SPEAKING & Workshops

"She'll make you look good." - KPMG

We help companies create a more innovative, engaged and inclusive culture.

With lawsuits, gender pay gaps and lack of board seats dominating the news, it is clear that the old ways of working, aren’t working.

Forward-thinking companies know that they need NEW ways to engage and empower women – so that we are ALL more innovative and successful.

We have workshops for both women alone (research shows that women-only programs can help jumpstart women’s confidence, engagement and success rates) and workshops for men and women together.

It’s not a “woman’s thing” – or a “one and done” thing – it’s a new way of working. And those who “get it”, win.

FEATURED SPEAKER: 

 

Erin Moran McCormick 

PRACTICAL ACTION STEPS FOR A MORE INCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE,

RESULTS-DRIVEN WORKFORCE

 

Former CIO. Innovation Director. Entrepreneur. Software Game Designer. Educator. Author.

I help teams dream big, feel inspired and take actions that deliver results to the bottom line.

Dream & Deliver

We help your team dream big and and then give them the tools to deliver results.     We can customize these workshops to fit your needs.
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Action-Based

Talk ain’t action. ACTION is action. Our workshops have specific action steps that put the learning into practice.
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Engaging

Engaged employees are more productive – and more likely to stay! We get people engaged, talking to each other and believe it or not, actually enjoying themselves.
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High Quality

Tested and proven. We’ve worked with small groups to Fortune 100 companies – and get consistent 5-star ratings.
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Results-Focused

Fun is good, results are even better. We focus on inspiring people to take action and get results, and give them the tools and support to make it happen.

Sample Keynotes & Workshops

Here are some examples of our popular innovation and inclusion workshops. We can customize these to meet your needs or create something brand new for you.
See Erin in Action

Sample keynote

Small Business & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Luncheon

FOR SENIOR TEAM & LEADERS

These can be delivered either as workshops or keynotes

FOR SENIOR TEAM & LEADERS 

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"Common Mistakes & Practical Action Steps to Inspire an Innovative & Inclusive Culture: How to disrupt your thinking before YOU get disrupted"

How to embrace innovation – even with limited time and resources 

When it comes to innovation, do any of these sound familiar:

  • “We’ve got a team (a couple of guys in IT) to handle our innovation – we’re all set.”
  • “We’re the market leader – no one can touch us.”
  • “We need to wait 18-months until our strategic plan is scheduled to be done.”
  • “We don’t have the (time, budget, staff, resources).”

But guess what? Change is happening all around us, whether we embrace it or not. What if there was a way to incorporate innovative thinking into our everyday mindset? What if it could be less daunting, more rewarding and more impactful to the bottom line? It can.

 In this session, attendees will:

  • learn how to see opportunities for innovation from new perspectives
  • learn how to promote innovation at all levels – and still get your “day” job done
  • learn how to innovate with limited time and resources
  • learn common mistakes leaders make and how you can avoid them
  • learn how to embed innovation in to the everyday mindset and culture

Includes an “Innovation in Action” workbook 

"Creative Problem Solving: How to Develop Your Staff's Entrepreneurial Mindset (And Keep Them Focused)"

How to get your staff to creatively solve problems and bring new ideas to life (without losing focus)

Organizations today depend on their employees to see opportunities to innovate. But how do you bring creative ideas to life  – without the risk of failure, “shiny object syndrome” or taking your eye off the ball? A version of this is taught to entry level and middle managers to show them how to look for opportunities to creatively solve problems and how to pitch their idea.

In this session, attendees will:

  • learn how to be on the receiving side of the pitch
  • learn how to “hear” a new idea and what questions to ask
  • learn how to keep your staff innovative, yet focused (and not off on some wild goose chase)
  • learn strategies successful entrepreneurs use to limit risk and increase the success rate
  • learn a structure and toolset to use going forward

Participants are encouraged to come with real-life business challenges to work on.

Includes an Entrepreneurial Toolset and Action Blueprint to follow.

"Meetings, 'Manterrupting' & Moving Forward: How to Stop Walking on Eggshells & Find Better Ways to Communicate"

Action steps to be more effective, productive and inclusive – so we all win

“Diversity of thought” is a competitive advantage in an innovation economy. Yet, data shows a dismal lack of diversity around board tables. Or “one person” is put there to represent ALL the diverse thinking. Plus, with stories of harassment and pay gaps dominating the news, people are walking on eggshells and not sure what to do, what to say and how to best work with each other.

Our work with thousands of women has given us front line insights that can help companies with specific action steps to get men and women actively engaged in the solution. It’s not about pointing fingers or thinking it’s a “women’s issue.” It’s about finding a positive and practical way to get everyone on the same side of the table.

In this session, attendees will:

  • learn basics for how to be more productive, innovative, inclusive and successful
  • learn action steps to put in place TODAY around meetings – to make them more productive, inclusive (and perhaps less frequent!),
  • learn specifics you can do to help your staff communicate more effectively and confidently
  • learn what is holding you and your team back today

Includes “Meeting Cheat Sheets” and Toolset for More Productive Meetings

FOR ENTRY-LEVEL TO MIDDLE MANAGERS

These can be delivered either as workshops or keynotes

FOR ENTRY-LEVEL TO MIDDLE MANAGERS

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"How to Innovate for Success"

The New Playbook to Do Your Best Work and Succeed in a Disruptive Economy

“What got you here, won’t get you there.” Success today requires new skills and new perspectives. It requires creating a “new playbook”. But how do you create a culture of innovation, when we’re all so busy trying to get our day-to-day work done?

In this session, attendees will learn how: 

  • to develop an innovative mindset for success
  • to identify new opportunities and see things from new perspectives
  • to learn how to creatively solve problems and find new ways to add value
  • to set big goals (and make them happen).
  • to bring a new idea to life (with limited resources)

Includes an “Innovation in Action” Playbook.

"Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset Within an Organization"

How to creatively solve problems and get support to bring new ideas to life

Organizations today depend on their employees to see opportunities to innovate. But how do you bring creative ideas to life and get the support you need – without the fear of failure holding you back, or “shiny object syndrome” or not getting your regular job done? This interactive session will teach you how to pitch like a pro, get support for your idea and motivate your audience to take action.

In this session, attendees will:

  • learn the “4 C’s” of pitching an idea
  • learn how to turn complex data into a compelling story
  • learn strategies that successful entrepreneurs use – whether you’re “pitching” to your team, your boss or your board of directors
  • learn the “do’s and don’ts” for success.

Participants are encouraged to come with real-life business challenges to work on.

Includes an Entrepreneurial Toolset and Action Blueprint to follow.

"Meetings, 'Manterrupting' & Moving Forward: How to Stop Walking on Eggshells & Find Better Ways to Communicate"

Action steps to be more effective, productive and inclusive – so we all win

“Diversity of thought” is a competitive advantage in an innovation economy. Yet, instead of seeing progress with more women and people of color at the leadership table, we’re seeing stories of harassment and gender pay gaps dominate the news. People are walking on eggshells and not sure what to do, what to say and how to best work with each other.

Forward-thinking companies want practical action steps to get men and women at ALL levels actively engaged in the solution. These issues won’t be solved overnight, but this session focuses on action steps that we can put in place today around meetings, communication and feedback, to help organizations become more productive, innovative, inclusive and successful.

In this session, attendees will:

  • learn basics for how to be more effective, inclusive and successful
  • learn action steps to put in place TODAY around meetings – to make them more productive, inclusive (and perhaps less frequent!),
  • learn how to communicate more effectively and confidently – how to speak up and be heard
  • learn how to build your executive presence – in person and in your communcations
  • learn what is holding you back and how to push past the roadblocks

Includes “Meeting Cheat Sheets” and Toolset for More Productive Meetings

FOR WOMEN

These can be delivered either as workshops or keynotes

FOR WOMEN

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"I Have a Seat at the Table, Now What?"

Practical action steps for women to push past fear, feel more confident and do work they love

This workshop focuses on the top things holding women back in business today and what you can do to get past these roadblocks. We inspire you to disrupt your current thinking and we’ll give you practical strategies to push yourself out of your comfort zone and take action.

In this session, attendees will:

  • learn how to get laser-focused on what you want, and the action steps that get results.
  • learn how to push past the fears and doubts that can hold you back
  • leave feeling inspired and confident
  • get a toolset and action plan to keep the momentum going, long after the session is over

Includes an Action Plan Workbook and Toolset

"Meetings, 'Manterrupting' & Moving Forward: How to Stop Walking on Eggshells & Find Better Ways to Communicate"

Action steps to be more effective, productive and inclusive – so we all win

“Diversity of thought” is a competitive advantage in an innovation economy. Yet, instead of seeing progress with more women and people of color at the leadership table, we’re seeing stories of harassment and gender pay gaps dominate the news. People are walking on eggshells and not sure what to do, what to say and how to best work with each other.

Forward-thinking companies want practical action steps to get men and women at ALL levels actively engaged in the solution. These issues won’t be solved overnight, but this session focuses on action steps that we can put in place today around meetings, communication and feedback, to help organizations become more productive, innovative, inclusive and successful.

In this session, attendees will:

  • learn basics for how to be more effective, inclusive and successful
  • learn action steps to put in place TODAY around meetings – to make them more productive, inclusive (and perhaps less frequent!),
  • learn how to communicate more effectively and confidently – how to speak up and be heard
  • learn how to build your executive presence – in person and in your communcations
  • learn what is holding you back and how to push past the roadblocks

Includes “Meeting Cheat Sheets” and Toolset for More Productive Meetings

“Erin’s engaging style, practical tips and interactive

presentation made our event a HUGE success.

People loved her and the energy in the room was amazing.

She’ll make you look good!”

Zara Muradali, Partner, KPMG

“The feedback has been remarkably high, and positive,

on your workshop. “inspirational”, “interesting”, “learned about

co-workers passions”. “I’m already using workbook”… etc.

So, THANK YOU for making this event a real success.”

Sondra Newman – Senior Director Investor Relations, Repligen

“WOW!!!

It was an exceptional afternoon…your presentation was excellent.

Extremely rich, structured in a way and with tools

that ensure I’ll remember the content.

We’ll be trying to get you back next year.

Thank you!”

Mary Pat Ryan – Global Marketing Executive

Perfect for Employee Resource Groups and Professional Development

Workshops include workbooks & materials
Keynote at MIT Sloan School of Management

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