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Keynote Speaking and Training Topics
Beyond Bound and Broken
“It’s not what happens to you. It’s who you become because of it.” ~Ria Story
In this inspirational keynote based on Ria’s book, Beyond Bound and Broken, Ria shares her stories of tragedy, triumph, and transformation with humor, authenticity, and a down to earth style that connects to the audience. Audience members will learn to “RISE” above adversity in their own lives by using Ria’s four steps:
- R – Respond Proactively – to past or present circumstances
- I – Identify Accurately – what’s holding you back and what will help you overcome
- S – Step Forward Consistently – daily choices to move forward
- E – Experience Abundantly
We all experience adversity in life. The question is, how will we rise above it to achieve our hopes, goals, dreams, and potential? As Rick Warren stated, “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” Ask how your audience can receive copies of Beyond Bound and Broken as a resource after the event!
Leadership Gems for Women
Women are naturally high level leaders because they are relationship oriented. However, it’s a “man’s world” out there and natural ability isn’t enough to help you be successful as a leader.
You must intentionally develop your skills, so you can lead and influence others at home, at work, at church, or even as a volunteer. This program includes precious “gems” of leadership wisdom and the associated characteristics of very successful women along with insight on how to develop these characteristics. Ria combines her years of experience in leadership roles of different organizations along with years of studying, teaching, training, and speaking on leadership to give you short and simple, yet powerful and profound, lessons to help you become very successful, regardless of whether you are in a formal leadership position or not. Ask how your audience can receive signed copies of the book for a lasting resource after the event!
Dr. Stephen R. Covey stated it clearly, “Everyone chooses one of two roads in life – the old and the young, the rich and the poor, men and women alike. One is the broad, well-traveled road to mediocrity, the other the road to greatness and meaning.”
Straight Talk: The Power of Effective Communication
Communication is one of the biggest success factors in any relationship with employees, team members, co-workers, customers, and even friends or family members.
Communication is about transferring information. Connection is about transforming lives. Connection multiplies communication. How to communicate effectively determines your professional success and defines your personal relationships. Ask us about purchasing bulk copies of the book to equip attendees with a lasting resource! (Discounts available when pre-purchased with keynote or training sessions.)
- Communication Styles & Personality Types
- Moving Beyond Communication To Leverage Connection
- Effective Listening
- Discover the Principles of Communication and Connection
Communication is a skill anyone can learn, and everyone can learn to be more effective. Ask how your audience can receive copies of the book!
Resilient leaders realize they can’t control everything. But, they also realize they can control some things, and they realize they should only focus on what they can control.
Resilience is a quality we require in our leaders – the ability to bounce back, thrive, and continue to be positive even in adversity. How fast and how quickly we rise to resilience is determined by our Resilience Factor, which is our ability to move beyond surviving to thriving. The higher our Resilience Factor, the greater our ability to overcome whatever happens to us in life. Choosing to be resilient increases influence and leadership. The question is, how can we learn to be more resilient? How can we learn to be a resilient leader worth following? In this program, Ria shares key points on resilient leadership and how to become more resilient as a leader.
As Nelson Mandela said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
PRIME Time: The Power of Effective Planning
We can’t manage time – we can only manage what we do with it. The biggest gap in reaching personal or professional goals is the execution gap.
We can categorize time and activities in to five basic blocks. Each block has different characteristics and time spent in different blocks will bring a different return. In order to effectively plan and execute for goal achievement, we must first identify which blocks are most important based on our core values, what activities we should set for each block, and then determine how to execute the plan. Ask about purchasing copies of the book to equip attendees with a lasting resource! (Discounts available when bulk purchasing books with keynote or training sessions.)
- Effective Goal Setting
- Effective Planning
- Effective Execution
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty four hour days.” Zig Ziglar
Change Happens: Leading Yourself and Others through Change
Are you experiencing changes in your industry? Are you leading or communicating change initiatives in your organization? Do you need to increase buy-in?
This thought-provoking, inspirational program reveals how to deal with the challenges of change and turn those challenges into opportunities. Ask us about purchasing bulk copies of the book to equip attendees with a lasting resource! (Discounts available when pre-purchased with keynote or training sessions.)
- Responding Effectively To Change
- Identify Opportunities In Change
- Overcoming The Challenge And Fear of Change
- Leveraging Change
As Ted Bauer said, “Business needs and conditions can change very quickly, it’s actually more important HOW FAST you can learn something as opposed to WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW.” Change brings both challenges and opportunities. It can bring an organization together by uniting the team around a unifying purpose and vision, or it can create chaos.