Keynote Descriptions (client references below) —
All presentations can be customized for your audience and meeting theme.
Keynote #1. Wander Woman: Finding Peace of Mind While Working at Top Speed
Today’s smart and competent women seek to realize their highest potential yet the pursuit often leaves them feeling more exhausted than proud. There is always more to be done and greater challenges to be met. The resolution isn’t in managing time and priorities. The challenge is maintaining both peace of mind and a presence that blends strength and grace in the moment. This is the basis for the book, Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction by Dr. Marcia Reynolds.
In this presentation, Marcia presents both the “light and the dark sides” of being a smart, strong, goal-driven woman. Then she shares a few powerful exercises and coaching questions that will help the participants see themselves and their dilemmas more clearly, which opens up options for both professional development and satisfaction. From this perspective, they learn:
- The 5 factors that drive you to succeed but could hinder your personal development.
- How to develop your “selves concept” to improve the impact of your communications and strengthen your relationships.
- How to identify and articulate your strengths beyond your skills and knowledge to increase your personal power.
- How to find your sense of purpose to use as an “anchor of grace” to help you achieve your desired results.
This presentation will help smart, strong driven women learn how to release their “burden of greatness” while maintaining their passion and drive.
“I continue to hear positive feedback from the participants which is a testament to the fantastic job you did! We truly appreciated your positive energy and the invaluable tips you provided during the “Claiming Your Selves” exercise. In addition, we enjoyed your inspiring stories about past experiences with clients and employers…Thanks again for the outstanding presentation! ” Yvonne Rogers, Women of AT&T
Keynote #2. Increasing Your Competitive Advantage
“What got you here won’t get you there” is a popular saying in today’s business world. It is particularly applicable to women looking to expand their reach in their companies. The habits and strengths that served them well earlier in their careers not only become roadblocks to their growth but also keep them from acknowledging what they need to do to succeed.
In this presentation, Dr. Reynolds shares why women tend to move up more quickly than men into middle management positions and then plateau, leaving them feeling frustrated, disappointed and exhausted. Then she leads the audience through a few powerful exercises to help them break through their blocks and fuel their career advancement.
- How to articulate your unique competitive advantage
- How to develop your “selves concept” to enrich your communications and improve your working relationships
- Who would be ideal to be on your success team and how to ask them to join
- Three techniques you can use daily to make sure the changes you want to make “stick”
At the end of the program, participants have new perspectives and opinions around 1) self-promotion, 2) authentic behavior and 3) “playing politics.”
Keynote #3: Outsmart Your Brain − How to Rise Above the Noise
No matter how smart you are, your brain still seems to get the best of you when you are under pressure, irritated, unappreciated or just plain busy. Your brain has a mind of its own. Yet you can outsmart your brain and make more powerful choices if you know how your brain works. You can ease your tension, settle arguments and reconnect with what inspired you in the first place.
This program will help you understand and even laugh at how your brain works so you can consciously choose how to commit your time, your mind and your heart.
During this presentation, you will learn:
- What’s really driving your thoughts and behavior.
- How to shift into an “optimal productive state” where you can tell your brain what to do.
- Choose which commitments most empower you,
- A four-step process for being present and making new choices.
Your brain could be keeping you from feeling meaning in your work and joy in your life. Don’t let it! Dr. Reynolds will help you stay sane and inspired by outsmarting your brain.
Keynote #4. How to Retain Your Best Female Talent When the Economy Turns Around
Are your high-achievers “cocooning” at work, just waiting for the economy to turn around before they jump ship?
According to Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist, at least 54 percent of today’s employees are ready to change jobs. The percentage of top performers eagerly waiting to leap is even higher. Add to these numbers the fact that women change jobs more frequently than men, it’s likely that many of the high-achieving women in your organizations (or maybe you!) are teetering on the edge, impatiently waiting for the growing economy to provide new openings for their amazing talent.
One of the major complaints of top talent women is the feeling of not being understood. They feel as if their managers don’t understand their needs and their peers don’t understand their passion and commitment. They are labeled competitive, insensitive and impatient. What people are seeing is the dark side of their strengths. If these women can come to understand themselves, they can learn to channel their energy more productively and make more conscious choices about their future. They may even choose to stay and apply their best selves to your organization.
By attending this session, you will learn:
- What high-achieving women need to be satisfied on the job and how organizations can meet these needs so they retain, grow and promote their top-talent women.
- The 5 factors that drive these women to be top performers but also stunt their growth.
- The 5 mental blocks that keep these women locked in their frustration and restlessness.
- Specific case studies of women who learned how to maximize their career development within their organizations instead of leaving.
- Exercises and coaching questions to help the women “strategize their wandering” and enjoy their amazing lives as well as their accomplishments.
Hire Dr. Reynolds help you discover new ways of retaining and inspiring your top talent women.
Keynote #5. Changing Minds: Five ways to make desired changes ‘stick.’
Here’s the scenario: we make a change, it lasts for a while, then we go back to our old behavior either feeling angry, ashamed, or disheartened. What most people don’t realize is that in the brain, there is a difference between deciding to make a change and actually rewiring the brain to make the change permanent. Even mustering large doses of willpower can fail over time; you can’t force your brain to change. However, you can convince your brain to change if you follow a few vital steps. These steps are simpler than you think. In this session, you will learn how to:
- Determine the optimal emotional state for change and how to shift into this state at will.
- Design a plan for convincing your brain to alter your wiring.
- Enlist a community of support to help keep the momentum going. Identify who should and who should not be in that community.
- Discover what drives your sense of purpose and passion, two essential elements of sustainable change. You will find your own personal drivers since these differ for everyone.
You can make change sustainable. Don’t give up on your dreams. Hire Dr. Reynolds to help you change your mind forever.
See Marcia Live
Free Webinar–How High-Achieving Women Can Feel Both Satisfied and Successful at Work. Marcia presented her 1-hour webinar as a part of Copper Conferencing’s Business Webinar Series for 2011. You can view the webinar here.
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