Liane Davey


Liane Davey

Expert on Building Effective Teams, Business Strategy Development and Building Leadership Effectiveness

Liane Davey creates powerful changes in top teams. The bestselling author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, Liane’s mission is to radically transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute, so they can achieve amazing things together. Her approach combines a keen expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics to increase the value organizations get from teamwork and collaboration.

Liane spent 17 years working in large consulting firms, and most recently was vice-president of Knightsbridge Leadership Solutions, where she was sought out by executives at some of North America’s leading financial services, consumer goods, high tech, and healthcare organizations. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review online and is the host of the popular Change Your Team blog. She is also the co-author of Leadership Solutions, released in 2007.

Liane has served on the executive of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and as an evaluator for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo.

You First: How You Can Change Your Team for the Better

A successful team begins with personal accountability, and in this speech (also available as a workshop), Liane challenges her audiences not to point to everyone else to explain the dysfunctional behavior, but to see their roles in changing their teams for the better. Liane shows audiences how to push their own teams to healthier behavior and greater productivity. Does your audience know what it takes to build a healthy and productive team?

High Performance: Do You Have What It Takes?

What is the secret of achieving high performance? In this keynote, Liane encourages audiences not just to admire excellence from a distance, but to lean into the disconcerting and humbling experiences that create profound personal growth. She shows her audiences that they have to go through the pit to reach the podium and encourages them to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Leading High Performance Teams

What is the secret of leading healthy, productive teams? In this speech (and workshop) Liane unveils her patented method for creating teams with the alignment and the dynamic required to succeed. Hear how you can use team effectiveness to drive the renaissance of an organization, improve its bottom line, or create a high performance culture.

The Conflict Cure: Embracing Productive Conflict

Is unhealthy conflict holding your organization back? Angry, aggressive conflict increases stress and decreases engagement. Passive-aggressive conflict erodes trust and stalls productivity. In this talk, Liane helps audiences understand the importance of productive conflict and helps them build their skills to have conflict in a way that promotes strong relationships.