Keynotes

keynotes

Joe Hirsch delivers inspiring and actionable keynotes that drive meaningful outcomes worldwide.

He is the perfect balance between energizing and practical; entertaining and result-focused; fun and impactful. As an award-winning educator and bestselling author,  Joe blends deep, real-world experience with a magnetic stage presence to help people and organizations thrive. Every talk is customized to drive the biggest possible impact, combining engaging stories, gorgeous visuals, and practical techniques that push audiences to rethink their assumptions about feedback and solve  communication challenges in fresh, innovative ways.

 

Watch Joe deliver keynotes on the following topics:

FEEDFORWARD: THE NEW MINDSET FOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
KEYNOTE –  Feedforward: The new mindset for performance management

SUMMARY

Performance management is continuing to shift from a focus on compliance and ratings to a more nuanced emphasis on development and support.  Unfortunately, too many people fail to receive high-impact feedback that leads to positive and lasting change. This presentation makes a research-based case for revolutionizing performance conversations with “feedforward,” a radical re-design of how feedback is delivered across organizations.  Learn the new rules for engaging and growing your talent through collaborative coaching while you build the habits that help individuals empower, evolve, and excel together. This presentation will have you rethinking the way your organization views performance and potential and will provide actionable insights that pave the way for breakthroughs in your talent process.

OUTCOMES
  • Gain actionable insights into the neuroscience of giving better feedback.
  • Develop practical tools to recognize and develop the full potential of emerging talent.
  • Master time-efficient strategies that enable rapid-cycle coaching conversations.
  • Leverage cost-effective, sustainable methods for implementing and monitoring feedback.
LEADING WITH EMPATHY: THE COACH APPROACH FOR SUCCESS
KEYNOTE –  The Coach Approach to Leading Teams

SUMMARY

Leading with empathy is more than just a soft skill – it’s a critical business objective. From effectively managing teams to growing and retaining talent, today’s leaders need a robust understanding of how coaching can broaden and build the strengths of everyone around them, starting with a deep appreciation of the role empathy plays in elevating the performance and potential of every team member.

This entertaining and evidence-based talk will help leaders at all levels master the art and science of performance coaching. Master the mindsets and methods that create high-trust, authentic relationships between leaders and team members. Learn proven strategies that foster empathy in the workplace. Create healthier and happier workplace dynamics by leading with greater intention and attention.

From sharing critical feedback to building trust and better teamwork, this talk offers deep insights into how emerging and experienced leaders alike can become more empathetic leaders by adopting a “coach approach” for better communication, talent development, and business success across the entire organization.

OUTCOMES
  • Learn how to instill a coaching mindset throughout your organization.
  • Master proven techniques to enhance attention, improve listening, and establish presence.
  • Develop high-impact communication strategies for delivering effective feedback that develops each employee’s full potential.
SILO BREAKERS: WHY THE FUTURE OF WORK BELONGS TO THE CONNECTED
KEYNOTE –  Silo Breakers: Why the Future of Work Belongs to the Connected

SUMMARY

Why do some companies sit on the leading edge of innovation while others sit on the sidelines? The secret isn’t what they know – it’s what they share. Innovation thrives when ideas flow through “open borders” – the breaking of silos that create unwanted friction and competition at work. And unless teams learn how to collaborate freely and fearlessly, they’re likely to fall behind.

This talk offers an entertaining and evidence-based look at how organizations can thrive as “silo breakers” – first, by understanding how silos form, then by taking the necessary steps to overcome them. Learn relevant and research-based strategies that foster collaboration and information sharing among specialized teams. Master the mindsets and methods that deepen connections to customers, partners, vendors, and open resources. Future-proof your organization by tapping your company’s “team genius” to solve the challenges of today and the unseen opportunities of tomorrow.

Packed with silo-breaking case studies from leading brands like Facebook, Cisco and Airbnb, this talk will help leaders at all levels master the art and science of collaboration to gain an innovative edge that enhances the products they share and people they serve.

OUTCOMES
  • Shift your culture from “knowledge holders” to “knowledge brokers.”
  • Master evidence-based tools for effective teaming, collaboration and communication/feedback.
  • Remove the bottlenecks that strangle innovative and integrated practices.
  • Build a workplace culture of high-trust, authentic relationships.
IN TEAMS WE TRUST: CREATING HIGH-TRUST ENVIRONMENTS THAT LAST
KEYNOTE –  In Teams We Trust: Creating High-Trust Environments That Last

SUMMARY

Giving feedback – especially when it’s unsolicited – is one of the least desirable aspects of managing others. It’s also one of the most important. Drawing from the science of trust and teams, this talk guides experienced leaders through a series of high-impact, time-saving techniques to efficiently, candidly, and courageously share feedback that promotes growth but doesn’t pull any punches. Through real-life case study and problem solving, aspiring partners will learn how to deliver real-time feedback that keep their junior reports informed, engaged, and on track while grooming their leadership skills and opportunities for advancement.

OUTCOMES
  • Develop practical tools to match evaluation with real-time performance check-ins.
  • Create an irresistible culture that recognizes and rewards vulnerability, inquiry and accountability.
  • Master time-efficient strategies that enable rapid-cycle coaching conversations.

REASONS TO BOOK ME:

  • ZERO DRAMA. No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. I am professional, accommodating, and easy to work with every step of the way.
  • CUSTOM CRAFTED. Instead of just popping up on stage, I take time to get to know your organization, understand its needs, and work with you to make sure that my presentation delivers what you want and expect.
  • REAL TAKEAWAY VALUE. My presentations are focused on one thing: Making a difference. Your audience will get actionable solutions and strategies that have immediate impact.
  • SCIENCE BASED. Instead of fluff, you get real data, leading-edge research, and best practices – packaged and presented in terms people understand.