Liane Davey

Liane Davey

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

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 Today, The Globe & 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.

The Good Fight: Why Embracing Productive Conflict Will Strengthen Your Team and Grow Your Bottom Line

As leaders, we’re told that teamwork is something that’s supposed to “just happen.” We’re expected to get everyone aligned and working productively toward a common goal.  Unfortunately, the reality of most teams is quite the opposite – stalled projects, competing priorities, and all-around drama.  And, despite investing in training to provide the skills to handle “hard conversations,” most teams still avoid conflicts.

That’s because productive conflict – the kind we need to deliver results and stay competitive – requires more than an individual skillset, but also a different approach and process at the team level. In this keynote, you’ll not only understand why productive conflict is vital to increase productivity and engagement, but you’ll also learn a simple and effective way to create the productive conflict your team and organization need to grow.

This program is also available as a 1-day workshop.

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

Organizations of all sizes depend on teams for productivity, growth, and innovation. Unfortunately, even on the most talented teams, dysfunction is the norm – not the exception. And, to make things worse, most teams are doing little to make it better, either because they aren’t aware of the problem or because they’re waiting for “someone else to fix it.”

The good news is that you don’t have to wait. You don’t need the jerk to get fired, your boss to move on, or a pricey consultant to turn your team around. In this keynote, you’ll learn how you can change your team from any seat at the table and take steps to help your team get along and get stuff done.

This program is also available as a 1-day workshop.

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.