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The most in-demand transformation agent in the banking world today, certified management consultant, Roxanne Emmerich has the astonishing ability to create profound change for financial institutions. She is the CEO of The Emmerich Group, whose client list includes the top-performing banks in the country.

Equipped with over 20 years of experience in consulting, Roxanne has had her own record-breaking career in banking and brokerage. In her early career, she was a manager of financial planning for E.F. Hutton. At the age of 21, straight out of college, she was the first female commercial and agricultural lender out of 400 lenders in her organization. Having founded one of the fastest to-profit community banks in the country, Roxanne was inspired to develop programs and trainings for other financial leaders.

As of today, she has given over 3,000 keynote speeches and is regarded by Successful Meetings magazine as one of the top speakers in the country. Roxanne has written hundreds of articles for leading publications in both the banking and corporate markets. She is frequently interviewed by CNN, FOX, and other major media outlets for her savvy business insights.

Full Profile

Roxanne Emmerich is America’s most sought-after workplace transformation expert. She is listed by Sales and Marketing Management magazine as one of the 12 most requested speakers in the country for her ability to transform negative workplace performance and environments into “bring it on” results-oriented cultures.

Roxanne′s book Thank God It′s Monday is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Amazon #1 bestseller.

As President and CEO of the Emmerich Group, Inc. she has consulted and spoken to most of the financial institutions in the top one percent of performance, as well as clients like Merck, Pfizer, Allianz, Lockheed Martin and hundreds of other leaders in almost every industry. Roxanne was inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame for her impact and quantifiable effectiveness.

She has also published hundreds of articles in leading publications on such topics as leadership for results, employee engagement for bottom AND top-line improvement, profit-rich growth strategies, and a multitude of other workplace breakthrough issues.

A three-time Entrepreneur of the Year, Roxanne served Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson as a key advisor on reinventing state government and serves as Editor-In-Chief of Extraordinary Banker® Magazine. She is in demand for interviews by CNN, NPR, CBS, and other media outlets nationwide for her proven ability to help workplaces get unstuck and achieve radically improved results quickly.

Roxanne′s experience includes:

  • Founder, CEO and President of Emmerich Financial, the leading culture transformation consulting firm for community banks
  • Founder and co-owner of two bank holding companies
  • Developer of the Permission to Be Extraordinary Summit® for high-performing CEOs and top execs
  • Starting one of the fastest-to-profit community banks in the country
  • Singled out as the 2003 University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumna
  • Developer of the most popular seminar for high performing bankers, Marketing and Sales Management Boot Camp™, attended by thousands of bank executives—with 99 percent saying they’d recommend to a friend!
  • Editor-In-Chief of Extraordinary Banker® magazine, circulated to 25,000 financial industry executives

  • Roxanne Emmerich Speaker Videos Back to top

    Demo Video


    Sharing the amusing story of her first trip to the Mall of America, Roxanne Emmerich speaks on the dangers of falling into patterns and losing your identity at work. While perusing the stores, she and the shop employees literally exchanged the same dialogue of “Can I help you?” and “No, just looking” 20 or so times.

    One young salesman however broke the mold greeting her with the words “Stay there” when she walked into his store. He brought her a blue sweater, draped it over her shoulders, and dragged her to a mirror, saying, “Look at what this blue sweater does to your blue eyes. You’d have to carry a baseball bat just to beat away the men.”

    “I own that sweater,” Roxanne reports. “Along with half of the things that were in that store because this young man knew how to be extraordinary.” Driving home that day, she began to ask herself, “What are the ways in which you are desperately trying to fit in and not being who you are?”


    Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


    One of the most influential advisors in the financial sector, Roxanne Emmerich specializes in teaching organizations how to cleanse their work culture of negativity, renew employees’ passion for their jobs, and double their company’s prosperity. 
Her unique approach blends effective marketing, enlightened leadership development, profit-rich sales strategies, and iron clad templates and systems. Clients typically see customer-service scores double within six weeks and profitability double within one to two years.

    Roxanne′s Most-Requested Speaking Topics

    Roxanne Emmerich offers a number of custom speaking programs to ignite your organization′s sales and service culture. Each program Roxanne offers is 100% customized to achieve the breakthrough results and positive motivation you need.

    Profit-Growth Essentials
    How to Master the 7 Breakthrough Strategies of Top-Performing Businesses

    Did you ever get the feeling there′s a better way to skin this cat? While researching her new book, "Profit-Growth Banking: How to Master 7 Breakthrough Strategies of Top-Performing Banks," Roxanne Emmerich discovered that the differences in strategy between the top performers and the rest of the herd in any business venture are profound.

    In this dynamic presentation, Roxanne offers ways you can:

    • Catapult your revenue and profits--regardless of the economy.
    • Create winning positioning that attracts more high-profit customers
    • and high-potential members. Understand why almost every business is ′dead wrong′ when it comes to their their sales and marketing strategies.
    • Create an environment where people thrive and work with enthusiasm that breathes new life into your business′ bottom line.
    • Explore why many well-meaning management practices actually sabotage results.
    • Understand how to attract and motivate top performers.
    • Find out how to do more with less and better than ever by outsmarting your competition.

    Thank God It′s Monday
    How to Build a Motivating Workplace

    Based on her best-selling business book by the same name, this presentation by Roxanne is all about your employees and your workplace.

    Specifically, are your people bringing all of their passion, commitment, skills and enthusiasm to the workplace every day? Do you need a way to bring together your fragmented teams to work for one larger vision? Are dysfunctional viruses such as whining, gossip, and sabotage contaminating the spirit of winning you want to create? Roxanne also explains why almost every business is ′dead wrong′ with their approach to motivating employees!

    Other topics covered in this presentation include:

    • Explore why many well-meaning management practices actually sabotage results.
    • Understand how to attract and motivate top performers.

    Profound Transformations
    How to Radically Transform Your Company for More Profit-Rich Growth

    Some people insist that it takes two years to "transform a culture." Roxanne Emmerich says, "Only if you say so!"

    If you′re ready to witness a miracle before your very eyes, know that it is possible. Roxanne has seen it happen after a one-day program; hundreds of companies have doubled their service scores within 30 days. And almost as many have seen sales growth increases from 30 percent to well over 100 percent.

    The real miracle is seeing how these organizations have become alive and passionate places to work, with focused energy and iron-clad systems for integrating strategy, marketing, sales, and service (we know this doesn′t sound possible-but it is.)

    Other topics covered in this presentation include:

    • Dramatically increase your service scores in 30 days.
    • Increase sales growth.
    • Integrate marketing, sales and service effectively.


    Roxanne Emmerich Speaker Testimonials Back to top

      “Perfect! Finally the toughest subjects presented with straightforward, common-sense solutions.”
      Warren Chirhart, Customer Satisfaction Manager, 3-M

      “As a leader you have no choice-step up or step out! Let the Breaking the Rules authors teach you how to thrive in today’s workplace.”
      Deb Ravetta, Vice President, Ameritech Cellular

      “Concise and straightforward. A great resource for busy managers!”
      Tim Shirley, Performance Manager, Coca Cola

      “As leaders, managers and coaches, we are challenged each day with the demands for shorter cycle time, improving customer service and the need for focused team effort. The Breaking the Rules series, filled with implementable, collaborative business ideas, can help leaders at all levels reinforce the skills necessary to be successful in today’s fast-moving business environment.”
      Bob Puissant, Vice President, Inacom

      “If only you could park a dozen or so great ideas-just the facts, and a couple of quick tips to focus your actions-someplace where they’d be handy when you need them. Done. Here they are. Simple. Concise. Proven. Practical. Just add sweat equity and you’re ready to go.”
      Dick Schaaf, author of Keeping the Edge

      “Innovative, creative, yet practical. What a combination!”
      Jack Frick, Manager of Performance Development, SECURA Insurance

      “A wealth of real wisdom-approachable, efficient, effective!”
      Robert Shavor, faculty member, University of Wisconsin-School of Business

      “Read the Breaking the Rules series. It’s thought provoking and insightful-just plain good stuff. Perfect food for your brain!”
      Tim Richardson, co-author of Transformational Thinking

      “Finally! Management made F-U-N! A comfortable read with put-’em-to-work ideas.”
      T. Scott Gross, author of Positively Outrageous Service and Showmanship

      “The audience participation was fantastic and everyone left with a great, optimistic feeling about our future.”
      Kimberly Snavely, The Coffee Beanery, Ltd.

      “You were easily one the favorite presenters. Everyone’s evaluations rated you as an ‘A’ (excellent), with many adding spontaneous comments such as ‘fabulous’ and ‘inspiring."
      Thomas O’Dowd, Director of Meetings, Alliance of American Insurers

      "Your presentation was excellent and you opened our conference in a positive, ′WOW′ kind of way. I have told all the other meeting planners at the American Bankers Association that ROXANNE EMMERICH RULES!"
      John Blanchfield, American Bankers Association

      "Your opening keynote was met with top marks. Your enthusiasm, professionalism and energy truly resonated with everyone and both your presentations were the top rated of the conference."
      Penny Dudley, Executive Director, Financial Women International

      "Your last visit continues to pay off handsomely. The standards you helped us develop are still talked about at every staff meeting years later."
      Clarence Jones, Chairman/CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank

      “By unanimous consent, our management team has requested that Roxanne return and keep working with us!”
      Dave Roberts, Director of Human Resources, CES International




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      “Perfect! Finally the toughest subjects presented with straightforward, common-sense solutions.”
      Warren Chirhart, Customer Satisfaction Manager, 3-M

      “As a leader you have no choice-step up or step out! Let the Breaking the Rules authors teach you how to thrive in today’s workplace.”
      Deb Ravetta, Vice President, Ameritech Cellular

      “Concise and straightforward. A great resource for busy managers!”
      Tim Shirley, Performance Manager, Coca Cola

      “As leaders, managers and coaches, we are challenged each day with the demands for shorter cycle time, improving customer service and the need for focused team effort. The Breaking the Rules series, filled with implementable, collaborative business ideas, can help leaders at all levels reinforce the skills necessary to be successful in today’s fast-moving business environment.”
      Bob Puissant, Vice President, Inacom

      “If only you could park a dozen or so great ideas-just the facts, and a couple of quick tips to focus your actions-someplace where they’d be handy when you need them. Done. Here they are. Simple. Concise. Proven. Practical. Just add sweat equity and you’re ready to go.”
      Dick Schaaf, author of Keeping the Edge

      “Innovative, creative, yet practical. What a combination!”
      Jack Frick, Manager of Performance Development, SECURA Insurance

      “A wealth of real wisdom-approachable, efficient, effective!”
      Robert Shavor, faculty member, University of Wisconsin-School of Business

      “Read the Breaking the Rules series. It’s thought provoking and insightful-just plain good stuff. Perfect food for your brain!”
      Tim Richardson, co-author of Transformational Thinking

      “Finally! Management made F-U-N! A comfortable read with put-’em-to-work ideas.”
      T. Scott Gross, author of Positively Outrageous Service and Showmanship

      “The audience participation was fantastic and everyone left with a great, optimistic feeling about our future.”
      Kimberly Snavely, The Coffee Beanery, Ltd.

      “You were easily one the favorite presenters. Everyone’s evaluations rated you as an ‘A’ (excellent), with many adding spontaneous comments such as ‘fabulous’ and ‘inspiring."
      Thomas O’Dowd, Director of Meetings, Alliance of American Insurers

      "Your presentation was excellent and you opened our conference in a positive, ′WOW′ kind of way. I have told all the other meeting planners at the American Bankers Association that ROXANNE EMMERICH RULES!"
      John Blanchfield, American Bankers Association

      "Your opening keynote was met with top marks. Your enthusiasm, professionalism and energy truly resonated with everyone and both your presentations were the top rated of the conference."
      Penny Dudley, Executive Director, Financial Women International

      "Your last visit continues to pay off handsomely. The standards you helped us develop are still talked about at every staff meeting years later."
      Clarence Jones, Chairman/CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank

      “By unanimous consent, our management team has requested that Roxanne return and keep working with us!”
      Dave Roberts, Director of Human Resources, CES International


      Thank God It’s Monday! is about loving what you’re doing and creating massive results. Roxanne Emmerich introduces you to two CEOs: one desperately struggling to stay afloat and another who’s discovered a better route to growth and profitability. As you join them both on their journey, you’ll gain valuable insights for jumpstarting positive change from anywhere in the organization…replacing dysfunctional organizational behaviors with passion and creativity…overcoming setbacks…making vision and values actually work!

      Whether you’re on the front line, in an office, or running the show, you’ll see how to:

      • Replace dysfunctional behaviors with passion and creativity
      • Overcome setbacks with a “bring it on” attitude
      • Breathe results-generating life into vision and values
      • Think big and make big things happen

      Thank God It’s Monday! presents a unique approach that makes an impact on three groups at once:

      • Employees discover how to win at work and love their work
      • Companies turn around results quickly and profoundly
      • Customers experience a powerful and visible commitment to their success

      You will shift from a “why we can’t” to a “how we can” workplace...in one day! Your customers will go crazy about you. You will find yourself loving to go to work where everyone exclaims, Thank God It’s Monday!
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    Roxanne′s Most-Requested Speaking Topics

    Roxanne Emmerich offers a number of custom speaking programs to ignite your organization′s sales and service culture. Each program Roxanne offers is 100% customized to achieve the breakthrough results and positive motivation you need.

    Profit-Growth Essentials
    How to Master the 7 Breakthrough Strategies of Top-Performing Businesses

    Did you ever get the feeling there′s a better way to skin this cat? While researching her new book, "Profit-Growth Banking: How to Master 7 Breakthrough Strategies of Top-Performing Banks," Roxanne Emmerich discovered that the differences in strategy between the top performers and the rest of the herd in any business venture are profound.

    In this dynamic presentation, Roxanne offers ways you can:

    • Catapult your revenue and profits--regardless of the economy.
    • Create winning positioning that attracts more high-profit customers
    • and high-potential members. Understand why almost every business is ′dead wrong′ when it comes to their their sales and marketing strategies.
    • Create an environment where people thrive and work with enthusiasm that breathes new life into your business′ bottom line.
    • Explore why many well-meaning management practices actually sabotage results.
    • Understand how to attract and motivate top performers.
    • Find out how to do more with less and better than ever by outsmarting your competition.

    Thank God It′s Monday
    How to Build a Motivating Workplace

    Based on her best-selling business book by the same name, this presentation by Roxanne is all about your employees and your workplace.

    Specifically, are your people bringing all of their passion, commitment, skills and enthusiasm to the workplace every day? Do you need a way to bring together your fragmented teams to work for one larger vision? Are dysfunctional viruses such as whining, gossip, and sabotage contaminating the spirit of winning you want to create? Roxanne also explains why almost every business is ′dead wrong′ with their approach to motivating employees!

    Other topics covered in this presentation include:

    • Explore why many well-meaning management practices actually sabotage results.
    • Understand how to attract and motivate top performers.

    Profound Transformations
    How to Radically Transform Your Company for More Profit-Rich Growth

    Some people insist that it takes two years to "transform a culture." Roxanne Emmerich says, "Only if you say so!"

    If you′re ready to witness a miracle before your very eyes, know that it is possible. Roxanne has seen it happen after a one-day program; hundreds of companies have doubled their service scores within 30 days. And almost as many have seen sales growth increases from 30 percent to well over 100 percent.

    The real miracle is seeing how these organizations have become alive and passionate places to work, with focused energy and iron-clad systems for integrating strategy, marketing, sales, and service (we know this doesn′t sound possible-but it is.)

    Other topics covered in this presentation include:

    • Dramatically increase your service scores in 30 days.
    • Increase sales growth.
    • Integrate marketing, sales and service effectively.


    Demo Video


    Sharing the amusing story of her first trip to the Mall of America, Roxanne Emmerich speaks on the dangers of falling into patterns and losing your identity at work. While perusing the stores, she and the shop employees literally exchanged the same dialogue of “Can I help you?” and “No, just looking” 20 or so times.

    One young salesman however broke the mold greeting her with the words “Stay there” when she walked into his store. He brought her a blue sweater, draped it over her shoulders, and dragged her to a mirror, saying, “Look at what this blue sweater does to your blue eyes. You’d have to carry a baseball bat just to beat away the men.”

    “I own that sweater,” Roxanne reports. “Along with half of the things that were in that store because this young man knew how to be extraordinary.” Driving home that day, she began to ask herself, “What are the ways in which you are desperately trying to fit in and not being who you are?”