MINETTE NORMAN CONSULTING
As we reimagine the workplace and are confronted every day with the challenges of human connection in a turbulent, virtual and hybrid 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.
MINETTE NORMAN CONSULTING CLIENTS
Every organization is unique, with its own culture and norms. Minette will work with you to develop what your organization needs. Sample services include:
ASSESSMENT AND DEBRIEF SESSIONS
Improving Psychological Safety in Teams (Fearless Organization scan and debrief sessions)
Decades of research point to psychological safety as the underpinning of inclusive and innovative teams that continuously learn and improve their performance. Using a survey tool based on the work of Amy C. Edmondson of Harvard Business School, Minette will hold one or more debrief sessions to explore how your team can improve conditions for learning, inclusion, and innovation.
Inclusive Leadership Workshop
Leaders set the tone for their organizations. This workshop gives leaders a new awareness of how their own behavior can contribute to a healthy, inclusive workplace where everyone has a sense of belonging and where innovation and new ideas can emerge.
Team Performance Workshop
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.
Inclusive Meetings Workshop
Meetings, where everyone spends so much of their time, embody a company’s culture. This experiential workshop helps participants gain awareness and practical skills for making all meetings more inclusive.
When you have a challenging meeting or simply need to ensure that you and all of your team members can fully participate in dialogue, Minette creates a comfortable and safe environment for everyone’s ideas and voices to be heard.
Individual and Team Coaching
Minette coaches individuals and teams to operate at their highest potential by leveraging their strengths, recognizing areas for growth, and becoming more skillful in navigating professional challenges.
Book Minette to speak at your event through The Lavin Agency. Recent topics include: The Boldly Inclusive Leader: Cultivating the Culture Your Organization Needs, Embracing Diversity: Creating Inclusive Workplaces, Transformational Leadership: The Power of Human Connection, Leading with Empathy, and An Unexpected Career: Lessons Learned Along the Way.
"What an incredible talk with us today! Thank you for being a trailblazer and for paving the way for so many to advance."
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Extreme Networks
"Loved your session! We have barely scratched the surface with D&I and sessions like this help the org become more aware of the distance we have to go. Thank you for the amazing session!"
Chief Product Officer, Jumio
"Minette was a tremendous keynote speaker at our Global Ready Conference. She established a unique bond with our audience despite the virtual format and spoke with authority on the subject matter."
Head of Marketing, Smartling
"Your inclusive meetings workshops made a huge impact. I find that the meetings I attend these days are far more intentional, inclusive, and successful than they were before."
Leadership Operations, Karat
"I just want to express my appreciation for that psychological safety debrief session. You did an amazing job of encouraging us, delivering meaning, and all the while moving us along. I can't think of a better way to spend two hours."
Director of Engineering, Equalize Health
"You’ve really changed my perspective on inclusion. This is what great leaders and people managers do, not the side hustle example you referenced. What an ah-hah moment!"
Sr. Employee Communications Specialist, VMware
"The talk could not have gone better. I had dozens of colleagues reach out after the talk, saying things like "wow that was really well done," "I could have listened to her much longer," and "she made everyone feel comfortable right away".
Head of Product Design, The Clorox Company
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
Podcast Episode: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP & WORKPLACE BULLYING WITH MINETTE NORMAN
On this episode of the Leadership Launchpad podcast, Susan Hobson & Rob Kalwarowsky talk to Minette about inclusive leadership, workplace bullying, and why psychological safety is a cornerstone of inclusion.
AN UNEXPECTED LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: MINETTE NORMAN & MICHAEL MATIAS
On Michael Matias' 20-Minute Leaders podcast, Minette discusses her entirely unexpected career journey from studying drama and French, to becoming a VP of Engineering, and eventually becoming an inclusive leadership consultant, sharing some of the lessons learned along the way.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (WITI) OPENING WITH MINETTE NORMAN
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.
BECOMING A MORE INCLUSIVE LEADER: MINETTE NORMAN & TONY RESTELL
Minette sits down with Tony Restell to discuss why she focuses on inclusive leadership, what it means to be an inclusive leader, and why leaders struggle with being inclusive.
Podcast Episode: HOW TO EMBRACE AND ELEVATE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE WITH MINETTE NORMAN
On this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, Minette and Stacy discuss practical strategies for cultivating a more inclusive workplace, as well as tips and tricks for building a career you love.
DISCUSSING EMPATHY WITH CHARLES YAO FROM THE LAVIN AGENCY
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.