Heather R. Younger

 About

  • Heather taps into her own personal and professional experiences as well as stories of strength and perseverance to share empowering proven tools for resetting the resilience of every attendee.
  • Audiences learn the three steps to strengthening resilience & reframe adversity to unlock new mindsets for empowerment and positive self-worth.
  • Heather is the founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, an International TEDx speaker on Adversity, Leadership Podcast Host, Business Coach, Facilitator and Attorney, who has earned a reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. She holds a law degree, is a regular contributor to "Forbes" and "LinkedIn" and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty
  • Past clients include: Harvard Business Review Brasil, FirstBank, Salas O'Brien, Stark Aerospace, and Colorado Bankers Association.

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About Heather R. Younger - Speaker on Diversity, Resilience & Overcoming Adversity:

Heather R. Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings revealing insights to the stage from over 25,000 employee experiences. A diversity, equity and inclusion strategist, and the world’s leading expert on listening at work, she is the host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast. Heather is a regular contributor to Forbes and Fast Company and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, which hit the top of the "Forbes Must-Read List for HR Professionals." Her latest best-selling book, The Art of Caring Leadership, teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace.

A former attorney who worked for years in corporate America, what is most important to know about Heather is that she brings a breadth of experience - extensive quantitative and qualitative research - and a truly deep passion for advocacy, resilience, human relations, and connection - to every audience, every workshop, every consultation.

When not working, she is a mother of four and a self-proclaimed soccer mom who eats tons of chocolate for self-preservation.

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 Topics

What Heather Younger Talks About:

How to Create a Culture of Listening
For the last 12 years, Heather has reviewed over 25,000 employee engagement surveys. This keynote distills that knowledge into actionable insights that have been proven to lead to better engagement, better customer satisfaction, higher revenue, lower turnover, and brand loyalty. This program is perfect for leaders:

  • Seeking to understand employees, prospects, or customers to better meet their needs
  • Working to improve the culture at work to ensure everyone feels heard, valued, and appreciated
  • Supporting others at work to become more engaged, motivated, and productive

The audience will leave with:

  • An inspired understanding of how to practice active listening with those who look to them for guidance
  • A listening process that will unlock valuable insights and deliver desired outcomes The one success characteristic they need to reach their goals and create win-win scenarios at work

THE ART OF CARING LEADERSHIP

The four Caring Leadership principles delivered in this keynote serve as a powerful reminder of every leader’s responsibility to uplift their team and organization and drive real business results. This program is perfect for leaders:

  • Supporting employees through organizational change
  • Prioritizing self-development as part of their leadership plan
  • Working to improve their ability to inspire and engage those they lead and meet key organizational goals

The audience will leave with:

  • Strategies to inspire loyalty by becoming more present, caring, and compassionate
  • A practical understanding of the concrete actions they can take to uplift and engage those they lead
  • Deep insights into the positive power they possess to create a culture of caring at work

REIMAGINING A NEW AND BETTER WORKPLACE In this empowering, interactive, and hope-filled keynote, Heather provides a roadmap for navigating change with agility, confidence, resilience — and a positive outlook. This program is perfect for leaders:

  • Powering through tough moments or times of crisis
  • Fortifying those they lead in preparation for future challenges
  • Equipping their organization to thrive long term

The audience will leave with:

  • An effective framework for resilience and quickly recovering from adversity
  • A high-level roadmap for succeeding with more ease, even in uncertain times
  • A clear path to retool their workplace through creativity and innovation

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – HOW TO BUILD A CULTURE OF BELONGING

Inclusive leadership that supports diversity starts with surrounding yourself with people willing to deliver uncomfortable feedback. Building a culture of belonging, educating yourself about others’ experiences and challenges, and staying committed for the long haul is essential. Leadership keynote speaker and employee engagement expert Heather R. Younger draws from personal experience growing up shunned by her family because of her race. From a lifetime of living inside that complexity, Heather learned to intimately understand the hurt of ‘not belonging.’ Heather uses her intimate knowledge to inspire leaders to flex their empathy muscles and master the art of active listening to ensure every employee feels valued, respected, and supported. Leaders who actively listen to team members, establish a sense of belonging and inclusion by honoring their employees’ diverse experiences and perspectives. They encourage and support honest conversations in authentic ways. In this corporate practice-changing keynote, your audience will learn:

  • How to harness the power of active listening
  • How to encourage others to speak up and be heard
  • How to treat others with civility, dignity, and fairness
  • How to show up each workday as their most authentic self

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Heather's talk to out HR conference was practical and down-to-earth. Her topic was well-received and delivered with easy-going enthusiasm and a sprinkle of humor. Practical and actionable -- you can take it to work on Monday and see results.

Stark Aerospace

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