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Liane Davey        

NY Times Bestselling Author of "You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, & Get Stuff Done"

Liane Davey combines her expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics to create powerful changes in top teams. As a vice president of Knightsbridge Leadership Solutions and the Lead Team Effectiveness, she is sought out by executives at some of North America’s leading financial services, consumer goods, high tech, and healthcare organizations.

She works to rehabilitate teams that have become toxic and with healthy teams that want to take their performance to the next level.To meet the needs of a broader audience, Liane has distilled her approach into Knightsbridge’s highly successful Vital Teams and Team Inoculation programs. These programs allow organizations to certify internal resources to deliver the programs Liane designed. A dynamic keynote speaker, Liane takes her message about vital teams to leaders at conferences and management retreats. In addition, she writes an ongoing blog on Team Effectiveness and is published in trade and academic journals. Liane’s first book, "Leadership Solutions" (Jossey Bass) co-authored with David Weiss and Vince Molinaro was released in Fall 2007. Her first book: "YOU FIRST: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done" was published by Wiley in Fall 2013.

Liane has served on the executive of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and as an evaluator for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Psychology Foundation and is Chair of the Foundation’s Diversity in Action project promoting mental health in immigrant communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo.

Liane is happily married with two young daughters.

Speech Topics

What is the secret of achieving high performance?

In this keynote, Liane encourages audiences not just to admire excellence from a distance, but to lean into the disconcerting and humbling experiences that create profound personal growth. She shows her audiences that they have to go through the pit to reach the podium and encourages them to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Your audience will discover how to:

• Set goals that will take them beyond their current level

• Use stretch opportunities to grow and develop beyond their comfort zones

• Win as an individual and within a broader team and organization

This keynote is based on Liane’s research with high performers such as Olympians, Astronauts, and CEOs

Teaching People to Team

This keynote is a wakeup call for managers who need to get their teams aligned and engaged. Dysfunctional teams are nothing new. Over the years, the market has concocted all manner of silly and superficial approaches to fixing them. It’s time to move beyond team building to a more business focused, grown up approach to building vital teams. In this session, Liane shows how you can use team effectiveness to drive the renaissance of an organization, improve its bottom line, or create a high-performance culture. Your audience will discover how to:

• Zero in on the unique value of the team to the organization (and cut out low value work)

• Create insights about individuals that improve the team dynamic

• Anchor changes in processes to sustain team performance over the long haul

This keynote is based on the ground breaking Vital Teams™ process High Performance: Do You Have What it Takes?

The You in Team

A successful team begins with personal accountability, and in this speech, Liane challenges her audiences to find the ‘you’ in team. It’s not enough to point to everyone else on the team to explain your team’s dysfunctional behavior– you have to play a role in stopping it. Liane shows audiences how to push their own teams to healthier behavior and greater productivity. Does your audience know what it takes to build a healthy and productive team? Your audience will discover how to:

• Spot team dysfunctions before it’s too late

• Seize the opportunity to make their teams healthier

• Use the right words to engage in productive conflict

This keynote is based on Liane’s best seller, You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done


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