I have been inspiring audiences for 25 years
with humor, insight, passion, and compassion.
In these interactive keynote addresses,
I use a unique blend of ancient wisdom, modern theory,
and personal experience
to guide individuals and organizations
through times of significant change and crisis.
I speak on many leadership topics,
but these are some of my current favorites.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
“If I could only fire my boss.”
How many times
has this thought crossed your mind?
In this timely keynote,
I identify the five red flags
that distinguish healthy leadership
from unhealthy leadership.
In this entertaining
and thought-provoking presentation,
I guide you
through cognitive, mindfulness,
and embodied exercises
that will shift your experiences
at home and in your workplace.
UH OH...I THINK I MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM
“Everything we say in this auditorium today
Obviously, that’s unlikely to be true.
So, how do we help leaders see
their own toxicity
in an insightful and non-threatening way?
I bring humor and depth
to shake up and provide a healthy path forward
to toxic leaders,
and to comfort and reassure those
who have experienced their toxicity.
IF I WERE IN CHARGE...
Every organization has a culture,
even if it seems nonexistent or generic.
And, all cultures can be reshaped
to create supportive, meaningful,
and profitable environments.
In this interactive keynote,
I illustrate the seven attributes
of a healthy organization
and guide you to (re)create
the culture that will allow them to thrive
in today’s world.
YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE WILL NOT MAKE YOU A LEADER
Even your job experiences
will not make you a leader.
However, leadership is a buildable skill
anyone can learn.
In this interactive training,
I take you beyond the formal classroom
and hot new business releases
to introduce you to practices
that are both authentically ancient
and thoroughly modern.
This work focuses on strengthening
and expanding your nervous system
and developing verbal and nonverbal communication skills,
all of which you can apply
at work, school and home.
This training will push your edge,
open you up,
and prepare you
for your next leadership role.
WORKING WITH THE HAND WE'RE DEALT
The key to high performing innovation teams
is to make sure each individual
is “playing to their strong suit”
while the organization as a whole
is “playing with a full deck.”
In this workshop,
I deal cards for a round of Personality Poker,
giving players a fun new language
to understand which “cards” you bring
to a team, organization, family and relationship.
And, with this awareness in hand,
you can stack the deck
for future success in any field.
(I am authorized to teach Personality Poker by game creator Stephen Shapiro.)
YOU ARE STUCK WITH YOUR IQ
Fortunately, your EQ
Emotional and social intelligence
is an awareness of self and others in the moment.
Research consistently shows that
strengthening this type of intelligence
boosts sales (American Express, L’Oreal),
increases profits (McDonnell Douglas, Ciba),
reduces turnover (U.S. Air Force, Symantec),
and transforms your organization’s culture
into one of lively creativity and collaboration.
Drawing on the latest research
in Emotional and Social Intelligence,
I lead you through an interactive session
that will help you both recognize your facility for EQ
and build “emotional courage”
to help you take your next brave step.
(After all, awareness is great, but action is better.)