Get the Most out of your team

Leaders and teams – the ones sitting in your audience – are searching for ways to communicate and collaborate more effectively. After all, there’s a lot at stake when teams stay stuck in dysfunction. Until they learn to grow up, get along, and get stuff done, your customers, your business, and your engagement will suffer.

Of course, that’s why you’re working so hard to find the right solution – and the right speaker – for your audience. You know your audience expects to be inspired and entertained – without being subjected to cheesy “trust falls” or “cotton candy” stories.

After all, your teams are way too sophisticated / technical / skeptical for that. You need someone who will make it clear why teamwork is a business imperative and a must-have for your bottom line…

…Not just a nice to have (as some folks think) or airy-fairy concept (as the rest do). You need your audience to walk away with insights about how to make teamwork better. Oh, and you need it to translate into action–today!

Perfect. You’ve found your ideal speaker.

See liane in action

Liane is the real deal. Both an entertaining speaker that audiences love and a strategist with over 20 years experience in helping teams across a wide variety of industries (and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology to back it up). But, don’t let the Ph.D. scare you.

Liane won’t be caught dead in a tweed jacket or using a sleep-inducing PowerPoint deck. Instead, she delivers engaging stories, a-ha moments, and lots of laughs from start to finish.

Satisfied clients include

the Best of Both Worlds

Liane is not only an audience favorite, but she’s easy to work with, which makes you – conference directors, meeting planners, and leaders tasked with hiring a speaker – look good. In fact, clients are surprised and delighted to see that Liane is…

She’s the most unlikely and awesome combination since chocolate met peanut butter.


Liane. Wow.
You were fabulous- on and off the stage! It was such a pleasure working with you and listening to all the beautiful advice you shared.
Thanks for being a dream to work with! I’m sure our paths will cross again.

Orie Berlasso

Managing Director, Big Picture Conferences Inc

Liane Davey just finished presenting to the group moments ago.  They LOVED her!  Her expertise around constructive feedback and high performing teams was exactly what our client requested.  Easy to work with, relevant and flexible subject matter, and flawless and funny execution made her their best speaker ever.  Thank you for the brilliant recommendation.

Director, IQ Business Events Inc.

Keynote topics

The Good Fight

Why Productive Conflict is the Key to a Healthy Workplace Community

As leaders, we know the importance of creating a happy, healthy workplace for our employees. We invest in communication workshops, recognition programs, and wellness fairs. But, in our pursuit of the perfect workplace, we often end up avoiding the “hard conversations” that are required to execute strategy, manage team dynamics, and develop individuals. When that happens, our businesses stagnate, engagement decreases, and stress levels increase –the exact opposite of what our organizations and people need to thrive.

The secret is to get naturally conflict avoidant humans to embrace productive conflict – the kind that strengthens relationships rather than destroying them. In this keynote, you’ll understand why productive conflict is vital to a strong workplace community and identify ways to create it in your organization. In addition, you will:

  • Understand why avoiding conflict actually derails productivity, erodes culture, and leads to more stress—not less
  • Learn how to overcome your team’s conflict aversion and teach them practical strategies to work through any issue—without the drama.
  • Discover ways to systematize conflict so that it takes less of a toll on your employees – increasing their engagement and contribution

You First

How to Change Your Team for the Better – from any Seat at the Table

Organizations of all sizes depend on teams for productivity, growth, and innovation. Unfortunately, even on the most talented teams, dysfunction is the norm – not the exception. And, to make things worse, most teams are doing little to make it better, either because they aren’t aware of the problem or because they’re waiting for “someone else to fix it.”

The good news is that you don’t have to wait. You don’t need the jerk to get fired, your boss to move on, or a pricey consultant to turn your team around. In this keynote, you’ll learn how you can change your team from any seat at the table and take steps to help your team get along and get stuff done.

In this keynote, you will:

  • Proactively identify the 5 toxic behaviors before they derail your team
  • Understand your team’s dynamics and the three roles that perpetuate cycles of dysfunction
  • Learn the five things you can say and do immediately to change your team for the better, starting today

Change Has Changed

How to Create High Performance in a World Perpetual Change

As a leader, managing change is nothing new. So, why does it feel so much harder now? Because change has changed. It’s no longer an event to prepare for, but a constant reality to cope with. With this unrelenting pace and intensity, your employees don’t have a chance to recover from the last initiative before moving on to the next one. Over time, even the best employees will either stop caring and check out, or try so hard they eventually burn out. While you can’t stop the tsunami of change, as a leader, you have more power than you think to create calm within the storm.

In this keynote, you will:

  • Learn how to inspire high performance even in the midst of significant change and competing priorities
  • Develop the mindset and the language that will allow you to surface and move your team through resistance and drama
  • Receive practical strategies you can use to develop your own resilience so you have the energy, patience, and endurance you need for the long haul.