PMI Willamette Valley Chapter

2020 PMVC Keynote Speaker - Roger Wolkoff

Keynote Speaker Profile


Roger Wolkoff

"Roger helps you discover how to elevate others 

and create teams, companies, and communities people don't want to leave."

About Roger Wolkoff

Roger is a motivational speaker who helps you step outside yourself so your teams, organizations, and communities become the ones people don't leave. He speaks about the power of connecting, gratitude, and appreciation. How does he do it? Roger’s programs are high content and motivational in style and tone. He delivers stories, ideas, and keys to unlock what’s already inside you. Roger has over 20 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience. Audiences rave about his two most popular keynotes, Step Outside Yourself™️: New Directions for New Normals in a World with COVID-19 and Elevate Others to Elevate Others™️ with Appreciation. Roger’s core messages center around trust, communication, and emotional intelligence. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. He is an avid believer in Clifton’s Strength Finder and everything surrounding positivity. Roger is an expert in emotional intelligence, communication, and building positive relationships. Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, pinball, and all things Tesla.

Keynote Topic

Elevate Others to Elevate Others™️: Planning for Emotional Intelligence

Emotions get us every time. We all feel emotion. It’s what we do after we experience them that defines us. Emotional intelligence is a critical factor in moving you, your teams, and your life forward. It’s all about your awareness and relationship with people. Roger is a former (recovering) project manager and an expert in the field. He has successfully led dozens of projects and coached thousands of people. Discover how EQ is a skill and practice that promises to have a positive influence on your life. You will learn the value emotional intelligence brings to the way you approach your work and your relationships with colleagues and people whom you serve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the four key areas of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management
  • Engage in strategies you can integrate into your day-to-day life for more productivity, better meetings, and stellar results.
  • Absorb the material with activities, interactive polling, and idea-sharing.
  • Implement one strategy you will put into practice immediately!