Derek Deprey brings his expertise on organizational culture, employee engagement, and leadership development to thousands of people each year. Whether you’re rolling out a new initiative or seeking a thought-provoking, energizing, and engaging keynote speech or workshop, Derek can help.
Derek’s live events are always customized and personalized to specifically address your organizational, cultural, and leadership challenges and opportunities. Delivery can be tailored from entry-level to C-level audiences. Derek is committed to bringing energy and delivering actionable content. Every one of his audiences laugh and learn at the same time.
Derek speaks on an array of motivational and inspirational topics that all lead to one common goal… Creating Energized and Effective Cultures! His philosophy is simple:
Intentional Self-Leadership + Inspirational Team Leadership = Invigorating Culture
Topics include, but are not limited to, leadership development, teamwork, work-life balance, culture, productivity, customer service, and stress management.
Derek’s collaborative approach allows him to tailor all of his presentations to meet your organization’s specific needs. Whether he’s incorporating original research, tweaking the length, or customizing the delivery method—virtual or in person—his goal is to facilitate the outcome you desire. Keep in mind that Derek can present the main topics as keynotes or all of the topics as two-hour and/or half-day workshops. Here are Derek’s suggested solutions where he can help your organization move to the next level. Simply click on each “Move” for specific topics, descriptions, and learning objectives.
01 | Move to Grow / Self-Leadership
Derek’s Move to Grow / Self-Leadership keynotes and workshops include topics related to the following categories: Self-Leadership, Time/Life Management, Productivity, Live Your Passion/Purpose, and Employee Engagement/Retention
Every day, we move in one direction or another. We’re free to choose from endless possibilities. Only you can choose the direction for the rest of your life. Whether you are a seasoned executive, emerging leader, stay-at-home parent, or college student, frustration is inevitable. Now is the time for you to SHIFT from, “I’m so busy and stressed,” to, “I’m living my ideal life right now.” In this presentation, Derek will teach you a 5-gear process that you can apply in your personal and professional lives. Each gear will uniquely move you from frustrated to fulfilled. Through powerful questions and compelling exercises, you’ll discover how to make today the day you are inspired to change. It’s your next move!
Carefully look over all of the things that you and want to do. Will you commit to action on the big priorities? The way to get started is to bridge the gap between being busy and being productive. In this presentation, Derek will help you design every minute of your work and life activities with 10 gap-closing behaviors. You’ll go from, “I’m swamped and stressed,” to, “I’m laser-focused and effective.” You’ll walk away confident keeping up with your organization’s constant growth and change.
02 | Move to Live Well
Derek’s Move to Live Well keynotes and workshops include topics related to the following categories: Work-Life Balance, Wellness, Stress Management, Employee Effectiveness, and Quality of Life.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. It’s time to become the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. In this presentation, Derek will show you how to create a lasting ID that you actually admire and respect. Contrary to popular belief, you can fulfill your ideal life while executing your passions. You’ll stop separating your passions and priorities from life demands. Instead, you’ll learn how to apply work–life fusion vs. work–life balance. With integrated living, you’ll be happier, healthier, and wealthier.
In today’s world, we know that a commitment to wellness has a positive impact on everything. However, making a deep commitment to health and fitness can be challenging. In this workshop, Derek will teach you how to dial up brainpower, productivity and energy levels by managing stress, sleep, food, exercise and water. You’ll learn how leading by example can increase your team’s overall wellness engagement. You’ll learn why a nurturing environment will set up conditions to allow everyone to be their best. Choose to make wellness a part of your organization’s DNA once and for all. Together, we can build lives where we can work hard and stay healthy at the same time.
03 | Move to Connect
Derek’s Move to Connect keynotes and workshops include topics related to the following categories: Culture, Attitude, Employee Engagement, Customer Service, Giving Feedback, and Difficult Conversations.
If you want to succeed and influence others, you must learn how to connect with people. While it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In this workshop, Derek will show you how to get the message across by building a bridge to others. He will point out that cultivating relationships is every bit as important to effective communication as crafting the message. Derek will share four principles and four practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting that will give you the edge.
04 | Move to Develop Others
Derek’s Move to Develop Others keynotes and workshops include topics related to the following categories: Employee Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Culture, Employee Retention, and Train the Trainer.
What separates a great leader from a good one? The best leaders invest their time and resources in equipping others to rise up to their best as leaders. With power-packed strategies and time-tested advice, Derek defines the win-win climate created when leaders proactively mentor those around them. He will carefully walk you through a progression of four stages: modeling, motivating, mentoring, and multiplying. This workshop will help you catapult your organization, and the people within it, to greater success.
Derek is much more than a speaker. He is also in the trenches as a manager at one of the top health and fitness clubs in the country. Over the past decade, Derek has learned that employee effectiveness is strongly related to how employees are led by their direct supervisors. Most well-led employees produce exceptional results, while poorly-led employees produce mediocre results. For that reason, Derek has packaged all of his leadership expertise into the one leadership development solution for your organization called Fit to Lead.
Fit to Lead is a practical solution designed to give your directors, managers, and team leaders the tools to improve or refresh their leadership skills. This creates a cultural shift of increased employee effectiveness, engagement, and retention – and, therefore, increased ROI and revenue for your organization. Your team will learn the foundational skills that every leader needs to know in a very practical, interactive, and thought-provoking way.
So what is the path to creating AND sustaining a strong leadership culture? It takes an organization to believe that success stems from investing in and developing their people. Fit to Lead consists of the following ten 2-hour workshops. Keep in mind that Derek can certify leaders at your organization to be Fit to Lead, which allows you to reproduce leaders and scale leadership development.
05 | Move to Become a Team
Derek’s Move to Become a Team keynotes and workshops include topics related to the following categories: Collaboration, Accountability, Culture, and Employee Engagement.
Everyone is part of a team. If you are married, you and your spouse are a team. If you are employed, you and your colleagues are a team. If you give your time to an organization, you are part of a team of volunteers. And while everyone knows teamwork is a good thing, you may not know how it really works. In this easy-to-get-it approach, Derek reveals the process of building a winning team, making it simple to grasp, retain and put into practice. Whether you are a leader or team member, this workshop will inspire you to dive into and enjoy the process of team building.
Derek understands the challenge of finding the right speaker. In his role as the Director of People & Service at one of the top health and fitness clubs in the country, he is responsible for hiring speakers and trainers. Like you, Derek researches a number of prospects to ensure the right fit. For that reason, he created a Pre-Event Speaking Questionnaire to make it easy for you to get the information you need to make the best decision possible.
Derek realizes that the success of many events comes down to the quality of its speakers and trainers. If they are engaging, people will talk about the event for years. If they are boring, participants will dread the next one. Derek is committed to partnering with you, and he is honored that you are considering him for a future event.
I can't wait to go home and share with my husband. It would be interesting for us to work through the five gears and learn what we each need for becoming fulfilled.
If Derek was the last speaker I ever heard, I would be fulfilled. He was electrifying.
Derek does his homework and knows his audience. The way he personalizes his presentation to the people in the room I have only seen paralleled by Stephen M. R. Covey.
Derek has an infectious presence! He is on fire for contributing to the effectiveness and fulfillment of people. Derek has a passion for gathering knowledge from some of the most inspirational thought leaders of our time….and then transferring it (supported by his own life experiences) to others. I’ve participated in Derek’s professional development sessions, and he has a great talent in front of a group. He is knowledgeable, encouraging and a great teacher
Derek brings an amazing amount of energy and professionalism to everything he does. As a communicator and speaker, his confidence, enthusiasm and sincere interest in his topic and audience are obvious. He is terrific!