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Best Employee Engagement Speakers

Seeking the best Employee Engagement Speakers to help build engagement and retention? Based on client reviews from Talent Management / Leadership / Executives in numerous industries, you will not go wrong if you ask IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen to present as a keynote speaker or consultant at your next event.

Conor presents a unique program – Employee Engagement through the Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior) that is energizing, fun and best of all is extremely effective in building engagement and improving retention.

The CORE BELIEF of this Chicago based Irishman is:

You Can’t Substantially Improve Employees Net Worth. You CAN Improve their SELF Worth

Here is a sample of Conor’s work. Below you will see a number of other powerful employee engagement and culture speakers that leave clients satisfied.

Employee Engagement Tips that Work: #1 of 5

Compliment ONE Person today




Each of these five employee engagement tips that work provides an element of the acronym CHAPS. The CHAPS concept suggests five simple Micro-Goals that you can achieve every day that will develop a better level of employee engagement and ultimately improved employee retention. These are actionable activities that will address what is often referred to as the great resignation.

You Can’t Substantially Improve Employees Net Worth. You CAN Improve their SELF Worth

My core belief as an employee engagement speaker and consultant is that most managers / leaders cannot significantly impact employees net worth, but literally everyone – managers / leaders / co-workers CAN substantially impact the self worth of employees, direct reports and peers.

In this article we look at the “C” in CHAPS and the Power of a Compliment to enhance the workplace environment but briefly, the  CHAPS Micro-Goals relate to:

C – Compliment one person today. 

H – Hear ‘Thank You’ (See more on Employee Engagement TIps “Hear”)

A – Address colleagues / customers with their name (See more on Address Colleagues with name)

P – Positive words create positive impact (See Video and Article)

S – Smile – as in, Put a smile on someone’s face.




 Best Employee Engagement Speakers – More for you to consider

Best Employee Engagement Speakers whom you might also consider


Cy Wakeman

In 2017 and 2018, she was named as one of the Top Global Leadership Gurus by Global Gurus, a Top 100 Leadership Expert to Follow on Twitter, and was deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace.” Her books include: Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace and Turn Excuses Into Results (2010), NY Times Bestseller, The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier (2013), and her new release No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results (2017).

Ken Blanchard

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. Blanchard is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world.

Mike Ebeling

As a career producer and filmmaker, and now founder and CEO Not Impossible Labs, Mick has dedicated his life to tapping into the power of technology and story to change the world. “The reality, I believe, is that all change starts small. Give us something individual, quantifiable and personalize-able and, suddenly, our perspective shifts to the one.”


Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute.

Shawn Achor

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on the topic of change, she serves as a global council member of the World Economic Forum; and has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Bloomberg, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and many others. Lisa is an advisor on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.