Patti’s reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to share honest, practical and fresh insights that make her audience pause and think. She combines her research with the wisdom gained as an entrepreneur, business leader and expert in the human side of business. Her goal is to always leave audiences with actionable strategies that will make a difference.
Patti speaks to a variety of audiences, including but not limited to:
leaders in business or non-profit organizations
business and non-profit professionals
professionals focused on people; such as Change Leaders, Talent & Organizational Development teams, and Human Resources organizations
How can you become a Wave Maker? Explore the make-up and practices of individuals who start a lasting change, or wave, through influence and engaging others. We’ll learn how Wave Makers think and the impact on decisions and actions.Your wave may be a change within your team or a much bigger wave impacting your entire organization or the market. No matter what the wave, we’ll give you a new perspective based on Patti Johnson’s experience and research in Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life. Become the one to start or contribute to an organic change that matters.
Is Personal Success Getting in Your Way?
(Leadership & Business/Non-profit audiences)
Our desire to have all the answers and the quest for personal recognition can become the very obstacles that get in our way. Meaningful changes, or waves, require experimentation, engaging others and a bias for action. We’ll explore the value of shifting from “me” to “we”. Reframe your goals and definition of success, whether it is starting a new business, increasing collaboration within your team or introducing a new idea to your group. It all starts with how you think. We’ll also learn from the stories of an eclectic mix of Wave Makers from Patti Johnson’s new book, Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life.
HOW TO CULTIVATE WAVE MAKERS & WHY YOU NEED THEM
If your strategy depends on innovation, accountability and engagement, success will come from relying on individuals who can develop and execute impactful ideas. Patti Johnson will share a new framework for how change happens and how to develop Wave Makers throughout the organization. Everyone has a role to play. Also, leaders must knock down the organizational obstacles so that it’s safe and expected that individuals play a vital role in your strategy. We’ll also learn from the experiences of the Wave Makers featured in Patti Johnson’s book, Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life.
WHAT’S YOUR WAVE? ARE YOU READY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?
We all have waves within us. A wave, or meaningful change, begins by always asking “What can I do?” and “What if?” Our thoughts get in our way and we rely on the same steps that work for other projects. But, a true change, a wave, is different.We’ll dive into the stories and examples of those who have led their own changes – big and small – and apply them to your situation. Patti Johnson will share the strategies from her experience and the eclectic mix of Wave Makers featured in Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life. So, what’s your wave?
REFRAMING CHANGE: HOW YOU CAN KICKSTART WAVES IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
(Leaders & Talent/Change/HR leaders)
You are in a unique position to be an advocate and connector for meaningful change, or waves, in your organization. If your business strategy depends on innovation, accountability and engagement, you must carve out your role in activating small and big changes. We’ll explore how emerging trends are creating new expectations and opportunities for leading change. And, we’ll look at how conventional wisdom gets in our way in seeing the changing culture and workplace. Patti Johnson will share her experience and the strategies of an eclectic mix of Wave Makers featured in her new book, Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life.
Interactive Change Workshops for Leaders & Teams
The ability to lead change and thrive in ambiguity is the differentiator of successful leaders and organizations. Each half day workshop mixes trusted change concepts with emerging trends. You’ll learn how to translate these concepts and practices to impact change in your organization. Together, we’ll have an interactive discussion about how change really happens and incorporate real-life action planning.
I have had the privilege of seeing Patti present to various audiences – from small groups, to Boardrooms, and to the community with people from all persuasions. In all cases, Patti has gravitas. She engages people with both her message and her method….and, most of all, people depart changed for the better!“ –Kreg Bryant
Patti Johnson is one of our frequent speakers on the topic of change and she has a very interactive and engaging style that always resonates with our executive education clients.“ –Dr. Shelette Stewart