Be Real: Know Who You are, Speak in a Human Voice, and Empower Employees
This flagship talk is based on Erica’s twenty years as a consultant for some of the most iconic brands in the world, as well as her recent research for her book on what makes a company more “human.” Erica offers powerful case studies and walks leaders and managers through her ten sure-fire ways to help them design a more human workplace. Chapter one of Erica's book is BE REAL, which is number one for a reason: if companies don't do this, nothing else sticks. For anyone and everyone running a business of any size and in any industry, this keynote offers unique and practical ways to connect with customers and employees in an authentic—and much more effective—voice.
Manage Millennials with Ease: Just Honor Relationships
For businesses who want to attract and retain early-career professionals, Erica offers innovative ways to honor relationships, which is critical for those who want to keep their business current, connected, and relevant to every generation. She helps leaders and managers understand the values that are most important to this generation and shows them how to cultivate a culture of diversity, inclusion, and flexible work practices.
Play the Long Game: Make Your Business Truly Sustainable
In today’s purpose-seeking economy, top talent and valuable customers are all demanding that businesses be held accountable for everything from environmental impact, to diversity, to flexible work. This keynote offers leaders and managers dynamic case studies and an actionable roadmap for investing in the long game.
Find the Sweet Spot: It’s Between Tech and Connect
This keynote is targeted to managers and leaders who find themselves up against the wall of the digital deluge, and want to make a change. Erica offers real-world case studies and shows people practical ways to find that sweet spot—leveraging all that’s great about technology, while at the same time learning how to disconnect to reconnect.
Truly Human Diversity and Inclusion Requires One Thing: Be Intentional
Study after study make it clear that truly diverse teams perform better than groups where everyone is cut from the same cloth. In this keynote, Erica calls upon her twenty years of research and consulting to help leaders bring all kinds of humans to their workplace. By focusing on intentional work practices—the how, when, and where employees contribute to a company's mission—leaders can develop a truly diverse, and ultimately sustainable workforce.
Erica Keswin shares insights on workforce culture at SXSW
A workplace strategist who has worked with iconic organizations from the NFL to NASA, ERICA KESWIN led a session at SXSW entitled "Bring Your Human to Work." Based on her bestselling book of the same name, in the dynamic session Keswin shared her research from the last decade, revealing what it means to build a more human workplace and how it translates to more engaged employees, boosted creativity and innovation, and increased profits. Keswin's session garnered tweet of praise such as: "Great input by @Erica_Keswin today at the @SXSW about how to bring your human to work. Be more inclusive and form genuine connections." Keswin's book was featured in Forbes' "10 Inspirational Books For Success In Work And Life," and her insights on how to create a more effective and human work environment are also regularly featured in Entrepreneur and Business Insider.Keswin's strength lies in translating her research into tangible takeaways with clarity and humor. She breaks down everything from how to get company values “off the walls and into the halls,” to how to empower employees and foster breakthrough thinking. Her keynotes at events nationwide regularly receive rave reviews such as: "Everything went really well. Erica was a pleasure to work with and delivered a fantastic session" (Marcus Evans).
Erica Keswin shares insights from her bestseller at HWA
Game-changing workplace strategist ERICA KESWIN stopped by the Harry Walker offices to share insights from her Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace that is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, and her insights left the entire HWA office thinking and energized for the rest of the workday ahead. Having worked with some of the most iconic organizations in the world, from the NFL to NASA, Keswin reveals what it means to build a “more human workplace,” and how it translates to more engaged employees, boosted creativity and innovation, and increased profits. As Keswin and her work highlight, honoring relationships is the most essential component to building a thriving workplace. She unpacks exactly how organizations across industries can do it, sharing hard science, actionable takeaways, and engaging anecdotes with passion, concision, and a sense of humor. She breaks down everything from how to get company values “off the walls and into the halls,” to how to empower employees and foster breakthrough thinking. With her insights regularly featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Business Insider, Keswin is in-demand by media outlets and hosting organizations alike. In the coming weeks she is set to address thousands of audience-members, delivering keynotes at the Elliman Summit, the Star Staffing Talent Summit, the TIAA HR Forum in three different cities, and more.
Erica Keswin's new book is a Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller
Workplace strategist ERICA KESWIN's new release Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World is an instant #1 New Release on Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestseller as Keswin is in-demand to deliver her compelling, game-changing advice at events nationwide. An informative and powerful guide on how relationships are the most powerful driver of success for individuals and companies striving to attract and retain talent and loyal customers, Keswin's book offers invaluable lessons on leadership, productivity, and competitive edge. Recently sought-out to deliver keynotes at Vermont's Human Resources Conference and Advertising Week New York, Keswin is heralded for balancing actionable advice and eye-opening anecdotes to keep audiences learning and engaged. As Bloomberg LP raved of Keswin after an event: "The workplace is changing with new faces, new technology, and new expectations. Few are better positioned to speak on the convergence of these forces than Erica Keswin." Keswin's new book making headlines in Business Insider and CNBC, and drawing praise on Twitter from influencers such as Malala Fund Co-founder Shiza Sahid, who raved: "Bring Your Human to Work by the brilliant @Erica_Keswin is an essential read for all leaders! I learned so much from the book that I will be striving to apply in my life and work."
Erica Keswin unlocks the keys to a thriving, creative workplace
A workplace strategist who has worked with some of the most iconic organizations in the world from the NFL to NASA, ERICA KESWIN highlights how relationships are the most powerful driver of success for individuals and companies striving to attract and retain talent and loyal customers. Her forthcoming book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World (McGraw Hill, Fall 2018), is already generating hype and serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honors relationships and puts people first. Her flagship keynote, offers powerful case studies and walks leaders and managers through her ten sure-fire ways to help them design a more human workplace, where employees are more engaged, creative, passionate, and porductive. A dynamite speaker, Keswin just delivered a keynote at WorkHuman 2018, in which she revealed her tried-and-true, human roadmap for a more meaningful, connected, inclusive, and productive workplace culture, and was recently interviewed live from SXSW by New York Times COO Meredith Kopit Levien. Keswin regularly receives rave reviews at each of her events such as: "The workplace is changing with new faces, new technology, and new expectations. Few are better positioned to speak, write, and consult on the convergence of these forces than Erica Keswin..." (Bloomberg LP) and "Erica provided unique and informative insights... I found her suggestions on taking back control of my professional and personal calendar to be both effective and empowering, and I continue to use much of her practical advice even months after attending her seminar..." (Apres Group). Keswin is also a regular contributor to Forbes, and recently penned a powerful, widely-shared op-ed entitled "Because Life Happens When We're All At Work" outlining effective strategies for getting the most out of employees while respecting their personal lives, and also made headlines in Entrepreneur thanks to her cost-effective and helpful advice on how companies can keep employees happy and engaged.Watch Erica Keswin's keynote at WorkHuman >>
Erica is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot-connector. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations and individuals improve their performance by honoring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch.
Erica is the Founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connections with global brands, community groups, teams and individuals. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), and as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project. Because left to our own devices, we’re just not connecting.
Erica received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a pioneer in teamwork and collaboration, and her BA from the University of Vermont.
Her latest book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, a Wall Street Journal bestseller in its first week, serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honors relationships and puts people first.