Richard  Hadden

Richard Hadden

Co-author of the Best-Selling Book Contented Cows Give Better Milk

In-Person Fee Range:
$7,501 - $10,000
Virtual Fee Range:
$5,001 - $7,500
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Employee Engagement, Recruiting, Retention, Leadership
Richard Hadden – Author and Speaker

Richard Hadden

Co-author of the Best-Selling Book Contented Cows Give Better Milk

In-Person Fee Range:
$7,501 - $10,000
Virtual Fee Range:
$5,001 - $7,500
Traveling from:

Why Book

  • Richard Hadden has long been a respected voice in the world of Employee Engagement and Leadership. He brings both platform and business experience to deliver his timely, content-rich message with a future-looking perspective. Audiences love his energy, passion, and humor, and the practical takeaways and inspiration that are a hallmark of his presentations.
  • Speaks about the connection between Employee Engagement and your organization’s business results. The bottom line impact of creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce.
  • Speaks about the workplace, recruiting, retention, leadership, Employee Engagement, and winning the war for talent.


Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional with a focus on Employee Relations and Creating a Great Place to Work. He is the co-author of Contented Cows Give Better Milk: The Plain Truth About Employee Relations and Your Bottom Line.


Master of Business Administration from The University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

Bachelor of Science in Management from Jacksonville University.

Professional Designation

Richard has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation in the speaking industry, conferred by the National Speakers Association, and held by fewer than 7% of its members.


Richard Hadden was a manager for a large savings and loan association in the 1980’s. He learned computer programming and worked as a programmer and systems analyst in the field of multi-user microcomputer software, before the advent of PC’s.

He was Director of Product Development for a software house in North Florida before starting his own software consulting business in 1986.

While consulting, he taught software design, principles of management, and international economics at Jacksonville University. He began working as a trainer and consultant to corporations and left the university in 1991.

Since 1990 he has delivered keynote presentations and training programs for more than 500 audiences throughout the US, Canada, Australia, the Caribbean, and Europe.


Richard is an 8th-generation Floridian, and a native and lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife Christine, have two children.

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Recruiting and Retention in the New World of Work

Pandemic or no pandemic, the world of work has changed. Irreversibly.

We’ll go inside the mind of today’s worker to learn what organizations must do to attract,
retain, and engage a willing and enthusiastic workforce in this employee’s market

Employee Engagement: Your People…Your Profit

Richard’s flagship keynote. Creating a focused, engaged and capably led workforce is one of the
best things any organization can do for its bottom line.

Based partially on the research from
Richard’s and Bill Catlette’s popular “Contented Cows” leadership book series, this program
goes beyond recruiting and retention and covers three keys to building a workforce that
outgrows, outearns, and outperforms the competition.

Leading from a Distance in a Remote and Hybrid World

While the fundamentals of leadership have NOT changed, the context in which we practice
those fundamentals has changed forever.

Learn not only how to manage the complexities of a remote and hybrid workforce, but also how to build a strong culture with people working in a variety of distributed environments

The OOMPH! Factor: Making the Extra Mile the Best Part of the Trip

Employee Engagement for all members of the team, managers and non-managers, to see
their individual role in the organization’s success. Inspirational stories that help you learn
to go the “extra mile” and make it the best part of the trip!

Richard Hadden Reviews

“Richard was an exceptional presenter. His material was fresh, relevant, impactful, and infused with humor. He is a master storyteller and held the audience in rapt attention. I would highly recommend him to others.”

— HRMD Annual All Hands

“I would definitely recommend him to any other group interested in having him speak. He was a very charismatic speaker and kept the audience engaged.”

— G.I.E. Media

“They should absolutely book Richard. Outstanding content and presentation skill.”

— US Lawns, Inc.

“Richard Hadden delivered one of the highest-ranked mainstage presentations at
our Top Producer Seminar. His real-world examples and research-based information,
highlighted with humor, was perfect for our group.”

— Editor, Farm Journal Media

“Richard, Thank you so much for your remarkable keynote at our National Huddle. The reaction has been terrific! You commanded the stage, and delivered a powerful, practical, entertaining presentation to our 1,200 Team Leaders.”

— CEO, Sport Clips Haircuts

“Richard, I just wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for your presentation. I
can’t think of a better speaker for our group at this moment in time. What you offered was right on point. I so appreciate the time you took to get to know Great Harvest to make it even more applicable.”

— COO, Great Harvest Bread


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