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NEW: You Can't Play in A Show Home: Restore, Retain, and Re-engage Your Caring Workforce.

Many people and organizations appear to have everything "in place", like a show home with perfectly placed pillows and fingerprint-free appliances. However, maintaining a show home takes energy, and often causes anxiety and stress. Gain profound insight into how living a ‘show home’ life can erode our ability to take care of ourselves and do our best work and the ramifications of neglecting one's playful side; a loss that extends to our ability to cope, connect, and create.   We will unpack the transformative power of play in human services and healthcare and incorporate more of what inspires, motivates, and ignites creativity within  your team for successful staff recruitment, retention, and re-engagement

Taking Care of People Who Have The Answers: The Art of Taking Our Own Advise

People who spend their days untangling the knots of anxiety, burnout, disconnection, and the quest for mental wellness in others, are often sidestepping  their well-being. ​ Laugh out loud about irony that the experts equipped with all the tools to architect our own serene existence, somehow manage to dodge doing just that. ​ Discover that you can navigate back-to-back crises and create magical solutions from thin air when you find your playful, creative nature.

Stigma or Superpower? Where Mental Health & Play Fit Into the Workplace

Steer your organization into the future with this informative, hilarious talk that shifts “stigma” to “strength” and helps us uncover our hidden superpowers through her “Brave Me, Brave Us, Brave Business” model.  ​ Indulge in humour as your team reflects on uncomfortable subjects and reframe coping, courage and connection. Get the fast track to helping solve some of the most valuable problems surrounding mental health inclusion and innovation in the workplace today. You’ll leave changed, and ready to help shift the world for others too!

Personalized Employee Experiences: Creating Collaborative Workplace Communities That Flourish

Want this? Companies with the most engaged employees were 22% more profitable than those with the least engaged employees (Gallop 2021)​ Do this: Figure out the effect of massive change and challenge on connection and collaboration in your workplace and support people to brave connection again. There are reasons people are feeling disconnected and disengaged that cannot be solved with surveys and office parties. When people are faced with new, unfamiliar and changing circumstances they stop communicating and collaborating in order to “protect” themselves. This is totally natural – it’s moving forward that takes practice. This conference keynote is full of creative solutions for learning what makes people feel safe, valued, included and motivated. Move forward together by getting to know what really matters to the people you work with and for.

Healing Our Caring Systems: Rebuilding Resilience, Risk and Connection

So who is taking care of people who take care of people? This brilliantly engaging talk uses a collaborative new lens for compassion-led workforces to THRIVE. Taking care of others professionally is rewarding and challenging, and people in frontline services often struggle to balance survival with thriving. Restore and reignite your people in human services, healthcare and education by showing them that what they want most for others they need to give themselves. Leave with strategies for increased personal and professional confidence and creativity and organizational effectiveness.

Something custom:Because not everything fits into a standard box

As a play specialist and CEO, I have a huge toolbox of resources and understanding of caregivers, people and workplaces and the ramifications of neglecting one's playful side; a loss that extends to our ability to cope, connect, create and ultimately thrive. Let's work together to explore the needs of your team and create an engaging keynote designed for you.

well-known workshops:

productivity & innovation


Cultivating Creative Connections: Empowering Innovation and Well-Being In The Workplace 

In the world of caring professionals where unpredictability is the only constant and solutions are expected faster than instant coffee, professionals might find themselves longing for a pause button. Enter Brandi Heather, no magic wand or superficial pep talk, something far more powerful: humor, insight and licence to find our playful self again. She's here to remind caring professionals that amidst the chaos of back-to-back emergencies and the art of pulling miracles out of thin air, they've forgotten to administer a crucial dose of self-care and compassion—to themselves. Spend the day in an experience that will not only recharge your professional batteries but might also leave you wondering if the real secret to healthcare innovation was hiding in plain sight, in the laughter shared between the chaos. Brandi will share her science-based signature strategy for uncovering and harnessing your unique strengths and talents and increasing your ability to see it in others. This workshop will provide you with insights into the science of creativity and play and how it can transform the way you care for yourself, connect with your colleagues, and tackle complex challenges with fresh perspectives and innovation. Rekindle your sense of playfulness and passion and learn practical strategies for personal and collaborative resilience.

Inclusion & Innovation Begin With "I": Improving Workplace Culture

If declining sales, staff retention and toxic office politics are filling up your calendar, you’ve probably got a bad case of a creativity and connection-starved workplace. Employees who lack a sense of belonging are 313% more likely to quit and 176% more likely to search for another job (Inc. June 2022) –costing you valuable staffing resources AND setting team goals back. The worst part? The problem will keep getting worse before it gets better. I offer organizations a clearcut model that can be used to bring back a valuable sense of inclusion and innovation through my “Brave Me, Brave Us, Brave Business” approach –which turns individual strengths into team-wide superpowers. Organizations rely on this model to help them adapt employee wellness, recruitment, onboarding, retention and customer service strategies in powerful ways.


embracing authenticity

You can't play in a showhome: 
Restore, Retain, and Re-engage Your Caring Workforce

Many people and organizations appear to have everything "in place", like a show home with perfectly placed pillows and fingerprint-free appliances. However, maintaining a show home takes energy, and often causes anxiety and unnecessary stress. The perfect show home is not flexible and open to change, it is pretty to look at but not functional, and it’s certainly not fun. ​ In this interactive full-day workshop we unpack the transformative power of play in human services and healthcare and how understanding the essence of play is pivotal for successful staff recruitment, retention, and re-engagement.

You can't play in a showhome: 
Women in leadership

Navigating the business world, women often grapple with the pressure to maintain a "Show Home" facade—impeccably polished yet stifling their genuine personality and potential. In this impactful keynote, I dive into the transformative power of authenticity and creativity for women in business. Highlighting the pitfalls of perfection and the strength in genuine self-expression, I'll craft a compelling roadmap for women to lead with confidence, embrace their unique strengths, and shatter outdated norms. Through my journey, I'll share some cautionary tales and inspiring insights, emphasizing that true success lies in authenticity, innovation, and meaningful connections to who we really are.

healthcare & wellbeing


Know Your Team, Build Your Team, Keep Your Team  

In a world where the caring workforce tirelessly dedicates themselves to the well-being of others, it is time to shine a light on their needs and aspirations. Reduce fatigue, burnout,  disengagement and disconnection, by finding out what makes them feel included, motivated, connected and capable.  Restore and reengage courage, creativity and connection in your compassionate workforce. Discover key values that will strengthen even the most strained organizations, and set them on course for a new era of taking care of people who take care of people. ​ This eye-opening, high-energy  6 hour workshop leaves participants with actionable strategies that help them build organizations where people are energized and inspired to provide optimal care for others through taking care of themselves.

leaders in human resources

CPHR Approval

Fostering Multigenerational Innovation, Inclusion, and Agility in the Workplace

Learn to foster innovation, attract diverse talent, and guide employee motivation, while prioritizing your holistic wellbeing. This 21 hour program focuses on promoting adaptable, inclusive workplaces, improving employee engagement, and combating the burnout 98% of HR professionals face, Your Multigenerational Facilitation Team: With 17 years between them and diverse skillset Brandi Heather and Ken King, Founder of Boost Innovation, have presented and facilitated programs and training for sport, education, health, and business for over 10 years. ​ This certificate program is best suited for in-person engagement but can be offered in a hybrid model.  Approved by the Chartered Professional in Human Resources of Alberta for 21 CPD credits. Funding available under the Canada Alberta Job Grant

school & community


“It’s Everyone's Turn”: Creating Disability-Inclusive Programming

Built for Educators, Coaches, Community Sport and Recreation Leaders this workshop delivers a “game-changing” perspective that is helping to create a deeper sense of inclusion and accessible programming in communities across the country.  This workshop leaves participants feeling inspired and ready to empower others through: Addressing common barriers to participation   Providing staff training and knowledge that makes them feel valued and confident Improving the way sport, community, and recreation deliver movement instruction and programming for people of all ages and abilities. Watch membership rates soar, client/staff retention improve and student-based participation reach new heights when everyone feels truly included, valued and considered. What shifts are waiting to happen in your organization, and how will you help set the tone for others in your area?

“Healing Education”: Getting Educators Back in Play

Rejuvenate your teachers, school boards and districts with this highly effective workshop that helps reverse the effects of burnout and exhaustion in our education system. Give your members a renewed sense of energy, resilience, passion and tools for mental well-being by helping them uncover their hidden “play styles” and why it has such an incredible benefit on them, their students and their support staff.  Improve trust, empathy and creativity  Uncover the hidden skills and talents of educators Promote greater educator well-being Encourage play-first learning styles (for everybody!)    This workshop experience gives you all the pieces you need to uncover incredibly impactful (and often overlooked) strengths in your staff members, and show you first-hand strategies to foster spaces of play, innovation and inclusion.

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