Keynotes by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel
Positivity Strategist, speaker, author, experience designer and facilitator, targeting heart, head and gut!
Robyn Stratton-Berkessel is an author, speaker, podcast host, an experience designer, facilitator, and coach. She gives talks and appears as a panelist at conferences globally. She partners with executives and teams designing and delivering high impact, positive change with a focus on creating cultures of ownership, inclusion and collaboration.
Robyn has worked and consulted with organizations including: BAE Systems, KPMG, Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Pfizer, Merrill Lynch, Alcoa, Estee-Lauder Corporation, Forrester Research, Google and government agencies.
5 PRINCIPLES OF RELATIONAL LEADING
Be inspired by 5 Guiding Principles that will enhance leadership effectiveness and improve relationships. Based on the premise that we all step in and out of leadership roles at home, at play and at work, it serves us to examine what we are making real in our conversations with others, and ensure that the relationships we’re involved in create value and meaning for all. Grounded in the science of positive psychology and theories of organization behavior, this talk is bound to provoke, stimulate and entertain.
* The kinds of conversations that foster relational leaders and create cultures where positivity can flourish
* The impact language has on all that we do.
* How positivity impacts thoughts and actions, creativity and productivity
PLAYFUL INQUIRY – TRY THIS ANYWHERE
A simple, intentionally appreciative inquiry can result in a playful state that fosters creativity, openness and togetherness. Grounded in the science of positive psychology, this interactive talk demonstrates how appreciative inquiry opens us up to experience even greater positivity. The result: less fear and strong heartfelt connections and understanding between people, even strangers. This talk touches the heart.
* Experience playful inquiry in real time.
* Learn to co-create 12 positive emotions in a minute
* Appreciate we are all in this together
TAKING IN THE POSITIVE for PEAK PERFORMANCE
Performance is a day-to-day thing. It’s about the small things. If you perform playfully and allow yourself to shine, people around you will feel the excitement and enthusiasm. Thereby, you allow the bigger energy, the love energy, the playful side to unleash. Strategies include: Strengthening social collaborations; Showing appreciation so you can bring your values to life; Focusing on micro-moments of positivity; Acknowledging negativity is part of the deal; Valuing continuous learning; Seeing power in vulnerability.
* What you focus on grows
* When you feel good, you do good
* Vision inspire action
Robyn is pure delight in sharing her point of view as you feel her passion and depth of commitment to making a difference in the world through her work. If you have an opportunity to read her book or hear her speak, take it! You will experience a shift in your thinking and feel a greater sense of appreciation in connecting with this inspiring professional colleague. She IS making a difference.
It is unusual to sit in a convention hall and watch people shun their cell phones in order to listen and connect with one another, or to form a working group with a positive attitude and enthusiasm. It is equally unusual for people to come back to their home office and try to recreate that connection, inspiration, and need for action, but this is exactly what happened during and after the conference Robyn led. I cannot say enough about Robyn’s positive style and the strategies she outlines in her book. It would be difficult for one to attend and not be moved.