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  • The Art of Not Being Defeated

    Troy Sandidge, Growth Strategist • Author • Speaker • Podcaster

    Life is difficult. Our lives are constantly "under construction" and so are our goals and dreams both personally and professionally. What happens when life throws you a curveball you didn't expect? What do you do when it feels like all is lost and you want to give up? This session tackles the reality and fear of defeat. MORE >

    Focuses:
    • How to Deal with Life-Altering Situations
    • Strategies on How to Dig-Deep & Move Forward Despite Obstacles
    • Q & A on Personal Techniques That Helped Me Personally & Professionally

    Breakdown:
    • How to Release What’s Holding Us Back to Pursue the Goals We Want
    • Learn & Apply the C.L.O.V.E.R. Business Framework™ to Achieve Your Goals
    • Build T.R.U.S.T. within Our Internal Teams & Departments, & Discover as a Whole
    • Renewing Our Commitments Professionally & Personally
    • Tips to Improve Productivity, Teamwork, & Culture within Micro-Teams & Organization

    Intentional Themes & Emotion Expected to Be Experienced:
    • Self-Reflection
    • Inspiration
    • Transition
    • Affirmations
    • Objectively Thinking
    • Revitalization
    • Embracing Change
    • Taking Action Toward Goals

    Actionable Takeaways:
    • Get System To Level-Up Your Mindset to Maintain Momentum to Achieve
    • Apply Strategies to Obtain Clarity & Directions to Stay in Alignment with Your Goals
    • Refocus. Realignment. Revitalization. Moving From Passion to Action

    ** Session can be customized to be more Faith-based or Motivational-Based

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  • The Carrot and Stick are Obsolete – How to Deploy the Right Employee Incentives in Today’s Business Environment

    Mark James, Founder & President, Performance Advisors Group, Inc.

    Are your incentive programs delivering desired results? Incentives work, but you must get them right to positively impact performance and avoid wasting time and money. MORE >

    The traditional approach to improving workplace behavior was often characterized by a “lady-or-the-tiger” experience which ignored that employees are motivated in different ways and underestimated the importance of connecting personal meaning to what they do.

    This VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON presentation will reveal best practices any business can and should do to ensure employee incentive programs are working properly. Attendees will come away with knowledge and tips concerning:
    • Why incentives are a tactic, not the strategy
    • Commitment and support of leaders
    • Choosing right incentive structure
    • Audience selection
    • Goal setting
    • Communicating what, who, how, and why
    • Avoiding element of chance
    • Choosing the right recognition and rewards
    • Keeping it fresh and appealing

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  • A set back, is a set up, for a comeback

    R. Brady Johnson, USAF Veteran, Stroke Survivor, Author

    Brady speaks to people about persevering through their trials and tribulations through his own personal story. Encouraging individuals to not limit themselves and to instill hope and will to all he speaks to. At thirty-one, Brady had a massive stroke that left him paralyzed on the right side of his body. However, he was able to regain mobility on his right side without feeling his right side. Two years after his stroke, Brady participated in his first 5K. He is currently a competitor in Natural Body Building. MORE >

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  • Vision – See Yourself There “Before” You Get There!

    Cherise N Ragland, Producer, Actress, Public Speaker, Author

    Cherise Nicole speaks from a chapter in her book, "You Can Soar" on Vision! Vision is the faculty or state of being able to see. Cherise encourages participants to get a vision for their future. Without vision you can't see where you're going. When you receive a vision and idea, or a dream, it's BIGGER than you! It's for the betterment of others you're being entrusted to care for it and nurture it just like a baby. Her motto is, if you can "see" it, you truly can achieve it! MORE >

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  • Why choose to go to the moon? Your Mission and Your Purpose

    Brian Reinbold, The Mission Specialist, BraveHearts for Kids

    Sixty years ago, John Kennedy declared “This nation will commit itself to, by the end of this decade, to put a man on the surface of the moon and return him safely to the earth.” That was the Mission. That was WHAT we did. The Purpose was also expressed: "Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win" MORE >

    As The Mission Specialist, I help Purposeful Leaders accomplish their Missions. As the EmCee for your event, I help make you look good. "I don't fly the rockets, I just help make sure the trip goes well!"
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  • You don’t have to be beaten black or blue to be a victim of Domestic Violence

    Quanna Brown

    My Story, My Turth. Many people that are in relationships don’t even know they are victims of Domestic Violence. I was in many relationship for years and was a victim of Domestic Violence, and once I decided to tell someone, it was too late. I believe that there are over 90% of people that believe that you have to be physically abused, to be a victim of Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence come in many forms. I've been physically, mentally, emotionally, verbally, sexually and financially abused. My goal is to inform everyone; women, men, young, old, married and single about all the different types of Domestic Violence because you don’t have to be beaten black and blue to be a victim of Domestic Violence! MORE >

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  • Levels & Stages of Success

    Robb Hill, Founder/President, R Hill Enterprises Inc

    Life is lived on levels and arrived at in stages, at every new level you come to there is a stage that you must go through or you will remain where you are currently. The different levels in life are easy to see however, comfort and fear keep us from venturing out of our comfort zone. For me that comfort zone was drugs and alcohol. For 18 years that was my focus. Along with this line of thinking came consequences. You see, "we pay the highest price for the lowest level of living,". My eyes were opened March 1, 1993. I realized that I was so much more than what I had become. I quit using drugs and alcohol which left a void in my life. There was a "missing piece" that I had to find. The rest of the story will be continued at the meeting/event. MORE >

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  • Get your “BUT” out of the way!

    Robb Hill, Founder/President, R Hill Enterprises Inc

    We all have those awesome thoughts dripping with possibility, we get a smile on our face and consider how nice it would be then, out of nowhere comes "BUT". The whole show stops when the "BUT" gets in the way. The thinking then turns to all the reasons why we "CAN'T" realize the vision that we were given. We must not let what we can't do get in the way of what we can do. For me this has made all the difference. There was a time in my life when it seemed that failure was following me around however, that was not the case, you see; I was following failure around. I was being mis-informed by mis-informed people. This realization has made all the difference in my life. MORE >

    Association

    I spent a lot of time in bad company;

    I thought it was with friends, but they were robbing me;

    By choice so many times I let them, steal my day;

    I was robbing them too, in exactly the same way;

    As I’ve grown older with the passage of time;

    And the ladder of success, I started to climb;

    And oh how I wanted my friends to go;

    In the midst of their comfort, to life they said no;

    I started reading books, I found myself inside the zone;

    Anything worthwhile is never accomplished alone;

    This statement spoke volumes and resonated in my head;

    For in order to lead, you must first be led;

    With the law of association at the forefront of my mind,

    My past associations, I had to leave them all behind;

    To seek out those that shared my desire;

    For achievement in life that was several levels higher;

    For life is lived on levels and arrived at in stages;

    A simple fact that I learned, cause I kept turning pages;

    As I write these words, to the past that I look;

    My very first mentor was in the form of a book;

    His name is David Schwartz and doctor is his gig;

    He spoke to me through the pages of, The Magic of Thinking Big.

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  • Success Is an Inside Job

    Scott Hansen, CEO, Scott Hansen Consulting

    When it comes to increasing business, 20% is skill set, while 80% is mindset. After this presentation, you will walk away with a ton of new confidence and a new way of thinking about you, and your business.

    Scott covers topics such as: MORE >

    - The most important thing you can do before 8am
    - The "iceberg" effect on Entrepreneurs
    - Are you a Negative Nancy or Positive Pauly
    - Stop comparing yourself with others

    If your company needs some motivation, inspiration, and mindset training, this is the perfect presentation for you.

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