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The Legacy Project
Executive Coach, Speaker, Facilitator
Recognized as a courageous and resilient role model, Lynn inspires corporate delegates with compelling and transformational messages grounded in the Neuroscience of Leadership, her specialty. This is further enhanced by her moving life story, which resonates across diverse audiences. Over 27 successful years, Lynn has built a reputation for improving corporate performance though empowering leaders and teams, building trust and optimising revenue. She ensures that the brief is met, the message sticks and the ‘Power-skills’ are put into practice! POWERFUL TALKS AND WORKSHOPS • Thrive 2021 • NeuroLeadership • Building a Culture of Trust • The Currency of Trust • Pandemic Power-Skills • Leading Virtual Teams • Sales: Brain-Savvy Selling 2021 CREDIBILITY • Exceptional outcomes - virtual and in-person • Experienced speaker and workshop presenter • Inspiring personal story • Executive education faculty member • Cross-industry experience in corporates International Executive Coach, Consultant, Facilitator and Speaker Managing Director of Symbiota Leadership Institute MSc. degree in Professional Development in the Neuroscience of Leadership (Middlesex University, UK). Extensive corporate experience PhD. Candidate at University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Interviewed on media platforms: radio, TV & print. Power- skills, passionately imparted Leadership and team success- inspired at all levels Delegates engaged through powerful insights and life-changing shifts Measurable results delivered through behavioural change Focused on implementation and results
Executive Coach, Speaker, Facilitator
Having enjoyed an illustrious career that has cemented Colonel Ron Garan’s place as one of the world’s most…
United States of America
Having enjoyed an illustrious career that has cemented Colonel Ron Garan’s place as one of the world’s most influential individuals, the iconic father of three is a decorated NASA astronaut, fighter pilot and test pilot, a humanitarian, and a social entrepreneur. As part of a select group of individuals who have been fortunate enough to see the world from space, Ron champions his “orbital perspective” message to improve life on earth. Ron is celebrated not just for his research in space but also for his humanitarian contribution to life on earth. A thirty-year career in the US Air Force and NASA has given Ron a unique perspective on how teams function under stress. Ron has been a member of several high-performing teams in combat, during high-risk test flights, and in dealing with life-or-death aircraft emergencies—which have forged a process to turn stress into performance. Ron merges those lessons with his entrepreneurial and corporate executive experience, providing unique insights for organizations facing tough challenges. The idea of strapping yourself to a rocket filled with 4 million pounds of explosives forces one to learn and accept new technology. Many of the problems facing organizations today have technological solutions. However, we can’t just slap a technical Band-Aid on a problem and expect it to go away. Success occurs when we take a holistic approach to technical solutions. Using real-world examples, Ron navigates the benefits and unintended consequences of technology in an increasingly interdependent landscape. Keynotes & Speeches Taking Ron’s orbital perspective, audiences learn to look beyond what separates us and to recognize that we’re are all in this together, on one common mission. Ron’s career as an astronaut, decorated combat fighter pilot, commercial space executive, and humanitarian offers a unique perspective to any meeting or event. His lessons from living, working, and spacewalking on the International Space Station, perhaps the most complex structure ever built, serve as a perfect illustration for collaboration. His approach has a powerful effect, allowing audiences to set aside differences, work as a team, and embrace change for a brighter future. Ron’s long-term and big-picture perspective continues to effect positive change in individuals and organizations across the planet. Core Topics <strong>Leadership & Risk Management</strong> Ron’s strategy allowed him to effectively navigate risk while flying in combat, while pushing the envelope as a test pilot, and during two space missions and four spacewalks. Ron Garan also shares how he has applied his strategy to risk in his many entrepreneurial endeavors. Key Takeaways: <ul> <li>Risk is the price we pay for a greater benefit.</li> <li>Maintaining the “tried and true” in rapidly changing environments can be the riskiest decision.</li> <li>Where’s the way out if everything goes south?</li> </ul> <strong>Finding Unity in Divisive Times</strong> Highly engaging and inspiring, Ron Garan uses the International Space Station and many other examples of profound collaboration to drive home the incredible power of being able to set aside our differences and work together toward a shared goal. Key Takeaways: Work as one team to achieve overarching goals. Break down silos in your organization. Build a foundation of trust. <strong>Embracing Change & Technology</strong> The business landscape has been changed in part by positive things like revolutionary technical innovations, powerful new ways to reach consumers and customers, an explosion of collaborative tools, and many other positive trends that together are rewriting the fundamentals of business. Change is also caused by the disruption and uncertainty all around us. We are living through very uncertain times, and many factors impacting our business operations. Change and uncertainty can cause us to shrink and become more conservative in our business approaches, or we can see them as opportunities. In order to successfully capitalize on the opportunities that are all around us, we need to take a holistic approach and strive to see how everything fits together. In today’s climate, the riskiest course of action is to simply continue to do what worked yesterday. Key Takeaways: Turn problems and challenges into opportunities. Take advantage of revolutionary new ways to reach customers and consumers. Zooming out allows us to see who has the pieces of the puzzle and what picture they form. <strong>Corporate Social Responsibility</strong> Business enterprise has the incredible power either to destroy our world by clinging to a two-dimensional, us-versus-them, winner-take-all mind-set at all costs, or to save our world by embracing the reality of the interdependent nature of all things and incorporating a new paradigm of long-term thinking and profound collaboration. Companies that cling to the old models will begin to see themselves being left behind and will have to adapt, evolve, and take on a much more cooperative approach to keep up with the economic growth that true collaboration will spark. Key Takeaways: Learn how to write corporate social responsibility into the DNA of your organization. Open and transparent collaboration will fuel tremendous economic growth. The three-key pillars are: interdependence, profound collaboration, long-term thinking. <strong>Innovation & Planetary Stewardship</strong> We can take an environmentally sustainable business approach while developing new and exciting products and services, creating more jobs, and increasing profitability. Issues such as global warming, deforestation, ocean acidification, and biodiversity loss can’t be addressed as stand-alone issues when in reality, they are symptoms of an underlying root problem, which is that we do not see ourselves as planetary. Key Takeaways: We don’t live on a globe. Go after the root cause rather than the symptom. Work with our biosphere, not against it.
ENTREPRENEUR, STRATEGIST, DISRUPTOR
Cape Town, Western Cape
Throughout his career, Colin has focused on designing and implementing solutions that bring positive benefits to the communities and stakeholders the organisations serve. His specific focus in his own words…“Most organisations develop and execute strategies that are no longer appropriate to deal with the existential threats that disruptive technologies bring. It’s incredibly satisfying working with today’s leaders to design models that allow them to adapt and win in this exponentially changing world.” Whether presenting, facilitating or consulting, Colin mixes his professional experiences with humour, deep research and razor-sharp intellect to ensure his audiences stretch their thinking as to where the real threats lie, and whether their organisation, their division or their teams are equipped to deal with these threats. Before setting up his own innovation consultancy, Colin was held various Managing Director roles at Barclays and Standard Bank, founded the award-winning Equinox Leadership Centre and helped instigate the creation of The African Institute of Financial Markets Risk Management at UCT. <strong>Keynotes that challenge your thinking</strong> If you simply want to learn more about exponential technologies then Google is your friend. If, on the other hand, you want an interactive, tailored keynote, that will be provocative, humorous and will challenge your audience to consider how they must think differently to survive in an exponential world, then let’s connect. <strong>Workshops that challenge your approach</strong> The business models that were critical to your organisation's success, are now becoming your biggest threat. Colin offers a range of leadership workshops which explore the impact of exponential technologies on organisational processes, introduces models that the fastest growing companies in the world are using and shows you and your teams practical steps that can be taken immediately to experiment with these new ideas. All workshops can be run online for groups of 10 and upwards.
ENTREPRENEUR, STRATEGIST, DISRUPTOR
Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter
United States of America
Peter Himmelman is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter, Himmelman’s distinguished career spans four decades. As the author of the best-selling book, Let Me Out!, and founder of the creativity consultancy, Big Muse, Himmelman channels his experience as a working artist to help corporate teams and senior executives transform their approaches to innovation, experimentation, and teamwork. Himmelman engages your team in an interactive experience that will leave everyone more trusting, self-confident, and connected, generating a lasting effect that echoes beyond anyone workshop or keynote. With timeless albums like This Father’s Day and From Strength to Strength, Peter Himmelman won a permanent place in the hearts of countless rock fans. Now, the Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician channels his decades of experience in the creative arts to help companies build trust and resilience across their organization, fostering teams that are stronger, more innovative, and more engaged. Peter Himmelman is the founder of Big Muse, a creative consultancy whose clients include the Gap, Adobe, McDonald’s, and other Fortune 500s. He’s delivered his interactive programs to senior executives and students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. His critically acclaimed book, Let Me Out, systemizes and simplifies the often arduous challenge of turning an idea into a reality. Peter first came into the public eye as the frontman for the Minneapolis rock ‘n’ roll band, Sussman Lawrence. In the 1980s, he launched a successful solo career, earning a reputation as “rock’s most imaginative performer.” A committed family man and father of four, Himmelman limited his time touring in order to be with his family and eventually took a 9-to-5 job composing television scores so that he could spend more time at home. He wrote the soundtrack for the highly popular drama Bones for four seasons and received numerous accolades for his work on the series Judging Amy, including an Emmy nod for his song, “The Best Kind of Answer.” In addition to helping corporate teams across the U.S. access and unleash their own creativity, Himmelman continues to write and perform new music. His insights on innovation have been published in Forbes, Time, and the Huffington Post. <strong>Peter Himmelman’s Speech Descriptions</strong> Boosting your organization’s innovation and productivity isn’t about “making your people more creative.” It’s about making an environment where your people feel free to exercise their natural creativity. Musician and innovation expert, Peter Himmelman engages your team in an interactive experience that will leave everyone more trusting, self-confident, and connected – the very dynamic needed to foster new ideas and growth. With over ten years of experience creating in a corporate environment, Himmelman has a firsthand understanding of common constraints to creativity and growth as well as how to overcome them. Since founding Big Muse in 2011, he’s helped organizations like Adobe, 20th Century FOX, and the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute implement his methods hands-on, generating a lasting effect that echoes beyond anyone workshop or keynote. <strong>Teams In Perfect Harmony: Creative Collaboration</strong> Learn to develop an instant trust that will make your team powerfully co-creative. You need four things to grow your business. • Better creativity • Better processes • Better solutions • Better products The glue that holds any team together and allows these things to happen is trust. It’s trust alone that reduces fear and allows teams to become co-creative. The magic of Big Muse is that it allows you to quickly create trust. So often Peter is asked: “Can you help make our people more creative”? Through experience, he’s found that that particular challenge has less to do with “making people more creative” than it does with developing an environment that’s more trusting. The people you employ have gone through an arduous vetting process. They work for you because you believe they are highly competent and highly intelligent. You pay them well for that competency. Knowing that, Peter doesn’t frame the solution around “bringing out” creativity, but rather, on how to create the trust that allows it to effortlessly shine forth. A few years back, he had an experience working with a large company that drove this idea home in a powerful way. Like many other organizations, they asked him: “Can you help make our young leaders more comfortable with creativity?” On the day of the workshop, Peter Himmelman was dismayed to see members of the company’s upper management team in positions around the room wearing grim faces, each of them holding clipboards in their hands, and taking notes on the performance of each of these young leaders as he went through his program. ‘How could anyone be expected to be creative in this hostile —almost punitive environment?’ he wondered. Peter learned a simple, but an essential lesson that day: Intelligent people are creative by nature, all they need is an environment of trust and their creativity will burst forth. Whether it’s a workshop or a keynote, Big Muse’s special advantage over other programs is that Peter uses creativity to generate creativity. He’s not pedantic. He doesn’t overdose people with Powerpoint. Most importantly, he doesn’t just yammer on about data points, or what the research says; he engages your people in visceral, creative projects that allow them to actualize the information. Whether it’s song, poetry, artwork, or storytelling, Peter and his team put together an experience that will leave your people feeling more trusting of one another, more connected to the mission of your company, and most importantly, more trusting in their own creative capacities. <strong>Amping Up Innovation: Silencing Marv The Inner Critic</strong> MARV: Majorly Afraid of Revealing Vulnerability®. If you’re human, you’re already well acquainted with MARV. He’s the voice of fear in all of us. We know from experience that Marv works too hard. He’s terrified of failure, shame and vulnerability. As our internal-critic, Marv’s job is to protect us from those “awful things”. (And he takes his job seriously!) When Marv offers us his negative judgment, he’s only trying to help. But in doing so he stymies our growth and creativity. Taming him will lead your organization to greater competitiveness, adaptability to rapid change, and to greater productivity overall. This Big Muse program gives participants techniques to short-circuit the brain’s native tendency towards fear, which allows them access to new creative possibilities. M.A.R.V. stands for (Majorly Afraid of Revealing Vulnerability®). Marv is our metaphor for your internal critic. Learn to silence him, fearlessly share your ideas, be deeply creative, and grow in your personal and professional life. Your people will learn key tools to keep Marv at bay while they free their minds to do their best work. Employees that are overly focused on negative judgment, whether externally imposed, or from their own destructive thinking, may well be the single biggest inhibitor to your company’s success. While other programs and speakers simply speak to the issue of overcoming fear, Big Muse programs are super-interactive. This interactivity includes having your people write original songs (whether individually or in groups) about key company concerns, new outlooks, social issues (you name it), songs that will later be performed by the Big Muse band and myself to create a powerfully resounding culmination to the session. Instead of being told how to act or how to feel, participants in a Big Muse session absorb information in a potent, visceral, and unforgettable manner. Developing Effective Leaders It’s axiomatic; if you can’t self-reflect, you can’t know yourself. If you can’t know yourself you can’t lead your own growth. If you can’t lead your own growth you can’t lead others. Learn to take control of your career and your life, so both you and your teams can perform better and lead more fulfilling lives. One of the keys to being resilient in these times of unceasing flux and disruption is not only to know your values, but to examine them, to write about them, and then… to make a plan to bring those values into every part of your life. Words like courage, loyalty, honor, and integrity have sadly fallen into disuse. They are considered by many to be things found only in old movies and on Hallmark greeting cards. Peter and Big Muse think about those words very differently. They believe that core values are what’s missing in today’s mercurial business climate; a sometimes, less than humane place, where many leaders appear to be clawing their way to some mythical “top” —in spite of the consequences to stakeholders, employees, and society at large. They also believe that a deep exploration into values, ideas of purpose, and of an overall sense of contributing to mankind, is not only moral, it makes strategic business sense as well. Here’s why: You may have read the studies, they’re everywhere; the ones that say that employee disengagement is at an all-time high —around 70% internationally. That means that 70% percent of your people are just phoning it in. Those same studies point out a figure that’s even more disturbing; 20% of that 70% are actually working against the goals of your company, they are conspiring against precisely what you are working towards. Peter Himmelman – Change Innovation feels strongly that disengagement at that level comes about when people sense the company they are working for does not have strong values. They become dissatisfied when they think the only mission statement is to shore up the bottom line. While keeping numbers up should be a priority, if that’s all your company stands for in the minds of your employees, it’s going to be nigh on impossible to keep them around for long. As human beings, we are motivated far more by a sense of purpose than we are by simply filling our personal coffers. In this important session, (primarily geared to upper management), Peter creates conversation around both the costs and the benefits of allowing talented people to their creative muscles, to utilize their native creativity, and to put their innovative solutions to good use. Clearly, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Increasing Employee Engagement Experimentation is a necessary part of your path to success. Learn to treat it as a positive experience so that it becomes a catalyst, rather than an inhibitor to personal and professional growth. Without the ability to try new things, employees become bored, and their boredom invariably leads to frustration. That frustration leads them to either, look for another job, or stick around to become a member of the aforementioned, 70% disengagement club, (or worse, the 20% company saboteur club)! Peter knows a young woman who works for a large international food chain. After hearing her speak about her frustration with having to deal with the company’s complex hierarchy and its intrusion into even the smallest decisions, he felt her pain. She admitted two things that stuck with him: 1.) She could accomplish so much more at her job if only she were given the opportunity to implement some of her own solutions to existing problems. 2.) She puts in only three hours of valuable work per week. The rest of the time she deals with a snail-paced, creativity-stifling bureaucracy. In this Big Muse session, Peter Himmelman doesn’t simply talk; he creates active scenarios in which leaders can safely explore their fears around experimentation. He creates a lasting resilience to those fears so that they no longer stand in the way of achieving your goals of retaining talent, recruiting talent, and staying competitive. As human beings, we are motivated far more by a sense of purpose than we are by simply filling our personal coffers. Without the ability to try new things, employees become bored, and their boredom invariably leads to frustration. Engagement isn’t a survey or a point on a graph; engagement is people coming together with passion to find creative solutions that make real, tangible change.
Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter
John Smit was one of International Rugby’s most successful Captains and players of all time. He was the…
John Smit was one of International Rugby’s most successful Captains and players of all time. He was the captain of the Springboks, the South African Rugby team (ending his career with 111 Springbok caps), leading the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007 and was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2011. After ending his rugby career with Saracens in the UK John took up the position of CEO of Sharks Rugby showing, he is just as good of the field as he was on it. He divides his time currently between Durban where he lives with his family and JHB where he is employed with SSG Holdings. John keeps his hand in the game that gave him so much by sitting on the SA Rugby Board on various committees and is CEO of the World Rugby Centurions Club. Definition of Success: Success is a highlight, something that you can draw as a picture on a white board. Success is something you measure in time as you go along. My life was measured by success every weekend on a Saturday after every match, John Smit – Rugby Legend knew whether I was successful or not because of the result of the team. Now in this environment it’s very much unlike that although the measurement of success is similar because you try and look at how the company is performing, how the team is going, how the ticket sales are going but your performance is not something that you can actually gauge on a weekly basis purely from a result that is adjudicated by one man. Success is how close and how fast it takes you to get to achieving the goal that you’ve set. In a week as a rugby player, it’s very easy, your goal is to win the game and if you accomplish that then the result is easy to assess. In business, it’s far more difficult, you’ve got to set goals, you’ve got set a process to get there, you’ve got to try make sure that you do not waste time because it’s not something that is judged every single week, so you got to create times where you judge yourself. I am Driven by Success: Whatever I do, I want to leave it in a better state than how I found it. If I’m a part of a team, I want to know that when I leave, the team is in a better position than when I got there. What drives me now is that my time here, when it comes to an end, people can say, “Sherbet, there was a huge amount that happened in this business” and I can leave a positive legacy. Every one of us is driven by the fact that we would like to leave a legacy. The Difference Between good and great: People who are ‘great ‘at what they do are continually driven by the detail and by a passion for implementing their ideas into actual actions (which is a difficult thing). People who are only ‘good’ may have unbelievably great ideas but they just do not know how to close deals and actually action these ideas into becoming a reality. Greatness comes through an application of great thoughts and ideas into making things happen. It really comes down to implementation The Meaning of Life: If you think of your last day on earth and about those who are around you, who have been in your life, (your family, your friends the family you create), the example you set with your life for your kids. You will only really know when you eventually go and see from above, who has actually rocked up at your funeral to say goodbye. John Smit – Rugby Legend suppose it’s those actions and how you have lead your life that is important to see if you have actually understood the meaning of life.
THE JAMES BOND OF MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING
United States of America
Kenyon Salo is one of the top keynote speakers and trainers in the fields of inspiration, leadership, and adventure. One of only five members on the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydive Team, he is seen each week during game season flying into the Denver Broncos Stadium at 60+mph, ending with a soft tip-toe landing on the ten yard line. He brings to the stage over 20+ years of successful audience engagement through humor, awe-inspiring moments, prolific storytelling, and ‘edge-of-the seat’ content. With over 6,000 skydives under his belt and travels that have taken him all around the world, he’s determined to live life to the fullest and help others do the same. Through his passions for adventure, storytelling, and connecting with people, he found a simple process to guide others on a path to what most of us crave – living a more fulfilled life. His goal through his engagements is to deliver a powerful and heart-touching message on the possibility of how amazing life can be through providing actionable steps that will help any audience, both personally and professionally, embark on a path to achieve anything they desire. Fast Facts: <ul> <li>Master Trainer and Speaker of more than 300,000 people</li> <li>Trainer for a National Social Media Campaign for Fortune 500 Company</li> <li>Featured on NFL Films, ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV, NFL Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydive Team</li> <li>Performed Stand-Up Comedy at Denver Comedy Works</li> <li>Travelled to 49/50 US States and 31+ Countries</li> <li>Photographer, Adventure Video Creator</li> <li>6,000+ Skydives</li> <li>450+ BASE Jumps</li> <li>2 Amazing Kids</li> </ul> Kenyon’s mission is to give your event the next generation of keynote presentation experiences. He is a speaker with the elements of a James Bond character; carrying confidence across the stage, paying close attention to detail, dominating technology, dressing to kill and always striving to connect deeply with his audiences. He stays cool under pressure while bringing attendees through an immersive experience of what it means to live a Bucket List Life. James Bond is one of those heroes that most people can believe in, relate to and truly connect with – He’s an ordinary person who uses his gadgets and creativity to do extraordinary things. Just like 007, Kenyon shares effective tools to empower attendees to walk away from the event feeling ready to take on the world. This is achieved while keeping the organizers in mind so that they can rest assured knowing that Kenyon will do everything in his power to make their lives as easy as possible, from the moment contact is initiated all the way through high-fiving after a successful event and beyond. Now that you know all about Kenyon, it’s time to take action and empower your audience to live the life they deserve. Introduction Kenyon kicks off the keynote with a bang by getting attendees out of their seats, high fiving their neighbors, and celebrating each other for being at the event. Following the dynamic start, Kenyon solicits an agreement from the audience to provide their undivided attention for the remainder of the presentation while setting expectations of how the keynote has the potential to change their lives should they choose to fully participate. At this point, the true keynote begins as Kenyon brings everyone into his world by taking them on a journey through his first NFL stadium skydive demo with the Denver Broncos Team Thunderstorm. This entertaining story helps Kenyon segue seamlessly into the first principle and allows for the audience to learn more about who he is, what he believes in, and provides an example of how anyone can actualize their dreams when they commit themselves to living a Bucket List Life. Step 1: Create More Experiences The first principle of living the life people truly desire is to focus on the self by creating new experiences that allow anyone to grow into their dreams and break-free from the comfort zone that keeps themselves chained to their old habits. In this section, Kenyon uses a 8-foot ladder (when applicable) to demonstrate the process of freeing oneself from the environment that holds people back in order to take advantage of the things that will help them achieve the dreams and goals they desire most in life. Immediately following this powerful display, he facilitates group interaction by having attendees move about the room to partner up and connect with someone they don’t know. He prompts several questions to help the audience analyze what experiences they’d like to explore and has several volunteers share with everyone before offering a sobering outlook on the importance of doing those things sooner than later. He concludes this section with a video of a recent experience that helped him find a new passion and gain a deeper relationship and connection with his own mother. Step 2: Share More Stories The second principle is to share more stories as a way to foster meaningful interactions with the people that they come across in their day to day lives. This step is important because people live in a world that is more connected than ever and somehow more lonely than ever. Through exchanging stories and creating shared experiences, people are able to communicate more deeply and easily which is fundamental for connecting with others and overall success in life. In this section, Kenyon talks about the significance of how stories have played in the development of modern society and how people’s everyday exchanges with others can deeply impact their lives, as well as other’s lives, for the better. He then goes on to share a personal story about how a seemingly ordinary day with his daughter turned into a moment that they both will remember forever. It touches upon the importance of being present and appreciating the little moments in life that go on to paint the bigger picture that anyone can and will someday look back on. After Kenyon shares, he facilitates more audience interaction by having attendees find new partners to satisfy the next prompt in regards to sharing stories. After the partners share with each other he then facilitates a group share where he has several volunteers share the stories of their partners. This has commonly lead to extremely powerful, unscripted and heart touching moments at past events. He adds some final takeaways on stories before showing another video that highlights the stories that have been created, in recent times, by his Bucket List Life community. Immediately following the video, Kenyon asks the audience about what parts of the video resonated most with them. The answers naturally lead into the next section as he unpacks part of the short montage, from the video, featuring a 96 year old woman by the name of Peggy. Step 3: Live More Fulfilled The final principle is to live more fulfilled through helping others. After someone has grown from their new experiences and connected more deeply with others through sharing stories, they will be empowered to give back to other people through their actions and acquired wisdom, which is one of the greatest things someone can do to find fulfillment in this life. This section kicks off with Kenyon having attendees return to their original chairs before bringing their attention to the metaphorical journey that they had just completed during the process of the entire event. He proceeds to breakdown the power of helping others through impactful stories and the positive physiological effects of committing acts of goodwill towards the people around them. The final powerful tool Kenyon shares, during this part of the presentation, is a story and video of how he helped a dear friend bring a selfless dream to life which would prove to become a heart-touching part of her legacy after losing her battle with Ovarian cancer. At this point, there tends to be sniffles emerging through the deep silence which proves to be a stark contrast and juxtaposition to the roar of laughter and adventure moments experienced throughout the majority of the keynote. Kenyon tactfully and gracefully livens the mood up through tasteful humor and finding the silver-lining of this story. Conclusion Kenyon’s number one priority towards the end of his keynote is to drive home everything the attendees have just experienced over the previous timeframe to get them fired up to act on the three principles of living a Bucket List Life. He ends the presentation on a high note through one final metaphorical story experience that is sure to leave everyone feeling inspired, motivated, and energized to embark on their path to excellence and fulfillment, both personally and professionally! SERVICES Kenyon Can Deliver The Following For Your Event <ul> <li>Opening Keynote</li> <li>Closing Keynote</li> <li>Breakout Session</li> <li>Full Day Training</li> <li>Event Emcee</li> </ul> He’s willing to make accommodations for events that have unique or extra requirements including: international travel, student events, charity events, etc.
THE JAMES BOND OF MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EXPERT
<strong>Ricardo Cabete is an Emotional Intelligence Expert and European Champion of Public Speaking</strong> <em>He helps Leaders and Teams to reach High Performance Results.</em> Ricardo helps people and companies around the world to reach their goals in an emotionally intelligent way with <strong>Training and Keynotes</strong> with practical content. Ricardo has held events in <strong>14 countries from 4 continents.</strong> <strong>Some of Ricardo´s International Clients:</strong> Novartis | BNP Paribas | YPO: Young Presidents Organization | EO: Entrepeneurs Organization | BAPCO: The Bahrain Petroleum Company | NHRA Bahrain | Sixt - Rent a Car | Origin Group | Toastmasters International | IFTDO - International Federation of Training of Development of Organizations | Aramco | GARMCO | Itaú Bank | Securitas Direct | Galp Energia | PwC | HSBC <strong>More About Ricardo Cabete:</strong> - Delivered "Action for Happiness" Training supported by The Dalai Lama - European Champion of Public Speaking (Toastmasters International) - TEDx Speaker - International Certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Coaching and NLP <strong>Corporations with Emotional Intelligence Training get:</strong> - Higher Productivity - Higher Motivation - Increased Wellbeing - Higher Performing Teams - Less Turnover - Better Communication - Better Leadership - Higher Profits Ricardo Cabete´s events are focused on skills development with <strong>science based training</strong> and a fun, interactive and high impact approach. <strong>RICARDO´S CERTIFICATIONS AND COURSES</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Post-Graduation in Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health</strong> CRIAP Institute</li> <li><strong>Emotional Intelligence Training</strong> EI Foundations - Daniel Goleman</li> <li><strong>The Science of Emotional Intelligence</strong> Institute for Health and Human Potential</li> <li><strong>International Emotional Intelligence Certification: EQ-i 2.0</strong> High Performing Systems</li> <li><strong>International Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming</strong> NLP Portugal</li> <li><strong>Degree in Applied Mathematics</strong> Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon</li> </ul> <strong>RICARDO´S KEYNOTES</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Emotional Intelligence Keynote</strong> For Corporate Events and Conference Keynotes <em>THE FIRE OF EMOTIONS</em></li> <li><strong>Motivational Keynote</strong> For Corporate Events and Conference Keynotes <em>MOTIV/ACTION</em></li> </ul> <strong>RICARDO´S TRAININGS</strong> <ul> <li>Emotional Intelligence Training</li> <li>Emotionally Intelligent Leadership</li> <li>Emotionally Intelligent Communication</li> </ul> <strong>Get Ready for Emotional Intelligence in Action!</strong>
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EXPERT
Many know Zipho Sikhakhane as a sought-after global speaker, business woman and business strategist, who…
Many know Zipho Sikhakhane as a sought-after global speaker, business woman and business strategist, who navigates the world as a mover, disrupter and a new age business expert. Zipho is the first black South African to receive a Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Stanford Univer- sity in the USA, which goes to show that Zipho is all about breaking barriers. She also holds a Business Science Honours Degree from he University of Cape Town and has completed leadership courses in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Russia, USA. Emerging from humble beginnings of growing up in a poor community in South Africa, she was driven to start her first business at the tender age of five, and has led numerous business ventures ever since. Her insights on leadership and change management emerge from having held strategic positions in world-leading organi- sations locally and internationally. Having worked in 6 continents and travelled to 30 countries, her global outlook gives her a unique perspective on local opportunities and challenges. She speaks and facilitates on the topics of leadership, change management and doing business in Africa. She is also the Founder and CEO of EMZ Advisory, which consults to executive teams and of Africa’s biggest corporations. She also invests in small businesses in East, West and Southern Africa and sits on a number of boards. KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS CUSTOMISED FOR WOMENS MONTH <strong>Effective Self-leadership in Changing Times</strong> We should all take responsibility for leading ourselves and our organisations to suc- cess. The talk will covers how individuals can better positioned to respond and thrive in the current environment of constant change and uncertainty. It starts with first understanding how to adapt how we lead ourselves and others in response to the new reality of a VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and still be able to sustain and manage the other parts of our lives. For centuries, women were scarcely given a chance in corporate, government and business to showcase their full potential. After numerous years of trying to include women, research has shown that organisations that have women in leadership have healthier and optimal financial performance compared to organisations that lack this. The talk unpacks what orgnisations can do to address this by making the most of the women within the organi- sation. The talk will be inspirational, practical and encouraging. <strong>Understanding How Remarkable Women Lead</strong> Inspired by the real world insights of many inspirational women, Zipho Sikhakhane talks about the essential behavioural traits that are suited for our fast-chang- ing, hyper-competitive and increasingly complex world. These are relevant to both men and women alike and are currently largely underutilised and need to be brought to our consciousness in order to unleash potential. The talk not only leans on the her own personal experiences as a successful woman in business, but also unpacks the five elements that have enables women to become more holistic leaders, which are meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and en- ergizing. In the spirit of Womens Month in South Africa, this talk stands to honour the inspiring women of 1956 who leaned on their own uniqueness as a means to effectively drive change. The talk will be engaging, inspirational and thought-provoking. Add-on feature: Inspirational Poetry Zipho Sikhakhane has been writing and presenting poetry for many years. Upon request, she adds engaging poetry recitals to the keynotes.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR
Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Apart from being an author Cindy Norcott is a wife, mother to two girls, a businesswoman, has climbed Kilimanjaro, built a crèche for needy children, has her own foundation, is a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur who single handedly launched her business, Pro Appointments, 24 years ago. Over the past 25 years, Cindy has honed her skills as a sought-after motivational speaker, business trainer, business coach and mentor, best-selling author, and award-winning charity head, while still running her Westville based recruitment agencies, Pro Appointments and Pro Talent which have won more than 20 awards over the years for business excellence. Cindy is the author of the best-selling business book, “How to be Unstoppable”. Cindy has won many awards for her entrepreneurial abilities and has won the BWA Regional Achiever of the Year. THE ROBINHOOD FOUNDATION In 2005, Cindy Norcott started a non-profit organization, The Robin Hood Foundation, which she donates her time to in her capacity as chairperson. The Robin Hood Foundation runs more than 120 charitable outreach projects every year around KZN, making a difference to the lives of the poorest members of society. For her involvement in this work, Cindy has been awarded a Paul Harris award from Westville Rotary and in 2016, she was awarded the Sunday Tribune Lead SA KZN Hero of the Year award. Cindy’s passion is to see people reach their true potential and it is her mission to pass on her unstoppable passion for life and business. Cindy has presented more than 1000 motivational talks to audiences around South Africa over the past 20 years. Her presentation style combines practical advice, wisdom, and humor that leaves her audiences inspired.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR
United States of America
Sterling Hawkins has become a master of innovation through massive changes and obstacles. Sterling Hawkins has overcome in his own life. From flat broke to selling the first company he founded in 2004, from a broken family business to a successful one, and from fear of public speaking to keynoting at conferences around the world, Sterling’s story is a perfect example of how anyone can take any situation and create anything from it. As a business leader, entrepreneur investor and futurist, Sterling is an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As a 5th generation retailer and still very active in retail innovation, he has worked with the likes of Stanford, Cornell and the University of Texas to create the future of commerce, and today evaluates over 1,000 innovative technologies annually which are looking to dynamically transform retail and how people fulfill on their wants and needs. He has worked with countless startups, investment groups, retailers, brands and Fortune 500 companies including P&G, Mitsubishi, Zebra Technologies, Stater Bros. and more to ignite innovation and innovation thinking inside their organizations. Sterling has been seen in Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, ABC Money, AlleyWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes and other major media outlets. Living at the intersection of in-store, online and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Sterling is actively shaping the future of commerce by helping others create and respond to innovation in a way that betters businesses, communities and the human condition. A list of speech topics with descriptions The Innovation Puzzle: Examine the puzzle of innovation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most businesses don’t: people aren’t built for change. Sterling’s family grocery store went from a local market on to become the benchmark of innovation in the industry as the culture transformed to not just embrace change, but to actually cause it. Recognizing in a traditionally human-centric retail industry, where fear of change can be high and morale low, Sterling Hawkins – Leadership Innovation created an atmosphere of freedom to innovate with concrete methodology which not only encouraged everyday people to embrace change by involving them in the process, he ignited their spirit to actually become agents of change and facilitators of the innovation process to ignite the spirit in others.This moving talk is based on the lessons learned as Sterling worked to create a culture free to innovate first at his family’s store and then with leading companies around the world. Sterling learned along the way that before you can embrace change, you have to give up the status quo and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Creating the Future of Commerce: In a culture of consumerism and technology, how did we get here and the surprising place we’re headed in the future to fulfill on our wants and needs. Retail used to be different when Sterling was growing up in his family’s supermarket — it was all about customers and all about community. Walmart, Amazon and others broke that traditional mold making it all about scale, mass and technology. With venture dollars and startups flooding the market, Sterling first worked in his family’s store and now across the global retail industry to shape how emerging technologies such as robots, drones, artificial intelligence and countless other technologies will transform how people fulfill on their wants and needs. For those in retail or interested in retail, this is a hands on roadmap of what technologies will be part of the future, who is using them already, and how to inspire a culture that that embraces change. Sterling Hawkins – Leadership Innovation and vision enabled retailers and their teams to step past the hype of traditional retail being dead to empower them to use technology to unify experiences and redefine what retail is. Great Leaders Inspire Innovation (And Big Business Kills it): People aren’t built for change, they’re built for survival. In today’s fast-paced world, change is necessary and learning how to first accept it and get out ahead of it is the only competitive advantage. The only constant is change. Sterling Hawkins learned that first hand as he worked with retailers and brands to embrace the technologies of the 4th industrial revolution including robots, IoT and Artificial Intelligence. At the same time it required him and the companies he worked with to think differently to truly embrace technology coming together with humanity to unlock something new. And to do that, it was a special kind of skill to let go of everything we think we already know to discover what’s possible. He shows how inside of a leadership style that embraces change, transformational performance is possible and proven. Sterling shows audiences, by example, how to develop innovation thinking to gain perspective, clarity and take profits to the next level inside the 4th Industrial Revolution where anything is possible.
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