NEW Speaking 2017-03-30T16:32:50+00:00

RIKKA BRANDON

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SPEAKER BIO

Rikka Brandon is a serial entrepreneur, recruiter, author, and speaker. She is the founder of Building Gurus and RikkaBrandon.com, GetUHired.com, and the creator of popular programs like Hire Power, In-House Headhunter, and Hiring Mentor. Rikka’s the go to girl for growth minded entrepreneurs and forward thinking business leaders, who are ready to take their business to the next level by hiring the right people. She’s spent her career helping companies find and hire the talent they need to achieve their goals. Her clients have ranged from small businesses to the Fortune 100. Over the years, she has hired over 500 people and done well over 10,000 interviews. She’s also placed over 400 people as a headhunter, earning millions of dollars in fees – with a less than 1% fail rate. She’s now sharing the secrets and strategies anyone can use to attract, find, and engage top talent for their business.

Rikka is focused on results, she talks fast, cracks jokes, and really believes growing your business should be fun. It’s this energy and enthusiasm that has made the national media and business world take notice. Rikka’s been featured numerous times on Fast Company, Huffington Post, American Express’s Open Forum, the NFIB and CBS.

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Rikka’s presentations are fast-paced, filled with stories and examples, and designed to give the audience
actionable advice that will move their business forward. If you’re looking for someone to entertain, inspire,
and educate your audience of entrepreneurs or business professionals – look no further.

MY MOST REQUESTED TOPICS

HIRING

Recruiting, Interviewing, Employee Engagement, Culture, and Employer Brand

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The ups, the downs, and the what the %&*# of being self-employed.

BUSINESS HUMORIST

Stories and examples pulled from my years as a headhunter, entrepreneur, and a lot of happy hours, this presentation will have your audience laughing harder than they have in ages.

LIFE AFTER FAILURE

How I went from a million dollar business to bankrupt in 15 months, dusted myself off and used the lessons I learned to build a wildly profitable business that let me move to Puerto Aventuras, Mexico with my husband and young children just a few years later.

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Rikka has several programs that make up the framework of most of her presentations, however she believes each audience should have a custom presentation that meets them where they are at and provides actionable advice that fits their situation and circumstance. So, each presentation starts with a conversation so Rikka is clear about your attendees, your goals, and your wishes. From there you will work together to see if Rikka is the right fit for your event.

Rikka believes in actionable advice and generosity. So, each presentation has a custom resources page for attendees that includes resources that they can use to put the advice into action in their business.

Rikka is high energy. She talks fast and cracks jokes during her talks. If you are looking for a stuffy, buttoned up speaker – Rikka isn’t the right choice. But, if you want someone who can get your audience engaged, laughing, and thinking – all while having way more fun than they expected – Rikka’s your girl.

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“Rikka led an informal and interactive discussion with those in attendance sharing her knowledge of hiring and recruitment practices as well as key signs to look for when interviewing.”
AMY BERG, CBT. CIT., National Association of Women in Construction (NAWC)
“Wowser – I just read your reviews. You ROCKED it!”
DEIDRE HILLMAN, Program Coordinator at the Center for Technology & Business
“Rikka captured her audience immediately, the strength in her voice and energy also earned their respect – she definitely knew her audience”
TERRY KEMMET, Mayville State University
“We had great feedback about Rikka's presentation. I was very pleased with how well she kept the audience engaged. Another thing that I was impressed with was her ability to get them to interact/participate!”
CHRIS YOUNG, United States Seamless
“I figured Rikka would be one of the best speakers I've ever heard, and she did not disappoint.”
Marjorie Fugleberge, Mayville State University