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Stephen Shedletsky keynote speaker

Stephen Shedletsky

    • Helps leaders listen and nurture the voice of others
    • Thought leader on psychological safety in the workplace
    • Chief of Staff, Head of Brand Experience, and Head of Training & Development at Simon Sinek, Inc.
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$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

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A Leader's Responsibility in Fostering a Speak Up Culture

A Leader's Responsibility in Fostering a Speak Up Culture

Leadership is Personal

Leadership is Personal

Stephen Shedletzky | From Team Simon

Stephen Shedletzky | From Team Simon

Stephen Shedletsky Speaker Biography

Stephen Shedletzky—or “Shed” to his friends—helps leaders listen and nurture the voice of others. He supports humble leaders who put their people and purpose first, all while knowing they are both a part of the problems they experience and part of the solutions they seek to create.

A sought-after speaker, coach, and advisor, Shed has led hundreds of keynote presentations, workshops, and leadership development programs around the world. As a thought leader on psychological safety in the workplace, he works with leaders in all industries where human beings work. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step up (Page Two, 2023).

After years on a corporate track, Shed was introduced to Simon Sinek and inspired by his work. Soon after their meeting, Shed joined Simon’s team. For more than a decade, Shed has contributed to Simon Sinek, Inc., where as Chief of Staff, Head of Brand Experience, and Head of Training & Development, he has led a global team of speakers and facilitators. Shed continues to speak and facilitate with Simon Sinek, Inc., helping to create a more inspired, safe, and fulfilled world.

Shed graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a focus on leadership, communication, and strategy. He received his coaching certification from The Co-Active Training Institute. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children.

Start with Why

Most of us live our lives by accident, but our WHY allows us to live our lives on purpose. Whether you are an entrepreneur, leader, a team member, or are seeking greater clarity for your next transition, your WHY will lead you toward fulfillment in your work and life. This interactive class is designed to guide you through the steps to find your WHY—your personal purpose, cause, or belief. It takes a willingness to be open, to share personal stories, and to trust the process. And through it all, we’re there to help.

Together we will:

- Unpack the concept of The Golden Circle from Start with WHY
- Share tools and the process to discover your individual WHY
- Pair you with a partner so you can work 1-on-1 to write your WHY statement
- Conduct live coaching to help you improve your WHY statement

Build Trusting Teams

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to build a culture of safety, vulnerability, and candor.

A team is any group of two or more people working together toward a common goal or objective. Teams are in all facets of organizations, businesses and life. Trust is vital to a team’s success, but how do we actually put it into practice?

Building on Simon’s books, The Infinite Game and Leaders Eat Last, and Rich Diviney’s book, The Attributes, this interactive class explores the necessary components to build trust, leaving you with practical and actionable steps that will yield sustainable long-term results for your leadership and with your team.

We’ll take you through the core components to build trust:

- Creating a Circle of Safety
- Showing vulnerability
- Using candor with care
- Living your culture

Leading With an Infinite Mindset: The Infinite Game Class

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to advance a purpose, protect their people, and still generate profit.

Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules, and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game, there is only ahead and behind.

You’ve (probably) read Simon’s book or watched a video on The Infinite Game. This class is designed to apply these concepts to your life, relationships and career so that you can embrace an infinite mindset.

Those of us who adopt an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative and inspiring teams, organizations, careers and lives. Ultimately, those who live with an infinite mindset are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future.

Together we will:

- Understand how we all operate in both finite and infinite games, in our work and lives, and be able to distinguish between the two
- Unpack the five essential practices to living and leading with an Infinite Mindset: 1) Advance a Just Cause, 2) Build Trusting Teams, 3) Study Worthy Rivals, 4) Prepare for Existential Flexibility and 5) Demonstrate the Courage to Lead
- Explore new ways of adopting an Infinite Mindset so we can choose to live more meaningful, inspiring, and impactful lives

Leaders Eat Last

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to band together and provide mutual support and safety.

Leadership is not about being in charge, it’s about taking care of those in your charge. Anyone can learn to be a great leader—it’s a practice and the first requirement is you have to want to be one.

In this class, we will unpack and experience the concepts from Simon Sinek’s New York Times Bestseller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. We will explore the concepts and practices that distinguish the difference between teams that stick together and thrive come what may and those doomed to fail despite incentives, talent and opportunity.

When leaders create the right conditions and environment for their people, individuals instinctively support one another. Caring leadership empowers teams to overcome the dangers that threaten their potential for success in today’s challenging marketplace and thrive together. When everyone feels they belong and are able to show up together with purpose, potential is limitless.

Together we will:

- Define what it truly means to lead
- Understand how to create a Circle of Safety and why this is crucial for your team’s performance
- Examine the natural drivers that exist within us all that help make us feel inspired, safe and fulfilled
- Learn how to combat the inevitable stresses and dangers that threaten your organization, team, and each individual

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