Shari Harley

Shari Harley

Making it Easier to Tell the Truth at WorkTM

  • Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500

    The fee range listed in is USD, represents the price for a keynote presentation in the person's home nation, and does not include travel and lodging. We strive to keep this information up to date, though price changes are often sudden and occasionally significant. Several other factors can impact fees and costs: location, length of presentation, audio/visual requirements and the cost of providing them on-site and currency fluctuation. The exact cost for a particular speaker for your situation is readily available from one of our associates.

  • Specializes in: Accountability, Communication Skills, Leadership, Management, Sales Skills
  • Travels From: Colorado


  • Be a Best Company: Find Out What REALLY Makes an Organization a Great Place to Work and What You Can Do to Consistently Be One

    There is a lot of research about what makes a company a great place to work. When you boil it down, there are really just five things that lead to loyal, engaged and high performing employees. Find out what really makes employees do their best work and remain engaged over long periods of time. Learn what the best companies are doing to be great places to work, and get practices you can implement immediately. Create and maintain a successful organizational culture that endures leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, and the other challenges inherent in a fast paced, driven organization.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Managers and employees give regular and timely feedback.
    • Employees are engaged and doing their best work.
    • Senior leaders and managers build trusting and mutually respectful relationships with employees.
    • Employees, managers and senior leaders speak candidly.
    • Departments learn from mistakes and create and follow best practices.
    • Employees at all levels feel heard and 'a part' of the organization

  • Avoiding the Quit and Stay Phenomenon: Engage and Retain Your Best Employees

    Walk by your employees' desks and see them surfing the Internet? The bad news: They're not researching how to improve the company's results. They're playing fantasy football or shopping for shoes. The good news: You can incent performance and raise morale. And you don't have to spend any money.

    When turnover is low, employees still quit—they just don't leave the building. Quit and stay is the phenomenon of employees becoming disengaged and less productive while waiting for other roles to become available. Quit and stay is an unfortunate but avoidable phenomena.

    • Do you know which of your employees are engaged and committed to your organization?
    • Do you have a plan for those who are not?

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Bring the fun and camaraderie back to work. Make work a place people want to be.
    • Recognize performance without spending money.
    • Find out why your employees stay with your organization and what would make them leave.
    • Develop a loyal and committed workforce.
    • Get the best from employees.

    The program is interactive, fun and packed with immediately applicable tips and techniques.

  • Getting the Best from Employees: Coaching and Developing Employees for Maximum Contribution

    Coaching and developing employees is the hardest thing managers do. Being a good coach requires trust, patience, and takes time, time you may not feel you have. The old adage, "If you want something done right, do it yourself" may at times feel true, but it also leaves managers overextended, unfocused and with an underdeveloped staff. Giving direct reports an appropriate amount of responsibility and accountability is the only way employees develop and the only way managers get out of the weeds and are able to focus on the work they're supposed to be doing—leading people and departments. A lack of growth and development opportunities is the greatest reason for employee turnover. If you want your staff to stay and be engaged, they need to feel that they are developing new skills and abilities.

    Learn how to coach and delegate appropriately so both managers and direct reports get what they need. Managers get results and more time to focus on their own accountabilities, and employees learn new skills and become more autonomous.

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Create a more satisfied and engaged long-term work force.
    • Develop employees for long-term growth and mobility.
    • Have more time to focus on one's own responsibilities.
    • Create environments of accountability and unprecedented results.
    • Get the best from employees.


    • Determine what will improve employees' performance.
    • Provide fresh, constructive performance feedback to long-term employees.
    • Incent improved performance with staff members who have hit the salary cap.
    • Help employees honestly assess their own performance.
    • Have candid conversations with employees without wishing you had taken medication.

    The program is useful, interactive, fun and packed with immediately applicable techniques.

  • How to Say Anything to Anyone: Setting Expectations for Powerful Working Relationships

    Speaking up when we are frustrated is hard and, as a result, most of us don't. Instead, either we tell other people (aka gossip) or we say nothing, and relationships are strained.

    • You can say anything to anyone and have it be easy.
    • You just need to lay the ground work to do so, and most of us don't.


    • You have a request for someone in IT, but you don't know how to say it, so… you don't say anything
    • A project you worked on for six months has become a black hole. There is no information about the status. You're frustrated but… you don't say anything.
    • One of your customers has unreasonable expectations. How do you say no, without saying no?
    • One of your colleagues isn't pulling her weight. It's impacting you, but… you don't say anything.

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Establish trust in any relationship, laying the foundation to be able to address issues when they arise.
    • Set expectations with co-workers, direct supervisors and clients – paving the way to successful long-term relationships.
    • Determine what's important to your manager, co-workers and clients making it more likely that you give them what they need.
    • Tell others what you need, making it more likely that your needs are met.
    • Create a regular practice of asking for feedback so that you know your reputation and how you are perceived among your clients and co-workers.
    • Receive more feedback and implement it.

  • Just Say It!: Making ANY Conversation Easy

    Giving feedback is challenging for everyone. No one wants to hear that she isn't doing a good job. And thus no one wants to tell her. Telling your boss you're frustrated or aren't hitting your targets can be even more difficult, and thus many of us say nothing. Worse is that most feedback, positive or negative, is useless because it's vague.

    Get a simple formula to make even the most difficult conversations easier. Conversations will be short, specific and to the point. They won't be personal. They will be actionable. You'll be able to say what you want to say, when you want to say it, in a way that people can hear you and take action.

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Package and deliver difficult messages, managing the impressions you create.
    • Give clear and specific feedback that employees can act upon immediately.
    • Provide feedback to peers, direct supervisors, and others at a higher level in a way that does not elicit defensive responses.
    • Demonstrate commitment to developing employees' careers and retaining key talent.
    • Eliminate your blind spots. Manage your career, reputation and results.
    • Receive more feedback without showing emotion or frustration.

  • Where Did My Customers Go?: Get More Customers. Keep More Customers

    Customers provide us with clear feedback. They hire us, or they don't. They return our calls, or they don't. They refer others, or they don't. Unfortunately when customers are dissatisfied, they don't tell us. They vote with their feet. 99% percent of customer turnover is predictable and preventable. The signs are everywhere. We just don't know what they are, because, for the most part, customers don't tell us. Customers leave and we never know why. Get to the heart of what your customers need and why they hire or fire you. Never get fired again and be surprised.

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, referrals, and commitment.
    • Get more customers. Keep more customers. Make more money.
    • Take control of your business.


    • Start new customer relationships powerfully and strengthen existing relationships.
    • Become more knowledgeable about your customers' needs, likes and dislikes.
    • Gather feedback, enabling you to manage service levels and the impression you create with customers.
    • Know your reputation with customers and prospects.
    • Eliminate behaviors that diminish your success.

    The program is useful, interactive and fun. Participants will get tools & techniques that are easy to use and produce immediate results.

  • What They Say When You're Not There: Managing Your Reputation:

    Are you someone your colleagues and customers want to work with, or have to? Do you know? Take the guessing out of working with others. Improve your and your department's reputation by finding out how you're seen by your internal customers. Get more feedback enabling you to take control of what you put in front of others and the impressions you create. And as a result, build long lasting business relationships that outlast economic downturns, miscommunication and conflict.

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Manage your professional brand and career.
    • Raise service levels and increase both internal and external customer satisfaction.
    • Start colleague relationships powerfully and strengthen existing relationships.
    • Create smooth working relationships. Communicate with people how they like to communicate.
    • Take the mystery out of working with others. Find out what your customers need to feel well served and satisfied.
    • Take control of your career and department's reputation.


    • Learn more about the business goals, objectives and challenges driving your organization.
    • Become more knowledgeable about customers' needs & how to meet those needs.
    • Understand how you and your department are perceived in your organization.
    • Ask more. Assume less®.
    • Become more knowledgeable about your colleagues' preferences, needs, likes and dislikes.
    • Gather feedback, enabling you to manage service levels and the impressions you and your department create with colleagues and customers.

    Participants will learn exactly what their internal customers expect and how to manage those expectations. Attendees will leave with a plan of how to quickly improve his/her department's service levels and reputation.

  • It's Your Career, Manage It!: Creating the Career and Work Environment You Want

    Many professionals are waiting for their boss or mentor to provide the training, coaching, and exposure they need to advance their career. The truth is it's up to each person to create opportunities, gain visibility, and get the feedback they need to strengthen their performance and position themselves for future roles in the organization.

    It's Your Career. Manage It! provides the specific language to use to establish candid relationships with direct supervisors, mentors, coaches, and coworkers. Employees will know what to say to get more of what they want and less of what they don't at work. Managers and coaches will get the language and tools they need to guide direct reports and coaches into a future they're excited about. Get more feedback enabling you to take control of what you put in front of others and the impressions you create. And as a result, build long lasting business relationships that outlast economic downturns, miscommunication and conflict.

    Outcomes to Expect:

    • Start new relationships powerfully and strengthen existing relationships.
    • Create more trust in your office and business relationships.
    • Take charge of your career.
    • Get more feedback.
    • Give more feedback in a way both you and the recipient are comfortable.
    • Have productive coaching relationships and meetings. Get the most out of mentoring and coaching relationships.


    • Set expectations in new and existing relationships.
    • Structure mentoring and coaching relationships so they are useful and productive.
    • Get tools to make mentoring and coaching meetings focused and helpful.
    • Get more useful feedback.
    • Give feedback in a way that others can hear you.
    • Tell others what you need from your job and workplace in order to remain satisfied and productive.

    This program is interactive, practical, and hands on. Participants will practice using new tools and language to create the career and business relationships they want.

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