Speaking

Live your words.

It’s about making a connection.

I have been blessed with an endless curiosity which, in turn, has helped me live a fascinating life. I love sharing stories from my journey. Mostly, I like teaching and making a connection with people.

When I am a keynote speaker or leading a workshop, whether there are five people or five hundred, my objective is the same: to entertain and to educate.  I am bold, compassionate, articulate and funny (graveyard humor is important in my line of work!).

I have spoken on a wide range of business and human issues but generally, I enjoy leading discussions on difficult topics. The uncomfortable stuff. The things that most people hope just go away. I find that the messier the subject matter – the more we learn and the closer we become to one another.  Below is a sample of some past keynote speaking topics.

Interested in hiring me for a Virtual or Live Speaking Engagement or a Workshop?  Please go to the Contact Us . Tell me more about your organization, the date of the event and the type of subjects that you are interested in hearing.

Past Audiences Have Included

Sample of Topics

Less Than Zero:
Less Than Zero:
What do you do when you are past the bottom? When others already have you buried? When you don’t have cash, credit, time or will power – what do you do? In this dynamic session, I share stories of extreme corporate survival. Stories of companies that were already pronounced dead before they hired me. I teach techniques of how a company can absolutely succeed even when they appear to have absolutely nothing.
What do you do when you are past the bottom? When others already have you buried? When you don’t have cash, credit, time or will power – what do you do? In this dynamic session, I share stories of extreme corporate survival. Stories of companies that were already pronounced dead before they hired me. I teach techniques of how a company can absolutely succeed even when they appear to have absolutely nothing.
Crushed:
Crushed:
Owning and managing a business has unrelenting demands that can overwhelm even the strongest and most resilient people. In this session, I share stories from years of having to manage at lightning speed and always having to choose between bad and worse. I teach techniques that alleviate pressure and struggle from the life of an entrepreneur and manager
Owning and managing a business has unrelenting demands that can overwhelm even the strongest and most resilient people. In this session, I share stories from years of having to manage at lightning speed and always having to choose between bad and worse. I teach techniques that alleviate pressure and struggle from the life of an entrepreneur and manager
Landmines of a Financial Crisis:
Landmines of a Financial Crisis:
Your once healthy business is on the brink of financial ruin. It’s going down and the world around you is unfamiliar. The predators are lingering and you are not sure what you should do? In this session, I teach how to distinguish and negotiate with your biggest threats. I help you understand the difference between a bear, a shark and a vulture…and, how to survive all of them.
Your once healthy business is on the brink of financial ruin. It’s going down and the world around you is unfamiliar. The predators are lingering and you are not sure what you should do? In this session, I teach how to distinguish and negotiate with your biggest threats. I help you understand the difference between a bear, a shark and a vulture…and, how to survive all of them.
Live Forever:
Live Forever:
A business is a living entity. When a business dies a community dies. In this session, I share stories from companies that I managed that were more than 100 years old. I illuminate the power of business and people working together. From my experience, I share the wisdom of others that can help companies truly live forever.
A business is a living entity. When a business dies a community dies. In this session, I share stories from companies that I managed that were more than 100 years old. I illuminate the power of business and people working together. From my experience, I share the wisdom of others that can help companies truly live forever.

A struggling business does not have to die.