Susan Neustrom, Ed.D.

Life, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker, Educator, Leading to Action

Free Motivational Speaker in Chicago

  • Eliminate the Fear of Leaving Your Comfort Zone During the COVID Crisis


    Change happened suddenly. You didn’t plan for major disruption. The COVID crisis turned your world upside down and thrust you right out of your comfort zone, big time. Certainly, leaving your comfort zone, especially without warning or preparation, is frightening and instead of moving forward in a new direction, you find yourself immobile, as if a brick wall was surrounding you. As a result, fear of leaving your comfort zone stifles growth, halts progress, and negatively impacts behavior leading to an overwhelming sensation of not in control. MORE >

    Instead of being comfortable doing your work, you find change discomforting, intrusive, and limiting your overall performance. From her book, The Comfort Zone Illusion and with over 25 years of experience leading personal, professional, and organizational change, Dr. Susan Neustrom unravels the mystery of the comfort zone, unmask the fears that hold you captive, and provide simple strategies to eliminate fear and create an adaptable work environment for successful change now and in the future.
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  • The Three Most Powerful Actions of Value-driven Leaders

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Leadership is hard work because the need to be socially connected at all time is a necessity for leaders to influence, impact, and direct organizations, people, and change. Business challenges require fast, direct decisions, therefore, leaders are relentlessly communicating with multiple stakeholders through email, phone, and technology. Yet, the most powerful leaders understand the demands of being a leader and create a mental space to be alone with their thoughts emotions, and values. MORE >

    In this presentation, Dr. Susan Neustrom will demonstrate how solitude, silence, and reflection can actually enhance social interaction and increase authentic and ethical leadership behavior. She will provide strategies to create a personal sanctuary for leaders to renew, reevaluate, and reorient your moral compass for more effective, ethical decision making.
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  • Awaken: How to Motivate the Unmotivated

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    Are you struggling with trying to motivate and inspire your team, employees, clients, or even yourself? Encouraging an unmotivated individual is a challenge and regardless of the reward, nothing seems to work. Based on years of experience working with challenging populations - jail inmates, the homeless, people living with developmental disabilities, Dr.Susan Neustrom teaches you how to motivate and inspire even the most unmotivated by sharing five new ideas for awakening, igniting, and maintaining self-motivation for long term success. MORE >

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