Bring Your Human to Work: Smart Companies Honor Relationships
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, which all comes down to one simple thing—honoring relationships.
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.
Be Real: Speak in a Human Voice
The days of stiff corporate identity are (thankfully) over. 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.
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.
From 2006 to 2009, Erica was an executive coach at NYU’s Stern’s School of Business, and her work has positioned her to coach some of the top leaders and companies in the country. For individuals and teams seeking ways to connect the dots between people and performance, Erica brings a wealth of experience, insight, and action plans to the table.
The Spaghetti Project is a platform devoted to sharing the science and impact 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!), founder and longtime workplace strategist Erica Keswin has made it her business to help people honor relationships. And as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project. Offerings include live events, workshops, retreats, partnerships, podcasts, research, publishing, and keynotes. And of course, spaghetti and meatballs are served.
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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 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, will be published by McGraw Hill in the Fall of 2018.