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Red Ladder Keynotes


Looking for a keynote for a business or association event? Almost any Red Ladder workshop or seminar can be customized into a keynote presentation.  Below are a several keynote presentations currently available.  For custom keynotes, contact us at .

Breaking Barriers: Climbing the Corporate Ladder™
As a woman in banking or financial services, have you ever wondered why there aren’t more women ensconced in the executive suite? Since over seventy-five percent of the 1.4 million people working in commercial banking today are women, you should. With over a dozen years of banking experience and numerous interviews with executive women in banking, Regina Barr will share insights on the key barriers that impact a woman’s ability to climb the proverbial ladder of success as well as the strategies for overcoming them. Participants will utilize this information to develop an action plan for creating their own pathway to success in the corporate realm.

Dynamic Communications™: Someday it "Should" Get Easier and Other Communication Myths   NEW!

Taking the time to understand the different behaviors of people is the key to effective communication. Discovering how to communicate more effectively will enable you to achieve greater results.

Participants will:

  • Learn some tools and skills to prepare for interactions with other styles
  • Build an awareness of different styles
  • Gain personal and professional insight
  • Have fun!

This experiential program is available in 30 – 60 minute segments.

*Red Ladder is a licensed distributor through Target Training International (TTI). Continuing education credits (CEU) are available for attending this program which has been reviewed and approved through Target Training International by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). One contact hour = 0.1 CEU.

Expect the Unexpected: How to Think on Your Feet Without Getting Knocked Over™
Success in business is equal parts inspiration, perspiration, and improvisation. Participants will learn simple improvisation techniques that will help them be more agile, creative and confident in successfully handling the unexpected -- no matter what the business situation.

Female Perspectives in Leadership™
Participants will learn about women's ways of leading and examine the critical areas where women make all the difference. Through real life examples, participants learn how to break down barriers so that they may embrace their own personal leadership style and why vision and voice will be critical for leadership success in the new economy!

Inflate Your Success™
Participants will learn the key factors to personal and professional success. Plus, receive practical tips from a leader who knows that the true power of success resides in one place – you!

Up is Not the Only Way™
Feeling stuck in your quest to climb the corporate ladder? This program focuses on the current work environment, the new employment contract, and the birth of the free agent.  Learn the impact this has on corporate careers and how you can create a plan and still to move ahead in a work environment where up is no longer the only way in creating career success.

Overview of Clients and Programs Delivered


American Express
The Tests of Leadership, Minneapolis, MN

Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Your Professional ROI, Minneapolis, MN.

Illinois Bankers Association
Leading When You're Not the Boss, Oak Brook, IL

Minnesota Department of Revenue
Generations in the Workplace, Minneapolis, MN

North Carolina Banker's Association
Breaking Barriers: Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Greensboro, NC

Power of I Conference
Inflate Your Success, Bloomington, MN

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