Audiences enjoy and are inspired to hear Dr. Maria speak about leadership inside all of us. Her intense passion and ability to connect with people produces talks that are compelling, inspirational, and warm, sprinkled with wisdom and of course, humor.
Some of her most popular presentations include:
The Differentiator: Building a Culture that Attracts and Retains Your Ideal Employees
Some of the biggest challenges facing executives over the next 10 years include retaining and rewarding the best employees, developing the next generation of leaders, and creating an organizational culture that attracts the best employees. The next generation of leaders looks at culture as one of the most important factors in working for, or staying with a company.
Forbes reports we are in a Retention Crisis – Deloitte research shows that culture, engagement, and employee retention are now top challenges facing business leaders. Unemployment below 5.5% indicates that employees have more bargaining power. Social sites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed means that company’s employment brand is now public information. If not a great place to work, people find out fast. Deloitte reports that 95% of candidates believe culture is more important than compensation.
This presentation inspires participants to recognize the powerful differentiator of organizational culture. Leaders will learn strategies to influence, motivate, and retain employees with practical and tactical solutions to build thriving, sustainable, and innovative workplace cultures.
Surviving the Silver Tsunami: Attract and Retain Knowledge, People, and Meaning
It’s happening – the Baby Boomers are retiring and taking all of that institutional knowledge with them. Over 54% of local governments had an increase of retirees last year. Public sector workers tend to be older and possess higher levels of education with up to 60% of retiring employees in upper management.
How does this impact you? It is more serious than you think. By 2020, 60% of your local government workforce may be eligible to retire. According to a recent study by Partnership for Public Service, almost 1/3 of Millennials plan to work in the private sector and only 6% of college students indicate they plan to work for public sector institutions.
This presentation confirms to participants that the local government of yesterday is not the answer for the complex dynamics of today. The intentional design of their organizational culture is the key factor for retaining knowledge, people, and meaning. Leaders will learn strategies to capture and create knowledge, attract and retain the right people, and attach meaning and purpose to everyday tasks.
Leading with Love: The Heart of Success
Leading with Love is not for the faint of heart. Fear is running rampant in many organizations today, paralyzing leaders from making decisions, stifling innovation, killing loyalty, and negatively influencing productivity. As the economy recovers and the war on talent gears up, love-based organizations are the best defense. The session provides an overview of the tenants of Love-Based Leadership and evidence for its multifaceted organizational success.
This presentation inspires participants to recognize the destructive nature of workplace fear. Replacing fear with a love-based culture is not for the faint of heart. The most arduous journey many will take is the 18” from the head to the heart. This is not a session of kittens, puppies, and rainbows. Instead, leaders will learn strategies to influence, motivate, and retain employees with practical and tactical solutions for sustainable and innovative workplace cultures.
Cancer in the C-Suite: Leadership Lessons Learned from a Journey through Cancer
As a recent cancer survivor, Dr. Church intimately shares the leadership lessons she learned as she walked the path through cancer. This poignant and powerful presentation invites the audience to view their personal leadership through a perspective lens of vulnerability as strength.
Dr. Church is available for speaking engagements with local governments, corporations, industry events, private retreats, and training workshops. For more information, please contact Speaking@DrMariaChurch.com.
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More with Dr. Maria
Dr. Maria Church on Morning Blend Discusses Love-Based Leadership
Book Love-Based Leadership Interview with Denise Michaels Book Talk Radio
Feminine Leadership interview with Jenean Zunk
Blog Talk radio: Leadership Secrets Interview with Bonnie Graham – Read My Lips Radio
Blog Talk radio: Love-Based Leadership
Blog Talk radio: Powerful Leadership Secrets with Suzy Manning
Blog Talk radio: Interview with Lesly Federici U Smile Radio
What meeting organizers are saying:
“Dr. Maria Church comes highly recommended.”
“Recently, she was a keynote speaker at the Women in Business Conference held at Cochise College. Reviewing evaluations from those who attended we had 100% agreement; everyone strongly agreed that the presentation improved their skills, provided good information, held their interest, was highly organized, and presented effectively. If you are looking for entertaining, informative, and practical ideas that could be applied in the workplace or one’s everyday life Cochise College Small Business Development Center highly recommends Dr. Maria Church. She played a large part in making this year’s Women in Business Conference a huge success.”
– Mark Schmitt, Director, Cochise College Small Business Development Center
“Dr Maria is an excellent mentor and leader.”
“I have been able to attend three of her talks and came away a better person as well as with new skills to continue learning.”
– Lee Swearengin, President, Association of Arizona Healthcare Volunteers
“For over a year now, Cochise County has been blessed with Dr. Church’s hands-on work…”
“For over a year now, Cochise County has been blessed with Dr. Church’s hands-on work with a number of groups and individuals from our leadership team, which consists of appointed department directors, elected officials, mid-level managers and anyone who supervises personnel. They have found Dr. Church to be relevant and effective in helping them address management issues and project assignments within their respective departments. She is personable, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable of organizational dynamics.
We recently asked Dr. Church to serve as our facilitator for the County’s Leadership Day, which was attended by over 160 managers from the County workforce of 837 employees. She also presented segments from her book, Love-Based Leadership: Transform Your Life with Meaning and Abundance.
Dr. Church was engaged as a facilitator and effective in teaching various aspects of leadership from her book and multi-faceted life experiences.
I would strongly recommend Dr. Church for any similar efforts with both small and large organizations.”
– James E. Vlahovich, County Administrator, Cochise County
“Her keynote presentation was inspiring, informative, interactive, and engaging.”
“I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Maria Church present at the 2016 Women in Action Conference. Her keynote presentation was inspiring, informative, interactive, and engaging. I’ve heard Dr. Church present before, and I am always impressed at her ability to make each presentation meaningful to her audience. If you are looking for a speaker who will inspire, engage, and interact with your audience, I strongly recommend Dr. Maria Church!”
– Gwen Calhoun, City Council Member, City of Sierra Vista
“Maria presented one of the best programs in recent memory for our March 2014 Tucson ASTD meeting.”
“Maria presented one of the best programs in recent memory for our March 2014 Tucson ASTD meeting. Based on her Love-Based Leadership model, Maria inspired the audience to take a fresh look at leadership. She engaged the audience by facilitating a values clarification exercise that examined what is importance in one’s life and aligning these outcomes with leadership principles. She integrated the concept of a meaningful and purpose driven life as a cornerstone in decision-making and providing clear leadership within organizations. The presentation also offered numerous tips to adapt the content into meaningful training and development activities, which was especially important to our membership. Overall, a very worthwhile, thought-provoking experience.”
– Training & Organizational Development Consultant & President at KFE Consulting
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