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’s workshop went beyond expectations in terms of helping participants understand the power of constructive conflict and teaching us the skills needed to achieve this. Her session continues to have a positive impact across our organization as we often refer back to what we learned from Liane and support each other in developing a healthy approach to managing conflict at work.

Brittany Cadence

Director, Peterborough Public Health

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 Overcome Your Team’s Resistance to Perpetual Change

For leaders, managing change is nothing new. From implementing new systems to transforming culture, leading change is something you’ve been doing your entire career. So, why does it feel so much harder now? Because change has changed. In today’s market, it’s more frequent, more complex, and more iterative than ever before. With this pace and intensity, your employees no longer have a chance to recover from the last initiative before moving on to the next one. Some react to this endless cycle with complacency–they’re too comfy to care. Others are too anxious to act. Either way, you can no longer use a “one size fits all” approach to change management.

In this interactive session, leaders will learn how to help their team members proactively and confidently make the changes your organization needs.

In this keynote, you will:

  • Understand how the human brain reacts to perpetual change and how to use neuropsychology to your advantage
  • Learn the optimal level of anxiety to support behavior change and how to assess the current levels on your team
  • Develop a personalized approach for “turning up” or “turning down” the heat to get targeted results from each team member
  • Develop strategies to increase your teams’ openness and decrease the likelihood of creating resistance to the change