Essential leadership topics. Top-tier keynote speakers. 

Often the most important element of a successful event, meeting, or retreat comes down to having the right speaker. The Leadership Louisville Center team delivers 60-90 minute interactive presentations on a range of leadership topics, bringing their hallmark energy and expertise!

All of our talks can be delivered virtually or in-person. If one of these topics sounds like it fits your needs, we’d love to learn more and see how we might partner. Please contact Paul Bolton: | (502) 561-0458

Download info sheets (pdf) with talk descriptions and speaker bios:


Five Strategies
for Resilience and Growth

Resilience: Bring Your Best Self to Work
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

The way we respond to life’s challenges is often determined by our mental strength and emotional agility. The good news is that our ability to bounce back – resiliency – is a skill that can be developed and strengthened. By understanding which mindsets and beliefs block our resilience and which ones boost it, we can take control and show up as our best selves more often. This session will give you tips and techniques that you can use to overcome the things that set you back and strengthen your mental game for the things still to come.

“Lisa Zangari is always energetic, engaging, and informative. I have high expectations for her presentations and she always hits the target.” – participant in Republic Bank training

Developing & Leading High-Performance Teams

Developing & Leading High-Performance TeamsWITH LISA ZANGARI
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

Leading a high-performance team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your career – and also one of the most challenging. This talk can be tailored to focus on three or four of the Six C’s for High-Performance Teams: Conscious Leadership, Common Purpose & Shared Goals, Communication, Collaboration, Conflict Management, and Celebration.

“Lisa’s keynote address at our Annual Leadership Meeting, Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams, was excellent. She did a really nice job presenting and the info was relevant to our team of leaders. The messaging was impactful and well received.” – Bob Barnes, President, ResCare Community Living


Authentic Leadership for Women

Authentic Leadership for WomenWITH LISA ZANGARI
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

Research now shows that female leaders naturally have more of the competencies required to be successful in the 21st century. This talk explores how women leaders can recognize and nurture these natural assets. We also examine some of the barriers that make it hard for women to rise in the management ranks and share strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Find Your Voice and Kick Some Glass

Find Your Voice & Kick Some GlassWITH LISA ZANGARI
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

The capacity to express your authentic views, negotiate for what you want, showcase your business acumen, and share your ideas can accelerate your career as well as your team’s growth. In this session, we will start by examining why it can be hard to find your own voice. Then we’ll show you ways you can challenge yourself and those you influence to amp up the courage and confidence to overcome barriers to reaching your full potential.

Lead Like a Boss

Lead Like a Boss: Learn Habits to Become Your Most SuccessfulWITH LISA ZANGARI
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

While many trainings focus on telling leaders what to do – this talk helps leaders understand what to stop. It utilizes the powerful and solution-based curriculum from bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith’s book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, combined with principles of emotional intelligence and the rigor of change management. You’ll walk away inspired and equipped to take your career to the next level!

Crucial Conversations

Crucial ConversationsWITH AARON MILLER
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. The best part is, these skills apply to personal as well as professional relationships.


Developing the Leader With You

Developing the Leader Within YouWITH CYNTHIA KNAPEK 
50-75 Minute Interactive Speech

This session will provide tools for developing the vision, values, influence, and motivation that are trademarks of successful leaders. Whether you are just beginning your leadership journey or simply investing in continued growth, we’ll show you that the position doesn’t make the leader – the leader makes the position.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a TeamWITH CYNTHIA KNAPEK
60 Minute Interactive Speech

Based on the best-selling book, this interactive workshop will help participants recognize and name the team dynamics that are holding you back. You will also walk away with ideas and tips on how to transform into a high-performance team that gets results.


Raise the Net Worth of Your Network

Raise the Net Worth of Your NetworkWITH CYNTHIA KNAPEK
60-90 Minute Interactive Speech

Your network is your most valuable asset. It accelerates your ability to achieve more. Learning how to leverage social capital in the most efficient ways is a multiplier. Participants will understand the difference between the depth and diversity of your network and the three distinct ways to use your connections to get things done.

Download hi-res photos of speakers:

Lisa Zangari
Cynthia Knapek
Aaron Miller