Travels from: Canada
Passionate about meaningful connections
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Heath Slawner believes that when we meaningfully connect with and inspire one another, we rise well beyond what we could do alone. Specializing in strategic communication and leadership, Heath is fascinated by human behavior and has built a career learning and sharing his insights with leading organizations around the world.
In his keynotes, workshops and training sessions. Heath uses stories, studies and basic biology to show that trust is at the heart of it all. He asks his audiences to question: What drives decision-making? What brings teams together to achieve remarkable results? How do we inspire action and motivate people to say “yes” to joining us in realizing our vision?
Heath proves that trust and purpose–based on a palpable concern for others–are key to having a high performing team. When we’re clear about why we’re here, where we’re going, who we serve and how we’re getting there, people start to feel valued and fulfilled. As a consequence, the natural response is that people seek out ways to collaborate, execute and bring bold visions to reality. This is the reason Heath believes that for all of our differences, we are stronger together than we could ever be alone.
Heath is the only professional in Canada certified to deliver and facilitate the Principles of Persuasion, an evidence-based program based on the work of renowned psychologist Dr. Cialdini which dramatically enhances one’s ability to drive and inspire change. Heath has a degree from the Wharton School of Business. He works with clients across the world in a variety of industries including government, international affairs, consumer products, restaurant, hospitality, telecommunications, education, non-profit, financial and ,banking services.
How Great Teams and Organisations Pull Together
Some organizations have cultures where their people are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other cultures, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Understand the reason simply knowing or believing the WHY is not enough. Once people are united by a common cause, there must be a strong culture that keeps them together. The result is deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision and their organizations interests. The result is a positive impact for everyone involved.
Leaders Eat Last
Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, and then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort, even their own survival, for the good of those in their care. This principle has been true since the earliest tribes of hunters and gatherers. It is not a management theory; it is biology. When we create an environment where people feel like they belong and operate in a Circle of Safety the result is trust and collaboration, allowing people to spend their time and energy working together toward a higher cause that inspires them, rather than spending their time and energy protecting themselves from each other.
Start With Why
Any person or organization can explain what they do, some can explain how they are different or better, but very few can clearly articulate why. The WHY is not about money or profit, those are results. The WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us. Great leaders think, act, and communicate in the exact same way, and it is the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Discover how everything starts with WHY.