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Natalie Johnson, keynote speaker
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Natalie Johnson

    • Chief Visionary and Performance Coach at Vidl work
    • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and Keynote Speaker
    • Focused on Culture Transformation through management of individual energy, authentic connection on teams and development of courageous leaders
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$10,000 - $15,000

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$5,000 - $10,000

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Natalie Johnson | Sample Virtual Keynote

Natalie Johnson | Sample Virtual Keynote

Creating an Extraordinary Experience

Creating an Extraordinary Experience

Why typical resilience strategies don’t work

Why typical resilience strategies don’t work

Natalie Johnson Speaker Biography

Natalie Johnson is a consultant and performance coach with over 30 years of experience working with employers globally. She is the Co-founder and Chief Visionary of ViDL (“vital”) Work, a consulting firm that supports organizations so they can function at full capacity. Natalie’s work focuses on increasing energy, creating team connections, and developing courageous leaders. She creates inspiration and extraordinary experiences for her audiences all over the world.

Natalie has a background in human performance, specifically performance psychology, exercise physiology, performance nutrition, and human resilience. She is an industry-recognized Health Coach, Performance Coach, Sports Nutritionist, and Performance Trainer. She is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer. She has received a variety of awards including Champion of Healthcare, Healthcare Hero, Business Leader Woman Extraordinaire, Health Program Innovation Award, Corporate Wellness Leadership Award, and most recently Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Natalie is known for her engaging and high-energy personality, her approachable style, and her ability to help people align behaviors with what’s most important to them.

Intentional Culture: From the Inside Out
Workplace culture is a common topic among organizational leaders, with good reason. Recent research suggests culture is ten times more important than compensation in determining whether valuable employees will stay or leave. But culture is a complex concept to understand – and even more complex to change.

Dare to Lead™
Based on the research of Brene Brown and led by a facilitator trained directly by Dr. Brown, Dare to Lead™ is a training session focused on brave work, tough conversations and whole hearts. In particular, it focuses on the development of the four skillsets of courage: rumbling with vulnerability, living into your values, BRAVING Trust, and learning to rise.

Coaching for Leaders (can be customized for healthcare leaders)
Coaching is an essential tool in a leader’s toolbox, but the skillsets of coaching are not widely known or practiced. Further, many leaders have been taught to be the “expert”, a mindset which can often impede the learning and growth of their team members. To be most effective in leading teams, leaders must know when and how to act as coach rather than expert.

Above the Line: Effective Thinking for Todays Workplace Challenges
Our thinking either sparks empowered emotions, productive behaviors and desirable outcomes - or it keeps us stuck. In today’s uncertain, complex, and demanding workplace, mindset matters more than ever.

Call to Connection: Cultivating Quality Relationships with Diverse Personalities
Our relationships with colleagues in the workplace offer some of life’s greatest opportunities – and challenges. Particularly when we are navigating a variety of personalities, it’s important to know how to work through differences and cultivate connection, which is the key to team success.

Creating a Culture of Accountability
Lack of accountability is one of the most frequent frustration triggers for employees and one of the biggest culprits of underperformance and friction on organizational teams. While most people want to be a part of teams where accountability is the norm, many oversimplify the idea or are unsure of how to enact it.

Courageous Communication: The Inner Game
Traditional efforts to help improve their communication skills focus on models or strategies that, while valuable, overlook one key factor: the internal work that is often necessary to improve the way we communicate with others. Developing an impactful communication style requires that we attend to important elements of our “inner operating system” such as thoughts, feelings, values, and decision-making models.

Courageous communication: Clear is Kind
Especially when we are faced with a difficult conversation, we often find ourselves avoiding, sugar-coating, clumsily landing the message, or reacting defensively. This session helps participants identify and overcome these challenges so they can become more confident and comfortable giving and receiving feedback with candor, kindness, and conviction.

Energy Management : Your Key to Ideal Work and Life Integration
The research is clear that wellbeing, work performance, and organizational outcomes suffer in the long term unless leaders develop the ability to balance the demands of the modern work world through better management of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. This rich, interactive, and inspiring training helps leaders understand that self-care is not a luxury, but rather an absolute necessity for showing up as the best versions of themselves at work and at home.

Your Emotional Impact
The importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace has become a significant topic for forward thinking organizations. If a person doesn’t have a high level of emotional intelligence, their IQ or work ethic will only take them so far.

Mastering Mental Focus: Training for Todays Attention Economy
Smart phones, stressors, to-do lists, interruptions, and distractions deplete our mental and emotional energy all day long, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and “crazy busy”. Today’s world requires skillsets and practices around mental attention that help us sift through the stimuli, create clarity, and stay present.

Stress: It’s Your Superpower!
Work and life today are busier and more emotionally demanding than ever. Although stress is a predominant factor in all our lives, research has revealed that the traditional way of viewing stress isn’t helpful and actually contributes to burnout. The science suggests we can use our stress to foster performance, better connect with those that matter, and even extend our life.

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June 28, 2024

June 7, 2024

I appreciated Natalie doing everything in her power to make it to our convention after Mother Nature interfered. After traveling all night she was up on that stage first thing in the morning and you would never have known how little sleep she actually got.

Kentucky Research and Education Foundation

September 7, 2023

Natalie was very engaged with our membership during our event - did a good job in keeping the content engaging.

Louisiana Hospital Association

August 17, 2022

After participating in a session with Natalie earlier in the year, I knew our company needed to have her lead our leadership team through the material. Natalie engaged with our audience, interacted and lead us through relevant topics that our teams will carry back to their businesses across the country. Leading with Courage was just what we needed to share and Natalie melded her material seamlessly with our internal messaging so the flow and content was spot on. Great feedback by our 100+ managers in attendance and all left energized and more prepared to engage with their team members and fellow shareholders with more confidence and courage!

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