Crystal Kadakia

Inspire your team to embrace change and innovation with Crystal Kadakia, speaker, company culture changemaker, and disruptor of traditional approaches.

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Breakthrough Burnout Together
The truth is we are all tired. Facing the reality of widespread burnout is the first step to overcoming it. In this talk, I share what’s making us so tired, how to conquer energy drains, and how to change the paradigm together. Inspiring and team building, this talk will help create a new vision of every day work in the hybrid VUCA world.
• Spark your awareness of how living in a digital world both enables and disables productivity & happiness
• Consider challenges like Mindless Doing, Disconnected Relationships, and Act “As If” Loyalty
• Learn how to empower yourself & your team, rather than be held hostage by the constant environmental challenges
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Practical Acts of Inclusion
While there’s barriers to inclusion, we all know exist, the real problem is that it’s a near-impossible challenge to train the worst of human nature out. To achieve inclusion, we have to learn where, when, and how we shine at inclusion already and put systems in place to intentionally make these happen every day. Inclusion is a complex capability that I believe is not built through hearing greater information. This is a generative talk in which the audience participates in activities to process and internalize the insights being shared. This talk builds culture, bridges, and new relationships.
• Discuss thinking and acting for diversity vs thinking and acting for inclusion on a day-to-day basis
• Identify and practice strengths already used by each individual audience member to build inclusion
• Identify a key practice to take back to build inclusion into every day
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Social Equations for Stem/Tech Professionals
Technical talent contributes a big lift to society. But do we do them justice? Not only do they have to have the know-how to think through extremely complex, analytical challenges, they then have to navigate equally complex social dynamics to get their solutions out there. Given my background as a chemical engineer, I know that technical work is too important to not be heard effectively – it slows down bringing vital innovations to market.
In this talk, I bring new energy to technical talent by shortcutting some of the most frequent and career-impacting social situations. Based on my latest book, Social Equations, this talk can be customized towards particular problems you’d like insight on for your audience.
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Marketing & Movement Building with Learning
Building a movement around a new idea or product? Get a different perspective on marketing and communication campaigns from the lens of learning.
I believe that every moment of effective communication needs a moment of learning. That’s why how people learn can make a difference to movement builders and business professionals.
In this talk, I draw on my work on the Learning Cluster Design model, a leading modern learning design method in the training industry, to inspire new thinking for communication, marketing, and community builders. This is an interactive keynote, where attendees can have a project in mind and can apply the inspiration they hear.
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The Millennial Myth
Believe it or not, we are all guilty of the habits young talent are often accused of: low attention span, constant multitasking and distraction, overwhelmed by information overload, lack of loyalty and more.
Change the conversation about Millennials and Gen Z for your team – stop talking in circles and make forward progress instead.
Based on the Amazon bestseller, The Millennial Myth, in this talk, you will not only change your mind on the five biggest myths about young generations, but learn how to navigate today’s digital mindset and behaviour.
• Move beyond the notion that generational differences are the source of today’s workplace woes
• Build compassion for and bridges with employees who have grown up in a digital world
• Discover relationship, management and leadership practices that apply to all generations and talent of the future
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Crystal Kadakia | Speaker Biography

What is the possibility of difference? That is the question Crystal has been urging organizations to consider worldwide through her PepTalks, books, and consulting work. It's a question that encourages us to move away from the conventional approach to change and instead embrace the unique aspects that each change brings. By focusing on reframing and operationalizing cultural, technological, and generational changes, Crystal goes beyond the typical discussions about the future of work. Her aim is to inspire leaders to transform their businesses and thrive in this newly disrupted world.

Crystal has delivered her message to companies such as FedEx, Intel, Indeed, Nobu Hospitality, and Wells Fargo, earning numerous accolades over the years, including being a two-time TEDx speaker, Power 30 Under 30 awardee, CLO Learning in Practice recipient, and the ATD One to Watch. The key to her success? Rather than being demotivated by change, Crystal ignites significant shifts within organizations by inspiring a re-imagination of the workplace and exploring the potential of the different changes that are inevitable in today's environment.

If you're seeking to re-energize your business or invigorate your team to take them to the next level, it's time to level up with Crystal, the ultimate company culture changemaker.

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