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Patti Hathaway, "The Change Agent"

 Wednesday Morning Keynote- November 5


Patti Hathaway...Change Agent Patti Hathaway, CSP is one of fewer than 7% of speakers worldwide who has earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association for her proven track record of speaking excellence. Patti’s 5 books have collectively sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into more than six languages. Patti’s book, Untying the ‘Nots’ of Change Before You’re Fit to be Tied (Destination Publications, 2000), is based on surveying thousands of people across the country. Her change strategies have been proven to help employees at all levels in many different industries. Patti’s company solves your people challenges. She is asked back repeatedly because of her ability to change people's perspective through the use of her strong content and compelling personal stories delivered with visuals, humor, and high energy.

Keynote Presentation: Untying the ‘Nots’ of Nonstop Change

Most organizations tell their employees that “change is good”, yet people aren’t buying it. Our stress levels are at an all time high. According to a recent survey 71% of us feel used up at the end of the day. The typical employee sends and receives an astounding 190 messages on average per day. According to senior executives in Fortune 500 companies, less than half of the changes in their organizations were successful and yet 84% of companies are undergoing at least one major change initiative. Executives attribute these failures to employee resistance. Learn why change is so difficult. Gain strategies for what you can do as to lessen the pain and stress that change causes. We all know that the pace of change is unrelenting, come and discover specific, give-me-solutions for how to untie the knots of confusion before you become fit to be tied.

As a result of attending this keynote, you will be able to:

* Recognize the crisis of change and how it impacts you personally.

* Identify the personal losses that occur when you resist change.

* Understand the four phases in the Cycle of Resistance and where you are in the cycle.

*Discover how to be powerful in change situations where you have little or no control.

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