"Inclusion is Everything" by Ronna Timpa
In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, beside the basic human needs of food and water exists a primal need for belonging. As humans, we need to belong. Yet as companies struggle to find the time, money, and resources to effectively develop their people, many employees are feeling disconnected from their work and their colleagues. In her in-demand keynote, Ronna will distinguish what inclusion is from what it isn’t, why inclusion is integral for companies who want to attract, retain, and promote top talent, and best practices for making inclusion a reality in your company. Ronna’s wisdom, compassion, infectious sense of humor, and powerful storytelling make her an audience favorite whether she is presenting at an industry conference or calling executives to action at a corporate retreat.
Ronna Timpa is the Founder and Chief Motivator of Workplace ESL Solutions. An inspiring and results-oriented speaker, noted author, and educator, early in her career Ronna was offered an opportunity to teach English as a Second Language to a group of 30 housekeepers from 11 different countries. It changed everything. Ronna went back to school to augment her Bachelor’s in Human Resources with a Master’s in Teaching ESL to Adults and has been transforming audiences with her message that inclusion is the key to workplace success ever since. Ronna speaks to industries ranging from hospitality and construction to health care and manufacturing, and she has authored numerous textbooks on Hotel English, Workplace English, and Workplace Spanish. Ronna has received many accolades and awards including being named one of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada’s Women of Distinction and one of Vegas Inc.’s Women to Watch.
What Ronna's Clients Have to Say
TED talks are meant to raise awareness, expose ideas and illustrate concepts. All necessary for the discovery of new and fresh perspectives and ideas. Ronna however takes her talk to a much different level, a personal one of profound depth and meaning. You believe in her dream! She inspires you to "walk the talk", pun intended.
— Jaime Cruz, Chief Strategic Officer, Workforce Connections
I recently had the pleasure of participating in an event where Ronna Timpa was speaking on the importance of creating an inclusive workplace and life. Ronna’s ability to use her own “life lessons” and interaction amongst the other participants at this event made it informative, descriptive and FUN. Ronna always has a great message and I sense that everyone leaves feeling empowered and confident.
— Stacy Schierling, Director of Hotel Operations, Eldorado Resort Casino Reno
I invited Ronna to speak to 35 women at the launch of a monthly business luncheon about the importance of connecting with others. Ronna is what I call top shelf! She is fun, professional, gracious under time constraints and a beautiful human being. Ronna has a presence that draws you in and has you hooked from the moment she speaks. I would recommend Ronna to any community or organization that is looking for a speaker who will authentically connect with them and impart wisdom relevant to today’s workplace and team building.
— Kathlyn Eversole-Jaramillo, Founder, defining:WOMEN Worldwide