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Workshop and Keynote Speakers

The NOHRC program committee is thrilled to announce the speaker line-up for our Thursday Workshop session and Friday opening and luncheon keynote speakers.


Ben Whitter

Thursday Workshop

Ben Whitter is described as the World's "Mr. Employee Experience" and the #1 figure in employee experience around the World right now."

As the Founder of the World Employee Experience institute, Ben operates globally at the forefront of the employee experience movement.

As a global thought leader, in-demand speaker, and multi-award winning practitioner, Ben works with great organizations and people committed to the employee experience as a method of delivering meaningful and successful organizations.


David Rendall

Friday Opening Speaker

During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.

Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. 

In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. 

David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books: 

- The Four Factors of Effective Leadership

- The Freak Factor 

- The Freak Factor for Kids


Jenn Lim

Friday Luncheon Keynote

Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life. 

Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2B business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability. 

Jenn’s experience with Zappos, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives).

Jenn has traveled to over 30 countries to speak on this equation and most importantly, share the practical ways of HOW this equation works. 

Upon the discovery that every organization can have similar results, DH evolved into the culture coach-sulting company it is today...to help businesses, hospitals and governments actualize their own sustainable culture for positive ROI. 

Today, Jenn is dedicated to growing DH to inspire people, companies and communities to change their world, so together, we can change the world.