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Jason Lauritsen

Has been described as “a corporate executive gone rogue.”

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Fee Range: 10000-19999, 20000-39999
  • Advises leaders about workplace culture and talent
  • Best Places to Work Expert at Quantum Workplace
  • Helps groups see beyond outdated approaches to talent and leadership development
  • Co-Author of Social Gravity: Harnessing The Natural Laws of Relationships

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Jason Lauritsen is transforming management. As a keynote speaker, trainer, and author, he liberates managers from outdated and inhumane practices to cultivate human potential at work and improve people’s lives.

Jason’s advice and teachings are informed by decades of experience as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and employee engagement researcher. His insights have been described as a “secret weapon” by leaders who strive to create a more engaging and human work experience for their people.

He’s known for his authentic and vulnerable storytelling that challenges you to see things differently. It’s nearly impossible to come away from an interaction with Jason without having your perspective on management changed.

His passion for fixing management likely started with his very first (and very awkward) supervisory job on a corn detasseling crew when he was twelve years old. From there, his relentless curiosity about human behavior and a series of terrible job experiences over the following decades galvanized his commitment to find a better way.

His experience ranges from startup CEO to Fortune 1000 executive. He also spent several years leading the Best Places to Work program for an HR technology company, where he gained deep insight into some of the best workplaces in the world.

Jason is the author of two books, Unlocking High Performance: How to use performance management to engage and empower employees to reach their full potential and Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.

Check-In Before They Check Out: How To Retain and Engage World-Class Employees

The #1 challenge for your business today is retaining your people. Nothing is more vital. Without great people, your business is destined to fail. And it’s time to face the facts. The Great Resignation isn’t just a blip on the radar. People now expect more from work and they will move on if you don’t come through for them. To attract and retain the best people, you have to elevate your game or face the consequences.

When you learn The Check-In process, you will become the leader your people want. You’ll build better relationships, stay on top of what’s really going on, and know how to provide the support your people need to be happy and more productive. It’s the most effective way to prove you care and are invested in their career. Mastering The Check-In is the key to solving your biggest challenge – keeping the people who fuel your success.

In this session you will learn:

• How avoiding the conversations that matter is causing your employees to quit

• Why The Check-In is the most powerful way to retain your people and elevate their performance

• How to use The Check-In process to make immediate progress on retention and performance

Leading through Compassion in the Future of Work

The future of work arrived ahead of schedule in 2020. Amidst the disruption of a global pandemic, it was revealed that the old way of working is no longer relevant. Our imperative was to quickly reinvent when, where, and how work happens. We are never going back to the old way. This new landscape of work requires managers and leaders to be more engaged with their people than ever before. Today and in the future, the managers who can best support employee well-being will be those who thrive.

At the heart of well-being is ensuring your people feel cared about as a person–not just for their work output. This can feel uncomfortable and isn’t a natural skill for most of us. Plus, it’s not something found in most management training programs. But it can be learned, and it starts with developing compassion. When managers bring compassion to their jobs, they develop a deeper understanding of what their people truly need to offer their full potential at work.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why leading for well-being requires compassion
  • An understanding of the four components of compassion
  • How managers can use compassion to foster employee well-being and performance
The Relationship Comes First: Discovering the True Path to Employee Engagement

Work has been defined in many ways over the years: a contract, a transaction, a value exchange between a worker and their employer. Many organizations even refer to employees as “Human Capital” and treat them like assets to be managed and optimized. Is it any wonder that employee engagement continues to drop as employees dream of finding a better place to work? It turns out that we don’t like to be treated like an investment to be maximized.

If we hope to get the best of our people, it starts with understanding what work is for employees–a relationship. Research has shown that employees crave the same things from work that they do from any important relationships in their lives: appreciation, acceptance, communication, commitment, and support. In this session, we will explore how managers and leaders can invite employees to be their best at work by making work feel more like a healthy relationship.

What you will learn:

  • Discover why many common management practices are failing to engage employees
  • Learn that for employees, work is one of the most important relationships in their lives (and it needs to be treated that way)
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the elements that create a healthy relationship and how to use this insight to create a more engaging and fulfilling experience for your people at work
Limeade - Inbound Marketing Sr. Manager
If you’re seeking a speaker who has found the secret to creating a true connection through a computer screen, engages in riveting presentations, and maintains a personable, approachable demeanor, then Jason is your guy.
Cornerstone - VP Customer Experience
I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Jason on several programs for our customers. Whether a large main-stage session, a hands-on workshop, a webinar or a virtual hacklab, he applies the same energy, creativity and passion to his work and to his partnership with us. He consistently engages his audience on any topic he explores, while providing really practical ways to put new ideas into practice.
Achieve Engagement - Founder
Consistent 5-star feedback ratings and high praise from viewers don’t begin to paint the complete picture of Jason’s ability to connect virtually with audiences on nearly any subject. Having worked with him on more than 30 Webcasts and Online Events, I continue to marvel at how he makes viewer engagement seem so easy.
Jamaica Business Development Corp.
Thanks for an exhilarating, impactful and profound presentation. The lessons transferred will be permanently etched in our psyche as we individually and collectively take up the challenge of being enablers of human capital success - until such times, continue to win!
Sr. Director PayPal Customer Service
Jason is a dynamic speaker that has a true understanding of what drives employee engagement. Relationships are at the center of everything we do as leaders. Jason will challenge conventional management strategies and will get your team to think differently about how they approach work. Work is no longer a contract, it’s all about the relationship.
Performance Management Program Manager
Jason made me look GOOD!! The best part was when he gave the BFF Performance Review. Think this got supervisors and employee’s thinking they can’t wait till the end to have a conversation about items that have occurred throughout the year. As well as approaching the conversation with more compassion.
Jason was a hit at MHEDA’s Annual Convention. The true testimonial is when an attendee follows up with us immediately after our meeting asking for a speaker’s handout materials. Jason was gracious to comply right away and our attendee was thrilled. I personally took away some great nuggets to implement internally. I highly recommend Jason and we hope to work with him again.
Founder - Achieve Engagement
“Consistent 5-star feedback ratings and high praise from viewers don’t begin to paint the complete picture of Jason’s ability to connect virtually with audiences on nearly any subject. Having worked with him on more than 30 Webcasts and Online Events, I continue to marvel at how he makes viewer engagement seem so easy.
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