2016 DE State SHRM Conference

November 2nd and 3rd, 2016


University of Delaware, Clayton Hall
 
 

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Welcome to our 2016 Keynote Speakers

Steve Donahue


   
Steve Donahue has an epic story. He can help you get one too. As a young man Steve crossed the Sahara Desert overland. 33 years later he embarked on a 72,000 mile global odyssey to find a new story and a reason to tell it. These incredible journeys inspire his work to create legendary leadership in epic organizations as a motivational speaker, leadership trainer and consultant.


He is an author and international expert in Narrative Intelligence. Steve’s first book, Shifting Sands: A Guidebook for Crossing the Deserts of Change has sold over 125,000 copies in half a dozen countries. He has worked with more than 500 of the world’s best organizations to revolutionize change leadership and ignite employee engagement.


A spellbinding storyteller and motivational speaker, Steve grabs your attention and never lets go. His highly interactive and deeply researched presentations touch the heart and soul of corporate purpose and individual motivation.

 

Jonathan Fanning

   

Jonathan Fanning helps organizations and individuals reach their full     potential and is the author of Who are you BECOMING?  Through keynote speaking, training workshops, coaching, and consulting, Jonathan works to create excellence within companies, teams and organizations that are not willing to settle for “good enough.”

Jonathan was voted best speaker at a recent TED Talk conference.

A traumatic car accident and several other “Frying Pan” moments in the middle of Fanning’s career as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies triggered a quest for a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, and significance.  “Who are you BECOMING?” and “Who are you helping others to BECOME?” became central to Jonathan’s life, businesses, and speaking. With over fifteen years of experience coaching leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to sole proprietors, Jonathan has developed expertise in the principles, practices, and challenges of creating a worthwhile vision and becoming the leader capable of the worthy pursuit.

Fanning has built several successful businesses, including a national children's fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, which helps young people experience business start-up and ownership.  Jonathan shares his message with organizations around the world, inspiring with relevant stories, strategies, and practical application steps to help audience members challenge the status quo.