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Helping leaders develop and retain a more focused, engaged, productive workforce for better business outcomes

Bill Catlette & Richard Hadden

Authors of the popular “Contented Cows” leadership book series, speak, train, coach, consult with, and write for leadership audiences worldwide, about the connection between people practices and profit performance.

WHAT WE DO

SPEAKING

Professional, customized keynotes for corporate and association meetings.

coaching

One-on-one. In person or virtual. Take your leadership game to a new level.

TRAINING

Leadership training. Customized. Interactive. Practical.

Our Premise

Creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things you can do for your bottom line.

BILL AND RICHARD

Bill Catlette’s mission is helping clients connect the dots between People, Passion,
Performance & Profit, eliminate blind-spots, improve leadership habits, build lasting competitive advantage.

Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional, author, and leadership consultant who focuses on the connection between people and profit. He has spoken for more than 1000 audiences on five continents.

Our Books

contented cows still give better milk

The Plain Truth About Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line

By Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden

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contented cows moove faster

How Good Leaders Get People to Put More OOMPH! into their Work

By Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden

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rebooting leadership

Practical Lessons for Frontline Leaders (and their bosses) in the New World

By Meredith Kimbell, Richard Hadden, and Bill Catlette

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A Few of Our Clients

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What Our Clients Say

We truly enjoyed having you.  I can’t begin to tell you all the positive feedback we have received from our associates regarding your presentation.  

Seaman Corporation Anna Gluck, VP, Human Resources Seaman Corporation

Bill has an approach to leadership understanding and training that can be applied to any industry. I always knew I’d get the “straight answer” to my questions. His approach is refreshing and impactful.

The Catapult Factor Judith Rogala The Catapult Factor

Richard, You provided pertinent, actionable information that was right on target for us. Your in-depth prep work to understand us was a major key to your success with our group. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you as a speaker.

MDU Resources, Bismarck, ND Tim Rasmussen, Conference Director MDU Resources

Bill, thank you for a fantastic presentation! It was a pleasure having you on the program.  Your audience was greatly impressed with the quality of your content, your valuable insights and especially your relevant takeaways.

Human Capital Institute Carrie DuMont, Event Coordinator Human Capital Institute

It’s always good to have a strong opening speaker, and that’s what you were! Our members came away with something worthwhile. Something they could implement when they got home, which is huge!

National Air Duct Cleaners Association Sara Wiltshire, Director of Meetings National Air Duct Cleaners Assn

Bill, thank you so much for all your help in coaching me. I could not have done this prior to our coaching sessions. Pardon the pun, but how many times have you heard that your teachings are utterly fantastic?

Mary Beth Mary Beth, VP Sales Coaching Client

Richard – WOW!!! You sure exceeded my expectations! What we experienced was the most well-prepared, well-researched keynote ever. You did a fantastic job of celebrating everyone’s contributions.

Pioneer College Caterers David Nicely, CEO Pioneer College Caterers

“Richard, Thank you so much for your remarkable keynote at our National Huddle. The reaction has been terrific! You commanded the stage, and delivered a powerful, practical, entertaining presentation to our 1,200 Team Leaders.”

Sport Clips Haircuts Gordon Logan, CEO Sport Clips Haircuts

Working with Bill was an extremely educational experience. He brought many different views and ways to cope that I would not have thought of for many different scenarios. It was a real blessing working with Bill.

Speedee Cash Beth Anderson, Regional Director Speedee Cash

“Richard Hadden delivered one of the highest-ranked mainstage presentations at our 2017 Top Producer Seminar. His real-world examples and research-based information, highlighted with humor, was perfect for our group.”

Farm Journal Media Sara Schafer, Editor Farm Journal Media

“Richard, When asked ‘What was your favorite part of the retreat?’ the most common response was your presentation. So thank you for all the time and work you put into making sure our managers got the most out of the event!”

CareMore Health System VP Sales CareMore Health System

Bill, I just wanted to let you know how the year wrapped up for me, as you were a big part of helping me step up my game! It has truly been a pleasure to working with you as a coach. Thank you so much!

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