About: Sarah Aviram
Sarah Aviram is a former Fortune 500 HR and Talent Development leader from companies like PepsiCo and Avon.
She’s created and delivered leadership development programs, keynote talks, and workshops to over 50,000 people at companies like Google, American Express, and Bank of America.
Sarah Aviram has an MBA in Leadership and Change Management from NYU Stern School of Business, where she’s also a guest lecturer on the topic of managing change and uncertainty.
After working remotely from 12 countries in 12 months in 2019, researching the future of work, she published the best-selling book, Remotivation: The Remote Worker’s Ultimate Guide to Life-Changing Fulfillment.
My story: In December 2018, I was researching the future of work as the Director of Talent Development for a New York-based tech company.
All signs pointed toward a remote and hybrid work world (Covid-19 accelerated that trend by at least a decade).
Sarah Aviram wanted to better understand the opportunities and challenges remote workers faced and convinced my former CEO to let me work remotely for 1 year – from around the world.
Two months later, I was one a one-way flight to Lima, Peru.
Over the next year, I lived and worked remotely from 12 countries in 12 months. From co-working spaces in Mexico City and Medellin, to cafes in Kuala Lumpur and Kyoto.
Many remote workers I met thought that having the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere would make them feel happier and more motivated at work. But then they found themselves working from that beach in Bali still feeling stuck and unfulfilled.
I quickly realized that being able to work from anywhere was only a band aid solution for a much bigger challenge: not being motivated by the work itself.
Through interviews, focus groups, and surveys I conducted with remote workers, as well as my HR expertise, Sarah Aviram identified the key motivators that drive the fulfillment of remote workers. This research became the basis of my best-selling book, Remotivation: The Remote Worker’s Ultimate Guide to Life-Changing Fulfillment.
I look forward to sharing my experience and research with your audience and the world, because it’s only once these motivators are activated and managed, that people can truly gain the benefits of a remote and hybrid work life.
How to Optimize Performance and Fulfillment
As we emerge from a global pandemic, thousands of employees want a fresh start and new beginning.
They think they needed to change careers or organizations to be happier again – only to find out a few months later that wherever you go, there you are.
In this inspiring and timely keynote talk, Sarah makes the case that remote and hybrid work policies are only a band-aid solution for a much bigger challenge: corporations and employees alike must have a better understanding of what will truly motivate and engage the workforce of the future.
Sarah will share how both companies and individuals can excel in this new world of work where one’s individual identity, priorities, and sources of joy have been questioned and considered more than ever.
And one in which a manager’s investment in their direct reports emotional well-being, and not just in their performance, is going to make the difference between an organization that survives and one that thrives.
Hybrid Hacks: How leaders can design a successful hybrid work model.
While hybrid working models certainly have their benefits, they’re not without organizational challenges.
Organizations that take extra precaution to prioritize equality and location-irrelevancy into their future workplace strategy will create a more engaged, committed, and higher performing workforce.
In this workshop, Sarah facilitates a discussion with senior leaders to help them gain alignment on policies, strategies, and expectations that will help create hybrid team success.
Hybrid Work Optimization
Who should attend?
Team leaders, HR, and other stakeholders responsible for creating and upholding the culture, performance standards, and policies of the organization.
* The above workshop is an introduction to the remotivation concepts.
Managing Change: How to gain clarity and take action during uncertain times.
When the only constant thing in life is change, why is it still so challenging for us to manage it?
When we think of change management, we think of a robust strategy to regulate the impact of large-scale organizational changes.
Yet we, as individuals, when we’re dealing with our own version of massive change, try to manage it by ourselves without a plan or support system in place.
In this workshop, Sarah shows how we can take complex change management practices typically used for organizational change, simplify them, and practically apply them to ourselves to influence our desired outcomes and reduce uncertainty.
You’ll learn how to approach changes in your work and life with the structure and support that you deserve. The more you can be a champion of change, channel your energy into solution-oriented ideas and focus on what you can influence, the more successful outcomes you’ll experience.
Who should attend?
All levels – Individuals looking to be more effective in managing both personal and professional changes.