Dr. Mary E. Donohue
Dr. Mary Donohue, AKA "Dr. Mary," is North America’s most preeminent keynote speaker on today’s multi-generational workplace. Her ground breaking research on generational learning and communication unlocks the secrets to raising productivity, employee engagement and, yes, even happiness, at work.
In her presentations, Dr. Mary discusses her latest research findings, and uses them to show how to communicate across the generations, using any tech platform; from emailing a "Boomer" to presenting with PowerPoint to a GenX audience, she makes clear the best strategies to effectively communicate across those platforms in our digital, smart phone work place. Further, these keynote takeaways can be implemented immediately. The best part is that Dr. Mary is able to deliver her talk with wit, humor, and the professionalism only a leading social scientist on this topic can provide.
Dr. Mary's work garners tons of discussion - don't forget to ask her about the amazing Generation X, and why they will save the day!
Social scientist and communication expert Dr. Mary E. Donohue uses her extraordinary knack for understanding generations to help her clients with everything from understanding their boss to making sense of what their parents and kids say.
Dr. Mary is a cancer survivor who worked with Paul Newman, learned from Robert Kennedy, Jr., made her movie debut with former Toronto mayor David Miller, and was briefly (very briefly) a Supreme with Diana Ross. Named as one of the 18 Outstanding Women In Tech, and Diversity MBA’s top 50 under 50, Dr. Donohue is a passionate advocate of revolutionizing today’s workforce training through technology and developing internal talent. Her book with Jack Canfield became a bestseller on Amazon in the both the US and Canada.
She is CEO of Donohue Learning™, and her clients include Walmart, American Airlines, TD Bank, Kaiser Permanente, OLG, and many other private and public organizations. Dr. Mary is a world-renowned speaker and TEDX presenter, television personality and columnist. Her work appears in the Huffington Post and Financial Post. She has won awards for her volunteerism and research and continues to give back daily to her community both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Donohue is also an Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
WHY IS NO ONE TALKING TO ME?
Most C-level executives and their teams are not fully aware of the looming crisis that will crest in mid 2018. This crisis is even today negatively affecting new hiring, consumer expectations, and the virtual workplace. At a recent global conference, where Dr. Mary spoke alongside Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Michelle Obama, she revealed that in North America we have become a workplace of the text culture. We type, and we don’t talk.
Dr. Mary’s powerful 60-minute new speech and book will enable you to understand how to use everyday technology that is available on your phone and in workplaces to customize and prioritize communication for new hires and consumer engagement, and to effectively manage teams in the virtual workspace.
As an added bonus, participants will also learn through Dr. Mary’s new research and the research of 224 other academic studies that putting these seven steps into practice will decrease stress by 34% and increase happiness by 34%, and will find at least one extra hour in their work week
By 2020, Millennials could be 50% of the workforce, and organizations will also then be experiencing the influence of incoming Gen Z digital natives. This incredibly diverse, mobile cohort seeks a sense of purpose and connection to a company mission - so this new culture of work is emerging that creates an environment requiring every employee to be creative, think critically and collaborate with others.
In this keynote presentation:
• Learn from social science and evolutionary psychology how to engage this workforce and embrace a new culture of work
• Hear how organizations built by and for Millennials and Gen Z-ers empowers creativity and teamwork
• Discover how to choose the right tools to unlock creativity and teamwork for your workforce
The Evolution of You at Work
Dr. Mary Donohue, a social scientist who specializes in evolutionary psychology, uses her research to explain your brain and your brain on technology. This presentation is based on her annual workplace research. Dr. Mary helps you understand why you do what you do at work and why others respond to you, the way they do.
She explains the framework of cross-generational friction, and how to use traits of every cohort to transform what many consider a communication and societal gap, into productive strengths.
Forget Millennials And Boomers. Gen X Will Save The Workplace
How to capitalize on your changing workforce.
In her presentation, Dr. Mary explains how most organizations were built by and for Boomers and, what the ramifications of that are. She shows how and why Gen X and Gen Y might not get along at work, and what's coming with Gen Z! But most of all, her talk will leave your audience with actionable takeaways on how to effectively communicate in our digital, multi-generational work place.
The best part is that Dr. Mary is able to do this with wit, humor, and the professionalism only a leading social scientist on this topic can provide. Also, Dr. Mary's latest work has been garnering tons of discussion - it's about the amazing Generation X, and how they will save the day!
Mary's Keynote presentations can be followed with a break out or workshop session. Call us for details.
Waiting to Exhale: Decreasing Stress, Increasing Productivity and Communicating Effectively in the “Connected” Workplace
In this vibrant keynote presentation, Dr. Mary Donohue explores the causes and effects of stress in today's workplace. From working in isolation despite being constantly "connected", to a lack of employee engagement, mentor-ship and leadership, Dr. Mary will explain what's gone wrong at our offices and job sites - and what we can do to make it better. Attendees will learn how to increase productivity, be more inclusive, achieve more on any given day, and how to deal with stress - along with so much more. Warning: You may want to throw your smart phone into a river after listening to this entertaining but riveting talk!
In this talk you'll hear:
o Exploring the causes and effects of stress in today’s workplace
o Working in isolation despite being constantly “connected”
o Outlining what’s gone wrong in today’s workplace and how to make it better
o Examining the lack of employee engagement, mentorship and leadership
o Navigating conversation patterns of different generations to better communicate
o Building a sense of value in your team through effective leadership
o Increasing productivity to be more inclusive and achieve more
“Through her no-nonsense approach to mentoring, Dr. Donohue consistently delivers practical resources for today’s leader, and she has a unique way to simplify the complex.”
Michael Camp, Director, Walmart Stores Inc.
"As I mentioned to you, I have attended a number of Speaker’s Series events since its inception and to say yours was the best would be a complete understatement. I have never gotten so much out of such a short period of time."
Dale Jenkins, Instructor - Research Unit, Ontario Police College
"I am privileged to convey to you our expressions of sincerest gratitude for your generous participation in WIL Mentorship program. Your outstanding, perfectly focused keynote address set the upbeat tone for the whole program. You highlighted the important facets of a successful mentorship relationship, captivated the audience with your stories and shared the tools for self reflection. We were honored to host such an informative, engaging and inspiring evening with a writer of your caliber and subject expert.
Thank you very much!"
Florence Liberski, Director, Women In Leadership