Intentional Self-Leadership + Inspirational Team Leadership = Invigorating Culture

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.

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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.

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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

Move To Grow / Self-Leadership Topics

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!


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to confront your fears.
  • Learn how to form your core values.
  • Learn how to pursue personal growth.
  • Learn how to visualize your preferred future.
  • Learn how to adopt a positive mindset.
  • Learn how to personalize your ambitions.
  • Learn how to exercise meaningful action.
  • Learn how to fulfill your ideal life.
  • Learn how to inspire fellow travelers.

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.


Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Learn how to do it afraid.
  • Learn how to set a deadline.
  • Learn how to commit to daily YOUzones.
  • Learn how to discover and do your 60-Xer.
  • Learn how to schedule your to-dos.
  • Learn how to say no.
  • Learn how to try new things.
  • Learn how to start consuming now.
  • Learn how to mentor up.
  • Learn how to recharge your battery.

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.

Move To Live Well Topics

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.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to define what work means to you.
  • Learn how to strive to match your personal and work values.
  • Learn how to be present and capture your most precious moments.
  • Learn how to create your ID, the intersection of your values.
  • Learn how to evaluate your work–life fusion with the following: Question of Passion and Move Matrix.
  • Learn how to spend as much time as you can enjoying your values.

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.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to build a life where you can get work done and stay healthy at the same time.
  • Learn how to overcome your foolish wellness habits.
  • Learn how to minimize stress by putting your primary diet ahead of your secondary diet.
  • Learn how to respect sleep and experience total relaxation every day.
  • Learn how to plan the FEW fundamentals.
  • Learn how to make better eating decisions.
  • Learn how to find your fit and move more.
  • Learn how to make drinking water a conscious decision.
  • Learn how to improve your employee’s quality of life at work.
  • Learn how to lead a culture of wellness and increase engagement.

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.

Move To Connect Topic

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.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them.
  • Learn how to connect with others authentically and patiently seek to understand them before speaking.
  • Learn how to be aware that our actions, tone, and style communicate far more than our words.
  • Learn how to step toward others relationally and emotionally by personalizing the message.
  • Learn how to build positive relationships through common interests and values.
  • Learn how to cut through the haze of complexity and bring simplicity and clarity to life’s issues.
  • Learn how to craft your communications appealingly so that you do not bore others.
  • Learn how to motivate and inspire people to contribute their utmost to the organization’s goals.


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.

Move To Develop Others Topics

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.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to influence and add value to others through trust.
  • Learn how to free people to reach their potential by feeding them encouragement, recognition, and hope.
  • Learn how to get others to think more highly of themselves.
  • Learn how to be impressed and interested, not impressive and interesting.
  • Learn how to look beyond your own position and experiences when dealing with others.
  • Learn how to stretch others to reach their full potential through personal growth.
  • Learn how to walk beside others through life’s difficulties until they can travel under their own power.
  • Learn how to initiate contact with others and meet them where they are.
  • Learn how to share you influence, position, and wisdom with others so that they can function at their best.
  • Learn how to multiply leaders.

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.


  1. Establishing Credibility as a Leader
  2. Setting and Completing Your Top Priorities at Work
  3. Generating Effective Conversations and Become an Adaptable Leader
  4. Assigning Work and Setting Expectations to Achieve Real Results
  5. Giving Frequent, Helpful Feedback with a Confidence-Boosting Tool — BEST SELLER!
  6. Boosting Employee Engagement within an Ecosystem
  7. Increasing Emotional Intelligence Under Pressure
  8. Leading Development Discussions, Not Performance Reviews — BEST SELLER!
  9. Driving Accountability for Results with a Game-Changing Model — BEST SELLER!
  10. Facilitating Engaging and Effective Meetings

Fit To Lead Certification

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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.

Move To Become a Team Topic

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.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to be better, faster, and stronger…together!
  • Learn why teamwork is so important.
  • Learn the impact of good teamwork.
  • Learn how your team can accomplish the dream.
  • Learn how to develop a team that lasts.
  • Learn the 9 characteristics of a good team.
  • Learn what it means to be a team player.
  • Learn how to go about building a winning team.
  • Learn how a weak player impacts the team.
  • Learn how to create positive energy on the team.
  • Learn how to harness the team’s creativity.
  • Learn how to achieve your team’s common goal.


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.