Mike Hourigan

Entertaining Negotiation, Safety and Change Management Expert

  • Mike Hourigan`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mike Hourigan`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    North Carolina, USA

  • Mike Hourigan`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mike Hourigan`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    North Carolina, USA

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Workplace Safety: Don’t Take it Personally. Take it VERY Personally!

From the machine operator to the corner office to the lobby receptionist, safety is everyone’s responsibility.  Nurturing a culture of safety can be difficult when demands on time and people increase, but it can be done if you are communicating the...

From the machine operator to the corner office to the lobby receptionist, safety is everyone’s responsibility.  Nurturing a culture of safety can be difficult when demands on time and people increase, but it can be done if you are communicating the right way. Most safety audits reveal communication issues or lack of communication was the issue to blame for the incident. Safety should never be about the blame game, but is all about the communications game, and if played well, everyone wins.

Get your team thinking “Safety First” before another day goes by!

Everyone will gain insight on:

  • How workplace safety affects their family
  • How their personal safety practices can protect their co-workers
  • The impact of individual safety actions, or inaction, on the company’s security (or bottom line or profitability or future)
  • What it really mean to practice – “I got your back whether you like it or not”
  • Getting new hires (and those set-in-their-ways) on the Safety Team!

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Let’s Not Split the Difference: How to Get What You Want Through Negotiation

Many view negotiation as a mysterious process; others see it as manipulation or dirty tricks. Good negotiation is a healthy process where everyone leaves the table feeling good about the outcome, themselves, and most importantly – each other. From buying a car to ...

Many view negotiation as a mysterious process; others see it as manipulation or dirty tricks. Good negotiation is a healthy process where everyone leaves the table feeling good about the outcome, themselves, and most importantly – each other.

From buying a car to making a multi-million dollar corporate purchasing decision, the skills are the same and everything counts! Every negotiation can be the beginning of the next negotiation and every negotiation has a beginning, middle and end. The key to successful negotiation is making sure the negotiations are following your GPS system to get you to your desired destination.

Mike Hourigan will show you how to remain confident by staying in control of any negotiation situation. Don’t enter into another high stakes negotiation – including buying a car or house – without learning these powerful skills.

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Ride the Waves Without Getting Wet: Change Management

The latest technology.  Increased competition.  Private equity firms.  A global economy.  How can you keep your head above water while the stormy seas of uncertainty churn around you? This Change Management Program shares strategies for managing change in organizations ...

The latest technology.  Increased competition.  Private equity firms.  A global economy.  How can you keep your head above water while the stormy seas of uncertainty churn around you? This Change Management Program shares strategies for managing change in organizations being tossed about in the turbulent waters of change. One thing is certain:  people are looking to their leaders for direction, and leaders are trying to figure out the next steps before change happens again.
Mike Hourigan show you how to manage change.  Whether at the crest or in the trough, he will teach you how to become change resilient and stay dry. This lively Change Management Program makes leading change almost as fun as a day at the beach.  Learn how to avoid sinking and create time for riding the productive waves.  After experiencing this program, you and your team will be able to recognize, predict, and plan for change. You will also be able to teach your managers how to motivate through change rather than dread it.

Here are some of the keys to successful Change Management you will take away from this program:

• How to get through change faster
• Understand what your employees fear about change
• How to keep your best people during change
• How to become change resilient
• How to avoid sending the wrong message when under pressure

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Team Building in Today's Multi-Generational Workforce

Teamwork is one of the most abused words in the workplace today.  More often than not, working in teams is viewed as another challenge to getting the job done.  What organizations want is happy, creative and engaged associates.  What managers want are the results teamwork...

Teamwork is one of the most abused words in the workplace today.  More often than not, working in teams is viewed as another challenge to getting the job done.  What organizations want is happy, creative and engaged associates.  What managers want are the results teamwork is touted to produce.
Enter the Millennials, who have been placed on teams since childhood.  They are aware of the obstacles teamwork creates, the extra work involved to work in tandem with others, the hurt feelings produced by a dysfunctional team, and most importantly, how some team members get away with doing nothing.  They also know the dynamic results true teamwork can produce.
Maximizing the unique talents of everyone on the team is what produces winning results.  This program reveals how to get exceptional outcomes from multi-generational teams quickly and produce the next creative win in the process.
You will learn:
How to make a multi-generational team gel faster
How to help each team member be productive immediately
How to dispel generational myths and communicate more effectively

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Active Listening for Optimum Results: A Listening Skills Training Program

75% of your day is spent communicating, 9% is spent writing, 16% reading, 30% speaking, and a whopping 45% listening! Active listening is the communication skill that will deliver the biggest payoff, yet it’s the skill most often neglected. Listening is the skill everyone ...

75% of your day is spent communicating, 9% is spent writing, 16% reading, 30% speaking, and a whopping 45% listening! Active listening is the communication skill that will deliver the biggest payoff, yet it’s the skill most often neglected. Listening is the skill everyone expects you to have mastered but were never taught.

Unfortunately, just like breathing, most of us think listening comes naturally. When you attend your first golf or yoga lesson, you may find you have been doing it wrong or not as effectively as you could. Listening is no different.

This listening skills program will show you how to accomplish more by speaking less.

Here are some of the things you will take away from this listening skills training program:

  • How to get people to choose to listen to you
  • Understand the three types of listening styles
  • How to stop sabotaging conversations
  • How to ask the right kind of questions to show you are listening
  • How to listen with your eyes as well as your ears
  • How to use listening to appear smarter

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Millennials, Management, & Me: How to Develop a Millennial Management Mindset

Millennials are on the cusp of becoming first-time managers or advancing into middle management.  In this capacity, they will be managing, working for and with three other generations in the course of their careers. Each generation brings their own set of values and a ...

Millennials are on the cusp of becoming first-time managers or advancing into middle management.  In this capacity, they will be managing, working for and with three other generations in the course of their careers.

Each generation brings their own set of values and a unique work ethic to the workplace. It is the confluence of these different ideas, values, and knowledge that will form the foundation for an exhilarating, sometimes exasperating, but nevertheless engaging work experience.  The ability to translate expectations and values into a common language is what will make organizations thrive and outshine their competitors.

Join Mike as he shares his ideas in this extremely exhilarating, hilariously exasperating and guaranteed engaging look at Millennials, Management and Me.

Mike will teach you:

  • How to move forward as an organization, association, or government entity
  • How to make Millennials part of the management team
  • How to give Gen Y’s what they need for direction
  • How to teach them the vital communication skills they are lacking
  • How to train Millennials how to be better managers
  • How to transform employees into world class leaders

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About Keynote Speaker Mike Hourigan

Mike Hourigan is a refreshingly unique keynote speaker and author who empowers the country’s top companies and professional associations to navigate constant change with real-world wisdom. A veteran leadership consultant and productivity expert, Mike is consistently sought after and hired by some of the most recognizable companies in the U.S., including McDonald’s, Harley-Davidson, PwC, Disney, GE, Marriott, ExxonMobil, MillerCoors and Kaiser Permanente.

Mike’s management and consulting experience fuels his development of completely kinetic approaches to change management, negotiation for sales and non-sales teams, team building in a multigenerational workplace, and safety training. With a style that engages listeners in a way that’s meaningful to them and their company culture, Mike rarely gives his audiences a moment between laughs.

A former member of the management teams of Cargill Inc. and Olympus Corporation, Mike has offered over 1,300 audiences-and-counting the benefit of lessons learned during his corporate career.  A seasoned author and co-author, his books include Riding the Waves Without Getting Wet: A Journey to Leadership and Motivational Selling.

As one of the top keynote speakers in the United States, Mike’s comprehensive business knowledge stands ready to address the key issues that affect companies most. From the growing need for soft skills training and interpersonal communications, to the subtle nuances of conducting business in a global economy, Mike Hourigan continues to lead the industry in customized, dynamic presentations that direct executives and entire companies toward real, lasting change.

Testimonials

Mike is one of the top in his industry. His combination of superior business knowledge and professional delivery style has always “dazzled” our Harley-Davidson students

Harley-Davidson

 

Masterfully incorporated our business issues into our annual meeting, where we gather our top sales agents from across the nation. I would recommend Mike for any large organization’s speaking engagements.

General Electric

 

We sure picked a winner! Thank you for making our annual conference and exposition a huge success, benefiting 1,400 managers. We can’t wait to recommend you to other colleagues.

American Hospital Association

 

Thank you for helping make the time we dedicated to this event meaningful and worthwhile for our leadership team, which is a team that places a lot of value on concrete results.

Aetna

 

In the 8-years I have been involved in arranging seminar speakers for members of the Associated General Contractors of Illinois, your presentations on dealing with difficult people and stress were the best! You gave us exactly what we were looking for – a compact and entertaining program, providing key pointers and memorable illustrations everyone could relate to and put into practice immediately, at home and at work.

Associated General Contractors of Illinois

 

Your session was a complete home-run for my evaluation. It was not only entertaining, but informative and concretely useful to the attendees.

National Rural Electric Coop Association

 

Mike Hourigan was a keynote speaker at our Annual Training Conference for Automotive Recyclers.  He definitely did his research and tailored his speech for our unique audience.  He gave specific information and suggestions for everyone to walk away with and implement in their businesses.  He was very knowledgeable, personable and funny, and used personal stories to make the session interesting.  I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a keynote speaker as he was a pleasure to work with.

Jennifer McPherson

URG Conference Coordinator

I had the pleasure to see Mike in action at the URG Training Seminar April 2019 In Orlando Florida. Mike was a keynote speaker for this event. Mike’s presentation was titled What Does Change Management Have to do with Sales? I thought this was odd title so I am already interested. Mike is funny on a very serious topic. No matter what business you are in YOUR business will change some very dramatically over time. It is in perception and execution in how it is perceived with your Co-Workers whether it’s successful or if it is a complete failure. Did I mention it was funny on a serious topic? If you get the opportunity please check him out.

Randy Wittig

LKQ Corporation

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