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Herding Porcupines:

How to Turn Disruption Into Your

Competitive Advantage

Industry Disruption. Growth & Innovation. Managing Chaos.

These are the new standards and expectations for business and leaders. If you plan to thrive in the new economy you have to be able to quickly adapt to change.  

Let’s Get To The Point: How we do business is changing. Technology is altering traditional career paths. Generational shifts are influencing the very definition of work. The rate of change is getting faster. Every industry is being forced to rethink and retool their approach to business if they want to be relevant, see results, and increase revenue!  Failure to do so — leads to failure.

The influence of Amazon, Netflix, WeWork, AirBnB, Uber, Google, and others, have accelerated the rate of change. How individuals and organizations respond to this new business culture will determine if we thrive or die. 

Here is the good news — you don’t have to be a casualty of change, you can be a leader in the middle of the chaos.  The secret is knowing how to simplify your focus with responsive, intentional strategies.


Steven Iwersen presents in his unique, informative, and engaging style, the 4 essentials that the best leaders of large corporations and small businesses are using every day to stay ahead of the crowd and to help avoid getting stuck.  You have access to the same strategic advantages. Discover how turning chaos into an advantage is as easy as herding porcupines.



Leading the Reluctant: 

How To Move Prickly People to

Preferred Outcomes


Imagine what it would be like if you could encourage and equip everyone on your team to embrace change as a positive process. You can lead the way from conflict to cooperation!


Let’s Get To The Point:  Change creates discomfort and tension.  How you intentionally relate to and communicate with others has a profound influence on your ability to build rapport, inspire collaboration, enhance positive camaraderie, resolve misunderstandings and to lead people while managing change.

Based on the World Famous Porcupine Races, audiences and organizations throughout the United States have laughed and learned from this highly engaging, interactive presentation about a subject no one wants to talk about – Conflict.

Specifically, the conflict that exists because of Prickly People.

Everyone has a prickly person in their life or the workplace. And everyone is asking the same questions: How do we handle those moments when we encounter an uncooperative, grumpy person? What do we do when there are differing opinions? Is there a way to a successful outcome when a person on the team is resistant to change?

During the Leading the Reluctant Keynote Experience, Relational Leadership expert Steven Iwersen uses his unique conversational style and sense of humor to create shared laughter, personal ah-ha moments, and practical strategies to empower you with the insights you need to be a leader that people trust – while moving to the goal of preferred outcomes.



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Personality Jazz: Creating Harmony at Work


Communication issues? No Problem! Team conflicts? Sure, but not terminal. Difficult people? Probably not difficult, just different!


Let’s Get To The Point:  simply acknowledging that we have different personalities and ways of working doesn’t make for better teams.  Your ability to get along, communicate, respect and compliment instead of competing, is the mix needed for healthy relationships — at work and at home. The strength of your team depends on their ability to appreciate and work with those many differences.  

Personality Jazz takes you into the exciting realm of personal styles and reveals the secret of working in rhythm with others. You will discover a new understanding of personalities from the world of Jazz! Personality Jazz explores the core principles and outcomes of:


  • Listening to Each Other

  • Playing Off of Each Other’s Strengths

  • Working Out The Process 

Meeting Planners: Your audience will have a refreshing perspective about the significance of their personal strengths, a new appreciation for the contribution of others, the reasons for interpersonal conflict, and how to get better results through intentional communication.  Steven is an exceptional facilitator and leads the group through a fast-paced personal assessment and group dialogue – culminating in quickly identified action plans that both individuals and groups can implement in their work environment.



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