SHELLEY D. SMITH - The Culture Curator
Best-selling author, consultant, and Founder & CEO of Premier Rapport
Helping leaders shape company culture through Inquiry, Awareness, Involvement, & Leadership Development.
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I am always impressed by the understanding that Shelley has of our culture and the leadership/development needs throughout our organization. Shelley is very quick to connect and offer processes that assist in our strategy development as we continue to move our talent management programs forward.KEN KOVACH SVP of HR, B.F. Saul Companies & Saul Center Inc.
“At its very core, corporate culture is about connection."
- Shelley Smith
SHELLEY D. SMITH'S SPEECH TOPICS
Keynote or Workshop #1
Culture by Design vs Living: Today’s Leadership
Knowing where you are allows you to truly moving forward. But that takes courage as a leader. Knowing your real culture, what you are living vs what was supposedly designed, are often very different. In this keynote you can hit reset by assessing your current state to move into your desired state and make it come to life. Workplace culture shouldn’t happen by accident.
Keynote or Workshop #2
Workplace Culture: HOW we do, WHAT we do, WHEN we work together
The opportunity to deliberately show up as a courageous leader in today’s world with purpose and clarity around how and what we do, when we work together doesn’t seem to be an easy task. Aligning the person to the needs of the role and the role to the team and the services/product provided is non-negotiable. All of this takes actions that create intentional shifts in culture… in the literal pockets of time leaders can find each day. As a corporate culture expert, I have stood beside thousands of corporate leaders as they dared to shift their corporate culture into something that not only made them proud, but also more profitable, more peaceful, and more attractive to potential employees and / or shareholders.
Keynote or Workshop #3
The Anatomy of Workplace Culture: The space between fully engaged and disengaged
While most leaders understand their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all in”—convincing employees to buy into the strategy they’ve put forward. If a culture is clear, positive, and strong, then people will believe what they do matters and that they can make a difference. If a culture is dysfunctional—chaotic, combative or indifferent—employees will spend more time thinking about why the people sitting next to them should be fired than getting fired up themselves. What are your culture norms; where is the playbook of what right looks like, feels like, sounds like? How do we get there…1% at a time but deliberately – not accidentally.
Other Keynote and Workshop Main topics:
- All thing workplace culture related
- Employee engagement; retention; stopping turnover in it’s tracks
- Inclusion: what it is and how to create a culture of inclusion
- Leadership and Development; succession planning; increasing your team momentum
- High performing teams with the proper tools to get there
- Creating your internal University; future leaders
- 3 steps: Analyze, Curate, Create – moving your culture forward 1% at a time; making it stick
- Culture norms; culture playbooks
ATTN: Business Owners
& Executive Leaders:
Make powerful long term decisions about your future & live your values, at home & at work.
I am always impressed by the understanding that Shelley has of our culture and the leadership/development needs throughout our organization. Shelley is very quick to connect and offer processes that assist in our strategy development as we continue to move our talent management programs forward.
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“At its very core, Premier Rapport is all about connection."
Premier Rapport serves companies of all sizes with overall leadership, executive coaching, organizational design and development, talent development, behavioral assessments including The Predictive Index, and much more.
Shelley is the co-author of "Brass Ovaries: Own Yours." In the book Shelley focuses on teaching professional women to Master the Mindset & Change the Game.