Creating a Culture of Kindness
Improve team performance and company morale.
Strengthen employee engagement and reduce burnout.
Attract and retain high performing leaders and
build stronger strategic alliances.
Linda is an engaging, dynamic coach and communicator! Her presentation on The Economy of Kindness was insightful and inspired and provided my team ways to better support each other while serving our customers. I highly recommend Linda for coaching, consulting and presenting to your organization.
Director, Public and Government Affairs , Clackamas County
Linda spoke for my CEO leadership group. They LOVED her! Linda is a highly skilled speaker and consultant. Her message on the importance of including acts of kindness within your day to day activities is applicable to all people at all stages of life. Not only will incorporating small acts of kindness transform your individual interactions with others, it will also enrich the culture of your workplace. The CEO’s said they took away ideas that could be implemented in their companies to enrich their culture of kindness.
Chair, Vistage International, Inc.
“You were fantastic! Keeping everyone engaged with 3 interpreters in the room takes a lot of skill and you nailed it!”
Quality Improvement Specialist, Child Care Resource & Referral of Multnomah County
Linda, it was wonderful to have you at our 2018 WRC-ALCA Conference. You had a great impact on the membership. I heard several references throughout the conference to “kindness” and “mitzvahs”. In fact, the final presentation, which was a panel of Aging Life Care Managers discussing the next steps to grow our profession, reminded everyone to practice kindness with employees and reminded everyone about points with your “kick-off” session. Thank you for being a “Kindness Super-Hero”!
President, Western Region Aging Life Care Association
“Linda’s presentation was terrific! Both the content and the delivery were inspiring and instructive for our young leaders. We all gleaned something useful while enjoying ourselves at the same time! I look forward to implementing some of her techniques, and would definitely call on her again for similar presentations. A model public speaker!”
Community Engagement Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
What a surprise and a delight to show up for healthcare quality continuing education to find Linda Cohen! How effortless she made the link between healthcare quality and how humans treat each other. Her stories are widely applicable, and make a convincing argument for maintaining one’s own emotional and spiritual health vital to supporting those we serve.
Donna R Erbs, MPH, CPHQ
Format: 30-90 Minute Keynote
This program is perfect for:
- non profit organizations
In this interactive keynote, Cohen helps employees and leaders at all levels understand that elevating your culture of kindness improves communication, boosts teamwork, promotes interpersonal interaction and customer service. Kindness in the workplace enhances employee morale, increases retention and creates loyalty from customers and clients.
Cohen will illustrate how kindness in action makes a difference using examples of how kindness can impact individuals, communities and businesses. She will share her three greatest lessons from her own personal story and how she became a “kindness catalyst”: the size of the action doesn’t matter, there is often an unexpected ripple effect, and giving and receiving are often experienced differently. Cohen will enlist the audience to expand the conversation around why kindness can be so crucial in a business setting and what value our individual actions can have on the bottom line of our organizations.
Hire Cohen to empower your employees through the ROI of kindness!
Format: 45-60 Minute Keynote
This program is perfect for:
- Healthcare professionals
- Education professionals
- Houses of worship
- Faith based organizations
- Women’s groups
The audience will:
- Laugh and cry
- Identify specific ways to elevate kindness through intentional engagement in acts of kindness.
- Formulate ideas for their own actions to implement immediately.
As the kindness catalyst for more than a decade, Cohen has offered this program to a wide variety of organizations and it always gets to the heart of what’s important to human beings. Belonging, connection and authenticity. If you are looking for an inspirational speaker to connect with people at a deep level this is the program to choose.
Format: 90-180 Minute Workshop
This program is perfect for:
- company retreats/leadership development
- association conferences
This is a deep dive interactive workshop.
We’ll discuss why cultivating a culture of kindness in the workplace is imperative: Reputation, Retention and Recruitment.
Formulate ways to improve relationships with fellow employees and clients through intentional engagement in acts of kindness. Address differences and challenges of work style preferences.
Discuss and explore kindness practices that would help build stronger strategic alliances.
Attendees will leave with kindness ideas to implement in the workplace immediately.
Determine that additional “kindness” policies might not cost you any money, but could be crucial for your bottom line.
Justify that by focusing on your company culture you will have more loyal and happier employees and clients.
Develop a renewed sense of possibilities for ways to cultivate a stronger culture of kindness.
Can I still be a Kindness Catalyst no matter what role I play in an organization?
Why does kindness in the workplace matter?
Linda @ TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen
About Linda Cohen
Cohen has been a Kindness Catalyst for over 10 years. She is a professional speaker, presentation coach and the author of 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life published in 2011 by Seal Press. Cohen presents to organizations and businesses on the Economy of Kindness. She is the past president of the National Speakers Association Oregon Chapter. In 2017, she was chosen as NSA Oregon Chapter Member of the Year. She received her BA from American Jewish University and an MA from Brandeis University. She lives in Oregon with her husband of 26 years, they have two spirited young adult children and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Ginger and Remy. She loves yoga and meditation and will never pass up a good cup of Earl Grey tea.
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