Speaker, Entrepreneur, Motivator

About Brett

Brett Hoogeveen is a co-founder of BetterCulture, a technology and training company intently focused on making the world a better place to work. He’s a former engineer, an experienced healthcare executive, a coach, consultant, trainer, speaker, entrepreneur, and a startup investor.

Brett is a dynamic public speaker. He is passionate about helping leaders build their skills and helping companies build better cultures.

Brett holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He has an extensive background in healthcare, having served on the executive leadership team at the nationally known rehabilitation and care center QLI. At QLI, which was recognized 5 consecutive times as the #1 Best Place to Work in Omaha, he oversaw national business development, contracting, state and federal government relations, marketing, media, and public relations.

Brett is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and is driven to share BetterCulture’s mission of making the world a better place to work to audiences around the world.

Brett engages his audience by bringing a warm, relatable, and energetic style. He loves including audience participation, props, and games in his speeches and never fails to provide valuable and actionable takeaways. If you want an entertaining keynote that gives your attendees actionable takeaways to better themselves and their businesses, look no further.

Here is a recent full-length speaking sample for Brett.

“Brett is the total package! Business smarts, innovation, entertainment, results – Brett brings it all!”
Andrew Ives
Director of Culture and Talent Development, Fusion Medical Staffing

Sample Speaking Engagements & Topics

Nelnet Business Solutions

The Leadership MindSet

SHRM Missouri State Conference

Stars vs. Vacuums: The Battle for the Heart of Your Workplace Culture

Knife River Corporation

Stupid Things Leaders Do

What Brett's Clients Are Saying:

“Brett always delivers huge value! Our clients LOVE him! That’s why we’ve asked him back again and again.”
Roxy Kolev
Senior HR Consultant, The Olson Group
“I hired Brett for a specific speaking engagement and we worked together to create a presentation to meet my needs. He didn't just give a canned presentation - he was willing to work with me to do what I needed. Our audience was diverse, and I would describe as somewhat difficult to engage, but Brett was able to get them engaged with audience interaction. In addition, he was able to deliver the presentation in person with other participants on a Zoom screen, which is difficult to do. He was excellent, and I have since referred him to other colleagues seeking a culture-building presentation/session.”
Catherine Mello
Director of Alumni Relations, UNMC
“We hired Brett and his company to conduct a 2-day leadership workshop in 2023. His enthusiasm was charged for both days and he created an environment conducive to growth and learning for all participants involved. He brings a wealth of knowledge, coupled with various learning techniques and interactions to keep the content fresh and palatable to adult learners.”
James Saroka
VP of HR; J. Skinner Baking Company
“Brett is a very engaging and interactive speaker. His content applies to not only work but also everyday life skills. Anytime he is speaking, I always learn something. Organizations are very fortunate to be able to have Brett as a speaker!”
Kristi McHugh
Board Member, Healthcare Leaders Association
“Brett has played a key role in elevating our company's leadership capabilities through his organization's thoughtful approach to training. Brett is not only engaging, but is genuine and passionate about the topics he presents on and makes those around him better.”
Ryan Rogers
VP of HR, J.D. Heiskell & Co.
“Brett was extremely organized. He was relaxed and at ease during each presentation. He was knowledgeable and gave multiple examples and perspectives to the audience. He was energetic and positive. I would highly recommend Brett to others.”
Lisa Haire
Sarpy County Nebraska
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