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Leadership is not defined solely by titles or positions; it’s a profound responsibility.

Global Leadership Teams & Executives Rocking the Kashbox with Hannah Kay

Stanford University
Georgia Hospital Association
American Cancer Society
iHeart Radio

Hannah Kay Herdlinger


Hannah Kay Herdlinger covers the importance of attitudes in and out of the workplace and how their impact helps obtain desired results.

It can be delivered via keynote, breakout session, or both, covering the most critical behaviors for efficient and effective leadership.

The content will demonstrate the importance of attitudes that drive and control the positive behaviors desired in influential leadership.

Hannah Kay understands that we all have a drive to do something good. She’ll leave your audience with the inspiration and tactics you need to change the world in big and small ways.

Rock The Kashbox: Critical Behaviors of Effective Leaders

Audience Takeaways


K-A-S-H: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Habits

Most organizations and individuals spend lots of time and money developing the success factors on the left side of the box (knowledge and skills). But if they ignore the key factors on the right side (attitude and habits), they don’t get the payoff they desire.

Why? Because knowledge and skills, although essential for success, aren’t sufficient by themselves. Knowledge and skills must be coupled with positive attitudes and habits in order to bring about productive change. Success is a habit practiced every minute of every day.

More individuals and businesses fail and more employees are terminated because of poor attitudes and sloppy work habits than because of lack of knowledge and skills.

People grow and succeed when they are empowered and motivated by passion, perseverance, commitment, and other positive attitudes. On the other hand, people with negative attitudes resist the changes that lead to growth.

Success does not depend on how much knowledge you have, but rather how you apply that knowledge. Accomplishment is not the result of what you are able to do but of what you decide to do.

If you want to increase your success and maximize your potential, you must develop both sides of the Kashbox. If you tap into this resource, you and your company could succeed beyond your wildest dreams!

Spark Your Squad: 10.5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Audience Takeaways


When good people leave, your organization loses.

“I Quit!” How many times have you heard that phrase at your workplace?

Employee motivation is a critical aspect at the workplace, which leads to the performance of the organization, because our motivations drive our behavior.

Motivated employees are the ones who roll out of bed almost every morning feeling excited to go to work and take on new challenges.

Highly motivated employees are more productive, happier at work, more committed to the vision, better collaborators, and more likely to stay with the organization. 

Additionally, a higher level of motivation and productivity means a quicker and more profitable business.

One of your primary responsibilities as a leader is to assist those you lead in becoming the best they can be. When you assist others in becoming the best they can be, you are also helping yourself become the best you can be.

Your company’s most valuable asset is your people. Yet, this is probably your company’s most single-underdeveloped asset. Spark your squad by motivating your employees. Think of all the untapped potential within your company! If you tap into this resource, your company could succeed beyond your wildest dreams!


AH HA: Building Attitudes and Habits for Success

Audience Takeaways


To move ahead, you will have to confront your fears and doubts.

There’s considerable truth to the expression, “We are creatures of habit.” Most of what we do and think springs from habits we have formed during our lifetime.

Habits add a repetitive dimension to life that can sometimes become tedious and tiresome. But they are also extremely helpful. Habits allow us to accomplish a great deal with very little conscious effort.

But here’s the problem: sometimes we acquire bad habits. Our evaluation system classifies a habit as “successful” when in fact it may be counterproductive.

Attitudes are habits of thought that govern the way you relate to people and situations. You develop attitudes over time as you form opinions about how things should be, how people should act, and how various situations should be handled.

Your attitudes determine your success. They will either advance or hinder your creativity, your productivity, and your ability to relate to others.

To reach our goals, we don’t need to change others; we need to change ourselves. Others change as we change our thoughts about them.

All new experiences create some level of anxiety, doubt, and fear. To move ahead, you will have to confront your fears and doubts. You will have to understand the obstacles to change if you want to overcome them.

I can’t change your attitudes, behaviors, or habits you have developed over many years. But what I can do is raise your awareness of the problems by lowering the water or raising the iceberg so you can see it.


Hannah Kay Herdlinger was extraordinary.

Patricia Barnes-Bales,
VP, IT Leader, Wells Fargo

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Past Audiences

iHeart Radio
Wells Fargo
Stanford University
Georgia Hospital Association
Red Classic
American Cancer Society