Just like mentoring, speaking events and workshops are completely customized for your group’s needs and desired results. You want participants to be moved and positively changed, not merely talked at.
For America’s Best Cleaners (pictured below), we delivered an experiential, day-long workshop for business owners who had been cooped up indoors for a conference for four days. The group was hungry to learn about management, but we knew they’d be tired of sitting around listening to people speak. A combination of dialogue and simple movements from the martial art Aikido gave them a taste of harmonious leadership that words alone can’t deliver, on a pristine, autumn day in the mountains of Park City, Utah.
We’re passionate about finding new ways to help people grow. Change is challenging for everyone, and a good teacher is always asking themselves, “How can my audience learn faster? What are they needing that I’m not yet giving them?”
Great teaching means preparation, customization, and inevitably improvisation. We build on what’s worked in the past and surrender to what the moment calls for. If you want us to work with your group, we’ll have myriad questions for you about their needs, fears, priorities, dreams, desires, obstacles, and more.
During events, energy and engagement is everything. Even for a one hour keynote, we’re part of the event team, from initial planning to debrief. Every moment during an event is an opportunity for either energy gain or energy drain, and each must do their part to ensure participants get more than they came for.
Hundreds of topics are possible, but the theme is inevitably about getting real. Speaking to the invisible dynamics that cause people’s frustrations is the most powerful: whether in management, finance, marketing, sales, or anything else, the real problem is usually hidden from view. We take people to deep places in themselves they didn’t realize existed, and through expanding awareness, help them solve their own problems.
The following are some of the most requested topics, that can be as short as a keynote, or as long as a multi-day workshop:
- The Discipline of Self-Management: How invisible chronic overwhelm causes major business problems that can easily be fixed
- Fall in Love with Financial Management: Transform relationship to money and numbers and realize how fun it is
- The Nine Leadership Challenges: How to change where your strengths have become weaknesses
- Mentoring Employees: Appealing to healthy self-interest to cultivate authentic engagement
- Positioning and Differentiation: Using negative aspects of your industry’s reputation to your advantage.