Randal Weidenaar

SHRM Event Speaker,
Culture Expert, Researcher,  Author

"Wow!! Randal was such a lively and engaging speaker. Loved this presentation and the energy he brought to it."

"Super, powerful session!"

 

"Refreshing and motivating!"

Watch this video of Randal's Keynote explaining VP Culture

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Absolutely powerful.
It was church!

This was unbelievable. The presentation was great and the message was even better. I have been a part of this annual event for many years and this was, by far, the best presentation for HR/Business success
I have seen. 

Absolutely the best session so far! Meaningful topic presented in a way that was very engaging.

List of SHRM Speaking Engagements

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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KY State SHRM

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KY State Conference

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Kentucky

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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MO State SHRM

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MO State Conference

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MIssouri

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Creating Psychologically Safe Teams

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FWHR Fort Worth

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Ft. Worth Strategic HR Week

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Ft. Worth, TX

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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NOLA SHRM

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Monthly meeting

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New Orleans, LA

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Allatoona SHRM

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Monthly meeting

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Allatoona, GA

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Grundy Will HRA

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Monthly meeting

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Joliet, IL

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Findlay Area HRA

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Monthly meeting

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Findlay, OH

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Carroll County SHRM

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Fall Conference

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Westminster, MD

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Springfield Area HRA

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Monthly meeting

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Springfield, MO

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Creating Psychologically Safe Teams

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HRACMO

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Monthly meeting

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Columbia, MO

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Eastern Shore SHRM

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Monthly meeting

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Salisbury, MD

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Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People

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Northeast Missouri SHRM

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Monthly meeting

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Hannibal MO

Titles of Talks

  • Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates all People 

  • Creating Psychologically Safe Teams

  • The Power of Emotional Science for Leaders

  • The Three Levels of Values that Guide Your Culture

  • Personality Science the Key to Understanding People

Randal Weidenaar 

Culture Expert, Researcher, 
Author, Consultant

Randal Weidenaar is the founder of the Ultimate Why. He founded it out of a passion to make organizations life giving places to be, where business and relationships thrive. His research indicated that when relationships are strong it fostered human thriving as well as fueling business growth. However, when human relationships were made secondary to the bottom line, it destroyed both the people and the bottom line.  The Ultimate Why was born to help organizations become people focused on putting people first and healthy relationships in the workplace. 

RESEARCHER

Randal is an organizational culture expert and researcher. In the process of authoring his book on organizational culture creation, he has surveyed a vast amount of literature and culture systems. This led him to scientifically-based solutions to improve corporate cultures. Randal has studied Dynamic Work Processes from MIT Sloan School of Management, Quantitative Social Research from the University of Amsterdam, and has a Specialization in Culture Driven Team Development from University of Pennsylvania.

CULTURAL EXPERT

Randal was educated in Europe and lived there for ten years. There, he worked with teams of diverse national backgrounds from every continent. His work brought him in contact with diverse socio-economic strata from Wall Street consultants to poverty-stricken refugees on the streets of Greece. Randal uses his cultural background to spot the norms and values that shape organizational cultures.

MARKETING MOTIVATOR

He owned the Chicago based Ergo Marketing Communications in the 90s and currently owns Notionfront Marketing. He has worked with major New York City firms, with non-profits, with large corporations like US Cellular and with local governments. Marketing gave him unique insights into the motivational heuristics that lie beneath the obvious. Additionally, this experience also brought him in contact with countless c-level executives and business cultures.

PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT

Randal is also the director of Grace Encounter an inner healing workshop. It is an immersive interactive workshop that helps people work through past wounding and personal issues. This gave him insight into the transformational power of intentionally structured workshops to bring personal growth.

RANDAL'S BOOK 

These four threads of research, culture, marketing and psychology wove together to form the powerful synthesis that resulted in Randal’s seminal work “The Ultimate Why”. The book is based on the one thing that motivates all people and cultures. His concepts work universally across cultures, backgrounds, and diverse workplaces.

Getting Started

Keynote Speaking

Randal's Keynote about the Ultimate Why will shift the way you will forever think about leadership and culture. 

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