In my twenty-five plus years as a professional speaker, I have come to understand the many challenges of planning an event. I have even hosted more than one event myself, so I know that finding just the right speaker is only one of those challenges.
I’d like to make your search as easy as possible. My goal on this page is to give you the information you need in order to make the best decision possible.
What you can expect from me and my team
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and emails.
- Open, honest communication during our discovery process to make sure that I am a fit for your event; a referral to another speaker if we decide otherwise.
- An additional personal phone consultation with me one week prior to your event to make sure that we’re still in alignment on how I can best serve you and your audience.
- A thought provoking, dynamic presentation that is customized to meet the unique needs of your audience.
- Availability to respond to questions/comments from your audience at pre-designated times either before or immediately after the event.
- Follow-up communication after the event to ensure that I have met your expectations.
I have been a professional speaker for over 30 years. In today’s ever-crowded market, many people offer this level of experience, however, only a select few can claim the designation of Certified Speaking Professional.
What this means is that I’m not a speaker who speaks as part of another job description. Speaking is my job description. The CSP designation is one of the highest in the National Speakers’ Association, and I am honored to be among those who have worked long and hard to earn this recognition. Speaking before a live audience is an honor and a privilege that I never take for granted.
Along with my speaking career, I have enjoyed a consulting practice that allows me to apply strategic business acumen to even the most complex situations. I love tackling the hard questions with my clients.
Since most of us spend a great deal of our lives working, I believe it’s important to develop corporate and entrepreneurial environments where people have the opportunity to live out meaningful, productive, and prosperous lives. I’m always committed to helping my clients maximize their potential to do so.
Since acquiring a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, I additionally spend much of my time writing and consulting on Wisdom and Leadership and The Pursuit of Time and Money.
I am passionate about inspiring audiences from all walks of life to step into higher levels of performance. I love the idea of busting up existing paradigms of scarcity so that the people I serve can embrace the joy of an abundant life.
I speak for corporations, non-profits, and at conferences. All keynote addresses can also be expanded to a seminar or workshop format so that your team can enjoy a more in-depth learning experience. These sessions are specifically designed to impact your overall organizational goals and objectives.
MY VIDEO CLIPS
Avoiding Corporate Burnout
Women in Leadership
THE POWER OF THE CHAIR: DISCOVERING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WISE LEADER
In an ever-changing global economy, how do leaders survive let alone thrive? Clearly, wisdom is required on a daily basis as leaders are often challenged to make rapid-fire decisions. Wisdom enhances a leader’s overall ability to make moral and ethical choices, and it increases the capacity for complex decision-making. It also requires, however, that leaders balance what is known with what is unknown.
In this presentation, I share the inside story of wisdom and how it can be lived out via daily acts of leadership. Wise leaders have an edge because they think and act in unique ways. I will describe how they balance power and authority, how they understand themselves in relation to adversity, and how they make key decisions for the organization, and in some instances, even society-at-large.This session is designed to challenge even the most experienced leader to higher levels of thought and action.
THE PURSUIT OF TIME AND MONEY: ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR GAME?
Our perceptions of time and money often stem from our early childhood experiences. My preliminary research indicates that time and money are related. What this essentially means is that if you’re feeling like you’re being chased by the clock, you’re probably feeling like you can’t catch a dollar.
In this fun and interactive presentation, I will explore beliefs about time and money and how such beliefs translate into emotions and ultimately behaviors associated with either scarcity or abundance.
And, here’s the interesting part. Thoughts and emotions of scarcity or abundance have little to do with how much time or money you actually have.
Participants will have the opportunity to take a free assessment beforehand to determine where they fall in the spectrum of time and money. I will explore The Cycle of Freedom© and what it means to live from abundance such that we embody more generosity, gratitude, compassion and live a more meaningful prosperous life.
THE BEST STRESSED WOMAN: LIVING A LIFE OF INTENTIONAL CONGRUENCE.
It’s not about what she wears. It’s about how she thinks. Stress is a state of mind, and the best “stressed” woman clearly knows this.
In this presentation, I will share what it means to live a life of intentional congruence. Participants will learn how to say “Yes” and really mean it. They will learn how to do more with less energy, and how to generate more passion and purpose for their lives.
Women from all walks of life will enjoy discovering what it means to be more intentional in how they balance their work and family life. After years of speaking before thousands of women across North America, I will share what works and what doesn’t work. Women really can be, do, and have it all. They just have to know how and when. Intentional Congruence is the secret—a roadmap to greater results, joy, and fulfillment —no matter what your role or how many hats (or shoes) you’re wearing!
COMMUNICATING WITH POWER AND INFLUENCE: BEING ASSERTIVE IN AN AGGRESSIVE WORLD.
How you speak is as important as what you say. Everything we do on a daily basis requires some level of communication. Isn’t it surprising, then, that few people put time and effort into learning how to effectively communicate?
Dare I say that every powerful outcome I’ve ever enjoyed has come from my commitment to better communication whether it be in the written or spoken form. As a professional speaker, writer, and business strategist, I obviously love and value good communication. There’s nothing more rewarding than teaching others how to be more effective communicators. Life gets much easier when you master the art of communicating with power and influence.
In this presentation, I’ll explain the difference between passive-aggressive, aggressive, and assertive communication. In my many years of travel across North America, I’ve found that many people struggle somewhere between these three modes of communication simply because they’ve never been taught to appreciate the differences between them.
Communication is about results. Everything else is conversation.
If your participants are looking to create more positive results, this session is an opportunity to step into a much bigger game. May sound easy. May even sound obvious. Trust me, it’s not. This is one session that I’ve taught for a great many years, and it never fails. People walk away scratching their heads wondering why they’ve never taken the time to master communication before. It’s fun. It’s meaningful. It’s vital to successful outcomes.
RECLAIMING THE JOY: HOW TO REINVENT LIFE AFTER LOSS.
Loss looks like many things: loss of income, a loved one, a business, a job, a home. In today’s world, loss can hit us at any time and often without warning.
Several years ago, I experienced a most devastating loss—the loss of our only child Michael. I know how challenging it can be to start the game over. I also know that it can be done, and that it’s worth the effort.
In this presentation, I help participants discover life after loss in three very specific ways. Together we’ll explore the past, present, and future by discovering what it means to: 1) make meaning from the loss; 2) reinvent purpose after the loss; and 3) embrace new found joy in a future not yet realized.
Sorrow can be the gift that catapults us to a more meaningful and purposeful life. Grief is inevitable; mourning is a decision.