“Leadership is a verb not a job title. Leadership development is a journey of self-awareness. Leaders are nothing without followers and leaders are judged by their behaviors not lofty wall art.” –Maureen Moriarty

Popular Seattle “Workplace Coach” columnist (Seattle Post Intelligencer and Puget Sound Business Journal) Maureen Moriarty has earned her reputation as a leadership development pro and engaging keynote speaker in Seattle, Palm Springs and Southern California. Her specialty areas include helping individuals with emotional intelligence, soft “people” skills challenges along with practical tools and guidance for leading high performing teams and workplace change.

Serving Seattle, Palm Springs and Southern CA

Maureen acted as a keynote speaker for wide variety of public and private organizations (big and small) in all sectors from technology to financial services, health care and manufacturing to nationally recognized non-profits. Maureen’s practical, humorous, engaging and concrete presentations are a winning combination for any successful meeting or conference. She can customize her keynote speaking presentation to your specific leadership/team development needs.

“Great PSALA chapter meeting last week on Adaptive Leadership by Maureen Moriarty! Many good takeaways”
George Thomas, PSALA

Maureen has a very practical presentation approach that allows us to apply new skills easily. Maureen also makes everyone feel at ease – and relates to the whole group with both knowledge and humor.”
Marcella Estes, SVP, Talent Director, Publicis in the West

“Thank you again for the great leadership presentation you provided. It went off without a hitch and we learned a great deal. I hope you are basking in your success today.”
Bruce Wynn, Special Programs Manager, Professional & Organizational Development, University of Washington

Popular Keynote Topics

Adaptive Leadership Tools and Insights

Ideal audience: managers and leaders leading complex change who need to move hearts, minds, loyalties and habits.

This insightful thought-provoking program helps leaders

  • Re-set the workplace thermostat around change
  • Deal with loss (why people resist change)
  • Manage pressure control – yours and theirs
  • Assessment and effective interventions
  • Lead more courageously amid chaos and conflict

How to Succeed in Your Workplace Change Role

Ideal audience: managers and leaders involved in workplace change (re-orgs, IT projects, internal new processes and projects)
In this insightful program, discover

  • How to be effective in your “role” in Change Management (Sponsorship, Targets, Change Agents)
  • Anticipate and embrace resistance when sponsoring change
  • Stop over functioning in your change agent role

Leading a High Performing Team

Ideal audience: current, emerging and high potential managers and leaders at all organizational levels
In this practical keynote program, takeaways include;

  • Facilitation skills for more engaged meetings
  • Lead healthy debate vs. boring meetings
  • How to foster team accountability, commitment and feedback

Practical Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Leadership

Ideal audience: current, emerging, mid level, senior or high potential managers and leaders
In this insightful keynote program, learn

  • Hiring, firing, promotability and effectiveness is judged by EQ, social awareness and people (“soft”) skills
  • How to set the right EQ workplace tone
  • Practical insights/tools to develop self-awareness, empathy and self-regulation under stress

Leading in Conflict with Comfort and Courage

Ideal audience: current, emerging and high potential managers and leaders at all organizational levels
In this provocative keynote, takeaways include

  • Re-framing your people pleasing ways
  • Harnessing health debate
  • Grow your ability to stay in conflict discomfort
  • Hold others to new levels of accountability

Conference and meeting participants want practical insights and take-aways they can learn– and use practically today. Maureen brings her practical expertise to every presentation. Call 360-682-5807 or 425 736 5691 (cell) or email: to discuss how she can customize to your unique keynote speaking needs in Seattle/Puget Sound, Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area and Southern CA. Travel to other locales considered.