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  • Eliminate the Fear of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

    Susan Neustrom, Author, Speaker, Nonprofit Executive Director, Leading to Action

    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. author of “The Comfort Zone Illusion-Leaving your comfort zone is not so hard after all.”

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  • Awaken: How to Motivate the Unmotivated

    Susan Neustrom, Author, Speaker, Nonprofit Executive Director, 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 >

    Susan Neustrom, Ed.D. Nonprofit Executive Director, speaker, and author of “The Comfort Zone Illusion-Leaving your comfort zone is not so hard after all.”
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  • You Can Still Win, It’s Your Choice

    Will (William) Ramey, President, ABBA Teaching Institute

    Here’s the good news… You are closer than you think to making better choices. No matter your current position, you can become the driving force behind lasting change. You can be the catalyst who ignites innovation, inspires action, and initiates new possibilities. MORE >

    Shawn discussions the choices that we make and the ripple effect our choices cause in professional and personal lives with family, friends and colleagues. A number of examples of are used from the author's professional and personal life as illustrations of some excellent choices and really bad decisions made.
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  • Seeing Into Strength

    Robert Kingett, Journalist, Freelance

    Despite being born blind and raised in an abusive environment, Investigative reporter Robert Kingett is now achieving his goals and is a journalist and campaigner. He inspires others to find lost or hidden confidence, will or drive within themselves through sharing his story. Transportation must be provided. MORE >

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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