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From Costco to the military, Juliet Funt has helped hundreds of organizations flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity, morale, and, most amazingly of all, downtime. A nationally recognized expert in coping with the “Age of Overload,” Juliet is the founder and owner of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm dedicated to helping companies and groups across all industries change the negative patterns and behaviors that prevent them from achieving optimum results.

The daughter of Candid Camera’s Allen Funt, Juliet grew up with a father in show business and saw firsthand how the rigors of a career could affect family life. Her edgy effective presentations and training sessions draw from a mixture of rich professional experience including working as an improv comedian, a meeting planner, a human resources trainer for the Los Angeles Police Department and a liaison for a Palestinian/Israeli peace project.

Juliet lives her own WhiteSpace concept each day as she balances speaking to audiences of sometimes over 7,000 people with the challenges and joys of being a mother of three.

Full Profile

Juliet Funt is the owner and founder of WhiteSpace® at Work and is a warrior in the battle against reactive busyness. It is her mission and that of her team to unearth the potential of companies by unburdening their talent. With thought-provoking content and immediately-actionable tools, she has become a nationally-recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work.

Juliet helps attendees learn the pivotal difference between meaningless activity and true productivity. She teaches a streamlined method for personal process improvement, leading to more creativity and engagement. She helps executives, managers and teams answer the critical question, “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”

Incredibly intuitive, Juliet successfully blends highly-customized content with a keen understanding of clients’ needs in her programs and consulting work. Yet beneath her powerful assets, she is both authentic and accessible. As a busy corporate speaker and consultant, business owner, wife and mother of three young boys, she practices on a daily basis the WhiteSpace concept she shares with clients.


Juliet Funt Speaker Videos Back to top

Juliet Funt-KFC


Juliet Funt explores how we can reclaim downtime and manage stress in an era where Americans’ number one complaint is having too much to do and too little time to do it in. In a hilarious dialogue that feeds off audience reaction, she surveys the differences between how men and women handle stress, offering advice to both genders.

The challenge for women is “Are they getting enough talking?” Juliet assures men not to worry; she’s not going to teach women to talk more. Rather she urges ladies to call up a good female friend to “drain the well.” Modeling a conversation with her imaginary friend Maureen, Juliet pretends to vent extensively, noting “And Maureen is not going to be waiting for anything annoying like a point, because there is never a point. She’ll just hear me.”

Upon draining the well, Juliet informs her audience that women can then go greet the men in their lives with the words: “Hello, I have nothing to say to you.”

Juliet Funt


Juliet Funt-The Problem of Email


Allen Funt's Daughter Gets Hijacked



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Juliet Funt gives leaders from all industries, from Wall Street to Healthcare, the ability to distinguish activity and productivity. Her valuable, entertaining, and current programs help organizations reclaim “white space”: that strategic pause taken between activities that allows you reflect, rejuvenate, and generate greater ideas and accomplishments by pursuing less. Juliet shows you how to reset your mindset and turn your work and home into an environment where tackling less yields more. Furthermore, her dynamic presentations will equip your group with the “white space skills” they need to nurture creativity, production, and motivation.

The WhiteSpace® Keynote
What if you could truly have the best of both worlds in a keynote presentation? What if you could challenge leaders and employees with relevant content to move business levers—and also give them a laugh-out-loud great time that sends them home energized? What if you could bring in a keynote speaker who equally delighted both your CFO and CHRO? You can! Juliet Funt and WhiteSpace provide this wonderful dualistic experience like no other.

WhiteSpace keynotes are ideal for leaders, managers, sales folks and high potentials, yet beneficial to everyone from the C-suite to the front lines. That's why companies like Costco, Pepsi, American Express and P&G have repeatedly chosen Juliet Funt to help employees tap into their creativity, enhance their productivity and enjoy increased engagement.

Our WhiteSpace content, uniquely tailored to your culture, strikes home with great dependability. The effect shows immediately. The attendees are injected with energy. Some have aftershocks of laughter. Some huddle, downloading Aha's about life, work and what’s important. They are lit up. This is a keynote bull's-eye and it's our specialty.

You won't check your email the whole time!

Activity is not Productivity:
Raising Engagement Through Reclaiming WhiteSpace

Many wonderful companies are trapped in a thread of common denial. They believe pressure and incentives are enough to support workers who live perennially on the leading edge of burnout. That equation cannot be sustained. But with one vital new ingredient, WhiteSpace, organizations can free their talented teams to deliver their most engaged work — and sustain that commitment far into the future.

In this high-energy session, we examine the critical difference between activity and true productivity, between cramming in more tasks and selectively choosing to dive into the right ones with thoughtfulness. We also meet and arm ourselves against The Thieves of Productivity, a group of positive assets that often run amuck and trap us into low-value tasks. By examining the surprising downside of these attributes, we create a customized road map towards more WhiteSpace at the individual, team and organizational level.

Lastly we explore The WhiteSpace Simplification Questions — four simple inquiries that provide endless insight and positive reframing around even the toughest individual and organizational hurdles.

The Reductive Mindset:
Achieving Optimal Results Using the Tools of WhiteSpace

Employees today face many pressures in the Age of Overload: doing more with less, accelerating speed and the global 24/7 demands of always being ON. They're fooled into thinking they're more productive than ever. But is that true?

Overloaded populations are used to their discomfort. But upon further investigation, it's clear that their companies are suffering from one or more deficits. Sometimes it's a quantity problem; you hear complaints about headcount and bandwidth. Sometimes it's a quality issue; work level is slipping, and there’s no time to think high-altitude thoughts. Or it's a sustainability issue; folks are surviving but asking, "How long can we keep this up?" Most suffer from a mixture of two or even all three.

In this program, we consider a different path, one where a reductive lens helps pare back busyness and make room to reclaim and effectively use WhiteSpace. Also featured is actionable content that combats The Tools that Turn on You. These are support systems and devices that promise to improve our work style. In reality, they tend to defy boundaries, hijacking time and resources — think email, meetings, decks and more.

Igniting the Thoughtful Mind:
How to Use WhiteSpace to Turbocharge Creativity

Is your company tasking you to be creative and innovative without providing the time to do it? You are not alone. Exertion has replaced thought. Innovation and creativity wither before an ever-increasing culture of complexity.

But what if game-changing, breakthrough ideas are not inclined to battle through your crowded schedule and buzzing brain? What if they require WhiteSpace, or open fluid time, in order to grace us with their presence?

In this presentation, Juliet Funt asks critical questions behind the creative process: Is there a dial that can be adjusted back and forth from activity to creative receptivity? How would an adjustment of that dial affect the output of you and your teams?

This journey also chronicles tactics of the greatest creative thinkers in both business and other media, shining a light on the frameworks and processes they employ. Lastly, we’ll broaden our discussion to explore the Invisible Habits of Excellence, a constellation of internal behaviors related to many varieties of inward and outward thought.



Juliet Funt Speaker Testimonials Back to top

"Juliet's powerful appeal is based on an incredibly intuitive presentation style, where heartwarming stories and infectious humor play significant roles. She successfully blends sincerity, passion, excitement, and amazingly audience-appropriate content. I’d highly recommend her—she is outstanding!"
    Gail B. Stoops, Philips

"Thank goodness for speakers like you who actually become a part of the meeting team. Your attitude, the way you stuck around and spent time with participants, offering to pitch in and help if WE needed anything... truly you were a meeting planner's dream."
    Chris Crocker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

"What a wonderfully balanced and effective presentation! With a charismatic and approachable style, Juliet struck the perfect balance of high energy, humor and insightful, applicable content. Not only did we have a great time, we left with tools we could use on a daily basis."
    Mark D. Robeson, Wells Fargo

"Thank you!!! You’re the gift that keeps on giving—satisfied conference participants. We have just opened registration for our Annual Conference and callers are still praising your keynote last year (and hoping for more). And bottom line (As Executive Directors are always focused on), The return on our investment in your fee has exceeded our highest expectations!"
    Dr. Bill Braden, Kentucky Counseling Association

"Ms. Funt’s workshop was exhilarating. She captivated our audience and presented key information in a humorous and thought provoking manner. After almost one hour she left our audience wanting to hear more. The Los Angeles Air Force base highly recommends Juliet to any military or civilian organization that is looking for a someone who can motivate, teach and inspire."
    Terrence F. Regan Lt. Col, Department of the Air Force




* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

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"Juliet's powerful appeal is based on an incredibly intuitive presentation style, where heartwarming stories and infectious humor play significant roles. She successfully blends sincerity, passion, excitement, and amazingly audience-appropriate content. I’d highly recommend her—she is outstanding!"
    Gail B. Stoops, Philips

"Thank goodness for speakers like you who actually become a part of the meeting team. Your attitude, the way you stuck around and spent time with participants, offering to pitch in and help if WE needed anything... truly you were a meeting planner's dream."
    Chris Crocker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

"What a wonderfully balanced and effective presentation! With a charismatic and approachable style, Juliet struck the perfect balance of high energy, humor and insightful, applicable content. Not only did we have a great time, we left with tools we could use on a daily basis."
    Mark D. Robeson, Wells Fargo

"Thank you!!! You’re the gift that keeps on giving—satisfied conference participants. We have just opened registration for our Annual Conference and callers are still praising your keynote last year (and hoping for more). And bottom line (As Executive Directors are always focused on), The return on our investment in your fee has exceeded our highest expectations!"
    Dr. Bill Braden, Kentucky Counseling Association

"Ms. Funt’s workshop was exhilarating. She captivated our audience and presented key information in a humorous and thought provoking manner. After almost one hour she left our audience wanting to hear more. The Los Angeles Air Force base highly recommends Juliet to any military or civilian organization that is looking for a someone who can motivate, teach and inspire."
    Terrence F. Regan Lt. Col, Department of the Air Force


The WhiteSpace® Keynote
What if you could truly have the best of both worlds in a keynote presentation? What if you could challenge leaders and employees with relevant content to move business levers—and also give them a laugh-out-loud great time that sends them home energized? What if you could bring in a keynote speaker who equally delighted both your CFO and CHRO? You can! Juliet Funt and WhiteSpace provide this wonderful dualistic experience like no other.

WhiteSpace keynotes are ideal for leaders, managers, sales folks and high potentials, yet beneficial to everyone from the C-suite to the front lines. That's why companies like Costco, Pepsi, American Express and P&G have repeatedly chosen Juliet Funt to help employees tap into their creativity, enhance their productivity and enjoy increased engagement.

Our WhiteSpace content, uniquely tailored to your culture, strikes home with great dependability. The effect shows immediately. The attendees are injected with energy. Some have aftershocks of laughter. Some huddle, downloading Aha's about life, work and what’s important. They are lit up. This is a keynote bull's-eye and it's our specialty.

You won't check your email the whole time!

Activity is not Productivity:
Raising Engagement Through Reclaiming WhiteSpace

Many wonderful companies are trapped in a thread of common denial. They believe pressure and incentives are enough to support workers who live perennially on the leading edge of burnout. That equation cannot be sustained. But with one vital new ingredient, WhiteSpace, organizations can free their talented teams to deliver their most engaged work — and sustain that commitment far into the future.

In this high-energy session, we examine the critical difference between activity and true productivity, between cramming in more tasks and selectively choosing to dive into the right ones with thoughtfulness. We also meet and arm ourselves against The Thieves of Productivity, a group of positive assets that often run amuck and trap us into low-value tasks. By examining the surprising downside of these attributes, we create a customized road map towards more WhiteSpace at the individual, team and organizational level.

Lastly we explore The WhiteSpace Simplification Questions — four simple inquiries that provide endless insight and positive reframing around even the toughest individual and organizational hurdles.

The Reductive Mindset:
Achieving Optimal Results Using the Tools of WhiteSpace

Employees today face many pressures in the Age of Overload: doing more with less, accelerating speed and the global 24/7 demands of always being ON. They're fooled into thinking they're more productive than ever. But is that true?

Overloaded populations are used to their discomfort. But upon further investigation, it's clear that their companies are suffering from one or more deficits. Sometimes it's a quantity problem; you hear complaints about headcount and bandwidth. Sometimes it's a quality issue; work level is slipping, and there’s no time to think high-altitude thoughts. Or it's a sustainability issue; folks are surviving but asking, "How long can we keep this up?" Most suffer from a mixture of two or even all three.

In this program, we consider a different path, one where a reductive lens helps pare back busyness and make room to reclaim and effectively use WhiteSpace. Also featured is actionable content that combats The Tools that Turn on You. These are support systems and devices that promise to improve our work style. In reality, they tend to defy boundaries, hijacking time and resources — think email, meetings, decks and more.

Igniting the Thoughtful Mind:
How to Use WhiteSpace to Turbocharge Creativity

Is your company tasking you to be creative and innovative without providing the time to do it? You are not alone. Exertion has replaced thought. Innovation and creativity wither before an ever-increasing culture of complexity.

But what if game-changing, breakthrough ideas are not inclined to battle through your crowded schedule and buzzing brain? What if they require WhiteSpace, or open fluid time, in order to grace us with their presence?

In this presentation, Juliet Funt asks critical questions behind the creative process: Is there a dial that can be adjusted back and forth from activity to creative receptivity? How would an adjustment of that dial affect the output of you and your teams?

This journey also chronicles tactics of the greatest creative thinkers in both business and other media, shining a light on the frameworks and processes they employ. Lastly, we’ll broaden our discussion to explore the Invisible Habits of Excellence, a constellation of internal behaviors related to many varieties of inward and outward thought.



Juliet Funt-KFC


Juliet Funt explores how we can reclaim downtime and manage stress in an era where Americans’ number one complaint is having too much to do and too little time to do it in. In a hilarious dialogue that feeds off audience reaction, she surveys the differences between how men and women handle stress, offering advice to both genders.

The challenge for women is “Are they getting enough talking?” Juliet assures men not to worry; she’s not going to teach women to talk more. Rather she urges ladies to call up a good female friend to “drain the well.” Modeling a conversation with her imaginary friend Maureen, Juliet pretends to vent extensively, noting “And Maureen is not going to be waiting for anything annoying like a point, because there is never a point. She’ll just hear me.”

Upon draining the well, Juliet informs her audience that women can then go greet the men in their lives with the words: “Hello, I have nothing to say to you.”

Juliet Funt


Juliet Funt-The Problem of Email


Allen Funt's Daughter Gets Hijacked