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Testimonials for Darren Hill
The perfect choice for any organisation undergoing transformational change
That was inspiring! Darren’s session has people reflecting upon the impact they carry within our business.
Darren’s instinct for understanding complex challenges, then delivering transformational behaviour change is truly incredible.
If butchers paper and another round of artificial bonding games leave you cold you should think about talking to Darren and the team at Pragmatic Thinking. Darren has been a partner in building our team from the ground up. His gift is to help people discover their values and strengths and to match these to their work. He does it plainly but without dumbing things down, engagingly but without gimmicks and has become the invisible but always silently present member of our team.
Australian Dept of Environment
Darren was excellent, his keynote was very engaging and relevant for what we were after. We have had amazing feedback from our delegates. I couldn’t recommend Darren more highly, especially if you have a company that is going through rapid growth.
National Dental Care Service Co Pty Ltd
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Darren Hill's Biography
With a client book of Fortune 500 and ASX Top-20 companies, Darren Hill is one of Australia's most in-demand strategists whose culture change programs have been used in PepsiCo, Suncorp, McDonalds and Siemens to name a few. Darren's a best-selling author whose work has appeared regularly across the Fairfax Group (including the SMH & The Age), News Limited (The Daily Tele & Courier Mail), BRW, Business Insider and Smart Company. He's appeared on The Today Show, Sky Business News and as yet hasn't been chased by ACA or Today Tonight down the street.
A behavioural scientist and Exec Director at Pragmatic Thinking Darren understands people like few others do. It's this intricate knowledge of people and culture that sees him delivering kick-arse keynote presentations at conferences through to designing, delivering and implementing complex, cross-layered multi-year culture change programs inside organisations.
An author of three books including the best seller “Dealing with the Tough Stuff: How to achieve results from key conversations" which has now been translated into 3 different languages, his clients consistently describe him as grounded and refreshingly real – something that’s reflected by his ongoing re-engagment rate with clients nearing 100%.
If you want to start a real shift in behaviour - at your event, or in your culture – it’s time to book Darren Hill.
Speaking Topics Include
THE SCIENCE OF LEADERSHIP
Good leadership = good business. By focusing the efforts of your leaders on three key attributes all teams possess, you can shift the collective behaviours of your people to achieve greatness.
Manage Pressure - knowing when to dial up pressure or let it off is a core tenet of great leaders
Make Progress - great leaders get clear on their goals, establish rules allowing their teams to flourish, and work hard on feedback
Establish Connection - a team that has each other's backs through the tough times. It's created by trust and touch and driven by a narrative that transcends the team.
THE EDGE EFFECT - FINDING SUCCESS ON THE BRINK OF UNCERTAINTY
Do you sometimes think our business world is moving so fast you’ll get motion sickness?
If there is one constant in our lives it is change. In fact, Robert Gallagher once said ‘change is inevitable except from a vending machine’. The curious thing is that some species, businesses, and people achieve enormous success in the same change environment where others flounder, and ultimately become extinct.
The Edge Effect helps us take a new look at change, the uncertainty that comes with it, and ultimately how we can succeed.
Identify your focus areas in a rapid change environment
Explore the successful traits of highly evolved businesses
Discover how naturally occurring patterns in nature give us the three key skills for thriving in uncertain times
TOUGHEN UP - HOW TO BUILD A BULLETPROOF CULTURE IN THE FACE OF UNRELENTING CHANGE
The Gen X'ers of your workforce remember the good 'ole days of 5 year change cycles. "If we just get through this, then it'll settle down!" Your Boomers and Veterans might even get misty eyes about the 10 year cycles they've seen early in their careers.
That's all a thing of the past. Change is constant and unrelenting...and getting faster. We need to build teams with a resilience to handle this constant buffeting.
A tailored keynote, we look at where you are in a change cycle, how much change fatigue exists and map ideas to strengthen your culture.
DEALING WITH THE TOUGH STUFF
Darren wrote the book on this topic; literally. As a co-author of best selling Dealing with the Tough Stuff - how to achieve results from key conversations which has been translate into 3 languages, Darren can show you practical skills on how to create a feedback culture for excellence.
This can be crafted as a keynote, short workshop or multi-day workshop.
THE SCIENCE OF OWNERSHIP
'Treat it like you own it!' It's the holy grail in most workplaces, isn't it? Deep ownership where employees at all levels treat their work like they owned the business. So how do we achieve deep levels of ownership in our people?
Well, science has plenty of answers, and unsurprisingly money isn't one of them. In this keynote we lift the lid on motivation drivers and factors that influence ownership. A must-attend session for leaders wanting to take their culture to another level.