best employee engagement speaker

Kevin Sheridan is an employee engagement consultant expert, and has been consulting on the issues that affect Human Resources, leadership, and employee engagement for over 40 years. A celebrated employee engagement keynote speaker, Kevin has spoken at hundreds of conferences, associations, and organizations all over the world. He has a deep understanding of the issues affecting professionals today, and he offers sage advice on overcoming challenges and making businesses better places to work. If you’re looking for the best employee engagement speaker, look no further than Kevin Sheridan.

For five years running, Kevin has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement.

Featured Keynotes

Building a Magnetic Culture:
How to Attract & Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce

To become the best in the business, it is essential to employ the best people. But how do employers build a staff that is ready and able to take an organization to its next level? Inspired by the best-selling book, this inspiring keynote focuses on how to attract talented employees to the workplace, empower them, and sustain an environment in which they are more likely to stay.

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Topics covered include:

  • Redefining Employee Engagement
  • The bottom line benefits of employee engagement
  • Recruiting: The Right Hire
  • The Top 10 Engagement Drivers and the related Best Practices
  • The importance of embracing diversity & inclusion
  • The missing “secret sauce” – FUN
  • Creating an environment of shared ownership for engagement

Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Kevin Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics to transform your organization by creating and maintaining a Magnetic Culture.

Interested in providing HR credits? This keynote has been accredited by the HRCI numerous times. HRCI Code Numbers are 154207, 226546, 219626.
Discounts are available for bulk purchases of the book. A book signing is included at no extra cost.

The Virtual Manager:
Cutting-Edge Solutions to Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees

95.3% of participants would recommend this keynote to a colleague. (Statistics provided by SHRM.)

By 2020, 1.5 billion people, or more than 50% of the global workforce will be working remotely. Managing virtual employees is different than managing employees who are in the office every day. Successful remote employees are often a direct reflection of their managers. In this keynote, Kevin Sheridan illuminates how a virtual manager can build and sustain a highly-productive and motivated team, leading to better business outcomes for the organization.

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Topics covered include:

  • A new way of doing business: virtual teams
  • Trust in virtual teams
  • Qualities of top virtual employees
  • The Top Engagement Drivers: maximizing them for virtual workers
  • Challenges: changing location without changing principles
  • How to become the best, most engaged, virtual worker

Based on years of research, this keynote shows how to build and manage an engaged, productive team from afar. Best practices ensure your organization’s virtual working environment becomes a magnet for top talent and yields better business outcomes.

Interested in providing HR credits? This keynote has been accredited by the HRCI numerous times. HRCI Code Numbers are 224099 and 204891
Discounts are available for bulk purchases of the book. A book signing is included at no extra cost.

Owning Your Engagement: Taking the Reins for Finding Fulfillment at Work

There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and actually feeling excited to go to work. It may sound like a dream for everyone except a lucky few, but nothing could be further from the truth. In this inspiring and interactive keynote, Kevin Sheridan deconstructs the components of engagement and explains how the various drivers create a fulfilling experience overall. By sharing actionable tips and best practices, Kevin empowers employees to take ownership for improving their engagement, reenergizing how they feel about work.

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Key topics include:

  • The psychology behind fulfilling work: why your brain likes challenges and continued learning
  • The power of positive thinking
  • How to determine your personal engagement drivers and take positive action

Audience members will identify opportunities to make changes that are within their span of control (whether it’s attitude or a new approach to a task), and learn how these adjustments can create a deep impact on how they feel about their role. This keynote breathes new life into the workplace, for both employees and employers.

Customized Keynotes and Workshop Options

Whether you’re looking for an employee engagement keynote speaker or someone who is an expert on leadership, Kevin Sheridan is extremely well-versed in a variety of topics, and can tailor presentations and interactive workshops to the specific issues that are most important to your organization. Competencies include, but are not limited, to the following:

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Talent Attraction and Retention

  • Hiring right: Screening and vetting candidates for engagement and retention
  • Engaging new-hires through the pre-boarding and onboarding process
  • Leveraging the number one driver of engagement: Recognition & The Power of Thank You
  • Understanding the Importance of Learning & Development to Employee Engagement
  • Low-cost tips and quick wins to bolster engagement

Respect and Trust – Culture

  • Key leadership qualities that evoke trust from direct reports
  • Benefits of becoming a feedback-driven culture

Time Management

  • Release 40% More Productivity Through Improved Time & Meeting Management

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Capitalizing on the proven linkage between diversity and best-in-class engagement
  • Understanding Generational Differences and Engaging the Millennials in your Workforce

The First Step – Onboarding New Employees toward Full Engagement

  • One out of every 25 employees quits on their first day – a pretty stunning report card on how poor the onboarding process is handled by most organizations
  • Learn the best practices of making the first days of employment a celebration and fully engaging

Employee Communication and its effect on Brand Image, Reputation, and Employee Engagement

  • Discover the most common errors in how organizations communicate to, and with, employees
  • Unleash the most innovative best practices on communication and yield higher net promoter scores and business outcomes


Pricing is dependent upon the length and structure of the keynote or workshop. Please contact us for more information: kevin@kevinsheridanllc.com

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