Talks and Workshops for Washington State Government and Beyond

Here’s what people are saying about presentations from Results Washington on making work and government more human:

“Compelling.” “I’m a believer; thank you!” “Amazing!”

“Thank you for speaking boldly for more love in the workplace.”

Contact us to discuss bringing a workshop or talk to your state agency to support cultivating a more human-centered workplace.



May 6, 2019 - Talk for Labor and Industry’s Change Coalition.

May 7, 2019 - Discover Commerce: Human Centered Leadership workshop sessions

May 10, 2019 - Washington State Chapter of International Association of Workforce Professionals Conference Keynote on Making Work More Human and Interactive Workshop on A Human Workplace.

May 17, 2019 - A Human Workplace Seattle - Inaugural gathering, Love and Fear in the Workplace - This event is full, but if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for May 17 or on the Seattle mailing list for future gatherings, please send an email to

May 31, 2019 - A Human Workplace Olympia: Psychological Safety - register here!

June 28, 2019 - A Human Workplace Olympia gathering: topic to be determined.

July 16, 2019 - Keynote for Inter-agency Committee for State Employed Women’s Annual Meeting.

August 14, 2019 - Present on A Human Workplace at DSHS DDA’s Residential Provider’s Conference. 27,

August 27, 2019 - Workshop at Annual Conference for Inter-agency Committee for State Employed Women

October 8 and 9, 2019 - Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference

October 10, 2019 - ATD Olympia Area Networking Group talk



May 1, 2019 - Labor and Industries Capstone talk on human-centered leadership, finding voice and the courage to change.

April 30, 2019 - Make Work More Human workshop for the Office of Administrative Hearings.

April 26, 2019 - A Human Workplace Olympia gathering; topic to be determined.

April 25, 2019 - Key Note Speech at the Department of Corrections Annual Agency Awards.

April 17, 2019 - A Human Workplace Train the Trainer with the Department of Ecology’s facilitator community.

March 22, 2019 - A Human Workplace Olympia gathers, topic is to be announced.February 22, 2019 - A Human Workplace Olympia features a gathering exploring “Gratitude All Year Long.”

March 20, 2019 - Workshop for Toxic Cleanup Program Leadership Offsite, Department of Ecology.

March 11, 2019 - The Governor’s Distinguished Management Association and Results Washington present: The Art and Science of Human-Centered Leadership.”

February 25, 2019 - “Make Work More Human: An Interactive Workshop” for Western State Hospital.

February 7, 2019 - “Make Work More Human: An Interactive Workshop” for Western State Hospital.

January 25, 2019 - A Human Workplace Olympia gathering on “Cultivating Resilience for 2019.”

January 22, 2019 - Talk on Human-Centered Leadership” with the Department of Commerce Management Team.

January 8, 2019 - Presentation exploring “Lean and a Human-Centered Workplace” with the Department of Social and Health Services Learning and Development Council.

December 14, 2018 - A Human Workplace Olympia hosts a workshop, “Bring Your Whole Self to Work.”

December 13, 2018 - Speaking and participating in the Leadership Development Class for Department of Social and Health Services Rehabilitation Administration, Olympia.

December 3-6, 2018 - Lean in the Public Sector International Conference, delivering workshops, keynote, and panel in San Francisco. 

November 14, 2018 - Shared about Making Work More Human and a personal leadership story with Labor and Industry’s Leadership Capstone Program session, Olympia. 

November 8, 2018 - Washington State Traffic Safety Commission All Staff gathering, Olympia. 

November 6 and 7, 2018 - Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference, offering two sessions, "A Human Workplace: What’s at the Center of Your Work?” and “A Human Workplace: Does Love Belong at Work?"

November 1 - AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence,) San Diego: "Make Work More Human: The People Side of Quality Improvement." 

October 31, 2018 - Guest lecture on “Leading a Human Workplace” at California State University San Marcos for Lecturer David Berry’s Leadership class.

October 22, 2018 - DSHS-Developmental Disability Administration Office of Compliance, Monitoring, and Training, Webcast on Make Work More Human.

October 3, 2018 - Washington State Office of Financial Management Forum: Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Training delivered with Jessica Zinda, DSHS Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

September 27, 2018 - Washington State Department of Labor and Industry, Administrative Services Division All Staff talk in Olympia. 

September 6, 2018 - Washington Student Achievement Council All-Staff Meeting, Olympia.

September 5, 2018 - Washington State HR Lunch and Learn in Olympia: What's at the Center of HR Work? 

August 21, 2018 - Opening Workshop and Key Note on Empathy for United States Army Regional Health Command Pacific Warriors Care and Transition Summit, Joint Base Lewis McChord. 

July 30, 2018 - Make Work More Human presentation and discussion with the Washington State Department of Corrections Executive Strategy Team, Olympia.

July 18 and 19, 2018 - Lean Enterprise Institute and Lean Frontiers' Lean Coaching Summit, Seattle, presenting "Creating the Conditions for Lean Coaching: A Human-Centered Approach" with Hollie Jensen from Results WA. 

June 12 and 13, 2018 - Washington State’s Foundation for Healthcare Quality Annual Meetings Key Note Talks for Cardiac COAP and Obstetrics COAP, Seattle

June 6, 2018 - Washington State HR Professionals Monthly Meeting, Olympia.

May 23 and 24, 2018 - Executive Leadership Team ("Team One") for the Department of General Services, State of Pennsylvania, Make Work More Human, Running the Business of Government, What's at the Center of Your Work? with Darrell Damron, Harrisburg, PA. 

April 24, 2018 - Canadian Lean Summit, Fredericton, New Brunswick - Such a pleasure to speak to a standing room only group of 140+ fellow public servant from governments all over Canada while I was on vacation in the Maritimes of Canada! ;)

February 21 and 22, 2018 - Washington State Department of Health's Office of Nutrition Services, Olympia. Speaking to staff and then to supervisors, sharing the Make Work More Human message with reflection, discussion and synthesis activities. 

February 16, 2018 - Washington State Governor's Distinguished Manager's Association Key Note, Olympia. Invited back to speak again, this time on the research and insights of A Human Workplace and Make Work More Human, along with rich dialogue and questions afterward from the group.

December 11, 2017 - LA County's Internal Services Division Semi-Annual Leadership Key Note, Los Angeles. More than 125 leaders from LA County's Internal Services Division heard the message of Make Work More Human as part of their semi-annual leadership retreat. 

December 5 and 6, 2017 - Canadian Institute's Lean Process Improvement in the Public Sector, Toronto. It was a pleasure to return to Toronto for the Canadian Institute's Lean Conference and provide the key note address, Creating the Conditions for Lean: Driving out Fear and Building a Human-Centered Workplace

October 17 and 18, 2017 - Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference, Tacoma. Speaking to more than 400 people at two conference breakout sessions, sharing the research and message of more love and less fear as the path to Make Work More Human.

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