Speaking / Workshops

Keynote speaking/workshops

Kick start your Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream initiative with an in-person presentation or workshop from creator Steve Van Remortel. Download Speaking Kit here!

These workshops and speaking engagements focus on the fundamentals of every organization: strategy and talent. Expect to be energized, challenged and to walk away with specific action plans to implement within your organization today.

You can choose one of the following or contact us about customizing a program for your specific event.

Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream

A motivational event for leaders across your organization. Learn how to create a competence that will lead to a clear differentiation for your organization. Determine what your organization provides better than anyone else, and define your own Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.

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You will learn:

  • The process to clearly define your competence/differentiation
  • How to define the target markets that will value your competence and are willing to pay for it
  • How to ensure your brand clearly communicates your competencies
  • Techniques to make your competence tangible and eliminate/minimize the commoditization of your product or service
  • How to stop selling vanilla ice cream and create a clear differentiation for your organization
  • How to build a high performance team to stop selling vanilla ice cream.
  • How to implement the fundamentals of strategy and talent into your organization

Build the Team to Achieve Your Dream

The number one reason for a profitable organization is a high performance leadership and organizational team. People make all the difference. In this program, Steve shares his how-to process for building high-performance teams with the right skill sets for growth.

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You will learn:

  • The characteristics of a high performance team
  • The strengths and weaknesses of each team member’s style and how to create an effective individual development plan
  • To understand the behavioral make up of your team
  • How to build a communication and development plan for your organization
  • Techniques to resolve conflict
  • How to build a high performance team
  • The processes and methodologies to Build the Team to Achieve Your Dream

Department/Tactical Planning

The most profitable companies have become experts at department planning. Because as each department completes its plan to work “on” the business (not “in” it), organizational growth accelerates and takes off. This program will provide you the process and templates to develop department plans that will create company-wide accountability.

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You will learn:

  • What a department plan is and how the planning process works
  • The tangible steps to creating a customized department plan for your organization
  • How to create accountability to ensure the department plans get executed
  • How to gain buy-in and accountability across the organization
  • How to use the templates to complete plans in each department of your organization

Hire the Right Person, the First Time

Stop struggling with turnover costs and the burden of under-performers. This workshop shows you how to implement a selection process to confidently and accurately identify the right person for the job, the first time.

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You will learn:

  • How to benchmark a position that details what a high performer looks like in the targeted role
  • How to integrate behavioral tools into the hiring process to dramatically increase the confidence and accuracy of your hires
  • How to make your interviewing process more efficient and effective by understanding the candidate’s behavioral style before you ever meet him/her
  • Create customized interview strategies specific to each candidate
  • How to integrate the new hire into your team, shorten the ramp-up time and gain an immediate return on investment from your new employee
  • How to hire the right person the first time