How to create a culture where everyone can thrive.

Brains @ Work is a tag-team keynote with my business partner and fellow professional speaker, Sarah Ohanesian

The talk is available as both a virtual keynote and a live keynote.

While the message of the talk is the same, the format is significantly different. Unlike a lot of virtual keynotes, we don’t just perform the live talk on Zoom.

The Live Keynote is designed to be a performance. We use the physical space of the stage and take full advantage of the opportunity to incorporate body language and props. 

The Virtual Keynote is designed for the way we consume digital media, such as podcasts, Youtube, and interactive games. Rather than flip through some slides and talk over them, we give the audience opportunities to both passively and actively engage with the content. 

By presenting this keynote differently based on the format, we are able to keep people engaged regardless of which version of the talk they see.

Why this talk? Why now?

So much talent is going to waste

Teams benefit from having a wide variety of talents and abilities. Unfortunately, that benefit will never materialize if people don’t feel comfortable enough to share their gifts.

When people hide, or are too scared to show off their talents, that’s not their fault. Something about the environment doesn’t feel safe to them.

But you can fix it with 3 simple swaps.

We could solve a lot of unnecessary frustration

Wouldn’t work be so much easier if people would just…

  • do their job
  • show up on time
  • say what they need

It can be so frustrating. You feel like you’ve tried everything: rewards, punishments, training…what’s left? 

What if I told you nothing would work until you change this one thing? Want to know what it is?

There are people suffering at work

This isn’t hyperbole, there are people literally suffering at work right now and you may not even know it.

Why are they suffering?  

It could be the lights, the open office plan, someone’s cologne, or just how management gives out assignments. Once you understand that different brains process the world differently, you start to understand that could mean physical or emotional pain.

So, that person who isn’t working out might not be disengaged…they might be suffering. The first step to fixing it is awareness. 

But it’s the second step that makes an inclusive environment.

Brains @ Work

How to unlock hidden talent by creating a culture of belonging

…If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.”

Yet, that’s exactly how too many organizations operate, and who benefits? No one.

  • What if you could tap into each person’s unique abilities?
  • What if you could change the way you operate so that each person could stay in their zone of genius?
  • In short, what if we stopped judging all of those fishes who can’t climb trees?

In this keynote, we shine the light on something that is virtually invisible in most companies: neurodiversity. Once we understand what neurodiversity is, we can learn to work with it, rather than against it. 

Brains @ Work is a new way to think about structuring your work environment to create deeper employee engagement, more cohesive cultures, and vastly improved productivity.

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