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Human Resources Inspired Keynote Presentations

Each presentation led by Colene Rogers is designed to boost the skills of your human resources and other key team members. Developing leadership, communication, and a company culture that makes employees say, "I want to work here!" helps you find and keep valuable talent for the long haul. Learn more about Colene Rogers.

Retention: Key Mindsets That Retain Top Talent

Learn effective workplace solutions that improve company culture so that your valued employees will continually say, "I want to work here."

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Losing your most talented employees disrupts leadership, hurts morale, and diminishes productivity. Companies want solutions, but one person can’t tackle this problem alone; you need a company-wide initiative.

In this presentation, based on the book Retention: Key Mindsets That Retain Top Talent, attendees learn how to identify the dominant mindset employees have about their company and how to influence and change employee thinking in positive ways. They learn solutions designed to improve the employees' work experience, so the employees continually say, I want to work here.

Takeaways from this HR Keynote:

  • Learn the 4 mindsets that reveal the level of commitment you can expect from any employee.
  • Discover the true cost of turnover and how to calculate the cost per position.
  • Learn the 5 components of Retention Architecture that any company needs to retain more of their employees.
  • Learn the 5 desired outcomes produced by Retention Architecture that can transform you into a company employees never want to leave.

Leadership is More Than a Title: It's Influence

Good news! Leadership is a learnable skill. Fail to acquire leadership skills, and your value to any organization diminishes. Acquire them, and your influence increases, along with your retention rate. Influence is the essence of leadership.

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The ability of your executives, managers, and other key team members to shape your corporate culture impacts your employee retention. Introduce your key team members to mission-critical leadership abilities to boost your employee retention and foster a winning corporate culture.

Takeaways from this Leadership Keynote:

  • Learn the 4 states of leadership that most leaders operate from and their distinguishing characteristics.
  • Learn how the triad of self-leadership, relational leadership, and results-based leadership is the key to becoming a Legacy Leader, the highest form of leadership.
  • Identify the influence-reducing, unseen habits that weaken your leadership team.
  • Discover the necessary ingredient that is the multiplier of influence.

Change the Conversation Change the Culture

Be an organization that can talk about issues and resolve them. The ability to resolve internal communication challenges is critical to the success of individuals and organizations. Successful resolution allows you to get more work done while keeping more of the employees you work so hard to find.

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Key to creating a positive corporate culture is making your business an organization that can talk about issues and resolve them. Learning how to stay in the conversation until all the relevant facts and opinions are out in the open is essential.

Attendees will learn skills that give them the confidence to have the difficult conversations in their lives. When issues are resolved, relationships are preserved and strengthened.

Training Workshops & Retreats

Bringing your key talent together to build their skills creates community, fosters communication, and decreases turnover by increasing employee buy-in to the company culture. Workshops and retreats are in-depth programs designed for teams to build their skills and learn more about themselves and one another. Retention Architects offers two-hour and four-hour workshops, as well as two-day retreats.

Waking the Leader Within

For even the most talented individuals, the journey to becoming an exceptional leader is challenging. The Waking the Leader Within workshop benefits any company that is tired of the employee revolving door… because the #1 reason people leave their job is their boss.

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Companies often promote individuals into leadership positions without equipping them to lead others. An employee may be a standout individual performer, which makes it easy to assume they are the right person to put in charge. But that isn’t always the case! The good news is that leadership is a learnable skill, and there is an exceptional leader in all of us. With skilled leadership, your MVP employees are far more likely to stay.

Tough Talk Training

Part of a company’s success depends on how its people handle conversations when there are differences of opinion about an issue that must be addressed. Typically, the higher the stakes, the stronger the emotions.

With training, you can collaborate rather than divide. Collaboration positions you to make better decisions while preserving and strengthening relationships and keeping more of the employees you worked so hard to find.

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Fight or Flight are the 2 common responses to conflict. But neither of these ever really brings conflict resolution.

Workshop attendees learn:

  • How to create a work environment of mutual respect.
  • Techniques to stay in the conversation until all relevant facts and opinions are out in the open.
  • How to recognize and disempower false assumptions.
  • How to craft an opening statement that fosters collaboration.

Retention Talk Training

Distilled to its core, a Retention Talk is a supervisor sitting down with each direct report and asking, is there anything the company or I can do to make your job better? Infused with authenticity and backed by action, it is hard to find a better retention tool.

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A Retention Talk is a power tool, and every power tool requires a manual for handling it safely and effectively.


  • Learn the definition, purpose, and benefits of Retention Talks
  • Understand the logistics that make the conversation work for the supervisor and the employee
  • Explore scripted questions to ask and how to then go off-script to find out more
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts to protect the integrity of Retention Talks

DISC for Leaders

No skill is more important to a leader than the ability to influence those they lead with their words and tone. When leaders learn to adapt their communication style to fit the needs of the different personalities on their team, high performance becomes possible, and employees want to stay.

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DISC reveals that each person is a unique blend of 4 personality styles and that one of those of styles will be your dominant most natural way of communicating and receiving information. Power comes in understanding yourself and others through your own personality, then adapting your style to the person or situation to create better relationships and results.

DISC for Teams

Surveys reveal that poor communication and a lack of collaboration are the biggest contributors to workplace failure. When teams understand their different personality types and the communication styles that go with them, their ability to collaborate and work together greatly improves. These insights and understandings influence employees to stay.

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DISC reveals that each person is a unique blend of 4 personality styles and that one of those styles will be your dominant most natural way of communicating and receiving information. When you understand both your own personality and that of your direct reports or co-workers, you can better adapt your style to the person or situation, creating optimal relationships and results.

Business Consulting

When a strategically crafted foundation for high performance is in place, all lanes are open for achieving big results as an organization.

Laying the Foundation for High-Performance

Expecting your leaders to deliver high-performance results when processes are undocumented, and goals remain undefined is expecting too much.

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Frequently, a team of people who would otherwise complement one another is hamstrung by a poorly built organizational infrastructure. In such cases, high performance is not even a possibility. Our pricing page offers more information about our business consulting services, customized to help you realize your desired performance results.


  • Identify the vision, purpose, and values of the organization, which will inform everything you do
  • Implement a system of goal-setting that makes the unthinkable, possible
  • Document all processes to create a powerful system of accountability
  • Identify key metrics that keep you running at a high level
  • Create a system to find and retain the people who fit the company culture and vision

Retention Architecture - Installation

Rarely is there only one reason that employees decide to stay and work for you; typically, there are many reasons for loyalty and retention. Retention Architecture addresses the many so you can be the company that employees never want to leave.

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Retention Architecture encompasses 5 pillars: Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Communication, Talent Development, and HR Best Practices. Our pricing page offers additional details and considerations when working with us.

Together we will:

  1. Find and hire the right people for the right seats
  2. Develop trusted leaders that employees want to follow
  3. Inspire candid communication that resolves issues and keeps you competitive
  4. Increase employee engagement
  5. Support your human resources and management teams with HR practices that help keep you out of court

Human Resource Strategic Consulting

Hoping you are HR compliant is not a business strategy. Remove the risk of losing everything you have worked for by scheduling a compliance audit today.

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An ounce of prevention is worth thousands in legal fees. Running a business is complicated, and managing employment law compliance is no exception.


  • Human resources audit.
  • Policy and procedure development and revision
  • Employee compliance investigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) audit
  • Internal investigations
  • Employee classification
  • Personnel files review
  • I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

Executive Coaching

High performers seek feedback and accountability to reach the top and stay there. Executive coaching can help you develop (or become) a responsive, inspiring, and agile leader.

Leadership-Based Executive Coaching

Having strong and agile leaders on your company’s executive team isn't luck; it’s the result of your strategic action. Investing in your executives' personal growth and skills can be both a retention strategy and a growth initiative. Investing in your own leadership skills motivates and inspires your team while concurrently helping you achieve your goals.

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Executive coaching has become popular with CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs and managers…because it works!

Often people are promoted into leadership positions because they are accomplished individual performers. At that point, a new skill set is required as they realize it is one thing to lead themselves, and something altogether different to lead others.

People who receive coaching report many benefits, including increased self-confidence, improved work performance, more effective communication skills, and better relationships. With such results, it makes sense that companies receive far more in return than the money they invest in coaching their leaders.