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How to conduct a motivating and non-irritating (performance) conversation?

Make it meaningful!

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Certainly not an easy task, the annual performance conversation. Few of us look forward to it. And yet, it still remains on most of our agendas. 

How can we ensure that this conversation is meaningful and goes well? That you obtain the desired information and can express what you need to say in a connecting manner. So that your people can grow and their high-quality motivation increases! 

But such a conversation is more than just speaking. It's also important that you receive the information you need. How do you create a safe space for such a conversation? How do you listen? How do you hear everything that is being said? 

In this keynote, you will receive concrete and practical tips, and you will practice directly! And as with all my keynotes, the foundation here is solid science. No fluffy story!

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Hermina Van Coillie, Ph.D. in Psychology, is a motivation expert, keynote speaker, lecturer in various HRM postgraduate courses, author, senior consultant, and business manager at Flourish. In April 2021, she released her first book, co-authored with Prof. Dr. Anja van den Broeck, titled "Motivating Without Control: Getting Started with Self-Determination Theory in the Workplace!" published by Die Keure. Hermina is a highly sought-after speaker, delivering keynotes, inspiration sessions, masterclasses, workshops, and training sessions for business leaders, HR directors, HR managers, executives, prevention advisors, and coaching teams and management committees for several years. Hermina employs a unique approach, bringing to life one of the most influential psychological theories of this century—scientifically grounded and simultaneously directly applicable to everyone, not only in the workplace but also at home or in sports clubs. Hermina captivates and engages her audience, showcasing her charisma, authenticity, and expertise, along with providing new and practical insights. With years of dedicated research, her narrative is solidly based. She is not merely a motivation guru but a true expert, sharing knowledge without overwhelming her audience with excessive theories. Instead, she unveils what is already inherent in each individual. Her sessions are highly interactive, stimulating the audience with thought-provoking questions, humorous and inspiring anecdotes, and relatable situations. Regardless of the audience's background, be it C-level executives or gardeners, everyone experiences the power and magic of her story. Her audience leaves with actionable insights, ready to implement immediately after the lecture. High-quality motivation is not an end in itself; rather, it serves as the means to achieve peak performance and personal flourishing. The right motivation reduces stress, lowers the risk of burnout, enhances concentration, and promotes an overall sense of well-being—transforming individuals into high performers. Furthermore, Hermina connects this 'high-quality' motivation to numerous HR themes, such as burnout, well-being, leadership, remote and flexible working, absenteeism, performance management, work addiction, work-life balance, compensation, hybrid working, and aging.

Hermina Van Coillie

Hermina Van Coillie, Dr. in psychology, is a motivation expert, keynote speaker, lecturer in several HRM postgraduate courses, author, senior consultant and business manager at Flourish

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