The Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (iFTDO), and other influential organizations have utilized the invaluable strategic expertise of Dr. Louellen Essex. In her keynote addresses, Louellen speaks on issues most crucial to leaders, drawing on her quarter century of leadership development experience and her three groundbreaking books. Ideal for a conference or company-wide event, these hour-long, interactive presentations punctuate the day with an expert’s perspective.

Just-in-Time Solutions to “People Problems”

Based on Louellen’s book, Manager's Desktop Consultant: Just-in-Time Solutions to the Top People Problems that Keep You Awake at Night, this keynote provides practical tips for reducing the impact of difficult human interaction dynamics in the workplace and improving management of others.

Mistake Recovery: the New Leadership Competency

Drawing from her book, Breaking the Code of Silence, in this presentation Louellen examines common leadership mistakes, debunks myths surrounding mistake recovery and identifies strategies for rebounding from near-fatal errors.

Fast Forward Leadership: Update Your Leadership Practices

Using her first book, Fast Forward Leadership, as a foundation, Louellen speaks about the seven outmoded practices leaders must eliminate and the replacement strategies for proven success.

Teamability: Lead Your Team to Top Performance

From her years of facilitating team development activities, Louellen gives practical guidelines for building a team, managing differences and stimulating creativity.

Customized Addresses

In addition to the titles above, Louellen can tailor a keynote speech to the needs of your organization. Recent examples and the groups to which she presented them include:

  1. Fast Forward Leadership for the 21st Century
    Women’s Health Leadership Trust
  2. Leading Change Initiatives
    Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
  3. Managing Change
    All-supervisor Meeting, Mayo Clinic
  4. Networking Across Your Industry
    International Facility Management Association


“I like to keep the audience engaged in my no-lecture approach to
large group presentations.”

Dr. Louellen Essex

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