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Stop the Bleed:
5 Radical Retention Hacks

Many tech companies struggle with high employee turnover, which not only disrupts operations but also incurs significant costs in terms of time and resources. These retention failures hinder productivity, demoralize teams, and affect overall company growth. Innovative strategies are required to address these challenges effectively and sustainably.

3 Key Takeaways

  1. Quantify Turnover Costs: Calculate the true impact of lost productivity and morale.

  2. Boost Retention Now: Implement two immediate strategies for better engagement and recognition.

  3. Future-Proof Workforce: Apply three advanced strategies for long-term employee satisfaction and growth.

Elevate Your A-Players in Hiring

Tech companies often struggle with inefficient hiring processes that waste valuable time and resources. A-Players, the top performers essential to company success, are frequently bogged down by interview duties, detracting from their primary responsibilities. This inefficiency leads to poor hiring decisions, high turnover rates, and a demoralized workforce, ultimately affecting productivity and profitability.

3 Key Takeaways

  1. Implement specific rewards for top employees to participate in hiring.

  2. Use two strategies to equip HR and talent teams to assist hiring managers in making better hiring decisions.

  3. Apply three techniques to train interviewers, set clear criteria, and use behavioral questions.

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AI's Role in Recruitment:
Plugging In Without Taking Over

As AI continues to evolve, tech companies are increasingly relying on it for various aspects of recruitment. However, while AI excels in tasks like sourcing and initial screening, its role in interviews and offer negotiations raises ethical concerns and practical limitations. Misuse of AI in these areas can lead to impersonal interactions, biased decisions, and a failure to capture the nuanced human judgment required for effective hiring.

3 Key Takeaways

  1. Learn three ways to seamlessly incorporate AI into your hiring process.

  2. Implement two key steps for ethical AI usage in recruitment.

  3. Apply three strategies to leverage human strengths in interviews and negotiations

End Hiring Nightmares:

The Ultimate Guide to Quality of Hire

Many companies struggle with consistently hiring top-quality candidates because they lack a robust system to measure the quality of hire (QoH). Without effective metrics, businesses cannot accurately assess the impact of their hiring decisions, leading to repeated hiring failures, high turnover rates, and significant costs associated with onboarding and training. This lack of measurement results in missed opportunities to improve hiring processes, enhance team performance, and drive long-term organizational success.

3 Key Takeaways

  1. Implement three methods to measure the quality of hire, leading to a 25% increase in retention rates within the first year.

  2. Learn how to combine performance reviews, promotion rates, and retention statistics to create a complete QoH metric, reducing turnover by 30%.

  3. Apply five strategic approaches to use QoH data for refining hiring processes, improving employee satisfaction, and boosting retention by up to 40%.

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Why Measuring Neurodiversity in Hiring is Critical for Innovation

In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and business, innovation is key to staying competitive. However, many companies overlook a critical component of fostering innovation: neurodiversity. Without effective metrics to measure the inclusion and impact of neurodivergent individuals, organizations miss out on the unique perspectives and problem-solving abilities that drive creativity and innovation. Traditional hiring metrics often fail to capture the full potential of neurodivergent talent, leading to a lack of diversity in thought and approach.

3 Key Takeaways

  1. Learn 3 Ways to Unlock Innovation: I will show you three methods to measure and utilize neurodiversity in your hiring process to enhance creativity and innovation.

  2. Discover 4 Metrics for Inclusion: Learn four key metrics to assess and improve the integration of neurodivergent talent, driving higher engagement and retention.

  3. Implement 5 Strategies for Competitive Advantage: I will demonstrate five strategies to leverage neurodiversity for sustained competitive advantage and long-term success.

Here's How I Can Help You

When you choose me as your speaker, I commit to delivering excellence through my core values. Here's how I ensure your event's success:


Exceptional Communication

  • Clear and Consistent: I will keep you informed every step of the way, from planning to execution, ensuring that all your expectations are met.

  • Responsive: I promise to respond promptly to any inquiries or concerns, providing timely and effective solutions.

  • Collaborative: I work closely with you and your team to tailor my presentation to fit your event's theme and goals.


Outstanding Performance

  • Engaging Delivery: My keynotes are designed to captivate and inspire, using dynamic storytelling and interactive elements.

  • High Energy: I bring enthusiasm and passion to every presentation, energizing your audience and setting a positive tone.

  • Impactful Content: I deliver actionable insights and practical strategies that your audience can apply immediately.


Professional Reliability

  • Punctuality: I guarantee to be on time for every rehearsal and event, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

  • Preparedness: I come fully prepared, with all necessary materials and a thorough understanding of your audience's needs.

  • Consistency: You can count on me to consistently deliver high-quality presentations, meeting and exceeding your expectations.

By embodying these core values, I ensure that your event is not only successful but also memorable for all the right reasons. Your satisfaction is my priority, and I am committed to helping you achieve your event's goals with excellence and professionalism.

You Have A Choice

You can gamble your entire event on a speaker who might not deliver, risking disappointment, a disrupted event, and a tarnished reputation despite all your hard work.

< OR >

You can choose a proven speaker who consistently engages, inspires, and leaves your audience motivated and excited. With me, you get a dynamic, high-energy keynote, hands-on workshops that provide real value, and seminars that delve deep into essential topics. Make the choice that ensures your event’s success and elevates your audience’s experience.

Choose excellence. Choose impact. Choose certainty.

Let's make your event a hit!


Opening Keynote

The opening keynote sets the tone for your entire event. You’ve only got one shot to get your audience dialed in. I’m a master at getting your audience engaged and ready to enjoy your conference.

  • Energize the Room: Kick off with high energy and enthusiasm.

  • Set the Vision: Align everyone with the event’s goals.

  • Engage Immediately: Capture attention from the start.


Closing Keynote

A powerful closing keynote leaves your audience inspired and ready to take action.

  • Inspire Action: Motivate attendees with clear takeaways.

  • Summarize Insights: Reinforce key themes and lessons.

  • Encourage Continuation: Propel attendees to implement learnings.


Hands-On Workshop

Interactive and practical, these workshops provide participants with direct experience and skills they can apply immediately.


  • Practical Techniques: Teach actionable strategies.

  • Interactive Learning: Engage through activities and exercises.

  • Personalized Feedback: Offer tailored advice and feedback.



In-depth sessions that explore topics comprehensively, providing valuable insights and knowledge.


  • Deep Dives: Explore complex topics thoroughly.

  • Expert Insights: Share cutting-edge trends and best practices.

  • Collaborative Discussions: Foster meaningful idea exchanges.

These offerings ensure every aspect of your event is covered, from energizing your audience at the start to leaving them inspired at the end, with plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning and in-depth exploration in between.


Kendall Castillo Kennedy
Director of Events & Operations @ The DEC Network

"We were thrilled to have Neha join us as one of our speakers during Dallas Startup Week, contributing to our Women of Innovation Summit! Neha's captivating session on "Negotiating - Don't Leave Money on the Table" resonated deeply with our audience, addressing a crucial aspect for entrepreneurs. Her expertise truly shone, and we would welcome her back in the future!"

Process of Working with Me


Discovery Call

  • Consultation: Understand goals and audience.

  • Customization: Tailor the presentation to your needs.

  • Objectives: Identify key outcomes.



  • Plan: Detailed proposal with presentation structure.

  • Options: Flexible content and format choices.

  • Review: Approve and adjust as needed.


Setting Expectations

  • Communication: Establish a communication plan.

  • Logistics: Cover AV requirements and session details.

  • Timeline: Provide preparation deadlines.


The Event

  • Delivery: Dynamic and engaging presentation.

  • Professionalism: Early arrival and seamless setup.

  • Interaction: Incorporate audience involvement.


Post-Event Feedback

  • Feedback: Collect responses from you and attendees.

  • Improvement: Use feedback to refine future presentations.

  • Follow-Up: Discuss feedback and next steps.

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