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Christy Pruitt-Haynes is a well-respected speaker, author, and C-Suite Collaborator based in Nashville, TN who combines 25 years of executive-level Human Resources, Diversity, and Leadership Development expertise with a healthy dose of profound strategy and results-focused resourcefulness to create innovative organizations and highly effective leaders. Pruitt-Haynes has worked with leading organizations including Starbucks, Dollar General, Nissan, Vanderbilt University, the International Conference on Diversity, and more. Whether on a stage giving a TEDx talk, a keynote to 1,000+ member audiences, or meeting one-on-one with a CEO, Christy adds a fresh perspective that leads to actionable “aha moments.” Her trusted insights can regularly be found in Business Insider, The Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company, among others.
I will give your organization the tools to be its best. Through custom keynote addresses, training, and coaching, I will help you reach your ‘X’ on the roadmap to excellence.
I have no "IDEA" what you mean
Diversity is just one step but so many treat it as the finish line...let's make sure you don't make that mistake.
Most organizations are starting to see the value and business case for diversity but stopping there practically ensures they will never realize the true benefits of diversity. Having a diverse workforce without being intentional about your inclusion, equity, and access strategy is like butting on your swimming suit to go sit in an empty pool. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access are all necessary to have a truly thriving organization that experiences the full benefits of diversity.
We'll talk about everything from unconscious bias and privilege (and why neither of those are inherently bad things) to how to handle microaggressions and push equity.
Banish The Miss Congeniality Complex
Helping Women Succeed In The Workplace
Giving, Selfless, Accommodating - these are just a few words that describe the idea of being Miss Congeniality. They are also words used to describe the traits women are often expected to have...but how does that play out in the workplace? And how do the realities of the glass ceiling and the concept of women who want to “have it all” fit in the conversation? This seminar will discuss how to break through the glass ceiling without being labeled the office "witch"? It will provide humor, personal experiences, and important information on defining success in your own terms and achieving it “in a man’s world.” From learning how to be your biggest advocate to knowing when to say, “No” (and when to say, “Heck Yes!”) learn tangible skills to become the YOU you have always wanted to be.
Do You Hear the Words Coming Out of My Mouth?
Using Communication to Enhance Relationships
Whether it’s your spouse, your boss or your direct reports, there are always people that you find easier to communicate with than others. This course will help you understand why and give you easy tools to improve your relationships through communication. You will explore your preferred communication style, learn how to quickly determine someone else’s style, and learn strategies for better communication with others based on their style. You will walk away able to improve challenging work relationships and further develop healthy ones through the art of effective communication
No, No, No…We Really Like Being Mediocre
Exploring The 5 Keys to Organizational Excellence
We don’t typically hear new business owners say, “I hope to start a mediocre company that hovers around the middle of the pack before fading away into obscurity.” From public perception and employee satisfaction to the financial standing of your company, all companies aspire to be excellent. Successful companies have a few common traits that they exhibit every day. This course will discuss five such traits and ways to make sure your company eats, sleeps, and lives those traits in all day-to-day decisions.
Resilient Leadership is the Key
Bouncing forward when bouncing back isn't an option
Sometimes we can’t, “get back to normal” because the old normal is no longer an option so the question becomes, how do we thrive in our new normal…whatever that may be? Resilient leaders are the ones who are capable of seeing the value of pivoting instead of getting stuck wishing for what used to be. More importantly, they can help their teams see that same value and guide them on the journey of “bouncing forward”. We will discuss how we can all develop our resiliency muscle and when it is most critical to flex it!
BOver the past 25 years, Christy Pruitt-Haynes has worked with many of the world's leading organizations to improve their talent and business outcomes.
Christy empowers organizations to ask the right questions and share information in a way that is compelling and memorable, pushing the leaders and teams to transform the priorities, habits, and systems of their organization at scale. Designing interventions for insight, Christy assists enterprises in improving their profitability, advancing DEI initiatives, improving company culture, and optimizing enterprise communications.
I have no IDEA what that is!
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access are more than the latest buzzwords being thrown around the company watercooler. They are also a lot more than a political topic to debate. What they really are, and what they really become are key business indicators of success and one of the easiest ways to change the trajectory of your organization.
Research shows that diverse companies outperform less diverse organizations in every possible metric…is your company benefitting from that?
Let’s talk about what those concepts mean, how they fit into your company, how to make sure they help push you towards success, and how to make them a part of your culture.
SOCIAL STYLES IN COMMUNICATION
I said it clearly so why didn’t they understand?
Whether it’s your spouse, your boss or your direct reports, there are always people that you find easier to communicate with than others. This course will help you understand why and give you easy tools to improve your relationships through communication. You will explore your preferred communication style, learn how to quickly determine someone else’s style, and learn strategies for better communication with others based on their style.
You will be able to improve challenging work relationships and further develop healthy ones through the art of effective communication.
What do you mean it’s not you, it’s me?
The personality of an organization dictates how they do what they do. When the products are similar, it’s the culture that differentiates one company from another. Corporate Culture can determine who will be successful at that company and how team members interact with each other but most leave culture up to chance.
Truly brilliant organizations are intentional about their future and know that it can determine if their customers want to do business with them. Let’s uncover what your culture is and work to turn it into what you want it to be.
Spoiler alert…if you’re trying to determine your culture, pay attention to the last few people you promoted. What do they have in common?
"I think of Christy as an on-call, expert "problem untangler." We have called on her many times at Buffer when relationships were strained, when folks weren't understanding one another, when the problem just seemed too big to manage. Each and every time, Christy dove in, deeply listened to all parties, and then provided wise, practical, action-oriented advice to move things forward. I'm so grateful to have Christy in my corner, both as a coach for me as an individual and as a trusted advisor for Buffer as a company."
Courtney Sieter CHRO, Buffer
"Christy is an engaging, entertaining and effective speaker. Having heard her present to two very different groups on very different topics, I was impressed with her ability to reach each of them. Not only dd she take the time to understand the culture of our organization, she dug deeper to ensure her talks spoke to our core values and goals. She was a pleasure to work with and I’d welcome the chance to do so again."
Bethany Mason, Director, Employment Branding and Inclusion - Dollar General
"Once again, Christy sparked excitement and helped the audience to see the D&I need and vision. We all walked away with goals to move the needle for ourselves and our organization. I highly recommend Christy for speaking and training events. She is professional, knowledgeable and passionate about the topics she speaks on."
Veronica Terrell, Sr. Engagement Manager, Deloitte
"Christy M. Pruitt-Haynes closed out the day with an amazing session entitled 'We wrote the Diversity Policy...isn't that enough???'. I have to say, Christy is a phenomenal speaker! Her message, in itself, was powerful and thought provoking, but it was her delivery that kept the audience engaged! If you haven't heard one of Christy's lectures, she is one to add to your company's next seminar agenda! Kudos Christy!"
Renee Williams, CEO, Her Vision Studios
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