Liane Davey

Psychologist, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Business Strategist

Known as the “teamwork doctor,” Liane Davey has spent the past 25 years researching and advising teams on achieving high performance. While she has never climbed Mount Everest or been to space, her impact on team dynamics is noteworthy.

A New York Times Bestselling author of two books, “You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done” and “The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track,” Liane is a sought-after contributor to Harvard Business Review. Media outlets such as CNN, NPR, USA Today, The Globe & Mail, and Forbes have sought her insights on productivity, engagement, leadership development, and handling team conflicts.

As a keynote speaker, Liane engages audiences ranging from 20 to 2000 individuals, delivering a perfect blend of education and entertainment. Her presentations, supported by personal experiences with teams, captivate even the most serious listeners. Liane’s honesty about her own learning experiences resonates with attendees. Alongside laughter and engaging stories, she presents a proven model, incorporating the latest research, to equip participants with practical tools to improve their teams immediately.

Liane’s impressive client list includes Amazon, Walmart, TD Bank, RBC, AMD, Google, Bayer, KPMG, Aviva, Maple Leaf Foods, and SONY Interactive Entertainment. Despite her broad industry expertise, she customizes her keynotes for each client, ensuring a deep understanding of their organization and needs.

Speaking Topics & Workshops


As organizations face increasing pressure to perform, the word “accountability” gets mentioned more and more. But as much as we would like to “hold others accountable,” the reality is that accountability is an internal process. The best we can do to is deliver on our own obligations and encourage others to do the same. 

Leading Change/Change Has Changed

As a leader, managing change is nothing new. So, why does it feel so much harder now? Because change has changed. It’s no longer an event to prepare for, but a constant reality to cope with. While you can’t stop the tsunami of change, as a leader, you have more power than you think to create calm within the storm.

The Good Fight

For your organization to get ahead and stay ahead you need to make tough calls, face hard choices, and work through conflict. But productive conflict is still rare. Why? Because productive conflict is about more than the right skill set. It requires the right mindset and the right processes, neither of which come naturally.

Hybrid Teams

Strategies to Enable Team Success. Helping teams overcome the challenges of Hybrid Work and build a culture that enables greater performance, connection and collaboration.

Staying Out of the Weeds

Although we’ve made huge strides in technology and enabling systems, our productivity isn’t skyrocketing as you might expect. What’s going on? In most cases, it’s not a matter of deadwood, but instead, dead work. Even the most talented teams are drowning in tasks that add little value while consuming huge time and energy.

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