When developing keynote content, Dr. Michalski focuses on two main topics: Satisfaction and Authenticity. In both high energy keynotes, Erika backs her content with relevant research and provides tangible action items for audiences to use immediately.
In her "Neuroscience of Satisfaction" keynote, Dr. Erika Michalski shares with audiences what Mick Jagger and Keith Richards didn’t realize about satisfaction. Turns out you CAN get it … if you know how. Engagement is often driven by finding satisfaction in the process, so this session marries research from the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology as it invites audience members to consider how they are cultivating their own senses of satisfaction. Anchored in practical application and balanced with humor (and flecks of Erika's favorite accessory, glitter), this high energy session will leave audiences with a fresh perspective about satisfaction - both as it applies to their own life and as it applies to the organizational cultures they are part of.
Through her keynote "The Evolution of Authenticity", Dr. Michalski invites audiences to consider what lessons we can learn from evolution that apply directly to existing authentically. She invites audience members to consider how best to leverage who they are as they consider where they want to go. Erika brings her high energy and enthusiasm to lead this session helping audiences recognize the strengths they have and inviting them to assess how to make the most of them moving forward. Erika also manages to help you tap into some of that lingering junior high science knowledge by sharing thoughts on what we can specifically learn from mitochondria ... you know, "the powerhouse of the cell". It’s time to shift the mindset from "Who do I want to be like" to "Who am I and how can I put that into practice consistently”, and this session provides a frame work to help people navigate that shift!
Whether speaking virtually or in person, to small, intimate groups, or international conferences, Erika is ready to connect with your audience and enthusiastically equip them with small steps designed to make a substantial impact. Over her career, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to tailor her approach for everyone from high school and college students to K-12 teachers and administrators to corporate leaders navigating billion-dollar budgets to nonprofit volunteers and all audiences in between.
And, if these topics sound great, but a keynote isn't the right format, Dr. Michalski has also converted these program into larger, workshop sessions that she's facilitated virtually and in person for groups of all sizes.
If you do NOT want your audience to stay engaged, feel energized and empowered, or laugh … Erika is NOT the right choice to give a keynote at your next event.
But if you are looking for a fresh perspective, a well-crafted balance of research and practical application, and engaging charisma, this cheerleader has you covered!
Dr. Erika Michalski