Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Consultant on Employee Engagement
Former CHRO for 30+ Years, and National Speaker on Employee Recognition in Healthcare.
CPO, Organizational Logotherapist, Speaker, Author, and Radio Show Host
Reward Strategy Consultant, Employee Engagement Expert, Global Speaker, and Author
Dr. Rick Garlick has over two decades of employee experience research, beginning with his work at The Gallup Organization in the mid-90s. He has held leadership positions at Maritz CX, J.D. Power, and Magid, a boutique consumer insights and business consulting firm. In each of these positions, he focused on various aspects of the employee experience from talent selection to motivational strategies to understanding service culture dynamics that either facilitate or inhibit employee performance. He currently serves as Chief Research Officer for the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) where he oversees key employee motivation research initiatives that advance the science of the industry.
Dr. Bob Nelson has an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and a PhD in management and human behavior with the late, great Dr. Peter Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management,” at the Drucker Graduate Management School in Los Angeles where his doctoral dissertation was on “Factors that Encourage or Inhibit the Use of Employee Recognition by U.S. Managers.” He teaches for the MBA program at the Rady School of Management at the University of California in San Diego.
Jill Christensen is one of the most in-demand and highest-rated female virtual keynote and business inspirational speakers in the world today. Named a Top 200 Global Thought Leader to Watch and Top 101 Employee Engagement Influencer, she takes audiences on a journey that educates and inspires people to act. Jill has presented her proven strategy to re-engage employees to hundreds of thousands of people in 33 industries, 38 U.S. states, and 10 countries in the past five years.
Zachary Lipner, has over 30 years of experience in management and HR as a CHRO, consultant, mediator and arbitrator. He is recently retired after 32 years as Chief Human Resources Officer at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, the tallest affiliate in the RWJ Barnabas Health system and a major teaching hospital in Newark, NJ. Zach holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Legal Studies/Dispute Resolution. He has served on the Newark Workforce Development Board and created and led the HireNewark job readiness program.
Dr. Alise Cortez is the Chief Purpose Officer at Alise Cortez and Associates (management consulting specializing in meaning and purpose) and Chief Ignition Officer at Gusto, Now! (a multi-lingual e-learning platform with well-being and leadership courses). She is also an inspirational speaker, social scientist, author, and host of the Working on Purpose radio show. Having developed her expertise within the human capital / organizational excellence industry over the last 20 years, she is focused on helping companies, leaders, and individuals across the globe to live with “gusto” and make the most of their one, precious life. She is the author of Purpose Ignited: How Inspiring Leaders Unleash Passion and Elevate Cause, and the Curator of Passionately Striving in “Why”: An Anthology of Women Who Persevere Mightily to Live Their Purpose.
Every month, we share news, knowledge, and insight into what we believe is a pretty simple proposition: If you are “proud of your work and proud of your company,” you are more engaged, more productive, and more likely to stay with your company for the long haul.