Our principals have extensive experience as keynote and motivational
speakers. Our numerous presentations at national and regional conferences
highlight our capabilities as orators. Early in her career, Carol spent many
years in the television industry, where she gained confidence and ease in front
of the camera and on the podium as a spokesperson and anchor/host. She has been
a spokesperson for numerous industrial films and regional television commercials
throughout the past 25 years. She is a dynamic and energetic speaker. Andrea’s
style is warm and engaging. She is passionate about individuals growing and
developing, and her passion is evident in all of her presentations.
Don't Try to
Teach a Pig to Sing
Have you ever attended a class or
workshop to gain a missing skill that someone told you was needed, or to
improve your knowledge in an area in which you have little interest? Why?
It’s an unfortunate reality that we often look at development in terms of
filling the gaps – identifying our weaknesses and doing something to “fix”
them, rather than focusing on how to leverage our best.
It’s time to learn how to stop
this retro-fitting! In this fascinating and dynamic presentation, we explore
the immense opportunities that open up if we begin to concentrate on our
strengths and not our weaknesses. We don’t need to repair our
limitations in order to excel – actually, just the opposite is true! When we
identify our superb talents and gifts – and build more and more
opportunities to use them in our lives – we will progress and achieve with
great joy and success!
There’s No Such
Thing as Time Management
As managers are asked to do more
with less and exceed the rising expectations of an increasingly
sophisticated customer base, many can feel overwhelmed. All too often we
approach work in terms of “putting out fires” by addressing only what is
crucial and urgent now. In this informative presentation, discover that the
magic of time management is actually in SELF-management. Learn how to
prioritize tasks and activities so that you can make your workload
reasonable and work on those items that warrant attention in the right time.
Implement personal discipline to only undertake those tasks and activities
that are pertinent to your own role and strengths. Explore how to better
manage your “To-Do” list. Utilize valuable process management and planning
tools to speed up your efficiency and minimize the time needed in all your
We believe leadership is an
essential topic to all professionals, regardless of whether or not they hold
formal leadership roles. We are particularly intrigued by the idea of
applying leadership principles to individual contributors, business owners &
entrepreneurs, internal and external consultants who serve clients, and
people who simply choose to step into a leadership role in their family,
their community, or their profession.
this thought-provoking presentation about values and integrity, we define
and illustrate what authentic leadership is and is not. Discover the new
essentials of leadership in the 21st century – such as a sense of adventure,
taking risks, and serving others – which amend and complement the classic
leadership characteristics that include a compelling vision and setting
standards of excellence. This energizing and inspiring message will entice
audience participants to step more fully into their authentic selves, and be
liberated to lead in whatever aspects of their life they desire.
The Hardest Job
at Work: Communicating with Others
Communication is the means by
which we interact together at work and get things done. Sometimes, however,
communication can be ineffective or break down, leading to misunderstanding,
bad feelings, and lost productivity. This can spiral into conflict and
“melt-down” between individuals and among team members. In this spirited and
enlightening session, explore the three crucial skills of communication –
asking great questions, advocating your point of view, and listening.
Discover how their practical application every day at work can create
powerful communication and collaboration with customers, co-workers, vendors
Having a diverse network of
contacts, associates, and customers is essential for success in business.
However, many people find networking difficult or unpleasant, and spend
little time on effectively reaching out. In this instructive and hands-on
presentation discover how to easily build mutually-beneficial relationships
with others – the comfortable and natural way! Learn how to capitalize on
your own “currencies” as a means of providing value to others, and boost
your personal and professional influence by creating your potent “Solid Gold
Work / Life
Balance: A Leader’s Paradox
quest for a balanced existence has been a national obsession since the
founding fathers proclaimed the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness! Unfortunately, many leaders find balance to be elusive
at best, in spite of endless attempts to achieve it. As leaders, we
experience a paradox of wanting to encourage our employees to work hard –
with dedication, commitment, and passion – and yet to work healthy and to
maintain a commitment to family and personal life.
How can we expect this balancing
act of others when we cannot accomplish it ourselves? In this powerful
presentation, you will learn that it IS possible to create and sustain
balance; to align your day-to-day choices and actions with your values and
passion; to say “No” to time and energy drains; and to support your team
members as they attempt to do likewise. The key to life balance is making
powerful choices each and every day that support and express you in all the
dimensions of your life. Work / Life Balance is an incredibly effective tool
for leaders, managers, executives – and those who support them.