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Liane Davey

Expert on Building Effective Teams, Improving Communication, and Increasing Leadership Effectiveness

Liane Davey
Speaker Reel: Building Effective Teams
Liane Davey
Speaker Reel: Building Effective Teams

Known as the “teamwork doctor,” Liane Davey knows how to create high performing teams. Having worked with organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, from across the globe helping teams from the frontlines to the boardroom, she has developed a unique perspective on the challenges that teams face — and how to solve them. Her mission is to transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute, and, using her expertise in strategy and group dynamics, she delivers the perfect combination of education and entertainment that leaders and teams need to make an immediate impact on their organizations.

New York Times bestselling author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, Liane has worked with a variety of renowned businesses including Amazon, Walmart, TD Bank, RBC, Bayer, KPMG, Aviva, Maple Leaf Foods, and SONY Interactive Entertainment.

She is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and is sought after by media outlets, including CNN, NPR, USA TodayThe Globe and Mail, and Forbes, for her expertise on increasing productivity, enhancing engagement, developing leaders, and as one client put it, “dealing with the damn drama!”

Liane has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo.  She is also passionate advocate for mental health and currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Psychology Foundation of Canada.

Speaking topics

Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Liane was absolutely amazing. Our attendees were completely engaged during her entire keynote. I didn’t see a single person looking at their phone during her presentation. We have received great feedback so far about how much our attendees enjoyed her keynote. The half hour we had scheduled for her question/book signing period was full and she had a line up the entire time. We would definitely recommend Liane!

  • I saw Liane at a Human Resource Professionals event.  She spoke about how to use conflict productively to propel an organization forward.  Liane was entertaining and relevant.  Her stories resonated, and her knowledge and experience on the topic was clear.  She gave practical and real-life suggestions and tips on how to implement. I found this was a top-notch keynote in every way, from her professional yet personable approach, and her speaking style where she was able to engage the entire room with great examples, stories, research backup, and tips.

  • Liane Davey just finished presenting to the group moments ago.  They LOVED her!  Her expertise around constructive feedback and high performing teams was exactly what our client requested.  Easy to work with, relevant and flexible subject matter, and flawless and funny execution made her their best speaker ever.  Thank you for the brilliant recommendation.

  • Dr. Liane Davey is a speaker to hear. She captivates the room holding their attention while she wittingly weaves the story of their experiences grappling with Toxic Teams. The audience is mesmerized by the truth of what she conveys and the challenges she acknowledges. And then there is the call to action. She makes you stand up and listen to understand the power of focusing on the business context, the misuse of team building, why being “nice” is NOT nice. Using anecdotes and examples with well-placed humor, she tackles complex issues, describes recognizable archetypes and makes simple possible solutions to age old challenges. Eloquent, insightful and engaging.

  • First, thank you so much for coming to Ottawa and being our guest speaker at our Leadership Development Institute. We’ve had nothing but great feedback from everyone regarding your presentation. The consistent feedback we are getting is that this was the best LDI to date and that has much to do with you. You were awesome! Your message resonated with everyone so much so, we are exploring the possibility of having you come back!”

  • Your presentation was informative, practical, and profoundly relevant to the theme of our event, the messaging we wanted to impart on guests and the feeling everyone walked away with. The insights you shared blended nicely with the premise of our event; “Exceptional Leaders, Big Ideas.” We appreciated your ability to impart practical tools and skills that can be used for everyday problems that arise in the corporate landscape.

  • I wanted to thank you again for contributing to our Global Law Department Meeting, and really setting the stage for 2.5 days of great meetings and even better dialogue between the members of the team. The feedback was very, very positive. You may have achieved the best presentation award, but remember you were up against a bunch of lawyers!

  • It’s the second time I’ve seen you in action at ICF, and your mastery of straight-talk with heart and humour is fun to watch.

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