Before you look below, I'd like to share how I approach every keynote speech:
No ego. I used to run a speaking agency, and I learned that most speakers are ego-driven, entitled, insecure, and inflexible. I pride myself on being the exact opposite.
- Be tactical. It's my job to create an experience that will better your organization, not just tell a pretty story or make people feel good for a moment. That means teaching tools, designing ways for people to look at things differently, and genuinely creating opportunities for people to be moved.
- Listen closely. I listen as much as I speak. My keynotes almost always have people stepping forward to tell their stories or using our anonymous, proprietary platform where people share from their phones in real-time. That's where the magic is.
- Partner up. I customize every talk I do to meet your goals. I will be your partner before, during, and after the event to make sure that we accomplish what you set you to do with your event in the first place.
What's Your Big Lie?
What’s Your Big Lie? (WYBL) is a breakthrough mental health program based on the premise that each of us is living a big lie — and that it’s okay. It has grown from a simple idea to over 250 events across North America in 18 months, capturing the attention of over 200,000 people.
The Unspoken Workplace
In all companies, there is a gap between the ideal working environment and the mindset of its employees and leadership. In an interactive keynote or workshop, we uncover the unspoken biases, frustrations and pain points that are robbing employees and managers of feeling psychologically safe. We do this using our proprietary technology which enables anonymous sharing, preventing the fear of embarrassment and fostering challenging discussions on the deeper issues impacting any workplace or institution.
Leading with Vulnerability
As leaders, it's easy to fall into the trap of portraying what we believe others want to see from us. We tend to mask our personality, hide our feelings, and otherwise "fake it until we make it." Yet, the reality is that wearing a mask as a leader creates enormous strain on our mental wellness, and has been proven to hinder our efforts to lead. So why do we do it? And what’s the alternative?