As we reimagine the workplace and are confronted every day with the challenges of human connection in a turbulent, virtual world, we need compassionate, empathetic leaders who focus on creating inclusive environments in which diverse teams can flourish. Minette Norman brings decades of leadership experience and a passion for connecting with people to help organizations overcome the inevitable challenges that arise in teams.


Minette will help you create healthy organizations in which diverse teams can leverage their differences to achieve breakthrough success.



Every organization is unique, with its own culture and norms. Minette will work with you to go as deep into your organization as needed. Some sample services include:

  • Transformational Leadership Workshop​

  • Inclusive Teams Workshop

  • Individual or Team Coaching

  • Keynote Speeches

Let's start with a conversation to determine what you and your organization needs. 


Develop your company's inclusive leaders

There is no single formula for being a successful and effective leader in any industry. There is, however, a universal need for leaders to connect with the people in their organizations. In this workshop, Minette shares insights on improving your personal leadership skills and interactions with others. You will have the opportunity to practice cultivating an inclusive working environment where diverse points of view can be heard and leveraged.



Nurture diverse teams

Successful teams are teams that know how to communicate, to embrace diversity in all its forms, and to be open to new ideas. Minette will work with your organization to improve how team members interact with one another, getting comfortable with different points of view, cultures, and ways of working.



Get inspired

Book Minette to speak through The Lavin Agency. Topics for keynote speeches include Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusive Workplaces, Transformational Leadership,  Radical Empathy, Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone, and Developing a Culture of Innovation.

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Minette Norman brings decades of leadership experience in the software industry to her consulting business, which is focused on developing transformational leaders and highly functioning teams. Minette has extensive experience leading globally distributed, multi-cultural teams and believes that when groups leverage diversity in all its forms, breakthroughs and innovation happen. Her most recent position before starting her own consultancy was as Vice President of Engineering Practice at Autodesk, where she transformed how Autodesk developed software. Responsible for influencing more than 3,500 engineers around the globe, she focused on state-of-the-art engineering practices while nurturing a collaborative and inclusive culture.


Minette is a keynote speaker on topics of transformative leadership, creating inclusive workplaces, collaboration in the workplace, fostering innovation, and challenging the status quo.


Named in 2017 as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times, in 2018 as one of the YWCA Silicon Valley’s “Tribute to Women” Honorees, and as “Business Role Model of the Year” in the 2018 Women in IT/Silicon Valley Awards, Minette is a recognized leader with a unique perspective.


Minette holds degrees in Drama and French from Tufts University and studied at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.



Interviews with Minette Norman. For clips from keynote speeches, go Minette's speaker's page at The Lavin Agency


January 2020

Minette Norman gave a keynote speech at an event sponsored by Neythri, and had a quick interview to discuss diversity and inclusion before her speech.

December 2018

Michael Krigsman, host of CXO Talk, interviews Minette Norman in a discussion about staying human in a technical setting, creating an inclusive culture, and being a woman in a male-dominated field. 


June 2018

The annual WITI conference kicked off with WITI founder Carolyn Leighton interviewing Minette Norman about her unexpected career in the software industry, followed by Minette taking questions from the audience.

November 2017

As one of the keynote speakers represented by The Lavin Agency, Minette Norman sat down to have a brief conversation about empathy with Charles Yao, Director of Intellectual Talent at The Lavin Agency.

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