VIRTUAL TOPIC: Building Resilience in Your Workplace

Heather shows your virtual attendees the significance of creating psychologically safe environments in an uncertain world where people can bring their whole selves and are open to voice ideas that drive innovation.

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Diversity and Inclusion- How to Build a Culture of Belonging 

Inclusive leadership that supports diversity starts with surrounding yourself with people willing to deliver uncomfortable feedback. Building a culture of belonging, educating yourself about others' experiences and challenges, and staying committed for the long haul is essential.

Leadership keynote speaker and employee engagement expert Heather R. Younger draws from personal experience growing up shunned by her family because of her race. From a lifetime of living inside that complexity, Heather learned to intimately understand the hurt of ‘not belonging.’

Heather uses her intimate knowledge to inspire leaders to flex their empathy muscles and master the art of active listening to ensure every employee feels valued, respected, and supported.

Leaders who actively listen to team members, establish a sense of belonging and inclusion by honoring their employees’ diverse experiences and perspectives. They encourage and support honest conversations in authentic ways.

In this corporate practice-changing keynote, your audience will learn:

  • How to harness the power of active listening
  • How to encourage others to speak up and be heard
  • How to treat others with civility, dignity, and fairness
  • How to show up each workday as their most authentic self 
 

If you’re ready to guide your leadership team towards a culture of belonging through the power of a diverse and inclusive workplace, invite Heather to speak at your next event.


Building Resilience: How to Unleash Your Mindset and Overcome Any Challenge

Most successful people in history had to overcome overwhelming obstacles to climb the ladder of success. From Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney to Oprah Winfrey and leaders of significance all over the world – it’s inspired to see how they navigated rock paths that might have derailed others.

What is the secret ingredient to their success? Resilience. Whether they endured abuse, poverty, rejection, hurt, betrayal, trauma, or a combination of adversities, they leaned in, committed, and made conscious, difference-making choices again and again to keep moving forward and become their best selves.

In this life-changing message, keynote speaker and adversity expert Heather R. Younger taps into her own personal and professional experiences as well as stories of strength and perseverance to share empowering proven tools for resetting the resilience of every attendee.

Your audience will learn how to:

  • Leverage the three top daily steps for strengthening resilience
  • Uncover underlying beliefs that can fuel resistance to change
  • Reframe adversity into opportunities for leadership and growth
  • Develop the kind of core tenacity that can take them through any challenge
  • Unlock and unleash new mindsets that replace fear with a feeling of empowerment, strength, and positive self-worth
 

Ready to help your team develop the kind of resilience that will allow them to be happier, healthier, more balanced, and ready for anything in a world filled with challenges and distractions? Heather Younger has just the message for you.


Seize the Opportunity: Reimagining a Better Workplace in a Challenging World

Do you feel like your entire workforce has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the havoc unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic? Is your head spinning trying to define paths forward for your organization and employees in a world where change is happening at a seemingly warp speed?

In this empowering, interactive, and hope-filled message, keynote speaker and adversity expert Heather R. Younger inspires attendees to reimagine the workplace, their roles, and offers a high-level roadmap for succeeding with more ease.  

Your audience will learn how to …

  • Use proven psychology to reframe challenges and see opportunities more clearly
  • Feel more confident, empowered, and in control – even in a chaotic world
  • Lean into their inherent resilience and reduce their stress
  • Collaboratively reimagine workspaces and roles to develop win-win processes and an inclusive culture
  • Become better advocates for themselves and others
  • Lead in new, powerful, and sustainable ways
 

If you’re ready to ease the impact of chaos for your team and help them develop the skills and mindsets necessary to navigate change with agility, confidence, compassion, and character, invite Heather to bring this timely topic to your next event.


Changing “I Quit!” to “I Fit!” - Five Powerful Strategies to Increase Employee Retention and Create an Amazing Workplace Culture

Frustrated by the lack of engagement in your organization? Constantly battling high employee turnover? Is your employees’ favorite pastime updating their resumes? (Ouch!) 

In this entertaining and enlightening keynote, leadership keynote speaker and adversity expert Heather R. Younger reveals the underlying actions organizations can take to create a more engaged and loyal workforce -- even with budget restraints and a world that feels chaotic and challenging.

Attendees will leave more motivated, energized, and eager to collaborate as a team to create a positive, productive, and connected workplace.

Your leadership team will learn how to:

  • Successfully navigate their role in employee turnover and loyalty
  • Uncover the main catalyst for employee loyalty (it’s not money)
  • Develop solid capacities to help employees become more adaptable and less fearful
  • Manage change with agility and purpose and help lead others to do the same
  • Best Ensure employees feel safe, heard, seen, empowered, and valued
 

There has never been a more important time to lead with purpose, skill, adaptability, and resilience. Give your leadership team everything they need to stand out as an organization where employees can’t wait to help grow. Contact Heather today to learn more.

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About Heather

Heather R. Younger’s expertise in adversity started early. As the only child from an interracial and interfaith marriage, she was shunned and excluded by extended family. While it left her with a lot of questions growing up, it led her to develop a high level of resilience and a deeply inspired commitment to advocate for the voiceless. Heather is dedicated to creating opportunities for people to learn strategies for reframing their own adversities and stories to lead more productive and joyful lives.

With humor, warmth, and an instant relatability – she helps organizational leaders, teams, and individuals create a laser-focused clarity into what makes them tick. She shows why that’s important while delivering clear and purposeful strategies for embracing change and recognizing the tremendous strength in diversity.

As a champion for positive change in workplaces, communities, and our world at large, Heather inspires others by teaching the kind of intentional leadership that drives real business results such as increased employee engagement, loyalty, collaboration, and connectivity.

The result?

  • Team members feel heard, seen, and valued
  • Companies create safe environments and a culture of trust
  • Diversity and creativity are celebrated
  • Resilience rises
  • Stress falls
  • Productivity goes through the roof
  • Customer retention and referrals soar

Everyone wins – sometimes in ways they didn’t even realize possible.

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Heather is the founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, an International TEDx speaker on Adversity, Leadership Podcast Host, Business Coach, Facilitator and Attorney, who has earned a reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. She holds a law degree, is a regular contributor to "Forbes" and "LinkedIn" 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 upcoming book, The Art of Caring Leadership, was picked up by Berrett Koehler Publishers and teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, on the boards of Mile High SHRM, National Speakers Association of Colorado, and the American Cancer Society.That’s a lot of accolades and titles – but 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.

She’s also a mother of four who, like so many parents and business professionals, gets just how difficult and challenging everything can be – and she’s bringing the solutions and strategies to make change less scary, more manageable, and sometimes – even adventurous!

Ready to create a win-win for your team, organization, and customers? Invite Heather to speak to your next audience.

I strongly recommend Heather for any speaking engagements.

Heather recently spoke to a national trial lawyers‘ organization of which I am an Officer.  Her topic of “Resilience” was timely and very well received.  Her passion for teaching and sharing is both obvious and contagious.  She is articulate, informative and high energy.   I strongly recommend Heather for any speaking engagements.

Michael L. O'Donnell | Partner and Chairman

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

Her energy and great ideas are inspirational.

She gave the audience a very clear, concise and easy to understand keynote about employee loyalty. Heather has a dynamic approach that easily engages the audience. Her energy and great ideas are inspirational.

Ana de Magalhaes, Harvard Business Review Brasil
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Heather R. Younger’s Intro for Building Resilience

Are you feeling stuck by what is happening all around you?
 
Could you use some great ideas to help you get back on track and thriving? 
 
If you answered yes, then you are in the right place! 
 
Today's presenter is known as the “Employee Whisperer” - is a best-selling author on employee loyalty and leadership - has a TED talk on “Transforming
Adversity into Opportunity” - and is the host of the popular "Leadership with Heart" podcast. 
 
Let's welcome from Denver, Colorado, a self-professed lover of warm chocolate chip cookies—Heather Younger!
 

Heather R. Younger’s Intro for Changing “I Quit!” to “I Fit!”

Do you wish you knew the #1 reason why employees leave their companies?
If you knew the secret potion for making employees want to stay, would you be excited to do more of it?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you are in the right place!

Today's presenter is known as the “Employee Whisperer” - is a best-selling author on employee loyalty and leadership - is the host of the popular "Leadership with Heart" podcast - and she is a former attorney (please don’t hold that against her).

Helping us today to 'Retain Our Employees through Caring Leadership,' let's welcome from Denver, Colorado - a soccer mom and self-professed lover of warm chocolate chip cookies—Heather Younger!

 


 

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 cup of hot black tea with honey and lemon
  • 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

INSIDE HEATHER'S STUDIO 

  • 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)
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