Keynote Speaker with Expertise in Strategy, Sales and Leadership
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, she strives for 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 a inspirational leadership presentation backed by 30 years of experience.
Most Popular Speaking Topics
Jane Gentry’s Keynote Presentations focus on the importance of relationship building and inspirational leadership. Each topic can be delivered as a Keynote Presentation (virtually or in-person), Breakout, or Full-Day Session.
Our society is experiencing a corrosion of Relational Intelligence – the ability to navigate and negotiate complex social relationships and environments. Creating a Relationally Intelligent company culture is critical to the success of any business. Even more so if your success or the success of your company involves achieving results through others and those others happen to work for you or buy from you.
Statistics abound across generations that show our increasing reliance on technology and the resulting deterioration of relationship building skills. In fact, studies show that 89% of us picked up our phone during our last face-to-face encounter. As we struggle with unmet cross-generational expectations regarding what is social and what is relational, business is suffering the unintended consequences of what Daniel Goleman calls “social autism”. The Relational Economy isn’t healthy. Business leaders can no longer assume that their staff have the skills needed for impression management, influence, face-to-face interaction and situational awareness.
What is at the intersection of technology and relationships? Relational Intelligence. Successful business leaders will take an intentional approach in building relationally intelligent systems, processes and cultures. The result will be higher employee engagement, more effective teams and increased client engagement and profitability.
This Keynote Presentation Discusses:
Thriving in the Relationship Economy
The phrase “relationship economy” is gaining traction, but it’s actually nothing new. Businesses are finally figuring it out. How does it work? Take everything you believe about networking and throw it out the window. Now take your sales strategies that involve disrupting, challenging and spinning and add them to the heap.
Today’s successful organizations are growing their businesses by building relationships – with employees, vendors and their clients. In the relationship economy, the investment you need to make is in relationships with your customers – internal and external. Those relationships are the new currency.
This Keynote Presentation discusses:
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!
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Event PLanner's ToolKit
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.