Speaking

LEADERSHIP KEYNOTES

“Jason’s teachings have been my secret weapon
as a leader in keeping my top people and
truly inviting their best performance.”

– Sara Martin, CEO, WELCOA

Check-In Before They Check Out

How To Retain And Engage World-Class Employees

The #1 challenge for your business today is retaining your people. Nothing is more vital. WIthout great people, your business is destined to fail. And it’s time to face the facts. The Great Resignation isn’t just a blip on the radar. People now expect more from work and they will move on if you don’t come through for them. To attract and retain the best people, you have to elevate your game or face the consequences. .

When you learn The Check-In process, you will become the leader your people want. You’ll build better relationships, stay on top of what’s really going on, and know how to provide the support your people need to be happy and more productive. It’s the most effective way to prove you care and are invested in their career. Mastering The Check-In is the key to solving your biggest challenge–keeping the people who fuel your success.

What you’ll learn:

  •  How avoiding the conversations that matter is causing your employees to quit
  • Why The Check-In is the most powerful way to retain your people and elevate their performance
  • How to use The Check-In process to make immediate progress on retention and performance

The Relationship Comes First: Discovering the True Path to Employee Engagement

Work has been defined in many ways over the years: a contract, a transaction, a value exchange between a worker and their employer. Many organizations even refer to employees as “Human Capital” and treat them like assets to be managed and optimized. Is it any wonder that employee engagement continues to drop as employees dream of finding a better place to work? It turns out that we don’t like to be treated like an investment to be maximized.

If we hope to get the best of our people, it starts with understanding what work is for employees–a relationship. Research has shown that employees crave the same things from work that they do from any important relationships in their lives: appreciation, acceptance, communication, commitment, and support. In this session, we will explore how managers and leaders can invite employees to be their best at work by making work feel more like a healthy relationship.

What you will learn:

  • Discover why many common management practices are failing to engage employees
  • Learn that for employees, work is one of the most important relationships in their lives (and it needs to be treated that way)
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the elements that create a healthy relationship and how to use this insight to create a more engaging and fulfilling experience for your people at work

Leading through Compassion in the Future of Work

The future of work arrived ahead of schedule in 2020. Amidst the disruption of a global pandemic, it was revealed that the old way of working is no longer relevant. Our imperative was to quickly reinvent when, where, and how work happens. We are never going back to the old way. This new landscape of work requires managers and leaders to be more engaged with their people than ever before. Today and in the future, the managers who can best support employee well-being will be those who thrive.

At the heart of well-being is ensuring your people feel cared about as a person–not just for their work output. This can feel uncomfortable and isn’t a natural skill for most of us. Plus, it’s not something found in most management training programs. But it can be learned, and it starts with developing compassion. When managers bring compassion to their jobs, they develop a deeper understanding of what their people truly need to offer their full potential at work.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why leading for well-being requires compassion
  • An understanding of the four components of compassion
  • How managers can use compassion to foster employee well-being and performance

Client Testimonials

“Your presentation yesterday is already creating conversation and challenging how to address issues.  That is immediate impact!   Thank you for your unfailing commitment to work with us and ensure the session was a success.”

Erin Hand
VP Talent & Development
Consolidated Container Company

“I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Jason on several programs for our customers. Whether a large main-stage session, a hands-on workshop, a webinar or a virtual hacklab, he applies the same energy, creativity and passion to his work and to his partnership with us. He consistently engages his audience on any topic he explores, while providing really practical ways to put new ideas into practice.”

Connie Costigan
VP Brand and Customer Advocacy
Cornerstone OnDemand

“Jason Lauritsen is a dynamic speaker and employee engagement expert that will grab your audience and spark them to think about engagement in a new way. Jason had our attendees attention from the moment he took the stage and his presentation style kept them engaged.  Social media was jumping during his session tweeting the insights they were learning from Jason and wrote they loved his presentation. I highly recommend Jason for any setting where valuable insights on employee engagement linked to high performance would resonate.”

Julie Doyle
2018 Ohio HR Conference Chair

“Consistent 5-star feedback ratings and high praise from viewers don’t begin to paint the complete picture of Jason’s ability to connect virtually with audiences on nearly any subject. Having worked with him on more than 30 Webcasts and Online Events, I continue to marvel at how he makes viewer engagement seem so easy.”

Jody Ordioni
Founder
AchieveEngagement.org