Unlock your tactical collaborator

make your presence undeniable and your voice resonate

Nancy Osborne, CD, provides a unique perspective in a powerful and highly engaging keynote speech. Corporations that want to get the most from all of their people recognize the need to ensure everyone has a voice at the table.  Dominating personalities and even bullies exist everywhere.  Good ideas are too often lost to the rumble of the loudest and pace of the most assertive.  When team members do not feel their voices are heard, they either withdraw or become aggressive or emotional and teams no longer collaborate for the best result. 

Nancy Osborne is a highly respected professional who has collaborated in some of the biggest and most misogynistic boys' clubs in the world. From Afghanistan to New York City and beyond, she has made her presence undeniable and her voice resonate. In Unlock Your Tactical Collaborator, she openly shares her stories and collaborative tactics; inspiring others to ensure their presence is undeniable and their voices resonate. She is passionate about talking to people who want to interact effectively in the workplace and at the boardroom table without being accused of being too emotional, competitive, or aggressive. Anyone attending the talk will learn how to preempt the bully, manage the idea thief, and be recognized for their ideas and contributions while participating as collaborative members of the team. 

If you have ever felt that your presence went unnoticed or under-recognized and you are passionate, open-minded and willing to be challenged; Unlock YOUR Tactical Collaborator with Nancy Osborne.

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Manage An Office Predator Before It Becomes Sexual Harassment Or Worse

Nancy Osborne, CD, provides a unique perspective in a powerful and highly engaging keynote speech about stopping harassment in the workplace before it begins. Corporate organizations intent on due diligence in the protection and empowerment of women employees or clients know the cost of harassment in the workplace. Imagine giving employees the tools to stop it before it starts. Most women don’t want to offend anyone, hurt someone’s feelings, make a scene or feel like the center of attention in an uncomfortable situation. When harassment starts in the workplace, women are likely to feel embarrassed, afraid that if they speak up against a seemingly popular co-worker or a supervisor, they will be ridiculed or even worse: lose their job. When people work in an environment of fear, whether from harassment or worse, they don’t produce their best work. As that situation escalates, a woman may feel the need to take time away from work and ultimately be afraid to return. Therefore, the company is also missing out on their contributions, energy and excellence, impacting on their bottom line and employee productivity.

On the other hand, when a woman doesn’t deal with the predator before the situation becomes harassment, then the predator feels that his actions are accepted and he is entitled to continue or even escalate the behaviour. Co-workers will become aware of the situation and feel the need to take sides; dividing teams and affecting collaboration and production. Unchecked harassment in the workplace causes tension in the relationships with co-workers which breaks the trust needed to share ideas and be respected. It makes people tentative to be open and collaborative. With the communication breakdown and conflict, it means less efficiency in executing strategic plans and deliverables. Mistakes happen, and profits suffer. Eventually, after the harassment has already escalated, the woman may decide to report it to management or HR. At this point she is likely to have expectations of immediate action and positive resolution. After all, there are laws and policies in place. The organization is left with a mess of “he said / she said” (or didn’t say, as the case may be).  Investigations are costly in time, productivity and workplace cohesion.

All the other programs out there are about what to do if you have been targeted but none of them talk about how to identify a predator and shut it down before it begins. Unlike other speakers, Nancy doesn’t tell the audience about what to do after the fact, she shares real time tools for predator identification and tactical management of a situation before it escalates to harassment or worse. Nancy will share her tools to: unlock instincts and develop a filter to identify predatory behaviour; use body language to establish boundaries and shut down that behaviour without angry confrontation.

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