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You can make all the investments in the world – in technology, process, approach and systems, but if you don’t address the HUMAN component, your results are always going to be disappointing and will fail.

2-Day Executive Seminar – Creating Your Agile 21st Century Culture of Excellence

Friday – Saturday, March 6-7, 2020 – Austin

Who Should Attend 

Leaders who want or need to:

  • Improve engagement and productivity
  • Attract and KEEP the best talent
  • Reduce management burnout caused by team members lacking commitment or personal responsibility or who practice complaining, and gossip

Industry Leaders On Culture

The smartest organization in the world, that has mastered strategy, finance, marketing and technology, will eventually fail if its (culture) is unhealthy." Patrick Lencioni, Author

"Companies with a positive culture have better performance, productivity and profits than those without." The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Report

"The #1 reason any organization should care is that it has been PROVEN that culture, if a strong one, is POSITIVELY CORRELATED with business results." Jack Welch, GE CEO

Clients On Our Culture Framework

Mike Minkler, President

CMIT Solutions

Industry: IT

"We engaged LifeWork Systems in a culture transformation project because we had employee retention and trust challenges. Our turnover has dropped by over 50% and employee morale and trust has never been higher. The business value and ROI are definitely there. Everyone is happier and enjoying life more. I'd say that's priceless."

Maxine Clark, Founder/CEO

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Industry: Retail

"I met with LifeWork Systems and learned about their responsibility-based culture model and thought, 'everyone should be using this.' I also read Judy Ryan's book "What's the Deal With Workplace Culture Change?" Within it are proven processes and tools that ensure employees reach their potential and achieve quality results."

Kevin Shrake, VP & COO


Industry: Healthcare

"MDR is a resource for many healthcare organizations. One of the best practices we have found in the marketplace is LifeWork Systems. People don't think it's possible to financially turnaround a company PLUS improve customer and employee satisfaction. Yes! It CAN happen at the same time using their responsibility-based culture model."

Lauren Kolbe, Owner/CEO


Industry: Marketing/PR

"We had problems with employees and teamwork. People were gossiping, sabotaging and lashing out for reasons we couldn't grasp. We thought we had a good culture. Yet things were off. LifeWork Systems has made an incredible impact. Our company now has a REAL CULTURE - one we're all proud of."

Lisa Meyer,  RVP Ops


Industry: Long-Term Care

"A competitor acquired our company and we were struggling to understand our new identity. LifeWork Systems helped our senior executives and then our front line employees. We greatly improved by utilizing a responsibility-based workplace model in multiple facilities within my 1000+ person region, improving our growth and revenues."

Why You MUST Fix and Improve Your Culture to Stay Productive and Competitive

Change is happening at the speed of imagination, often causing high levels of confusion and strain on individuals and organizations. Today’s technologies and digital solutions must be mapped to agile workforce behaviors. All team members in every role must be able to both lead and follow dynamically and innovate on the fly as needs dictate, with confidence, no matter title or tenure.

In order to meet today’s requirement for collaboration and fluidity, each must know how to be personally responsible to manage their own relationships, productivity, engagement and progress. When they do, they take initiative, work well together and operate from their greatest gifts and talents.

Your people are your greatest asset. Providing a supportive, 21st century “Teal” culture is key to attracting and developing them into people who help serve one another and your customers so you end up with an organization in which your staff and customers fully engage, stay and remain loyal.

What You’ll Leave With

How to identify and FIX things in your culture that lead to disengagement, mediocrity, sabotage, low productivity and turnover

How to leverage your culture for competitive advantage

How to ensure your team stays productive and engaged — even when dealing with rapid growth, complexity and/or change

An understanding of what a Teal Organization is, why it matters, and how to transform into one

A new sense of excitement, hope, and a plan to make a healthy, supportive, responsibility- and values-based culture a reality


8:00 – 5:30p with 1 hour lunch breaks both days


South 20 Austin, 11949 Escarpment Blvd, Austin, TX 78739


$2,900 (see what’s included*)

What’s Included*

Meals, including dinner out Friday night. Also, pre-seminar culture and temperament assessments, 16 hours of onsite training, online training modules to extend topics and for review, plus workbooks, phone apps and a 1-on-1 coaching session post-seminar.

About Presenter Judy Ryan

JUDY RYAN is CEO of LifeWork Systems, an award winning performance management company she founded in 2002. She is a recognized thought leader on applied behavioral science systems that impact deep culture change for exceptional outcomes.

Judy is a Consultant, Author, Columnist, Trainer and Keynote Speaker, invited frequently to speak on podcasts, radio and TV. She has been leading innovation methods using her fully scalable, digital culture framework and support processes for distributing skills to all people to spearhead the most important aspect of any company–its people. 

Judy has created a fully scalable, digital platform and support processes within a culture framework, for distributing Teal organizational development skills to all people and sustaining them for greater emotional intelligence, as is highly needed in this time of rapid change, globalization and digital transformation. She understands that to keep current with the agility of business, people must be equally agile, including in heuristic, cross-functioning teams. Judy’s purpose is to create a world in which all people love their lives.

“I submit that too often there is a lack of commitment to, practice of, and execution of professional common behaviors – an absence of highly communicated standardized organizational expectations – without which there are no supports upon which the Agile bar can be confidently raised. I would highly recommend the LifeWork Systems model to both small and large organizations. I believe it would build a solid platform base enabling many organizations to truly benefit from the Agile principles and coaching in ways that we only infrequently experience today.”

Jim Rosa, Enterprise Agile Consultant, Icon Agility

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You receive materials, apps and a plan to implement after your seminar.

Why Us?

  • LifeWork Systems has been highly trustworthy, reliable, and innovative since 2002.
  • We work closely with our customers to design and implement the most effective and streamlined end-to-end services
  • We guarantee the highest quality of assessment, consulting, training and mentoring processes and tools for the most competitive price
  • We ensure you achieve the best experience and we commit to work with you until you’re completely satisfied.