Circle & Square – Keynotes

Effective, large-scale training

Our leading keynote sessions provide people with the cutting-edge tools, language, and skills they need to make meaningful connections—in the workplace and beyond.

Barry Pokroy is the founder and leader of Circle & Square Inc. and a partner of Farber. 
Barry Pokroy
M.A. Clinical Psychology
Tessa Desatnik is a Director with the Circle & Square practice of Farber.
Tessa Desatnik

What brought you here?

Do you want to work in an environment with fantastic morale, performance levels, or sales—we can help your organization and your people by providing the tools to establish better connections between your management team, employees, and customers. Using insights from clinical psychology, we’ll work with you to get to the root of the issue and provide a targeted, motivating keynote that will help your organization make sustainable changes in the performance of your people.

Where do you want to go?

To maximize your human potential, it’s often helpful to start with the end in mind. We’ll assist you in identifying your organization’s ideal state—whether that includes improved sales and service, stronger leadership, increased emotional intelligence and agility, or increased profitability—and help you understand and implement the people skills required to achieve peak organizational performance.

What does your best team look like?

Once we have a better understanding of the skills needed to propel your organization towards its goals, it’s time to examine your existing team—and identify skill-strengthening opportunities.

Our motivating keynotes are designed to elevate critical organizational skills:

  • Human connection. Through the introduction of fundamental psychological skills and insights, this keynote closes the gap between what our customers, employees, and leaders say and what we hear—resulting in much more authentic connections and effective interactions
  • Leadership. Leaders are made, not born. We work with your organization’s top performers and rising stars, equipping them with the skills they need to become effective and dynamic leaders of the future
  • Employee engagement. We help your organization and management teams better connect with employees by reinventing the traditional task-based workplace of the past, and replacing it with a more relationship-focused environment

Our keynotes


  • Client experience. This keynote will take your client service from ordinary to extraordinary by empowering your staff and teaching them to see their customers in a whole new light
  • Innovation. Psychological hurdles and internal biases are often the undoing of team-focused innovation initiatives. We work with your team to overcome these challenges by teaching them a common language, new parameters, and a new way of thinking
  • Generation illusion. There is a popularized idea that understanding the differences between generations will improve workplace relationships. This is an illusion. We believe that the foundation of relationships is human connection and not a generational issue

Get started today

For more information on our keynote offerings, please contact us.

Meet your team

Our keynote speakers will work with you to build and deliver a targeted and motivating keynote.

Meet the team