The Engaging Leader program includes podcasts, videos, speaking presentations, blog, and books to help leaders communicate, engage, and lead with greater impact.
Host: Jesse Lahey, SPHR
Jesse is a speaker, author, and consultant with over 20 years of experience in leadership and workforce communication.
He is the host of three podcasts – Engaging Leader, Workforce Health Engagement, and Game Changer – heard by thousands of leaders around the world. He is the author of 8 Communication Tools for Leaders: Become a Better Leader in Every Area of Life, co-author of Gamification: Engaging Your Workforce, and editor of Making Character First: Building a Culture of Character in Any Organization.
Jesse is a co-founder and strategic partner of Workforce Communication, a team of consultants and creatives using the power of communication to help organizations make a difference in the well-being and performance of their people.
Previously, Jesse served as HR communication leader at a Fortune 500 manufacturer with nearly 20,000 employees worldwide. His prior experience also includes partner at a human resources consulting firm, and communication specialist at a global management consulting firm.
Jesse graduated with highest honors from Xavier University, where he studied English and business. Jesse has been certified since 2001 as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Both Jesse and his wife Erin have a longtime passion for communication, leadership, and continual learning. They met while performing in high school theater, and both started writing and editing professionally while in college. They have four children.
In 2009, Jesse’s passion for learning and health led him to train for a triathlon. After discovering the sport to be a fun way to maintain and even improve health, Jesse engaged several family members and friends to join him each year in various triathlons, marathons, and other endurance events. Years later, Team Hanladan is still having fun together.