Keynote Speaker
Strategy, Sales and Leadership

Speaking Engagement

Jane Gentry has 30 years of experience assisting leaders at high growth organizations to diagnose and solve gaps regarding strategy, people, process and development. With an eye for enabling profitable growth and improving sales velocity and pipeline consistency, her clients realize a better articulated value, better delivered value and a better value to the bottom line.

As a successful Business Consultant and Executive Coach, Jane Gentry has tailored her keynote presentations to educate and motivate leaders. When you book Jane Gentry as your Keynote Speaker, you can expect an inspirational leadership presentation backed by 30 years of experience. 

Most Popular Speaking Topics

Jane Gentry’s speaking engagements can be delivered as a Keynote Presentation (virtually or in-person), Breakout, or Full-Day Session. 

Talent Retention

As a leader, you are fighting against a significant math problem when it comes to employee acquisition and retention. 30 Million Boomers left the workforce during the COVID pandemic, and 5.4 million people started their own businesses. Today, we bring just under 10 million new people into the workforce every year.

The talent pool is tighter than ever. How do you protect your most valuable asset?

Business Consultant and Leadership Expert, Jane Gentry will share insights on how to maximize employee engagement, retain top talent, improve leadership and ultimately drive stronger performance.

Jane will help you beat the math and thrive in the face of today’s tightening talent pool. She will share with you the levers successful leaders are pulling to retain and attract top talent.

Learn how your leaders impact your retention, how constant change is impacting turnover, what employees want most and how community is the key to engagement in a remote workplace.

In this keynote presentation, Jane shares:
  • Insights on maximizing employee engagement and driving performance
  • Strategic levers to pull to retain and attract top talent in today’s market
  • The impact your leaders have on retention and how to help them be more effective
  • Keys to improve performance in a remote workplace

Navigating Change

In a world where change is constant, mastering the art of managing people through transitions is vital for the success of any organization. 

Drawing from extensive experience and expertise, Jane will help your audience understand the psychological and emotional aspects of change, and how to lead with empathy, clarity, and purpose throughout the transition process. Foster a culture of adaptability and resilience, ensuring that your organization thrives in the face of change and emerges stronger than before.

This session covers:

  • The Stages of Transition:  Jane will guide your audience through the three distinct stages people experience when dealing with change. Learn how to identify and effectively address the challenges and opportunities at each stage.

  • Effective Communication and Transparency: Communication is at the heart of managing change successfully. Jane will discuss the significance of transparent and empathetic communication throughout the transition process.

  • Empowering Leadership: Leadership’s role in guiding teams through change is pivotal. Jane will provide strategies for leaders to effectively navigate the emotional and psychological aspects of transitions, fostering trust and commitment.

  • Practical Application: Through real-life examples and case studies, Jane will illustrate how to operationalize these concepts to effectively manage your people through change.

This keynote presentation is suitable for leaders at all levels of an organization, HR professionals, and anyone responsible for leading teams through change.

Sales Performance

In the dynamic world of sales, the role of a Sales Manager is often akin to that of a superhero. They lead, inspire, and drive their sales teams to achieve remarkable results, all while juggling countless responsibilities. Join Jane in an science-backed keynote presentation that explores what it takes to be a true superhero Sales Manager.

This is an inspiring keynote that will empower your audience to harness their inner potential and become the extraordinary leaders their teams need. Drawing from Jane’s extensive experience, this keynote will transform ordinary sales managers into superhero leaders.

This session covers:


  • The Superpower of Leadership: Discover the essential leadership qualities that set superhero Sales Managers apart. Jane will explore the art of motivating, coaching, and holding your sales team accountable toward a common goal.

  • The Science of Time: Learn what science says about where sales managers should be spending their time.  Jane’s practical insights will likely surprise you.

  • Team Empowerment: Explore the superhero Sales Manager’s role in empowering their sales team to reach their full potential.


Lead to Inspire

If you’ve tried to motivate people within your organization and found that motivation doesn’t move the needle, you are right. It isn’t motivation that engages our employees at a high level – it’s Inspiration.

Research on America’s Most Inspiring Companies published in Forbes each year reveals that customers are willing to give dramatically more of their hearts and wallets to brands recognized as Inspirational. And, there is a direct connection between Inspirational companies and Inspirational leadership. Inspiring Leaders + Inspired Employees = BIG GROWTH!

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • The compelling research that informs the Forbes article
  • The drivers of inspiration and their role in employee engagement
  • Why inspiration drives engagement and motivation doesn’t
  • Powerful techniques for operationalizing inspiration in your organization
  • How to continue to make progress in times of change and uncertainty
  • Why Inspirational leadership is the only type of leadership that engages millennials
  • “An inspiring, direct session that increased my awareness and called me to action.

    Jane has a remarkable talent for making you feel like she is speaking to you only. I cannot wait to have another of my clients book Jane as she always delivers beyond expectations.”

    Managing Director, Dynami | President Georgia MPI and Member of MPI’s Professional Strategy Committee

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    Event Planner's Toolkit

    You booked Jane as your Keynote Speaker - Now what?

    Jane has spoken at hundreds of events for a wide range of organizations. For your convenience, she has provided the useful information below. Your event planner’s toolkit includes downloadable headshots and speaker intro, as well as logistical information regarding her travel, lodging and technology needs for her presentation.