Speaking

I have been speaking publicly for more than 30 years. I have been a keynote speaker at hundreds of events for corporations, conferences, trade associations, and churches. However, I have recently cut back on the number of motivational speaking invitations I accept, in order to make room for other priorities. If you have an event you would like me to consider, please email Karla, my assistant. Here are some of the topics for selection:

Helping Your Rising Stars Shine – provides a clear and measurable process for helping new, first time managers make successful transitions from doer to leader. Any business executive who struggles with appointing new managers can use this information to define a program for helping these new superstars shine. Most companies may have a high potential program, but they fail to address common challenges faced by all new managers.

Black Leather in a Brown Shoe World – humorous look at why it is necessary to occasionally change your approach to leadership much as fashion styles change. You at least need to check your style periodically to be sure you can connect with your tribe.

Change Management: Why Most Companies Don’t Get It – business has been and always will be about change. Some companies have no methodology to implement change. Others have a program, but fail at it routinely. This presentation explores the valleys and turns of making change work.

S.T.R.I.V.E. for Job Search Success – informative and inspiring look at the process to build an effective job search effort. Provides introspective ideas for framing your career transition activities. People who have lost jobs or who are looking for better employment opportunities should hear this program. Get the FREE resource guide HERE

Change me Lord! – Special presentation for faith based audiences, looking at the ways the Bible encourages change in our lives.

12.5 Ways to Get Ahead on LinkedIn – Popular seminar for professionals just getting started on social media. This event is focused on key principles that boost your web brand and give you a jump start for effectively using LinkedIn. Doug’s book by the same title and this program were featured in Fortune magazine in 2010. The updates are current and available for presentation.