Keynote speaker and executive trainer Dana Brownlee has helped audiences and organizations around the world reach new levels of performance. She thrills audiences with an intoxicating blend of practical, insightful advice, relatable stories, and engaging humor. She speaks on a variety of topics that support professional development as well as personal enrichment. Her diverse client list includes: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, Emory Professional Learning Program, Learning Tree International, OCI Chemical Corporation, Southern Company, Southface Energy Institute, and many others. View a more extensive client list here.
“Dana did an outstanding job presenting this topic and she demonstrated that she is an expert dealing with teams and improving camaraderie and accountability. I learned her 3 magic questions, and several other techniques to help build teamwork.”
“Outstanding presenter and session! This was the best area of focus session I attended at the Congress. I walked away with some tips and tools to put in place immediately and that is why I attending the sessions in the first place. Great job here!!”
“I really enjoyed this course, and I will definitely make use of this material in my current role.”
“I could not have enjoyed your Project Management class more and you did an amazing job facilitating! I took away many valuable project management, as well as overall management tips from the class, and look forward to implementing them.”
“Exceptional learning experience for managers or SAE’s. Dana was really easy & fun to listen to. It was totally interactive which made the time fly by. I will be happy to endorse the class to others. This was time very well spent.”
“Dana’s energy and delivery were fantastic. I’m strongly considering asking her to present at my company and work with us on our meeting-itis and challenges!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the class & the instructor. It was very interactive and informative. Please have her come back again.”
"I’m still reeling from the 1,000’s of great ideas I took away from Dana’s workshop. It was truly one of the best training workshops I have participated in during my career. Dana’s leadership style really helped make the class and content so much more interesting – especially her real life work experiences.”
Please note that this is a sample topic listing only. If you have specific topic interests not reflected below, please contact us to discuss additional options.
A key to success for virtually everyone in the workplace is adopting a “managing up” mentality that focuses on how each of us can help our bosses (and other senior leaders) be successful – even if they’re not the “perfect boss”. This presentation defines “managing up” – what it is/isn’t, then explores proven techniques for managing up with a few common varieties of the “difficult boss”: The Tornado, The Clueless Chameleon, The Wishful Thinker, and The Micromanager
One of the biggest challenges with addressing race is the misconceptions about terms and key concepts. Clarifying these terms and issues is a critical first step for anyone seeking to learn more about what it means to be “antiracist”. In this session we’ll define key terms, distinguish confusing concepts and answer common questions.
Most of us can dramatically improve our leadership abilities and become the leaders that teams love by rebalancing our task/relationship focus. This presentation explains why the “Thoroughbred Leader” is not only respected but embraced. We will share characteristics that define the “Thoroughbred Leader” and explain how their approach differs from other leadership styles.
If you’re often flustered by difficult personalities in your meetings and not quite sure how to manage them effectively, this presentation is for YOU! Using these tips and techniques, you will not only benefit through increased productivity but also enhance your credibility with your team. Whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned executive, these are the facilitation secrets you need to know!
This presentation explores the accountability dilemma and provides specific facilitation techniques that you can use to foster a culture of accountability within your team. Don’t let slackers drag down the productivity of your team. Learn some effective techniques to easily address that behavior and begin using them immediately!
Many employees throughout the organizational hierarchy want to move beyond book clubs to start taking real action to combat racism in the workplace, and this presentation provides ten ways they can do just that! We’ll explore difficult questions that organizations and individuals should confront to determine how they can do more to advance anti-racism.
Explore key mistakes that many leaders make when faced with leading change and learn key components of a change management plan and tips for leading staff through a change more effectively. Managing change can be a lifelong challenge – learn simple techniques to help you begin to embrace change in your daily life.
While courageous conversations about race may be necessary for organizational progress, they’re not always easy. There may be times when we feel the need to address offensive comments, unjust policies or questionable practices, but we just don’t know how to do it. We’ll explore eight specific techniques that anyone can use to address these uncomfortable situations with clarity and focus.
For many moms entrepreneurship sounds perfect – trading the corporate jungle or the stay at home grind for a utopian balance of pilates in the morning and business calls in the afternoon (promptly ending at 3 to make carpool). But, the truth is that the reality often comes with twists and turns and more than a few lessons learned. We’ll explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of entrepreneurship based on Dana’s personal experience.
Broad topic areas include the following:
Thank you for your interest in our presentations. To request Dana Brownlee for a speaking or training event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to begin planning for your special event, we need to better understand the event and audience. Please take a few moments to answer the questions below.