Leading Change and Creating a Culture of Engaged Teams – Sponsored by Jeffrey Gregory

TheGAAP.net Presents: Leading Change and Creating a Culture of Engaged Teams

Sponsored by: Jeffrey Gregory Of Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

An interactive online zoom training on January 15, 2024 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Executive Business Conversation: Leading Change into 2024

Clear steps and proven ideas to strengthen culture, performance and your impact and influence as a leader.

In today’s workplace driving change, strengthening culture and developing engaged teams remains a primary focus and concern for most, if not all organizations.

How you walk in a room, make an impression and leave an impact is ‘the’ most important business skill you can polish and improve.

Upwards to 85% of all communications in business is non-verbal body language.

Whether you are leading or speaking, your presence and ability to ‘own’ and ‘understand’ your influence is critical today.

These are skills rarely taught in most schools, yet vital for business and financial success today.

Are you being asked to lead change in your organization?

Are you spending your time trying to engage people in the value of change and want quicker results?

Is the pace of change required creating tension and conflict within your team?

Do you feel people on your team are resisting change?

Do fiefdoms or silos exist within your team, creating blame when change stalls or fails?

Will change be a fundamental opportunity or a challenge in your strategic planning process?

For any team, especially today, change is constant and an integral part of the survival of any company. Change requires new thinking and a willingness to explore more effective tools and ways to perform, either individually or as a team. If you have ever attempted the challenge of change in your personal life, just imagine how difficult it is to lead change with others.

This unique panel session is meant to offer participants with real world resources and ideas to strengthen team and personal dynamics within their organization and build leadership and influence acumen with lasting and memorable results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Real world tools from the trenches to engage people in the workplace
  • How to manage the different generations for success
  • How to get everyone to accept and drive change
  • Strengthen communications and leadership
  • How to find and keep great staff
  • Introduction to body language and non-verbal communications


Neil Thornton:

Since starting The Thornton Group, Neil has made a commitment to share the ideas, insights, and trends that he has learned in over two decades of consulting, business development, entrepreneurship, and coaching business leaders.

He has been asked to work with business teams, associations, executives, public entities, academic institutions, and technology-innovation groups. I have worked with business owners, senior managers and human resource leaders in the field of strategic execution, visioning, team training , coaching and skills development.

In his work Neil can be found in the field, on job sites, shop floors, meeting areas and board rooms‎. From boots to shoes and coveralls to suits, he communicates and connects from years of experience where it counts most, in the trenches of the real world of business. In return, he throws away the traditional management handbooks to help organizations get real results by turning ideas into action, holding them accountable and bringing them measurable results that dramatically improve performance.

Neil is well known for his highly energetic, dynamic speaking style and in-depth knowledge on topics ranging from strategic execution, the new reality of business development, professional branding, verbal and non-verbal communications, speaking and leadership development.  He has a sincere and direct approach that hits straight to the heart of integrity and intention through a unique talent for understanding the psychology behind human behavior. He pushes and drives for change by influencing every conversation he has with others and demanding honesty and authenticity in every interaction.

Whether he’s giving the keynote address at a conference, facilitating training projects, or working alongside a team, he stops at nothing to help organizations overcome uncertainty and drive change. He strengthens culture by engaging and transforming teams, creating highly effective corporate strategies, and developing clearly articulated vision statements that inspire.

His new book ‘Presence, Impact and Influence’ can be found on Amazon.ca.  Neil can be found by searching him on Google, connecting with him on LinkedIn, or by visiting thorntongroup.ca.

A key trend Neil has observed is that what it takes for a business to succeed today has changed.  Gone are the days of only competing on price and so-called service excellence.  Everyone has great service today, that is a given.  It is now your people who make the difference; and these same people are dealing with intelligent, web savvy customers who demand more and can broadcast their experience out to thousands of people in an instant.  

Your people must be growing and learning faster than the market demands, or you are in deep trouble.

Hussein Kudrati:

Hussein is a lawyer and dynamic leader with a rich background as a successful business owner, mentor, and community advocate. His leadership extends beyond HSK Law Firm in the community, where he serves on the board of Ronald McDonald South Central Ontario. He has developed a strong reputation for his depth of knowledge in investments and contracts, often invited to speak on numerous podcasts and other public platforms. As the owner of HSK Law Firm, Hussein is no stranger to the challenges employers face, and the importance of having proper employee characterizations, policies, and agreements in place.

He enjoys providing sage, practical advice to employers to avoid the many pitfalls associated with employment law in the Province of Ontario, and is happy to share some of the unfortunate circumstances he has encountered during his professional and business journey.

In his personal time, Hussein is passionate about golf and fishing. He has used these passions to travel the world and develop lifelong friendships with colleagues and clients alike.

Authority, power, and wealth do not change a person. They simply reveal the truth.


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Leading Change and Creating a Culture of Engaged Teams – Sponsored by Jeffrey Gregory


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