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©2019 by Ted Riter

 

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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.

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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.

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UH OH...I THINK I MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM

“Everything we say in this auditorium today

is confidential.”
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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YOU ARE STUCK WITH YOUR IQ

Fortunately, your EQ

(emotional intelligence)

can grow.

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.)

 

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