Heather Younger is the Founder & CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, an organizational culture strategist, and the world’s leading expert on active listening at work. Drawing from her personal experiences as the only child of an interfaith and interracial marriage and backed by research relevant to what’s happening now, Heather is committed to inspiring leaders and team members to flex their empathy muscles and master the art of active listening to ensure everyone including prospects, customers, and employees feels valued, heard, and supported. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, bestselling author, podcast host, and a trusted contributor to leading news outlets.
She’s built a reputation as an international speaker and facilitator. She is also the author of two bestselling books, including The Art of Caring Leadership and The 7 Intuitive Laws of Customer Loyalty, and the host of the podcast, Leadership With Heart. Her latest book, The Art of Active Listening is available now. When all the emails are returned and the mic turned off, she keeps busy managing a busy household with her husband and their four children in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. T. Renata Robinson is an expert when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She brings extraordinary change management and strategic leadership skills to the table, and is a high-energy people leader. Renata comes to us with over 15 years of success building top-performing diverse teams, increasing employee engagement, and developing culturally action-oriented organizations for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s of Art in Organizational Management, and an Educational Doctorate of Organizational Management.
Liz Stincelli is passionate about recognizing, inspiring, and igniting the leader in everyone. She is skilled at transforming communication dynamics, improving collaboration, facilitating problem-solving, engaging employees, and strengthening organizational cultures. She comes to us with over 20 years of operations management, problem-solving, team-building, human resources, accounting, and business administration experience in a variety of industries. Liz serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Independent Journal of Management and Production and the Journal of Managerial Psychology. She also holds a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.
José Gómez comes to us with over 20 years of inclusion and diversity consulting expertise for both public and private sector domestic and global organizations. His expertise includes but is not limited to workforce, marketplace, community, and global diversity and unconscious bias training and resources. José has held several corporate diversity and inclusion leadership positions with Fortune 500 organizations, including Walmart and Northwestern Mutual.
Dr. Tyrone Holmes has spent more than two decades teaching thousands of people to build powerful relationships in diverse settings. He has facilitated over 1,500 live and virtual presentations that have taught participants to effectively communicate with their people, connect with diverse employees, and reduce the negative impacts of unconscious bias. Formerly, Dr. Holmes served as a full-time faculty member at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Leadership and Counseling, and at Wayne State University in the Department of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations.
Brooke Ozlem Erol is an author, speaker, advisor, and teacher-at-heart. She joins Employee Fanatix as an employee engagement and listening consultant. Her purpose in life is to create a world where people love their work, and use their gifts and talents to create more meaning and fulfillment. She has been instrumental in reversing turnover trends, improving engagement rates, and reducing the cost of doing business for organizations. Brooke is the author of Create a Life YOU Love, and co-author of From Hierarchy to High Performance and four other books.
Originally from London, Tim has been living in the Denver area since the 1990s. He has years of experience working with data in both large and small businesses across many industries. Originally a developer of database software, Tim started specializing in more complex data analytics reporting in the early 2000s, and provides actionable insights to clients across healthcare, communications, and other industries.
Sarah Elkins specializes in guiding leaders toward identifying their patterns, revealing their greatest talents, and understanding the behaviors that are limiting their ability to connect with the people around them. She is passionate about guiding the leaders she coaches to positively shape the perceptions people have of them by communicating with clarity and intention, and by sharing stories that demonstrate their skills, values, character, and vision. Her strengths-led approach to storytelling and relationship building helps clear obstacles, so leaders can deliver messages that matter and inspire those they lead into action, while helping them find more satisfaction and happiness at work.
Ashley Rivera is a marketing professional who believes in the power of authenticity. She focuses on building brand loyalty and awareness through organic interactions with Employee Fanatix audiences. Ashley has worked in commercial real estate and commercial insurance in the past, helping companies grow their market share. She received her BA in Marketing from The University of Texas at Dallas, where she currently resides. When Ashley is not working, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with her family.
Hathaway comes to us with over 20 years experience working in sales and business development, and a passion for streamlining businesses and helping them grow. Hathaway enjoys living in Palm Coast, FL with her husband and dog, and is an avid runner and all-around fitness fanatic.
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