Deri’s Speaking Topics

Customized, Current,
Connected Experiences!

I turn complex topics into fun, energizing, and useful experiences. Combining strong storytelling with experiential moments, the audience is engrossed in a journey to well-being like none other.

The experiences I design are customized for your conference, your audience, and your unique organization.

Every keynote message is based on research (without giving you the research, because that can be boring), and grounded in practicality (because you won’t do it, or remember it, if it isn’t simple). My messages are designed to allow you to connect with yourself and with others in purposeful ways that will keep you interested and energized – long after the keynote has ended!

Watch Deri in Action

Here are a few clips from keynote experience across diverse audiences!

Your Brain ‘At Work’

What neuroscience is teaching us about being more energized, healthy, and productive at work!

Feeling tired? Unmotivated? Burned out? Stressed? You can learn to ‘hack your brain’ and use it to help you achieve more energy, interest, peace, and productivity!

In this stimulating keynote, we will peel back the complex layers of neuroscience, exposing simple and effective methods to access more neural resources. As a result, you will experience proven strategies that will maximize your brain’s performance.

Session takeaways:

  • Learn one simple strategy to shift your energy in one minute
  • Understand your ‘automatic’ tendencies, and create new pathways to performance
  • Change your story – about yourself, your work, your leader, your organization, your life
  • Explore the importance of nurturing your social brain
  • Practice the one strategy that is most tied to increasing happiness

This keynote is for all humans who are interested in learning more about themselves and about others around them (peers, leaders, family, etc.).

If you’re looking to help your beautiful brain to work WITH you rather than AGAINST you, this session is for you!

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The Resilient Mindset

Practicing tools for living with change and achieving optimum results!

Life is filled with challenges. It always has been and always will be. Life is also filled with opportunities and moments of joy.

This thought-provoking keynote will invite you to develop a resilient mindset; one that is prepared and capable of approaching and resolving tough times, while also seeking and celebrating positive moments!

Session takeaways:

  • Learn where your personal resilience resides within you
  • Tune into distress signals early, before they start ‘yelling at you’
  • Choose alignment strategies to quickly shift your experience
  • Understand how feedback is a gift on your growth journey
  • Do one simple thing to move out of the performance rut and into a new groove

This keynote is for all humans who are interested in developing a mindset that will help them be who, what, and where they want to be in life and at work.

If you’re looking to ‘bounce better’ (not just ‘bounce back’) at work and in life, this session is for you!

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The Neuroscience of Leadership

Maximizing your leadership effectiveness while working with the best parts of the brain!

Your brain, like the brains of everyone else around you, is ‘at work’ every moment of every day. It impacts your ability to focus your attention, to manage your emotions, and to create the kinds of relationships that maximize your results. It is the very source of your leadership strength, just as it is of life itself.

This energizing keynote will inspire you to discover how your brain works, and what you can do to create more opportunities for insight, handle pressure effectively, and facilitate positive change in yourself and others.

Session takeaways:

  • Understand why personal awareness often decreases as you rise in the organization
  • Explore how the way we work today is causing constant mental exhaustion
  • Create workplace practices that are aligned with maximum performance
  • Appreciate how traditional ‘performance management’ does not work
  • Remind yourself that people continue to follow your modeling as the leader

This keynote is for leaders, managers, supervisors, association executives, CEOs, and anyone aspiring to lead others.

If you’re looking to increase your own mental and physical well-being, while influencing others to do the same, this session is for you!

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What Clients Say...

“Deri, you are the best! Not a dull moment and the time went too fast!”
Linda Borbridge, Manager, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
“I’m often asked to recommend a professional speaker who will captivate and motivate, and without hesitation Deri Latimer comes to mind. Deri has a reputation for a no-nonsense, energetic, synergistic approach. Her cutting-edge sessions are the perfect combination of science and inspiration and will have you moving into a new groove.”
Dr. Lewena Bayer, CEO, Civility Experts Inc.
“Deri is the personification of quality, style, and enthusiasm in her message. She delivered a message with our group that heightened their awareness and ability to share success. My hope is that you too will seek her out as a keynote, connector, and catalyst for change.”
Joseph Bork, Program Director, St. Mary’s University
“I am usually the type to sit in the crowd, quietly take it all in, and take notes, notes that end up in a binder, often never to be seen once I return to work. Deri was engaging, fun and as real as they get. I was so moved by her session that I shocked myself by approaching her after the session to chat. During the session I didn’t need to take notes because her concepts hit home and stuck with me. I have already taken her advice and acted on her tips and tools to be more positive. Her positivity is contagious and her message is one that everyone should take time to listen to.”
Amy Normal, VP, Corporate Services, Said Business School, University of Oxford
“I had the privilege of hearing Deri keynote at our conference. She captivates, motivates, and positively engages an audience with her unique combination of wisdom about neuroscience and positive behaviors that can be life changing when put into action. I would recommend her without any reservation for those seeking a speaker who can move an audience – from associates on a manufacturing floor to members of an executive leadership team – into action. Her takeaways are designed for positive impact. Prepare to laugh, to be curious, to be hungry for more time to listen to Deri.”
Vickie Maris, Host, Agile Digital Business
“Deri, your seminar truly resonated with our team. You took the time to learn about our roles, our challenges and opportunities and created an inspiring and motivating seminar just for us and made an impact with every person there. Having your book to use as a tool in our day-to-day has also been very valuable and has enhanced the results we got out of the time with you. We all hope that we will see you again at the next conference!”
Chantelle Arsenault, GBA, Great West Life Assurance Company of Canada
“It was an absolute pleasure to have Deri speak at our AGM. Deri brought an amazing level of passion and energy as she engaged our members with her talk on growth mindset. If you are looking for a speaker to connect with your audience, I would highly recommend that you reach out to Deri. Thank you, Deri – we were lucky to have you!”
Rob Chester, Director Information Security, Wawanesa Insurance
“A wonderfully authentic speaker with an infectious positive energy, Deri takes the crowd back to the roots of inspiration by sparking something within the humanity of the people in the room. Her fantastic sense of humor and knowledgeable way of integrating experiential learning opportunities into an inspirational message makes her a speaker not to miss!”
Ashley Collette, Social Work Officer, Canadian Armed Forces
“I forgot to take notes because I was taking it all in and feeling change take hold…”
Derek Rumboldt-Delouche, Director, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
“That was fantastic! That was the most energized I have ever felt leaving a conference!!”
Barb Spurway, Principal Consultant, Protegra
“I cannot exaggerate how positively our Forum delegates reacted to your presentation. You set the perfect tone for the entire conference and left a lasting impression on our delegates and CPA staff alike.”
Sarah Marshall, President, Canadian Physiotherapy Association
“You changed people.”
Michelle Kletke, Human Resources Manager, TNG, Jim Pattison Group