Generations in Healthcare – Each Generations’ Perspective “How and Why” of Work

2018-06-14T18:29:22+00:00By |Generations|

My last keynote focused around generations in healthcare.  The event  brought me to New York City where I had the honor of presenting to a room of about 150 physicians and some staff from hospitals across the country. They asked if I would do the opening keynote on “The Generations in the Workplace,” with a focus on healthcare. In addition they wanted  a breakout going deeper into generational perspectives in [...]

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Speaker’s Beware: The Audience Is Always Right

2018-03-16T00:19:16+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

I was a retailer in Houston for almost 20 years before becoming a keynote speaker. Our mindset in the retail world—“the customer is always right” that we borrowed from Nordstrom and Warren Buffet—has stayed with me even throughout my speaking career. Many times when a speaker delivers an uninspiring performance, they blame the audience’s lack of energy or sense of humor. In my experience, the key to a speaker's success [...]

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The Traditionalist Generation – Still Killin’ It!

2018-06-07T01:32:09+00:00By |Generations|

What do Jack Welch, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Mick Jagger, Tom Brokaw and Martha Stewart all have in common? They are members of the Traditionalist Generation born between 1925 - 1945 and they are still working... and still killin' it! In this post you will learn to marvelous contributions Traditionalists continue to  make in society and your well being. After you read it, call you mom and your gramma! Traditionalist [...]

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Understanding the Boomers and their Contribution

2018-05-21T19:46:44+00:00By |Generations|

I started speaking on Generations in the Workplace, to corporations and associations  back in 2000, when the Baby Boomers were in the heights of their careers and businesses. Back then, Boomers were the leaders in most organizations. Today, it's a different story.  Boomers have either retired or are facing retirement in the next few years. Since the Boomers have left their mark on America and our ways of doing business I decided to [...]

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Generation X: Time to Pass the Torch

2018-06-06T18:10:19+00:00By |Generations|

A few weeks ago I was on a conference call with the committee  that selected me to be their opening speaker at their annual conference.  My topic: Bridging the Generation Gap - Passing the Torch! They shared with me that their leadership team, comprised of mostly Baby Boomers, was close to retirement.  It was time for Generation X  to take over the leadership reigns. The Boomers were worried–the X'ers were excited! [...]

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Is There a Little Generation X in YOU?

2018-05-21T18:50:18+00:00By |Generations|

As a Generations in the Workplace speaker the most asked question is, "How did they come up with the dates that define a generation?" Wikipedia states that A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively. The Center for Generational Kinetics tells us that a generation is a group of people born around the same time and raised around the same place. [...]

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Think Like a Millennial? Take the Quiz

2018-05-21T19:08:57+00:00By |Generations|

I started speaking on the generations back in 2005 when the Millennials were starting to show up and make some noise in the workplace. It was a great fit because I felt I had an understanding of young people. You see,  before becoming a speaker I owned retail fashion stores in Houston. Hiring many young employees with no workplace experience was typical,  and I often discovered that  they had the potential become [...]

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Bored with Myself! Time to Let It Go

2018-05-21T19:23:52+00:00By |Productivity, Professional Speaking|

Do you ever get bored with YOURSELF? I was, and I decided it was time to "Let It Go" and to make some changes in my keynotes presentations and also in my day to day routine. Actually, I didn't even know I was bored with myself until I attended  a keynote workshop in Denver. It was three days, working on our content and stories. Throughout those three days, I explored [...]

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Make It Happen Workshop – The Process of Transformation

2018-05-21T19:32:16+00:00By |Change|

Is this your year? Is this your year to write that book, lose 20 pounds, change jobs, get the big promotion, take the family to Disney, or _______________________?  If you are serious about making a positive change in your life read on. If you find yourself questioning your current career path, are wanting to take your business/career to the next level, are exploring your options, looking for a breakthrough, or [...]

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Listen Up – Listening Creates Understanding

2018-05-21T19:30:03+00:00By |Leadership/Management, Productivity|

As a professional speaker  my job requires a lot of listening. I have to listen to the needs of the client before I can create the presentation. Because I spend most of my stage time talking I have had to work on and improve my listening skills. I get paid to talk but I am a much better speaker when I open my ears and my mind, receive and listen.  The [...]

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