At the intersection of inspiration and insight is Colleen Hauk. Inspiring audiences through powerful stories coupled with proven strategies to accelerate and sustain progress for both individuals and the organization.


Turning Intentions into Outcomes:  Transforming Communication in the Workplace

Companies can lose up to $50,000 per employee every year due to miscommunication, often leading to individual mistakes, missed deadlines, and obstacles that prevent achieving team goals. Now more than ever, effective communication is the cornerstone to determine organizational performance.

Colleen Hauk, Founder and CEO of The Corporate Refinery, combines her 25-year leadership experience with her communications expertise to transform confusion into clarity. Join Colleen as she gives you the strategies to convert your well-intentioned communication into one that delivers impactful outcomes and drives your organization and business forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • Craft compelling statements to garner understanding and clearly convey your message.
  • Elevate confidence and connection to gain alignment and reach your objective.
  • Adapt your communication to capture immediate attention and buy-in.

Break Through the Promotional Pipeline

You’ve been promoted in the past and your recent performance reviews remain strong. But it seems that no matter what you do, you’re stuck inside the promotional pipeline, unable to get to the next level .

Colleen Hauk, Founder and CEO of The Corporate Refinery, combines her 15-year corporate leadership experience with her communications expertise to elevate executives and transform them into senior leaders. Join Colleen as she gives you the strategies to finally breakthrough the promotional pipeline!

Key Takeaways:

  • Break down the barriers of traditional promotion tactics to go after what you truly desire.
  • Uncover the hidden culprit that’s secretly distracting you and stealing your time and energy from getting promoted.
  • Create a compelling plan to communicate with your manager and launch into immediate action.
    Establish a protocol to identify the root causes of attrition across the leadership bench.

The 5-Star Leader: Become the Manager Who Leaves a Legacy

Did you know that 38% of new leaders outright fail in the first 18 months? It’s no surprise when research shows that most companies do not train their managers until an average of 9 years after they’ve been promoted. Yet Gallup states that 70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by the manager. Leadership development is essential, not only for the manager’s success, but because it’s the key to engaging and retaining top-talent.

Through her own 20-year personal leadership journey and ongoing research, Colleen Hauk, Founder and CEO of The Corporate Refinery, has developed “The 5-Star Leader”, to help you become the confident, effective leader you were meant to be. Be prepared to be inspired and empowered to become the manager who leaves a legacy that lives on beyond their time!


Attendees will be able to immediately implement proven strategies to:

  • To immediately create real connection whether in-person or virtual.
  • Key elements to demonstrate their level of professionalism to influence others.
  • Effective communication ideas they can begin doing right now.

The ‘And’ Life: Beating Burnout Without Quitting Your Job

Executive teams consisting of both men and women are more likely to have above-average profitability, yet women left the workforce at a 27% higher attrition rate than men in 2020. And still, more women are considering leaving the workplace or downshifting their careers, equating to as many as 2 million women who could leave corporate America. With female leaders leaving, we are stalling organizational profits and overall economic growth!

After suffering burnout and her own breaking point, Colleen Hauk, Founder and CEO of The Corporate Refinery, transformed her situation and developed successful methods for living what she now calls the ‘and’ life – having a powerful career and extraordinary personal life. Colleen sees first-hand the reality of how work and life are more blended than ever, and she uses her experience, research and proven strategies to take burned-out female executives and turn them into top-tier women leaders.

Attendees will be able to immediately implement proven strategies to:

  • Assess their current circumstances and discover where immediate transformation is needed.
  • Design their life to cultivate resilience and circumvent burnout in the workplace.
  • Reclaim their power to meet the demands of an elite performer inside and outside the office.

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