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Karin Hurt, Speaker
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Karin Hurt

    • Founder & CEO of Let's Grow Leaders
    • Human Capital Strategy Consultant
    • Named on Inc’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association’s 50 Leaders to Watch
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$10,000 - $15,000

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$7,500 - $10,000

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Karin and David Hurt | Demo Reel Bureau

Karin and David Hurt | Demo Reel Bureau

Karin Hurt - Speaker Reel

Karin Hurt - Speaker Reel

Karin Hurt Speaker Biography

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results.

After two decades as a Verizon executive, Karin, and her husband, David, founded Let’s Grow Leaders, a training firm focused on human-centered leadership development for those determined to get breakthrough results without losing their humanity. Leaders, they found, were hungry for practical tools and leadership development that sticks.

Since 2013, Karin and David have helped grow tens of thousands of leaders in 14 countries with their live leadership development programs and keynotes. They also provide clean water to the people of Cambodia through their Winning Wells philanthropic initiative.

Karin is an award-winning author of four books, including:

Courageous Cultures – How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates
Winning Well – A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul

She is the host of the popular LinkedIn show, Asking for a Friend. And she was recently named by Inc. Magazine as a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker.

For more information on Karin Hurt, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau 901.754.9404.

Courageous Cultures
Building Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates
What would happen if every member of your team came to work focused on finding solutions and creating better results?

Based on ground-breaking new research in innovation and problem-solving, you’ll learn what leaders like you are doing to build more creative and solutions-oriented teams.

You’ll explore the root causes of FOSU (fear of speaking up) and techniques to turn your team’s fears and frustration into innovation.

You’ll learn practical techniques to tap into the best ideas of every team member, solve important problems, and have more confidence and competence positioning their ideas.

This program is perfect for:
Senior and mid-level managers
Managers struggling to get their teams to think more creatively and solve problems on their own
Teams looking to take their performance to the next level
HR leaders working to build more innovative, high-engagement cultures
Companies that want higher profits and more engagement from their teams

The audience will leave with:
Easy-to-use tools and techniques to empower solutions-thinking and customer-focused problem solving
A clear understanding of what’s blocking everyday innovation in their teams
Communication strategies to eliminate FOSU (Fear of Speaking Up) and encourage deeper dialogue up, down and sideways
A plan they can apply right away
Karin or David will inspire your team with real examples of turnaround successes and powerful tools from their executive roles and their work with companies around the world. Your audience will leave with tools and techniques they can immediately apply with their teams.

Courageous Leaders
Be the Leader You Want to Work For
As a leader, you’re barraged with problems every day, and sometimes it’s easier to take the path of least resistance. You don’t speak up because it might rock the boat. You procrastinate on a decision, or don’t try that new idea because you’re afraid of failure. Or, you don’t invite feedback because you might not like what you hear. In these moments, you’re missing opportunities, you’re wasting money, and you’re eroding your team members’ trust.

Building your reputation as a courageous leader doesn’t necessarily mean making big, bold, game-changing moves. It happens every day, little by little, as you own your team members’ strengths, speak up, stand out, and dare to take appropriate risks. This highly engaging keynote gives you practical methods to become a bit more daring every day for greater influence and impact—to become the courageous leader you would want to work for.

This Keynote is Perfect For:

Managers looking to increase their confidence, influence and impact.
Leaders who want to develop a reputation for being open, innovative, reliable, high-potential performers
Corporate meeting planners looking for a high-energy, interactive keynote that inspires their audience and leaves them with highly practical tools they can use right away

Your Audience Will Leave With:

Inspiration to own their strengths and contribute at a deeper level
Practical tools and techniques to present their ideas with confidence
Techniques to prepare for and hold difficult conversations up, down, and sideways, including our I.N.S.P.I.R.E. approach to performance management
Tools for gathering and responding to feedback

Leading remote and hybrid teams is hard. Doing it during a time of constant uncertainty and change is even more challenging. Now, more than ever, your managers need practical tools and techniques to create clarity and build deeper human connection.

In this highly interactive keynote, you’ll learn 6 habits of highly effective hybrid and virtual teams, and practical tools and approaches to take your team’s performance to the next level.

This Keynote is Perfect For:

Organizations looking to take their hybrid and virtual teams’ performance to the next level
Managers looking for practical tools and techniques create better trust and connection on their virtual and hybrid teams
Team members looking for inspiration and support to make a deeper contribution to their hybrid or virtual team

Your Audience Will Leave With:

An assessment of their hybrid and virtual teams’ strengths and opportunities
Techniques to create a more inclusive and connected culture
Ideas for fostering innovation, collaboration and problem solving
Practical tools to improve synchronous and asynchronous communication
Tips for running better virtual meetings and one-on-ones

How Can We
Drawing Out the Best Ideas and Solutions from Your Team
Every day your employees are barraged with problems. They cringe as they try to soothe customer frustrations they can’t fix. Or, they face their own battles with inefficient systems, outdated policies, and procedures.

Our research shows that employees have game-changing ideas for how to solve these issues but frequently don’t speak up to share them. As a result, you waste money and miss opportunities to create better experiences for your customers.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

In this highly-interactive program, your team will learn our engaging, proven process for identifying solutions to every-day frustrations and uncover best practices to improve your customer and employee experience. You’ll leave with a prioritized list of solutions and tangible next steps.

This Program is Perfect For:
Leaders looking to generate practical ideas and solutions from their teams
Leaders working to build high-performance, high-engagement cultures
Corporate meeting planners looking for a high-energy, interactive program to engage their teams at a company offsite or team meeting
Your Team Will Leave With:
An easy-to-implement process for uncovering and prioritizing great ideas
A prioritized list of solutions and tangible next steps
Renewed energy and optimism and a clear path forward for sharing ideas in the future

Winning Well
Breakthrough Results – Without Losing Your Soul
Do you ever wish your team had more energy, would get more done, or solve problems on their own?

It’s tempting to demand more, tighten control, and micromanage to get more results out of your team…but there is a better way.

WINNING WELL is a practical leadership strategy to achieve breakthrough results that really last. Get results while keeping your team (and yourself) energized, motivated and inspired.

“You’ll learn 6 concepts you can’t lead without and practical tools to build high-performance, high-engagement teams.”

Join award-winning authors, Karin Hurt or David Dye, as they use humor and real-life examples to guide you and your team through the art of inspiration, influence, and lasting impact.

This program is perfect for:
Overwhelmed managers ready for a breakthrough
Those working to take their results and relationships to the next level
Leaders working to build a high-performing, high-engagement culture
Teams looking for practical tools and techniques they can use right away
The audience will leave with:
Ways to stay focused on the MIT (most important things) that contribute to consistent, breakthrough results
Tools to correct poor performance without drama
Techniques to build better relationships up, down and sideways
A better understanding of how to give each team member what they need most to take their performance to the next level
Tools for building a more competent, confident team
Long term strategies to keep the team on track

Do you have amazing women on your team, who are not speaking up for fear of not being heard?

Are you looking for a powerful and inspiring women’s leadership keynote speaker for your next conference or corporate event? Could your team benefit from a powerful women’s leadership speaker who’s been where you are, leaving a strong track record of results? Are you looking for a women’s leadership speaker to help your team gain more confidence and influence?

Karin Hurt will work with you to custom-design an inspiring and highly practical keynote or masterclass to inspire and motivate your team. Whether you’re looking for straight talk for your executive women’s leadership conference, or inspiring and practical techniques to help the women leaders on your team gain more confidence and impact, Karin will work with you to get the message just right.

Karin draws on her depth of experience as an executive who’s also a mom growing emerging leaders. She’s made a significant impact in her work at Fortune 50 Verizon, and now in her work with leaders at all levels around the world. She shows up real and approachable, and as one recent women’s leadership conference participant put it, “I feel like I was listening to my best friend.”

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