To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. Jennifer Brown is committed to creating more inclusive workplaces where all kinds of talent can flourish. In her new book “Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change” Brown explores how we can build more inclusive workplace environments where all kinds of talent feel “Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard.”
Jennifer Brown is the Founder & CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a certified woman- and LGBT-owned strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm specializing in the future of the workforce and workplace, and dedicated to building more inclusive organizations where all kinds of talent can feel “Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard SM“. Based in New York City and maintaining a global team, the company partners with HR, Talent Management, D&I and Business leadership on change management efforts relating to human capital, including the design, development and facilitation of customized, interactive classroom and online learning events. JBC is known as the creator of the “JBC ERG Progression Model SM“, a proprietary development tool that facilitates the transformation of ERGs into true business partners. Employer-of choice clients include Cisco, Toyota Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters, AXA, Disney, New York Life, Target, and many of the Fortune 500. Jennifer is quoted frequently on next generation diversity and inclusion practices, has delivered three TEDx talks, and is a dedicated and visible change advocate in the LGBT and Allies community. Jennifer’s first book Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change will be released September 2016. Contact Jennifer at JenniferBownConsulting.com
Are your salespeople truly connecting with prospects? Or are they just communicating at them? Are your managers and leaders connecting with their direct reports? Are your customer service reps connecting with clients and customers? Are team members connecting with each other (even with the difficult ones)? Tim explains why human connection is not a soft skill because without connection, business disappears.
Tim David Bio: During his years as a professional magician and mentalist, Tim discovered lots of secrets. But while most magicians were focusing on the secrets behind their tricks, Tim focused on the secrets inside his audiences’ minds. What kinds of jokes made them laugh? Which actions made them applaud? Which audience volunteers were most likely to cooperate?
Night after night, he didn’t just communicate at audiences, he connected with them. That ability to truly connect is what earned Tim the 2010 Rising Star Award for being the “Top Mentalist in North America”. Now, he takes what he has learned on the stage and teaches professionals and executives the secrets of human connection as it applies to business. Tim’s specialty is taking the latest scientific findings and translating them into practical, usable tips delivered with a dose of quirky humor.
In addition to delivering over 100 entertaining and informative presentations per year, Tim is the author of Magic Words. Rather than teaching what to say or even how to say it, this book focuses on the often surprising effects that your words have on the people around you. Tim lives by a simple mantra. “At the end of our lives we are going to think about our relationships; our human connections. If relationships are going to be important then, shouldn’t they be important now? After all, it’s possible to accumulate too much stuff in this world, but it is impossible to accumulate too much human connection.”
Tim creates weekly blog posts, videos and other valuable snippets at Good at People. Tim’s information is for busy professionals, managers, leaders, salespeople, marketers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. (basically, anyone who has to deal with people.) Tim lives with his family in Massachusetts.