Opening Keynote

New Rules for Communication and Influence in the Modern Era
Henna Pryor, PPC

After a turbulent few years, the rules have changed for communicating and influencing people effectively. If you've ever found yourself facing resistance to your ideas - whether it's challenges in enrolling new members, persuading people to make a change, or innovating on a new approach - you're not alone. Even when we have a great idea or opportunity that will affect enormous change, we don't always get the reaction - or action - we're hoping for.

The reason? There's a LOT working against change, and most of it is intimately tied to human nature... and we often leave it unaddressed.

  • We spend the majority of our energy making our ideas and changes more compelling, more interesting, more attractive -- pouring on the fuel -- that we don't consider the frictions that are working against us.
  • Unless we have new strategies to address life's inherent awkward bumps and new ways to address these psychological forces living in tension, our ability to grow to our potential and overcome change will never be as successful as we hope, and this can be a huge barrier to getting what we WANT.

In this interactive session, we will uncover and explore the 4 main reasons why people resist change, and more importantly, how to overcome them to move our ideas, initiatives, and mission forward.

About Henna Pryor

Henna Pryor Henna Pryor, PCC is a highly sought after Workplace Performance Expert and an award-winning 2x TEDx and global keynote speaker, virtual presenter, team facilitator, and professional executive coach. Her clients call her their “secret weapon for impossible change,” an honor she wears proudly.

She does not accept excuses, and believes that the very qualities that have led high achievers to their current success are precisely what hold them back from even greater levels of accomplishment and personal fulfillment. She is known for her science-backed approach to improving the performance, habits, and actions of hungry high achievers - in her fun, no-nonsense, no-jargon way - to move them from their first level of success to their next one.
An accomplished speaker and trainer, she has been invited to speak twice for TEDx - in New York City and Wilmington, DE - and brings her expertise to a variety of global organizations including Google, Workday, FIS Global, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also been featured in articles for media including Forbes, Real Simple, Fast Company, and more.

Henna founded Pryority Group - a fast-growing performance growth firm - to expand on her belief that the key to most people’s success is leaning into awkwardness a little bit longer to skyrocket strategic risk-taking and be braver in the work that we do. Throughout a 14 year career in staffing, Henna broke multiple records and successfully matched over 1,000 finance and accounting professionals into new opportunities, with companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 global organizations. While there, she won Rookie of the Year, Performer of the Year, and was a perennial top 10% performer, earning the attention of several publications, podcasts, and more.

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