Randal Weidenaar

Culture Expert, Researcher, 
Author, Consultant

"Wow!! Randal was such a lively and engaging speaker. Loved this presentation and the energy he brought to it."

"Super, powerful session!"

 

"Refreshing and motivating!"

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BIO   225 words

Randal Weidenaar is a researcher, author and national speaker. His passion was born out of the pain of broken workplaces, and leaders that wounded rather than served. Randal set out to discover a method that leads to life giving leadership and culture. 

Randal created the Ultimate Why a leadership system based on attachment science that inspires a powerful relational culture foundation. His research reveals that our neurobiology engages when our relationships are healthy and connected. This leads to actual health, vitality and productivity on all levels. Rather than just tips and tricks, the Ultimate Why focuses on a profoundly relational way of leading and living. 

Randal has studied business processes development at MIT Sloan School of Management; quantitative social research methods at University of Amsterdam, and culture-driven team development at University of Pennsylvania. He has helped corporations, government, and non-profit organizations unpack the art and science of leadership and culture creation. He wrote The Ultimate Why Workbook to help leaders develop this team culture. 

Randal has worked with diverse teams from over 42 countries, and consulted countless organizations in marketing and culture development. Additionally, he is the founder of Notionfront, a marketing firm that has clients across the United States. He is also the director of Grace Encounter, a self-development organization. Randal lives with his wife on a sustainable farm in central Missouri.

 

BIO 150 Words

Randal Weidenaar is a researcher, author and national speaker. His passion was born out of the pain of broken workplaces, and leaders that wounded rather than served. Randal created the Ultimate Why a leadership system based on attachment science that inspires a powerful relational culture foundation. His research reveals that our neurobiology engages when our relationships are healthy and connected. This leads to actual health, vitality and productivity on all levels. Rather than just tips and tricks, the Ultimate Why focuses on a profound relationally way of leading and living. 

Randal has studied business processes development at MIT Sloan School of Management; quantitative social research methods at University of Amsterdam, and culture-driven team development at University of Pennsylvania. He has helped corporations, government, and non-profit organizations unpack the art and science of leadership and culture creation. He wrote The Ultimate Why Workbook to help leaders develop this team culture.

Culture Expert, Researcher, 
Author, Consultant

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Randal Weidenaar, full long bio

Culture Expert, Researcher, 
Author, Consultant

Randal Weidenaar is the founder of the Ultimate Why. He founded it out of a passion to make organizations what they really should be, a place where business and relationships thrive. His research indicated that when people have healthy relationships it fostered life-giving human thriving and it also fueled business growth. However, when human relationships were made secondary to the bottom line, it destroyed both the people and the bottom line.  The Ultimate Why was born to help organizations become people focused on this thriving relational connection. 

RESEARCHER

Randal is an organizational culture expert and researcher. In the process of authoring his book on organizational culture creation, he has surveyed a vast amount of literature and culture systems. This led him to scientifically-based solutions to improve corporate cultures. Randal has studied Business Process Design from MIT Sloan School of Management, has a specialization in Culture Driven Team Development from the University of Pennsylvania, and has studied Quantitative Research from the University of Amsterdam. 

CULTURAL EXPERT

Randal was educated in Europe and lived there for ten years. There, he worked with teams of diverse national backgrounds from every continent. His work brought him in contact with diverse socio-economic strata from Wall Street consultants to poverty-stricken refugees on the streets of Greece. Randal uses his cultural background to spot the norms and values that shape organizational cultures.

MARKETING MOTIVATOR

He owned the Chicago based Ergo Marketing Communications in the 90s and currently owns Notionfront Marketing. He has worked with major New York City firms, with non-profits, with large corporations like US Cellular and with local governments. Marketing gave him unique insights into the motivational heuristics that lie beneath the obvious. Additionally, this experience also brought him in contact with countless c-level executives and business cultures.

PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT

Randal is also the director of Grace Encounter an inner healing workshop. It is an immersive interactive workshop that helps people work through past wounding and personal issues. This gave him insight into the transformational power of intentionally structured workshops to bring personal growth.

RANDAL'S BOOK 

These four threads of research, culture, marketing and psychology wove together to form the powerful synthesis that resulted in Randal’s seminal work “The Ultimate Why”. The book is based on the one thing that motivates all people and cultures. His concepts work universally across cultures, backgrounds, and diverse workplaces.

Culture Expert, Researcher, 
Author, Consultant

Organizations Randal Has Done Workshops For

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Absolutely powerful.
It was church!

This was unbelievable. The presentation was great and the message was even better. I have been a part of this annual event for many years and this was, by far, the best presentation for HR/Business success
I have seen. 

Absolutely the best session so far! Meaningful topic presented in a way that was very engaging.

Getting Started

Keynote Speaking

Randal's Keynote about the Ultimate Why will shift the way you will forever think about leadership and culture. 

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