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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 >
Awaken: How to Motivate the Unmotivated
Susan Neustrom, Ed.D., Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker, Educator, Leading to Action
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 >
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!
Courage Is The Master of Fear
Cherise N Ragland, Producer, Actress, Public Speaker, Author
Cherise Nicole speaks from a Chapter in her book "You Can Soar" on Courage Being The Master of Fear. Sometimes life's blows damage people's confidence and leave them with a broken or bruised wing? How can one soar when they've been broken on the inside? Cherise will motivate people to move out of their comfort zone and extinguish the excuses and lies that cripple people from moving forward in life. She motivates listeners to action! MORE >
Emotions Can Be A Trusted Guide and Helpful Friend
Laura Lewis-Barr, Founder, Training 4 Breakthroughs
Emotions are a form of intelligence that is 80K times faster than the “higher thinking” rational brain. Learning to understand and manage our emotions means that we can utilize this form of intelligence to make better decisions, and manage our work and relationships so that we are happier, healthier, and more productive. Learn scientifically proven ways to manage your emotions and how to better understand their power and purpose. MORE >
Find Your True Calling
Kathleen Peterson, Coach, Trainer & Muse, Equinox Associates, Inc.
Avoid the 3 Common Mistakes Professional Women Make that Keep Them Stuck in the Status Quo (and Away From the Life They Crave) MORE >During this 3-hour workshop you'll discover:
• The 7 keys to bring your True Calling into vivid focus;
• A powerful method to create time for your True Calling, EVEN with a hectic schedule;
• An easy-to-follow, 3-STEP SYSTEM to sustain long-term success and live the life you were always meant to have.
You have a unique purpose on this planet. Are you using your gifts to the fullest?
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.
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.
Keeping the main thing, the main thing
R. Brady Johnson, USAF Veteran, Stroke Survivor, Author
Growing up as a youth, my mother was a college educator, and my father was the President of the 2nd largest School Board in Illinois.I played football and Baseball, and sung for The Pepsi Generation Singer. I began to struggle with my grades, and my mother said that I needed to "keep the main thing, the main thing". She suggested that I use, what she said as the three F's, and yes,I thought of one. The three F's, Focus, Fun, and Friends,and I have used them through life. I am a successful, retired member of the USAF, I have been a sports agent, working with 22 NFL players, a motivational speaker, and now I am a Natural Bodybuilding. I have held on to "Keeping the main thing the main thing", and the three F's!!! MORE >
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 >