"I bring out what is awesome inside every person so that it can live in the world and make a real difference. I believe that a leadership communications coach brings out the best in leaders so they can bring out the best in the people they lead."
I recently gave a keynote speech entitled "Connect More Deeply" at the Hope Global Forum in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by a non-profit called Operation Hope. I've attached my edited speech transcript here. May it help you connect more deeply with one person today. You are not alone.
Few things are more comforting than knowing that someone else has been there before, has experienced what you've experienced, and can give you that beam of hope that light truly is right around the corner.
My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.
What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.
I like to joke that I am on the cutting edge of corporate speaking in more ways than one. I didn't get here because I'm particularly tech-savvy, jargon-heavy or industry-driven either, it's because I'm a professional sword swallower.