Speaking Topics

Looking for a dynamic, inspiring speaker to energize your next event? A Strategic Risk Intelligence expert can help. In this capacity, I help top-level leaders to effectively distinguish vulnerabilities and translate these insights into immediate action.

Regardless of your location, number of participants, or the length of your event, my services can help. I deliver On-Site Workshops, Virtual Workshops, and Keynote Speaking that are customized to your specific needs.

My compelling topics and powerful delivery will engage and inspire your audience. The content, length, and scope of your project are always tailored to meet your audience’s unique needs. Often, workshops are combined with a consulting project to deliver the most value.

Keynotes

As the highlight of an event, a Keynote sets the tone and encapsulates the core message and values of the organization. Each topic is completely customized to meet the specific goals of your event. 

Keynote Topics

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Workshops and Seminars

A Workshop is a highly interactive method for participants to learn and apply new skills, on-site or virtual. Unique demonstrations, hands-on testing “labs,” and skill practice are designed to help participants easily adopt new techniques.

A Seminar is an informative presentation (on-site or virtual) with a combination of lecture, visual materials, interactive tools, and demonstrations for a complete learning experience.

Workshop and Seminar Topics

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The Uniqueness Factor: How to Recognize Your Strategic Risk Strengths

Keynote

Successful leaders are Risk Intelligent, which means they accurately recognize and respond to problems. They are aware of areas where their company is most vulnerable and take decisive action with confidence, empathy, and integrity. In this enlightening keynote, Grace will share examples of how to discover your hidden strengths and become a powerful decision-maker. You will learn:

  • 7 things nobody tells leaders about strategic risk
  • Common strategic risk mistakes most professionals make
  • Frankenstein management and other overconfidence blind spots
  • How to see a catastrophe before it happens
  • Simple ways to increase your 3 levels of Strategic Intelligence

Hidden Risk Opportunities in the Digital World

Keynote

Economic and market shifts can transform your company’s position overnight. Our increasing reliance on digital data presents both challenges and unexpected benefits for customer engagement, workflow efficiency, and decision-making. In this practical keynote, Grace uncovers innovative approaches to strategic opportunities in the 21st century. Participants will discover:

  • 3 risky mistakes to avoid in a digital world
  • 5 simple questions that will unlock your company’s strategic vulnerabilities
  • What happens when you see data from a risk intelligent POV
  • Top 10 Reasons Long-Term Growth Isn’t “fast, cheap, and easy”
  • The surprising strategic planning trick most organizations overlook

Organizational Change Secrets: Designing an Effective Strategic Plan

Keynote

Managing change is difficult, especially if you’re like 86% of executive teams who don’t know where the organization is headed. Most strategic plans have gaping holes that leave organizations vulnerable to unexpected loss. Wouldn’t it be great to design a plan that is structured, consistent, and implementable? In this insightful keynote, Grace tells stories of management failure and success, providing practical tips on how to create a compelling Vision, magnetic culture, and healthy feedback loops. In addition, participants will hear:

  • The #1 reason most companies fail, and what you can do to avoid it
  • 7 easy ways to design a smooth transition strategy
  • Secret techniques to uncover hidden resources and get massive results
  • What’s missing in your strategic planning process?
  • REAL reasons great employees resign, and what makes them want to stay

To discuss your upcoming event, fill out a Detailed Speaker Questionnaire. Or if you haven’t yet planned the event, fill out a Basic Speaker Questionnaire.

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How to Find and Fix Strategic Vulnerabilities

Workshop or Seminar

Organizational growth depends on the leaders’ ability to recognize and respond to risk. This fast-paced training provides an opportunity to deep-dive into your company’s strategic vulnerabilities, decision-making processes, and blind spots that may be keeping you from success. Participants will learn how to develop healthy feedback loops and will design a risk framework that fits their organization’s biggest challenges.

By the end of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Understand your organization’s biggest strategic risks and how to fix them
  • Evaluate the 5 types of strategic risk
  • Rapidly create a risk framework that keeps your organization safe
  • What happens when you’re an “employee for a day”
  • Know why high-value employees quit, and what to do about it

Book an On-Site Workshop, or get on the Waitlist for a Virtual Workshop!

Risk Intelligence Skills for Executive Leaders

Workshop or Seminar

Do you accurately recognize and respond to risk? If not, you may be struggling with a Strategic Risk Deficit. Successful leaders are willing to see where their company is most vulnerable and take decisive action with confidence, empathy, and integrity. This Give-It-To-Me-Straight workshop is full of stories, tips, and practical skills to help you immediately recognize areas of loss in your organization. You will hear:

  • 7 things nobody tells leaders about strategic risk
  • How to make smart decisions with confidence
  • Simple ways to increase your risk intelligence
  • Frankenstein management and other overconfidence blind spots
  • 5 risk planning mistakes most organizations ignore

Book an On-Site Workshop, or get on the Waitlist for a Virtual Workshop!

How to Develop a Successful Strategic Plan

Workshop or Seminar

Are you frustrated with where your organization is headed? If you’re ready to shine a light on vulnerability and make a change, this hands-on workshop can show you how. You’ll learn to recognize where your plan is vulnerable, how to connect your Vision and Mission with short- and long-term objectives, and where to look for hidden opportunities that will allow your business to grow. By the end of this training, participants will:

  • Know the 10 questions your strategic plan needs to answer
  • See how to frame, implement, and monitor a strategic plan
  • Identify CLEAR decision-making practices
  • Recognize critical planning errors many leaders overlook
  • Understand common strategic blind spots that derail the planning process

Book an On-Site Workshop, or get on the Waitlist for a Virtual Workshop!

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Feedback Loops

Workshop or Seminar

Most companies don’t use any form of a “Suggestion Box,” despite overwhelming evidence that a feedback system increases profit. The problem is, many leaders lack a system to manage responses and the humility to hear negativity. This practical, compelling, and insightful workshop gives you the tools to immediately make changes and connect with your staff and customers. You will learn:

  • 6 things that happen when leaders ignore “bad news”
  • How to tell if your company culture is attracting the right people
  • The 3 ways corporate bias can destroy a company, and how to reframe
  • Why leaders who become “Employees For a Day” are more successful
  • How to calculate your Workplace Vulnerability Index

Book an On-Site Workshop, or get on the Waitlist for a Virtual Workshop!

The REAL Reasons Employees Quit: Creating a Participatory Culture

Workshop or Seminar

Employees can make or break a company. In the US, 65% of staff are disengaged, and the high cost of turnover can quickly spiral out of control. In this workshop, you will learn the root causes of staff dissatisfaction and use techniques to design a participatory culture that aligns staff behavior with a compelling strategic vision. You’ll also hear:

  • Why employees go MIA (Misunderstood, Inattentive, Apathetic)
  • REAL reasons great employees resign, and what makes them want to stay
  • Is your company culture is engaging? Here’s how to tell
  • What you need to know about difficult employees
  • 5 ways to leverage the “squeaky wheels” in your organization

Book an On-Site Workshop, or get on the Waitlist for a Virtual Workshop!

Additional Formats

Topics are also available in these delivery methods:

  • Breakout Session
    A brief, powerful, and in-depth discussion among a limited number of conference attendees related to the broader event theme.
  • Panel Discussion
    Expert interaction at a scientific, business, or academic conference on a topic related to risk intelligence, strategic planning, or executive leadership.
  • Webinar
    A presentation conducted over the Internet that is interactive (attendees are encouraged to participate), multimedia (blends visual, audio, slides, and handout materials), and occurring in real-time or previously recorded.

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To talk about your upcoming event, fill out a Detailed Speaker Questionnaire. If you haven’t planned the event yet, fill out a Basic Speaker Questionnaire.


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