Lisa Duerre, Speaker & Facilitator

Empower Your Leaders & Teams

“Lisa’s remarkable ability to effortlessly embody both power and vulnerability creates an unparalleled environment for growth and connection among those lucky enough to be exposed to her message. Through her expert leadership coaching and facilitation, Lisa has touched the lives of thousands, creating an exponential ripple effect for real change within the tech industry. Her guidance has inspired individuals to challenge themselves, think differently, and drive meaningful shifts within their organizations and beyond.”

Danielle Montgomery, Fractional COO at DetailedPDX

Speaking & Consulting

Lisa infuses her experience as a former Silicon Valley executive, empowering leaders in tech how to lead in meaningful ways that bring lasting impact for the entire team. She is willing to speak the hard truth, but in a way that is approachable and comes from the heart. She is passionate about incorporating real-life stories to bring real change. Lisa is an approachable speaker who gets groups excited about what’s next for their teams. 


Tech Leadership Meets Disability Advocacy

In 2022 I was diagnosed with Lipedema, a commonly misunderstood health condition related to abnormal fat buildup commonly in the legs and lower body. As I’ve navigated leading my own team, and also navigating disability bias, I’ve learned a lot to share. My journey to manage this condition, while understanding inclusion, belonging and wellbeing in the workplace from a perspective of managing a disability has led me to develop the FIRM Leadership Model.

Looking to infuse leadership and organizational change while also understanding bias in the workplace? I can tailor a talk or workshop to include disability bias education into presentations to customize your team’s needs.


What Others Have Said

“I’ve been blessed to get to experience a lot of speakers and podcast hosts, and I’ve never had a better experience as I had being interviewed and speaking with Lisa Duerre. She is funny and smart and a joy to listen to; she is someone you can’t get enough of. Her presence alone is remarkable, and then her sharing comes from this place of being open, vulnerable and powerful all at the same time. I would highly recommend Lisa Duerre as a speaker, or emcee. 

You will be delighted!”

Jay Pryor, CEO/Founder

“I had the honor and pleasure of working with Lisa in a high-profile event. The panel had co-founders of unicorn startups, experienced VC+entrepreneurs, top-ranking accelerator investors, and Lisa, who is so experienced in employee motivation. I was very impressed by Lisa’s experience, vision, enthusiasm, and presentation skills in our f2f meetings during the interview of panelist. We stay in close contact afterward. She’s my go-to advisor on the innovation motivation of colleagues!”

Larry (Nanlei) Wang, EIR Executive in Residence at Plug and Play Tech Center


Signature Talks

The 4 Essential Superpowers Every Tech Company Needs to Vanquish Employee Burnout and Drive Profitability

One out of every four U.S.-based employees quit their job in 2021.

Over 70% of tech workers in the U.S. are thinking about leaving their current employer in the next year.

Tech companies that don’t rapidly evolve from a VUCA past to a BANI reality will be on the fast track to extinction.

Join Silicon Valley Insider and Leadership Development Strategist Lisa Duerre – CEO & Co-Founder of RLD Group – for this high-octane session that doesn’t mince words or pull punches. Lisa has operated from the trenches to the boardrooms of tech giants and leading innovators.

For over five years, RLD Group’s client list features top tech firms in renewable energy, cybersecurity, chip innovation, transportation, communications, Saas, and numerous others.

In this status quo-busting talk, Lisa will share just-in-time insights on:

  • The surprising fallacy embedded in the VUCA-driven leadership model
  • The three ‘hiding in plain sight’ warning signs your current top talent may be plotting their exit (and what to do about it)
  • The two most critical actions leaders can take in the next 60 days to maintain momentum in the face of relentless disruption
  • The proven, easy-to-implement framework any organization can leverage immediately to vanquish burnout, turbocharge profitability, and truly kick XaaS in the new BANI reality

This must-attend session is custom-crafted for C-Suite executives, business unit leaders, and founders of hyper-growth gazelles who are serious about crafting – and maintaining – an immediate competitive advantage.

BANI Changed the Game: Permacrisis Leadership Requires More Than Technical Skills

“Permacrisis” – Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2022 is defined as “the dizzying sense of lurching from one unprecedented event to another, as we wonder bleakly what new horrors might be around the corner.”

Leaders need the flexibility to manage rapid change, get creative on how to create real connection in a hybrid-work world, and create a culture of inclusivity & belonging to keep pace with the Future of Work.

Change the definition of what’s possible by adjusting our filter from ‘Deficit-Based’ to ‘Strengths-Based’ questions.

What to Expect in this interactive Future of Work Insight Experience with Lisa Duerre:

  • Lisa’s game-changing insight on how Organizations are leading the future of work by creating a People-Centric workplace culture through their focus on Leadership Development
  • Gain practical & actionable tools to increase the impact of your leadership.
  • Interactive Group Learning & Wisdom Sharing Opportunities.
  • Downloadable Resource – The Power in the Questions We Ask Ourselves
A Journey of FIRM Leadership, Resilience, and Self-Discovery

Join Lisa Duerre, the visionary CEO and Co-Founder of RLD Group, a trailblazing Woman-Owned Leadership Consulting Firm. With an unparalleled ability to transform workplace dynamics through leadership development.

Lisa’s journey resonates with anyone striving for inclusive and agile work environments. From her ascent in Fortune 500 tech companies to her personal journey of living wiht lipedema, her story is a beacon of leadership and empowerment.

What to Expect in This  Interactive Keyote Experience with Lisa Duerre

Step into a riveting narrative that intertwines leadership, resilience, and self-discovery. 

Through a captivating blend of insight-sharing and interactive engagement, Lisa will leave you equipped with actionable strategies to create a workplace where everyone thrives.

Prepare for an immersive experience that transcends traditional keynotes. Lisa’s interactive approach will spark conversations, inspire change, and empower you to become an agent of transformation within your organization. 

Join us for an unforgettable journey into leadership, resilience, and culture creation focused on these three topic areas:

  • Embracing Inclusivity and Flexibility
  • FIRM (Flexible, Intuiive, Resilient and Mindful) Leadership
  • Navigating Hidden Disabilities in the Workforce
Breaking Down Workplace Fat Bias: Living and Leading with Lipedema

Embark on a transformative journey with Lisa Duerre, the visionary CEO and Co-Founder of RLD Group, a pioneering Woman-Owned Leadership Consulting Firm, renowned for reshaping workplace dynamics through leadership development. Lisa’s narrative, enriched by her ascent in Fortune 500 tech companies and her personal journey of livi ng with lipedema, serves as a powerful beacon of leadership and empowerment.

In this interactive keynote experience, Lisa intertwines leadership, resilience, and self-discovery. Through a dynamic blend of insight-sharing and interactive engagement, attendees will gain actionable strategies to cultivate inclusive and thriving workplaces. Lisa’s unique approach transcends traditional keynotes, sparking conversations, inspiring change, and empowering participants to drive transformation within their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

Identify the economic impact of fat bias at work and why it matters to the audience, the lipedema community and the world
Gain clarity on what bias informs your workplace culture and policy and gain insight into RLD Groups FRIM leadership antidote
Create an action plan and personal talking points/scripts to inspire action back at work

Don’t miss this unforgettable journey into leadership, resilience, and culture creation, focusing on three vital areas: Embracing Inclusivity and Flexibility, FIRM (Flexible, Intuitive, Resilient, and Mindful) Leadership, and Breaking Down Fat Bias in the Workforce.

“What an incredibly powerful morning it was at the Women Back to Work Virtual Career Conference… Leaders brought compassion, words of wisdom, grace, life-changing conversations and gave it their all. Lisa Duerre helped us create defining moments that truly matter.”

Sonu Ratra, Founder of Women Back to Work

Igniting a Movement of Stronger Leadership

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