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Is Reclaiming Vitality and Workplace Motivation on Your Conference or Corporate Training Agenda? Is Healthy, Intentional, High-Performance Workplace Culture Important to Your Audience? 

Magi weaves personal empowerment, self-actualization, and organizational workplace culture together in a way that captivates, engages, and inspires leaders to take action towards leading healthier, more effective workplaces. 

Due to recent world events and societal changes, toxic workplace cultures are rampant, causing dissatisfaction and high employee turnover. Cultural awareness in the workplace today is critical to organizational success, for your membership and even in association management.

This applies, whether you are an individual learning how to advance your career, or a CEO trying to learn how to nurture and catalyze human potential into a high-performing workplace.

Could this be one of your next convention or annual meeting keynote speaker topics?

Margaret Graziano has been a longtime, leading expert in workplace culture consulting who often speaks on how individuals and executives can make positive changes in their workplace culture.

Known for her high-energy, relentlessly candid keynotes and in-depth workshops, Margaret (Magi) helps transform culture from the inside out. Specializing in emotional intelligence, experiential growth, people management and authentic self-expression, Margaret empowers organizations to nourish personal and professional development to build thriving cultures of inclusivity, inspiration and business success.

Whether speaking to a packed theater of CEOs or delivering a workshop to groups of HR professionals, Margaret helps people transform their cultures from the inside so that their organizations and the people they serve thrive.

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“Everything we do is in service of empowering intentional, healthy and high-performance organizational culture.”

- Margaret Graziano, Founder & CEO

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One of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Influential Women in Business, Margaret has helped hundreds of companies transform their cultures and drive business results. Pioneering the leading edge of conscious leadership, organizational development and corporate cultural alignment, Margaret groundbreaking work empowers business leaders to reshape company culture, increase employee performance and grow revenue.

Magi’s presentations are tailored to meet your organizational needs, and include:

Keynotes

Workshops

Retreats

Panel Discussions

Margaret Graziano regularly speaks to medium and large conference and corporate audiences :

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)

Volkswagen

Northrop Grumman

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Paylocity 

American Foundry Association

NAWBO

Hear 'what people are saying about how Margaret Graziano's talks impact them:

Ignite
Culture

You may have heard this quote from management guru Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Here’s what he didn’t say, but that you probably know from experience... “An entangled culture eats your leadership team for lunch and your CEO for dinner.”

 

This is because the harder an organization pushes strategies on an entangled culture, the more it rebels and the more entangled it becomes – we call this “strategic gridlock”.

 

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. And it won’t be this way when you have an Emergent Culture because an Emergent Culture is the antidote to strategic gridlock.

 

Attendees will walk away with the following culture-building skills:

- Clarity on the 4 core needs of an Emergent Culture

- How to spot the 3 biggest “cultural torpedoes” that elude most leaders. 

- How to foster a peak performing culture that breeds trust, alignment, and accountability... without cracking the whip or allowing free-for-all behavior.

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Elevate
Leadership 

For almost any astute leader, it’s easy agree that we’ve inherited an outdated model of leadership. An old “command and control” model that is slow, clumsy, and ineffective. Especially in our rapidly changing, unpredictable markets.

 

What used to be state of the art has become obsolete. Not only has it stopped working, but it’s the greatest threat for most organizations. The longer we cling to it the faster it makes our organizations obsolete and irrelevant.

 

If we’re going to outperform our markets, we need a new, elevated leadership model. One the creates a culture of deep collaboration, rapid innovation, and intrinsic motivation.

 

Attendees will walk away with the following:

- A clear understanding of exactly why trying harder without elevating your leadership model makes things worse instead of better.

- How to identify and escape the invisible ‘forcefield’ that is hijacking your people’s time, attention, and energy.

- How to rise into the upper levels of personal, group, and organizational effectiveness

- How to move everyone in the organization into higher performance – where they’re highly competent and highly engaged

You to the
5th Power

You are the sum of the top five people with whom you surround yourself. Are they lifting you up or dragging you down? It’s great to be supportive of your friends, but if everyone around you is struggling, you’re not going to go higher. Energy, attitude and perspective are contagious. We need to surround ourselves with people who inspire us to pursue our dreams, achieve big things and live the lives we deserve.

 

In this presentation, Magi provides insight into the “You to the 5th Power” phenomenon and shares ways to ensure that you’re surrounding yourself with the right people.

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Ignite
Power

Most people would agree there’s a tremendous amount of untapped power in leaders. And they would also agree that if that power was unleashed it would make a huge positive impact in our organizations, schools, communities, and families. The ripple effect would be unstoppable.

 

However, most of those same people don’t know why so much of the power within women remains dormant, hidden, and suppressed.

 

The key to unlocking this power is the ability to Ignite it. When power is ignited it turns into an unquenchable flame that lights our own paths and the paths of others.

 

We believe that a woman with her power ignited is the most powerful force for good on the planet. And when these women march forward together, there’s nothing they cannot accomplish.

 

Attendees of “Ignite Your Power” will walk away with the following:

- Crystal clarity on their unique vision for showing up powerfully for themselves and others – both at work and at home

- Finding and expressing their “inner voice of power” in a way that builds trust, demonstrates empathy, and commands respect

- The ability to tap into their personal well of unshakable confidence, deep compassion, and grounded certainty.

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Response
Agility

In today’s rapidly changing world, you need a competitive advantage. Not just ANY competitive advantage will do… you need THE ULTIMATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

 

That ultimate advantage is the ability to respond to changes in the world and in your market faster and more powerfully than your competitors. This is Response Agility.

 

Most organizations are mired in the quicksand of internal turf wars, failed initiatives, and power struggles. They’re so consumed by these behaviors that every day becomes a new battle to hold onto their tenuous market position and to survive the next sucker punch.

 

Attendees will walk away from this powerful, interactive keynote with the following: 

-Grace and ease in responding to adversity, stress, and pressure 

-Effective strategies to navigate change thoughtfully and effectively 

-Newfound ownership of their actions and ability to rapidly recalibrate 

-Upgraded perspectives that turn their potential into greater performance

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Testimonials

“Thank you for a super excellent presentation. You are an enthralling speaker. A quick glance through the blue evaluation sheets yields this: ‘I have been coming to the EAC seminars for 15 years and Magi is the best speaker ever!’ - Patricia Lutz, Director of HR. I hope you will grace us with another speaking engagement next year!”

Larry Seiden, Santa Clara Employer’s Advisory Council, Evaluations/Speaker Liaison Chair

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Upcoming Events

Vistage Executive Summit 2023

Change Management

September 12, 2023

San Francisco, California

Emergent Culture Team Immersion

Sep 27, 2023

San Jose, CA

University of Wisconsin–Madison -25th Annual Conference

Ignite Culture

October 2-3, 2023

Madison, Wisconsin

National Trade Association  - Emerging Leadership Program

Extreme Ownership & Communications Intelligence
November 13- 14, 2023

 Healthy, Intentional & High Performance Executive Team Grounding

Sep 30, 2023

Napa, CA

Vistage Worldwide Speaking

Ignite Culture

November 15, 2023

San Ramon, CA

TEC Canada 2024

Ignite Culture

January 9-11, 2024

Vancouver, Canada

Vistage Worldwide Speaking

Ignite Culture

Jan 09-11, 2024 

Vancouver, Canada

Vistage Worldwide Speaking

Ignite Culture

May 08-09, 2024

Minneapolis, MN

Vistage Worldwide Speaking

Elevate Leadership
Sep 10, 2024

Tualatin, OR

Vistage Worldwide Speaking

Elevate Leadership
Sep 11, 2024

Portland, OR

Vistage Worldwide Speaking

Elevate Leadership
Sep 12, 2024

Lake Oswego, OR

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