Employeepreneur: Attracting and Retaining the Business-Minded Employee

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Workplace Application: Attendees will learn the impact of recruiting employees who manage their careers like a business.

The best and the brightest employees have a name: employeepreneurs. Employeepreneurs are employees who manage their careers like a business. They take initiative, are innovative and are more productive, but they need the right environment to thrive. Let's talk about how to find, attract and retain the employeepreneur.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most productive and efficient employees.
  • Create a culture that fosters and attracts employeepreneurs.
  • Develop leaders that effectively manage employees who view their careers as a business.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 2:15pm to 2:35pm

Dethra U. Giles

Dethra U.

Three time TEDx speaker, international keynote speaker, executive coach, and award-winning author that has a track record of taking teams from functioning poorly and making them top producers.  Clients call her “University tested, and industry approved.” Her unique blend of advanced education and industry experience positions her to provide maximum impact to executives and high potential teams. 

Having worked with clients like MARTA, Kaiser Permanente, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Army Corp of Engineers, and the Salvation Army, Dethra takes her education and years of experience and turns them into results driven actions for her clients.

According to her, every organization has what it needs for optimum performance; her job is to make what is already there work in a way it had not worked before.  By optimizing employee performance, organization structure and leadership Dethra makes magic happen within organizations.

She is a top-rated speaker for National SHRM (Society of Human Resources Managers) and an expert at delivering presentations that help build leaders, accountable teams and increase productivity.

She holds a BA in English and Spanish, an MBA, and a Masters of Science in Conflict Management. She has served as adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute, Georgia State University, Mercer University, and as a faculty member for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses and the Tory Burch Foundation.

According to Dethra, her job is to deliver real results to her clients by developing actionable strategies, optimizing performance, and eliminating distractions.

Smart Stage: Forum 118
Session Type: 
Smart Stage
Business Acumen
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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