This is a peer-to-peer networking group that is for non-competitive businesses so executives can feel free to share business challenges with their peer group and have good, facilitated conversations. The group can be thought of as a peer advisory group for small to mid-size businesses with 10 or more employees and revenues above or near the $1 million mark.
We'll begin the discussion at 11:00 a.m. sharp and wrap-up by 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.
Topic: Burning the Ping Pong Table: Real Engagement Strategies from a Gallup-trained Coach
Does “Employee Engagement” feel like some elusive unicorn that you’re never going to wrangle? Anyone else tired of hearing speakers bang the same drum and reading the same redundant, vapid articles about the most over-used buzzwords in business? Kristyn Drennen, Vice President of People & Culture at Platte River Networks says, “Me too!” Get ready for a high-impact session with a Gallup-trained Strengths & Engagement Coach that will equip you with real strategies to influence engagement. **Spoiler Alert: You can’t buy engagement, so leave your company credit cards at the office. We will not be buying any ping-pong tables today! Let’s burn down the myths and build some real engagement plans!
Speaker: Kristyn Drennen, Vice President of People and Culture, Platte River Networks
As the Vice President of People & Culture, I have the unique role of partnering with all leaders in the business to develop and execute on our strategic plan. Each person has their own greatness to uncover and leverage, and I’m honored to help each of them define their unique contribution to the organization and make consistent, meaningful progress while playing to their natural strengths. I love the culture that’s been built here over the last 15 years, and I’m excited to be part of expanding upon it as we continue to evolve! I support our team with training and development, engagement initiatives, and elevating the client experience. I help find new talent to join our growing team but also assist current team members in pursuing promotions and growing into new roles.
Kristyn Drennen spent eight years of her career in business development, driving results and achieving consistent growth in critical metrics across a multi-state market for Nestle Nutrition. During this time, she was also trained on StrengthsFinder and Employee Engagement methodologies by some of the Gallup Organization’s best coaches. Kristyn left Nestle to pursue a consulting career, leveraging her business-building experience and Gallup training to help smaller organizations achieve astounding results. She worked with a wide variety of organizations across Colorado and Texas to drive strategic vision and execution through proven practices. Kristyn joined Platte River, one of her favorite clients, as a full-time team member in 2017.
Outside of work, Kristyn enjoys running, travel and watersports. She has run 8 half marathons from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Marathon to the Las Vegas Rock-n-Roll at night and all over Colorado. She and her husband spend time camping, boating, travelling, and enthusiastically supporting their five kids play basketball, volleyball, and football.