Deri Latimer

Deri Latimer

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Neuro-Leadership | Positive Psychology | Mindfulness | Resilience, Change Health & Wellness Expert
Deri Latimer is a TEDx speaker, author, and organizational consultant who combines positive psychology, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence to help create happy and healthy places for people to work and live. Deri's presentations are based on research on the latest trends and are grounded in practicality. Tailored messaging is focused on creating joyful and sensational workplaces in which individuals and organizations can thrive in a dynamic and complex world.
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  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Management
  • Agriculture & Farming
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  • Associations & Unions
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Awareness Days
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Campus & University Speakers


Deri Latimer is a renowned authority on positive possibilities for people. With her unique fusion of extensive knowledge and certifications, she dedicates herself to improving individual and organizational performance. She stands as a celebrated TEDx Speaker, prolific author, and effective organizational consultant, with over 25 years of experience consulting and speaking to organizations across every sector. She specializes in connecting individuals to their passion and purpose while employing her deep understanding of human behaviour and workplace culture.

A life-long learner and strongly committed to positively impacting others, Deri Latimer has spent years better understanding psychological and behavioural trends that impact human potential. She holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, a recognition achieved by fewer than 17% pf speakers globally, and is the international measure of excellence for professional competence, proven experience, and optimal client satisfaction.

Deri Latimer holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Management with a Major in Human Resources from the University of Lethbridge, where she was recognized as a Student of Distinction. These accomplishments, fueled by personal hardships that led her to this field, reflect her unwavering dedication to education and service to others.

Qualified in Emotional Intelligence, Psychometric Assessment, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Deri enriches others through her holistic understanding of human behaviour, emotional resilience and psychological performance. Her certifications in the BarOn EQ-i and EQ-360 Assessments, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, enable her to interpret and meet the needs of individuals within organizations with unique and practical strategies on mental health, mindset resilience, mindfulness, compassion, managing change and personal effectiveness.

For over 15 years, Deri Latimer served as a Management Studies Instructor at the University of Winnipeg. She helped shape future leaders, teaching subjects including Human Resource Management, Leadership Development, Coaching for Development, Personal Resilience, Positive Psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry. In addition, she held pivotal roles across various sectors, where she focused on fostering positive cultures and maximizing employee productivity through team building, leadership development, talent management, recruitment, and staff development.

As an accomplished author, Deri Latimer has penned three insightful books: ‘Wake Up To Your Habits,’ ‘What’s Your Story? You Decide,’ and ‘Not Crazy, Just Human.’ These books brim with strategies and tools that help individuals navigate their emotional landscapes, reframe their thinking, and achieve positive outcomes. Latimer’s impressive career is marked by her unwavering commitment to learning and her dedication to keeping up with the latest research and trends shaping employees, workplaces, and organizational culture.

With a strong focus on organizational growth and team resilience, Deri Latimer is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker for some of North America’s largest organizations. She is particularly recognized for her “people-first” philosophy, which makes her a sought-after figure across all sectors. Her profound understanding of management principles, human resources practices, and organizational dynamics, gives her the ability to effect meaningful changes at the heart of organizations and their people.

Deri Latimer delivers high-energy, engaging and impactful presentations that blend evidence-based research with practical strategies, tailoring each presentation to its audience and the needs of the organization. She possesses the unique ability to translate complex concepts into actionable strategies and blend motivation with researched outcomes for positive transformation. Her life-long commitment and unwavering dedication is to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to overcome challenges, embrace resilience, and lead purposeful and fulfilling lives.



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Deri Latimer Topic Presentations

your brain ‘at work’ - leveraging neuroscience for enhanced productivity and well-being

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  • Are you constantly feeling drained? Lacking motivation? Facing burnout or heightened stress? This keynote illuminates how you can ‘hack your brain’ to harness increased energy, ignite curiosity, foster tranquillity, and boost productivity. In this electrifying presentation, we will dive deep into the intricate realm of neuroscience, unravelling its complexity to reveal easy-to-implement yet potent methods for unlocking more of your brain’s potential. The result? Tried-and-tested strategies to amplify your cognitive performance and help your brain function at its absolute best.

    This presentation is designed for every curious mind eager to delve deeper into self-awareness and understanding the dynamics of interactions with others in their sphere (colleagues, leaders, family members, etc.). If you’re yearning to make your beautiful brain work in harmony with you, instead of resisting you, this transformative session brings new understandings while embarking you on a journey of cognitive discovery, and unleashing the latent potential within your mind.

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • Discover a simple technique that can instantly transform your energy levels within a minute.
    • Gain insights into your ‘automatic’ tendencies and how to craft new pathways that can lead to enhanced performance.
    • Reframe your narrative – about your self-perception, your work, your leadership style, your organization, and your life as a whole.
    • Grasp the significance of nourishing your social brain for holistic well-being.
    • Explore the single most influential strategy directly linked to boosting happiness

the resilient mindset: practicing tools for living with change and achieving optimum results!

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  • Life is filled with challenges. It always has been and always will be. Life is also filled with opportunities and moments of joy. This thought-provoking keynote will invite you to develop a resilient mindset; one that is prepared and capable of approaching and resolving challenging, complex or unique situations while also seeking and celebrating positive moments!

    This thought-provoking keynote will invite you to develop a resilient mindset; one that is prepared and capable of approaching and resolving tough times, while also seeking and celebrating positive moments!

    Session takeaways:

    • Learn where your personal resilience resides within you
    • Tune into distress signals early, and manage high-pressure situations
    • Control psychological, emotional and behavioural reactions to in-your-control and out-of-your-control situations
    • Use the power of positive psychology to adjust your perspective
    • Choose alignment strategies to quickly shift your experience
    • Understand how feedback is a gift on your growth journey
    • Do one simple thing to move out of the performance rut and into a new groove

the neuroscience of leadership: harnessing neuroscience for enhanced leadership effectiveness

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  • Your brain, along with those of your team members, is consistently at work, affecting every facet of your professional life – from focusing attention and managing emotions to fostering relationships that optimize results. As a leader, it is the wellspring of your influential power and, indeed, your vitality. As leaders navigate complex situations often under pressure, it is critical that they better understand themselves in order to better manage their teams and the decisions they make.

    This invigorating presentation aims to enlighten you about the intricacies of your brain’s functions, and the actions you can take to stimulate greater insight, handle pressure proficiently, and incite positive change in yourself and those you lead. This keynote is designed for leaders of all stripes, including managers, supervisors, association executives, CEOs, and those with a desire to lead others effectively.

    Key insights from this session:

    • Understand the paradoxical decline in self-awareness as one ascends the organizational hierarchy.
    • Delve into how contemporary work practices contribute to constant mental fatigue.
    • Establish workplace routines that synergize with optimal cognitive performance.
    • Grasp why traditional ‘performance management techniques often fall short.
    • Reaffirm the potent influence of your behavioural modelling as a leader.

harnessing neuroleadership for agility, adaptability and resilience in an evolving landscape

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  • In a world characterized by rapid transformations, uncertainty, and complexity, successful leadership demands more than traditional managerial skills. This comprehensive keynote unravels the concept of NeuroLeadership and its indispensable role in fostering a change-ready mindset, promoting agility, and enhancing adaptability.

    As we delve into the multifaceted dynamics of transformation, transitions, and uncertainty, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the importance of NeuroLeadership in navigating these complexities. Moreover, you’ll learn how to cultivate an organizational culture, lead teams, and inspire individuals to be more agile and adaptable in the face of change.

    This keynote is designed for leaders, managers, and anyone interested in leveraging NeuroLeadership to guide their teams through change effectively. If you’re committed to developing a more flexible, resilient, and change-ready organization, this session will equip you with the insights and tools you need. This session will empower you with the understanding and strategies necessary to lead with resilience and effectiveness, guiding your teams and organization successfully through the evolving landscape of change and complexity.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore the neuroscientific basis of leadership and its application in managing change, complexity, and uncertainty.
    • Understand the necessity of a change-ready mindset and discover how to cultivate it within your team and organization.
    • Discover strategies to foster an adaptable and agile organizational culture, prepared to navigate transitions and transformations effectively.
    • Gain practical insights into leading teams through change, ensuring resilience, cohesion, and sustained performance

neuroleadership and mindful management

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  • As the landscape of leadership evolves in the face of unprecedented complexity, a profound shift in approach is required. The quintessential leader of today is characterized not merely by strategic acumen and foresight but also by an exceptional grasp of NeuroLeadership principles, the practice of mindfulness, and the deployment of empathy and compassion in team dynamics.

    In this thought-provoking keynote, we dive deep into the multidimensional aspects of NeuroLeadership, underlining its pivotal role in improving decision-making processes, mitigating stress, and nurturing an environment of understanding and rapport within teams. Further, we delve into the imperative of compassionate leadership, emphasizing how these soft skills contribute to a harmonious workplace culture and invariably bolster productivity and performance.

    This keynote is engineered for senior leaders, executives, and decision-makers eager to spearhead a compassionate work culture, harness the power of Mindful Leadership, and cultivate more empathetic, understanding relationships within their teams. If you are prepared to ascend to the echelons of transformative leadership and elevate organizational performance by adopting empathy and mindfulness, this session is expressly tailored for you.

    Throughout the enlightening journey, participants will:

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of NeuroLeadership, appreciating its pragmatic application in steering effective leadership.
    • Unearth the tenets of Mindful Leadership, acquiring techniques to hone decision-making, manage conflict, alleviate stress, and foster heightened self-awareness.
    • Recognize the indispensability of empathy and compassion in leadership, assimilating ways to harness these virtues for superior team management.
    • Decipher the synergies between mindfulness, compassion, and empathy in crafting an efficient, positive, and productive workforce.
    • Use the power of emotional intelligence to better understand yourself and those around you to connect and engage.

empowering positivity: catalyzing emotional intelligence and resilience for high-performance cultures

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  • In an era where rapid change and high pressure are common denominators, the ability to leverage positivity, emotional intelligence, and resilience becomes a key determinant of success – for individuals and organizations alike. It is these qualities that fuel collaboration, enhance productivity, and create an atmosphere where individuals and cultures thrive.

    Renowned TEDx speaker and Organizational Consultant, Deri Latimer, draws on her extensive expertise in Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, and Neuroleadership to present an impactful keynote that brings these principles to life. With her unique perspective, underpinned by her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation and over 16 years as a Management Studies Instructor, she provides actionable insights on how these interdependent facets of human behaviour and psychology can be harnessed to shape high-performing, resilient, and positive work cultures. Combining research-backed insights with real-world examples, this keynote offers an engaging exploration of how fostering positivity, emotional intelligence, and resilience can unlock untapped potential, drive performance, and shape a thriving organizational culture.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Gain a deeper understanding of the role of positivity and Emotional Intelligence in shaping productive, collaborative, and resilient teams.
    • Discover practical strategies to enhance situational awareness, a key aspect of Emotional Intelligence, to respond adaptively to changing workplace dynamics.
    • Learn how to foster a thriving workplace culture, leveraging the principles of Positive Psychology to boost employee engagement, well-being, and performance.
    • Understand how personal and organizational growth can be accelerated by building resilience amidst adversity.

mastering emotional agility and resilience

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  • Mastering Emotional Agility and Resilience

    In an ever-changing world, it’s more important than ever to understand and harness the power of Emotional Agility, Emotional Intelligence, and Resilience. These concepts, rooted in the science of Positive Psychology, serve as compass points, guiding us as we navigate through periods of intense change and uncertainty, ultimately promoting optimal mental health and well-being.

    In this enlightening keynote, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Emotional Agility, Emotional Intelligence, and Resilience. Moreover, you’ll learn how these components interact with each other, and how to effectively employ them to enhance your mental well-being amidst shifting circumstances.

    This keynote is designed for professionals, leaders, and anyone interested in leveraging Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, and Resilience to navigate successfully through periods of change and uncertainty. If you’re looking to foster emotional agility, cultivate resilience, and maintain your mental health and well-being in the face of change, this enlightening session is for you. Explore the tools and strategies necessary to not just survive, but thrive in the midst of flux and uncertainty.

    Key points to be covered:

    • Explore the interconnections between mindset, behaviour and psychological well-being.
    • Delve into the foundations of Positive Psychology, its role in promoting mental health, and its connection with emotional agility, emotional intelligence, and resilience.
    • Harness the power of moving through trauma to healing effectively, through a psychologically safe environment.
    • Learn to manage and leverage your emotional reactions during times of change and uncertainty using Emotional Intelligence.
    • Discover the benefits of embracing a resilience mindset and its impact on overall well-being.


Your workshop on Team Dynamics was truly worthwhile and rewarding, as well as interactive and fun. You managed to successfully bring substance and meaning to a process for understanding the dynamics of personality and behavior in the workplace. I believe the workshop, in helping staff to better understand our differences and how to make the most of them, was extremely useful in terms of team building and effective communication. Your delivery is superb!

Barry Tuckett

Manitoba Ombudsman

Your TEDx talk called “Choose Life” was one of the most important talks I have heard all year.

Matt Wiebe

Director, Financial Service Branch
Government of Manitoba

We engaged Deri to be our guest speaker at our first Inspire Network Conference and she hit it out of the park! Not only was she engaging and insightful she was able to connect with everyone at the conference in a meaningful and inspiration way

Gayle Corah

VP of Information Technology
Overwaitea Food Group

Deri was incredibly energetic, uplifting and captivated my attention from beginning to end of the session. I left the session feeling empowered.

Manitoba Prosecution Service

Learned that we as individuals are in full control of our behaviour – starting at our thought process, believing what we think that’s positive, taking the positive out of everything, making the choice to be what we want to be, it’s a decision.

Patrick P

National Leasing Inc.

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What’s Your Story?
What’s Your Story?
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Wake Up to Your Habits!
Wake Up to Your Habits!
We all have habits; how we move, the way we think, how we associate feelings. These habits – negative and positive – determine our experience from moment to moment. In our busy lives, we can be mindless of our thinking, feeling, and behaving patterns, and the stories we tell ourselves that can...
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