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  • The Art of Not Being Defeated

    Troy Sandidge, Growth Strategist » Keynote 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Goal Setting for Effortless Success

    Nancy Belda, President, Nancy Belda

    Goal Setting is SO important to achieving success.  And EVERYONE wants to succeed - in their personal, financial, social,  relationship, health & fitness, and recreational life.  I will dissect the actions needed to set achievable goals effortlessly.  By sharing insights & proven techniques I will enlighten you, and ready you, to put a goal setting action plan in place. MORE >

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  • You Can Soar! There’s Purpose In Your Pain

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

    Cherise Nicole speaks from her book "You Can Soar" encouraging her listeners to believe they can reach their dreams despite adversity, whether they grew up in a dysfunctional household, experienced poverty, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, an absentee parent, struggle with inadequacies, low self-esteem, or a sense of loss because of the painful effects of their past. MORE >

    The bald eagle uses strong winds from a storm to lift it higher above the clouds. The storm actually gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. Cherise will motivate you to "action" and teach you how to turn your heartache into a heartbeat, take lemons and make lemonade, and allow the abrasive sandpaper of life to smooth you. There’s purpose in your pain and like an eagle, you can SOAR above it all!
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  • Success Through Reinvention

    Nancy Belda, President, Nancy Belda

    How does reinventing yourself to improve your marketability sound to you? MORE >

    During my "Success Through Reinvention" presentation, you will learn:
    - How to identify "who and what you want to be."
    - How to effectively set goals with your reinvention in mind. And this includes your professional and personal life
    - How to visualize and use affirmations
    - How to stop procrastinating and move forward with your plans
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