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Revitalize your workplace culture with powerful keynotes, workshops and presentations delivered at your meetings and conferences.


Culture transformations don’t happen overnight.

It takes months, sometimes even years, of hard work. Change can be intimidating, and the roots of culture run deep. To create lasting culture change in your organization, you need to be able to inspire your team to want to help change it. And that’s exactly what our expert speakers do. 

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Inspirational & Practical Advice

We know exactly how to inspire and motivate change in your audience. But there’s more: we also give guided, practical steps for implementing lasting change.

Interactive Presentations

Tired of stagnant presentations with one-way communication? Our speakers use engaging interactive pieces to boost audience engagement and drive key points home.

Associations, Providers, Boards

Our presentations can be tailored to fit many different groups, from large associations to small interactive board presentations.

Our Clients


Sample Presentation Topics

Our presentations focus on growing positive work cultures by exploring a range of related topics. All topics can be customized and adapted to fit a keynote, breakout session or workshop.

Reigniting passion and purpose in exhausted team members to keep doing this important work

Tired to Inspired

You came into the aging services field wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, but after a few years you found yourself feeling more tired than inspired! That’s especially true after 2020. In this powerful presentation, you’ll discover the astonishing underlying cause of the fatigue that so often turns the most idealistic and well-intentioned team members into part of the problem. You’ll find out how doing the right thing, in every sense of the word will have the hearts of your team brimming with the love and enthusiasm that led them into aging services in the first place. You’ll take an exhilarating round trip from tired to inspired and return filled with new ideas and concepts, and a simple but amazingly effective system to raise and sustain everyone’s energy.

Caring for each other to build a culture of caring for all to enjoy

Courage to Care

Many of us join the field of aging services because we feel called to this rewarding work. Accepting responsibility and providing compassionate care to those who need it most is the greatest gift. It provides us with joy, satisfaction and personal fulfillment. However, caring for others can become exhausting when you don’t have the support of your co-workers. It’s just a matter of time before we find ourselves burned out!
In this unique and powerful presentation, you’ll discover why having the courage to care requires more than just showing up every day. It requires us to first and foremost care deeply, not just for our residents, but for one another. It takes great courage to do the right thing and is necessary to help us transform aging services to what we want it to become. Through loving and connecting with one another, we will build relationships with all those around us. You will learn how building up our field’s reputation is necessary to attract and retain staff whose hearts are motivated by love and with enthusiasm. You’ll hear stories of a caring and compassionate nurse who learned the importance of how caring extends beyond our patients. When everyone in your organization has the courage to care, despite what happens around them, you create a beautiful environment for everyone. The change starts with you!

Investing in culture to put an end to expensive and frustrating outcomes

The Culture Cure

As the competition for exceptional team members continues to intensify, it has become an absolute necessity to intentionally focus on your desired culture. How do you do this? Through explicitly defining and living the values of your organization! To not only survive, but thrive, in these challenging times, your values have to come to life through each interaction your team has with their fellow team members, those you serve and other stakeholders.
Think culture and values are just fluff? Think again! During this interactive session, you’ll learn how both provide measurable business results and are grounded in extensive research. Believe it or not, culture is a measurable entity. Yup, you read that right! Culture is as measurable as your census, turnover, and clinical outcomes. And it impacts all of those too! Don’t have current values or think yours need a refresh? Don’t fret! We’ll cover that too. It’s a crash course on all things culture that you won’t be believe you’ve lived this long without!

Avoiding burnout and adopting a values-driven way of living for the ultimate in fulfillment and joy

Leading and Living with Soul

What if I told you that I could give you a gift that would be vitally important to your career success, your personal and professional fulfillment, and your overall happiness? Would you scream, “heck yes Denise, give it to me NOW!?” Most sane people absolutely would. Well, what if I told you that gift is already inside of you, you just have to tap into it?

Turns out, that gift is your personal values. Who you are, what you hold dear, what upsets you, and what underlies your decisions as a leader and as a unique individual, are all connected to your personal values. But the missed opportunity is, most people never take the time to learn what those precious and powerful intrinsic things are! In this session you will have the opportunity to do an introspective reflection on your very own personal values by completing an online Personal Values Assessment. I will then share with you practical strategies you can implement immediately to apply these values in your daily routines, allowing you to use your values as a driving force and a personal true north star.

Following the session, you will be able to seek out the things in life that are aligned to the values you have uncovered and this my friend, is a real game changer. Soon you will use what you learn to unleash a life and career that you love, one that makes you feel healthy, fulfilled and balanced.


Meet your speakers


Denise Boudreau


Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Degree – Masters of Health Administration
May 1994

University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Degree – Bachelor of Science, Gerontology
May 1992

Denise Boudreau has over 20 years of in-the-trenches experience working in acute care, senior living, and long-term care. During this time, she worked as part of many unmotivated teams and poor healthcare cultures. This ultimately fueled her desire to build better cultures in healthcare and senior living organizations by giving inspiring keynote presentations and speeches.

Denise is a national keynote speaker and founder of Drive, a culture consultancy firm that optimizes progress and profits for healthcare and senior living organizations. (Turns out, great mashed potatoes don’t really drive financials—who knew?) 

Drive’s proprietary 4-step “culture process” specializes in finding profitability hiding in plain sight, by focusing on culture—which is also hiding in plain sight. Imagine… the strongest driver of your business financials actually has nothing to do with business.

Denise became nicknamed “The Queen of Culture” when others started to notice that she had a bit of a vigorous addiction to it: not only did she found her culture consultancy, Drive, but she also founded the non-profit New Jersey Alliance for Culture Change (as one does) in between chairing the Marketing Committee for the National Long Term Care Administrators’ Board (NAB) and lecturing at Cornell, her alma mater, where she received her Master’s in—ready for it?—Health Administration after completing a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from the University of Scranton.

Denise has dedicated her life to being both an excellent microwaver as well as a leader in the healthcare and senior living field—we won’t even mention the boards she serves on. In her spare time, she is proudly known as “The Servant of the Mutant Chihuahua,” as she’s the owner of a 26-pound Chihuahua named JJ, as well as the mother of twin boys (who are not, as of yet, mutants… but give it time).

She lives on the Jersey Shore, her superpower is finding the positive in any situation, and she’ll fight anyone for an In-N-Out Burger. Denise has also visited every state in the U.S., in case you needed one more reason to hate her. 


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