Keynotes and Training
Motivational Speaker and Award-Winning Author Jean Gatz Delivers!
Change Leadership Sales Performance Life Balance
Jean’s timely, game-changing topics reflect the five vital areas that are most requested in today’s ever-changing market. With a laser-focus on the necessary how-to’s for leveraging change, building real skill as leaders and sales professionals, taking performance levels to new heights and of course, finding more balance and peace of mind in an often chaotic world, Jean brings real-life strategies and solutions to every audience — every time.
Her most requested topics are:
1. STAND OUT From the Crowd: How to Out-Think and Out-Perform the Competition
Your industry has changed. Your customers are more demanding than ever before. Products and services begin to look alike, and the competition is closing in every day. “Business as usual” is no longer enough for organizations that want to out-perform the competition and be seen as a “one of a kind” brand. The same is true for every employee today. If you want to be the person worth fighting for in today’s competitive world, you must be able to answer this question:
What do you bring to the table that is so unique and so valuable that people will CHOOSE to be your colleague, coworker, employee, leader or follower?
“Meeting standards” won’t cut it any longer. The choice to be “average” will put your career and your future in jeopardy. With insight and humor Jean shares the secrets you will need to out-perform the competition, out-think old ideas, out-shine past performance and out-maneuver anyone who says it can’t be done
Then she delivers strategies to help you handle change, leverage your strengths, develop new skills, overcome any limitations standing in the way of achieving your goals, and consistently exceed expectations of internal and external customers. It all comes down to performance. Jean delivers the tools you need to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD as an essential and valuable team member.
This session is based on Jean’s award winning book, 10 Ways to STAND OUT from the Crowd.
2. STANDOUT Leadership: How to Lead Others to Success
Your role as a leader isn’t defined by your title or credentials, but by your ability to influence others in a positive way. With changes in technology, the economy, an increasingly connected global community and a new generation that lives and breathes social media, your leadership role is constantly changing and evolving. It will never look the same or be the same! To be an effective leader you must be accountable and responsible in modeling the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors you expect (and need) from those you lead.
Jean delivers timely strategies you can use to help management and staff handle change with resiliency, communicate effectively, reinforce customer loyalty and reinvigorate teamwork. Develop a plan to inspire your team to improve performance, add value, maintain a competitive advantage and impact the bottom line as you learn how to lead with a voice that inspires, influences and achieves results.
If you’re new to your leadership role or aspiring to move up to a leadership position in your organization, remember this. Before anyone else will recognize you as a leader and influencer you must see yourself in that role. Learn how to communicate for results, cultivate advocates and allies, network at a whole new level, and utilize your leadership skills in every area of your life. Leadership skills are LIFE skills that will definitely help you STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD in a positive way.
3. Extraordinary Salesmanship: How to Create Unbeatable Results in ANY Market
To STAND OUT in sales, you need the courage and confidence to put yourself out there every day, handle rejection, build trusting relationships, and deal with never-ending changes in the economy, your industry, your competitors and your customers. Being too confident, however, makes it hard to honestly assess the limitations holding you back. Beyond how you sell your products and services, your customers look at how you sell yourself and your ideas. Then they decide whether or not they can trust you, respect you, like you, believe you, and enjoy doing business with you.
Do your customers see you as an order taker on cruise control or as an engaged and trusted advisor committed to their success? In a world that demands more, expects more and pushes back harder than ever before, you must become more responsive, creative and flexible. How will you out-think and out-perform the competition and become the “top of mind favorite” in the minds and hearts of your customers? Jean gives you the tools to change outcomes, expand your thinking to deliver added value, BE more, SELL more, and make more money for your company and yourself.
4. I Already Took a Pain Pill, So Why Are You Still Here?
How to Deal with Difficult People and Reduce Conflict
While you might be tempted to ask the above question to the difficult people on your team, you already know that’s not a very wise career move! Maintaining healthy relationships at work and at home means being accountable for our behavior while holding others accountable for theirs.
Jean blends humor with practical strategies you can implement throughout your department and your entire organization to deal with difficult people, reduce conflict and improve morale and productivity. She will reveal the tactics difficult people use to manipulate others to get what they want, and how we actually reward them for their behavior. In this session you will learn five secrets for dealing with them in a professional way, identify the seven sources of conflict on any team, and how to negotiate wisely without manipulating others.
While we don’t like to admit it, sometimes the trouble we find ourselves in can be of our own making. We may unintentionally contribute to conflict and “create” difficult people who didn’t plan on being difficult until they had to interact with us! You will leave this session with your Personal Action Plan to deal with difficult people – without becoming one.
5. Finding Balance in a Hectic, Hurried World: How to Create a Sense of Well-Being in Your Life at All Levels
Does your day begin with great promise …until you actually begin it and then it’s downhill from there? Coworkers and customers pull you in different directions at once. Your job requires more creativity and energy than ever before. Someone at work or at home is getting on your last nerve. Small problems grow bigger and get out of control. You try to appear “totally together” while you’re falling apart. And you can’t remember the last time you had a chance to laugh, relax and catch your breath.
If any of this sounds familiar, this program is definitely for you! Jean shows you that life balance really isn’t about what goes on outside of you, but what goes on inside. You have the power to change things for the better, but making choices based on what’s easy will not get you where you want to go.
Jean give you the tools to replace your feelings of frustration and helplessness with a sense of confidence, along with “in charge” attitudes and behaviors. You will leave this session with a step-by-step plan to take care of yourself in mind, body and spirit. And Jean guarantees that you will laugh while you learn how to stress-proof your hurried, harried and hectic life.
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