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$15,000 to $20,000
BOOK JULIET FUNT
SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$15,000 to $20,000
Book Juliet Funt
- Apostle of “WhiteSpace,” a “strategic pause” approach toward mindfulness that allows us to reclaim our lives in this Age of Overload.
- Founder of WhiteSpace at Work, dedicated to helping businesses learn the difference between true productivity and aimless activity.
- A funny and creative presenter, Funt entertains as she inspires, leaving audiences refreshed and invigorated.
Juliet Funt has proclaimed herself a warrior in the fight against “reactive busyness.” Owner of WhiteSpace at Work, she helps businesses learn the difference between true productivity and the aimless activity that captures so much of our energy and effort. Her advice on how to streamline and improve the way we work saves time and leads to improved creativity and engagement. Funt helps her clients learn how to answer the question, “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”
Central to Funt’s customized advice is her concept of “WhiteSpace,” which she defines as a “strategic pause” taken between activities. These pauses provide us with time to think before we act, prepare and reflect, and allow for the silence that is often necessary if new ideas are to emerge. Incorporating “WhiteSpace” allows us to reclaim our lives and our potential in this Age of Overload.
Funt practices what she preaches, balancing her work as a busy consultant with life as a wife and mother of three young boys. She is the daughter of “Candid Camera” host Allen Funt.
"Juliet's powerful appeal is based on an incredibly intuitive presentation style, where heartwarming stories and infectious humor play significant roles. She successfully blends sincerity, passion, excitement, and amazingly audience-appropriate content. I’d highly recommend her—she is outstanding!"
Gail B. Stoops, Philips
"Thank goodness for speakers like you who actually become a part of the meeting team. Your attitude, the way you stuck around and spent time with participants, offering to pitch in and help if WE needed anything... truly you were a meeting planner's dream."
Chris Crocker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
"What a wonderfully balanced and effective presentation! With a charismatic and approachable style, Juliet struck the perfect balance of high energy, humor and insightful, applicable content. Not only did we have a great time, we left with tools we could use on a daily basis."
Mark D. Robeson, Wells Fargo
"Thank you!!! You’re the gift that keeps on giving—satisfied conference participants. We have just opened registration for our Annual Conference and callers are still praising your keynote last year (and hoping for more). And bottom line (As Executive Directors are always focused on), The return on our investment in your fee has exceeded our highest expectations!"
Dr. Bill Braden, Kentucky Counseling Association
"Ms. Funt’s workshop was exhilarating. She captivated our audience and presented key information in a humorous and thought provoking manner. After almost one hour she left our audience wanting to hear more. The Los Angeles Air Force base highly recommends Juliet to any military or civilian organization that is looking for a someone who can motivate, teach and inspire."
Terrence F. Regan Lt. Col, Department of the Air Force
Juliet Funt presents a seemingly simple idea with skill and humor: activity is not productivity. Despite the simplicity of this logic, recognizing the difference between “busyness” and “productivity” is something most of us deeply struggle with. Funt’s humor and insight help her audience move beyond their preconceived, and often damaging, notions of what it means to be busy.
While we live in a society that often privileges the appearance of activity, Funt reminds us that “white space” is often an absolutely necessary prerequisite to creativity and innovation. Buzzing, distracted minds cannot forge thoughtful and distinctive solutions to problems; they cannot develop the new ideas that will move your organization forward. Funt teaches audiences how to carve out the time and space necessary to allow for innovative thinking.
Learning the lessons of “white space” releases employees and organizations to make the best use of their human resources and avoid the burnout that so often characterizes the modern world of business. Funt’s sage advice and lighthearted approach will leave audiences invigorated and equipped to face everyday life with energy and optimism.
The WhiteSpace® Keynote
What if you could truly have the best of both worlds in a keynote presentation? What if you could challenge leaders and employees with relevant content to move business levers—and also give them a laugh-out-loud great time that sends them home energized? What if you could bring in a keynote speaker who equally delighted both your CFO and CHRO? You can! Juliet Funt and WhiteSpace provide this wonderful dualistic experience like no other.
WhiteSpace keynotes are ideal for leaders, managers, sales folks and high potentials, yet beneficial to everyone from the C-suite to the front lines. That's why companies like Costco, Pepsi, American Express and P&G have repeatedly chosen Juliet Funt to help employees tap into their creativity, enhance their productivity and enjoy increased engagement.
Our WhiteSpace content, uniquely tailored to your culture, strikes home with great dependability. The effect shows immediately. The attendees are injected with energy. Some have aftershocks of laughter. Some huddle, downloading Aha's about life, work and what’s important. They are lit up. This is a keynote bull's-eye and it's our specialty.
You won't check your email the whole time!
Activity is not Productivity: Raising Engagement Through Reclaiming WhiteSpace
Many wonderful companies are trapped in a thread of common denial. They believe pressure and incentives are enough to support workers who live perennially on the leading edge of burnout. That equation cannot be sustained. But with one vital new ingredient, WhiteSpace, organizations can free their talented teams to deliver their most engaged work — and sustain that commitment far into the future.
In this high-energy session, we examine the critical difference between activity and true productivity, between cramming in more tasks and selectively choosing to dive into the right ones with thoughtfulness. We also meet and arm ourselves against The Thieves of Productivity, a group of positive assets that often run amuck and trap us into low-value tasks. By examining the surprising downside of these attributes, we create a customized road map towards more WhiteSpace at the individual, team and organizational level.
Lastly we explore The WhiteSpace Simplification Questions — four simple inquiries that provide endless insight and positive reframing around even the toughest individual and organizational hurdles.
The Reductive Mindset: Achieving Optimal Results Using the Tools of WhiteSpace
Employees today face many pressures in the Age of Overload: doing more with less, accelerating speed and the global 24/7 demands of always being ON. They're fooled into thinking they're more productive than ever. But is that true?
Overloaded populations are used to their discomfort. But upon further investigation, it's clear that their companies are suffering from one or more deficits. Sometimes it's a quantity problem; you hear complaints about headcount and bandwidth. Sometimes it's a quality issue; work level is slipping, and there’s no time to think high-altitude thoughts. Or it's a sustainability issue; folks are surviving but asking, "How long can we keep this up?" Most suffer from a mixture of two or even all three.
In this program, we consider a different path, one where a reductive lens helps pare back busyness and make room to reclaim and effectively use WhiteSpace. Also featured is actionable content that combats The Tools that Turn on You. These are support systems and devices that promise to improve our work style. In reality, they tend to defy boundaries, hijacking time and resources — think email, meetings, decks and more.
Igniting the Thoughtful Mind: How to Use WhiteSpace to Turbocharge Creativity
Is your company tasking you to be creative and innovative without providing the time to do it? You are not alone. Exertion has replaced thought. Innovation and creativity wither before an ever-increasing culture of complexity.
But what if game-changing, breakthrough ideas are not inclined to battle through your crowded schedule and buzzing brain? What if they require WhiteSpace, or open fluid time, in order to grace us with their presence?
In this presentation, Juliet Funt asks critical questions behind the creative process: Is there a dial that can be adjusted back and forth from activity to creative receptivity? How would an adjustment of that dial affect the output of you and your teams?
This journey also chronicles tactics of the greatest creative thinkers in both business and other media, shining a light on the frameworks and processes they employ. Lastly, we’ll broaden our discussion to explore the Invisible Habits of Excellence, a constellation of internal behaviors related to many varieties of inward and outward thought.