Keynote Speeches

Developing the leadership competencies of managers, directors and executives

Coaching Your People to Their Success… and Yours!

Coaching has been used quite frequently in the business world. But what is it really? Coaching is one key behavioral aspect of leadership that few 21st century leaders can be without. Keith Lewis will energetically take you through a simple 5-step coaching model that will distinguish the real coaching relationship between a leader and a subordinate. Through a series of brief and engaging activities, Keith will highlight the necessary skills to use this model, including higher-level listening, powerful questioning, speaking the truth, and stretch requests.

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Leadership? Teamwork? It All Boils Down to This: Communicate!

Our clients call us all the time to help us build their team or work on their leadership skills. Why are they really calling us? Not because they are not a good team or don’t have technically skilled leaders, but because they can’t communicate effectively. This program is also a visceral learning experience as Keith Lewis allows you to feel what effective communication really feels like. As is Keith’s hallmark, audience participation is welcome and expected!

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Armchair Facilitator — Keys to the Collaborative Meeting

How many meetings will you have today? This week? How much money does it cost your organization to hold a meeting? Keith Lewis will bring his years of facilitation experience to your group in a fun and interactive presentation that will provide tools, ideas, reminders, and “ah-ha’s!” Be prepared to participate and discuss in this insightful and impactful talk.

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Organizational Spirit! What Leaders and Mascots Have in Common

This one will get you jumping! Keith Lewis will bring his 4 years of collegiate mascoting experience (Willie the Wildcat, Northwestern University) and 2 years of professional mascoting experience (Benny the Bull, Chicago Bulls) to your organizational leaders. He’ll cover topics such as: “Is it hot in there?”, the spirit of the organization, limited vision, play along — but only to a point, you can’t fake it, and how to light up the eyes of your people. As is Keith’s hallmark, the audience will be welcome and expected to participate!

Don’t forget to ask us about how we can customize this talk to meet your group’s needs!