You can be confident in your choice to bring Susan to your audience. Susan is an experienced keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She brings a hassle-free experience for you while creating a dynamic, thought-provoking experience for your audience.
Susan will work with you tailor her presentation to your group's specific needs. Your audience will leave inspired, determined, and armed with ideas, tools, and concrete action steps. Susan's main speaking topics all center around one idea: same old thinking, same old results.
Earlier this year, Susan spoke on change leadership at the 18th Annual World Lean Six Sigma Conference, March 13-14, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.
In the fall, Susan takes the stage at The 2019 Minnesota Manufacturing Conference, October 16-17, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN. Click here for more information about the conference.
Change as a Way of Life
Why is it that engaging in and committing to what we say is important to us is so difficult? Why don’t we become the person we want to be?
Let’s face it. If we are totally honest, given a choice, we’d prefer to do nothing — rather than spend what feels like extraordinary effort to stop doing something in our comfort zone to start something that would be good for us in the long run. We may say we embrace the opportunity to change — but meaningful behavioral change is hard to do. It’s hard to start, even harder to stay the course, and hardest of all to make the change stick. In this session, we explore what it takes to make “change” a way of life.
- Three major obstacles to change
- Three "must-haves" to actually make change happen
- Tools you can use to take goal-setting to the next level
Leading Across Generations
Most businesses are founded and built on Traditionalist values, theories, and practices — but the Traditionalist are all but gone from the workforce. For organizations that seek continued success, generational challenges can not be ignored, nor are they “cross that bridge when we come to it” issues. Today’s leaders must start now to build ability for collaboration across generations. The goal: be a more effective multi-generational leader.
- Explore basic generational differences
- Connect dots between business needs and generational differences
- Create a personal action plan for better leadership
Building Success Attitudes and Habits
As Einstein stated, you can never solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it. Instead, you must evolve. Our problems dissolve as we evolve.
We act with relentless consistency toward our core beliefs, our core attitudes if you will. Building success attitudes and habits demands an inside look at our beliefs and the quality of our character. Your character determines your destiny. If you want to change your life, you have to change your character. If you want something outside of you to be different, something inside has to change.
- SMART goals as a character building tool
- Behavioral triggers and why they matter
- Practical tips for building success attitudes and habits
What others say:
“Susan LaCasse can speak to a group from 10 to 300 and hold the room’s full attention with her keen, insightful humor and deep organizational understanding. No one is checking their phones while Susan is skillfully challenging an audience to consider a new perspective. Susan has presented for the Manufacturers Alliance on several leadership topics and never fails to deliver far more than expected. I highly recommend Susan as a speaker and facilitator.” — Vickie Parks, former Operations & Program Manager, Manufacturer’s Alliance
“Susan made us uncomfortable in a good way and took us to a trusting place. I came away with a lot of great ideas, and with a personal action plan.”
— professional development conference participant