Cindy Ventrice: Employee Recognition Author, Consultant and Speaker

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Cindy Ventrice is the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works. She researches extensively into what motivates individuals and teams, and what causes them to remain enthusiastic long-term. Cindy works with managers and organizations worldwide to improve engagement, productivity, and retention. Her work on recognition and workplace relationships has been quoted extensively in the media, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Update,, and on CNBC.

What do you do best?

I have a knack for showing leaders how simple changes in their behavior will turn their teams into enthusiastic innovation and productivity machines.

What makes you the best?

I love solving the puzzle of employee behavior, satisfaction, engagement, and retention, and then coming up with solutions that improve both the work environment and the bottom line.

How will you become the best?

Unrelenting curiosity and a desire to help leaders create energetic and focused teams.

What are your aspirations: business & personal?

Personal: Enjoying my time with friends and family. The people in my life are what are most important to me.

Business: I want to reach an even wider audience with what I know about creating a positive and effective workplace. This means expanding the reach of my books and introducing more people to my free weekly tips. It also means exploring new modalities for getting my message out there.

What fascinates you?

People, especially in regards to the relationships they build, sustain, and continually work to make better. All of our successes, both work and home, come down to the relationships we develop and maintain.

Favorite Motto?

Relationships first, everything else will follow.

Favorite People?

My favorite people are my family and friends, the people who I care about and who care about me. They inspire me. Especially my grandson who sees the world through new eyes and has a simple, pure view of the world.

Favorite Places?

I love exploring new cultures and meeting new people. Any place can be a favorite place.

Favorite Products?

My Rancilio espresso machine!

Current Passions?

Improvisational theater. I first became involved in improv as a way to improve my skills as a speaker. It did improve my skills. As an added bonus it taught me how to turn the volume down on my critical mind. As a recovering perfectionist this was a fantastic discovery. After almost 20 years, I have to admit that improvisational theater is a bit of an obsession. I love the thrill of performing as part of a team and working together to make people laugh.