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Heather R Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings revealing insights to the stage from over 25,000 employee experiences.


A diversity, equity and inclusion strategist, and the world’s leading expert on listening at work, she is the host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast.


Heather is a regular contributor to Forbes and Fast Company and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, which hit the top of the "Forbes Must-Read List for HR Professionals." Her latest best-selling book, The Art of Caring Leadership, teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace.


A former attorney who worked for years in corporate America, what is most important to know about Heather is that she brings a breadth of experience - extensive quantitative and qualitative research - and a truly deep passion for advocacy, resilience, human relations, and connection - to every audience, every workshop, every consultation.


When not working, she is a mother of four and a self-proclaimed soccer mom who eats tons of chocolate for self-preservation.


Heather is the CEO of Employee Fanatix - a DEI strategist - a best-selling author of The Art of Caring Leadership - a writer for Forbes and Fast Company - host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast - and a soccer mom who loves warm chocolate chip cookies!

Keynote Topic #1

How to Create a Culture of Listening

For the last 12 years, Heather has reviewed over 25,000 employee engagement surveys. This keynote distills that knowledge into actionable insights that have been proven to lead to better engagement, better customer satisfaction, higher revenue, lower turnover, and brand loyalty.

  • An inspired understanding of how to practice active listening with those who look to them for guidance
  • A listening process that will unlock valuable insights and deliver desired outcomes
  • The one success characteristic they need to reach their goals and create win-win scenarios at work
  • Seeking to understand employees, prospects, or customers to better meet their needs
  • Working to improve the culture at work to ensure everyone feels heard, valued, and appreciated

  • Supporting others at work to become more engaged, motivated, and productive

Keynote Topic #2

The Art of Caring Leadership

The four Caring Leadership principles delivered in this keynote serve as a powerful reminder of every leader’s responsibility to uplift their team and organization and drive real business results.

  • Strategies to inspire loyalty by becoming more present, caring, and compassionate
  • A practical understanding of the concrete actions they can take to uplift and engage those they lead
  • Deep insights into the positive power they possess to create a culture of caring at work

    Reimagining a New and Better Workplace

  • Supporting employees through organizational change

  • Prioritizing self-development as part of their leadership plan

  • Working to improve their ability to inspire and engage those they lead and meet key organizational goals

Keynote Topic #3

Reimagining a New and Better Workplace

In this empowering, interactive, and hope-filled keynote, Heather provides a roadmap for navigating change with agility, confidence, resilience — and a positive outlook.

  • An effective framework for resilience and quickly recovering from adversity

  • A high-level roadmap for succeeding with more ease, even in uncertain times

  • A clear path to retool their workplace through creativity and innovation

  • Powering through tough moments or times of crisis

  • Fortifying those they lead in preparation for future challenges

  • Equipping their organization to thrive long term

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  • Elizabeth Moss
    04/12/2022 at 3:47 pm

    “Heather gave an inspiring presentation on building resilience. Her enthusiasm and down-to-earth approach really connected with our staff. She gave good, practical suggestions on how to adjust your mindset and stay strong even when difficult times occur. Though virtual, Heather’s presentation was very interactive. She was able to involve staff throughout the presentation and speak directly about what was troubling them. Her presentation was incredibly well-received and appreciated by our staff. They related to her presentation and ended feeling empowered. I highly recommend her.”

    Elizabeth Moss, Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

    Keynote Talks - Virtual

  • University of Colorado
    04/12/2022 at 3:45 pm

    “Heather, You were just what the doctor ordered! You were a wonderful speaker and what you delivered really seemed to resonate with our team. I thought the timing, the pacing and your way of engaging us – even virtually – was perfection!”

    University of Colorado

    Keynote Talks - Virtual

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