Inspiring Keynotes

Kathy Parry, Keynote Speaker

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Your audience deserves enthusiasm, passion and humor! Kathy engages her audiences in a way that makes them eager to adapt principles and tactics the very day they hear her inspiring message. Your team is “powered-up” and ready to launch new ideas and initiatives after Kathy's session.  Attendees discover how they can be resilient when facing adversity.

“Kathy really got us thinking in new directions. The best speaker at the conference.” – International Management Accounting Conference

Kathy delivers a roadmap for success that transcends industries and leaves your company, association or conference attendees ready to live their most engaged and productive lives.

Rubber Band Resilience:

How to Stretch Without Snapping

With quotes like, “transform or die” and “disruption is king” it is pertinent that changes, especially those from technology, regulations and staffing, be embraced by professionals. The ability to apply a disruption-friendly mindset to transitional shifts will be necessary to serve customers, retain personnel and grow revenue. Equipping your team with the skill set to move through transitions while continuing to produce is imperative for organizational success.

Road blocks and unforeseen adversity, both personal and professional, stretch us every day. In this powerful keynote/session Kathy will share how devastating news led her on a journey to discovering the keys to thriving in the face of challenging circumstances. While sharing her 3-R method for resilient behaviors (React, Reframe, Re-energize), Ms. Parry will engage the audience using questions, humore and interactive exercises.

Kathy will inspire and encourage your audience to stretch, not snap when faced with disruption.

Learning objectives:

  • Create an atmosphere where adversity is confronted so team members can make a plan to stay effective during challenging times
  • Empower attendees to create their personal resiliency plan so they remain productive and engaged
  • Increase communication skills in order to move through difficult events so that client experience is not impacted
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Senior Living Power UP 

Elevate, Engage and Energize

You have heard the way the media portrays Senior Living. All facets are lumped together, and a negative image is presented. This is NOT what Senior Living Life is about. You know there is so much more to the amazing work you and your teams do. But how can you change the mindset, elevate the profession and recruit and retain great people?

In this session Kathy Parry will walk you through tactics to change the narrative in senior living. Taking steps to elevate the profession in the eyes of potential recruits and residents will lead to increases in both retention and census. Participants will power up further, they learn ways to escalate engagement on their teams. Engagement leads to staying power! Finally, Kathy will encourage participants to power up and elevate personal energy for themselves and their teams. Powering UP the profession, teams and individuals is only a few steps away.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify ways to create positive mindsets and use power-up language about senior living
  2. Discover 5 ways to increase engagement for employees so retention increases
  3. Understand how increased personal energy promotes better team dynamics, organizational vision and resident satisfaction

Building Resilient Teams: Remodel, Renew and Re-Energize

  • Your team’s foundation is shaken. The COVID19 pandemic brought new levels of stress, fear, and workload to your team. So how do build a better team as you move through this new environment together?

    In this session Kathy Parry walks you through the big issues facing you and your team post-pandemic. First, we look at the effects of the mental and physical exhaustion that have compounded over the last year. Acknowledging this stress, not only personally but as a team gives a foundation to start building on. In any good building project, we will grab the right tools to care for each other and build back up. Using interactive exercises, storytelling, and a bit of humor Kathy will give your team critical insights on how to begin the building project. Participants will also build a timeline for their caring project by working through an outline for each phase of the building project.

    Loaded with their assessment, tools and timeline, participants will build their individual and team resilience. Stress, workload, and fear may be with us, but building each other up and finding ways to care will be the outcome of this session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify how the pandemic has affected themselves and their team by examining both a mental and physical burnout
    • Learn the five critical tools needed to care for each other and build resilient teams
    • Create a project timeline for building a caring team model that includes resources to take back to their teams


Power UP Your Workforce:

How to Joyfully Energize, Engage and Retain Your Team

As a senior living professional, you know that workforce issues will be ongoing. While you can’t always solve retention, recruiting and staffing issues you can relieve it. How? By engaging and energizing team members with joyful purpose. More than just a feel-good word, “joy” is a powerful energizer. In this inspired keynote, professional speaker, author and caregiver herself, Kathy Parry shares joy-building strategies participants can use to uplevel their workplace engagement, increase employee retention and improve the quality of care for the people who matter most: your residents.