Personal Growth & Branding Workshops and Skill Builders

Personal branding is more important than it's ever been.

There’s a lot of noise in the marketplace, and people are often the differentiating factor in business decisions, influence, leadership and success.

Personal branding taps into the heart of your employees, draws out their absolute best, harnesses the power of their unique story and guides how they communicate and stand out out in their jobs, with other employees, and with their customers. It also helps people connect who they are to what they do and helps your company better meet the changing demands of today’s workforce. 

There’s the very real issue of reputation risk, too. In fact, in today’s instant information age, reputation can be your company’s strongest asset or your greatest liability–and the personal brands of your employees can strengthen or weaken your company’s brand.


  • The Power of Your Story: Harnessing the power of your story and unique personal brand to stand out and succeed.
  • Courageous Confidence: How purpose and passion can transform your work, and your life.
  • Personal Branding 101: Position yourself to rise by creating a personal brand toolbox, writing a personal mission statement and personal brand statement, and getting crystal clear on who you are and where you want to go.

Workshops and presentations take audiences through my four-phase personal branding process and are designed to help your employees:

  • gain a strong understanding of what personal branding is, why it’s important, and how it impacts company brands
  • harness the power of their unique story for greatest impact and success
  • discover and maximize the unique value and strengths they (and other team members) bring to the table
  • assess if their reputation matches their self-perception (how do people process feedback, growth mindset vs. fixed mindset)
  • evaluate and strengthen communications (online and in-person) to add more value
  • develop a personal brand statement that helps each team member communicate and live their brand in a way that makes the greatest positive impact
  • understand how to strengthen, manage and clearly communicate their personal brand
  • lead with strengths (vs. focusing on weaknesses)
  • find more meaning in what they do
  • become more “sponsor-ready” by standing out with a distinct brand, which is key to advancing more women into leadership positions

*customized for time and content based on your needs.



When you help your employees harness the power of their story and strengthen their personal brand, it can positively impact your bottom line:


A strong personal brand helps employees:

  • Marketability: The average time in a job is three years.
  • Confidence, clarity, job satisfaction: People with a strong personal brand know who they are, how they can add the most value, and where they want to go. – Her Team Success coaching outcomes, client testimonials
  • Having a distinct personal brand helps you stand out and be more “sponsor-ready” which is key in helping more women advance into leadership positions. – Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
  • People with strong personal brands see 10-25% more earnings every year. –Anne Bastianelli TED Talk, Professor, IU Kelley School of Business
  • Personal branding is becoming less of a competitive edge and more of a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business; get that dream job; or take their career to the next level–, 2016.


A strong personal brand helps companies: 

  • Employee brands can strengthen or weaken a company’s brand.
  • 92% of customers trust an influencer (person) more than an advertisement. – Forbes, 2016
  • In today’s world, your reputation can be your strongest asset or your biggest liability. Reputation damage is the No. 1 risk concern for business executives around the world, and 88% say they are explicitly focusing on reputation risk as a key business challenge. Of those who experienced a reputation risk event, 41% say loss of revenue was the biggest impact., 2017
  • From a recruiting and retention perspective, employees at companies that invest in personal branding initiatives are 27% more likely to feel optimistic about their company’s future and 20% more likely to stay at their company. – Erskine,, 2016h


What companies are saying...

Personal Branding Workshops
"A recent partnership with Genny resulted in a very successful Women's Skill Builders Series for more than 800 participants over the course of three weeks.  The series covered topics of mentors, sponsors, and personal branding and were highly sought-after by employees. Genny brought her expertise and heart-warming anecdotes which left our audiences with a sense of empowerment to own their careers. She's incredibly easy to engage for planning and execution, she keeps it real, and she's able to draw people in and establish a connection very quickly. She also met us where we needed her most - on video conference - which enabled us to scale to hundreds of dispersed employees and maintain a high level of engagement through a virtual format. 'The sessions were truly Do Not Disturb Worthy!' one of our participants commented - I couldn't agree more! Thanks for an awesome series, Genny!"
Adrienne Massie
Employee Engagement Manager, Hewlett-Packard
"If you are looking for a speaker that can instantly connect with your audience while delivering incredibly valuable content, look no further. Genny brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to every event. What’s more, she delivers her message through genuine and significant personal stories and examples. It’s not often that you can find a presenter that is able to share such incredible insights in such a humble and relatable way. Genny is a delight to work with before, during and after her appearances. Her down to earth presence instantly puts the audience at ease. We were fortunate enough to have her attend and speak at our recent “Women’s Leadership Summit.” Both her energy and message have been highly praised by all who attended. You know it’s a WIN when the only time you see attendees on their cell phones is to take a picture of the presenter in front of them!"
Genny Heikka Her Team Success Testimonial Texas Roadhouse
Bobby Wiejackza
Regional Partner, Texas Roadhouse
"Genny is extremely passionate about helping people elevate their own passions and purpose! We brought her in to work with our team at Peppershock Media, and she presented and shared her expertise and experiences in the area of personal branding. She’s provided excellent guidance and coaching for our people, and encouraged us to really think about how our individual personal brands align with our company’s brand. She was great to have on our Peppershock Marketing Expedition podcasts as well!"
Rhea Allen
CEO, Peppershock Media
"I’ve worked with Genny on a number projects. She’s an incredible leader that can balance the needs of people and business brilliantly. People love working with her. She doesn’t rattle under pressure, which speaks to her character, high EQ and depth of experience. Any room she is in gets better immediately.
I highly recommend."
CJ Alvarado
CEO, Bamboo Creative

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My consulting services and group or team workshops look different for each company I work with, and it always starts with a simple conversation to understand your goals and needs. Simply reach out here and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. I look forward to talking!