Corina Walsh

An expert in emotional intelligence and employee engagement with a background in training and development, Corina Walsh has studied top corporate cultures for her book The Employee Engagement Blueprint. She now shows audiences how to build their leadership skills, master difficult conversations and create high performing teams.


Corina Walsh

Speaker Language(s):
Travels From:
St. John’s, NL
Price Range:
$5,000 – $7,500
Works In:

Fields of

  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Engagement
  • High Performance Teams
  • Leadership
  • Workplace Culture

The Engaged Employee Blueprint: How to Build a Workplace Culture Where Employees Thrive

In this keynote, Corina asks company leaders and managers a very important question – are your employees running out the door at 5 o’clock?

Engaging employees is an enormous challenge for companies and their leaders, costing employers hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lost productivity and crippling innovation. Often CEOs and business owners are aware of the problem yet can’t seem to increase the engagement levels of their employees.

In this passion-fueled keynote, Corina Walsh will share stories and strategies from companies that are known for their outstanding workplace culture such as Roma Moulding, 360insights, AbbyShot Clothing and more. She will also discuss some of the common pitfalls that companies fall into in their effort to create a ‘fun’ place to work for their employees. Finally, Corina will take the audience through her 6-step framework from her book, The Engaged Employee Blueprint, to show companies how they can engineer their own amazing workplace culture. Attendees will understand how to accelerate employee engagement and create a workplace where their employees can’t wait to come to work every day!

Leading from the Inside: How Safety Leaders Can Harness Emotional Intelligence to Build a Safer Workplace

Leaders play an important role in creating a safe workplace. The emotional intelligence of a company’s managers and leaders has been shown to have a direct impact on engagement and an employee’s connection to their own safety as well as the well-being of their colleagues. A deeper understanding of emotional intelligence will help companies and their leaders create a shift from simply talking about safety to leading collaborative discussions with employees and stakeholders.

When compliance driven safety isn’t working, companies need to know how to engage employees and build trust. In this session, safety managers and leaders will learn how to leverage emotional intelligence to foster meaningful connections to safety and move employees from an attitude of compliance to commitment.

Attendees will:

  • Identify their own leadership style in this interactive session to understand the positive and negative consequences that different leadership styles will have on the behavior of employees;
  • Learn strategies to leverage emotional intelligence to communicate and collaborate more effectively to build a deeper connection to safety among employees;
  • Learn the key elements of emotional intelligence that impact performance, a sense of psychological safety and trust, and other behaviours related to safety.

The EQ Advantage – How Companies Can Leverage Emotional Intelligence to Improve Leadership and Team Effectiveness

Companies’ today face many challenges in their effort to remain competitive and create a vibrant, healthy workplace where employees can thrive at the same time. Company leaders are facing increasing demands and greater pressures than ever before and IQ can only take them so far is fostering resilience and innovation. The increasing complexity of a 21st century workplace requires greater emotional competence in both leaders and employees to navigate these challenges.

In this engaging keynote full of stories, examples, and strategies leaders learn how to enhance leadership effectiveness by improving key emotional intelligence (EQ) skills and by learning about the impact that different leadership styles have on employee engagement and performance.

Attendees will learn:

  • How emotional intelligence impacts leadership and team effectiveness;
  • The benefits of situational leadership and the impact of using the wrong leadership styles can have on employee engagement and performance;
  • Strategies that HR professionals, managers, and business owners can use to create an emotionally intelligent company.

Dancing with Elephants: How to Manage Difficult Conversations with Ease

Difficult conversations are inevitable yet so often avoided due to uncertainty or a lack of confidence as to how to even begin the conversation. Whether you’re telling a client the project is over budget or providing critical feedback to an employee — how you handle difficult conversations will be a key factor in both business and career success. Knowing how to navigate a difficult conversation will ensure that you are able to have those challenging, yet important, conversations in a way that allows you to move important goals forward while preserving relationships.

During this engaging, humorous session, participants will shift their mindset and learn how to address the “elephant in the room” to handle difficult conversations with ease. Corina helps audiences realize that the success we are looking for is often found in our ability to have better conversations.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to shift their perspective to see difficult conversations as an opportunity to advance their careers and improve relationships;
  • The dynamic happening within every difficult conversation;
  • How to manage their own reaction as well as the fear and uncertainty that often come with difficult conversations.



Corina Walsh is an author, speaker, and President of her own company, Shift People Development. As a consultant and coach, she works with business owners and their teams to improve leadership and team effectiveness and build engaging workplace cultures. Corina has delivered her training programs and keynote addresses across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Corina is a blogger for the Huffington Post and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

She was a Top 50 Leader Under 40 in Atlantic Canada for 2015 and a YWCA Women of Distinction in Business for 2018. Corina published her first book, The Engaged Employee Blueprint, in 2017.


Want this speaker at your next event? 

Scroll to Top