Speaker Topics

All topics below can be delivered as keynote or workshop format. 

 

 

Speaker Topic Areas

All sessions 1 hour in length.  Additional time can be added for post-speaking workshop activities if requested by client (subject to additional charges).

GENERAL BUSINESS BUSINESS

 

Diversity

Companies who do take the time to understand power of diversity and how to harness through their labor force and customer base will struggle through growth over the next decade and beyond.   Through this featured speaking engagement we will discuss how value propositions of gender, ethnic and age diversity, among other areas, that have demonstrated positive implications for business performance and operations.  

Women in the Workplace

The 21st century belongs to the woman.   Women represent more than 70 percent of consumer spending and represent roughly 50 percent of all college graduates yet account for less than a third of all management level roles within major Fortune 500 companies.   Breaking the glass ceiling requires initial corporate strategy, meaningful programs and policies and an awareness of how women lead. Through this keynote we will explore significant entrepreneurial and/or corporate examples of women in leadership and strategies for engagement and advancement.

Entrepreneurship

More than 90% of the US Economy is comprised of the contributions of entrepreneurial small business leaders.   Through this keynote we will explore common challenges faced by entrepreneurs - strategies to overcome them - as well as key trends and advancements across industry that are helping companies to rapidly scale.  

The Bootstrapping Entrepreneur:  How to Start a Business with No Investment Capital

Where you may be seeking a traditional business loan or venture investment, access to capital is one of the most difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurs.  In this keynote we will discuss strategies for building a business on a budget, using your own capital, and still achieving success. We will also look at examples of highly successful entrepreneurs who have leveraged practices to grow their companies with limited funds, their philosophies and how you can leverage these principles for your own company.

Meet the New Unicorns: Understanding  Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Women Entrepreneurs

African American women represent 56.9% of all Black-owned businesses in the US.   They also saw a 322% increase in total number of firms from 2007 to 2012. Latina firms saw a 186% growth during this same time period.  Making them the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation. Who are these new ‘unicorns’? What industries are they building businesses in?  What opportunities and challenges do they face? This keynote aims to shed light on an oft under-tapped but high potential segment of entrepreneurs: minority women.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Thinking Like a CEO

When I was a child I thought like a child… now that I am the CEO I think like a boss.   Going from employee to CEO mindset can be a challenge for new entrepreneurs. You are now responsible for every aspect of the business.  Every decision you make - or don’t make - has financial implications. Are you thinking like a CEO or an employee? In this session we will discuss how focusing your energy on strategy, growth, partnerships and understanding operations are the most optimal uses of your time as head of household.

Building Business Teams

Just like any team, whether sports, family or work, understanding roles and the implications of new additions is critical to running a functioning and well oiled machine.   Do you know who you need next? What skill-sets or personality traits they will need to be successful in their role and to the growing business? In this session we will explore the critical roles every entrepreneur or small business owner needs on their team, how to get them with finite resources and when and how to stop doing everything yourself.

Leadership

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Creating the Life You Want/Defining Success on Your Own Terms

Are you struggling to find inspiration in work or business? Do you feel stuck and limited by the parameters of your life? Is your definition of success constantly changed by external factors?  We’ve all been there. In this session we will explore true definitions of success, building a life built on happiness, and removing the self-inflicted limitations that are hindering you from having the life you really want and deserve.

Anxiety and Achievement: Overcoming Fear, Doubt and Anxiousness to Reach Your Fullest Potential

Do you think about what success could look like and become paralyzed by feelings of doubt, anxiousness and worry?  Do you say to yourself, “I wish I could do … but I don’t have what it takes to be successful”? Does your lack of self-belief keep you from achieving your dreams?  In this session we will explore how anxiety, fear and self-doubt keep us from reaching our fullest potential - even for what appear to be the highest of achievers, and how to overcome to achieve success.

Gaining Perspective:  Strategies to Best Achieve Work-Life Balance

Do you think about what success could look like and become paralyzed by feelings of doubt, anxiousness and worry?  Do you say to yourself, “I wish I could do … but I don’t have what it takes to be successful”? Does your lack of self-belief keep you from achieving your dreams?  In this session we will explore how anxiety, fear and self-doubt keep us from reaching our fullest potential - even for what appear to be the highest of achievers - and how to overcome to achieve success.

Using a Positive Mindset to Produce Positive Business Returns

You are what you think and inevitably what you speak, so what exactly are you saying about yourself and your possibilities?  Building a positive mindset is not just for for a spiritual or yoga retreat, its also necessary in business and entrepreneurship.   If you say you will be successful, you will act to your best ability, in accordance with your thoughts, and that’s a major step toward becoming successful.   In this session we will explore how to manage your inner-thoughts of self-defeatism, how to speak positively about your goals and others and how to manifest your success one positive thought at a time.

Failing Forward: Learn How to Overcome Adversity on the Road to Success

You are what you think and inevitably what you speak, so what exactly are you saying about yourself and your possibilities?  Building a positive mindset is not just for for a spiritual or yoga retreat, it’s also necessary in business and entrepreneurship.   If you say you will be successful, you will act to your best ability, in accordance with your thoughts, and that’s a major step toward becoming successful.   In this session we will explore how to manage your inner-thoughts of self-defeatism, how to speak positively about your goals and others and how to manifest your success one positive thought at a time.