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Keynote Speeches by Dr. Arin N. Reeves

Keynote Speeches to Inform, Inspire & Activate Change.  For over twenty years, Dr. Arin N. Reeves consistently delivers a dynamic, entertaining and thought-provoking message that will inspire and activate change for audiences across the world.  Blending her diverse backgrounds as a lawyer, a researcher, an academic, an author, and a consultant to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and large professional service firms to hospitals and governments, she tailors a unique message for each audience that engages them and moves them towards action.  The areas of differences covered by Dr. Reeves include: Racial/Ethnic Differences, Gender Differences, Generational Differences, Religious Differences, Sexual Orientation/Identity/Expression Differences, Differences in Physical Abilities, Cognitive Style Differences, and Cultural Differences.  Please see below and click on any of the icons below to see a list of recent keynote speeches.

Diversity &
Inclusion

Value Proposition for D&I
Implicit Bias & Bias Breakers
Inclusive Cultures & Teams
Cultural Flexibility Skills
D&I in Recruiting & Hiring Processes
D&I in Feedback & Evaluations Processes
D&I in Advancement & Leadership Processes

Leadership &
Collective Intelligence

Inclusive Leadership Models
Transformational Leadership for  D&I
Servant Leadership for D&I
Creating Inclusive Cultures in Changing Times
Collective Intelligence Leadership
Creating Innovative Cultures
Creating “People First” Cultures

Individual
Empowerment

Different & Successful by Design
The Leadership Advantage
Negotiating Implicit Biases for Success
Transforming Challenges into Success
Creating A High-Performance Mindset
Getting Great Feedback
Getting Great Mentors & Sponsors

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • One must even beware of too much certainty that the answer to life's problems can only be found in one way and that all must agree to search for light in the same way and cannot find it in any other way.

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

    Isaac Asimov
  • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.

    Deborah Tannen
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith
  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.