Free Motivational Topics in Chicago

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  • How do you juggle career and motherhood and stay sane?

    Diane Moca, Television Reporter / Motivational Speaker / Entrepreneur / Working Mother, Working Mom Warrior

    As a result of interviewing dozens of working moms for my Working Mom Warrior YouTube channel, I now have a greater understanding of the motivation that can enrich women’s lives every day. I am creating a community of working moms who share and prop each other up, instead of competing. I am offering their insights and the lessons of my own transformation to groups who would benefit by hearing specific details showcasing how anyone can mold their life to feel invigorated and successful on a daily basis. MORE >

    My presentation begins with the emotional journey that allowed me to develop my Goal Awareness and Achievement Formula. I explain how drastically life changed when there were so many demands on my time that I felt out of control and in a constant state of frenzy. After having two kids, working as a journalist and developing my own real estate business, I began to feel frustrated and overwhelmed every day. I was having chest pains and yelling at my kids and husband all the time. I realized I had to change my way of thinking or risk continued erosion of my physical and mental health.

    I began listening to dozens of audiobooks on productivity, passion and joy. I followed the guidance and insights of these authors. Through overcoming denial, becoming aware of what was really wrong, ending the cycle of blaming others, taking on personal accountability for my situation, putting in the hard work of changing my attitudes and habits, and maintaining patience throughout the process, I drastically improved my life.

    I'm now accomplishing more than ever in pursuits that are meaningful, and I have control over my schedule to be able to spend quality time with my family. I am on a mission to help others do the same.

    Many professionals feel we are pulled in too many directions and don't know how to meet the high standards of our bosses, our family, our friends and ourselves. I have discovered some of the secrets for making it all work through books, courses, coaches and interviews with successful professionals. I’ve spent more than a decade of my life studying how to do it all – taking in hundreds of articles about raising happy and healthy kids, about striving for career aspirations and running a successful business, about keeping a marriage fresh and lively yet deeply meaningful and long-lasting. At this point in life I have turned my study to the real-life heroes living their dreams and discovered what they went through to manage everything -- career, kids, spouse, home, health, fitness, style, finances, spirituality, growth, and purpose.

    For years, my vision for my life was to HAVE IT ALL -- manage kids, spouse and work successfully. But the harder I tried to accomplish that, the less fulfilled, happy and healthy I felt because I was unaware that I was neglecting a critical component in life that didn't seem important but was eating away at my sanity. By sharing my story and what I did to turn my life around, your group will learn the four main categories and six key areas in life that we must all nurture, and audience members will engage in an interactive session to help each person discover which component they need to fix and the steps to bring their life into balance.

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  • How To Lead When Your Boss Won’t (or can’t)

    Lee Ann Piano, Power Skills Specialist, John Maxwell Team Member

    Don’t let a bad boss keep you from being successful!

    If you’ve ever been frustrated by a boss who wouldn’t lead, you’re not alone. And here’s the good news: you don’t have to let it hold you back. MORE >

    Learn the keys to successfully navigating the challenges of working for an ineffective leader. Lee Ann teaches how to lead yourself so that you’re positioned to be successful. She also shows how to take the high road, avoid landmines that could make your situation worse and work with your boss to get things done. No only that, but she even points our how to set yourself up for future success!

    Takeaways:

    • What happens when leaders don’t lead
    • Lead yourself before anything else
    • Develop your influence wherever you are
    • Avoid landmines that could make your situation worse
    • Prove your worth daily & never stop growing

    When you learn to work with difficult people, be productive in challenging situations, become a valuable contributor and develop yourself as a leader- EVERYTHING CHANGES!

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  • Level Up Your Leadership!

    Lee Ann Piano, Power Skills Specialist, John Maxwell Team Member

    It’s time to develop forward-thinking leadership.Learn the skills that will take you and your team to the next level.The workplace today requires more than just basic business skills and technical expertise. Strong, talented leaders are needed more than ever before because of the rapid pace, change and uncertainty facing business today. MORE >

    We will cover…

    * Keys to establish authenticity & transparency
    * The FIVE essentials to build high performance teams
    * An assertive approach to removing obstacles, barriers & bottlenecks
    * Scaling the wall of leadership limitation with with a 3-step plan

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  • The Seven Traits of Influence

    Lee Ann Piano, Power Skills Specialist, John Maxwell Team Member

    Influence is a critical Power Skill you must develop if your desire is to experience success and make a positive impact in your industry. Without influence, there is no success. Learn how to develop the SEVEN key traits of influence that will set you apart as an individual and as a leader! MORE >

    Seven Traits of Influence:
    1. Likeability
    2. Trustworthiness
    3. Courage
    4. Confidence
    5. Commitment
    6. Empowerment
    7. Passion

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  • Go For It! Determine your dreams, Define your moments, Discover your destiny

    Lee Ann Piano, Power Skills Specialist, John Maxwell Team Member

    Learn to live a No Limits life! It’s time to do more, see more and be more. Discover what is limiting you from living at full capacity. When you live with more success and satisfaction, you are able to deposit more value into others. MORE >

    Take A-Ways:
    • The power of a personal vision
    • Use obstacles to become mentally strong
    • The game changer of destiny- CHOICES
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  • Goal Setting for Effortless Success

    Nancy Belda, President, Quantum Leap

    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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  • Success Through Reinvention

    Nancy Belda, President, Quantum Leap

    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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  • The Art of Not Being Defeated

    Troy Sandidge, Social Media Jedi | Global Speaker | Storyteller

    Life is difficult. Our lives are constantly "under construction" and so are our goals and dreams. What happens when life throws you a curve ball 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 >

    Takeaways:
    - How to deal with life-altering situations
    - Strategies on how to dig-deep and make something happen despite obstacles
    - Q and A on personal techniques that helped me get back on my feet

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

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  • Best Mom Ever!!

    Tracie Main, Author, Speaker, Actress & Momma

    'Where Moms Become Best Moms'
    Invite Tracie to speak to your mom's group! In this seriously funny and heart-warming mom'o'logue, Tracie shares her real-life journey of embarking on her Best Mom Quest in pursuit of the Best Mom. After turning from glamourous actress to a struggling stay-at-home mom on the block, Tracie decided she wanted to rise above and become the best mom for her family. She's excited to share all she's learned on her journey, so every mom can achieve Best Mom Success! MORE >

    Learn:
    -The true meaning of Best Mom
    -5 Habits of the Best Mom
    -How to avoid the dreaded 'Beast'Mom
    -Mommy’s Magic Words
    -Plus, so much more!!

    Great for all kinds of mom events!

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