Work Culture Expert, Humorist,
and Co-Author of “The Levity Effect”
Scott Christopher is author of the best-selling People People: Who They Are, Why They Win and How To Become One, The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, and contributing author of The Daily Carrot Principle and A Carrot A Day.
He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, National Public Radio, BBC and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Post, Newsweek, Economist magazine, Ladies Home Journal and many other publications.
The Culture Works
As VP at The Culture Works, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. Applicable to all audiences in any industry, Scott’s unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a ‘people person’ enrich lives at work and at home.
In his rare spare time, Scott is a television host, emcee and actor (SAG), appearing on network television series Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Granite Flats, Everwood, Touched by an Angel and in Disney Channel movies.
Scott has a Master’s in HR Management from the University of Connecticut and while an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Scott was honored with the United States’ most prestigious acting scholarship, the Irene Ryan Award, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
THE LEVITY EFFECT: IT PAYS TO LIGHTEN UP Fun at Work is Serious Business
Humorist and corporate culture expert Scott Christopher debunks the myth that levity is somehow a frivolous non-issue and detrimental to an organization’s success. In a lively and hilarious speech, Christopher establishes the case for levity leadership using: • data from the Great Place to Work Institute’s million person study establishing the connection between “fun at work” and “best places” • statistics from various surveys and research supporting the importance of having a sense of humor • case studies and stories from KPMG, Boeing, Microsoft, Virgin, Southwest Airlines and many other organizations where levity has moved the needle • proven tips, tools, and ideas on how to lighten up a workplace NOW This presentation is a high level look at all aspects of the levity effect, including: • the business relevance of humor and fun • energizing fun at work • building trust • creating dynamic presentations • holding more effective meetings • enhancing creativity • levity for home and life
PEOPLE PEOPLE: LEARNING TO PUT ‘PEOPLE FIRST’ AND WHY YOU SHOULD EVEN CARE Are you a ‘People’ Person? And why does it matter?
In an increasingly competitive business climate, People People provide more tangible value to a company than ever before. Why? As constantly-improving technology dehumanizes relationships and communications–allowing ‘users’ to hide behind their e-personas–People People lift their organizations above the competition by refusing to lose touch with humanity. They prefer a phone call over text. A face-to-face chat over an email. A handshake over a ‘poke’ or ‘nudge.’ Most of today’s ‘best’ companies rely heavily on the human touch to help differentiate their market brand, their public image and their employee culture.In People People best-selling author and speaker Scott Christopher (The Levity Effect) explains the four fundamental attributes (C.A.R.E.™) of People People, how to become a true Type III People Person, why ‘People First’ organizations excel, and how to do it. Sharing a mix of business cases, research data and compelling stories, Scott builds a convincing case that winning organizations are flush with People People and that ‘nice guys’ really do finish first: People People are healthier, wealthier, happier and live longer than their less-caring cohorts. The simple truth is that being a People Person is less about being good WITH people, as being good TO people.