Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Speaker | Author | CEO

Kathleen is an engaging and authoritative speaker on culture, talent, human capital strategy, recruiting, retention, onboarding, and more. With 30 years of professional experience, including 15+ years as a CEO, Kathleen offers invaluable advice to CEOs, executives, and HR leaders on how to find and keep their most valuable asset—their people.

Expert Topics

  • Talent Strategy
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employment Trends
  • Attracting the Right Talent
  • Employment Branding
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Onboarding and Training
  • Millennials in the Workforce
  • Disruption: Challenging the Status Quo
  • Personal Inspiration: Shoot for the Moon
  • Business Leadership with Both Heart and Mind
  • Leading High Growth Companies

Audience Reaction

Kathleen offers relevant data, expert perspective, engaging stories, and actionable advice on the topics of talent and culture. Audiences rate her as 4.75 on a 5-point scale for content, delivery, and applicability. And 100% of those surveyed after hearing Kathleen would recommend her as a speaker.

“On behalf of ACG’s Board of Directors and the InterGrowth Planning Committee, I would like to thank you for your participation as a speaker for the session, Filling the Workforce Gap: Talent Management Best Practices for Your Midmarket Business.

The feedback from InterGrowth attendees was extremely positive. All responses were enthusiastic about the content and the overall quality of the conference. Thank you for sharing your expertise with our attendees.

InterGrowth exemplifies ACG’s core values and its mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth across 59 Chapters across the globe. InterGrowth continues to bring top middle-market M&A professionals together for three days of intensive networking and thought leadership from industry experts. I look forward to seeing you next year at InterGrowth 2019 in Orlando.”

“Kathleen is a strong leader and a key contributor to ACG Denver and ACG Global. She presents practical insights and actionable recommendations based on her real-world experience, which helps business leaders solve their #1 challenge: attracting, developing and retaining top-level talent.”
– Association for Corporate Growth

“Kathleen is an adept and versatile presenter who will personalize her message and delivery for each audience. As examples, she shared her expertise and advice with an intimate group of HR strategists, and—in a separate event—offered her heartfelt and inspirational personal experiences to a very large group of key employees.”
– Kaiser Permanente Colorado

“Her presentation at our annual summit was relevant and inspiring. Workforce is the #1 issue our members face. Kathleen’s unique anecdotes and takeaways provided our attendees with actionable ideas to implement in their businesses.”
– Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance

“Great presentation and content. Kathleen walked participants through a way to improve their culture and then hire people using a systematic approach.”

“Kathleen speaks from both experience and authority. She is the leading edge of the talent management industry, and she understands how to convey the facts and the nuances of this critical industry clearly and effectively.”
~ Crestcom International

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Kathleen works in concert with meeting hosts and conference planners to provide content and delivery that is customized for each event and audience.