Speaking

Dee Ann Turner speaks to companies and at conferences around the world to help individuals understand the Recipe for a Remarkable Culture. Drawing from her more than 30 years of experience, including serving as the Vice President of Talent and Human Resources for Chick-fil-A Inc. and her book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, Dee Ann shares how to cultivate the culture of an organization, both with employees and with guest. She explains how to select and retain top Talent to help make a business successful and create legendary customer service. A natural story teller, she connects with her audience and draws them in with her authentic and transparent style.

Some of Dee Ann’s most popular topics are:

Recipe for a Remarkable Culture

This talk outlines the elements that create a Remarkable culture: A Meaningful Purpose, A Challenging Mission and Demonstrated Core Values. Dee Ann explains how to create these elements within your organization and how to apply them to win the hearts of employees and customers.

Win With Who

To win in the marketplace, selecting and keeping extraordinary talent is paramount. Dee Ann uses her experiences of selecting thousands of people for hospitality roles to explain how to select for character, competency and chemistry. Extraordinary talent flourishing in a remarkable culture will create amazing customer experiences.

The Secret Sauce of Legendary Customer Service

In this message, Dee Ann explains how to combine the ingredients of a Remarkable Culture with Extraordinary Talent to create customer loyalty through legendary customer experience. The difference between an amazing customer service and a poor customer experience is an employee who cares. Dee Ann helps her audience how to select, train and motivate people to care more.

To inquire about Dee Ann speaking at your company, campus, conference or event, please contact us.

Click to watch Dee Ann speak at a recent PropeLead conference.

TESTIMONIALS

We had Dee Ann speak at our national sweetFrog conference and she was an absolutely perfect fit for us. sweetFrog strives to provide amazing experiences for our customers and her message around service resonated with our franchise owners. Her stories are entertaining, but more importantly, relavent to our goals as a corporation. I would HIGHLY recommend Dee Ann to any company that it truly looking to improve their service model. Thank you Dee Ann!! 
 
Matthew Chadinha
Director of Operations
SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt
 
 

After reading the book It’s My Pleasure, I asked Dee Ann Turner to come and speak at the Berkshire Hathaway Automotive annual leadership meeting. As is true with many industries, building a healthy culture and hiring top talent is a priority topic that receives a lot of attention within our business. It is something we are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate. Our leadership group of over 100 different managing partners was attending the meeting and had previously heard many different ideas on this front. As a Senior Executive at the company, I wanted to get someone to come speak on this important topic who had a refreshing perspective and could leave our team with some simple and practical tools to implement in their own operation – Dee Ann was up for the challenge! 

Dee Ann is a captivating and dynamic speaker with a relevant message of promoting culture and talent that is relatable to any business audience. The Chick-Fil-A story is unique in that it offers a real-world model of how a business can drive growth and a positive culture. Dee Ann’s deep experience on this topic shone though and she did a tremendous job weaving in anecdotes and tailoring her message to the audience and our specific industry. The crowd was noticeably engaged during the entire presentation and numerous people approached me afterward to convey how inspirational Dee Ann’s message was to them. Many even said she was the most relevant speaker they had heard in a long while!

Dee Ann offered a truly energizing perspective on this often-overdone topic, and I believe her insight challenged and encouraged all of us to focus more attention on hiring the right people and cultivating a compelling culture. I was personally inspired by the 3 C’s (Character, Competency and Chemistry), and have since integrated that as a standard process in my hiring technique. We handed the It’s My Pleasure book out to all meeting attendees and I know many of our top leaders read it cover to cover, which is a true testament to her ideas. 

I cannot say enough great things about Dee Ann – she is a genuinely kind and honest person, with an impactful message. I would highly recommend her to any company or team who is looking for an inspiring business speaker to give real guidance on how to cultivate and sustain a talent-based culture.

Vic Keller
Managing Partner
Ancor Capital Partners

Dee Ann Has Spoken to the Following Organizations

Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Fortune

  • Alcoa
  • Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Automotive
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dr. Pepper/Snapple
  • Pilgrims
  • Rubin Brown
  • Clifton Larson Allen
  • Windham Brannon
  • World 50
  • Morrison Healthcare
  • The US Air Force Academy
  • The CEO Forum
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Cardone Industries
  • National Restaurant Association
  • The Cooper Clinic
  • Encompass Health
  • CBRE
  • CREW
  • Opaa! Food Management
  • Sweet Frog Yogurt
  • Blue Roof Franchising Group
  • Black Bear Diners
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Emplify – Engage Tour
  • CultureFest
  • Retailing Summit – Texas A&M
  • Execs in the Know
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • CUE, Inc.
  • Satori Consulting
  • Aging Media
  • Argentum
  • Florida Senior Living
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • The W Conference
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Club Manager’s Association of America National Conference
  • Unconventional Business Network
  • Right Now Media’s Work as Worship Conference
  • Truth at Work Conference
  • Christian Leadership Alliance
  • Northwest Ohio Prayer Breakfast
  • Propel Lead
  • Global Leadership Summit Breakfast
  • Lipscomb University Executive-in-Residence
  • Point University
  • Lubbock Christian University
  • East Texas Baptist University

Press Kit for Media Planners

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