger Testimonials

Heather R Younger delivers the message we all need to hear today.

In a world filled with distractions and a ton of noise, Heather R Younger delivers the message we all need to hear today. Her simple way of breaking down the steps on how each of us owns the ability to create a culture of listening is powerful. Whether trying to connect to sales prospects, clients or employees, Heather lessons, stories and methods are immediately applicable and one's that need prioritization in every organization. If you haven't heard her speak yet, get her in the doors of your company so everyone can listen and grow from her brilliance.

Stephanie Clark | Interim, HR Manager, Chief Learning and Development Officer | District Department of Transportation Lou Diamond, 

At the end of the discussion, I felt optimistic and enthusiastic to implement and share what Heather had taught me.

I just had the pleasure of listening to Heather’s talk about Resilience Through Change. While the message of the talk was strong and encouraging, it was Heather’s charisma and presentation that really made the topic resonate with me. Heather’s humor and personal experiences kept the presentation fresh and exciting. In addition, while facing the limitations of a virtual platform, Heather was able to engage the viewers and allow for audience participation; helping us (the audience) connect with each other through our responses and experiences. At the end of the discussion, I felt optimistic and enthusiastic to implement and share what she had taught me.

Tammy Salazar, Forensic Scientist, Idaho State Police

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Heather R Younger Intro

Do you know how to show others that you truly care and are listening to them?

And what about you? Do you bounce back quickly when faced with all of your current challenges?

If these questions appeal to you, then you are in the right place!

Our speaker today is known as the “Employee Whisperer” - is the host of the popular “Leadership with Heart” podcast - is a diversity, equity, inclusion consultant - and a former attorney - please don’t hold that against her.

When not working, she is a self-proclaimed soccer mom who eats tons of chocolate for self-preservation.

Please join me in welcoming from Denver, Colorado, best-selling author and self-professed lover of warm chocolate chip cookies—Heather R Younger!

Heather R Younger Technical Requirements

Heather R Younger’s Technical Requirements - Live Events

Heather’s presentation uses a heavy amount of images, all embedded into her Keynote deck that she runs from her Dell Inspiron 14 5000. 

**Due to the custom nature of her presentation, it is not possible to run the slides from another machine or provide them prior to the presentation.

Heather's requirements are as follows:

  • Prior to the presentation, a bottle of water with a screw cap
  • A 16.9 digital data projector, ideally with a HDMI connection
  • 3.5mm sound lead to play audio from her laptop
  • A fold-back screen (a monitor so Heather can see which slides are on-screen from anywhere on stage).
  • No lectern required - please allow for ease of movement on the entire stage
  • A wireless lapel or headset microphone
  • A bottle of water on stage
  • Walk on/walk off song: “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor (can be played up to 40 second mark as a continuous or just as instrumental)

SOUND CHECK: Heather requires no more than 30 minutes. The sound check needs to occur within two (2) to three (3) hours of her presentation time.

RECORDING: Heather is happy to be video-taped; a separate Right of Use Agreement must be authorized by the Customer if they are taping her presentation.

Heather R Younger’s Technical Requirements - Virtual Events

  1. Customized Virtual Session – PRE-RECORDED

  • Heather will provide her pre-recorded session five (5) days in advance, as a 4K video file for the client to load into their meeting platform
  • The client will provide the meeting platform of their choice, invite their attendees and screen the pre-recorded video to participants
  • No technical rehearsal is necessary for the digital keynote product
  • Heather will join the virtual meeting for a moderated, live Q & A with participants 
  • After the session, Heather will provide a PDF summary of insights and a planning guide for next action steps
  1. Customized Virtual Session - LIVE

  • Heather will present with a green screen for a chroma-key broadcast where she appears seamlessly in front of animated video slides, or using a monochromatic warm background
  • A technical rehearsal is required prior to the event
  • The client will provide the meeting platform of their choice, invite their attendees and screen Heather live to participants
  • Her ATEM pro switcher allows her multi-camera setup to simply appear as a webcam to your conference platform
  • NOTE: Heather will not provide her slides in advance, as they have been custom-coded and are designed to work as visual aids only
  • After the session, Heather will provide a PDF summary of insights and a planning guide for next action steps


  • Camera A: Logitech Brio 4K web camera 
  • Camera B: Canon EOS 250D / SL3 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
  • Blackmagic ATEM pro switcher and hardware streaming encoder
  • 3 Newer continuous LED location lights
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Laptop (for slides)
  • Dell Inspiron Laptop (for accessing the platform)
  • Movo Photo WMX-1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz)