Experienced, Engaging, and Knowledgeable
My talks are never dull. I weave together business advice, subject-matter expertise, and real-life examples to keep the audience awake, alert, and inspired. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, I customize each talk, learn about the audience I am speaking to, and provide specific tactics and strategies that result in total SUCCESS.
I am available to give talks to:
- Leadership groups
- Women’s groups
- Trade associations
- Non-profit organizations
- Regional conferences
- Corporate retreats
- Lunch & learn
From closing a deal, to interacting with colleagues, to managing competing pulls on one’s time, negotiation arises in all aspects of the business world. Success in negotiation, however, is a skill that is too often ignored. In this speech I pull upon my wealth of experience as an Alternative Dispute Resolution professional to provide participants with the tools they need to implement a successful strategy of negotiation.
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
Customization: I utilize real-world examples throughout my speech. I tailor these examples depending on the audience and type of organization. In addition, if you organization has a specific area of focus that you wish to concentrate on, I can tailor my examples accordingly.
Navigating your Life Plan
The complexities of life can become overwhelming. An overwhelmed employee is an unproductive employee. In this speech, I seek to guide participants towards taking that first step in developing and following a life plan. Pulling together information from my book, The Art of Getting Everything, my goal when presenting this speech is for participants to become more focused on achieving success. The best way to help employees do their best work is to foster their motivation from within.
Length: 1 – 2 hours
Customization: In this speech I provide a number of examples taken from my own experience as a coach, facilitator, trainer, and mediator. I customize which experiences I share depending on the nature of your organization and the composition of the audience.
The Power of Inclusivity
Inclusion is far broader than just diversity. In this talk, I discuss the harmful Fishbowl Effect, which sees us wall ourselves off from others. This could be people of different races, genders, ethnicities, or even people who work in different departments within the organization. We tend to gravitate towards others who are just like ourselves and lose out on meaningful and productive interactions . In my speech, I provide participants the tools they need to break down these barriers to become truly inclusive.
Length: 1 hour
Customization: May be customized based on the organization to address areas of particular concern.
Make Magic with STEM
As a chemical engineer, I understand the importance of empowering young people to recognize they can pursue careers in the sciences. In this inspirational keynote speech, I redefine the STEM acronym into an approach participants can use to help them navigate through their personal and professional life (Stop, Think, Engage, Make Magic).
I seek to ensure that each audience member learns to apply the STEM approach with an enhanced excitement for a career in the sciences, technology, engineering, or math.
Length: 30 – 60 Minutes
Customization: Depending on the needs of your organization, I can customize this speech with a specific thematic approach, such as Women in STEM.