Kathy Dempsey

President of KeepShedding! Inc.

Truly unique experiences make Kathy Dempsey one of the most sought after speakers and facilitators on issues of change, communication, and organizational development. Best known for her creative, unique and innovative approach, Kathy’s presentations are engaging, highly interactive and packed full of content and fun!

Kathy is President of KeepShedding! Inc., a company that helps individuals and organizations grow by “shedding their skin”. She ignites groups by helping them visualize the possibilites!

Her most recent book, Shed or You’re Dead™: 31 Unconventional Strategies for Change and Growth is the recipient of a Writer's Digest International Book Award. She is also a contributing author to the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series in addition to co-authoring two books, Irresistible Leadership and Thriving in the Midst of Change. .

Kathy was responsible for strategically leading Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of the top 100 hospitals in America!

Kathy is also the Founder of the Keep Shedding Educational Foundation which sends African AIDS orphans to school.

The Georgia Speakers Association voted Kathy as the Showcase Speaker of the Year and its 2002 Master of Influence Honoree. Bob Pike’s Creative Training Techniques International also named her the Trainer of the Year. Kathy is the Past President of the National Speakers Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

A few of companies Kathy has worked with include: Delta Air Lines, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Honeywell, Habitat for Humanity, The Army National Guard, Georgia Society of Association Executives, American Red Cross, Nestle, Seattle's Best Coffee, Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Cinnabons, Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses, GA100, Clemson University, South Carolina Bankers Association, National Kidney Foundation, New Jersey Department of Health, State Farm Insurance, Dover Downs Raceway, Today Media Inc., and GMAC Realtors. 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Communications, Healthcare, Organizational Skills, Stress Management, Time Management, Women in Business, Women's Issues

  • Travels From:

    Arizona

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Kathy Dempsey

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Truly unique experiences make Kathy Dempsey one of the most sought after speakers and facilitators on issues of change, communication, and organizational development. Best known for her creative, unique and innovative approach, Kathy’s presentations are engaging, highly interactive and packed full of content and fun!

Kathy is President of KeepShedding! Inc., a company that helps individuals and organizations grow by “shedding their skin”. She ignites groups by helping them visualize the possibilites!

Her most recent book, Shed or You’re Dead™: 31 Unconventional Strategies for Change and Growth is the recipient of a Writer's Digest International Book Award. She is also a contributing author to the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series in addition to co-authoring two books, Irresistible Leadership and Thriving in the Midst of Change. .

Kathy was responsible for strategically leading Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of the top 100 hospitals in America!

Kathy is also the Founder of the Keep Shedding Educational Foundation which sends African AIDS orphans to school.

The Georgia Speakers Association voted Kathy as the Showcase Speaker of the Year and its 2002 Master of Influence Honoree. Bob Pike’s Creative Training Techniques International also named her the Trainer of the Year. Kathy is the Past President of the National Speakers Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

A few of companies Kathy has worked with include: Delta Air Lines, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Honeywell, Habitat for Humanity, The Army National Guard, Georgia Society of Association Executives, American Red Cross, Nestle, Seattle's Best Coffee, Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Cinnabons, Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses, GA100, Clemson University, South Carolina Bankers Association, National Kidney Foundation, New Jersey Department of Health, State Farm Insurance, Dover Downs Raceway, Today Media Inc., and GMAC Realtors. 901-754-9404.

Shed or You're Dead: How to Stay Alive & Thrive in the Midst of Turbulent Change
Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are lost each year due to the inability to get employees to move forward with changes. The bottom line: NO organization can thrive unless their people can SHED. Our rapidly changing environment continually demands more and more of us each day. Every time another change, regulation, or stressful event occurs, you have a CHOICE! It’s an opportunity to navigate the challenge, SHED and move forward! Managing smart in turbulent times is one of the most critical skills for today’s professionals.

Shed or You're Dead® — How to Stay Alive & Thrive in the Midst of Healthcare Change! (Healthcare audiences only!)
Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are lost each year due to the inability to get employees to move forward with healthcare changes. The bottom line: NO organization can thrive unless their people can SHED. The healthcare environment continually demands more and more of us each day. Every time another change, regulation, or stressful event occurs, you have a CHOICE! It’s an opportunity to navigate the challenge, SHED and move forward! Managing smart in turbulent times is one of the most critical skills for today’s healthcare professionals.

Who Killed Communication?
Experience this highly interactive engaging murder mystery that takes a closer look at what kills communication within organizations. This session will help you identify the 9 characteristics of an outstanding communicator, understanding the barriers that prevent good communication and acquire 31 strategies for keeping communication alive! Each attendee will develop an action plan on how to improving communication within their organization. By the end of the session, with everyone’s help the murder mystery is solved. Miss Communication (miscommunication) always kills communication!

Director of Nursing, Mayo Clinic

"After hearing Kathy speak, I left so inspired and excited that we instituted The Shed for Success Program. I've never seen my staff so engaged about change! If you are looking for employee engagement and culture change, call Kathy Dempsey!”

The Disney Institute

“A breakthrough day! Kathy’s presentation blew me away. She modeled the message and totally exceeded my highest expectations!”
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