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Debra Corey

Debra Corey

DebCo HR LTD
https://www.debcohr.com/
Biography Debra is a highly experienced and award-winning HR leader, consultant, world-class speaker, and three-time best-selling author who has been named one of the top 101 global employee engagement influencers. After 20+ years working for global companies such as Gap Inc, Merlin Entertainments and Reward Gateway, she now inspires and ‘pays it forward’ by helping others develop and deliver HR strategies in a rebellious way, pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo to truly drive employee engagement.
Matt Charney

Matt Charney

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/
Biography Matt Charney is the global head of product and industry marketing at SmartRecruiters, where he outbound marketing initiatives, and is responsible for helping deliver product marketing and category creation activities designed to help customers all around the world achieve Hiring Success. Prior to joining SmartRecruiters, Matt served as Chief Content Officer for Allegis Global Solutions and as the Executive Editor for Recruiting Daily, where he oversaw editorial strategy, content marketing and thought leadership across each respective business. Matt began his career in corporate recruiting for companies like The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Matt has been recognized as one of the top influencers in HR by outlets like the Huffington Post, LinkedIn, HR Executive, the Society of Human Resources Management and Forbes. Follow him @MattCharney or connect with him on LinkedIn.
David Millner

David Millner

HR Curator Ltd
www.hrcurator.com
Biography Dave has a business background working in financial services in the area of retail and corporate lending and risk for some 8 years, followed by 30 years of internal and external HR consulting experience in NatWest, PSL, Kenexa and IBM as an occupational psychologist.  Dave worked directly with different global and multi-national based organizations offering organizational effectiveness-based solutions focusing on future proofing their businesses with a strong emphasis upon employee engagement based interventions that focused on simple yet impactful high involvement based strategies. He is a regular presenter at global HR conferences promoting the role of technology, people analytics and the need for HR to be more commercial in its’ approach so that it can demonstrate tangible business value.  His first book ‘Introduction to People Analytics’ on the changing role of HR and the increasing demand for data insights was published in 2020. He’s referenced as being a key influencer on Twitter via @HRCurator in a number of HR subject areas (c28K followers).  He’s an Associate with Corporate Research Forum (CRF), GPS Asia, Hult Business School, the Centre for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California (USC) and is an Adviser to iPsychTec, a cultural analytics provider.
Jill Christensen

Jill Christensen

https://jillchristensenintl.com/
Biography
Jill Christensen is one of the most in-demand and highest-rated female keynote speakers in the world today. Named a Top 200 Global Thought Leader to Watch in 2021 and Top 101 Employee Engagement Influencer, she takes audiences on a journey that educates and inspires people to act. In the past three years, Jill has presented her proven strategy to re-engage employees to 250,000 people in 33 industries, 38 U.S. states, and 10 countries. A former Fortune 500 Corporate Communications business executive with a Six Sigma Green Belt, Jill understands how organizations operate, and what they need to do differently to attract, retain, and engage both on-site and remote employees. This makes her a valuable asset to any organization that wants to increase productivity, retention, customer satisfaction, and profitable revenue growth. Her book, If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement, is a global best-seller, and her popular weekly blog was named a Top 100 Corporate Blog alongside of Apple and Microsoft. These resources are being used by SMBs, Fortune 500s, start-ups, government agencies, non-profits, and family-owned businesses around the globe. See Jill’s Client List Here. Thanks to Jill’s passion, in-depth knowledge, energy, and ability to inspire, her keynote speech garners accolades from audience members and event planners such as: “Brilliant,” “The Best Speaker I’ve Ever Heard,” “Jill Has a Gift,” and “Simply Outstanding.” Jill grew up in multiple U.S. states, attended college in Upstate New York, and now resides in Denver, CO, with her two Maine Coon cats – Thunder & Chewy. She moved to Colorado from New Jersey due to her pioneering spirit and love of the great outdoors, skiing, U.S. football, and live music. A dual U.S./U.K. citizen, Jill’s vision is to move to London and spend her retirement exploring Europe’s diverse cultures, food and wine, and awe-inspiring historical sites.
Gordon Tredgold

Gordon Tredgold

www.gordontredgold.com
Biography Gordon is a former corporate warrior who successfully delivered complex $100m projects, ran $300m departments and led global teams’ of 1000 staff. He has helped clients reduce operational costs by $350m, increase performance by 50%-500% and helped entrepreneurs triple their revenue in just 12 months. Now, Gordon’s a highly sought-after keynote speaker on Leadership, Employee Engagement and Operational Excellence. He’s been recognized by Global Gurus as a ‘Top 10 Leadership Expert and Speaker’ has one of the Top 5 Leadership Blogs where has shared over 1300 articles. Gordon’s work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, CEO World, Chicago Tribune and Addicted 2Success, and his articles have been translated into 21 languages. He’s written 4 books and his last book FAST -4 Principles Every Business Needs to Achieve Success and Drives Results was a finalist in the Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year. At University Gordon studied Mathematics and this gave him an innate ability to help analyse complex situations and come up with simple solutions and he realised very early in his career that the ability to simplify solutions and communicate them simply has a massive positive impact on the outcome. As a result, Gordon preaches simplicity in everything he does, which helps make solution accessible to people, which both empowers and excites them and gets them to start to take action. Gordon has developed a highly successful and proven FAST Approach which helps simplify solutions, increases engagement, accountability and helps deliver results. He has shared with clients including Accenture, GE Aviation, Allianz, Baxter International, Arizona Dept of Child Safety, American Airlines and many others.
Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

The RBL Group
www.rbl.net
Biography Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net) a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.  He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.
Charlotte Dahl

Charlotte Dahl

Woodreed
https://woodreed.com/meet-us/charlotte-dahl/
Biography Charlotte is a director at specialist advertising agency Woodreed. She’s an accomplished speaker, writer and facilitator, with a unique view on employee engagement and internal communications, having spent equal parts of her career in consumer, then employee communications. Having worked for clients spanning every industry sector, including Marks & Spencer, The National Lottery, Volkswagen Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Guinness World Records and the NHS, she brings the rigour of consumer marketing into internal communications. She is passionate about raising the profile, standards and effectiveness of internal communication, believing employees AND customers deserve the same reverence, effort and creativity in communication. Appearing on stages at home and abroad, she’s talked for senior leadership summits and in-house teams as well as for the CIPD, Institute of Internal Communications, Engage for Success and at ABTA’s travel convention in Malta. She’s a regular chair for Engage Business Media’s events and delivers training for the IoIC.
Jo Moffatt

Jo Moffatt

Engage for Success
https://woodreed.com/meet-us/jo-moffatt/
Biography Jo has been a volunteer with the Engage for Success movement since its launch.  As Strategy Director she sits on the Core Team and co-hosts the weekly Engage for Success radio show. EFS radio draws guests from across the engagement world with interesting stories to share. The Engage for Success agenda is absolutely aligned with Jo’s vision ‘to make workplaces better places to be’. Jo’s ‘day job’ is MD and founder of Woodreed, a specialist ad agency who use the tools, techniques, creativity and insight of the advertising world to engage employees inside organisations. Jo is passionate about brands and their power to move people.  She is equally passionate about employee engagement and its vital role in delivering a high performing organisation. Put the two together and she becomes almost evangelical about the power a well-positioned and consistently delivered brand has as a catalyst for employee engagement and business success.

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