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Heather R. Younger

Heather Younger

Build Resilience Into Your Workplace

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  • Founder & CEO, Employee Fanatix
  • TEDx Speaker
  • Podcast Host
  • Business Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Attorney
  • Author

Heather Younger’s expertise in adversity started early. As the only child from an interracial and interfaith marriage, she was shunned and excluded by extended family. While it left her with a lot of questions growing up, it led her to develop a high level of resilience and a deeply inspired commitment to advocate for the voiceless. Heather is dedicated to creating opportunities for people to learn strategies for reframing their own adversities and stories to lead more productive and joyful lives.

With humor, warmth, and an instant relatability – she helps organizational leaders, teams, and individuals create a laser-focused clarity into what makes them tick. She shows why that’s important while delivering clear and purposeful strategies for embracing change and recognizing the tremendous strength in diversity.

As a champion for positive change in workplaces, communities, and our world at large, Heather inspires others by teaching the kind of intentional leadership that drives real business results such as increased employee engagement, loyalty, collaboration, and connectivity.

The result?

  • Team members feel heard, seen, and valued
  • Companies create safe environments and a culture of trust
  • Diversity and creativity are celebrated
  • Resilience rises
  • Stress falls
  • Productivity goes through the roof
  • Customer retention and referrals soar

Everyone wins – sometimes in ways they didn’t even realize possible.

Heather is the founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, an International TEDx speaker on Adversity, Leadership Podcast Host, Business Coach, Facilitator and Attorney, who has earned a reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. She holds a law degree, is a regular contributor to “Forbes” and “LinkedIn” and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, which hit the top of the “Forbes Must-Read List for HR Professionals.” Her upcoming book, The Art of Caring Leadership, was picked up by Berrett Koehler Publishers and teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, on the boards of Mile High SHRM, National Speakers Association of Colorado, and the American Cancer Society.That’s a lot of accolades and titles – but what is most important to know about Heather is that she brings a breadth of experience, extensive quantitative and qualitative research, and a truly deep passion for advocacy, resilience, human relations, and connection to every audience, every workshop, every consultation.

She’s also a mother of four who, like so many parents and business professionals, gets just how difficult and challenging everything can be – and she’s bringing the solutions and strategies to make change less scary, more manageable, and sometimes – even adventurous!

Ready to create a win-win for your team, organization, and customers? Invite Heather to speak to your next audience.

Diversity and Inclusion: How to Build a Culture of Belonging

This keynote draws from Heather’s personal experiences as the only child of an interfaith and interracial marriage to inspire leaders to flex their empathy muscles and master the art of active listening to ensure every employee feels valued, respected and supported.

This program is perfect for leaders:

  • Building cultures of belonging at work
  • Seeking to honor their colleagues’ diverse experiences and perspectives
  • Educating themselves about other peoples’ challenges

The audience will leave with:

  • A practical method to elicit feedback and unlock change and growth
  • A greater understanding of the role they have to play in creating cultures of belonging at work
  • The inspiration to show up each workday as their most authentic selves
Showing More Heart at Work: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent By Putting Your People First

Do you know how to lead with intention? In this session, you’ll gain the key ingredients for changing your organization to a culture of listening, helping your employees feel safe at work, and driving better employee retention and loyalty.

Application on the Job:

  • Learn critical methods to ensure those you lead truly feel heard.
  • Discover how to be more resilient and help those who lead build resilience too.
  • Understand the significance of creating safe spaces in what feels like an unsafe world.
Building Resilience in Your Workplace (virtual)

Most successful people in history had to overcome overwhelming obstacles to climb the ladder of success. From Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney to Oprah Winfrey and leaders of significance all over the world – it’s inspired to see how they navigated rock paths that might have derailed others.

What is the secret ingredient to their success? Resilience. Whether they endured abuse, poverty, rejection, hurt, betrayal, trauma, or a combination of adversities, they leaned in, committed, and made conscious, difference-making choices again and again to keep moving forward and become their best selves.

In this life-changing message, keynote speaker and adversity expert Heather R. Younger taps into her own personal and professional experiences as well as stories of strength and perseverance to share empowering proven tools for resetting the resilience of every attendee.

Your audience will learn how to:

  • Leverage the three top daily steps for strengthening resilience
  • Uncover underlying beliefs that can fuel resistance to change
  • Reframe adversity into opportunities for leadership and growth
  • Develop the kind of core tenacity that can take them through any challenge
  • Unlock and unleash new mindsets that replace fear with a feeling of empowerment, strength, and positive self-worth

Virtual keynote details:

  • Up to 60 mins
  • Customized virtual keynote
    • Includes conference call and sound check
    • 1 time use only but can be recorded
    • 3 month right to use license on the recording behind password protection
    • If client wants to show the file more than 1x, there are additional fees
  • Live or pre-recorded
Building Resilience: How to Unleash Your Mindset and Overcome Any Challenge

Most successful people in history had to overcome overwhelming obstacles to climb the ladder of success. From Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney to Oprah Winfrey and leaders of significance all over the world – it’s inspired to see how they navigated rock paths that might have derailed others.

What is the secret ingredient to their success? Resilience. Whether they endured abuse, poverty, rejection, hurt, betrayal, trauma, or a combination of adversities, they leaned in, committed, and made conscious, difference-making choices again and again to keep moving forward and become their best selves.

In this life-changing message, keynote speaker and adversity expert Heather R. Younger taps into her own personal and professional experiences as well as stories of strength and perseverance to share empowering proven tools for resetting the resilience of every attendee.

Your audience will learn how to:

  • Leverage the three top daily steps for strengthening resilience
  • Uncover underlying beliefs that can fuel resistance to change
  • Reframe adversity into opportunities for leadership and growth
  • Develop the kind of core tenacity that can take them through any challenge
  • Unlock and unleash new mindsets that replace fear with a feeling of empowerment, strength, and positive self-worth

Ready to help your team develop the kind of resilience that will allow them to be happier, healthier, more balanced, and ready for anything in a world filled with challenges and distractions? Heather Younger has just the message for you.

Seize the Opportunity: Reimagining a Better Workplace in a Challenging World

Do you feel like your entire workforce has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the havoc unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic? Is your head spinning trying to define paths forward for your organization and employees in a world where change is happening at a seemingly warp speed?

In this empowering, interactive, and hope-filled message, keynote speaker and adversity expert Heather R. Younger inspires attendees to reimagine the workplace, their roles, and offers a high-level roadmap for succeeding with more ease.

Your audience will learn how to …

  • Use proven psychology to reframe challenges and see opportunities more clearly
  • Feel more confident, empowered, and in control – even in a chaotic world
  • Lean into their inherent resilience and reduce their stress
  • Collaboratively reimagine workspaces and roles to develop win-win processes and an inclusive culture
  • Become better advocates for themselves and others
  • Lead in new, powerful, and sustainable ways

If you’re ready to ease the impact of chaos for your team and help them develop the skills and mindsets necessary to navigate change with agility, confidence, compassion, and character, invite Heather to bring this timely topic to your next event.

The Art of Caring Leadership

The four Caring Leadership principles delivered in this keynote serve as a powerful reminder of every leader’s responsibility to uplift their team and organization and drive real business results.

The audience will leave with:

  • Strategies to inspire loyalty by becoming more present, caring, and compassionate
  • A practical understanding of the concrete actions they can take to uplift and engage those they lead
  • Deep insights into the positive power they possess to create a culture of caring at work
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