Keynote Speaker and Organizational Change Expert

Are your people prepared for change?Or will you experience:
  • high turnover?

  • diminished morale?

  • team frustration?

 Learn immediately actionable ideas to get business ready for change!

Watch April in Action

Contact: 281-7614

Meet April

April works with organizations to prepare people for change and create a positive workplace. Her Keynotes and programs resonate with front line staff as well as leaders.

April believes that no one should have to suffer through an unorganized, poorly managed change and the resulting negativity. Preparing for change with a people centered focus helps realize the benefit of the change.

One of the “First 100” Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) certified by the Association of Change Management Professionals, April is also a PMP, Project Management Professional and Past President of the Michigan National Speakers Association. April has been profiled in Time Magazine, The New York Times and is author of Change Management DIY and Springboard to Success.

April's Programs

Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace

Breaking the 7 Habits of Negativity and Other Secrets of Getting Along.

Turnover, stress related illness & disengagement are signs of a problematic workplace and according to the most recent Gallup polls, nearly 70% of employees are unhappy or disengaged at work.
This presentation provides humorous insight into the 7 habits of negativity, including tips to stop gossip, techniques for getting along with others and strategies to reap the many benefits of a positive and engaged workforce.

-Discover actionable strategies to help re-route negative behaviors.
-Learn how to eliminate negative contagion to improve workplace culture.
-Develop a six-step approach to share a positive vision and increase job satisfaction.

READY, Set, Change!

Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change. Based on April's #1 Bestselling Book!

Organizational Change Management is defined as moving an organization and its stakeholders from the current state to a future state.
READY, Set, Change! provides a framework which compliments traditional organizational change initiatives with an intense focus on advanced preparation and integrated support. Discover a simpler, faster approach to help individuals and organizations adopt change, to ensure business objectives are met.

-Describe the benefit and develop the change narrative to help people get onboard with change.
-Identify stakeholder groups and use targeted support to address change resistance.
-Use the READY, Set, Change! five-point model to increase change adoption and initiative success.

Change Management DIY

How to lead successful change when you have to Do-It-Yourself.

Productivity loss is significant with poorly managed change. As unprepared employees struggle with the changed environment they experience disengagement which may result in high turnover, negativity and frustration, as well as the use of shadow systems or manual workarounds.
Preparing people to quickly adopt and use the change, whether it is technological, cultural or a programmatic can make the difference between success and failure.
Learn expert tips and techniques to successfully lead change.

-Why using organizational change management increases engagement and project success
-How to use tools and techniques to build your change management plan
-How to leverage your training skills to lead successful change

Springboard Consulting

Poorly managed change decreases productivity and morale, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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“April spoke for us most recently on the topic of change management. Not only was she very engaging and extremely knowledgeable about this topic, but she also gave attendees actionable steps they could take with them and use in their work environment.
I would highly recommend April as a speaker for your group or organization. She’s knowledgeable about her topics and a great and engaging speaker.”

-Diane Fox
President of the Association for Talent Development Detroit

“April came out and spoke with our group last week about breaking negative habits and leading a positive workplace. This is the first time in a long time that I can remember our attendees walking out and thanking us for finding someone who really engage them and addressed a problem that they’re having at work. It was really fantastic and we highly recommend her.”

-Jen DeGregorio
Administrative Manager for University Event Planners

April presented to a small group on Change Management and a much larger group on Culture.  What I noticed about April is her unique ability to connect with the audience and to adapt her talking points to the needs of the group.  She effectively draws upon her vast knowledge using humor and intellect to engage with the group.

Caryn Bedford, SPHR, CPC |Director, Employee Experience & Engagement