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 three popular business books, Humanize, When Millennials Take Over, and The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement.

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.

The Non-Obvious Solution to the Employee Engagement Equation

We all want highly engaged employees, yet decades of employee engagement efforts have produced very few results. Why? Because we have been mistakenly focused on making employees happy and satisfied, rather than figuring out what’s getting in the way of them being successful. In this session, culture and engagement expert Jamie Notter will share key lessons from his third book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement, to help you find and fix the patterns inside your culture that are preventing engagement. He’ll give you a framework for drafting an engagement “playbook” that will improve both employee experience and organizational results. In this session, participants will learn how to: • Measure employee engagement (or stop measuring) in ways that lead to results • Connect specific “culture patterns” to employee engagement issues internally • Change key processes, structures, and technologies in order to improve engagement.

Attracting Top Millennial Talent by Looking to the Future

Competition for Millennial talent is continuously growing, now that this largest generation in history has nearly fully entered the workforce. Yet many leaders are still misunderstanding their workplace behaviors and approaches as “entitled” or “immature,” when, in fact, Millennials are simply shining a light on a much bigger change in leadership and management that has been emerging for years now. In this session, Jamie Notter, culture expert and author of When Millennials Take Over, reveals 4 key capacities that future-focused organizations all share, and he will show you how to develop those capacities inside your culture so you can not only attract and retain Millennials, but also equip yourself for a new era in leadership and management. In this session, participants will learn how to: • See through the hype and connect what shaped Millennials to their more future-focused approach to the workplace. • Determine which parts of their workplace cultures are more futurist and which parts are mired in tradition • Develop workplace cultures that are more digital, clear, fluid, and fast.

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
  • 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 growth strategist at PROPEL, where he helps leaders integrate culture, strategy, and execution to achieve breakthrough performance. 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 joined forces with Maddie Grant to create a workplace culture consultancy, originally named Culture That Works. There they pioneered the work of culture design, which included creating the WorkXO culture assessment that they later sold to QuestionPro. In 2020, their company became part of the Blue Cypress family of companies, and they rebranded as PROPEL and expanded their offerings to include business coaching and online learning.
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 three popular business books include Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, published by Que Publishing in late 2011, When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, published by IdeaPress in March 2015, and the Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement, also an IdeaPress release, in 2019.