Derek Young

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A cross-functional, multi-level group of employees goes through a facilitated process to produce six, compelling revenue-producing behaviors and create new levels of synergy and openness.

New perspectives on the importance of the interview process and new skills to get deeper, honest answers from job candidates.

Every member of the organization learns how to use the emotions associated with major change to reassess and reconstruct their goals and approach them with a renewed focus.

Learn how to use the same principles that a family business used to expand one store in a small country town into a 10,000-store growth company that changes lives across America.

SIMILARity helps employees accelerate the quality and impact of their work relationships by focusing on their “similarities” vs. their differences.

Learn how you can become the “Chief Diversity Officer” for your team and/or peers.

Learn to look for the creativity in the people around you by following a new approach to connecting with people in other jobs and in other departments.

Proven processes that leaders can implement to help diverse employees feel welcome and convert them into ambassadors for the organization.

Process for “converting” the behavior of negative people who perform well or negative/positive people who perform poorly; Going beyond traditional conflict management, this session moves leaders from “confrontations” to straightforward “conversations” that improve performance.

Easy to implement people skills that are extremely reliable tools for increasing employee loyalty and performance.

Mindsets and interpersonal skills that help you execute a large-scale initiative with a wide array of people across the organization.

New perspectives on how influence can be gained and leveraged for success by people at every level in the organization.

Process for gaining and maintaining the trust and support of key leaders and influencers.

A step-by-step process to build and sustain a winning attitude in the face of personal and professional challenges.

Common mental and behavioral techniques that propel women to success in various organizations.

Gain powerful insights on how to become a great mentor and how to identify a great mentor who can change a person’s future.

Participants quickly learn “if” they share the same vision, speak the same language, have the same goals, and communicate in the most effective way…then how to do it if they aren’t.

Comparing your team to teams that win to identify and implement specific and measurable actions steps that produce change.

Creating shared goals in a fresh, team-oriented process to leverage the organization’s values, vision, mission, strengths and opportunities, and avoid the organization’s weaknesses and threats.

Preparing students to immediately deliver meaningful, career-enhancing results in their first job after college graduation.

Helping students understand the new politics of their new world of work.

Equipping students at every stage (Middle, High, College) with a multi-year pathway to graduate on time with a long-term focus.

Students learn the easiest ways to make the most central decision in their youth—the selection of friends.


“Derek, your presentation was outstanding. You do an excellent job of explaining why inclusion is not just the right thing to do ethically and morally, but it is the right thing to do for business. It makes for a better company and improves the bottom line.”

— Skanska USA

“Derek added tremendous value by helping my team tie diversity into strategic planning and identify customer pain points to improve year-over-year comp sales.”

— Best Buy

“I was telling my wife on the way to the airport tonight that I only wish I had heard Derek about 15 years ago. She reminded me how much I would benefit from my exposure to him for the next 15 years. As always she is right!”

— Tractor Supply Company

“Immediately following Derek’s session, I received tons of feedback. The managers commented on how they were going to use the information immediately. His ability to connect with the group was fantastic!”

— Nashville Symphony

“I shall quote Derek whenever I have the opportunity.”

— Community Volunteer

“Derek did an excellent job of helping us develop our strategic vision. His ability to listen, interpret and discern the needs of our company helped us develop a profitable new consulting service that is increasing revenues.”

— Fiduciary Vest
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