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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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  • 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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  • The Top 10 Sales Behaviors for The Recovery

    Bill Bartlett, Owner & CEO, Corporate Strategies & Solutions, Inc. A Sandler Training Center

    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
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  • Self-Motivation: The Secret Strategy to Face Your Fear and Do It Anyway

    Cassandra Lee, President / CEO, SSANEE Training & Consulting Group, Inc.

    In “Self-Motivation: The Secret Strategy to Face Your Fear and Do It Anyway,” you will learn from Cassandra “D.I.V.A. of Dialog™” Lee insight about the concepts of self-motivation and fear. In addition, you will analyze ways in which self-motivation can help you to overcome your fear. Moreover, you will receive three (3) practical strategies to help you tap into your self-motivation so you can face your fear and do it anyway. MORE >

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  • 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 >

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  • You Have Everything You Need To Succeed!

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

    In This Session Cherise Nicole speaks from a chapter in her book "You Can Soar" on You Have Everything You Need To Succeed! Cherise encourages listeners that they already have everything they need for success RIGHT NOW! She encourages people to stop waiting for "perfect conditions" before moving forward pursuing their dreams. MORE >

    People are waiting on your creativity, your crazy invention, your amazing recipe, your book, and your home product solution. As long as you're convinced that you need more money, more time, or another degree you'll never get started. It only takes paper and pen to write a business plan, when you believe in yourself, others believe as well and you will attract everything else you need.
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  • The Success Principles

    Nancy Belda, President, Nancy Belda

    Jack Canfield, author and co-creator of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and "The Success Principles", shares in his book, 64 "principles" on how to get to where you want to go. Nancy shares examples, stories and her brand of humor to illustrate some of the most important principles that success driven individuals make a daily habit of performing. MORE >

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  • Awaken: How to Motivate the Unmotivated

    Susan Neustrom, Ed.D., Life, 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 >

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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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  • Seeing Into Strength

    Robert Kingett, Author

    In this uplifting keynote, Robert Kingett will share details about his life and how he overcame his abusive home situation to be a strong advocate for others. This talk will inspire you to make the change you'd like to see happen in the world, as well as instill wisdom and hope throughout the presentation. MORE >

    Robert inspires others to find lost or hidden confidence, will or drive within themselves through sharing his story.

    This session will last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour but time can be negotiable.

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