Ted Ma- Keynote Speaker, Leadership Strategist, Author

Dynamic, Interactive, Unforgettable

Ted's fun and engaging programs help audiences unlock potential, build employee-centric cultures that promote trust and loyalty, and close the gap between potential and performance.

A Fresh, Future-Focused Perspective to Overcoming Complex Leadership Challenges

Keynotes • Workshops • Training

By now you’ve most likely heard the staggering numbers surrounding employee engagement, retention, and attrition. A fundamental shift in how people view their relationship with their career has taken place as employees reassess the meaning of work itself.

Ted Ma’s speaking programs help today’s organizations rethink leadership development and mentorship programs as a way of building inclusive, supportive, and empowering workplace cultures that prioritize the wellbeing of their employees.

Be the One: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

We all have someone who made a significant impact on our careers. For most of us, it was a mentor who challenged the way we see ourselves and how we show up in the world. As a result, they become “the one” for us.

Your ability to be the one for others doesn’t happen by chance; it is a result of a specific mindset and set of behaviors. Based on a proprietary national research study of over 1,000 professionals conducted during the Great Resignation, this interactive program will teach you how to become a great mentor, regardless of your title. Participants will be challenged to rethink their role as leaders, change how they interact with their team members, and learn how to bring out the best in others.

In this session, you will:

  • Identify the top traits of great mentors and assess how you measure up
  • Learn how to transform from being a leader to being a mentor 
  • Explore the mental barriers that hold most leaders back and how to overcome them
  • Discover how to create a culture that people never want to leave

“Ted absolutely nailed it. His message resonated so well that our group is buzzing and we’ve already had requests to bring him back in the future. If you’re considering hiring Ted, you can’t go wrong.”


Find Your One: How to Unlock the Power of Mentorship

Have you ever felt like you were stuck? As an emerging leader, finding the right mentor who will guide you along your journey is key to overcoming obstacles and unlocking your personal and professional growth.

That mentor becomes your “one.” Your ability to find your one can be the difference between achieving your goals and remaining stagnant in your career. In this interactive program, we will uncover strategies to help you identify, connect with, and derive the most value from your ideal mentor.

In this session, you will:

  • Discover the four phases of a mentoring relationship
  • Pinpoint the top traits of great mentees and assess how you measure up
  • Explore the different types of mentors to select the best one for you
  • Determine how to find the right mentor for you at this stage of your career

“Ted's session was an absolute hit and he received rave reviews from attendees. Additionally, he was fantastic to work with. He continually asked how he could make my job easier leading up to the event.


Mindset Shift: How to Close the Gap between Potential and Performance

What separates top performers from everyone else is their mindset. Most people are so busy figuring out how to get by that they miss out on opportunities to get ahead.

While we all have potential, converting that into performance requires us to shift our mindset. In this program, we explore the strategies to unlock your potential, perform at a higher level, and add more value in the process.

In this session, you will:

  • Explore strategies for moving beyond your comfort zone
  • Determine how to find the mentors that will accelerate your growth
  • Discover how an association audit will improve your performance
  • Learn how to get the feedback you need to grow

“Ted is a fabulous speaker who took the time to get to know our business culture and vibe before getting on stage. His message was spot on and engaged the whole audience. Our team can't stop talking about the experiences.”


Leadership Loyalty: How to Be the Leader People Never Want to Leave

What do you remember about the leaders that earned your loyalty? Chances are, you remember the way they made you feel. These leaders learned how to leverage the power of their example, created a culture of appreciation, and developed new leaders on their teams. Their communication approach changed from telling their employees what to do to coaching them. 

In this interactive program, we uncover the strategies for you to become the leader that people want to follow and never want to leave.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The four-step process for developing new leaders
  • The critical skill that most leaders overlook and how you can apply it to increase engagement and retention
  • Why employees quit their job and how you can get them to stay
  • How to resolve problems in a way that promotes trust

Ted really cares to make it personal and understand what our goals are. It didn’t feel like he was there to do a job. He made us feel like he was a part of our team.


The EQ Factor: How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Business and Life

As a leader, you know the importance of understanding your emotions, managing them, and expressing yourself effectively.

The best leaders know how to relate to the emotions of others and use emotional intelligence to enhance their relationships. In this interactive program, you will learn how to be smarter with your feelings and how to use EQ as the foundation for your success.

In this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of emotional intelligence
  • Interpret your EQ-i 2.0 assessment results
  • Discover your EQ strengths and areas of opportunity
  • Determine the repeatable skills you can implement to increase your EQ

Download the High Performance Leadership eBook

Inspire Your People to Perform at Their Best

The key to a leader's influence, impact, and income lies in their ability to add value to others. Ted's complimentary High Performance Leadership eBook gives you and your teams the tools and insights to become more effective leaders. Here's a glimpse of what you'll discover:

  • Unearth the common reasons why most leaders fail and learn to avoid these pitfalls.
  • Learn the most effective methods to empower your team, enhancing productivity and motivation.
  • Discover how you can transform into the leader people genuinely want to follow.
  • Identify the pivotal actions that will help you transition from being a follower to a leader.