Anne Elder-Knight is an innovative thinker and an inspired presenter. She is a provocateur, cheerleader, teacher, researcher, thought-leader and sage. She is obsessed with enabling leaders to get out of their own way so they can unleash their potential and have the scale of impact we all secretly know we’re capable of.
What sets her apart as a speaker, is her ability to quickly build rapport with an audience and hold their attention. With wry humour, she speaks to the challenges of our time, and inspires people to reconnect with their belief in their own ability to transform themselves and their organisations.
Anne has honed her skill as a gifted presenter over years of facilitating and leading development and major culture change programmes. She has mined her career’s worth of experience for insights into where and how people get stuck, and what they can do to get unstuck. A prolific reader and researcher, Anne draws from an incredibly diverse knowledge base to offer fresh solutions to leading ourselves and others to a better future.
Anne’s special gift is in taking what we intuitively know and moulding it into useable ideas and tactics to get ourselves and those we lead to behave differently. People leave Anne’s sessions entertained, educated and energised. Those who have heard her speak often identify Anne’s insights as ground-breaking moments inciting them to make step changes in how they approach life and leadership.
Anne’s topics appeal to a wide range of audiences because they speak to the fundamental challenges of leadership: how to transform ourselves and our organisations to meet the challenges of tomorrow, today.
This is the job title of a new breed of leaders – those tasked with transforming operating models, offerings and ways of working. In this keynote Anne outlines what it means to shift from leading change to leading transformation, and what it takes to be a transformationist.
Different This Time
The skills and steps involved in changing ourselves or organisations are very similar. We need to know, be and do differently. In this keynote Anne outlines a revolutionary road map for transformation so the outcome (individual or business) really is different this time.
Most of us do not invest in our biggest financial asset – our capacity to earn a living. If you don’t have a career plan, and even if you do, this keynote will challenge you to take responsibility and show you how to ‘unique yourself’ so you thrive in the changing world of work.
Confidently leading others to an unknown future
Organisations looking to develop leaders with the capability to handle the tidal wave of change coming at them, should look no further than this definitive keynote on transformative leadership.
Today the expectation is that leaders, won’t just lead. They’ll make an impact that will transform their organisation, profession and industry.
To do this, leaders don’t just need new knowledge, skills and ways of being. They need a new job description: transformationist - a person with the mindset, disciplines and tools to successfully lead transformative change.
As a leaders’ confidant and veteran facilitator of leadership development and culture change programmes, Anne has committed decades to hands on research working with leaders to effect transformative change. She is ideally placed to share her insights into what it takes to be a transformationist.
Through enlightening stories and case studies, Anne highlights the thinking traps, and setbacks that get in the way, as well as the pivot points that can ensure leaders unlock their own and others' greatness.
In attending this energising and uplifting keynote, leaders will learn how to:
- Distinguish the competencies for leading change and leading transformation
- Make the shift from being disrupted to being the disruptor
- Develop the mindset of a transformationist
- Focus on the number one imperative of transformative change
- Self-assess where they are on the journey and accelerate their progress
Different this Time
A revolutionary road map for transformational change
This keynote taps into our deep human desire to be the best versions of ourselves. If you want to equip your people with the knowledge and inspiration to change once and for all, then this is the presentation to do it.
At some point, all of us have tried and failed to change an aspect of our behaviour. We’ve also tried to get others at home and at work to change. We know the outcome we want, we think we know how to get there, but we just can’t seem to get ourselves, or others to deliver.
This high-impact keynote is based on Anne’s forthcoming book Different This Time: A Revolutionary Road Map for Transforming Ourselves and our Organisations. It’s a call to arms for anyone interested in fulfilling their potential in the world: as a leader, partner, parent or human being.
Anne has made numerous, humorous, attempts to change herself. She’s also had a first-hand view of attempts by others to change themselves and those they lead. She knows what works, and what doesn’t.
In this transformative keynote, Anne will share the secrets of how to:
- Unleash the secret motivator to move from intent to commitment
- Create an identity that draws you and others forward
- Learn once, or at least to learn once for the last time
- Raise expectations and then hold yourself or others to them
- Practice reductionism and mastery simultaneously
Transforming your career to meet the demands of a reputation economy
If your organisation is committed to supporting your people to be fully engaged, and take responsibility for their careers, then this keynote will deliver the insights and inspiration so they can.
We’ve heard that the world of work is changing. But the workplace that’s rapidly becoming a reality is not only changed – its transformed. To avoid being sidelined, we need to revolutionise the way we approach and talk about our work. This means building a career, and a reputation on work we can be proud of that makes a remarkable difference for those who hire us.
Knowing our strengths and being prolific on social media isn’t going to cut it. We must think differently and amplify what we know, how we do it and what we can be counted on to deliver. We must learn to sell the message of me and offer something unique, positive and memorable.
Uniquing ourselves starts with a deep understanding of who we are and what we offer. It ends with mapping what we do best to what the market wants to buy. It requires us to be career savvy.
In this career-proofing keynote Anne goes beyond personal branding to outline how to:
- Redefine the meaning of work and craft your own ‘body of work’
- Become a career futurist and stay relevant
- Go deep to unique yourself and what you offer
- Understand what your new profession is and how to be a professional at it
- Craft a work strategy to future-proof your career
Supplement Anne’s contribution to your conference by investing in one of these highly interactive workshops, and unlock even more of your people’s potential
Finding Your Mojo
The art of sustainable motivation
All of us go through patches where it’s tough to get or stay motivated. Learn how to tap into our own, and others hard-wired motivation mechanism to ensure you bring your ‘A’ game to all you do.
Emulating others success
To change, we look for those who have already done what we want to do. But doing this effectively is a skill. Learn how to choose the right individuals and organisations to model and how to emulate them in ways that are true to your own unique personal or organisational DNA.
Getting Out of Our Own Way
Overcoming our self-defeating habits
Who hasn’t tried to overcome those frustrating ways of being that we know stop us from being all we can be? Learn about the 3 deficiencies and 9 habits that stop smart people from reaching their goals, and how to overcome them.
Learning to Learn
Unlocking our true potential
Despite spending years in school most of us don't know how to learn. Which is why we keep setting goals we don't achieve. Discover the simple process to accelerate your success by learning to ‘learn once’ instead of repeating the same mistakes.
The art of leading by example
Leading others starts with leading ourselves. Personal leadership is about having a vision and getting ourselves to do stuff that’s hard for us, so we can be the people we want to be. Learn the foundational disciplines so you can lead yourself, and ultimately others to a better future.