Speaking

We love sharing transformative tools and presenting to teams and audiences from 10 to 20,000+. We uniquely deliver an interactive experience as a keynote, break out session, and/or workshop to engage and compel audiences to wrestle with—and integrate—the information presented. We work both onstage and within the audience to create a meaningful experience where people connect, engage, and learn.

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Bridge the Gap Talks…

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The Curiosity Cure

The Curiosity Cure: Forging Effective and Collaborative Relationships [amid Pressure and Uncertainty]

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Explore The Curiosity Cure….what is it and how can it expand your communication toolbox to better collaborate and connect with your colleagues and clients? Curiosity has the power to positively change the dynamics of your relationships and increase the quality of your teamwork. When pressure, uncertainty, and stress impact any leader, team, or organization, The Curiosity Cure is the best way to manage breakdowns and miscommunication. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • How your brain and mind react to pressure and uncertainty
  • The neuroscience of curiosity and how to strengthen your perceptions
  • How to use curiosity as a tool to forge connection rather than disconnect or retreat into silos
  • Develop a new communication approach to have meaningful and productive conversations
  • Actionable, tangible tools to implement immediately
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    Combat Judgement

    Combat Judgement and Unconscious Bias to Transform Work Relationships

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    Humans are judgment-making machines, especially in stressful times. Daily, we observe, hear, and take in an endless stream of information. Biologically, we are wired to create stories about what it all means. Furthermore, humans carry with them unconscious biases that show up in how we communicate and collaborate with others. All of this messiness is ripe for miscommunication and breakdowns. The best teams know how to maneuver through these landmines to be most effective. In this practical, hands-on experience, you will learn:

    • The neuroscience of creating internal stories that impact decision-making
    • How to disrupt making assumptions and judgments, especially in times of stress
    • How to identify unconscious biases to better communicate and collaborate
    • To stop unhelpful stories and narratives that loop and cycle in your brain (and those of others) to connect better
    • Actionable, tangible tools to implement immediately

    How You Show Up Matters

    How You Show Up Matters: How Your Biology and Backstory Shape Your Outlook (and Potential)

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    How you show up, from your energy and presence to your listening and language shapes most interactions and outcomes. You operate in a human suit that you cannot zip off, so understanding how your own personal psychology and lived experiences mix and fuel how you communicate, collaborate, and connect are critical. You want to show up optimally at work and in life—learn how with our tangible, everyday tools that work. This interactive speech will empower you to:

    • Learn the basics of neuro-relational biology and how your brain is fed, for good or for bad
    • Take responsibility for how you prime yourself to show up most effectively
    • Understand and experience the power of Biology Disruption, techniques that allow you to change your brain chemistry and show up optimally when under pressure and stress
    • Top 10 breakthrough tools and tips to communicate in breakdown moments

    Actionable, tangible tools to implement immediately

    • The neuroscience of creating internal stories that impact decision-making
    • How to disrupt making assumptions and judgments, especially in times of stress
    • How to identify unconscious biases to better communicate and collaborate
    • To stop unhelpful stories and narratives that loop and cycle in your brain (and those of others) to connect better

    Listen to your Listening

    Listen to your Listening:  Overcome your Hurdles to Transform Work Culture and Relationships

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    Have you ever found yourself listening to someone, then realize you are no longer listening and have totally zoned out or entered a rabbit hole of daydreams? It happens to everyone. Quality communication arises from how you interact with others, and too much emphasis is often placed on language to do the hard work of communication. Let’s face it, words can fail and there is a better way to connect. You have 2 ears and 1 mouth. . . let’s start using them in proportion! In this interactive session, you’ll learn:

    •  How to hold yourself present in any conversation and navigate challenging conversations
    • “The Hurdles to Listening” everyone faces and how to maneuver them and communicate better
    • The game-changing difference between “sloppy” listening and “clean and curious” listening
    • How to ask questions that open you and others up to see things differently
    • To grow a team that is more productive, innovative, and collaborative by listening differently

    Neuroscience of Stories and Your Mind

    How Stories Build (or Destroy) Success

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    We all have a lived experiences and a set of stories that we tell ourselves about who we are, what matters, and our challenges and struggles. Your brain and mind never stop crafting stories about who you are and what you’re worth because humans are meaning-making and judgment-assessing “machines.” In this powerful and highly interactive session, you will learn:

    • How to understand the power of your brain and mind
    • Develop the power of your “true” narrative
    • Change your narrative using psychological distancing
    • How to manage a team most effectively by understanding unconscious needs that drive behavior
    • The neuroscience of creating internal stories that impact decision-making
    • How to disrupt making assumptions and judgments, especially in times of stress
    • How to identify unconscious biases to better communicate and collaborate
    • To stop unhelpful stories and narratives that loop and cycle in your brain (and those of others) to connect better

      Build great teams

      Connect Better: How Curiosity Strengthens Tough Conversations and Builds Great Teams

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      In times of stress, uncertainty, anger, and doubt, how you  communicate matters. Curiosity is the single most powerful tool anyone can employ when in a tough conversation. Showing up curious is way to suspend yourself, emotions, assumptions, beliefs, opinions, and identity labels. Showing up curious allows for people to communicate and collaborate better by defusing frustration, confusion, or anger. It’s a tall order and takes courage, especially when you perceive the conversation to be tough. In this session, you will learn:

      • To listen to your listening and understand how the brain processes information
      • How we can bring wonder to a situation where we typically lead with judgment
      • Use curiosity as a tool to create breakthroughs and new pathways
      • Understand a simple framework that allows the brain to feel less anxiety, and more open to the perspectives, lived experiences, and values of others

      Actionable, tangible tools to implement immediately

      • How your brain and mind react to pressure and uncertainty
      • The neuroscience of curiosity and how to strengthen your perceptions
      • How to use curiosity as a tool to forge connection rather than disconnect or retreat into silos
      • Develop a new communication approach to have meaningful and productive conversations