Amii presents frequently to executive audiences from Fortune 500 companies to leading associations, industry groups, state legislatures and academia on workplace culture, effective leadership, and corporate governance.


Known for her engaging and thought-provoking talks, attendees leave feeling inspired and empowered.

Below are sample talks; please reach out to schedule an engagement or discuss a customized presentation.


The 5 Elements of Promotability (and How to Perfect Them)

To retain top teams that deliver results and cultivate healthy workplace cultures, employees need to believe there is a career path for them. Understanding where they sit on the Promotability Index and where they can refine their professional skills can inspire high performance. Developing the skills that are highly sought after and valued across any company leads to an engaged and motivated workforce.

Former Fortune Global 50 exec and coach Amii Barnard-Bahn will walk your team through the five key elements of promotability possessed by corporate leaders – and sought out by management teams when deciding who to promote and invest in as leaders.  When your employees possess these skills it means they and your organization at the top of your game -- and that gives everyone something to strive for.


Attendees will learn how to: 


  • Discover how they are currently perceived from a promotability lens

  • Assess their unique strengths and opportunities

  • Create an action plan with concrete next steps to advance their career and those of their team

The Art and Skill
of Deliver
ing Bad News
and Reducing Risk*

Every one of us has to deliver tough news sometimes, and we all know it’s easier to do when we’ve built up enough political capital. But what if you haven’t built those trusted relationships or are in a new role that requires you to be the de facto bearer of bad news? Join Amii Barnard-Bahn, workplace culture expert and executive coach, for a fascinating and practical discussion that will help anyone learn to share difficult messages without damaging political capital.


 Attendees will learn how to: 

  • Overcome the human tendency to dislike and distrust bad news messengers

  • Effectively prepare to deliver the news in a way that preserves and builds trusted relationships

  • Maintain the sense of urgency and action required to respond to crisis and lead change


Continuing Professional Education: in addition to being an insightful, motivating talk complete with tools to use immediately with your teams, this keynote has qualified for Continuing Professional Education (CPE, MCLE and CCEP credits) of 60-90 minutes.

Transformation! How to Achieve Lasting Culture Change

In today’s environment, effectively leading measureable change is critical to succeed. Unfortunately, research shows that 70% of all attempted pivots by organizations fail. In this thought-provoking talk, Amii Barnard-Bahn, former Fortune Global 50 exec and coach, will discuss the five key change management principles to address our natural tendency to resist change, so you can ensure your important transformation initiatives are built to last. 

Attendees will learn how to: 


  • Lead your organizational initiative for optimal acceptance

  • Maintain positive business relationships with teams most impacted

  • Create a feedback system to continually improve and share results




Amii can provide a customized webinar, keynote or workshop for audiences of 12-200+




Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Conference: Southern California

Transformation! 5 Success Strategies for Compliance Changemakers

January 22, 2021 (virtual)

FedEx Strategic Retreat: Leadership Fireside Chat

February 28, 2021

Harvard Institute of Coaching 

West Coast Roundtable Co-chair, The Spirit of Unity in Coaching (virtual)

March 11, 2021

WILD Women's Network: Women in Global Leadership Development Forum 2021

"How the Story You Tell Yourself Will Change Your Life"

May 4, 2021 on Clubhouse, on The Leader Mindshift

Identifying and Reporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Analytics to the Board

Compliance Week 2021 (virtual)

May 11, 2021 

Cultivating Self-Awareness:  Key Insights to Unlocking Leadership Effectiveness

Compliance Week 2021 (virtual)

May 13, 2021 

FALL 2021

Tufts University Tisch Summer Fellows

The Promotability Index: Perfecting the 5 Elements to Elevate Your Career 

July 29, 2021


Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Global MBA Program

Guest lectures: "How to deliver bad news to employees and investors" for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and "Self-Awareness and Achieving Your Reflected Best Self" 

with CEO of Junior Achievement Worldwide, Asheesh Advani, August 17, 2021

Harvard Institute of Coaching 

Who Gets Promoted and Why? Coaching the 5 Key Elements of Promotability

August 11 & August 18, 2021 LinkedIn Live with Jeffrey Hull

Hudson Institute of Coaching, Hudson Lawyers' Institute: Promotability

September 9, 2021

Professional BusinessWomen of California

Perfecting the 5 Key Elements of Promotability to Accelerate Any Corporate Career

September 14, 2021

Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Conference: 20th Annual CEI

Sibling Rivalry: How to Manage the Relationship Between Ethics & Compliance and Human Resources

September 22, 2021

Leading Women in Technology

Perfecting the 5 Key Elements of Promotability to Accelerate Any Corporate Career

September 29, 2021

Waud Capital Partners, Compliance Forum

Investing in Yourself: The Promotability Index

October 5, 2021

California Chamber of Commerce — 2021 HR Symposium

October 7, 2021

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Guest Lecture: "Ethical Culture and the Root of Financial Fraud"

October 7, 2021

Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Forum (London virtual)

October 13, 2021

Leadership California

Perfecting the 5 Key Elements of Promotability to Accelerate Any Corporate Career

October 29, 2021

U.S. Steel Corporation

December 9, 2021

Women's Leadership Symposium: Keynote

Mary Baldwin University

March 26, 2022

The Art and Skill of Delivering Bad News and Reducing Risk

Chicago Chapter, Institute of Internal Auditors

April 4, 2022


Navigating Change: The "New Normal"

Assessing Your Career in a Time of Uncertainty

Tufts Lawyers Association

November 19, 2020

Guest Lecture: "Ethics of Finance: Re-engineering Fairness" (virtual)

Stanford University

November 9, 2020

The New HR Leadership Playbook: Key Behaviors to Drive Impact in the Time of Covid-19

California Chamber of Commerce — 2020 HR Symposium

November 6, 2020 Opening Keynote

Association of Corporate Counsel 2020 In-House Legal Conference (virtual)

Five Factors for Discovering Your Team’s Effectiveness

October 14, 2020 

Guest Lecture: "Ethical Culture and the Root of Financial Fraud" (virtual)

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

September 29, 2020

"Perfecting the Five Key Elements of Promotability to Accelerate Any Corporate Career"

Lucas Public Affairs, September 24, 2020

Credit Union National Association, October 27, 2020

Leadership California, November 13, 2020

"60 Minute Compliance Coach: Solutions to your Sleepless Nights"

19th Annual SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute 2020 (virtual)

September 14, 2020

Panelist: California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Thirty Percent Coalition, NAWBO, Women in Public Finance and California Women Lead present

What It Takes to Land a Corporate Board Seat (virtual) (click for the replay)

August 13, 2020

Keynote: "Strategic Innovation: Making the Right Bets" 

Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry, 2020 Summit (virtual)

June 4, 2020

Power Lunch — LinkedIn Livestream with Rhett Power

June 2, 2020: Can the pandemic and social unrest lead to positive change?

July 23, 2020: How to assess your career in a time of uncertainty & take action

Leading in the Time of COVID-19: Paradigm Shift Podcast with Tina Martini

May 19, 2020 - Decision-making under stress and what good leadership looks like right now

May 26, 2020 - How to assess your career in a time of uncertainty, coping with derailers

Guest Lecture: "Colloquium on the Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business"

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (virtual)

April 20, 2020

Guest Lecture: "Ethical Culture and the Root of Financial Fraud" (virtual)

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

March 31, 2020


"How Promotable are You? The 5 Elements of Promotability & Creating Your Action Plan" (virtual)

Georgetown University Alumni Association, March 10, 2020

Tufts University Alumni Association, March 25, 2020 

How Women Lead, May 14, 2020

Association of Corporate Counsel, June 10, 2020 

Opening Keynote Speaker: "CA SB826 - What a Difference a Year Makes!" 

2020 Women on Boards - National Conversation on Diversity

Citizen Hotel, Sacramento

November 21, 2019

Invited Speaker: "Leadership Effectiveness for Legal, Risk & Compliance Executives"

The Conference Board, New York, NY

October 15-16, 2019


Keynote: “Transformation: 5 Success Strategies of Compliance Changemakers”

SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute, National Harbor, Maryland

September 16, 2019


Consultant and Witness: Washington Women's Commission: Gender Parity on Boards

Spokane, Washington

July 29, 2019

Multiple Sessions: Taking Charge of Your Compliance Career, Unlocking Career Potential: Strategies for Success for Compliance Officers, and CW Editorial Panel: Hot Topics in Compliance  

Compliance Week 2019, Washington, DC

May 21-22, 2019

“Leadership Development for Board Readiness and Beyond” (Webinar)

U.S. Women Business Leaders in Healthcare - Executive Idea Exchange

May 14, 2019

Changemaker Conversations: Getting on a Corporate Board

California Women Lead, Women’s Empowerment Conference, Anaheim, CA

April 24, 2019

“Transformation! 5 Success Strategies of HR Changemakers”

Northern California Human Resources Association’s HR West 2019, Oakland, CA

March 11, 2019


Alston & Bird - Nationwide Kickoff

Moderator & Presenter: “LeanIn Circles”, sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)


Getting Women on Boards: The Groundbreaking Passage of California Senate Bill 826

Panel Discussion with Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, Christine Morgan and Aeisha Mastagni

Reed Smith

San Francisco, CA

November 29, 2018


“SB826: Women on Boards”

2020 Women on Boards National Discussion in San Francisco

Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, November 15, 2018


“Compliance Program Structure and Oversight”

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Practising Law Institute

San Francisco, CA

November 14, 2018


“HR Heroes: Tackling the Top 5 Leadership Challenges of Managers”

SAHRA (Sacramento Human Resources Association) – Annual Conference Keynote

Sacramento, CA

September 18, 2018


“Due Diligence: Risk-Proofing Your Board Search”

Women on Boards – Board Training

San Francisco, CA

June 11, 2018


“Best Practices: Change Management”

Compliance Week 2018

Washington, DC

May 22, 2018


“Building a High Performance Organizational Culture”

2018 Argyle HR Executive Forum

San Francisco, CA

March 21, 2018


“Addressing the Top 5 Leadership Challenges of Managers”

Small Company Conference, Northern California Human Resources Association

Oakland, CA

October 19, 2017


“Compliance Risk Assessment: Understanding and Mitigating Your Compliance Risks”

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2016, Practising Law Institute

San Francisco, CA

November 28, 2016





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