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When you embed purpose into the heart of your business, you won't just disrupt your industry...you'll shape the future and impact the world. 

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drive profit
with purpose

Become REmarkable & 
Accelerate growth

How do you stand out in an increasingly competitive marketplace? How do you attract top talent? How do you increase profitability? 

You do something remarkable. Purpose makes brands remarkable. 

 

​As consumers, we're putting our dollars toward companies with aligned values. 85% of millennials in the United States would switch brands for a good cause, and 50% of growth in consumer goods went to sustainability marketed products between 2013 and 2018. 

 

As employees we’re looking for meaning in our careers, and the best talent is choosing to work for organizations that feed their heart as well as their bank account. 92% of millennials believe that working for an environmentally and socially responsible company is important. 

 

In the modern world, companies without a purpose beyond profit will be left behind. You can either be a pioneering force for good in your industry, or the disrupted.

​In the Drive Profit with Purpose keynote, Kathy will reveal her 4-step Brand Purpose Model to engage your organization, inspire innovation, and win the hearts of your consumers

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Ayesha Martin

adidas

Kathy has the extraordinary ability to translate complex data points into accessible, transformative storytelling. Her passion, presence and ability to bring the audience along on the journey has helped steer many in pursuit of Purpose, from senior executives to grassroots community leaders. Motivator, thought leader and impactful strategist - Kathy has the ability to accelerate purpose missions effortlessly.

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Emmy Negrin

Discord

Kathy's passion and strategic approach to Purpose connect the aspirational to the practical. She is engaging, energetic and makes you want to take action.

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Alexa Andersen 

lululemon

Kathy is a force for change.  An inspiring speaker that energized us to aim higher, while sharing the tools to implement change.

 

Kathy is a natural connector of people, and infectiously optimistic in the power of innovation to create the future.

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Drive Profit with Purpose
keynote 

You Will Learn:

  • 7 common mistakes in creating a purpose-led organization

  • Why a corporate social responsibility department won't get you the impact - or the credit - you want

  • How to get the best talent knocking on your door and have the most engaged employees

  • Why doing good is the magic bullet to get the most powerful form of advertising (for free!)

Is Perfect For Leaders And Companies:

  • Competing in a crowded market

  • Creating differentiation through marketing, ingredients and/or process

  • Struggling with a talent shortage, high turnover, and/or high employee disengagement

  • Looking to accelerate growth and increase ROI (in a sustainable way)

  • Ready to unlock the innovative brainpower of their employees

* Additional Speaking Topics *

How to harness the superpower of diversity To create an innovative culture

Diversity is one of the most vital qualities for organizations that want to lead their industries.

 

Research shows that diversity can promote problem-solving and innovation. Culturally and ethnically diverse companies are more likely to outperform their competitors by 33%; highly diverse teams are 13 times more likely to have engaged employees; and companies with above-average diversity have 19% higher innovation revenues.

Unfortunately, most businesses unintentionally create barriers to collaboration and stifle the innovation potential they have waiting to be unleashed across their workforce. They incentivize groupthink, and constrain the power of diversity - the superpower of their workforce.

In this keynote, Kathy will reveal how business leaders can harness the superpower of their diverse workforce to create an innovative culture.  
 

You Will Learn:

  • How adidas leveraged the entire North American team to innovate a turnaround for their running business 

  • The most common unintentional barriers to collaboration and creativity (and how you can remove them)

  • The two reasons why most modern workplaces stifle cognitive diversity and undermine creativity

  • How to promote sharing of unique viewpoints and avoid groupthink

  • Why the trickiest problems are often solved by outsiders to the field

This Keynote Is Perfect For Leaders And Companies:

  • Struggling to foster collaboration across company silos and departments

  • Running into groupthink and “yes men” cultural conformity

  • Using the old playbook year after year, and no longer getting the same ROI

  • Know they could do more to cultivate a culture where their talented and diverse employees can shine

unlock exponential results
by Nurturing Purpose, People and Culture

We've all heard these phrases before: "you can't outrun a bad diet" and "junk in, junk out". While we might be tired of hearing these seeming cliches, we also know there is an undeniable truth to them.

 

The same principle holds true for business.

Businesses that nurture their most important inputs (purpose, people, and culture) unlock exponential results: engaged employees, loyal consumers, increased innovation, and accelerated growth.

This keynote combines elements from Kathy’s two most popular keynotes - Drive Profit with Purpose and Cultivating an Innovative Culture. Through captivating business stories, Kathy will share how to nurture the business inputs that matter most to achieve exponential business results year after year. 

 

You Will Learn:

  • How to tap into purpose as the jet fuel to propel you beyond your current trajectory

  • How the world's most loved companies use purpose to cultivate enviable consumer loyalty (and how you can too)

  • Ways to innovate your talent pipeline and increase diversity

  • The secret to creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement

This Keynote Is Perfect For Leaders And Companies:

  • That have  been focused on the outputs - hitting those quarterly numbers - but are struggling to get there consistently

  • That keep doing the same thing, but the playbook is no longer working

  • Competing in an increasingly crowded market and struggling to stand out

  • Experiencing high turnover, and/or high employee disengagement

  • Struggling to foster collaboration across company silos and departments

  • Running into groupthink and “yes men” cultural conformity

Creating an effective ESG Strategy: from zero to execution

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) continues to grow in importance every year. A thoughtful ESG strategy can attract top talent, boost business performance, ensure regulatory compliance, and future-proof your company. 

As ESG becomes an expected way of operating—from customers, employees, financial institutions, and regulatory bodies— business leaders don’t want to get left behind. 

But most business leaders also don’t know where to start or lack a clear approach to help guide them. 

 

Kathy helps businesses create an effective ESG strategy that moves beyond a feel-good exercise and drives real change across the metrics that matter to their business. In this keynote, through captivating stories and real-world business examples, Kathy will reveal a step-by-step process that will help your company set the ESG gold standard for your industry. 
 

You Will Learn:

  • Kathy’s 7-step process that will take your company from zero to ESG strategy, process, and reporting

  • Why an effective ESG strategy can help your company become a trusted leader in your industry

  • How to determine which ESG topics (and metrics) are the right ones for your business 

  • How to establish a symbiotic relationship between your ESG strategy and a business-integrated purpose

  • The secret to achieving seemingly impossible ESG moonshots

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