Morag Barrett helps leaders achieve outstanding results through the power of their professional relationships. She is a bestselling author, executive coach, and the founder and CEO of SkyeTeam, a global leadership development firm that has helped more than 15,000 leaders from 20 countries on four continents improve the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Her greatest joy lies in giving leaders the tools, encouragement, and resources they need to become the best and most authentic versions of themselves.
A welcome departure from the average PowerPoint-laden, snooze-inducing leadership presentation, Morag’s talks are engaging, interactive, and immersive. She tailors each presentation to address the specific concerns of the organization and shares powerful stories and pragmatic data that attendees can immediately relate to. Through lively discussions and activities with real-world application, audiences practice concepts that increase individual leadership impact, enhance team effectiveness, and drive business growth. Audiences have so much fun they forget they’re working and leave with the momentum to implement their learnings in their working relationships.
Morag’s latest book, You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (And How to Show Up As One!), is the recipient of nine national and international book awards. It introduces the concept of the Ally Mindset, outlining the personal and business benefits of genuine friendships in the workplace, and provides a roadmap for becoming a better ally. The Future-Proof Workplace is awake-up call to leaders everywhere and an essential guide to navigating the future that is already here, with insights on emerging technologies and shifting values that are changing the way we work. Her first book, Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships, is highly relevant today and shines a light on the four relationship dynamics and associated people skills that make or break business success.
Morag has written for American Management Association Quarterly, CIO.com, and Entrepreneur and has been profiled by Fast Company, Huffington Post, Inc., the Association for Talent Development, and many others. She is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, was named the Women in Cable Telecommunications Industry Partner of the Year, and won HR.com’s Top Leadership Partner award.
Reading the Room: How to Shape Your Leadership Impact So Everyone Wins
As a leader, when you’re not firing on all cylinders, your team and the business suffer as a result. Learn to lead in a way that ensures your entire team thrives in this talk based on Morag Barrett’s book “You, Me, We.” Using practical insights from The Ally Mindset, a powerful framework for nurturing workplace relationships, Morag will help audiences identify their strengths and weaknesses based on personalized relationship building profiles. Equipped with strategies to strengthen their Ally Mindset and be more intentional in their forming of workplace friendships, leaders will return to their organizations inspired to foster collaboration and drive incredible results.
The Four Yeses: Creating Connection One Relationship at a Time
There are four simple but crucial questions that can help you determine the health and depth of your working relationships. If you can confidently answer “yes” to each one as it relates to a colleague, congratulations—you’ve got yourself an ally! But would someone be able to give four yeses about you? Based on her book “You, Me, We,” Morag Barrett provides concrete solutions to leaders and teams struggling with disconnection, disengagement, and tension. Audiences will be asked to reflect on how they show up in their own workplace relationships and learn the skills to build transformational connections within their organization. The result? A workplace that fosters connection and belonging — and ultimately revolutionizes how your teams deliver results.
Ally Or Adversary: The 3 Secrets to Cultivating Strategic Relationships
Does your team spend more time bickering with each other than they spend working toward their next goal? Internal conflict is one of the top-ranking productivity killers in a workplace. Don’t let it continue to plague your organization. In this talk based on her book “Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships,” Morag Barrett demonstrates the importance of quality working relationships and the impact they have on our personal and professional lives, and the company’s bottom line. Audiences will learn to navigate conflict in a way that increases collaboration and innovation and walk away with the tools needed to overcome any obstacle they face. Learn to assess the health of your professional relationships, deepen your connections with allies, and transform toxic ties with adversaries
Resilience: Moving from Surviving to Thriving
As we face crisis after crisis and are expected to work through them all, the word that defines this decade is “resilience.” In this interactive session, Morag Barrett offers four powerful secrets to building and nurturing resilience through turbulent times. (Spoiler alert: it isn’t about bouncing back.) Whether you’re struggling to balance work and family commitments, experiencing a toxic work environment, or burned out from something else entirely, this talk will help you find better days. Discover your specific emotional and situational tripwires that trigger stress and anxiety and learn to employ tactics to better care for yourself so you can move from barely surviving to truly thriving.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?: How to Hold On to Your Rock Stars
The Great Resignation has shown that company-branded trinkets and the occasional pizza party are no longer enough to retain top talent. Employees cannot be considered cogs in the machine if your business wants to succeed. The data are clear: happy employees are more productive, highly engaged, and less likely to leave. It’s in your best interest as a leader to create an environment where your team can thrive. Morag Barrett will guide the mental reframing necessary to shift from a WIFTC (What’s in it for the company?) perspective to a WIFYP (What’s in it for your people?) perspective. Audiences will leave equipped with practical tools to make meaningful connections with their teams, get to the root of why they’re struggling, and be genuinely committed to providing impactful solutions.