Dr. Nicole Lipkin


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  • Dr. Nicole Lipkin talks about building great teams by creating high levels of trust and engagement among team members.
  • Audiences will learn ways to communicate trust, form alliances and encourage collaboration. Also gives people ideas about how to enhance emotional wellness in the workplace
  • Author and CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting, a leadership and organizational development firm. Contributor NPR, NBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CBS, and other national and international media outlets.
  • Past clients include: Berkshire Hathaway, Google, JD Power, Toyota, UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo

About Dr. Nicole Lipkin - Organizational Psychologist & Speaker on Leadership and Mental Agility:

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an organizational psychologist, speaker and the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues and Y in the Workplace: Managing the 'Me First' Generation. Nicole's aim is to help organizations, leaders and their teams develop behaviors and practices that increase personal and organizational resilience and sustainability by integrating the science of human behavior with practical approaches to business and leadership challenges.

Nicole is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting, an international business/organizational solutions company based in the US that provides leadership and management development, executive assessment and executive and emerging leader coaching. She also is the owner of Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services, a mid-sized group psychology practice located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nicole is a sought after speaker, consultant and coach who has been retained by organizations such as Honda, Toyota, Autotrader.com, Wells Fargo, The American Society of Training and Development, Aqua America, ProObject, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) in the UK, LatinNext and HR Academy in Brazil, Global Aware International and Tiny-G in the UK, Security Watch India (SWI), the National Retail Federation (NRF), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Penske Automotive Group, and The Boys and Girls Club of America. She has also been an invited presenter at a number of professional, association and corporate conferences.

Nicole is a regular contributor to the broadcast community and has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, Fox Business News, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Arrive Magazine (Amtrak), BusinessInsider.com, New York Times Magazine and numerous other media outlets both nationally and internationally.

She received a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Criminal Justice (MACJ) at Widener University. Nicole is an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership. She is a Board Certified Coach and also received her Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach Certification and Certified Professional Coach Certification through the industry-leading College of Executive Coaching. Nicole is licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nicole was a board member of the Independence Arts Studio and is currently an Advisory Council Member of City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) in England and a board member of Fearless Athletics.

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What Dr. Nicole Lipkin Talks About:
The Emotional Impact of Covid-19: Leading your Team and Culture Past the Collective COVID PTSD to an Emotionally Healthy Workplace 2020 highlighted our individual and collective strengths and weaknesses. We learned that our mental and physical capacity is great. We also learned that more than ever, we need workplace cultures and leadership that are supportive, agile and responsive to developing and strengthening the emotional wellbeing of its employees. In this talk, learn how to move away from the collective post COVID experience to one of deeper capacity, connection and organizational strength. Key Takeaways:

  • Integrate the practices of mental agility to enhance individual and organizational resilience
  • Learn tools to counteract prolonged stress reactions and enhance emotional wellness in the workplace
  • Counteract biased and flawed thinking that interferes with emotionally healthy practices and cultures

The Science of Leadership Success: 3 Factors That Propel Us Forward (Or Hold Us Back) Want to understand what makes or breaks a leader? This fun, engaging keynote based on Dr. Nicole Lipkin’s book, What Keeps Leaders Up at Night, sheds light on the psychology that underscores successful leadership. Attendees will learn the root causes that make or break our ability to bring out the best in ourselves and in others, and the oft-ignored core factors that influence our impact as leaders. Takeaways: 

  • Three proven factors that contribute to success or derailment 
  • Understand the influence that technology and stress have on leadership impact
  • Counteract biased thinking and resistance to change
  • Discover the tricks that the mind plays on every leader that can be harnessed to help versus hinder

Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Build Self, Team and Organizational Resilience Want to practice the newest trend in leadership? At the core of leadership success and resilience is mental agility, which allows us to flex our behaviors and mindset when challenging people or situations cross our path. Agility is at the root of individual, team and organizational progress and resilience, especially during uncertain times. To enhance mental agility, leaders will go through a three-part self-discovery experience to gain deep insight into the components that make or break their ability to be mentally agile. Takeaways:

  • Think effectively during times of stress
  • Challenge yourself (and others) to see different perspectives and to shift individual or collective thinking
  • Counteract biased and flawed thinking to move yourself and the people you lead forward.

Workforce Wellbeing: Managing the Emotional Wellness of Your Employees & Teams Organizations need leaders who can identify and respond to the emotional and psychological well-being of their employees. In these uncertain and highly stressful times, leaders are carrying a heavy weight on top of managing their own well-being. For companies to continue to grow in times of adversity, leaders need mental agility, fortitude and constant flexing of their emotional intelligence muscle. Learn about ways to fine tune the muscle of resilience in order to help effectively manage the emotional wellbeing of your teams, culture and company Takeaways:

  • Create effective psychological safety across teams
  • Understand the impact of crisis and stress on workforce wellbeing
  • Gain insight into ways to counteract the impact
  • Learn to create sustainable practices in your own leadership, on your teams and across the organization

Proven Strategies to Enhance Productivity and Improve Emotional Wellbeing Work-from-home burnout and fatigue is ravaging our headspace, workspace and home space. Whether you lead a company, work for a company, freelance or are a full-time caregiver, burnout is impacting our emotional, physical and mental wellness. Compounded by the uncertainty and ongoing stress of living through a pandemic, the impact is real and can feel relentless. In this high impact webinar, you will learn simple tools and tricks to help your brain better adapt to any situation while enhancing productivity, managing burnout, and improving emotional wellbeing Takeaways:

  • Counteract the factors that cause burnout and mental exhaustion  
  • Sustainable strategies for stress and emotion management  
  • Methods to shift your mindset to battle burnout
  • Productivity and time management hacks to regain control of your time

Leading To Engage: Creating Cultures Where People Thrive Just as the concrete labor statistics and demographics have changed, so have the motivations, expectations and attitudes of the employees comprising them, especially in this changing world. Engagement (and disengagement) is the product of a leadership mindset that has the opportunity to make people thrive or sink. Learn how to spot the engagement killers on your team or in your organization before they act on your bottom line.  Takeaways:

  • How to prevent the two most common factors that lead to disengagement
  • Learn how to re-engage during tumultuous times
  • Gain insight into low and no-cost strategies to enhance engagement and retention
  • Apply the SLAM! Model to create a highly engaged, sticky culture that retains the best of the best

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Dr. Lipkin has spoken to our organization on multiple occasions. Each time, we receive rave reviews from our leaders regarding her ability to engage participants and provide meaningful & insightful information designed to help our leaders and workforce. It is a joy to work with Dr. Lipkin, she is extremely professional, witty & incredibly knowledgeable.

Linda Skorb Senior Director, Sales Strategy & Initiatives, AutoTrader.com

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