Free Motivational Topics in Chicago
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Are you ready for change? Whether change is planned or unplanned, more than likely you need to step outside your comfort zone and do something different. However, leaving your comfort zone is frightening and fear can stifle growth, halt progress, and negatively impact behavior giving the feeling of being stuck. MORE >From her book, The Comfort Zone Illusion and with over 25 years of experience leading personal, professional, and organizational change, Dr. Susan Neustrom presents five breakthrough strategies to move through the stages of discomfort, transform fear to energy, and experience many Ah-ha moments that propel you into action.
Susan Neustrom, Ed.D., Life, Leadership, Career Coach, Speaker, Educator, and author of “The Comfort Zone Illusion-Leaving your comfort zone is not so hard after all.”
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 >Susan Neustrom, Ed.D. Life,Leadership, Career Coach, Speaker, Educator, and author of “The Comfort Zone Illusion-Leaving your comfort zone is not so hard after all.”
Elite sales performance is dictated by daily behavior. Have you identified the day-to-day selling activities you must execute to sell effectively and efficiently? MORE >In this 30 minute session you will learn:
*The top 10 activities of high-performing salespeople…at this very moment!
*Proven sales tactics to shorten your sales cycle
*Ways to combat the 3 most-common objections in today’s selling environment
A large percentage of jobs are secured indirectly through a mutual acquaintance who introduces you to a future employer. I know that's a fact from my own personal experience. MORE >What can really matter in searching for work is who your connections know and who those connections can introduce you to who may be potential employers.
LinkedIn is the ideal tool for reinforcing or building those connections through online networking. The platform was originally built to help companies and recruiters find qualified candidates to fill positions and is a search engine similar to Google.
Therefore, understanding how search engines work can also help leverage LinkedIn to your benefit. It may even enable you to get found on LinkedIn when someone searches for someone to fill a position.
Wishing and hoping that someone will find you simply doesn't work anymore. You do need a plan, not a nonchalant attitude. Your plan must be coupled with proper strategies and tactics to successfully get found on LinkedIn.
In my virtual presentation, I will cover the above topics and also touch on target marketing, branding (online image, reputation), increasing visibility, etc. I will also answer questions from job seekers.
I have been coaching individuals and doing LinkedIn presentations since 2009. In 2017 I was chosen as one of only 10 LinkedIn members in English speaking countries to help facilitate conversations and assist members in the LinkedIn Forums for the community team pilot. The program was extended quarterly after the initial trial for one year when in-house LinkedIn personnel took over.
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.
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 >
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
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
'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!