RHB Nation Archive
I have hired a number of speakers for events over the years so I know the challenges of trying to find someone who will ‘wow’ the audience and also reflect the vision and values of the sponsor. I recently employed Dave Howlett to deliver a dinner keynote for our annual Canada Beef conference. The audience [...]
Down Syndrome Awareness of Peel is focused on increasing awareness around the challenges that face individuals with Down Syndrome in our communities, in hopes of creating a future where our children can reach their full potential as human beings with unique strengths who bring value to society. We were seeking an international speaker to attract, [...]
With a presence in more than 80 countries, Cegedim Relationship Management combines its global expertise with a deep understanding of local markets to help Life science clients promote and market their products in the most efficient, compliant, and cost-effective manner. We interviewed a number of potential trainers for our annual internal sales conference. Dave Howlett customized [...]
Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. Our company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. We were looking for a speaker for a one [...]
I immigrated with my parents to Canada in 1961 and started as many did, from scratch. I have tried to create Nicholby’s as the company where satisfied customers keep shopping and tell their friends. I took notes throughout the RHB seminar and suddenly realized that everything that the “good guy code” represents everything I have done personally and professionally and tried to instill into the culture of our company.
Dave Howlett's seminar should be mandatory for all. His insight, wisdom and mindful engagement was both enlightening and enjoyable. His teaching promotes a way of life, an attitude for fulfillment of one's soul.
Sheridan Nurseries recently had the opportunity to hire Dave Howlett as our guest speaker at our annual management clinic. We had researched various presenters and topics looking for an engaging speaker with relevant subject matter that our staff could relate to and apply to both their business and personal lives. Dave Howlett presenting his "Leading Like a Real Human Being" program did just that. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear philosophy was easy to understand and to implement.
The reviews we received from our staff were very positive and many commented that Dave was one of the best motivational speakers they had heard. Dave’s stories were both funny and practical. We would highly recommend Dave to others for corporate events.
Amica Mature Lifestyles’ Wellness & Vitality™ Residences make it the premier destination for all–inclusive independent retirement living. Our core values are best expressed in the principles of respect, independence, support, happiness and trust. It is crucial therefore that each and every one of our employees convey these values to our residents. Dave Howlett spoke at our annual management leadership conference.
The RHB presentation was different from the countless “motivational talks” I have heard in the past. These speakers try to lift people up and inspire them. Dave’s talk actually had the opposite effect. It grounded our managers with a simple yet powerful “3rd gear, do-the-right-thing philosophy” that they could digest, internalize and immediately take back to their employees, their families and even when driving on a highway! I would highly recommend RHB to any company looking for a down to earth, easy to understand approach to engaging employees and enabling them to better appreciate how fortunate we all are and how we can go from a philosophy of "me to we" or even better, "me to everyone else".
BC Housing is one of the largest landlords in the province, and works with a wide range of partners to create new social housing for BC's most vulnerable. Our culture is mission-orientated and so we have a workforce that is focused and cares deeply about the work they do. However, as in every organization, improvements can be made to help us break down silos and work more effectively together – both internally and with our external partners. Our semi-annual staff meeting focused on a collaboration theme and the RHB “don’t demand the wave” mindset had all of our employees buzzing long after Dave’s presentation. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any group that relies on real cross-organizational collaboration and partnerships to effectively deliver on their mission.
The leadership group of Accreditation Canada has focused on developing a strong culture – a culture within which staff feel respected, valued and rewarded. We continue to strive to be a 'workplace of choice' and take the necessary steps to get there. As one of our team building initiatives, Dave was asked to customize his talk to the needs and relevant issues of the "Accreditation Canada team. His philosophy and approach was extremely well received by our everyone. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any company that is seeking a energizing type of speaker who will galvanize those participating and leave them with strong messages and strategies to improve their ability to cope with personal and professional challenges and stresses."
The employee-centric Real Human Being concept has been enthusiastically received and taken up across Janes. This intrinsic reward system "sticks" as it is based on continual repetition of striving to be a "Good Guy" or an "Amazing Woman"… our employees keep their peers, and themselves, accountable using the RHB 3rd Gear Philosophy. It’s become a part of our everyday language.
Janes Family Foods is now taking Dave Howlett’s teaching to the next level by implementing the RHB eCourse to help keep our brand as a visible source of pride for all of our employees.