Speaker Kimberly  Douglas Creativity and building effective, experienced teams

Kimberly Douglas, SPHR, is a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years of experience building the effectiveness of teams. Her unique ability to read group dynamics and think "on the fly" is a product of her natural talent and applied lifelong learning. After earning a Masters degree in industrial/organizational psychology, she received her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) for Life. Kimberly is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Hogan Assessment Suite, and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)-three of the world's leading assessment tools.


  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Teambuilding


$7000 - $10500

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Creativity and building effective, experienced teams

Prior to founding FireFly eleven years ago, Kimberly served as a corporate HR executive in several companies, including Coca-Cola, where she facilitated strategic planning and leadership team effectiveness for the USA Marketing organization. As Vice President of Human Resources for an entrepreneurial healthcare company, she was accountable for developing and executing on the HR strategic business plan. She gained her broad-industry knowledge and expertise through her role as a Director with the international management consulting firm, Hay Group.

Kimberly is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and is a sought after speaker at meetings and conferences. Her book, The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results, was recently published by Wiley.

Lighting the Way to the Mountain:

Catapult Effectiveness and Capture Creativity as You Plan For the Future
Determine what road your team is on and laser-focus on the mountain in the distance you are trying to climb.
Swat the SWOT with the higher-efficacy Force Field analysis.
Learn the collaborative way, and create an action plan like you’ve never had before!
With today’s scarcity of resources, the value of strategic planning is not only deciding what you will do, but also deciding what you will not do. Based on Kimberly’s recently released book, The Firefly Effect, this high-energy, high-impact program describes the process for engaging your committee, team or company in creating a compelling picture of success and a road map for getting there. During this program, Kimberly will demonstrate:

How to identify the mission or role of your team and determine the team’s vision.

Replace the flawed SWOT analysis with Force Field analysis to identify the critical few priorities worthy of your limited resources and define success for each one.
Use an interactive approach to create an action plan for the team and for each member.
White-Hot Innovation Igniters: Five Ways to Spark Creativity and Channel it into Tangible Business Results
Discover how to prevent leaders from keeping too tight a lid on the jar.
Learn a proven process to search for untapped talent on your team.
Know how to encourage productive conflict – a.k.a “creative abrasion
The recession is in full swing and companies everywhere are feeling the pain. Shrinking budgets, sweeping layoffs and a smothering malaise likely have settled over your workforce, and even the most optimistic leader is wondering, Is there an end to this particular tunnel?

Innovation is your ticket out of this recession. Companies that can produce innovative ideas – good, workable innovative ideas – will be able to adapt to the new realities we face.

Innovation is everyone’s job now, not just R&D or marketing. Business realities demand it. And the heart of innovation, of course, is people working together eagerly, intelligently and productively.

This presentation will ensure that you have five proven strategies for creating the culture and employee engagement critical making innovation happen in your company.

The Firefly Owners Club:

Secrets for Kindling Accountability in the People Who Make the Magic
Inspire individual responsibility within teams
Stimulate brainstorming, not “blamestorming”
Motivate people to approach work as leaders, not victims
Who dropped the ball? When are my people going to learn how to communicate? Why can’t this team ever get it right?

Transforming finger pointing into positive, problem-solving action begins with the questions we ask ourselves.

Using lessons learned from real-life client engagements and captured in her book, The Firefly Effect, Kimberly will share with you the tools and best practices for increasing engagement within your organization.

Whether you are the team leader or a team member, you’ll know the deep satisfaction of taking responsibility for your own life and reaching higher levels of productivity and results.

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