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Laura Goodrich

Co-Founder at GWT Next

Minneapolis, United States

18937 Followers

Laura Goodrich has spent over 20 years as a speaker, coach, and advisor to leaders worldwide, and a distinguished voice on change and the future of work. She is an adept communicator who presents at both national and international events. Laura is certified in the Advanced Corporate Coach program through Corporate Coach U and by Ken Blanchard Companies. These programs have developed a professional coaching style that is ultimately compelling, influential, and inspirational.

Goodrich is the award-winning author of “Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future,” which Forbes magazine labeled as a “must read” for leaders who want what it takes to accomplish positive change; with a message that is “transformational, relevant and timely.”

Her years of work have culminated into a series of cinematic micro-learning programs. The programs – produced by Goodrich herself along with business partner Greg Stiever – leverage filmmaking methods, storytelling, coaching strategies, and peer-to-peer learning to create real change for people, teams, and organizations through an interactive online experience. Her work here is far from finished. She is currently working on several more programs and other large developments.

Goodrich is also the founder of GWTNext: The source of her cinematic micro-learning initiatives. In addition, GWTNext also provides keynote speaking, executive change coaching, and a simple, yet elegant, learning platform called GWT Next Course Works, which effectively delivers, tracks, and creates learning experiences.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Minneapolis

Laura GoodrichPoints
Academic0
Author124
Influencer201
Speaker15
Entrepreneur0
Total340

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Thought Leader Profile

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Email: laura@gwtnext.com
Phone: 9522401516
Business Unit: Producer of Cinematic Microlearning Programs
Media Experience: 15+ for Laura. 20+ for Co-Founder and Emmy Award
Last Media Interview: 04/04/2018

Areas of Expertise

Change Management 78.65
Culture 36.99
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 31.52
Emerging Technology 44.21
Future of Work 36.08
HR 30.40
Innovation 39.55
Leadership 32.17
Agile 54.56

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
Manufacturing

Publications

8 Article/Blogs
Understanding How to Address Organizational Change
GWT Next
February 04, 2019
The previous year started with a bang and 2019 has already followed suit.

In Spring 2018, our very own Laura Goodrich was recognized in the Top 20 Global Thought Leaders in Technology by Thinkers 360. And then, earlier this month, she was recognized once again by the same organization to be in the Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on Culture.

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Tags: Change Management

A Chill in The Air: The Importance of Workplace Culture
GWT Next
April 10, 2018
Culture reflects leadership and mindset, and maintaining a positive culture is essential to attracting and retaining employees across all generations

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Tags: Sustainability, Culture, Future of Work

Champion of Change
linkedin
August 15, 2017
Dedicated to help you and your organization manage change and be ready for the future of work

Preparing for change can be complicated, especially in the context of a large organization. The markets are always in flux, and when a new technology or system rolls around…

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work

Why bite-sized learning may be more appetising by Miklos Bolza
linkedin
July 11, 2016
Thanks to a slower economy, firms are becoming much leaner with fewer employees on board to tackle the same number of tasks. This scenario presents great problems in the field of learning and development, said Laura Goodrich, co-founder of GWT Next and international keynote speaker.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Want Millennials? Need Change? Check out our new Millennials to Members online course.
linkedin
February 18, 2016
Early bird discount until http://nextgenerationassociation.com

"This course helps associations prepare for the future and the next generation of members. It's simple to use, full of useful information, and it's going to help any association struggling to adapt to change or stay relevant."

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

BE A PART OF OUR NEW SURVEY : The 5 Drivers for Workplace Change in the 2020s
linkedin
November 17, 2015
Our strategic partner, Cegos Asia Pacific, is committed to providing the HR profession and learning community with leading edge research that adds both insight and long term value. As one of the few organisations currently undergoing such work, Cegos uses its own resources to gather and collect the data necessary to progress the HR / L&OD agenda.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work

When generations blend, we all win. By Diane Autey
linkedin
November 02, 2015
How to get beyond legacy thinking

If Laura Goodrich hears one more corporate executive complain about the behaviors of young people in their organizations, she just might explode. But the same goes for the countless conversations she’s had with frustrated young professionals trying to navigate the nuances of the working world.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Creating an Individual and Collective Mindset for Change.
linkedin
July 15, 2015
Hear my interview with Exit Coach Radio here.

Laura Goodrich specializes in change and the future of work. She is going to talk about Creating an Individual and Collective Mindset for Change and Innovation in your organization.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

2 Books
The Future of Business
Fast Future Publishing
May 06, 2015
The book contains over 50 chapters written by 60 exceptional future thinkers from around the world. The Future of Business explores the visions, trends, forces, developments and ideas shaping the next two decades and their implications for business leaders and entrepreneurs. It is designed to be a must read for anyone wanting to understand how business could and can evolve in a world of constant change.

The book,
• draws on the latest rich and challenging insights, ideas and visions from 60 contributing authors - established and emerging futurists, foresight researchers and future thinkers from around the world.

• explores the business implications of political, economic and social shifts, cybercurrencies, new business models, and the long term impact of disruptive developments such as neuro technologies, gene editing, 3D printing, new energy solutions, AI and robotics. It explores the potential emergence of new industries and new organizational forms, and highlights practical strategies for exploring and embedding the future.

• is an essential reading for business leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to stay ahead of the curve understand how our world and the world of work could be transformed over the next two decades.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Change Management

Seeing Red Cars, Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future
Berrett-Koehler
June 01, 2011
The book Seeing Red Cars is the based on the 10-minute film based on the metaphor of a red car. Here is the premise: You go out and buy a red car and as you are driving it home, you notice something. Everywhere you look you see red cars—it seems like the only colored car on the road. Why is that? You are focusing on red cars, and therefore you see them in every direction.??The same concept applies to you. At work and in your daily life you get more of whatever you focus on. The problem is that focusing on the negative is an unconscious, natural reaction. In order to focus on the positive, you need to intentionally focus your conscious thoughts and actions on what you want and use frequent reminders to keep them there. The ultimate success relies on your ability to manage each moment—the small things you encounter daily that add up to accomplishing what you want: things like a positive outcome for the next meeting and a desired outcome from a conversation or E-mail. All these small wins add up to big victories.

The book was published to help people dive deeper into the “how-to’s” of creating a mindset for change. The book is perfectly timed for what is going on in the marketplace today. If ever there was a time when people need to create a mindset for change and innovation, this is it. 

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Tags: Agile, Change Management

11 Coursewares
Creating a Mindset For Change
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
1.Creating a Mindset for Change (Leader)
2.Creating a Mindset for Change (Individual)
3.Creating a Mindset for Change (Spanish Subtitled)
4.Creating a Mindset for Change (English Subtitled)
Creating a Mindset for Change

Change is inevitable. It’s not only a constant within our personal lives, but a reality within our organizations as well.

The problem is this: Not everyone is ready for change, and not every organization is ready for change either. Fail to adapt, and stagnation is soon to follow.

So, what’s the solution? The answer lies in between your ears. Change begins in the mind. Once you and your organization develop a Mindset for Change, unconscious and reactionary decisions will slowly evolve into creative and intentional decisions. That’s exactly where innovation begins.

Join Global Workforce Innovator Laura Goodrich, who has been helping organizations with change for nearly 20 years, as she coaches you and your organization on how to develop a Mindset for Change. Through a series of microlearning lessons (i.e. bite-sized videos), Goodrich provides the tools needed to create awareness for change and take action.

Interested? Demos of the cinematic microlearning program are also available.
Learn about the inherent nature of change.
Learn what is getting in the way of positive change and innovation in your work.
Learn how the brain is wired and how to get it working for you and your team.
Learn how to create an intentional and disciplined focus on the outcomes that you do want.
This program is for the innovative and forward leaning leaders that recognize we are not proceeding on the road that we came on and that we live and lead in a time of unprecedented change where few industries will be exempt. This is why it is critical to equip leaders and their teams to Create a Mindset for Change so they can steer toward opportunity and away from threats that a change dynamic and disruptive environments bring.
Awareness and understanding of what is getting in the way of change and innovation and insight on how to strategically design a process that leverages the power of face-to-face + cinematic microlearning to Create an individual and collective Mindset for Change.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Driving Agility (Cinematic Microlearning program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Learn how routine, systems, and established patterns get in the way of new solutions, and innovation. This Cinematic Microlearning program is about breaking that routine and introducing a thinking process designed to help people come up with fresh ideas. Ideas that will enable people, teams and organizations to steer toward opportunities and away from the threats this type of environment brings. Thus....Driving Agility.
Learn the thinking process to enable your team and organization to steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a change dynamic marketplace brings.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Innovation

Innovate and Create: Leverage The Power of Generations (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Innovate and Create: Leverage The Power of Generations to Navigate to a positive future.

Speaking of unproductive dynamics, each generation is trying to understand the other. Generations in the workplace is just plain not working. The workforce is more diverse than ever and there is a unique opportunity to leverage the power of that diversity to innovate. Learn what is needed to bring all of what is valuable, both old and new, into a successful future. The organizations that thrive will be the ones that create opportunities to leverage the assets of all the generations. Learn about what is getting in the way, and how to turn it around so that we can truly Leverage the Power of Generations to drive innovation and positive change. Laura Goodrich helps the learners see where we're all looking for the same thing: a purpose and a balance in our work and personal lives. She share examples of companies that have afforded opportunities for the generations to focus on their strengths and find common bonds as to come together to create next generations solutions. Learn how to harness the power of generations. Do not allow your organization to be left behind. Join Laura in this exciting journey.

* Learn why it is urgent to innovate and Leverage The Power of Generations to do so.
* Learn where and why things get off track
* Learn about honestly assessing your effectiveness with the Innovate with the Power of Generations competencies.
* Learn the value of finding common ground, what binds us no matter the year of our birthday and a surprising and powerful way to make a connection and foster trust.
* Learn how innovative leaders and teams are leveraging the power of generations to more effectively change and innovate, before it’s too late.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Innovation

Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset

There’s no question about it: Healthcare is more dynamic than ever and it continues to evolve.

As expected, there’s some anxiety associated with this shift. Healthcare professionals desire alignment between their policies and the departments they serve, but collaboration becomes difficult when perceptions don’t match. And it doesn’t help that the healthcare industry often naturally focuses on what’s trying to be avoided (fines, fraud, risk, etc). This focus on avoidance and what we don’t want damages team dynamics, personal energy, and the quality of the work experience.

It’s an unfortunate reality that healthcare professionals find themselves stuck in a never-ending struggle between groups: those who want to get things done fast and now, and those who see the value in taking time while keeping a close eye on regulation. Bringing these two groups together in harmony feels just about impossible at times.

Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset keynote offers the tools you need to create a positive healthcare mindset and a collaborative work environment, giving you the ability to both stand out as a respected healthcare professional and form collaborative relationships with surrounding departments.

But fear and avoidance is no way to address change. We have to find and create positive outcomes going forward.
That’s why Laura Goodrich is so refreshing…and effective. Her message can be startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. While many strike fear into learners about problems impacting the changing business landscape, Laura offers real-world solutions with positive impact…in a refreshing and inspiring way.
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few even recognize that without an individual and collective Mindset for Change and Innovation their best efforts will fail, especially now.
This session will show what is really getting in the way, how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes. She'll explain how this focus can benefit you, why we unconsciously focus on negative thoughts and how we can rewire our brains to focus on positive outcomes so that we can steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a world in transformation will bring.
This is not another positive "attitude" session, it is a session that delves into our natural instincts to focus on what we fear and are trying to avoid. Once people understand this concept, their awareness of intentional and clear focus on what they do want becomes very powerful. Laura will demonstrate simple tools to help turn you and your team's focus around and provide stories of how organizations have implemented this successful mindset. Leaders will walk away with a clear method of how to create a positive future for themselves and their team now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about the obstacles to change and how to maneuver around them.
Learn how to manage change and be highly resourceful when encountering the challenges inherent in a change dynamic environment.
Improve team and cross departmental collaboration
Gain clarity of your wanted outcomes
Learn how to improve your workplace dynamics

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset

There’s no question about it: Healthcare is more dynamic than ever and it continues to evolve.

As expected, there’s some anxiety associated with this shift. Healthcare professionals desire alignment between their policies and the departments they serve, but collaboration becomes difficult when perceptions don’t match. And it doesn’t help that the healthcare industry often naturally focuses on what’s trying to be avoided (fines, fraud, risk, etc). This focus on avoidance and what we don’t want damages team dynamics, personal energy, and the quality of the work experience.

It’s an unfortunate reality that healthcare professionals find themselves stuck in a never-ending struggle between groups: those who want to get things done fast and now, and those who see the value in taking time while keeping a close eye on regulation. Bringing these two groups together in harmony feels just about impossible at times.

Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset keynote offers the tools you need to create a positive healthcare mindset and a collaborative work environment, giving you the ability to both stand out as a respected healthcare professional and form collaborative relationships with surrounding departments.

But fear and avoidance is no way to address change. We have to find and create positive outcomes going forward.
That’s why Laura Goodrich is so refreshing…and effective. Her message can be startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. While many strike fear into learners about problems impacting the changing business landscape, Laura offers real-world solutions with positive impact…in a refreshing and inspiring way.
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few even recognize that without an individual and collective Mindset for Change and Innovation their best efforts will fail, especially now.
This session will show what is really getting in the way, how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes. She'll explain how this focus can benefit you, why we unconsciously focus on negative thoughts and how we can rewire our brains to focus on positive outcomes so that we can steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a world in transformation will bring.
This is not another positive "attitude" session, it is a session that delves into our natural instincts to focus on what we fear and are trying to avoid. Once people understand this concept, their awareness of intentional and clear focus on what they do want becomes very powerful. Laura will demonstrate simple tools to help turn you and your team's focus around and provide stories of how organizations have implemented this successful mindset. Leaders will walk away with a clear method of how to create a positive future for themselves and their team now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about the obstacles to change and how to maneuver around them.
Learn how to manage change and be highly resourceful when encountering the challenges inherent in a change dynamic environment.
Improve team and cross departmental collaboration
Gain clarity of your wanted outcomes
Learn how to improve your workplace dynamics

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset

There’s no question about it: Healthcare is more dynamic than ever and it continues to evolve.

As expected, there’s some anxiety associated with this shift. Healthcare professionals desire alignment between their policies and the departments they serve, but collaboration becomes difficult when perceptions don’t match. And it doesn’t help that the healthcare industry often naturally focuses on what’s trying to be avoided (fines, fraud, risk, etc). This focus on avoidance and what we don’t want damages team dynamics, personal energy, and the quality of the work experience.

It’s an unfortunate reality that healthcare professionals find themselves stuck in a never-ending struggle between groups: those who want to get things done fast and now, and those who see the value in taking time while keeping a close eye on regulation. Bringing these two groups together in harmony feels just about impossible at times.

Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset Cinematic Microlearning program offers the tools you need to create a positive healthcare mindset and a collaborative work environment, giving you the ability to both stand out as a respected healthcare professional and form collaborative relationships with surrounding departments.

But fear and avoidance is no way to address change. We have to find and create positive outcomes going forward.
That’s why Laura Goodrich is so refreshing…and effective. Her message can be startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. While many strike fear into learners about problems impacting the changing business landscape, Laura offers real-world solutions with positive impact…in a refreshing and inspiring way.
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few even recognize that without an individual and collective Mindset for Change and Innovation their best efforts will fail, especially now.
This session will show what is really getting in the way, how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes. She'll explain how this focus can benefit you, why we unconsciously focus on negative thoughts and how we can rewire our brains to focus on positive outcomes so that we can steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a world in transformation will bring.
This is not another positive "attitude" session, it is a session that delves into our natural instincts to focus on what we fear and are trying to avoid. Once people understand this concept, their awareness of intentional and clear focus on what they do want becomes very powerful. Laura will demonstrate simple tools to help turn you and your team's focus around and provide stories of how organizations have implemented this successful mindset. Leaders will walk away with a clear method of how to create a positive future for themselves and their team now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about the obstacles to change and how to maneuver around them.
Learn how to manage change and be highly resourceful when encountering the challenges inherent in a change dynamic environment.
Improve team and cross departmental collaboration
Gain clarity of your wanted outcomes
Learn how to improve your workplace dynamics

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Creating a Positive Compliance Mindset (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Creating a Positive Healthcare Mindset

There’s no question about it: Compliance is more dynamic and demanding than ever and it continues to evolve.

As expected, there’s some anxiety associated with this shift. Compliance professionals desire alignment between their policies and the departments they serve, but collaboration becomes difficult when perceptions don’t match. And it doesn’t help that compliance professionals often naturally focuses on what’s trying to be avoided (fines, fraud, risk, etc). This focus on avoidance and what we don’t want damages team dynamics, personal energy, and the quality of the work experience.

It’s an unfortunate reality that healthcare professionals find themselves stuck in a never-ending struggle between groups: those who want to get things done fast and now, and those who see the value in taking time while keeping a close eye on regulation. Bringing these two groups together in harmony feels just about impossible at times.

Creating a Positive Compliance Mindset Cinematic Microlearning program offers the tools you need to create a Positive Compliance Mindset and a collaborative work environment, giving you the ability to both stand out as a respected compliance professional and form collaborative relationships with surrounding departments.

But fear and avoidance is no way to address change. We have to find and create positive outcomes going forward.
That’s why Laura Goodrich is so refreshing…and effective. Her message can be startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. While many strike fear into learners about problems impacting the changing business landscape, Laura offers real-world solutions with positive impact…in a refreshing and inspiring way.
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few even recognize that without an individual and collective Mindset for Change and Innovation their best efforts will fail, especially now.
This program will show what is really getting in the way, how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes. She'll explain how this focus can benefit you, why we unconsciously focus on negative thoughts and how we can rewire our brains to focus on positive outcomes so that we can steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a world in transformation will bring.
This is not another positive "attitude" session, it is a session that delves into our natural instincts to focus on what we fear and are trying to avoid. Once people understand this concept, their awareness of intentional and clear focus on what they do want becomes very powerful. Laura will demonstrate simple tools to help turn you and your team's focus around and provide stories of how organizations have implemented this successful mindset. Leaders will walk away with a clear method of how to create a positive future for themselves and their team now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about the obstacles to change and how to maneuver around them.
Learn how to manage change and be highly resourceful when encountering the challenges inherent in a change dynamic environment.
Improve team and cross departmental collaboration
Gain clarity of your wanted outcomes
Learn how to improve your workplace dynamics

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Creating a Positive Banking Mindset (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Creating a Positive Banking Mindset

There’s no question about it: Banking is more dynamic than ever and it continues to evolve.

As expected, there’s some anxiety associated with this shift. Banking professionals desire alignment between their policies and the departments they serve, but collaboration becomes difficult when perceptions don’t match. And it doesn’t help that the healthcare industry often naturally focuses on what’s trying to be avoided (fines, fraud, risk, etc). This focus on avoidance and what we don’t want damages team dynamics, personal energy, and the quality of the work experience.

It’s an unfortunate reality that banking professionals find themselves stuck in a never-ending struggle between groups: those who want to get things done fast and now, and those who see the value in taking time while keeping a close eye on regulation. Bringing these two groups together in harmony feels just about impossible at times.

Creating a Positive Banking Mindset Cinematic Microlearning offers the tools you need to create a positive banking mindset and a collaborative work environment, giving you the ability to both stand out as a respected banking professional and form collaborative relationships with surrounding departments.

But fear and avoidance is no way to address change. We have to find and create positive outcomes going forward.
That’s why Laura Goodrich is so refreshing…and effective. Her message can be startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. While many strike fear into learners about problems impacting the changing business landscape, Laura offers real-world solutions with positive impact…in a refreshing and inspiring way.
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few even recognize that without an individual and collective Mindset for Change and Innovation their best efforts will fail, especially now.
This session will show what is really getting in the way, how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes. She'll explain how this focus can benefit you, why we unconsciously focus on negative thoughts and how we can rewire our brains to focus on positive outcomes so that we can steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a world in transformation will bring.
This is not another positive "attitude" session, it is a session that delves into our natural instincts to focus on what we fear and are trying to avoid. Once people understand this concept, their awareness of intentional and clear focus on what they do want becomes very powerful. Laura will demonstrate simple tools to help turn you and your team's focus around and provide stories of how organizations have implemented this successful mindset. Leaders will walk away with a clear method of how to create a positive future for themselves and their team now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about the obstacles to change and how to maneuver around them.
Learn how to manage change and be highly resourceful when encountering the challenges inherent in a change dynamic environment.
Improve team and cross departmental collaboration
Gain clarity of your wanted outcomes
Learn how to improve your workplace dynamics

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Culture, Digital Transformation

Creating a Positive Accounting Mindset (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019


There’s no question about it: Accounting is more dynamic and demanding than ever and it continues to evolve.

As expected, there’s some anxiety associated with this shift. Accounting professionals desire alignment between their policies and the departments they serve, but collaboration becomes difficult when perceptions don’t match. And it doesn’t help that accounting professionals often naturally focuses on what’s trying to be avoided (mistakes, fines, fraud, risk, etc). This focus on avoidance and what we don’t want damages team dynamics, personal energy, and the quality of the work experience.

It’s an unfortunate reality that accounting professionals find themselves stuck in a never-ending struggle between groups: those who want to get things done fast and now, and those who see the value in taking time while keeping a close eye on regulation. Bringing these two groups together in harmony feels just about impossible at times.

Creating a Positive Accounting Mindset Cinematic Microlearning program offers the tools you need to create a Positive Accounting Mindset and a collaborative work environment, giving you the ability to both stand out as a respected accounting professional professional and form collaborative relationships with surrounding departments.

But fear and avoidance is no way to address change. We have to find and create positive outcomes going forward.
That’s why Laura Goodrich is so refreshing…and effective. Her message can be startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. While many strike fear into learners about problems impacting the changing business landscape, Laura offers real-world solutions with positive impact…in a refreshing and inspiring way.
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few even recognize that without an individual and collective Mindset for Change and Innovation their best efforts will fail, especially now.
This program will show what is really getting in the way, how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes. She'll explain how this focus can benefit you, why we unconsciously focus on negative thoughts and how we can rewire our brains to focus on positive outcomes so that we can steer toward opportunities and away from the threats that a world in transformation will bring.
This is not another positive "attitude" session, it is a session that delves into our natural instincts to focus on what we fear and are trying to avoid. Once people understand this concept, their awareness of intentional and clear focus on what they do want becomes very powerful. Laura will demonstrate simple tools to help turn you and your team's focus around and provide stories of how organizations have implemented this successful mindset. Leaders will walk away with a clear method of how to create a positive future for themselves and their team now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about the obstacles to change and how to maneuver around them.
Learn how to manage change and be highly resourceful when encountering the challenges inherent in a change dynamic environment.
Improve team and cross departmental collaboration
Gain clarity of your wanted outcomes
Learn how to improve your workplace dynamics

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Leading Early Talent - Next Generation Leader (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Leading Early Talent - Next Generation Leader
Since the Millennials are the largest generation in the workplace, and Gen Z is right around the corner, leaders need help to better understand the dynamics of the workplace and the desires of these new generations. This webinar series will give leaders new skills and tools that will help them influence others at work.
Learn about the urgency in becoming a next generation leader
Learn what is not working and what is working by way of success stories.
Learn about generational differences, needs and expectations
Learn how to engage early talent…what do they want?
Learn tools to use as a Leader of Early Talent

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

Leading Early Talent - Next Generation Team (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
GWT Next
January 01, 2019
Leading Early Talent - Next Generation Team
Since the Millennials are the largest generation in the workplace, and Gen Z is right around the corner, leaders need help to better understand the dynamics of the workplace and the desires of these new generations. This webinar series will give leaders new skills and tools that will help them influence others at work.
• Determine who is the best fit for your team
• Learn how you can create a middle ground as a leader to collaborate with early talent
• Learn how to determine your “I wants” for yourself and your team

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, Leadership

4 Media Interviews
How does mindset fit into the work of Change Leaders?
Acuity Institute
February 01, 2019
Mindset lays the foundation for an organization’s change efforts.  Consider how a home is built.  The structure is built on a foundation.  Mindset creates the foundation on which change efforts and implementations can be built. When we have both a Change Mindset foundation and the skills and tools of Change Management Leaders, we are operating in a best-in-class model.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Innovation

Making the Change Mindset Connection
Acuity Institute
February 01, 2019
To effectively examine the relationship between change mindset and the effectiveness of change management efforts, the word “mindset” has to be defined.
Mindset represents an established set of attitudes that is based on known assumptions, methods, and beliefs.  Mindsets are established over the course of time. There’s the individual mindset, the team mindset, and the organizational mindset, and they don’t necessarily sing off the same song sheet.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

The Essence of Modern Work Management Is Change: Video Interviews with 3 Work Experts
Workfront
January 28, 2019
The Essence of Modern Work Management Is Change: Video Interviews with Sophie Wade, Laura Goodrich & Mark Schaefer - 3 #MastersOfModernWork
Laura Goodrich: "I think the distinct value of Done Right is that it really creates a space for collaboration between generations. It’s an opportunity to collaborate, to create, to problem-solve together and really bring about some of that positive change between generations that has been difficult within organizations for a long time.

I one time heard a psychologist say, “You can’t bring diverse groups together and just expect it’s going to to go well.” If you’re going to bring diverse groups together, give them something to accomplish together. Give them a problem to solve, give them an innovation to work on, give them something that has meaning to them. I believe that is really a powerful piece of Done Right because it creates a space for that to happen.

What gets in the way of innovation and change is fear. There’s a lot of fear that gets in the way. There are a lot of assumptions that are made that get in the way when we’re not working on something to accomplish together. So if we bring diverse groups together intentionally, we come to understand and appreciate differences and think, “We could actually leverage that difference as a positive thing.” Rather than rolling our eyes about each other, which just isn’t working. We’re solving problems, we’re innovating together, and we have ability to step into somebody else’s shoes enough that it eases the edge of our own orientation of how it should be done.

A central trend is the need to be able to change very quickly, to be able to steer toward opportunities and away from threats. I think the central trend is that there is no industry that’s exempt from this type of market, and many of us will have to make very abrupt changes. The challenge that we face is that we’re not so good at those abrupt changes. We’re really tethered to how we’ve done it, even when it’s not working anymore.

I’ll come back to the philosophy of Done Right. We have to come together into that place of common goals to understand each other. And maybe we just get in and reckon with those knee-jerk reactions that have always worked but aren’t working anymore. We get in, and we challenge, and we have the confidence in one another and the trust where we can have that honest dialogue so that we can challenge ourselves and not just stay there and watch the market move in another direction while we’re not a part of it.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Future of Work

Switching Hands: The Future of Organizational Learning
OD Innovator
October 03, 2018
As an organization, you must seek change and innovation at all costs. But at face value, those are nebulous, abstract goals. How do you get there? Start with something concrete. Transform training, and you transform the way your company learns. Transform the way your company learns, and you’re in a position to accelerate growth and to embrace the future with open arms

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

5 Speaking Engagements
DRIVING IT HOME: REAL CHANGE IS NOT AN EVENT, IT'S A PROCESS (Webcast)
ATD
July 26, 2019
Now is the time. Your organization is in change. Getting your team members focused on the right things is critical. Implementing a blended solution that leverages the best of the human side of change with a cinematic microlearning process is key.In this webcast, you will learn:
what a cinematic microlearning process is and how it can bring value to your organization
how to utilize a microlearning program as a piece of a larger strategic plan
the importance of messaging, microlearning, self-reflection, questions, and digital tools
how different generations view blended learning and microlearning
how to be a change champion in your organization.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Change Management

Attract and Retain Talent: New Methods for a Positive Future
Biz Library
May 01, 2019
Employee retention is one of the biggest concerns for c-level executives in 2019. Discover secrets to employee retention this Wednesday at 1:00pm CT for a great webinar presented by Laura Goodrich!

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Tags: Innovation, HR, Change Management

INNOVATE AND CREATE: LEVERAGE THE POWER OF GENERATIONS (Cinematic Microlearning Program)
ATD
April 26, 2019
By: Laura Goodrich, Co-Founder, GWT Next
The workforce is more diverse than ever, and there is a unique opportunity to leverage the power of that diversity to innovate. Learn what is needed to bring all of what is valuable from across generations into a successful future. The organizations that thrive will be the ones that create opportunities to leverage the assets of all the generations. Learn about what is getting in the way, and how to turn it around. Laura Goodrich will help you see where we're all looking for the same thing: a purpose and a balance in our work and personal lives. She will share examples of companies that have afforded opportunities for the different generations to focus on their strengths and find common bonds to come together to create next-generation solutions. Learn how to harness the power of generations. Do not allow your organization to be left behind. Join Laura in this exciting journey.
In this webcast, you will:
Learn why it is urgent to innovate and leverage the power of generations to do so.
Learn the value of finding common ground, what binds us no matter the year of our birth, and a surprising and powerful way to make a connection and foster trust.
Learn how innovative leaders and teams are leveraging the power of generations to more effectively change and innovate, before it’s too late.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Change Management

Future Focused Leadership
Biz Library
February 19, 2019
"This webinar fit perfectly with current topics being reviewed and trained in our company."
- Jennifer L


Those who embrace the future are the ones who will shape the future. That’s a fact. You need to be ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. You need to be future focused. But how do you cultivate that future focused mindset?
Here’s the good news: you’re a valuable asset because you’re naturally innovative. However, there are likely things that are getting in the way of your innovation. You’ll need awareness about those obstacles and a road map that will allow you to navigate the future and transform that innovative spirit into an outcome-driven strategy.
Join Laura Goodrich, from GWT Next, as she presents Future Focused Leadership – for innovators and change-makers like you.
Are you ready to become future focused?
During this webinar, you’ll learn:
Why a future focused mindset will help you succeed in your career
How an unconscious focus on fear is causing employees to lack innovation, and how to open their eyes to this fear
How a shift in focus can produce positive business outcomes

Feedback:
I attended your webinar today on Future Focused Leadership and it was fantastic, one of the best I have seen so far!

Great info, and a ton of it. The speaker is very good and presented a lot of great information.
Energetic!
Very knowledgeable and refreshing
Excellent presenter
Very informational & helpful
Very engaging and knowledgeable speaker.
Great job - very engaging!
Great insights
Appreciate the interaction during the webinar.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Future Focused Leadership (Webinar)
Biz Library
February 19, 2019
"This webinar fit perfectly with current topics being reviewed and trained in our company."
- Jennifer L


Those who embrace the future are the ones who will shape the future. That’s a fact. You need to be ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. You need to be future focused. But how do you cultivate that future focused mindset?
Here’s the good news: you’re a valuable asset because you’re naturally innovative. However, there are likely things that are getting in the way of your innovation. You’ll need awareness about those obstacles and a road map that will allow you to navigate the future and transform that innovative spirit into an outcome-driven strategy.
Join Laura Goodrich, from GWT Next, as she presents Future Focused Leadership – for innovators and change-makers like you.
Are you ready to become future focused?
During this webinar, you’ll learn:
Why a future focused mindset will help you succeed in your career
How an unconscious focus on fear is causing employees to lack innovation, and how to open their eyes to this fear
How a shift in focus can produce positive business outcomes

Feedback:
I attended your webinar today on Future Focused Leadership and it was fantastic, one of the best I have seen so far!

Great info, and a ton of it. The speaker is very good and presented a lot of great information.
Energetic!
Very knowledgeable and refreshing
Excellent presenter
Very informational & helpful
Very engaging and knowledgeable speaker.
Great job - very engaging!
Great insights
Appreciate the interaction during the webinar.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

1 Webinar
DRIVING AGILITY (Cinematic Microlearning program)
ATD
January 25, 2019
DRIVING AGILITY
Friday, January 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
By: Laura Goodrich, Co-Founder, GWT Next
There are many times in our day-to-day work that we are confronted with a challenge, but we miss the opportunity. We are either blinded by the challenge or label it as an obstacle and select a reaction from our usual archive of responses. This space between the stimulus and the reaction is the moment of opportunity. It is a moment that requires a new mindset. We can be reactive or creative. How we respond is determined by our perspective. Do we see this new world as one with opportunities, or endless obstacles? If we encounter change and are reactive, there will be a very high price to pay. If an individual can become aware of the moments of opportunity in their work, they can drive agility, be adaptive, remain relevant, and stay ahead of dynamic change.
This session will lift you up and motivate you to reexamine your tired assumptions, methods, and beliefs, and provide a simple formula with tools to address the challenges of your everyday work environment. On the other side of the challenges lies opportunity! Driving agility will enable us to seize them.
In this webcast, you will:
Learn how to overcome knee-jerk reactions and legacy thinking.
Learn the power of challenging the status quo by asking a question.
Learn about the drivers of innovation.
Explore the inside influences at your work.
Learn about the three Rs to find new solutions to old programs.
Learn how to pull it all together and use a thinking process for driving agility and innovation in your work.

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Tags: Innovation, Future of Work, Change Management

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Organizations and Consultancies

Location: MInneapolis    Date Available: January 01st, 2019    Fees: $50,000 +

Submission Date: January 23rd, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

Become a valued change management organization or provider.

As an organization or consulting firm, you care deeply about the relationship between you and your team or clients. Give them a product that won't waste their time and focuses directly on mindset and behavior. The GWT Next cinematic microlearning program targets the core of human psychology and is specifically designed to engage, inspire, and incite change.
This offer is an effective learning product that targets mindset and behavior, not just procedures. This unique approach ensures sustained change for your clients.

We create change through CINEMATIC MICROLEARNINGS

Cine-what, micro-huh?

Yes, we know, it's a mouthful. So let's break it down and explain why this premier service is key to boosting retention and engaging employees in your training and learning efforts.

CINEMATIC
Increase learning engagement through storytelling. Narrative-based filmmaking serves as the backbone of our learning programs, which has been proven boost information retention.

MICROLEARNING
Learn faster, learn better. Microlearning is a technique of delivering educational video content in small, short, and specific bursts where learners are put in the driver’s seat.

OUR RATIONALE
Need reasons why this is worthwhile? We have two big ones.

1. EVOLVING WORKFORCE
Millennials will comprise over half the workforce in less than ten years. They’ve developed short attention spans in their tech-heavy upbringings and prefer video over any other medium.
This upcoming generation of workers will need to be trained into their new roles with a program tailored for them. Our cinematic microlearning platform fits the bill.

2. TRAINING SUCKS
Yep, we said it. Training in general just plain sucks. There’s a lack of retention, the content is boring, and the quality is often poor. Shouldn't it be the exact opposite?

HOW DOES CINEMATIC MICROLEARNING WORK?
It sounds confusing but it's not. We promise. Give us a minute and we'll explain everything.

https://vimeo.com/296436063

Our premiere program is CREATING A MINDSET FOR CHANGE.
Change is inevitable. It’s not only a constant within our personal lives, but a reality within our organizations as well. So how can we adapt? Through coaching and self-reflection exercises, this program allows you to create awareness for change and take action.

Take a look
http://gwtnext.course.works/courses/gwt-next-programs/

Connect with us and we can take you through these steps to create a positive future.
1. Consult with us so we understand your challenge.
2. Create a comprehensive assessment of your needs.
3. Create a custom program or one off the shelf.
4. Watch Laura launch the program to your team or client.
5. Register your team for the cinematic microlearning program to advance the learning over a set period.

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Keynote Speaker and Session Faciliatator

Location: Flying out of MSP    Date Available: January 01st, 2019    Fees: $25,000

Submission Date: January 23rd, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

INSPIRE YOUR WORKFORCE
Speeches that incite a mindset for change

MEET YOUR GUIDE
Laura Goodrich has been a professional speaker for nearly half her life. During this time she has changed the lives of people looking to prepare their companies, and even themselves, for the future of work. Now it’s your turn.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Top 4 takeaways of a Goodrich keynote
1. How habit-forming, fear-based thinking is getting in the way of change
2. How to rewire your brain to shift your focus attract positive outcomes
3. How to create thoughts, actions, and behaviors that align with future goals
4. An explanation of the tools you’ll need to act on your strategic priorities

CHOOSE YOUR FLAVOR
Goodrich offers talking points on a wide variety of subjects:
• Creating a Mindset for Change - Rewire your brain for change and transform your organization
• Creating a Digital Mindset – Help your organization adopt to the ever changing technology environment
• Leverage the Power of Generations - Bridge generational gaps for a cohesive workforce
• Coaching for Leaders of Early Talent - Understand how to lead your millennial employees
• Coaching for Early Talent - Giving millennials the tools to excel in their organization
• Driving Agility - Learn how to foster innovative thinking and thrive on new solutions.

Curious about how Goodrich can inspire your company into action? Connect with us for more details on how she can speak at your workplace.

www.GWTNext.com

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Laura Goodrich

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Laura@GWTNext.com

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November 28