MindSet Keynotes

Inspiration and Insights on Leadership, Culture, and Professional Development

Our Keynote Philosphy:

Most of us have sat through Keynotes focused largely on the speaker, their accomplishments, and their business. At MindSet, we focus on attendees. Our goal is to engage the audience and provide them with information and insights that can propel them to greater success at work and in life.

While we list number of our favorite keynotes below, with over 225 MindSets across 14 domains of content we tailor our keynotes for each audience and can address a wide range of topics related to leadership, culture, and building a dominantly successful business!

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Dr. Kim Hoogeveen

Dr. Kim Hoogeveen is the Founder of MindSet and an expert in leadership training and culture building. Holding a Ph.D. in psychology, Kim was the founder of QLI in Omaha, Nebraska, a 375-employee company that was five times recognized as the “#1 Best Place to Work.” Encouraged to do so by several top corporate leaders and business owners who were disenchanted with trendy leadership training programs and fascinated with what had been achieved at QLI, after serving 24-years as president and CEO, in 2011 Dr. Hoogeveen stepped down to create and devote full time to MindSet. 

An engaging and compelling speaker, Dr. Hoogeveen boils down his most poignant thinking and tips on being a great leader and/or building cultures to inspire audiences all over the world.

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Dr. Hoogeveen's Keynotes:

Why the Gap: The Culture you Want vs What you Have

This keynote highlights the difference between the culture an organization has and the culture they wish to have. Dr. Hoogeveen explains why this gap so often exists, how this gap inhibits an organization’s success, and how it can be closed. Dr. Hoogeveen first gave this keynote at a TedX Omaha event and was later invited to present at an exclusive global  leadership retreat in Rome

7 Principles of Leadership

Actionable Insights to be a Phenomenal Leader. Click for more on this keynote!

7 Principles of Leadership:

This keynote introduces Dr. Hoogeveen's Seven Principles of Leadership and provides actionable insights attendees can use to practice these Principles daily. These Seven Principles were developed from Dr. Hoogeveen's 25 years of interviewing many successful business leaders, his insights from organizational psychology, and his experience as the CEO of a Five-Time Best Place to Work Award Winning organization.
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Stupid Things Leaders Do - A Guide to Not Ruining your Culture

Leaders aren't perfect - but there are some easily avoidable mistakes they make that hurt their company in the long term. Click for more on what mistakes this keynote encompasses!

A Guide:

Great things can often only be achieved via brilliant ideas, but sometimes we can make significant gains when we simply stop doing stupid things! Leaders hamstring the success of their organizations by thinking and acting in ways that are counterproductive to the long-term success of their organizations. No leader can achieve perfection, but a good leader should avoid these all-too-common thoughts and behaviors that undermine their company's success.
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Brett Hoogeveen

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Brett Hoogeveen is co-owner of MindSet LLC, where he works with a regional client base as coach, consultant, trainer, and speaker.  In his work with MindSet, Brett helps organizations and leaders attract, build, motivate, and retain great employees – showing that  better culture = better business!

Prior to his time at MindSet, Brett was trained as an engineer and then worked for a decade in healthcare.  Brett served on the executive leadership team at the nationally known specialized rehabilitation and care center (and perennial #1 Best Place to Work) QLI, where he oversaw national business development, insurance contracting, state and federal government relations, marketing, and media and public relations.

Brett's Keynotes:

Culture : Why are we Making this so Hard?

Would anyone dispute that having a positive, energetic, prideful organizational culture is valuable? Does anyone dispute that culture is largely built (or destroyed) by leadership? Then let’s take a look at what some organizations are getting so wrong…and what others are getting so right!

Brett first gave this keynote at the Disrupt HR conference in Omaha.

Stupid Things Leaders Do – A Guide to Not Ruining your Culture

Leaders aren't perfect - but there are some easily avoidable mistakes they make that hurt their company in the long term. Click for more on what mistakes this keynote encompasses!

A Guide:

Great things can often only be achieved via brilliant ideas, but sometimes we can make significant gains when we simply stop doing stupid things! Leaders hamstring the success of their organizations by thinking and acting in ways that are counterproductive to the long-term success of their organizations. No leader can achieve perfection, but a good leader should avoid these all-too-common thoughts and behaviors that undermine their company's success.
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Culture: Move the Needle

Everyone knows "culture" is important, but what can you do to actual build one? Click to see how we can help companies build one with this keynote!

Culture: Move the Needle

Organizations today recognize the importance of building and protecting a vibrant workplace culture more than ever. Yet wanting a positive culture and knowing how to achieve one are two very different things. Discover the five steps MindSet uses when consulting with entities across the country – from large organizations to small workgroups – who want to ‘move the needle’ on their culture.
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Blake Hoogeveen

Blake Hoogeveen is a Co-Owner of MindSet.  Blake holds degrees in Actuarial Science and Finance from Drake University, and he takes the lead with MindSet’s assessment instruments (e.g,. Culture Survey) and business development/sales. Blake is also actively involved in MindSet consultation, leadership training, and coaching.

Blake has extensive work experience in the insurance and healthcare industries.  In addition to his responsibilities with MindSet, he is currently the Director of Development at QLI. Blake is active in the community, serving on the Greater Omaha Young Professionals Council, participating in Omaha Venture Group (a venture capital based giving circle via Omaha Community Foundation), and serving as an advisor to various nonprofits.

Blake is married (Sara) and has a daughter (Marian) and a houseful of pets (three cats and two dogs).

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Blake's Keynotes:

Negotiation Tactics: How you can earn $200K with only words

This keynote by Brett and Blake Hoogeveen highlights different Negotiation Tactics that you can use personally or professional to increase your income, reduce your expenses, and live the life you want to without making major sacrifices. We cover many different negotiation tactics for even some of the most skilled professionals we will have at least one or two new applicable insights. Blake and Brett first gave this address at the Young Professionals Summit by the Omaha Chamber.

Creating Raving Fans

Great enterprises are fanatical about creating Raving Fans for their products and services. In this keynote Blake breaks down the process for creating these fans! Click for more on this keynote!

Creating Raving Fans:

In this keynote, Blake will provide insights on why and how some enterprises are so unusually successful at creating and retaining Raving Fans. It will help you better understand the attitudes and beliefs that permeate such elite teams and organizations, as well as reveal several specific techniques that can be used by members of a team to help achieve this critically important goal.
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Mentorship with Meaning:

Building stars is key for winning in the business world today - click here to learn more about how mentoring can help!

Mentorship with Meaning:

Nothing can help a company grow like growing stars in your company. In this Keynote Blake talks about why mentorship programs are an important component of building stars and some tips on building a successful one including how to identify who should be in the mentor program and a suggested structure to ensure that the mentor / mentee relationship is beneficial for everyone!

8 insights for Making Better Decisions

Few things are more basic to business success then capable decision making, and these insights are crucial lessons or useful refreshers for leaders of all types. Click to see more about our keynote on decision making.

8 insights for Making Better Decisions

In this keynote, Blake will share several time tested and proven decision-making processes designed for leaders and executives. This starts with a focus on the crucial ability to maintain rational thought when under pressure and include several techniques used by experienced leaders to enable effective decision making as a team.

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Want to see more Keynote worthy topics?

While we previewed some of our favorite keynotes, we have a number of potential keynotes from our 225+ MindSets over 14 domains and can speak on almost any topic on leadership, culture, winning mindsets, and building successful businesses.  To get a preview of some of our newest topics, watch our videos below: