MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Filomena Warihay, Ph.D.

Filomena D. Warihay, Ph.D., founded Take Charge Consultants, Inc. (TCC) in 1977 with the intention of helping business leaders create enduring organizational norms, the most important of which is change. She has diagnosed, designed, developed, facilitated/delivered, and evaluated major training and consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies and large Federal agencies nationally and internationally. Dr. Warihay holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development from Pacific Western University. She is a respected, trusted leadership development expert and has consulted with and coached senior leaders in such organizations as American Express, AOL, Boeing, IRS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, National Geographic Society and Time, Inc.

Keynote Topics:Organizational Development, Leadership, Business Planning
Business Training Topics:Organizational Development, Leadership, Business Planning

Filomena D. Warihay, Ph.D., founded Take Charge Consultants, Inc. (TCC) in 1977 with the intention of helping business leaders create enduring organizational norms, the most important of which is change. She has diagnosed, designed, developed, facilitated/delivered, and evaluated major training and consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies and large Federal agencies nationally and internationally.

Dr. Warihay holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development from Pacific Western University. She is a respected, trusted leadership development expert and has consulted with and coached senior leaders in such organizations as American Express, AOL, Boeing, IRS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, National Geographic Society and Time, Inc.

In thirty years of helping corporations hone leadership skills in some of the most well-known companies in the world, Filomena has detected something that is not taught in business school that differentiates the extraordinary leaders from the ordinary: they create a joyful work environment. Just a few of the fringe benefits of a more joyful approach to leadership are: greater creativity and innovation, enhanced problem-solving skills, better decisions, and improved personal health. Productivity and profitability are higher in organizations where employees have fun. Dr. Warihay documented her findings in the award-winning book, Joy Rules! 30 Lessons to Help Leaders Harness Heart Power at Work.

A sought-after speaker for management conferences and leadership gatherings, Dr. Warihay informs and entertains audiences with her highly interactive, highly transferrable, and hilarious presentation, Joy to the Work! Audiences learn about one of the most important, but underused avenues to achieving corporate success: an upbeat, positive, friendly, fun environment – experienced from the top down. More importantly, they learn specific techniques for creating a joyful culture that results in high performance, productivity and profits. Dr. Warihay relates real-life leadership stories that focus on:

Why fun is serious business in some of the “best to work for” companies.

The barriers that prevent leaders from creating more joy on the job.

How purpose can result in higher profitability When, where and how to tap into the power of humor The benefits of promoting more laughter

How – no matter what the circumstances – leaders can create an upbeat, positive work culture.

Specific tools and techniques that enable leaders to enthuse, inspire, and motivate in good times and in bad.

Ph.D., Human and Organizational Development, Pacific Western University.

MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dr. Warihay was great and received perfect “10” scores by our managers. We were thoroughly impressed and captivated with the various interaction exercises, and will use Filomena’s recommended activities to engage our employees.

Cornell “Tee” Turner, Program Manager, Department 2 ITIN Operations Submission Processing

Fil’s energy, vitality and in-depth understanding of what it takes to build a motivational work environment enable her to capture and hold audience attention. I learn something new every time I hear her speak.

Barb Newton

President, Sunset Publishing

Fil is a wonderful speaker, able to capture the undivided attention of her audience. Her passion for and command of the subject she is addressing is evident in her presentation. She is also a wonderful listener, taking questions and addressing them in such a way that the audience feels understood and involved in the discourse.

Bob Juliano

Attendee at Rodale Inc. Leadership Essentials workshop

I have used Filomena’s business planning services for over 20 years. Her process is powerful and engaging

it brings all important team members together to clarify goals and define commitments. The process works as well for strategic and business planning as it does for process re-engineering because it unites and empowers a team around agreed upon goals and schedules. The participatory nature of the process builds enthusiasm and respect among team members. In short Dr. Warihay’s process gets results

we have used it to re-position products, increase sales and profit, and to reduce the time and cost of production schedules. I recommend Dr. Filomena Warihay to any business.

John Q. Griffin, President, Newsgroup, Time Inc.

Dr. Warihay’s presentation really engaged the audience and was really fun! I am only sorry that we were pressed for time. Thank you again for being part of the great educational opportunities GVFHRA provides to its membership.

Anita V. Dombrowski, SPHR, President, GVFHRA (Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association) and Senior Human Resources Generalist, Fox Rothschild LLP


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