Building the workforce of the future through action-oriented insights that help people better connect, collaborate, and communicate.

I’ve delivered hundreds of speeches and conducted thousands of interviews across a wide-span of industries, both nationally and globally. In doing so, I’ve realized that most organizations’ dysfunctions come down to three overlying issues:

 
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People were treating each other like robots, resources, and lines on a spreadsheet, instead of complex, sentient beings. My work focuses on bringing the human touch back into the workplace. People-first strategy, authenticity, kindness, warmth, transparency, courage, vulnerability, candor… all key ingredients to my recipe for building a truly good company, one where your people don’t suffer from the Sunday scaries.


my approach

Each and every presentation is customized for the client because, as we all know, no two rooms are alike. It’s important for me to get to know you, your company, your industry, your event, your people, and your goals. After that research deep-dive, I put my head down and create magic (with some calls in between based on your needs).

The Topics

Creating a WorkplacE that Doesn’t Suck

Who is this for? Leaders and managers

 
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Everyone deserves an amazing place to work… so why do so many people dread getting out of bed in the morning? While you’ve probably heard the phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” rarely do organizations focus their time, money, and resources on improving their workplace culture. This presentation is all about helping clients building and maintaining a thriving culture. It gives leaders and managers a cultural playbook to assess if their own culture is designed to empower their employees. By unpacking the most pertinent organizational design trends, what’s worked (and also what hasn’t), and exploring basic human motivations, Hannah aims to give fresh insights and tools so you can create a workplace that makes people want to spring out of bed in the morning.


Communicating So People Can Hear You

Who is this for? Leaders, managers, new hires, and everyone in between

 
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In today’s workplace culture, the loudest person in the room tends to be the one who is heard. In meetings, the person who can categorize their thoughts the fastest is labeled a rock star. Some people communicate to get information, others to help build relationships. Introverts have a different communication style than extroverts. With all of these layers of complexity, in an instant, how we’re trying to come across and what we’re trying to say can get misinterpreted. Miscommunication can lead to falling behind at work, getting passed over for promotions, and worst of all, becoming frustrated with our fellow colleagues, managers, or leaders. This presentation highlights the top three areas where messages get lost in translation and people fail to get their meaning across. Expert communicator, speaker, and storyteller Hannah presents actionable takeaways so that everyone can actively listen, speak confidently, and really be heard.


The New Leadership Mindset

Who is this for? CEOs, leaders, and entrepreneurs

 
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The tides have changed, and so have perceptions about what makes for a good job, a good organization, and a good leadership methodology. Yet many leaders continue to operate with a workplace ethos that just isn’t resonating in our modern working world. The result is an environment rife with frustrated employees, high turnover rates, and broken lines of communication. Only the leaders who are paying attention and adapting are creating sustainable, thriving, happy workplaces. Through this presentation, Hannah will present how the best leaders in the biz are flipping the script and choosing…

  • Trust and transparency over strict rules and regulation

  • Radical candor over formal, diplomatic messaging

  • Listening to understand over listening to respond

  • People and empathy over dollars and strategy