Speaking

Beth Hand is an In-Demand International Expert & Speaker

Productive Conflict™: How Women Leaders Can Navigate Conflict Productively to Discover Innovative Solutions for Their Companies, Teams & Themselves

Every major global study from PwC, to Bersin by Deloitte, to McKinsey says the same thing: companies globally are experiencing an unprecedented degree of complexity, uncertainty and rate of change. While it creates opportunities, it comes with worrying challenges: the media is filled with examples of unproductive and worse… destructive conflict. The ability to navigate conflict productively can make the difference in creating a company culture of innovation, developing high performing teams, career advancement or the ability to successfully negotiate a complex deal.  In this session, you will:

  • Learn the high costs of conflict and why despite the costs, companies and people aren’t better at addressing it
  • Discover your team’s or your own unique success strategy
  • Explore The Productive Conflict™ Workout for navigating conflict effectively
  • Get tips on when to consider and when to ignore cultural differences
  • Leave with immediately actionable strategies to help your company, team and you navigate conflict more successfully and engage in more productive conversations

5 Power Hacks Tech CEOs, SVPs and Business Unit Heads Can Use to Rapidly Align Teams for Mission-Critical Challenges or Game-Changer Initiatives

When faced with mission-critical challenges or game-changer opportunities, CXOs and Business Unit Heads must be able to rapidly align, tap into, and unleash the capacity of cross-functional teams and groups. The results are superior decision-making, problem-solving and innovation. This ability (or lack) of it can mean the difference between a breakdown or a breakthrough. Senior executives will learn:

  • The biggest mistakes even skillful leaders make trying to align cross-functional teams
  • How to engage cross-functional teams for an innovation advantage
  • Five immediately actionable strategies executives can use to help their teams think smarter, faster and more strategically

Tapping the Gender Advantage: How Companies Can Create a Pipeline of Women Leaders for Bottom-Line Results

The business case for women is clear: going from no women in corporate leadership to 30% can translate into a 15% increase in profitability, and gender diverse teams are the most profitable and productive.  This fast-paced interactive session is for mission-driven senior executives who value people and performance, who see the talent shortage handwriting on the wall and who want to tap into women as a competitive advantage. CXOs and Business Unit Heads will:

  • Get global and national insights into the business case for increasing gender balance
  • Learn best-in-class strategies
  • Explore a framework to discover strategies at the individual, team and company scaled to their company’s commitment, readiness and resources
  • Leave with practical, immediately actionable insights that are a best fit for their unique team, business unit or company needs

What People Say

“As diplomats we must excel building relationships on behalf of our country and the host country and delivering results. Beth Hand’s talk was relevant, original and provided insights not just into gender bias, but how anyone—woman or man, can be a more effective leader in any field – public service, private sector or the corporate world. Her style is energetic and down-to-earth—filled with practical, actionable strategies we could immediately apply. We look forward to having her back.

– Embassy of Costa Rica in the United States

“Beth Hand is a dynamic speaker with a keen ability to quickly assess the needs of her audience and deliver a clear and poignant message on motivation, leadership and coaching.”

– Roron Wisniewski, CFP, Secure Financial Management Inc., Financial Planning Association

“We really cannot thank you enough. We have received such positive feedback on the tools and strategies to overcome gender bias in the workplace you provided– both institutional and the barriers we create for ourselves. The evidence was compelling, and helped staff, from entry level to executive, prioritize, become more efficient, and build confidence.”

– International Development Organization

“The National Institutes of Health was honored to host Beth Hand and to hear her speak on “Gender Bias: What Men and Women Need to Know to Lead More Powerfully, More Inclusively and Get Better Business Results”. She spoke brilliantly about learning skills to level the playing field, negotiate and take risks. “What’s your game changing initiative” is the question Beth left our organization to ponder and develop strategies for.  We look forward to more insightful conversations with Beth. “

– Joy P. Gaines, Strategist, Women’s Portfolio, Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion, National Institutes of Health

“We were particularly impressed by the way you were able to engage the audience. Your warm, inviting manner inspired some personal, often intimate sharing, which helped draw the participants into the life balance issue at a deeper level.”

– Sally Turner, Co-Chair, Women in Technology Mentoring Program

“I want to thank Beth for making the impossible possible.  Her commitment to exceed expectations was evident while presenting at ICF Philadelphia’s Professional Development Day.  Beth is smart, sincere, passionate and offered us many new perspectives about gender bias which expanded our understanding.  That is exactly what we want from a conference speaker.”

– Peg Calvario, ICF Philadelphia Chapter President

Beth Hand of “Leadership Hand” lived up to her business name when she spoke at 40Plus of Greater Washington. Faced with a smaller audience than expected, she immediately used the opportunity to make her talk and advice more intimate (rather than giving a one-size-fits-all talk). Her presentation on the decision making process and what influence us and how to avoid pitfalls was excellent. She was timely, relevant and in tune with the needs of the crowd. I would highly recommend Beth to help you or your company with leadership and decision making issues. She was very engaging.”

– Giovanni Cappelletti, Director of Speakers Bureau at Forty Plus of Greater Washington

Representative Stages

Association of Women in International Trade
US Department of State Executive Women
US Agency for International Development
Cisco
Society for International Development
Women In Technology Mentor Program
Financial Planning Association
Embassy of Costa Rica
QuickHire Conference
Internal Revenue Service
Networking Executive Women
Manchester
Columbus Women in Tech Conference
Organization of Women in International Trade
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Success Unlimited Network Retreat
The Women’s Center
Federal Communication Commission
American Association of Colleges Pharmacy COO Work Group
Y-Me Breast Cancer Organization
Reston Leadership Breakfast
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
40 Plus of Washington, DC
Alexandria Professional Women’s Network
Career Network Ministry
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Leadership Alexandria
American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative
Renaissance Executive Forums
WEConnect International
National Business Education Association
International Coach Federation
National Institutes of Health Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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