Speaking

Jamie delivers keynote presentations about the power of strong workplace cultures and the key trends that are shaping the future of business, today.

He has engaged audiences around the world with the findings and insights from the research and thought leadership that generated two popular business books, Humanize and When Millennials Take Over.

Jamie Notter featured in Harvard Business Review

Jamie Notter is such a dynamic, engaging speaker that we felt very lucky to have him present for our United Way Finance Talent, and Tech Forum. His presentation on culture management in the digital age was great, and our audience members loved it as well. The material truly resonated with our audience of Human Resource and Talent leaders, many of whom are looking for expert advice on building their own organizational culture as we embark on this digital transformation throughout our network. In his very lively, energizing session, Jamie gave them clear tips — and most importantly, actionable suggestions — on how to implement these valuable strategies.
— Amy Dinofrio, MBA, SPHR; Director of Talent Management, United Way Worldwide
“At Competo we had the honor to host Jamie as s keynote speaker at our 13th HR event. He exceeded all of our expectations. His lecture about Millennials and cross-generational cooperation was fabulous. On one hand he gave us advice, on the other he made us think. He’s not only an expert in his field but also a wonderful person and an absolute joy to work with.”

—Laura Smrekar, Partner and Commnications Director, Competo, Slovenia

Popular Session Topics

Jamie can customize a presentation to fit the specific needs and goals of your audience. Below are some of his more popular sessions to get your thinking started.

Solving the Employee Engagement Equation

One of the biggest barriers to exceptional organizational performance is your disengaged workforce, yet despite years of effort and billions of dollars spent, the level of “highly engaged” employees hovers around 35%. Why? Because we’ve been trying to solve the wrong problem. We focus on bridging the employee “happiness gap,” when, in fact, engagement is fundamentally a function of people being successful—not happy. In this session, Jamie Notter reveals lessons from his new book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement, that will help you rewrite and then solve the engagement equation by aligning your workplace culture with what drives success. He’ll give you concrete steps for making targeted changes to processes and structures that will drive both success and engagement, bringing your organization to that elusive next level.

The Power of Millennial Alignment

It's time we change the conversation about Millennials—from one of complaining, to one of curiosity and learning—because when we do, we uncover the tremendous power that exists when we align our organizations with where the Millennial generation is already heading. In this session, Jamie explores research from his latest book (When Millennials Take Over) that illustrates the more important role Millennials play as decoders of the key changes that are happening in the business world today. Citing case studies from organizations that have cracked the code on both performance and employee engagement, Jamie will explore the four key capacities organizations need to succeed in this new normal and how to build them inside your organization, attracting Millennials as both employees and customers along the way.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation is a popular buzzword these days, but do you really know what it takes to make innovation a reality in your organization? Believe it or not, it all starts with workplace culture, because if your culture won’t support the specific behaviors that drive innovation, you’ll end up being all talk and no action (or results). In this provocative session, culture expert Jamie Notter will share some eye-opening research that highlights key pitfalls and opportunities for creating a culture of innovation—at a time when we need it the most.

Other Topics

Contact Jamie if you'd like to learn about other sessions he can design on topics like conflict resolution, generational differences, and organizational culture and culture change.

What Jamie's Clients Are Saying

Jamie and Maddie presented the opening keynote at our customer conference in Orlando. The audience loved it so much, we decided to repeat it online for those who could not make it in person! Since Jamie and Maddie work with real employees who have real business challenges just like our customers, the audience easily related to them. Through sharing actual experiences and case studies, they were able to captivate the hearts and minds of the audience and give them practical steps to start or continue the journey toward a better culture and happier and more productive employees. Jamie and Maddie are now friends of Sitrion for life—and I would not hesitate to invite them back to join us again at a future event.”
Luke Sinclair, Director, Community Management, Sitrion
Jamie Notter brings a unique perspective and deep expertise in conflict resolution, workplace teams and governance bodies that helps them become effective agents for change. He is well-qualified as a subject matter expert and is engaging and entertaining as a speaker. Jamie addressed our 300 person leadership conference and I’d recommend him to absolutely anyone.”
Ben Martin, Virginia Association of Realtors
I engaged Jamie to be our Opening Keynote presenter and he exceeded our expectations. He was an absolute delight to work with – flexible to our attendees’ needs, making sure his content was relevant to them.
Pam Ross, IMPACT99 Conference
It has been such a pleasure having Jamie work with us as a speaker for our organization! Pre-event he is very responsive, dependable and prompt when delivering all important information and content. Onsite, he is just as outstanding. He has such a personable presentation style and the content is so applicable that he makes it easy to digest and apply the learnings. He has consistently received positive reviews from our attendees and staff.
Laura Genovese, Education Program Manager, NACS
I engaged Jamie to be our Opening Keynote presenter and he exceeded our expectations. He was an absolute delight to work with—flexible to our attendees’ needs, making sure his content was relevant to them. Our delegates LOVED his keynote and learned a lot about how humanizing your organization isn’t about the fluff—it’s about real business systems and strategies that drive innovation and results. Great job—I would highly recommend him if you’re looking for an engaging and thought provoking speaker.”
Pam Ross, IMPACT99 Conference
Our members really loved Jamie's presentation. A lot of speakers are talking about the Millennials, but Jamie's presentation explained what's going on in a way that was both clear and actionable. It's not enough to just complain about Millennials--we all need to figure out how we're going to work together moving forward, and Jamie provided some compelling ideas about how to do that.”
Nadine Merker, American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • A very informative session!
  • He was great! I need him at my organization.
  • Great speaker! We need Jamie to come into our organization and change our culture.
  • Please, please, please make this speaker a best in class and leverage him more. He was engaging, dynamic and well spoken.
  • Really excellent talk. You should consider a more prominent session on the topic in the future. It was packed.
  • Great presenter and interesting topic. Love that the speaker offered a free ebook after so that we can continue to research this topic post event.
Participants, PCMA's Convening Leaders Conference
Jamie Notter has spoken at several ASAE conferences and his presentations are insightful and thought-provoking. He boldly answers the tough questions and gains tremendous feedback from participants. I would sincerely recommend Jamie to anyone looking for a content leader who is engaging, genuine, provocative, entertaining and thoughtful.
Megan Denhardt, CAE, Senior manager, learning American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Jamie's Presentation Clients Include (partial list)

  • PVH Corp
  • Wall Street Journal CEO Council
  • Raytheon
  • General Dynamics
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Sitrion
  • Corporate Financial Group
  • Blackhawk Networks
  • Goodwill Industries
  • ACGI
  • Community Brands
  • GE Healthcare
  • M Financial
  • IMPACT99
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • HR Reinvention
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • IHRIM
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Plastics Industry Association
  • National Lime Association
  • Society of American Florists
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Architectural Precast Association
  • Community Associations Institute
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Water Resources Association
  • National Association of Sports Commissions
  • Council for Social Work Education
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Association Forum of Chicagoland
  • Florida Society of Association Executives
  • California Society of Association Executives
  • Texas Society of Association Executives
  • Georgia Society of Association Executives
  • New England Society of Association Executives
  • Wisconsin Society of Association Executives
  • Council of Educational and Scientific Society Executives
  • Nursing Organizations Alliance
  • Texas Organization of Regional and Community Hospitals
  • California Landscape Contractors Association
  • Iowa State Education Association
  • Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Health Care Association of Michigan
Jamie Notter is a Partner and Culture Consultant at Human Workplaceswhere he helps leaders drive growth by activating and aligning workplace culture. He began his career in the international conflict resolution field, running training programs in areas of ethnic conflict in the 1990s (if you get a chance, ask him about the awesome people on the island of Cyprus).

Jamie then moved into working with organizations, initially as a diversity trainer and consultant, and later leading his own management consulting practice, working extensively with trade associations and professional societies on issues of leadership, conflict, and workplace culture. In 2014 he and Maddie Grant created Culture That Works LLC, a consulting firm focusing on the intersection of culture change and technology change, and in 2016 they joined forces with HR leader and future of work expert, Charlie Judy to create WorkXO and the Workplace Genome culture assessment, which they use extensively in their consulting practice. Under the umbrella of Human Workplaces, Maddie and Jamie are now delivering a variety of training, consulting, and learning solutions through Culture Campus and other ventures.
Jamie carries a master’s degree in conflict resolution from George Mason University, and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown, where he now serves as Adjunct Faculty. An avid writer, he has authored dozens of published articles and several ebooks. His two hardcover books include Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, published by Que Publishing in late 2011, and When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, published by IdeaPress in March 2015.
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