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Go from Boring to Bravo with High Stakes Meeting Facilitator, Main Stage Conversationalist & Panel Moderator!
- Panel Moderator
- Master of Ceremonies
- Critical Thinking
- Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association (2002)
- Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) from the International Association of Facilitators (2002)
Speaking Programs BRING ON THE BRAVO: A GAME-CHANGING CONVERSATION
- How would it affect your organization's financial performance if every one of your employees understood and were able to focus on the #1, most important aspect of your business?
- Are you frustrated talking to your people about your core strategies such as innovation, collaboration or customer service?
- Does everyone on your team know the behaviors that translate into success?
POWERFUL PANELS: GO FROM BORING TO BRAVO What could be so boring and discouraging than a staged Q&A, making your attendees eyes glaze over and walk out with unquantifiable results? That's right: a traditional panel discussion! If you want to enhance your panel discussions by successfully coordinating better formats, Professional Panel Moderator, Kristin Arnold, will show you simple, measurable tactics that will create substantial takeaways for your attendees. In this highly insightful and participatory session, you will learn relevant information gathered from the largest survey ever conducted with over 500 executives, thought leaders and seasoned meeting professionals worldwide. You will be able to turn the old boring and traditional panel formats into your most requested repeat program year after year. You will be able to create memorable connections between the panel experts and the audience and by doing so, generate interest and continued engagement around the topic even after the session is over.
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO GET AHEAD IN YOUR JOB AND IN YOUR LIFE In a world of incredible change and information overload, it is no longer the purview of the one who knows the information; it's about the person who can organize that information and make sense of it. The savvy manager distills the information, thinks through the options, and is able to articulate recommendations to the CEO and the rest of the team. In this presentation, Kristin will share five "traps" that generate poor or faulty reasoning - and what you can do to prevent those traps. She will also share five practical techniques that will allow you and your team to
- Address the "right" issue or problem
- Access and assess valuable information
- Answer the question with the optimum solution or recommendation
- Act on the solution to achieve the desired results.
FIVE SECRETS TO LEADING AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING
- Are you frustrated that your meetings are not as productive as they could be?
- Are you worried that assignments are going to fall through the cracks?
- Do you wish everyone behaved better at your meetings?
CREATING COLLABORATIVE CONNECTIONS: THE BIRDS! In this rapidly changing, hi-tech world, we must be even more vigilant about maintaining responsive communications with all the "diverse" people who are important to our success. This highly interactive session will help you develop the skills to increase the effectiveness of your communications with a wider range of individuals while reducing conflict and misunderstandings. To maximize your potential and communicate more efficiently with employees, management, team members, clients and in personal relationships, you must employ a communication style that will be most effective for them to better process your information and messages. Through interaction and role-play, you will identify the genetic markers, which provide clues to a person's communication preferences. You will then develop strategies to adapt and strengthen your communication style in areas where you may be personally challenged. Additionally, you will develop a better understanding of the normal or usual reactions that others exhibit in different situations, which will enable you to use alternate responses and tactics.
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Empowers audiences with life/work balance strategies, provides quick and easy tools for self-care, and a framework to strengthen your workplace environment
- Life Balance Motivational
- Stress Management
- Goal Setting
Speaking Programs SHIFT YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE An inspirational message that weaves the strength of the human spirit with the power of change; this presentation can help you break through limitations in life and work. Speaking from the heart, and sharing her life lessons, losses and celebrations – Sharon guides her audiences to learn to embrace change, and to turn challenges into triumph. Her powerful message gives audiences the tools and inspiration to welcome change and shift from negative to positive choices at work and in life. Keynote
THE GIRL WHO GAVE HER WISH AWAY This is the story of Sharon’s daughter Maddie. It is a powerful message of how a girl, diagnosed with terminal cancer and given the chance to fulfill a wish, anything she wanted, chose to use her precious wish to make a difference in the world. It is an inspirational message that illustrates the power of one person to change the world. This presentation is a must for high schools or anyone wanting to be reminded of the power of the spirit. Over 20,000 students have been transformed by the magic of this message. Keynote
GENERATING “SELF-CARE” Sharon uses her personal experiences to provide the tools to create "Self-Care". Discover how to accept a difficult situation, organize yourself, and identify how others can help you. Learn to relax, recharge, and to embrace your right to be happy. (Yes, you have the right to be happy!) Workshop
THE POWER OF ONE DISCOVER the 4 Keys to Living and Leaving a Powerful Personal Legacy Learn how to live life more powerfully by intention and choice. Become motivated to live each day with purpose, feel more fulfilled, and be inspired to change the world around you resulting in your personal legacy. Sharon will impart specific tools that will inspire you to change the world around you. Keynote
KEY STRATEGIES FOR BALANCING LIFE AND WORK Learn strategies to create balance in life and work. Provides quick and easy tools for self-care, and a framework to strengthen your workplace environment (team building). Can use to connect your staff with your mission statement and corporate value, which is key to creating a sense of “belonging” in the workplace, while building a cohesive team. The methodology is very experiential and participatory (fun and meaningful). Quick and easy take-away tools are provided to all participants. Workshop
MEDITATE AND REJUVENATE LUNCH –N- LEARN Participate in the potential to change your health with gentle transformations that leads to new insight and freedom by using mindfulness-based visualizations and meditations. An opportunity to sit back, reduce your daily stress and recharge, by participating in a meditation geared to relax, facilitate change and growth. Workshop
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Karen is a fusion of a tough-minded senior military leader, a successful corporate executive and a gifted speaker and trainer
- Ethics & Integrity
- Time Management
- Workplace Respect
- Women in Business
Speaking Programs COCKPIT COMMUNICATIONS – LESSONS THAT WORK ANYWHERE An enthusiastic dismantling of some conventional wisdom about communication, particularly in leadership. This presentation is filled with great insight, tools and tips that will work anywhere, right now.
COMMANDING PRESENCE – PUBLIC SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP A compelling and informative breakout session for upping the game of your speaking and leading "presence" and effectiveness. Offering 37 plus years of military bearing, briefing, training and public speaking experience as a guide, this content rich and experiential workshop will improve the podium presence and craft of even the most nervous of speakers. Very valuable for new leaders, uncertain public speakers and offers special emphasis for women called to communicate in high-pressure situations.
FOLLOWERSHIP- WHY IS IT FORGOTTEN? "We have good corporals and good sergeants and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are more important than good generals". Gen William T. Sherman Program Description You can't swing a dead cat without hitting some sort of leadership training. While leadership development is ubiquitous, developing dynamic and effective followers is an under appreciated (read forgotten) aspect in most organizations. BUT, follower competencies and skills are vital and can be trained and developed to provide immediate impact on your organization and mold them into your leaders of the future. In this high energy and engaging strategic work session, you will take a hard look as followership as it exists in your organization.
What makes a good follower? It may not be what you think.
Is it simply a transitional stopover on the way to leadership?
Is it a situational skill set you and your team need to switch on and off?You will be able to apply the knowledge and insight of the value of followership to your specific business, vastly improving the communication and efficiencies between leaders and followers. The modes will include large group lecture and discussion, small group discussion/dialogue and individual analysis and reflection.
ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE - THE UNSEEN FORCE MULTIPLIER "Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard." Warren Bennis Program Description Does your organization seem stuck? Or simply just lethargic? Worse yet, do you need to end unnecessary drama and energy sucking conflict and prevent a disaster that can emerge from a poor organizational climate? Raise the tide of the entire group and make work a stimulating, engaging place to be. In this high energy, engaging and participative strategic work session, you will review the organizational climate as it really exists in your organization. You will be able to apply the knowledge and insight into your specific climate, discover any mis-alignments and stimulate fuller engagement across the board. The modes will include large group lecture and discussion, small group discussion/dialogue and individual analysis and reflection.
(FINALLY) A USEFUL CONVERSATION ABOUT DIVERSITY "Diversity: the art of thinking independently together." Malcolm Forbes Program Description Do you feel overwhelmed (and a little uncomfortable) by the entire issue of workplace diversity and inclusion? If so, you are not alone. Make your organization greater than the sum of its parts with some business sense and straight talk about the issues. Learn and apply some non-scary tactics, tools and takeaways. Ensure your organization is maximizing the talents of every employee on the property. In this high energy, engaging and participative strategic work session, we will take an unflinching look at the issue of diversity and inclusion in today's business climate, and begin an important, continuing dialogue in a safe and respectful atmosphere. You will acquire knowledge and proactive, common sense applications to enhance and protect your business. The modes will include large group lecture and discussion, small group discussion & dialogue and individual analysis and reflection
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- Tough Times
- Women in Busines Veteran Issues
- Oprah Winfrey Standing Ovation Recipient
- American Veterans Center Lillian Keil Award - Women's Contributions to the Military
- CNN Hero
- People Magazine Hero Among Us
- YWCA Woman of Distinction
SPEAKING PROGRAMS Jas has spoken to a wide variety of organizations and groups including: Defense & Veterans Organizations , Corporate teams and groups, Women's Groups & Conferences, Homeless Advocacy & Support Groups and Cancer Survivor Groups
NO ONE RSVPS TO A PITY PARTY The first step towards changing one's circumstances starts with admitting the need to change. This keynote uses the lessons Jas learned as a homeless veteran and a cancer survivor as motivators instead of excuses.
YOU DON'T NEED A CAPE TO BE SOMEONE'S HERO Jas shares lessons learned from starting and building her successful non-profit organization to help others find and engage their inner hero.
THE "F" WORD No, the other "F" word: FEAR. Fear can be the greatest motivator in your tool kit. Success isn't about what motivates you, it's about what scares you.
I'M THIS ABLED Having a disability doesn't mean losing capability. This keynote teaches those living with disabilities to focus on their "can" instead of their "can't".
WOMEN: THE SECOND CLASS VETERAN This keynote addresses how women are not seen as serving on the frontlines and how this has affected their transition to civilian life.
SHE'S A B*** AND SO ARE YOU This keynote teaches women that the single greatest asset in the success of a woman is other women.
A LETTER TO A SINGLE MOTHER As the author of The Princess and the Pedophile, Jas shares her experiences dealing with a child predator and warns of the lifelong affects of children exposed to "families of acceptance."
BUILDING HOPE Jas presents a keynote highlighting her nonprofit Final Salute and offers insights and perspectives to start and run programs to assist homeless veterans.
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Jennifer is originally from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago West Indies, former state representative, Lieutenant Governor, business owner and retired naval officer
- Successful Business Strategies
- Veterans Issues
- International Trade
- International Trade
- Military & Veterans issues
- Space and Aerospace Industry
- Women's issues
Speaking Programs DIAMONDS AMONG US SERIES This series is to promote inner strength and building audience's confidence to reach their fullest potential.
DIAMONDS IN INDUSTRY This series is geared towards increasing industry efficiency and productivity by improving leadership, creativity and business skills. Applicable to military, business, international trade, space and aerospace audiences. Keynote, workshop or panel discussion.
DIAMONDS IN THE WORKPLACE This series is designed to help individuals who are stuck at a particular crossroad and need motivation to seek the right path.
DIAMOND DAYS This series is targeted towards moments in time: Black History Month, Women's History Month, Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Keynote or panel discussion.
DIAMONDS UNDER PRESSURE: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE It's applicable to employees, management, parents, adults and young women.
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Renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders.
Speaking Programs FAMILY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE The Family Leadership Institute (FLI) is a multifaceted educational curriculum focused on providing families with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to help their children succeed in school and in life. The Family Leadership Institute has been recognized by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) Department of Education as one of the three “Best Practices” parent programs in the country. Originally designed as a culture-specific program for parents of first- and second-generation children, the FLI program has evolved into a curriculum that helps families of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds grow as individuals, parents and leaders. Through a series of ten modules, parents are provided the skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary to enhance their effectiveness as role models for their children.
SLiCK STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM SLiCK is a revolutionary, innovative, and interactive series of student leadership workshops geared towards students. SLiCK stands for Student Leadership Inspired by Consuelo Kickbusch. The SLiCK program harnesses leadership skills within each student; skills necessary to achieve personal growth, resulting in a desire to create positive change in their lives and in their community. SLiCK Program Objectives
- Increase academic excellence through student engagement.
- Provide students with the purpose, tools and direction necessary to achieve personal and academic success.
- Produce active student leaders who will serve their families, schools and communities with distinction and encourage other students to do the same.
- Institute leadership, pride and education as important keys to success.
SLiCK 4.0 – COLLEGE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The program is designed not only to inspire, but also to allow students the time to discover the true reason they have decided to pursue a college degree. Our curriculum is highlighted by our SLiCK Educational GamePlan that will prepare your student to fully engage in all your college has to offer while becoming an exemplary student ambassador in the process. SLiCK 4.0 will allow students to discover their passion, reasons they may not be doing as well as they could be doing in college, and create a new support group that demands success of each and every of its members, the SLiCK Society.
iSHINE PROGRAM FOR YOUNG WOMEN iShine is an innovative, strengths-based program that empowers young women with information, inspiration, and application skills to overcome the unique challenges that they, as young women face. The iShine program’s focus is to provide teens and young women with the motivation necessary to excel and shine in everyday life. Program Features
- iShine helps meet Title I, part C statutory requirements for sections 1304(c)(6); 1306(b).
- iShine is an education-related activity provided to students to help them succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.
- iShine is an evidence-based research program that has shown improvement in LEP scores, attrition, grades, and interest in college.
- iShine can be implemented as a Saturday or vacation program, after school program, or as a summer program.
BE THE ONE: ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM Be The One is a unique student leadership program with an emphasis on healing, diversity, and self-worth. The Be The One curriculum emphasizes that in order to lead a life of purpose, students must not be passive bystanders, but champions for themselves and their communities. The Be The One program puts a strong emphasis on healing and equipping students with the tools required to build themselves and each other up. The skills and techniques learned though this program teach students to support each other and work together to create a strong and encouraging community where leaders emerge. Be The One workshop objectives
- Create a safe space where every student has the right to speak from the heart
- Give students the tools they need to recognize and remedy negative behaviors
- Provide students with positive role-models and a framework for personal growth, leadership development and success.
SHIFT AND RISE PROGRAM FOR YOUNG MEN Redefining manhood to empower young, responsible leaders. Shift & Rise is our newest educational program. Shift & Rise’s mission is to provide an enriching experience that will contribute to the personal and social development of young men. Shift & Rise Objectives
- By the end of the program participants will have a better understanding of their past and hone a practical guide to create a brighter future.
- By the end of the program participants will have identified a variety of paths to success.
- By the end of the program each participant will have a clear understanding of how to refine their manhood to improve their lives and have a positive impact on their families, peers, and community.
- By the end of the program participants will have developed a blueprint for personal and community empowerment.
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America's Achievement Expert. Former Air Force instructor pilot and 3rd Degree karate black belt. Deb knows about reaching goals that most people dream of yet few ever achieve.
- Peak Performance
- Goal Setting
Speaking Programs “BACK IN MY DAY…” MANAGING MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE DIVERSITY The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Learn to harness the power of your diverse, multigenerational workforce to propel your firm to stratospheric levels of success. Never before has there been such a wide disparity of motivators for members from different generations - Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, Millennials - each has their own unique set of trigger points. Understanding the keys to managing these diverse groups unlocks the door to powerfully productive teams.
MANUVERING THROUGH THE STORM A compelling and informative breakout session for upping the game of your speaking and leading presence and effectiveness. Offering 37 plus years of military bearing, briefing, training and public speaking experience as a guide, this content rich and experiential workshop will improve the podium presence and craft of even the most nervous of speakers. Very valuable for new leaders, uncertain public speakers and offers special emphasis for women called to communicate in high-pressure situations.
AIM – FIRE – READY Not your run of the mill goal setting seminar, this session is packed with tools and ideas you can begin using even before you leave the room!
LEADERSHIP UNLOCKED Learn the 9 keys to successful leadership - unlike anything you've ever heard before
- Learn the traits of Remarkable leaders throughout history;
- Discover a simple formula to achieve breakaway success;
- Eliminate self-sabotage.
THE FOUR PILLARS OF PEAK PERFORMANCE: THE “MAGIC BULLET” IS A MYTH Successful businesses are built upon a 4-pillar foundation; discover the courage to implement them and the payoff is huge
- Understand the principles of Discipline, Accountability, Standards and Systems as a strong foundation for your company and team to grow;
- Unlock the conscious thought streams and age-old thinking patterns that stop success in its tracks;
- Quickly learn the steps to bridging the gap between "information" and "action."
Coach & Speaker Motivator, Author, and Educator Entertaining presentations that motivate people to change their lives!
- Personal Development
- Life Balance
- Image/Self Esteem
- Vision/PurposeStress Management
Speaking Programs Personal Development Dr. Corppetts’ seminars and workshops are perfect for individuals and groups, and they will help your attendees identify and embrace their authentic self. She will challenge your audience to analyze their lives and pinpoint areas in which they want to improve. Her dynamic workshops will also offer tips that will empower your attendees to make the changes necessary to live the life they deserve and not a life they settle for. Attendees will learn how to :
- Muster the courage to pursue your dreams.
- Believe in yourself and your talents.
- Overcome the self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back. Improve your wellbeing and gain a sense of balance.
- Motivate yourself when you are feeling down.
Professional Development If you are a business owner, it’s important that you understand how to help your team develop on a professional level. A major aspect of this is appreciating the value that your employees bring to your company—and understanding how to recognize this value in a positive way. When your employees feel as though they are appreciated they will certainly be more likely to step up to the plate when you need someone to take the lead on a project, volunteer to help complete an assignment, or even just contribute to a more positive work environment. Attendees will learn:
- Building employee morale
- Stress management techniques
- Improving interpersonal relationships
- Maximizing employee talent. Reducing office conflicts
- Increasing talent retention.
TAKE CHARGE FOR MAJOR SUCCESS Stress management is essential in developing both professionally and personally. With the right techniques, you can keep your stress levels under control. It is up to all of us to live successful lives about which we can be proud, but there are certainly challenges that can stand in our way! I can help you overcome these obstacles and empower you to build the life you have always wanted.
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN Accountability is important in all forms of development, professional and personal. With the right mindset, you can make the changes necessary to achieve your goals.
DROP THE EXCESS BAGGAGE Guilt, shame, and blame can accumulate over the years and you may not even know that you are carrying them around! It’s time to unpack that baggage and get on with your life.
BOOST PRODUCTIVITY WITH POSITIVITY Positive professional behaviors are what really drive a successful work environment. I can help you to address bullying, gossiping, favoritism, and other conflicts that can lead to low employee morale, high turnover, and an all around stressful atmosphere.
THE POWER OF BEING YOURSELF As an individual, you are a unique person who has the potential to do great things! The only problem is that, sometimes, it can be difficult to recognize this when you are trying to evade all of the obstacles on the field of life. With my help, you can stop holding yourself up to someone else’s standard and start living your life on your own terms.
KICKING STRESS TO THE CURB Stress management is essential in developing both professionally and personally. With the right techniques, you can keep your stress levels under control.
Award-winning Author and Journalist Former Marine Corps officer Certified Writing Instructor and Coach Sales, Marketing and Media Relations Keynote Speaker
- Writing & Publishing
- Public Relations Marketing
- It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan, forthcoming March 2017;
- Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine, an award-winning memoir;
- An Unlawful Order, the military conspiracy thriller (under the pen name, Carver Greene);
- Red, White, & True: Stories from Veterans and Families, WWII to Present, a collection of true stories;
- and On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story, Tracy's newest publication, which combines her skills and experience as a former Marine Corps officer, award-winning military journalist, author, editor, and professor of creative writing.Tracy has a B.A. in creative writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. Tracy's clients include colleges and universities, companies with sales & marketing teams, writers and writing programs and veterans/military groups.
Speaking Programs VALUES-CENTERED LEADERSHIP An insightful keynote addressing the importance of values-centered leadership and how your company's success is affected by a values-focused vision.
YOUR LIFE AS STORY How writing leads to self-awareness and healing. Keynote or Workshop
THINKING INSIDE THE BOX Why today's top leaders turn inward for the most creative solutions.
GET SMART WITH ART Using the creative arts to enhance and sharpen our critical thinking skills in the workplace and beyond. 3-hour workshop that can also be customized to meet client's needs.
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS Effective business-writing skills. 3-hour or 6-hour workshop, customized for client needs
ON POINT How to write your military story & why you should. Customized Workshop or Keynote
THE CROSS GENERATIONAL IMPACT OF MILITARY SERVICE The cross-generational impact of American military service since World War II: How customs, traditions, long separations, & loss transcend time and shape a society.
IT’S MY COUNTRY TOO! War stories from the cross-dressers, nurses, cooks, spies, & other heroines, American Revolution to Afghanistan. Keynote
- Medtronic – keynote speaker
- South Carolina Library Alumni Association – keynote speaker
- Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading – featured author
- Dress for Success Triangle –guest speaker/writing workshop instructor
- Professional Business Women's Association, St. Petersburg – guest speaker
- Saint Leo University – guest speaker/lecturer
- Eckerd College – keynote speaker for Friends of the Library and featured author for Writers in Paradise
- Gettysburg College – guest speaker/lecturer
- Everest University – guest speaker/lecturer
- Association of Writers & Writing Professionals – panel presenter
- Bouchard Insurance – teaching consultant for business writing seminars and teacher-training mentorship
- Carteret Writers, Inc. – guest speaker/lecturer
- Women Marines Association – guest speaker
- North Carolina Women Veterans Summit and Expo – keynote speaker
- Granville County – keynote speaker
- Town of Butner (NC) – keynote speaker
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Coach, Consultant & Speaker Family Coach who empowers & energizes parents to recharge FAMILY spirit, purpose & fitness.
- Personal Development Communication
- Empowerment tools that motivate and equip parents to reclaim family balance and progeny success
- Fitness Reboot Camp - interactive motivational sessions highlighting sensible approaches for lifetime fitness results
- Focus Rebound - Attitude checkup sessions for High Aptitude living
Speaking Programs TAKING THE STRUGGLE OUT OF THE MESS OF LIFE Valerie, the MasterOverMayhem (Mom of 9), engages and empowers audiences to take reasonable matters into their own hands to propel themselves forward, thus changing negative momentum. Audiences learn how to transform the messiness life presents and move forward into success living. It's all about learning the attitude of looking at the mess that stymies progress, and choosing to Go 4Mess2Success living. Taking the Struggle out of the Juggle has its genesis here, where knowledge is gained based on proven, winning strategies.
TAKING THE STRUGGLE OUT OF … ME – LIVING IN GRACE Women experience empowerment as they take concepts from this program that teach them to live with boldness and confidence, realizing and acknowledging their individual talents, gifts and potential. A new way of looking at self emerges to help with the process of redefinition - in a culture where it's all too easy to allow circumstances and others to define who we are - or must be. A corollary Temple Maintenance interactive on achieving optimal fitness usually accompanies this program. This program is available as a keynote, workshop or retreat.
TAKING THE STRUGGLE OUT OF FITNESS: TEMPLE MAINTENANCE To just "do" life can be physically exhausting - so maintain the body temple to keep yourself upright and able-bodied to handle what comes your way. With so much to do and so little time in which to do it, everyone benefits from seeing how doable health and fitness can be. In a day when fitness costs too much time and money, it helps to know how to do it yourself - the right and fun way. This MasterOverMayhem (Mom of 9) broke the code on building the physical and shares all in a fun and interactive manner with her audiences. This program is adaptable as a stand-alone fitness workshop or breakout. Participants enjoy a fun fitness routine as well as a personalized workout plan targeting flexibility, strength and cardiovascular health.
TAKING THE STRUGGLE OUT OF THE TASK OF FAMILY If the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world, and if the success of every society rests in healthy families, these messages equip parents to masterfully shape their family to make a difference. Parents, guardians and those with youth in their care receive tips and methods on how to nurture and grow their children with loving, positive intent. The results: children prepared to make indelible impact. Valerie, the MasterOverMayhem (Mom of 9) has done it - and is still in the trenches doing it, bringing proven as well as contemporary ways to help parents "Take the Struggle out of the Juggle" of family.
TAKING THE STRUGGLE OUT OF THE JUGGLE FAMILY ECONOMICS Dealing wisely with finances helps keep a family healthy and intact. Gain insight from money-saving strategies employed by this MasterOverMayhem (Mom) of an 11-member family. This is a mom who has had to live on one income, apart from a husband (when his job demanded he move far away- alone), singlehandedly managing life and expenses for the children at home, sometimes supporting multiple/overlapping college kids, while operating home-based businesses. Money does not grow on trees, but sowing wisely lets you reap economic benefits when everybody gets involved.
TAKING THE STRUGGLE OUT OF YOUR DAY Strategies must focus on recapturing the day when you start behind the power curve at daybreak. TheMasterOverMayhem (Mom of 9), who has faced time-challenge numerously, is equipped and competent to help families deal with life balance issues that concern never having enough time - for everything and everybody. Valerie guides audiences not just towards methods of organization and simplification to get them back on track, but also to the core issues behind why we got there in the first place. The major emphasis is on family time-management.
FOCUS THE EMOTIONAL – CHOOSING THE RIGHT ACT Attitude - When your back is against the wall Commitment - Dedication strategies when life overwhelms Tenacity - Whatever it takes when odds stack against you
FAMILY THE MENTAL – KEEPING KIN IN MIND Klocks - Time deficit at daybreak! Strategies to capitalize on family time Intel - Programs teaching our youth to speak with confidence and poise for success New - Methods/Economics for when the money runs low while demands run high
FITNESS THE PHYSICAL – WORKING TOWARDS THAT PERFECT END Exercise - VALSpeaks Fitness to "Take the JIGGLE Out of the WIGGLE" Nutrition - Sensible approaches to better eating for the whole family Discipline - Temple maintenance to "Take the HASSLE Out of the CASTLE"
Speaker, Coach, Trainer, Founder of Girl Smarts--positively and powerfully impacting the lives of young women!
- Youth & Children
- Image & Self Esteem
- Leadership Empowerment
- Veteran Transition
Speaking Programs FOR WOMEN’S GROUPS MENTORING OUR GIRLS A CALL TO ACTION During this call to action Dianna focuses on the important roll that every woman has in mentoring the next generation of women leaders. The underrepresentation of women in leadership rolls is staggering. The lack of positive roll models for young girls in elementary, middle and high school in popular culture is also a void just aching to be filled with strong voices of strong women. During this presentation Dianna de-mystifies the idea of what a "strong woman" is, who "the leaders" are and asks every woman to examine what she can contribute to the conversation and the culture of leadership for our girls. You will leave this presentation knowing that YOU can and should be a part of the mission to make our girls everyday leaders in their lives. It's not about taking the hill, or running the corporation or managing a fortune 500 company, it is about living your best life and mentoring those girls you know to be confident in who they are. It's about living IN the world and not just ON it.
FOR ADULT GROUPS, PARENTS & EDUCATORS LITTLE GIRL LOST AND FOUND During this presentation Dianna will take you through the evolution of her program Girl Smarts and her insights from five years working with hundreds of elementary and middle school girls. She will explore the challenges facing our girls today and provide a glimpse into the real world our girls are navigating starting as early as 8 years old. Without pulling any punches, Dianna will talk about what we are doing right and wrong as adults and the messages we're sending with our actions. We'll cover what has happened that brought us from the days of "free to be you and me" to the days of "you're either in or you're out." At the end of this session moms and dads will see their daughters with a fresh understanding and new realization of how they can help their daughters be "confident, capable and in control."
FOR THE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE Workshop Let Dianna share her experience from working as a senior leader in the Army as well as a leadership and management trainer for the FBI, with your team. Communication is key! The old adage of "it's not what you say it's how you say it" doesn't go far enough. It's when you say it, how often you say it, who you say it in front of and what your motivation for saying it is. During this workshop meant for supervisors and managers Dianna walks through the importance of effective communication and gives supervisors strategies on how to enhance their interactions with subordinates. In a world filled with electronic "sound bytes" we are loosing the art of face-to-face interaction and that means we're losing the personal connections that are keeping our workforce connected to our business. Dianna's career of dealing as a woman in a male dominated military world where her ability to communicate effectively was much more important than her rank honed her skills as a leader and team builder ensuring the she got the most from every member of her unit. Let her give you her best tips on how to communicate effectively with even the most difficult employees you deal with. Add on Workshop / Topic: Generational Differences - Workshop add on about the generational differences now and how when you were born has A LOT to do with how you need to interact with your workforce. The Veterans Advantage - Workshop add on to include a discussion on how to retain your veteran workforce.
GIRLS WORKSHOPS – ANTI-BULLYING Strengthening Girls Against Bullying Behaviors! Dianna facilitates the Girl Smarts workshops as a stand alone or in combination over a full or half day of workshops. Give them a day of empowerment and watch them grow! These workshops are also great for summer programs. The workshops can be structured to fit your time windows and are appropriate for girls 8 to 12. Older girls are welcome to attend and support as mentors and assistants. You provide the venue and we will provide the rest! Words Count - and sometimes they hurt The first of two sessions on bullying, our "Words Count" class sensitizes the girls to the impacts and outcomes of bullying behavior. Through skits, interactive play and the creation of life size paper dolls; the girls come to understand and empathize with their peers who are experiencing bullying. What cha gonna do? The second part of our series on bullying focusing on specific strategies and tools to stand against negative inputs from others. Through guided interactive sessions, the girls actually "talk back" to the bully and learn to "break contact" from a position of strength. Mean Girls - why they do what they do This workshop digs deep into the mindset of the middle and high school mean girl. We've all seen her and just cannot seem to understand why she's doing the things she does. This workshop will take your girls "behind the scenes" into the world of the mean girls as we talk about and work through strategies to get those girls, their voices and their seemingly never end. I can relate - Building healthy friendships and being a good friend This class helps girls understand the importance of respecting themselves and others as new friendships develop and old friendships are redefined.
GIRLS WORKSHOPS – CONFIDENT, CAPABLE & IN CONTROL Do you want to have an outstanding program for your girls? Bring Dianna in to run any one of her Girl Smarts workshops as a stand alone or in combination over a full or half day of workshops. Give them a day of empowerment and watch them grow! These workshops are also great for summer programs. Any of the workshops can be structured to fit your time windows and are appropriate for girls 8 to 12. Older girls are welcome to attend and support as mentors and assistants. You provide the venue and we will provide the rest! FACE TO FACE The workshop teaches girls the importance of making a strong first impression. We go over the basics of how to properly greet people; the importance of good posture, help them understand how quickly people will assess them based on their first introductions. In an age of electronics, we teach and practice the art of conversation and give them strategies to help them comfortably maintain eye contact with their peers and adults. WHEN BEAUTY BECOMES THE BEAST! This class explores beauty and the changing definition of beauty over the years. We talk about building real beauty and how to define what is important in our lives. We explore the impact of photo shopping on the girl's impressions of movie stars and popular figures. Using videos and discussion we learn to start accepting our own shapes and sizes and introduce strategies toward building a healthy lifestyle. YOGA, YUMMIES AND YOU! A follow on to our “Beauty and the Beast” workshop; we talk to the girls about healthy eating; give them ideas on how to attain their goals physically and emotionally and bring in a local expert on fitness and yoga. Using a local fitness professional we introduce the girls to the basics of exercise. The session includes an actual workout (about 20 minutes of light aerobics) and then a switch to stress management using techniques taught through yoga. This seminar is very high energy and especially important to confirm for the girls that they are in charge of their bodies and their physical and emotional health. FIRST THINGS FIRST: ORGANIZING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND! In this powerful class, we talk to the girls about the most important aspects of the middle school experience. We provide all sorts of tips and strategies for the girls to get them started on the right foot for their coming school year. Our goal is to turn their anxieties into excitement and their fears into confidence as they take their first steps toward their futures.
GIRLS WORKSHOPS – GROWING INTO TOMORROW Do you want to have an outstanding program for your girls? Bring Dianna in to run any one of her Girl Smarts workshops as a stand alone or in combination over a full or half day of workshops. Give them a day of empowerment and watch them grow! These workshops are also great for summer programs. Any of the workshops can be structured to fit your time windows and are appropriate for girls 8 to 12. Older girls are welcome to attend and support as mentors and assistants. You provide the venue and we will provide the rest! VALUES – THE REAL GEMS IN LIFE Our values session is one of our best received by the girls. During this class, the girls consider the importance of living a values based life. We work with them in small groups to talk about what values are, and then help them identify what they believe the top values in their lives are. By discussing real world, tough scenarios and asking what they would do in specific situations; we tie their values to their decisions. DREAM CATCHING – HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS This class focuses on giving the girls techniques to use to turn their dreams into goals and their goals into reality. Having a plan is the cornerstone lesson to this session. We discuss their favorite personalities from TV and magazines and explain to them the myth of "overnight success" and being discovered. We culminate this session by helping the girls design a plan to start their own business in their neighborhoods (with their parents approval of course). A GIRL SMARTS GUIDE TO LEADERSHIP It is always our goal to give our girls tools to use in the years ahead. During this leadership presentation activities bring home the importance of our roles as leaders in our lives, our community and our families. Team challenges allow each girl to take on a leadership role and do hands on competitive tasks in a friendly, fun filled atmosphere. This is our keynote workshop moving our girls forward to become everyday leaders in their lives.
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Award Winning Motivational Speaker, Internationally Published Author, Prolific Blogger, Corporate Trainer, Conference Organizer and Host, and TV Show Host
- Team Building
- Girl Scouts of America Calvert County Club
- Howard University Public Relations Undergraduate Class
- College of Southern Maryland Corporate Center- Tri County Government Employees
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Washington Fleet and Family Support Center
- Naval Support Activity Dahlgren, VA Fleet and Family Support Center
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Washington Navy Information Operations Command
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Washington Family Readiness Group
- Calvert County, MD Crisis Intervention Center
- YWCA ACCESS York Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
- Keystone Christian Academy-York County, PA
Speaking Programs TURNING LEMONS INTO SWEET SUCCESS This is a presentation about overcoming adversity. Jennifer uses basic cooking aids and ingredients to provide a visual on how to use adversity and turn it into personal and professional success. This presentation can be given at homeless or domestic violence shelters and women empowerment conferences/seminars.
THE FOLLOW THROUGH Jennifer uses the analogy of sports and the performance of shooting a basketball or swinging a baseball bat, a good follow through can make the difference of scoring points for your team and winning the game. This is a presentation about commitment and dedication to set goals and stay the course to achieve them. This presentation can be given to middle and high school students or youth organizations.
G.U.M.B.O. (GREATNESS UNBOUNDED MOVING BEYOND ORDINARY) This presentation is a visual presentation about overcoming adversity. Using a large pot, utensils, spices, and a lemon, Jennifer demonstrates how we have all the characteristic and resources we need to overcome adversity. No matter what life brings our way, we can persevere to achieve extraordinary accomplishments. This presentation can be given to middle and high school students.
LET’S FLY LIKE GEESE This presentation uses the flight habits of geese flying in a V formation to demonstrate teambuilding. Jennifer provides detailed information for management/supervisors and employees to achieve cohesion, maximum production, trust, and a healthy working environment. This presentation was proven successful by a Rodan and Fields Skin Care Director. Once consultants adapted the concept, sales increased as well as worker cohesion. This presentation can be given professionally to corporate leaders and employees.
THE TRIPLE THREAT OF A GREAT LEADER This presentation discusses the three main qualities a leader must have to gain the most out of the people who work for and around them. Jennifer breaks down the three characteristics “Inspiring, Innovative, with Integrity” so that leaders can have productive employees, meet deadlines, increase worker cohesion, while encouraging employees to be the best they can be personally and professionally. This presentation can be given to corporate leaders. It also can be tailored and given to youth organizations such as Boys and Girls Scouts of American as they learn how to be future leaders.
BEAUTY SCARS OF SURVIVAL Jennifer transparently shares her experience of surviving domestic violence and the journey of healing. This thought-provoking presentation is to bring awareness to how one finds themselves in abusive relationships, how can they get out of it, and how to pick up the pieces to become whole again. This presentation can be given to shelters, churches, women and men organizations, colleges, and universities. In addition, this presentation can be tailored to assist corporate leaders in enhancing their knowledge of domestic violence and how it effects the work place.
THE UNSTOPPABLE YOU LEGACY - Workshop Motivational multi-topic workshop to enhance, equip, and empower the audience to take personal responsibility in creating an unstoppable legacy. The Unstoppable You Workshop is a training platform that provides an open discussion between Jennifer and students in a journey of self-discovery. This enables the student to have an opportunity for self-realization and self-awareness that will be beneficial personally and professionally. Overall, once a student understands their personal potential, they can achieve maximum production at any corporate business or organization.
THE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS THRIVER’S WORKSHOP Training platform that provides an open discussion between myself and corporate leaders in a journey to improve business practices whether internally or externally. The purpose of this layered workshop is to stay competitive, meet and succeed industry standards, improve cost analysis, while reducing public relations nightmare. Overall, once a student understands how to incorporate these key elements into their business, they can achieve maximum production from employees, customer satisfaction and loyalty, as well as an increase in revenue. This workshop is to help businesses not just survive or exist, but to thrive while making an impact within the community they serve.
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How Dare She? The Audacity to Demand More - Why Women Acting with Courage and Confidence is Good for Business and Life
- Ethics & Integrity
- Women in Business
- Corporate Culture
- Organizational Development
Speaking Programs WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN LIFE’S GOT YOU ON THE ROPES? How having courage, staying true to yourself, and maintaining laser focus on your goals in the face of adversity will keep you in the game and make you a powerful asset in life and business. In this presentation, Kate discusses her perspectives on eliminating gender bias and the challenges she faced during her time as the commanding officer of Women Marine recruit training. It was during this period of adversity that she learned her true character and found her purpose in life. Her story of resilience and moral courage will inspire your organization as she highlights how she survived an extremely challenging career environment by sticking to her principles, which ultimately led to the Marine Corps expanding opportunities for women.
FROM THE RIFLE RANGE TO THE BOARD ROOM - THE POWER OF EXPECTATIONS Kate presents examples from her tour as the Commanding Officer of the only all-female unit in the Department of Defense to explain how setting high standards for performance will lead to unprecedented success. She provides clear examples of how assumptions about race and gender and unconscious bias can negatively influence individual and organizational results, and how organizations can overcome these challenges to achieve their goals. Your employees and team members will be inspired to ditch the status quo in order to transition to a path of high performance, productivity and success.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX How much does gender really matter to your bottom line? Understanding how a culture of inclusion and diversity can positively influence your organization is essential to the success of your organization. As a woman officer in a male dominated career field for over 20 years, Kate draws on her expertise, her own successes and challenges to offer a unique perspective discussing the pitfalls of tokenism and how a culture of diversity and inclusion will positively impact your bottom line.
THE DOUBLE-BIND DILEMMA - FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME GENDER STEREOTYPES TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE More women are graduating from universities with four year and graduate degrees than men, but women are still woefully underrepresented in executive level positions. If you desire to change this dynamic in your organization, you will want to hear Kate talk about what her experience in the male-dominated Marine Corps taught her about overcoming stereotypes and gender bias. Kate will inspire your organization, teams, and individuals to make big and small changes to help level the playing field for performance, increase recruitment and retention of high quality women, and leverage expectations to ensure more women have the opportunity and desire to compete for top jobs in the C-suite.
GOOD AND NECESSARY TROUBLE - THE POWER OF CONSTRUCTIVE DISSENT Do you view people who campaign for change in your organization as a nuisance or disloyal, not part of the team? Your view of constructive dissent may be holding your company back from achieving high performance, productivity and success. In this presentation, Kate talks about how her military experiences led to a national debate about women in combat and the roles of women in our military. Your organization will learn why constructive dissent is a powerful tool for organizational success.
High Performance Strategist showing you how to stay at the top of your game in business and in life thru leadership, language and lifestyle
- Personal Development
- Peak Performance Wellness
- Women in Business
Speaking Programs THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SUCCESS – LET WORDS CREATE YOUR FUTURE There are many ways in which you can communicate with the world around you, body language, voice and words. The words are only 7% of your communication the meaning behind them can have great impact. It starts with what you say to yourself and what you share with others. Discover the power behind your vocabulary and how you can use language to create success in your life.
- Dramatically increase your value in the marketplace by understanding the relationship between consciousness, connection and communication
- Increase your bottom line. By applying small changes will bring you closer to your goals and improve your results.
- Build an empowering presence and develop the skills to uplevel your communication in networking, sales or speaking events
7 STRATEGIES TO HIGH PERFORMANCE LIVING To get to the top you must have a plan, everyone has success strategies. Learn the power of Focus, Intention & transformation in creating the mindset & body for High performance in life & in business. The power is in who you are being. As you elevate yourself, you elevate your health, your relationships & your business
- 7 keys to performing at your best creating the habits to play at your best
- Tips and tricks on reducing stress in your life and restoring a sense of wellbeing
- Skills to master important area in your life
- Creating the life you desire, regaining balance and time for yourself and loved ones.
- Daily success strategies that will help you set the tone for your day
PURPOSE DRIVEN LEADERSHIP – FOLLOW YOUR CALLING AND BUILD ROARING SUCCESS
- Discover how to find your P.L.A.C.E. as a leader
- Naturally tap into your own strengths & improve your confidence
- Effectively communicate & empower your team
THE POWER OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT – YOU CAN DO ANYTHING ONCE YOU SET YOUR MIND TO IT
- Discover the 7 strategies of High Performance Living
- Learn about the G.I.F.T. and the power of personal transformation.
- Tap into your inner strength and live your dreams
UNLOCK YOUR ULTIMATE HEALER! THE POWER TO HEAL LIES WITHIN YOU
- Be Empowered to Take Charge of Your Own Health
- Learn the real effects of stress on your health & how to overcome them.
- Discover the 4 keys to unlock your ultimate potential in overall health.
CLAIMING THE LIFE YOU ARE WORTHY OF LIVING – HOW TO STOP “SELF” SABOTAGE
- Breaking the Myth of Big Ego
- Finding your value at work and in relationship
- Making peace with your inner critic
RUNNING ON EMPTY – THE FAST PACED LIFE & ADRENAL FATIGUE Audience will learn to naturally reduce stress & improve their health, heal themselves naturally
- Running on Empty - Adrenal fatigue and Burnout
- Learn how your lifestyle determines your health & ways to improve it
- Take back the control - The Body - Mind approach
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Award Winning Author, Army Combat Veteran, Actress and Model, Passionate Veteran Advocate!
- Veteran Issues
Speaking Programs YOUR INNER WARRIOR: DISCOVER, ACCEPT, DEPLOY Each of us has a warrior within. It takes different forms and isn't about soldierhood but self-awareness and authenticity. Learn how to be an active participant-observer of your life and tap into your personal resources to elevate you in every area - professionally, socially and personally - giving you renewed purpose and passion for every day. Learn to embrace your true strengths and delegate to cover your weaknesses so that you are prepared for your battlefield, detecting the mines and pitfalls to become a champion in all circumstances.
TOUGH GIRL: BREAKING STEREOTYPES & FINDING BALANCE You have what it takes to do the job, but becoming a leader doesn't mean losing yourself? In male-dominated professions, desirable traits for executives are a win-at-all-costs attitude, emotional detachment, physical and/or verbal toughness-all stereotypical attributes of men. Women in leadership often play the role of a man in order to gain respect, but that strategy fails as it only reinforces that a woman is not good enough for the job. Learn how to find balance and ultimately victory through exercising the totality of your strengths.
FROM COMBAT TO LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Army Values are for Everyone: From Combat to Lights, Camera, Action! Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage. We know what they mean, but what do they look like in the workplace or in our families? Ever notice that the people we look up to seem to be good at everything? That's because having a universal strategy can work to improve your personal talent to focus, prioritize and follow through and also your relational ability to lead, mentor and co-create. From soldier to student to actor to writer-every successful career stands atop a solid foundation of values.
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Dynamic ~ Energetic ~ Passionate ~ Life Changing!
Author ~ Speaker ~ Olympian ~ Veteran ~ Fitness Expert
Laticia's passion, past experiences and transparency help women become empowered in both their personal and professional lives! She helps women conquer mental, emotional and physical barriers that prevent them from creating the lives and careers they want, desire and deserve!
ExpertiseAuthor Empowerment Inspirational Fitness Life Balance Goal Setting Peak Performance Personal Development
Air Force veteran Laticia “Action” Jackson has been called one of the most dynamic and energetic personalities in the health promotion, body awareness, women’s health, fitness and personal development field. She’s a 2008 Fitness Olympian and 3-Time National Physique Committee (NPC) State Fitness Champion. Her academic background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a minor in Public Administration, B.S. Degree in Exercise Physiology, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, Certified Master Level Personal Trainer, Certified Weight Loss Counselor and Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialists. She was voted “In Weekly’s Best Personal Trainer on the Gulf Coast 2016. She’s received both national and international recognition by being featured as a top-level athlete in over 20 health, fitness and wellness publications with her latest feature in Oxygen Fitness Magazine Australia 2017. She’s been the guest go-to health & fitness expert for TV shows such as C.W. 31 Good Day Sacramento, Blab TV, Council on Aging, WEAR 3 Channel 3, Fitness Friday’s before the Steve Harvey in the Morning Show and many more. She’s the author six women’s health and fitness training books and has been a writer for health and fitness magazines and companies such as Activewear USA. Action Jackson is often called upon from national population health organizations such as The American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association and The American Cancer Society to use her expertise for nation-wide health promotion and health awareness events that address chronic preventable illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes for at risk populations. Her amazing ability to connect with her audience and tell a story has led to numerous invitations to speak at annual women’s empowerment events such as The Emmett Tills Legacy Foundation’s Loving from the Inside Out Women’s Symposium, Favor House White Rose Luncheon, E3 Women’s Empowerment Conference, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Paint the City Pink Breast Cancer Event, The Powerful Women of The Gulf Coast Pursue Your Passion Business Conference and additional speaking events that provide women with the tools to enhance and transform their professional and personal life. She’s a survivor of domestic violence and believes there’s no power in silence. Therefore she continues to travel the world speaking on the warning signs of domestic violence as a domestic violence advocate.
- Master’s Degree Public Health/ Public Administration
- S. Degree Exercise Science
- Associate of Arts Degree In Human Performance
- Certified Corporate Wellness Coach
- Certified Master Level Personal Trainer
- Certified Weight Loss Counselor
- Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialists
- Certified Tobacco Cessation Facilitator ( Navy Certified)
- Certified Coaching Healthy Behaviors (Navy Certified)
- Certified Choose Healthy Options For Wellness (Navy Certified)
- Certified Ship Shape Navy Fitness Facilitator and Coach
- 2008 Fitness Olympian
- 3-Time National Physique Fitness Champion
- Women’s Health, Wellness and Fitness Writer
- Featured in Over 20 Health, Wellness, Personal Development and Fitness Publications
- CW 31 Good Day Sacramento
- Blab TV
- Sierra Alternative Middle School
- Pensacola State College
- University of West Florida
- The Progressive Black Woman
- The Pensacola Network
- Financial Mainstay E3 Women’s Conference
- WEAR 3 Channel 3 News
- Council On Aging
- West Florida Hospital
- Brokers International Firm
- The Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast
- The Favour House: Domestic Violence Shelter
- Life Long Learners
BooksSelf-Published Health, Wellness and Fitness Training books by Action Jackson
- “Goodbye Skinny, Hello Size Healthy- A Woman’s Guide To Becoming Healthy, Happy and Satisfied”
- “Changing The Norm- A Black Woman’s Guide to Eating, Feeling and Looking Her Best”
- “Yes Girls Lift- A Girl’s Fitness Guide To Becoming Fit, Confident and Strong”
- “Fit, Empowered and Unstoppable- A Woman’s Guide To Becoming Her Fittest, Most Empowered and Unstoppable Self!”
SPEAKING PROGRAMSTHE POWER OF YOU! KeyNote 5 Ways To Tap Into Your Unique Qualities, Personality and Awesomeness to Create The Life and Career You’ve Always Dreamed Of. In a world crowded with comparisons and concepts of sameness, individuals often shy away from their authentic selves! The fear of becoming an outlier or deviation from the norm often leads individuals to living safe, unfulfilled lives and careers. This can result in discontentment, stress and poor health! This thought-provoking, engaging and action-packed presentation will teach your audience:
- Identify the impact of other people’s expectations and the impact they have on your personal and professional decisions
- Confront life and career decisions that leave us unengaged and passionless
- Accept and embrace your innate personality to match yourself with the right career and business path
- Become your best advertisement in business and life
- Rock your awesomeness and create the life you've always dreamed of!
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LOVE YOUR BODY OR YOURSELF Keynote 3 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Body and Yourself Again There's a subliminal message that once a woman reaches a certain age that it is all downhill from there. Societal expectations of beauty, changes in hormones and other life transitions can often lead women to feeling invaluable, uncertain and unfulfilled. This funny, informative and educational presentation will teach your audience:
- How to decode the belief that the aging process is a negative experience.
- The importance of resistance training and exercise to ward off osteoporosis, sarcopenia and other women related health conditions
- How to create a new normal, by fully embracing your current position in life despite life changes
- How to embrace other women as a way to fully embrace yourself
YOUR PERSONAL STRUGGLES CAN BECOME YOUR BRANDING PLATFORM! Keynote In her transparent, interactive and emotional presentation, Action Jackson shares her domestic violence experience and how she could have lost her life. Throughout her presentation she discusses how through her struggles she learned to love herself, forgive others and redefine success. In a passionate and comprehensive way she explains to her audience how they too can use their struggles to propel them forward in their professional and personal life.
- How to use your struggles to build resiliency and determination
- How struggles can create compassionate business and personal relationships
- How struggles lead to better leadership
- How struggles make life more valuable
- How struggles can be used to tell a story and build your brand
HEALTHY TO THE TOP! Keynote Helping Women Remain Healthy as They Grow In Business, Career and Life According to a 2016 study conducted by American Express entitled “The 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report”, between 2007 and 2015 there was an increase of 3.5 million women owned firms. Women-owned firms are contributing to improving employment rates and making trillion dollars economic contributions to the marketplace. With the increase in business ownership and career development, women remain tasked with the act of juggling family life, community obligations, taking care of aging parents and so much more. This often leads to no time for self-care. As a result of minimal self-care many women become overworked, overwhelmed and unfortunately overweight resulting in costly chronic illnesses such as diabetes, some forms of cancer and high blood pressure. Laticia teaches her audience the following:
- The Power of Saying No and Setting Personal Boundaries
- How To Ask for Help Without Feelings of Guilt
- The Importance of Having a Healthy Versus Skinny Body
- How Proper Nutrition Can Create Brain Power and Increase Business Creativity
- How to Become Your Best Assets in Life and Business
- The Seven Pillars Of Wellness and Why They Are Important For Business Success
FIT, EMPOWERED & UNSTOPPABLE Workshop Teaching Women How To Become Their Fittest Most Empowered Selves! On a daily basis women are bombarded by subliminal messages of bodily perfection and beauty. These messages are often flaunted throughout social media and found on the pages of women’s health, wellness and fitness magazines. These messages enforce unattainable expectations of what every woman’s body should look like. This can often leave women feeling insecure, frustrated and defeated. In this interactive presentation workshop attendees will learn:
- How to set S.M.A.R.T. fitness and weight loss goals,
- How to not allow the scale to dictate their self-worth and self-esteem
- Instructs women on how to lift weights properly,
- Identifies the benefits of staying strong to ward off osteoporosis, sarcopenia and other illnesses
- How to use exercise as a stress management tool
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Internationally Known Speaker, Business Consultant, Coach, Christian Minister, Author, Leadership Trainer & Advisor
- Life Balance
- Master of Ceremonies/Emcee
- KNOWING THE STRUGGLE IS OVER
- CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
- SEEDS OF F.A I.T.H
- THE TOTAL WOMAN
- THE VISIONARY IN YOU
- BEING A CHRISTIAN IN THIS “NOT-SO” CHRISTIAN WORLD
- LIFE BALANCE
- DATING TO MARRY
- OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
- TIME MANAGEMENT
- OVERCOMING FEAR
- WALKING IN YOUR PURPOSE
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Professional, experienced storyteller with a gift for encouraging and supporting change and growth.
- Women Ministries
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Mary makes improving productivity and developing leadership skills attainable and entertaining. Best-selling author of leadership books creates interactive program experiences.
- Business Growth
- Best-selling Author
Speaking Programs MASTER YOUR WORLD: 10 LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITS, AND COMMUNICATION One of Mary's most popular presentations! In this informative, engaging and entertaining program you'll learn what it takes to be a great leader, which will, in turn, result in a great team. Leadership is all about creating a vision as well as executing the strategy. Leadership is also why people, and companies, succeed or fail. Some people believe leadership is limited to the people at the top, but real leadership happens at all levels in every organization. True leaders strategically plan and implement long-term programs to take advantage of talent and increase morale throughout the organization. Everyone benefits when leaders apply three core techniques, and then refine them with seven critical applications. Mary can't wait to share these key pieces of leadership knowledge with you! This program is engaging and immediately applicable. Master Your World is packed with templates and tools so leaders can achieve optimal results. So what can you expect to learn by selecting this inspirational program? In this presentation Mary will teach you:
- What most employees are not getting from their leaders and managers that they need in order to be more effective and successful in the workplace
- How to implement actionable items to create cohesive teamwork and better engage those around you
- How to improve personal and professional productivity with less stress
- Ways to best use your networks and relationships to further your influence and your business
- How to find the keys to being happier and more productive at work (and at home) by applying the Master Your World techniques
360 ° OF LEADERSHIP: STEERING AROUND THE ICEBERGS Great leadership is an upside down pyramid. You as the leader are there to support the people working for you. Great leaders build effective teams and remind managers and leaders to communicate, develop employees, listen, and strategize for optimal results. The military asks employees to sleep at work, but your organization doesn't expect your people to work for several weeks without a day off. Learn the secrets of leadership and motivation from a 21-year Navy veteran who lead multi-cultural teams all over the world in this thought-provoking, action-packed session. This program is designed for teambuilding, experienced managers, and senior management. Is the 360° of Leadership the right program for your group? In this powerful and thought provoking session, you will learn the following:
- What to consider as you assume a new role with new responsibilities
- How to communicate effectively with your diverse workforce
- What most employees wish their leaders knew
- Ways to use the strengths of your workplace demographics
- How to motivate employees even without a budget
WHY LEADERS FAIL AND THE 7 PRESCRIPTIONS FOR SUCCESS The news is full of leadership failures. Many good people, when they rise to leadership positions, fail. Good leadership seems easy in theory but actually living, executing, and fostering strong, effective leadership in corporations and organizations is tough. The military focus on leadership is not an accident. Leadership is most critical during times of crisis. As Mary says, "Anyone can lead a team of highly-motivated, well-paid, good-hearted employees when there are no problems. That isn't leadership." Leadership happens when things are tough and there are problems to solve. The program and resulting book, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success, developed from studying over 10,000 military, government, and business people, and analyzing what makes successful leaders. Mary Kelly and Peter Stark realized that there are 7 overarching reasons why leaders fail. They created 49 Prescriptions for Success to help well-intentioned leaders become trusted advisors, respected advocates, and highly effective team builders. In this cutting-edge program, participants will gain:
- Insight into behaviors that may be sabotaging the loyalty of their direct reports
- Understanding about why their top talent may not be performing up to their potential
- Tools to align team goals with organizational mission
- Awareness of how they are perceived by their direct reports, peers, and supervisors
- The 49 Prescriptions for Success
- A personalized leadership assessment to help identify leadership strengths and weaknesses
CHANGE MANAGEMENT: SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE NEW ECONOMY Change is fun for some people, but miserable for others. Personality type, job position, seniority, and past experiences all determine how different people react to the idea of changing the way they conduct business. Understanding how people will react and addressing their concerns in advance of implementation can determine the success or failure of the new process. Change management is a critical part of any organization that leads, manages, or enables people to accept and embrace new processes, technologies, systems, structures and values. This fun and interactive experience explores how health care professionals can maximize new opportunities and help others understand the change process. The intent of effective change management is to:
- Address the concerns and barriers of the people who will need to adopt the new methods.
- Address the concerns and trepidation of the supporting roles.
- Overcome the uncertainty obstacles that impede necessary change to achieve greater effectiveness.
- Ensure that everyone in the organization is ready, willing, and able to perform his or her role in the new environment.
15 WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN EVERY ECONOMY You are wonderful with clients, you understand what you need to do to stay current in your field, and you have a great staff, but running a business is tough. Wouldn't it be great to prosper all the time? Would you like to grow your business regardless of the economy? Do you want to be recession-proof? In this fast-paced, dynamic, and fun session, renowned economist, speaker and leadership expert Mary C. Kelly, PhD covers 15 ways to assist business owners in more effective marketing, enhanced productivity, and achieving greater profits all the time. Mary would love to help you grow your business!
- Learn how to put together a dynamite, well-organized business plan that defines your business strategy with Mary's easy-to-use, fill-in-the-blank templates
- Discover how to use your business relationships to further your business with a structured referral system
- Be able to track the strengths and weaknesses of your teams to best assign tasks, align goals, and achieve optimal outcomes
- Implement actionable items to create cohesive teamwork, improve personal and professional productivity, and better engage those around you using a daily tracking tool
- And 11 other actions that grow your business
LEADING TEAMS: 10 MILITARY SECRETS FOR BUILING EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE TEAMS Getting people to work together is challenging. Office tension, competition, gossip, personal agendas and pettiness reduce morale and productivity. Do you ever wonder how the military recruits people from diverse environments and coalesces them into cooperative, fighting teams? Find out how you can use military approaches to enhance communication and teamwork, develop integration, and facilitate a positive work environment. In this workshop you can expect to learn:
- Ways to be more productive in less time
- Ways to work together to accomplish more
- How to communicate clearly among all levels
- How to set and exceed expectations
- Ways to conquer the obstacles that create barriers to effective teamwork
- To use the strengths of people you work with despite cross generational gaps
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What Glass Ceiling? Identify and overcome the obstacles that stand between you and your ultimate potential.
- Personal Branding
- Sales Training and Strategies
- Nailing the Interview
- Embracing Leadership
SPEAKING PROGRAMS Sales & Productivity From goal setting, to time management, to how to follow up and close, Anne shares how the principles she learned in the military parallel business success traits, and how she implemented them at different organizations across the spectrum of businesses serving customers. Learn how to increase sales from new customers and how to leverage repeat, loyal customers for a constant cash flow stream.
The Art of Networking Learn how to network yourself into your dream career! Networking is a total person approach involving face-to-face, social media and follow up. Learn proven techniques in relationship building that will lead you to personal and professional fulfillment.
Entrepreneurship/Sales and Marketing From Grey Hull to Pink Cadillac; Anne will share how life lessons from the military translated into small business success that anyone can achieve-when they are simply willing to do the work.
Coaching and Mentoring - From the Boat to the Boardroom A Navy Commander shares how life lessons from the military allowed her to effectively coach and mentor several teams through successful turn-around situations.
Embracing Leadership Learning how to lead doesn’t happen overnight. Naval Academy graduate and Naval Officer, Anne Leanos, shares how incorporating honor, courage and commitment into your interactions with people at your workplace or volunteer organization will help you to develop a reputation as a leader who people trust and respect.
Business Development Anne shares how principles and traits learned during 18 years in the military translate into business growth. Learn how incorporating honor, courage and commitment will grow you professionally and lead your organization to successful outcomes such as process improvement, improved customer satisfaction, cost savings and increased top line sales.
Conflict Resolution Anne Leanos graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy when only 12% of students were women, learned how to navigate relationships through healthy conflict during her military career and leveraged that knowledge for fantastic team engagement that led to improved top line results in the private sector. Healthy Conflict is Productive. Learn Why and How to Channel Conflict for Improved Performance and Sustainable Results.
Balancing Motherhood, Marriage and Career – Work Life Intrusion, Integration, or Balance? As a Naval Officer who married a Naval Officer, Anne learned how to balance grueling schedules, solo parenting, a job search and transitioning to the private sector; where she has landed her dream career. Learn how to soar with your strengths, take control and work to live, not live to work.
Workplace Diversity As a professional, woman military officer, Anne learned the value of diversity first-hand. Hear the business case for diversity, and how to go about building a diverse team with examples from Anne’s military experience as well as her vast experience in sales and marketing in corporate America and Higher Education.
Workshops & Coaching Programs – Anne offers customized Workshops and Coaching Programs
- Sales and Productivity
- Building your Personal Brand
- Public Speaking and Presentations
- Interacting with the News Media
- Resume Writing
- Goal Setting
- Work Life Balance
- Small Business Development
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Empower, Inspire and Motivate Your Audiences to Think Like A Negotiator
Speaking Programs THINK LIKE A NEGOTIATOR Today’s best leaders are also great negotiators, whether they are discussing a multi-million dollar deal or simply where to meet for dinner. Negotiation is simply the technical term for discussions and conversations to reach and agreement. Improving your negotiation skills will give you more confidence and better results. In this highly-charged, content-packed presentation Eldonna will show you how to find more power, negotiate better deals and create win-win results. You will be energized, empowered and educated to be a better negotiator and understand the art and language of negotiation. Your audience will learn to:
- The 6 steps to reach a negotiated agreement
- How to go into any situation with 100% confidence that you will get the results you want.
- Consistently satisfy and attract the right clients or customers
- Know what to ask for and how to ask
- Understand strategies to turn a discussion or disagreement to a more favorable result
- The foundations of Offer, Acceptance, Counteroffer and Rejection of Offers
- Look at what is and is not Fair and Reasonable in a negotiation and the 3 deal killers
TAKE CONTROL OF THE HANDLEBARS OF YOUR LIFE Confidence is not only one of the most important factors in being a great negotiator, it’s also important whether you are an employee, supervisor, business owner, parent, family member or in any relationship. Lacking confidence and not having the power to stand up for yourself is one of the key things that holds people back from being successful or achieving their goals and dreams. In this presentation, Eldonna will show you how to stop taking a “back seat” in your life and move to the front seat. She will inspire you to take control of the handlebars of your life and “roll on your throttle” to success. As an avid Harley rider for 20+ years, Eldonna uses motorcycling as an analogy for success to negotiate your way through life. You will be inspired, empowered and motivated to take action to own you power and achieve your goals and dreams both personally and professionally. In this highly-charged, content-packed presentation Eldonna will show you how to find more power, negotiate a powerful life and create win-win results. You will be energized, empowered and educated to be a better version of yourself and achieve maximum results in every area of your life. Your audience will learn to:
- Go into any situation with 100% confidence that you will get the results you want.
- How to own your power and captivate people with your confidence
- Getting what you want and the keys to unlock the door to winning results
- 3 hard-won lessons derived from learning to ride a motorcycle
- What to do to create the clear thinking and make room for the truth
- Stress reduction practices that eliminate the overwhelm
- How to construct your own sense of life balance
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Combat Aviator, Keynote Speaker, Award-Winning Author, Entrepreneur, Women Veteran Speakers Bureau Owner
- Family / Work Balance
Speaking Programs LEGACY There is a deep curiosity to peer inside an old chest or trunk in the attic! What causes this spark of interest? There is a tiny spark of hope as we peek inside, of finding unique treasures hidden within the depths. People long for a legacy. Linda offers a thought-provoking presentation highlighting the importance of passing down a lasting legacy to our children and to future generations.
LIVING A LIFE OF MARGIN Managing family, career and life priorities requires insight, thought and planning... and can leave little time to pursue ones dreams and live a life of excellence. Many people these days feel like their lives are on fast forward and are stressed running from place to place with no time to spare. As a former military officer, business leader, and as a busy mom, Linda Maloney knows from her own personal experience the challenges of juggling family, life, and career demands. Linda will inspire you to achieve a margin-filled perspective and create margin in your day-to-day life... so that you can live a life of excellence in all the areas of your life.
GETTING TO YOUR DESTINATION: MISSION SUCCESS = BUSINESS SUCCESS Linda Maloney was one of the first female combat aviators to fly onboard a Navy aircraft carrier after the combat exclusion law was repealed in 1993, which allowed women to fly combat missions. She knows, firsthand, what it takes to succeed in a high-tempo and competitive environment. Linda and her aircrew completed many successful combat missions, and those experiences and lessons have followed her into the business world. Linda shares the essential steps that she used from flight preparation to mission debrief to achieve success in the business and corporate world.
FLIGHT PLANNING FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION A special presentation (including a short breathtaking flight video and hands-on opportunity to try to flight gear) geared toward young peoples' groups and schools. With aviation flair, Linda combines all the elements of a flight, from preflight to touchdown, highlighting what it takes for our younger generation to stay on track and achieve goals.
GOD'S WHISPERS Linda shares her own personal testimony that spans the course of her military aviation career including her experiences ejecting from an aircraft over the ocean to her experiences as a wife and mom. Her presentation also includes unique inspiring photographs that accompany her personal story of grace, recovery and hope.
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Former US. Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, Energizing, Entertaining, and Enlightening YOUR Next Event, Inspiring YOUR Leaders to ACTION
- Successful Business Strategies
- Women in Business
Pre-Event (Pre-Flight) Most speakers will schedule a conference call with you prior to the event and customize their content. Elizabeth does this and so much more..... Seeking more registrations? Elizabeth will shoot a customized video just for your event to embed into your registration page or include in your emails. Having this video has proven to increase registrations 13% Want your registered attendees to feel special? "I can't wait to see you!" Elizabeth will also shoot a customized video just for your event thanking your attendees for registering and sharing a few of the exciting things they have in store - what ever you provide! Composing newsletter or blog content? Elizabeth will write a blog post/newsletter article on a topic of your choice.
During the Event (In Flight) Most speakers just show up, some show up right before their speaking time and leave shortly after. Creating an experience for your attendees? Elizabeth is willing to stay for your entire event (as requested). Attendees LOVE being able to connect with the keynote speaker before and after they speak. Elizabeth will wear her flight suit (unless requested otherwise) and be available in a designated place for pictures, autographs and book sales. She is friendly and personable with your attendees. "Elizabeth is just as genuine in the hallway as she is on stage!" ~ Ilda G. event attendee Have VIP's? Top performers? Give them an additional perk of being seated with Elizabeth at a meal, or special meet and greet time during the event. Have a charity you're supporting during the event? Auction a seat at the table with Elizabeth or front row seating during her keynote. Elizabeth will work with you to ensure attendees feel special. Unique Gifts for your attendees? If requested in advance, Elizabeth will provide each attendee with a silicone wristband in your company color with her signature message: "See a Need, LEAD" Add a personal touch? Autographs, photo opportunities and personal Q & A time. Elizabeth is often chosen as the "CLOSER" keynote to energize audiences, empower individuals, and anchor objectives; Elizabeth plans on staying as long as it takes. Every attendee who would like a picture taken with Elizabeth, will leave with one!
After the Event (Post-Flight) As you know, just because the event is over, doesn't mean it's over... What worked? What needs improvement? Elizabeth will be available for a post event call to after action review the event. What keynote message really resonated with the attendees? What message could use more emphasis? Emphasize objectives! Elizabeth will shoot a short training video emphasizing one lesson or message. This can be for the attendees, or to send to those who were unable to attend. Composing newsletter or blog content? Elizabeth will write a blog post/newsletter article on that topic of your choice. Elizabeth truly connects with your audience throughout the event and makes it an "EXPERIENCE" for them. Why wait? Book Elizabeth Now.
What events can I hire Elizabeth for? Opening and Closing Energizing Keynote Speaking * Business Seminars Association Conferences and Conventions * Sales Meetings * Emcee Women's Conferences * Leadership Team Meetings Youth Assemblies College Conferences and Training Events Anywhere you need an audience inspired, motivated, energized! Your Audience will Leave Empowered!
Have breakout sessions to fill next? When Elizabeth is booked as your keynote speaker, you have the option to book Elizabeth for breakout session(s) the day before or after her keynote for no additional speaker fee. Additional hotel and per diem expenses may apply. ** Liz offers customizable speaking topics
Speaking Programs SOAR 2 SUCCESS! (Keynote) Elizabeth's most requested Energizing and Entertaining Keynote Through her real life experiences about being a US Army Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot, Elizabeth uses humor and vulnerability to share the lessons learned relating to today's business and life. Your audience will be inspired to Soar 2 Success! Your Audience will be learn to:
- Believe in themselves to accomplish their goals no matter what is happening around them.
- Determine their success factor within them to focus on being their best.
- Lead from where they are, influencing others to climb to a higher level of success.
F.L.Y. FIRST LEAD YOURSELF (Keynote) Leadership Keynote- Elizabeth teaches your audience to Fly a Helicopter! US. Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick, shares the secrets to her success in life and business while overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot. Real life experiences are presented with humor and candor, inspiring your audience to FLY! Your audience will leave knowing how to:
- Unlock the key to boosting their confidence
- Discover the success principle that raises their satisfaction
- Lead with the three pillars of C.A.N. leadership
- Soar to a higher level of success when influencing others to lead
THE P.I.L.O.T. METHOD (Workshop) Workshop Training based on Elizabeth's popular personal development book The P.I.L.O.T. Method Elizabeth reveals her life and business success formula, directly from her book by the same name, in this motivational keynote. Your audience will leave feeling:
- Reignited with a passion for their abilities in business
- Driven to lead themselves and others to a higher level of success
- Focused and energized to act on the lessons taught in the P.I.L.O.T. Method
SOAR 2 SUCCESS WITH YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE Soar 2 Success - Elizabeth's most requested presentation customized and tailored to customer service training. Elizabeth shares her story of becoming and being a helicopter pilot in a humorous way that relates to both men and women then segue-way that into high performance principles for business!
- Belief ZONE- Confidence leads to Competence to Excellence - starts with YOU
- Practice Makes.... Perfect - Or does it? Practice Makes PERMANENT (with the story of how I almost failed flight school) -- how you perform every day makes a difference day over day
- Implementation-- How to get more DONE! Improve focus and achievement!
- Leadership-- Using my 3 principles of CAN Leadership:
- Communicate- being proactive and more effective
- Aviate- taking action
- Navigate- knowing where you are going and thinking through the outcomes
- Optimal Performance-- Maintaining and sustaining a higher level of performance through Focus (yes again!) and positive attitude. Most importantly learn the 2 strategies to LIFT your attitude (time dependent)!!
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Best-Selling Author - Non-Profit Founder - Speaker Consultant - Survivor - Cover Girl
- Best-Selling Author
- Sales Strategies
- Triumph Through Tragedy
Speaking Programs HOW TO BECOME A #1 AMAZON BEST SELLER Karen Mertes shares all the valuable tips that led to the success of her book, Plaintiff 101. When asked, most people have a desire to write and publish a book. Why not make it a Best Seller? Karen shares the secrets of her successful strategy, explains the process and answers any questions so you too can become an Amazon Best Seller. 5 Key Points that Audiences will Learn:
- What’s an Amazon Best Seller?
- What’s an Amazon Hot New Release?
- How to Write a Book that can become an Amazon Best Seller?
- What to Consider when Designing and Creating your Amazon Best Seller Campaign?
- Increase your Bottom Line with an Action Plan for Leveraging your Book’s Success for even Greater Profitability
PLAINTIFF 101 #1 AMAZON BEST SELLER Plaintiff 101 is a survival story, which educates all drivers, inspires injured victims and assists them through litigation. Plaintiff 101 answers the common question, “I’ve been in an accident. What do I do now?” It’s a Must Read for Every Driver! This groundbreaking book is written from the combined efforts of an attorney who has been a member of trial teams that have earned million dollar verdicts and settlement and a plaintiff. It gives you much of the information from inside a personal injury lawsuit from a lawyer and the plaintiff who was successful in her litigation. Plaintiff 101 The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You to Know provides 50 Takeaways and Checklists some of which can be implemented immediately to save you time, money and energy.
HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER AT OVER 100 MPH AND ALIVE TO TELL Karen Mertes, a Lieutenant Colonel in our United States Air Force, was driving the speed limit on the interstate when she was struck by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph. He had a blood alcohol level of nearly three times the legal limit. Both vehicles were totaled. Her axle snapped in half, with brakes and steering inoperative. Karen made a futile attempt to regain control of her vehicle as her car slid sideways down the interstate, with cars in the remaining lanes traveling by her at highway speeds. During these split seconds, as her life hung in the balance, Karen made a bargain and promised that if she were fortunate to survive, she would spend the rest of her life helping others. This was the genesis for what has become Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc. www.fulfillyourdestiny.org
FULFILL YOUR DESTINY Karen Mertes turned a life altering tragedy into a life purpose with her organization, Fulfill Your Destiny. Karen is a Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) from our United States Air Force. A car accident in 2007 when Karen's car was struck by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph was the genesis that led her to create the organization that helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Karen uses an entrepreneurial business model that she’s overlaid onto a non-profit organization, raising money for Fulfill Your Destiny in 11 ways, 5 of which involve her offering a professional service or product for donation. Karen is dedicated to enriching the lives of others by bringing business and community together. Having designed this proven, successful non-profit organization, WEDU honored Karen and Fulfill Your Destiny in 2014 with their Be More Entrepreneurial C1 Bank Engaged Philanthropist Award.
THE ART OF LEADERSHIP – VIEWS FROM THE MILITARY COMMANDER’S C-SUITE LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS Karen Mertes is a Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) from our United States Air Force. Karen shares leadership tips and life lessons appropriate for the sole entrepreneur through corporate CEO through the acronym, INSPIRE. Revealed during her speeches, Karen shares how you can INSPIRE yourself and others to live the life you’ve always envisioned. *Attendees at presentations receive a complimentary take-away of 35 Leadership and Life Tips that are easy to implement for immediate, positive results.
CONVERSATIONS WITH MOM I NEVER HAD: MOM, MONEY AND ME** Karen’s Mom passed away very suddenly from a massive heart attack. Karen was the executor, personal representative and trustee. Combing the internet for resources to help, Karen didn’t find all that she needed so she created two checklists: What to Do When Learning of the Passing of a Loved One, and The Asset Map which helps you find the treasure in your business and personal life, map your assets, and prepare your family for financial freedom. **As an added bonus, Karen provides each attendee with a checklist of everything that must be done on the day, and during the first week and month upon learning of the passing of a loved one. Special Tips for Executors are included as well.
TRIUMPH THROUGH TRAGEDY Karen Mertes sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) when she was hit by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph. The impact upon her head and brain were multiple G-forces. Karen’s brain literally cracked and bled inside her skull. Karen is living proof of how only one concussion can change a life forever. During this collision, Karen suffered multiple brain bleeds that impacted her memory, cognitive executive functioning and personality. In a split second, that drunk driver had pushed the reset button on her career, family relationships and upon her whole life. Karen was no longer the same person as she was before the crash. Karen saw a different person when she looked in the mirror. Karen now openly shares these insights as a TBI survivor and inspires others by explaining how she made gallons of lemonade out of that big lemon!
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The University of Illinois calls Kelley a “powerful relationship strategist.” She calls herself a “Marine in Mom’s clothes.”
- Performance Coach
- Communication Diversity
Speaking Programs GET IT! GOT IT? GOOD! Believe that you are ALWAYS communicating even when you don’t say a word! This popular presentation reveals the secrets to make every interaction count.
- Gain knowledge of your communication style and understand the style of others.
- Enhance your engagement and increase collaboration.
- Translate non-verbal clues and “hear” the real message.
Quit Playing Scared Share your message with passion and clarity! Use this versatile program to kick off a conference, as a seminar series or a best practices discussion.
- Gain clarity about your opportunity in a fun atmosphere.
- Engage and enroll others with enthusiasm and confidence.
- Take away secrets and shortcuts to grow your business quickly.
Huh? What just happened? Realize that you are responsible for the outcome of your communications Finally, there is an interactive program on building relationships, handling conflict and improving leadership traits.
- Gain the skills necessary to create, cultivate and keep “key” relationships.
- Execute strategies to handle difficult situations and even the most toxic people.
- Transform your personal presence and take charge of your life.
- High Performance Leadership
- Best-Selling Author
- Crisis Management
- Organizational Change
- Women in Business
- H.O.O.A.H. – Leadership During Crisis, Chaos and Change
- From the Battlefield to the Boardroom – Leading Forward
- Show and Tell Power: Women, Take Your Places!
- Herding Cats – Dealing with the media during crises
Speaking Programs FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE BOARDROOM: SECRETS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP Success requires focus, discipline and creativity. In her signature keynote address, Col. Jill shares the secrets to effective leadership through her unique HOOAH method: Heart, Optimism, Opportunity, Abilities, and Hands. This program provides step-by-step guidance so you can increase profits, boost morale, reach a goal, identify challenges, and overcome difficult people and situations.
NAVIGATING CHANGE, CRISIS AND CHAOS In this keynote, Col. Jill covers the three core leadership components necessary for managing a crisis situation. She enthralls audiences while sharing concrete information on what a leader must be, must know and must do during times of chaos. Audiences will learn:
- Identify the five stage lifecycle of a crisis
- Emergency management of a crisis
- Characteristics of the unprepared leader
POWERFUL PRESENCE: SHOW AND TELL YOUR POWER THROUGH YOUR B.M.I. Tailored to women, Colonel Jill shows you ways to move forward, while eliminating unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back. You can easily incorporate these invaluable coaching tips into your social and business skills. If you recognize and change certain behaviors, the results will pay off in career opportunities you never thought possible – and in an image that identifies you as someone with the power and knowledge to lead and succeed. Audiences will learn:
- Projecting your power through your body, mouth and intellect
- Show Power – P2 Posture and Presence
- Tell: Unique you – 4 S’s: Self, Situation, Solution, Success; Toot your horn; Tell us what you want; Take credit
- Think Powerfully: tools to know you are meant to lead
SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR RESILIENCE Personal resilience is the human capacity to remain both flexible and strong in the midst of ambiguity, stress, and change. Resilient people are able to remain calm in unpredictable environments, maintain their balance while being adaptive, and spring back quickly after being subjected to the stresses of change. This program covers 1 F and 6 P’s in developing resiliency. Audiences will learn:
- How to “Fake it ‘til You Make it”
- Six skills for resiliency to include being your point person, staying positive, being proactive, enlisting people, personal maximization, and piloting your life.
- Agreements on how to move forward, and determine who is going to do what and by when.
HERDING CATS: MEDIA RELATIONS DURING CRISIS From running the public affairs division in Iraq or a disaster relief communications operations stateside, Col. Jill has worked with the media during extreme circumstances. In this presentation she shares techniques for successfully managing media and overcoming communications challenges. In the age of social media and 24/7 news coverage, knowing how to herd cats is no longer optional. Audiences will learn:
- The 3 C’s of credibility (add those in): Compassion, Competent, and Calm
- Keys to effective messaging
- Typical questions and reporter’s tricks of the trade
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Veteran Entrepreneur Speaker & Trainer Expert Green Energy Advocate White House Champion of Change Honoree
- Renewable Energy
- Climate Change
- Green Economy Veteran Entrepreneurship & Small Business
- Environmental Policies
- Native American & Latina Owned Businesses
Speaking Programs SEVEN GENERATIONS – THE NATIVE AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES Are we just planning for today? What are we truly doing now to address Climate Change and is it working? Why this is important and what can we do for humanity to plan for Seven Generations? The Native American culture of planning for Seven Generations has truth to it. How do we incorporate this belief in our everyday living?
SUSTAINABILITY = NATIONAL SECURITY Why does the military care about Climate Change? What did our military experience that made us more aware regarding energy efficiency, energy conservation, sustainability and water conservation? What are the changes happening today in the military to address Climate Change and Advance Technology?
SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE – HARNESSING AMERICAN INGENUITY The American Drive & Ingenuity - What is Climate Change? How will this affect the United States and globally? Why is the military interested in this issue as well? Let's take a step into a world of possibilities that is a reality today and becoming reality for tomorrow. We will explore the American drive, optimism, confidence and our belief that it is our responsibility to make our future better. How can we continue to fire this up for our future?
WHY WOMEN VETERANS ARE THE FASTEST GROWING ENTREPRENEURS – THE TREND AND NUMBERS DON’T LIE…. Women Veterans are the fastest growing entrepreneurs. We are putting our stakes in the ground more than any other group. Studies show from 2007 to 2013 women veterans are returning to civilian life to build businesses and jobs for our country. Why is this happening? What does this mean? What can we expect to see from this?
WOMEN IN COMBAT – A VETERAN WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE What the general population doesn't already know....women are already working in combat roles and situations. Why is it important for our military to include women in combat and other top ranking roles. Discuss gender bias and the burden Women Veterans carry to continue to show they are as qualified as their male counterparts and some.
THE REFUGEE SITUATION – A VETERAN WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE The general public does not know that at least 80% of the refugees are women and children. The US has already allowed 10,000 refugees in the United States. What can America do to understand tolerance and the world most of the refugees are coming from? This keynote opens up the refugee discussion offering key insights and education with a 30,000 foot view of international foreign policy. Liz also offers detailed information on why the current refugee and terrorism issue is so complicated. Many of these reasons derived from decisions America made after 2001. She will also discuss why veterans who have served in the Middle East and other countries that breed terrorists need to be involved in the political discussion to educate politicians on this issue.
THE STEPS TO STARTING & OPERATING A NATIVE AMERICAN OWNED BUSINESS Workshop highlighting how to start and operate a Native American owned business. Liz offers a step-by-step process to starting a Native American owned business. The workshop covers different phases of business development, such as turning an idea into a business, market research, marketing/business development, getting registered, getting certifications, basic business financials, marketing yourself, networking, etc.
THE STEPS TO STARTING & OPERATING A LATINA OWNED BUSINESS Workshop highlighting how to start and operate a Latina owned business. Liz offers a step-by-step process to starting a Latina owned business. The workshop covers different phases of business development, such as turning an idea into a business, market research, marketing/business development, getting registered, getting certifications, basic business financials, marketing yourself, networking, etc.
Motivate and inspire your organization with lessons and stories from celebrated adventurer, author and one of the Army's first women Apache helicopter pilots.
- Women in Business
Speaking Programs LEADING FROM ANY SEAT: STORIES FROM THE APACHE COCKPIT Polson informs, inspires and motivates your company, teams and individuals with stories from eight years firing the Apache helicopter and leading in both military and civilian settings. Her presentation will inspire your organization to reach its highest potential by empowering every employee to lead toward results. Using examples from her experience as one of the Army's first women to fly the Apache attack helicopter and service in Bosnia and Korea, Polson will leave her audience with renewed passion, purpose and ideas to make a difference every day in the office.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF STORY: HOW NARRATIVE SHAPES OUR EXPERIENCE Polson motivates and inspires your organization with examples from her experience in the Arctic wilderness and research on early women aviators, weaving together research on storytelling with corporate examples sure to give your employees ways to incorporate narrative in their professional and personal lives to reconnect with values and weather change.
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Criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, hostage survivor, professional speaker, published author and mother of triplet boys!
- Leadership Ethics/Integrity
- Women in Society
Speaking Programs EQUAL JUSTICE Rabia’s most commonly requested keynote relates to her very personal story of battling with discrimination, abuse, chronic illness and PTSD after her involvement in a hostage crisis in Iraq, and then being written out of history. She explores what it means to display moral courage and lead by example, to stand up for one’s principles in the face of criticism, adversity and sacrifice, to fight for equality and to live what she teaches.
COURAGE UNDER FIRE Another popular keynote Rabia delivers, where she uses her unique and powerful story as a starting point, and by sharing her truths and vulnerabilities with the audience, Rabia explores what it means to be a truly great and authentic leader. She addresses what she believes are the essential qualities and key roles for a great and effective leader. She calls her audience to a higher purpose, challenging them to practice and live great, authentic leadership, to lead by example and be agents of change.
WHAT’S HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE? This keynote presentation addresses the topic of resilience – what it means, how one can learn to be resilient and recognizing the warning signs in order to prevent future unnecessary hardship, and to plan ahead in order to predict and overcome future obstacles. It is in the context of this keynote that Rabia asks her audience a key question – what is holding them hostage? It could be a boss, a colleague, a bully, a friend, a partner, a fear or even a memory. She explores with the audience the need to be self aware and insightful to recognize those things that prevent them from realizing their full potential, the steps needed to overcome that which is holding them captive, and the warning signs to watch out for in order to prevent being trapped in the same way again.
FINDING YOUR VOICE One of Rabia’s other popular keynotes focuses on living equality. It addresses the common challenges faced by many people, particularly women – trying to achieve that mythical work/life balance, tackling unconscious bias and prejudice, the realities of being a working parent and the desire to truly have it all. Rabia uses her own life lessons and discusses the way feminism has evolved and been viewed over the generations (from baby boomer, Gen X and now Gen Y). She explores the subversive as well as the real impediments to true equality in the community and in the workplace, and Rabia discusses the communication and negotiation skills required to find your voice, address and overcome these impediments.
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Inspire and motivate your team with Lessons from the Lipstick Leader!
- Coach & Speaker
- Workplace Diversity Team Building
- Empowerment Communication
- Spark their imagination to create a bold vision
- Lead from the heart and not from the head
- Become skilled at achieving balance and establishing boundaries
- Learn communication skills that exude confidence, not intimidation
- Share a clear-picture vision so that it energizes others
Speaking Programs SMUDGE FREE LEADERSHIP Leadership Should be Smudge Free. Too much emphasis is placed on gender in the workplace. It is true that men and women communicate differently. However, leadership requires a hybrid approach to be successful in today's sophisticated workplace. I will give women the tools needed to communicate successfully to create harmony and balance within the workspace.
FAILING TO LEAD, LEADS SUBORDINATES TO FAIL Are You the Problem? Very often poor leadership is the cause of many failures in business. I will help you identify and overcome those potential weaknesses to ensure long-term professional success.
Former Navy helicopter pilot. Passionate change agent with workplace diversity and inclusive leadership expertise!
- Ethics & Integrity
- Women in Business
- Corporate Culture
- Organizational Development
SPEAKING PROGRAMS SERVICE BEFORE SELF Andi Sue delivers this powerful message through her personal story. When the Gulf War started in 1990, Andi Sue decided to join the Navy and serve her country, vice accepting a college scholarship. After becoming a Naval Aviator, her flying style also embodied service before self. Learn from this dynamic woman and her flying adventures why this topic is so important and imperative to the American way of life. Sure to impress! Keynote
BE TRUE TO YOU Authentic Leadership Workshop or Keynote. Based on Andi Sue's forthcoming business book Be True To You - Unleash Your Authentic Leadership Skills about authentic leadership and the importance of work and life balance. Will include the four pillars necessary to stay in balance while you continue to grow in your field.
THE ABCS OF CAREER TRANSITIONS A Keynote or Workshop designed to provide guidance through professional and career transitions. An adventurous and thought provoking style for people who want to plan their transitions successfully. After transitioning from the Navy, Andi Sue took a year off to travel the world and explore what the next chapter of her life should be like. Full of insights, adventure and lessons learned so you can take charge of your transitions and the next chapter of your life. Andi Sue's new book "Transitional Life" will be published in 2017 and highlights her year of adventures to the Caribbean, South Pacific, New Zealand and a 10-day trek through the Annapurna Mountains in Nepal.
THE ACCIDENTAL AVIATOR Andi shares her experiences and journey from a young enlisted military member to naval officer and aviator. How does a 17-year-old girl, who had never seen the ocean, decide to join the Navy and be stationed on a ship, travel the world, fly military aircraft and perform life-saving rescues? This inspirational keynote will motivate and inspire your team. Keynote
DON’T FORGET TO LOWER THE LANDING GEAR! Keynote on maintaining focus on the basics of your business. In a world full of multi-tasking, over scheduling and a lot of noise, it can be easy to forget the one thing that might kill your business. Find out the importance of maintaining a warrior focus on the simple and important tasks.
DIVERSIFY, LEAD, EMPOWER! Workshop or Keynote on three imperative factors to successfully diversify a work force. Building leaders and striving for a productive and inclusive workforce will improve your business culture and your bottom line. This workshop would be a solid fit for executives to middle managers desiring to successfully recruit and retain top women and minority talent for your organization.
CALL-SIGN ‘SQUEAKY’ Embrace Your Differences Starting Today! Find out how to leverage diversity and embrace your differences to achieve the greatest productivity and efficiency in your business. Ideal for organizations working to diversify their workforce. Workshop or Keynote
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Mindful in the Midst of Madness: Transforming intentional leaders to be agile in adversity
- Change Coaching
- Vision & Purpose
- Women in Business
Speaking Programs KeyNotes
- Intentional Leadership- Start Losing your Mind to Come to your Senses. For Managers & Leaders
- Intentional Parenting- Start Kidding Yourself. For Parents & Educators
- Intentional Business- Start Surrendering to Succeed. For Teams in business
- Intentional Leadership- Start Playing More. For Personal & Professional Development audience
Corporate workshops Customized Workshops - Dr Yvonne Sum can customize a program to workshop and facilitate your organization's outcomes through our obligation-free TLC Needs Analysis with your decision makers and relevant stakeholders to realize the learning & development of your human capital and other resources in your business to its fullest potential.
Coaching Transformational Coaching - work one-on-one with Dr Yvonne Sum to set and get your intentions and outcomes.
Licensed psychotherapist, author, award winning educator and trainer specializing in keynotes and workshops for practitioners, veterans groups, first responders, care providers and educators
- Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
- Personal Development
- Mental Health
Speaking Programs TRAUMA-INFORMED SELF-CARE Workshop Trauma-Informed Self-Care: A Handy Guide for the Every-Day Warrior. Provides foundational guidelines to manage effects of trauma or vicarious trauma experienced by Mental Health Practitioners and First Responders.
TEAM BUILDING FOR THE EVERY-DAY WARRIOR Keynote Team Building for the Every-Day Warrior. A trauma informed formula for enhancing interpersonal skills required in teamwork.
SUICIDE PREVENTION Workshop Suicide Prevention. A handy guide for all Every-Day Warriors who desire to develop trauma-informed communication skills in talking about and taking proactive measures in Suicide Awareness.
HELPING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS KeyNote Recognizing vicarious trauma for mental health professionals, first responders, and others who in their work are exposed to trauma each day. Presents outline to develop a plan in managing "absorption" effects of compassion fatigue, a ritual for self care, and a means to grow from the experience.
THE DANCE OF ADDICTION KeyNote or Workshop Instructs current research around the interactive nature of Addiction and how humans rarely have only "one" addiction. Introduces the Trauma-Informed concept of Survival through Reward and best practices in treating the complexities of addictions. For educators, treatment professionals, and others involved in the treatment of addictions.
Multicultural speaker and publisher marries award-winning literature on entrepreneurship, leadership and military service with corporate brand's need to recruit and retain a diverse workforce
- Best-Selling Author
- Veterans Youth
Graciela's diverse set of speaking expertise include presentations on:
- Writing & Publishing
Speaking Programs PERSONAL BRANDING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS Highly interactive workshop - learn to draw from your expertise and experiences to communicate in a compelling, memorable and differentiated way to influence your intended audience.
PERSONAL BRANDING FOR MILITARY VETERANS Highly interactive workshop - for active duty service members, students veterans at universities, veterans in corporate settings -learn to draw from your service experiences to communicate in a compelling, memorable and differentiated way to influence your intended audience. Create powerful, written, story-like introductions for yourself to put into action immediately to convey your best, most valuable skills to the people you wish to persuade. Workshop can be 45 or 90 minutes with an additional block of time for 1:1 consultations and to access Graciela's professional networks with contacts you can call to set up informational interviews. Graciela is a Personal Branding content instructor with the Syracuse University V-WISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) program.
PERSONAL BRANDING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Highly interactive workshop - Similar to the workshop described above, but tailored to university and community college students. Workshop can be 45 or 90 minutes with an additional block of time for 1:1 consultations and to access Graciela's professional networks with contacts you can call to set up informational interviews. Student feedback scores from a recent workshop with 250 students at Cal State University - East Bay were 28.5 points out of 30!
YOUTH AUTHOR WORKSHOPS Graciela conducts writing and peer editing workshops and assembly services with an aviation and STEM focus for elementary, middle and high school students. These services encourage college-going actions, planning and the emulating of proven successful educational, work and entrepreneurship journeys. These presentations can be included in your district's STEM programs to enrich the content and encourage active participation from students.
7 MILITARY LEADERSHIP LESSONS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN CAN USE DAILY Nuggets of wisdom from Graciela's active duty service, for use in professional settings, entrepreneurial ventures and motherhood. Can be tailored to various audiences: for both genders in corporate settings or conferences or for university students.
NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY FROM COCKPIT TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Google Hangout hosted by VetNet, part of Syracuse University's Institute for Military Veterans and Families. 45 minute that describes my post-military career track through various corporate roles and ultimately to establishing my multicultural publishing and marketing firm.
MODERN MILITARY WOMEN: HISTORY IN THE MAKING Today's military women are achieving tremendous heights. Women now wear the ranks of two, three and four-star generals in the Air Force, Army and Marines. Audiences will be treated to images and video of modern military women flying combat jets, refueling tankers and the first Thunderbird pilot who was born a woman, and so much more. This presentation is a tribute to the heights women are achieving now that combat exclusion has finally been officially lifted and women are serving everywhere.
THE UNLIKELY MILITARY AVIATOR Presentation for adults and students alike features Graciela's personal journey from oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants to scholarship AFROTC cadet at the #1 public university in America to military officer and aviator.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESSES IN THE GREEN ECONOMY Role Models and Innovations from the Latino Community
JOIN THE WOMEN LEADING THE GREEN ECONOMY A variation on the topic above, featuring the 5 entrepreneurial women profiled in Latinnovating
THE STEM OF AVIATION Designed for middle and high school students, this talk encourages young people to pursue STEM careers while sharing highlights from Graciela's military career as an Air Force officer, aviator, instructor navigator and leader in multicultural settings.
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Become energized and moved to action with tools from a leadership expert, former intelligence officer and executive coach that will help you develop a leadership presence that makes others follow you!
- Executive Coach
- Organizational & Corporate LeadershipInspirational
- Women in Business
Speaking Programs LEADERSHIP PRESENCE WITH COURAGE AND HEART: HOW TO LEAD AUTHENTICALLY, BUILD BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIPS The biggest misconception about leadership presence is that it is about "owning a room.” While there are times when having a strong and authentic leadership presence will require you to own a room, leadership presence is more than that. It is about consistency and authenticity that is also able to be flexible and moldable depending on the situation, people and outcomes you want. Leadership presence is about what continues to happen way after you have left the room in the hearts and minds of those you interacted with. Anyone can own a room for a few hours, but to own the trust and hearts of people long-term, that is leadership, and can only be achieved through your unique presence. When you invest in your leadership presence, you are better equipped to deal with the top challenges that leaders face: developing managerial effectiveness, inspiring others, developing employees, leading a team, guiding change and managing internal stakeholders and dealing with office politics. During this presentation attendees will:
- Discover what leadership presence is and how to utilize it in the ever-changing business world.
- The 3 myths that stop people from developing their own strong and authentic leadership presence.
- Learn how to radiate leadership presence using the power of A.I.R, an acronym for the most essential elements of leadership presence.
HOPE, COURAGE, AND ACTION: HOW RESILIENT WOMEN LEAD You will find the courage to lead unapologetically as a woman, to find the hope in your future as a leader, and take action despite your fears. Courage, hope and action will provide you with the resilience to overcome any leadership challenges.
BUILDING RESILENT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH YOUR LEADERSHIP As a leader you set the tone for those you lead. When you lead authentically, you create an organization with people who are in alignment with the values and purpose of the organization, resulting in an organization able to bounce back from any setbacks.
OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE IN YOURSELF AND OTHERS Understand, from the neurological perspective, why people (including you) resist change. The secret to sustainable change in an organization. Three ways in which you can help yourself and those you lead embrace change and make it stick. THREE WAYS TO DEVELOP RESILIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE RESULTS OVER THE LONG TERM The importance of resilience for the success of any organization. Three ways to cultivate resilience as a leader and help those you lead do the same. Learn of real world leaders whose resilience helped their organizations bounce back and how you can do the same.
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LinkedIn Maven- Helping your participants build a professional online brand
- Social Media
- Networking Inspirational
- Veteran Entrepreneurship
Speaking Programs I’M ON LINKEDIN, NOW WHAT? I'm on LinkedIn Now What? Sharing tips on how to effectively use LinkedIn
CAREER REINVENTION Sharing Story of Career Reinvention
GET BACK TO WORK! Sharing Tools on how to get back to work
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Enlighten, Empower and Elevate through Speaking, Teaching and Coaching
- Personal Development
- Life Balance
Speaking Programs FIVE CRUCIAL STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GOAL ACCOMPLISHMENT No matter if your goal is to get your degree, to lose weight, to have a harmonious relationship or make more sales revenue, Dee has the system to help you reach that goal. Using the complete, all-inclusive model called VIPER, she takes you through a strategic goal setting plan from goal setting to goal accomplishment.
FROM VICTIM TO VICTORIOUS – HOW TO REGAIN YOUR PERSONAL POWER In this presentation, Dee talks with the audience about their illnesses, challenges, abuse, setbacks and obstacles. As a post breast cancer thriver, mother of a young adult with autism and the ninth child of 13 siblings raised by a single mom, she knows about overcoming adversity. She gives you steps on how to move from a life of victim consciousness to a happier more empowered life no matter your circumstances.
UNLIMITED – CLEAR LIMITING BELIEFS THAT BLOCK HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS Perfect for a seminar or workshop in personal development, business development or spiritual development. An interactive presentation based on Dee's book which leads the audience through exercises to uncover beliefs that block them from reaching their goals, offers tools & steps to clear the blocks and move forward to the life you deserve.
THE RADICAL POWER OF FORGIVENESS The audience is shown two models of forgiveness, traditional and new thought. They are brought to understand how each model works and within the learning of the two models is the transformation of the self. She illustrates that even when you don't know how to forgive, your "willingness" is the start of a new life of relief, peace and love.
LIVING OUT LOUD (LOL) – THE ULTIMATE YOU Keynote designed to start you on the path to becoming better in all life categories: spirituality, mental and emotional health, physical health, career and finances, relationships, free time and recreation, education, housing, vacation and travel. It helps you prioritize what is before you on your path and guides you to become your best. Dee will introduce you to tools that help develop the empowered you. It will help you define your life's mission, create balance, manage your time and live your life out loud.
THE CARING GIVER – CARING FOR YOU SO YOU CAN CARE FOR OTHERS Dee has been a caregiver for 26 years to a now young adult with special needs and to her elderly mother. She's also overcome her own challenges with breast cancer. Because of this she has intimate knowledge of what it's like to be the caregiver and the cared for. Dee designed a presentation that speaks directly to caregivers giving them hope, comfort and a means to build strength. The purpose is to help them recharge and rejuvenate so that they can continue their excellent service by caring for themselves first.
Motivate and inspire your team to rise to the challenge, overcome barriers, and face adversity with one of the first combat woman naval aviators
- Teamwork & Teambuilding
- Change Management
- Diversity & Inclusion Training
- Organizational Development
Speaking Programs LAUNCHING YOUR ORGANIZATION: DR. JOY WRIGHT Dr. Joy Wright provides an inspirational keynote address or training session that will engage the audience from her first personal story of life in the Navy as a female on an aircraft carrier with 5000 men. She helps her audience understand what we still face today with Diversity and what she went through as the only female in many of her first jobs in the Navy. Dr. Wright is an Organizational Development Consultant that inspires corporations, military units, and non-profits to rise above challenges and face their fears and adversity. Dr. Wright has multiple training models that will inspire your organization to work together in diverse groups and effectively work with their teams.
DIVERSITY TRAINING WITH DR. JOY WRIGHT AND RAY LEONARD JR. Ray Leonard Jr., motivational speaker, consultant, and son of legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard and Dr. Joy Wright, consultant, former Naval Officer, and one of the first females on Naval Aircraft Carriers will provide an informative and inspirational program directed at improving communication and understanding diversity. The program will help people interact and find ways to relate to each other. It helps with effective leadership skills and finding confidence in your own skin. It will provide a discussion with the audience, a training model, and personal stories from Ray Leonard Jr. and Dr. Joy Wright.
LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK: DR. JOY WRIGHT AND RAY LEONARD JR. Ray Leonard Jr., motivational speaker, consultant, and son of legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard and Dr. Joy Wright, consultant, former Naval Officer, and one of the first females on Naval Aircraft Carriers will provide an informative and inspirational program directed at improving communication and leadership skills. The program will help people interact and find ways to relate to each other. It will provide a discussion with the audience, a training model, and personal stories from Ray Leonard Jr. and Dr. Joy Wright.