Young professionals are hungry to learn how they can perform better at work. Our talks can help attendees at your events learn what it takes to stand out at work and become a more valuable team player. The only way to do a great job is to add value to your organization. If you don’t know the value you bring to your organization, your boss and others higher up won’t know either.

We offer the following Keynotes:

  • The Corporate Intrapreneur: Becoming a valuable employee
  • The Cirque du Soleil Effect: Developing talent-centric teams
  • Put Your Talent to Work



The Corporate Intrapreneur: Becoming a valuable employee

Are you doing your best, or giving your best at work? Hard work is good but it has never been the primary factor for deciding who gets ahead. Most people are doing their best but this is not what your company needs. They need you to give your best. Semantics? No.

This talk dives into the 4 critical elements that will make you a more valuable employee at work;

  1. Talent expression
  2. Effective communication
  3. Learning agility
  4. People development.

Duration: 45 minutes


The Cirque du Soleil Effect: Developing talent-centric teams

Magical, breathtaking, brilliant, astonishing; these are some of the terms used to describe Cirque du Soleil shows. Why do they have a large global following, and why will their fans pay pricey ticket fees to see a show? Fans like me, know that we will get our money’s worth and more at a Cirque show. The principles used to create a breathtaking show can be applied to developing an effective team.

This talk explores the power of a talent-centric team and how you can build one.

Duration: 1 hour


Put Your Talent to Work

Corporations want a competitive edge over their competitors. As an individual, you can also have an edge over others. This is not about competition, but about maximum contribution; giving your best to your organization. The only way to give your best is to put your talent to work. In your area of strength, you are sharper and more creative, and bring more value to your organization.

This talk teaches you why your talent is critical to your success at work, and how to find ways to put your talent to work. 

Duration: 1 hour

Kene spoke to our young professional group (YoungNS) about a very important topic…the importance of finding a balance at work where an individual’s talents meet their passion.  He did a great job presenting the material and explaining how one can go about finding his/her sweet spot.  It can be a complicated process but he has a well-rounded knowledge on the subject and can apply it to many different circumstances. Since his presentation, we have used the information he provided to help young professionals at Norfolk Southern self-evaluate their skills as well as their career track to determine the best path for each individual.  It is beneficial for both the employer and employee to achieve maximum productivity through share values and goals. 

Jackson Owens, YoungNS Chair
Norfolk Southern

Kene was our keynote speaker at our annual conference for the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers. His expertise and presentation on the “Talent Revolution” had a very positive impact on our attendees, and set the tone for the rest of the conference.

Michael J. Dutcher, President
Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers