Speaking and Keynotes

Laurie Maddalena is a highly sought after speaker who delivers impactful presentations and keynotes that engages audiences and delivers strategies that get results. Each of Laurie’s presentations is engaging and content-focused. Audiences leave feeling inspired to take action and make changes to enhance their leadership.

Laurie receives rave reviews for her presentations and keynotes, and averages over 4.75 out of 5.0 on evaluations.

Laurie designs every keynote to engage and inspire your audience and facilitate exceptional results.  

Elevating Leadership: Overcoming the leadership challenge and create an organization of exceptional leadership

Best audience: Corporate events, Leadership conferences, Associations, Leadership events, CEOs, executives, managers.

Most organizations are operating at a mediocre level when it comes to leadership. Employees who are excellent at their technical job are often promoted to a leadership position, creating a cycle of ineffective leaders. The traditional approach to leadership has proven ineffective.

According to Gallup, just 33 percent of the American workforce is fully engaged in their jobs and 16 percent are actively disengaged. It’s never been more challenging to be a leader than it is today. Employees are expecting more from their organizations. They want a sense of purpose and meaning in their work, a supportive environment, consistent feedback, and leaders who develop them to their potential.

In order to operate at an exceptional level, you need exceptional leaders. Effective, exceptional leaders can transform your credit union into a profitable and successful organization with productive, highly-engaged employees who provide remarkable service to your members.

In this powerful session, Laurie Maddalena will share:

  • Three strategies executives and leaders can implement to break through the leadership challenge cycle and create an organization of exceptional leadership.
  • The one thing the CEO must do today to upgrade the leadership quality in the organization.
  • The one question to ask when hiring and promoting employees to ensure you make the right choice
  • Why employee engagement is important and why it isn’t about having happy employees
  • The best kept secret of the top organizations in the world when it comes to creating a culture of engagement, and how their profits even surpass the “Good to Great” companies.

 

Principles of Success: How Ordinary Can Become Extraordinary

Best audience: Corporate events, Leadership conferences, Associations, Sales, Marketing, Leadership events, All staff meetings, high school and college events, CEOs, executives, managers, front line employees.

This interactive session teaches the principles of personal and professional success. Through her own inspiring story, Laurie motivates leaders to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

Laurie will facilitate a short workshop based on Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, that will empower you with strategies to live and lead at your highest potential. She will share two of the top strategies of high achievers and teach you how to incorporate these strategies into your life. Laurie is a certified Success Principles trainer and has worked with thousands of leaders to elevate their leadership and success.

Experience the power of this interactive session and leave inspired to achieve more success in your life and work.

Laurie will share proven strategies to go from ordinary to extraordinary:

  • Learn the three things that set successful people apart from ordinary people
  • Learn the #1 mistake people make that holds them back from achieving their goals and how to overcome it
  • Learn how to develop powerful habits and the mindset necessary for success
  • Take 100% responsibility for results, and become more action oriented

 

Leadership Detox: Reenergize and Elevate Your Leadership

Best audience: Corporate events, Leadership conferences, Associations, Leadership events, CEOs, executives, managers.

It’s never been more challenging to be a leader than it is in today’s organizations. While technology has brought innovation and advancement, many leaders today are feeling overwhelmed with data, decisions, and distractions that make it challenging to lead at their highest level.

As leaders, most of us tend to slip into negative habits that don’t serve us. These habits keep us from operating at an exceptional level.

Much like a health detox leaves you feeling more refreshed, focused, and more energized, by identifying our unhealthy leadership habits, we can detox old or negative habits so we can work at our peak and feel more focused, energized, and successful.

In this impactful session, Laurie will share the most common behaviors and actions that hold leaders back from success. Through some powerful exercises, you will learn how to detox the habits and behaviors from your leadership that don’t serve you, so you can be an exceptional leader who gets the best from your team.

Participants will learn:

  • The top three habits and behaviors that hold leaders back from success
  • The most important skill for executive and leadership success in today’s environment
  • The characteristics of a “modern” leader, and how to operate at an exceptional level
  • The one question to ask when hiring and promoting employees to ensure you make the right choice

Experience the power of this interactive session and leave inspired to achieve more success in your life and work. Participants will leave with a personalized leadership strategy and actionable plan that will lead to exceptional results.

 

Instilling Accountability & Results: Leading Your Team to Success

Best audience: Corporate events, Leadership conferences, Associations, Sales, Marketing, Leadership events, All staff trainings, CEOs, executives, managers, all staff.

In many organizations, accountability has a negative connotation. Accountability is really about taking responsibility for your actions. It is a very powerful tool that can create more success in your life and work. When managing a team, leaders need to be able to instill ownership and accountability in employees, and coach down through multiple levels.

The small things we do every day can either create trust and strengthen relationships, or chip away at trust and damage relationships. The trust you build can strengthen your integrity and credibility or damage your integrity and credibility.

In this interactive session, Laurie will lead participants through a powerful exercise that illustrates the significance of taking 100% responsibility.

Laurie will share proven strategies for instilling accountability for exceptional results:

  • Learn the three things that set successful people apart from ordinary people
  • Learn an important formula that can help you and your team embrace accountability
  • Learn the #1 thing a leader needs to do to immediately increase ownership in employees
  • Learn how language impacts results, and the most common phrases used every day in business that you want to eliminate from your vocabulary
  • Learn a framework for successful meetings that will save you time and energy

You will leave this session prepared to lead you and your team to exceptional results!

 

Getting the Leadership Edge: The #1 Thing You Can Do Today to Increase Your Productivity

Best audience: Corporate events, Leadership conferences, Associations, Leadership events, CEOs, executives, managers.

This session is designed to teach managers and executives the tools for being more productive and effective as a leader so they can perform at their highest level. Most leaders struggle to focus on the important areas of leadership because they are overwhelmed by employee issues, operational fires, and constant meetings.

In this interactive session, leaders will learn how to get the best from their employees so they have time for the more important areas of planning, visioning, and focusing on strategy. Managers will learn how to engage their employees in the process so getting more from them is positive and productive. Both employees and managers will elevate their performance for maximum results.

The workshop provides six specific strategies and tools that managers can start using immediately to elevate their leadership performance. These strategies are designed to make the leader’s job easier rather than more work. Managers will leave the session with strategies and tools they can implement to see immediate results.

Laurie will share proven strategies for getting the leadership edge:

  • Learn six strategies for dramatically increasing your effectiveness as a leader
  • Define your “Key Result Areas” and gain clarity on where you should focus your time
  • Learn a specific strategy for increasing employee engagement
  • Learn how to become more strategic, and why most managers struggle with this shift
  • Learn the most important skill for effective employee coaching and how to build in accountability

Leaders will leave this session with more clarity on where to focus to get more done, reduce stress, and get better results from their team.

 

Laurie travels all over the country to speak at conferences, seminars and company events. Below are some samples of speaking engagements:

  • CUES Executive Team Network Conference
  • CUNA Leadership Institute
  • Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • MACUMA
  • Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MDMEP)
  • University of Maryland Women’s Forum Conference
  • University of Maryland, University College Staff Conference
  • Frederick County SHRM Annual Conference (FCSHRM)
  • Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) Annual Conference
  • The Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA)
  • Howard County HR Society
  • Montgomery County Society for Human Resources (MC SHRM)
  • Northern Virginia Society for Human Resources (NOVA SHRM)
  • American Society of Women Accountants
  • Prince George’s County HR Society
  • Cumberland Valley Society of Human Resources Management
  • National Society for Hispanic MBAs

For more information on hiring Laurie to speak at your event, please email or call Laurie at [email protected] or (240) 605-7940.