Opening Keynote: Liane Davey

Expert on Building Effective Teams, Business Strategy Development & Building Leadership Effectiveness

Liane Davey creates powerful changes in top teams. The bestselling author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, Liane’s mission is to radically transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute, so they can achieve amazing things together. Her approach combines a keen expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics to increase the value organizations get from teamwork and collaboration.

Liane spent 17 years working in large consulting firms, and most recently was vice-president of Knightsbridge Leadership Solutions, where she was sought out by executives at some of North America’s leading financial services, consumer goods, high tech, and healthcare organizations. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review online and the host of the popular Change Your Team blog. She is also the co-author of Leadership Solutions, released in 2007.

Liane has served on the executive of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and as an evaluator for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo.