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Shedding Success Rate— 95% of attendees publicly commit to the 30 Day Shedding Challenge.

Partial list of clients

• American Express
• Delta Air Lines
• Disney
• Honeywell
• Nestle
• Procter & Gamble
• Shell Oil
• Verizon Wireless
• Wal-Mart
• Wells Fargo
• Whirlpool
• American Heart Association
• American Red Cross
• American Society for Training &Development (ASTD)
• Association of Legal Administrators
• Association of Management Accountants
• Case Management Society of America
• Financial Planning Association of Georgia
• Georgia Society of Association Executives
• Health Information Management Association (HIMA)
• Idaho Hospital Association
• Medical Group Management Association
• Michigan Hospital Association
• National Kidney Foundation
• NY Home Care Association
• Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses
• Pennsylvania Nurses Association
• Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Banking/ Insurance/ Real Estate
• Bank One
• Country Wide Mortgage
• GMAC Realtors
• Florida Association of Realtors
• South Carolina Bankers Association
• State Farm
• Wells Fargo
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Corporate Keynotes

Change Management

Audiences are engaged by the experience, executives see the results! Kathy ignites audiences with her interactive keynote presentations — a catalyst for people walking out doing something different than they walked in.

Kathy Dempsey Keynote Speaker - Change Management- Employee Engagement


"We see many speakers from all over the United States, and Kathy is one of the best I’ve ever seen. One of our mottos at Wal-mart is Make a Difference. Kathy has done that for us!”

— Dawn Scifres, Corporate HR Specialist, Wal-Mart

Experience the “magical hour” where people to move from:

  • • Stuck to unstuck

  • • Discouraged to encouraged

  • • Fear to excitement

  • • Trapped to empowered

Kathy’s most popular keynote: Shed or You're Dead®:
How to Stay Alive & Thrive in the Midst of Change

Kathy Dempsey Keynote Speaker

Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are lost by organizations each year due to the inability to get employees to move forward with changes. Why do 75% of all change efforts fail? Largely because people feel left out of the process and lack the skills, knowledge and motivation to adapt to the organization's new systems, processes and procedures. Organizations that equip their people to SHED faster and quicker will be the ones that survive and thrive!

This interactive keynote session is packed with practical strategies for immediate implementation! Leave empowered to SHED for Success™ and be able to:

• Embrace the concept of shedding and why it is a critical skill in today's environment.

• Learn the 3 foundational R’s of shedding to stay positive, juggle multiple priorities and do more with less.

• Understand and conquer the 5 reasons why people resist change and won’t SHED!

• Overcome the number one barrier in leading, managing and mastering change.

• Increase your effectiveness by 75% by removing the biggest obstacles to a successful and sustainable change.

"Kathy’s a powerful and innovative thought leader on change who will help you drive business results!”


Expanded Keynote with Strategic Shedding Celebration

In addition to the SHED Keynote, fast-track your results with a Strategic Shedding Celebration. It’s a critical component for accelerating organizational transformation. We’ll catapult your team into the future and celebrate your success and achievement of your goal IN ADVANCE. Bring on the balloons, music, and sparkling grape juice. Then get ready for the media interviews asking, “How did you do it?” This prompts your team to reflect and share key steps they have taken to reach their goal. It’s an amazing and powerful exercise that has proven results with our clients such as Honeywell, Norton Healthcare and Verizon Wireless. (Some examples of what some companies have celebrated: J.D. Powers #1 in customer service, The Baldrige Award, or Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For.)

Kathy Dempsey Keynote Speaker - Strategic Change Management Celebration


"The Strategic Shedding Celebration was a tremendous value for our International Six Sigma organization at Honeywell. The session not only provided us an opportunity to create our vision and strategies for the next 2 years, but ensured buy-in from the organization by engaging all the participants in the creation of the plans. It transformed the Six Sigma deployment.”

Vinny Tuccillo, Global Six Sigma Director, Honeywell

Here are five key reasons that many Fortune 500 companies and healthcare organizations participate in Strategic Shedding Celebrations:

1. It sparks motivation – people become engaged and excited about change.
2. Everyone helps create the plan and is focused on achieving it.
3. With buy-in at all levels, participants feel empowered to identify the next steps they must take to reach the common goal.
4. Universal cooperation means resistance to change dissipates and forward momentum intensifies.
5. Strategic visualization fast-tracks corporate success.

The Strategic Shedding Celebration is an amazing and powerful exercise for change. By catapulting your team – whether it’s 10 or 10,000 people – into a successful future, a Strategic Shedding Celebration will accelerate your success.

If Walt Disney did, you can too!
If your people can envision and celebrate it first they can make it happen!

On opening day in 1971, almost five years after Walt Disney’s death, someone commented to Mike Vance, creative director of Walt Disney Studios, "Isn't it too bad Walt didn't live to see this?".
"He did see this," Vance replied simply. "That's why it's here."


Contact Us to ignite your group today!


"We asked our members who they wanted to see speak at next year’s conference. They told us Bill Clinton, Lance Armstrong and Kathy Dempsey. We chose Kathy Dempsey!”


Kathy Dempsey Engaging Employees is Communications Workshop
Who Killed Communication™?

Experience this highly interactive engaging murder mystery that takes a closer look at what kills communication within organizations. This session will help you identify the 9 characteristics of an outstanding communicator, understanding the barriers that prevent good communication and acquire 31 strategies for keeping communication alive! Develop an action plan on improving your own workplace communication. By the end of the session, with everyone’s help the murder mystery is solved. Miss Communication (miscommunication) always kills communication!

"If you are looking for results, Kathy Dempsey can get you there. What impresses me most is her ability to help people stop, think, focus, and make better decisions, all in a fun and lighthearted way!"

Clark Taylor, CEO, Memorial Health Care System

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