Keynote Speeches

Erica Ariel Fox

Change Management

Erica Ariel Fox

In any organization undertaking a significant performance transformation the impacted employees will suffer “switching costs” including stress, overwhelm and ambiguity. Old habits and mindsets no longer serve the new organizational values and vision. Erica Ariel Fox offers a road map for remaining centered during turbulent times and changing habitual patterns of thinking and interacting. Winning from Within™, offers a systematic seven step leadership process, that unleashes individual development and collective energy and renewal, allowing organizations to undergo large scale culture change while remaining aligned, inspired and accountable for results.

Erica Ariel Fox

Negotiation

Erica Ariel Fox

Have you ever ended a negotiation and wondered, “Why didn’t I say X?” or Why DID I say Y?” or maybe “Why didn’t that go the way I had planned?” Erica Ariel Fox will share a powerful and practical approach for improving your effectiveness by negotiating with yourself first both as part of your preparation and during particularly challenging situations. Presenting the latest findings from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Winning from Within™ contends that the most important negotiations you have every day are with yourself. This presentation offers a roadmap for how to do that effectively and when it really counts both professionally and personally.

Erica Ariel Fox

Women & Leadership

Erica Ariel Fox

As many organizations focus on increasing women in leadership roles at the top of the house and women actively being groomed in the succession pipeline, women will be asked to step into increasingly powerful and visible leadership roles. Erica Ariel Fox will share an inspirational and practical approach for women to find and strengthen their authentic leadership presence and executive voice. Offering a clear and compelling seven step path to higher performance the Winning from Within™ method helps women leaders negotiate more effectively, raise their aspiration levels, build stronger networks, take bolder risks and have more meaningful lives both professionally and personally.

Erica Ariel Fox

Personal Performance

Erica Ariel Fox

Many successful leaders and executives continue to feel a sense of burnout, loss of personal direction, and/or unfulfilled destiny. They often ask themselves, “Is this all there is?” “How can I find more meaning in what I do all day?” and “What’s next for my career and my life?” Erica Ariel Fox will share a powerful and practical approach for leaders to envision, plan, and take action toward a life of greater personal satisfaction and enhanced performance. Winning from Within™ can help leaders of any tenure to understand how to shape and pursue a more fulfilling destiny.

Erica Ariel Fox

Organizational Performance

Erica Ariel Fox

Most organizations and leaders continue to struggle with the question of how to engage employees. Erica Ariel Fox will share a powerful and practical approach for communicating and negotiating in ways that will increase employee engagement while also strengthening both strategic alignment and personal commitment to excellence. Erica’s presentation illustrates four different leadership domains organization’s need to unleash to achieve sustained high-level performance.

Michael Gelb

Creativity On Demand

Michael Gelb

How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius

In recent years, the best thinking on leadership and organizational performance has shifted away from the idea of managing time to recognize the importance of managing energy. Professor James Clawson of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia explains “Energy management is the key to generating engagement, esprit de corps, and creative leadership.”

The sages of China came to the same conclusion five thousand years ago.  In ancient tradition “energy management” was the secret of healing, martial prowess and creativity.  In this unique, transformational program you will learn a simple, practical approach to generating, balancing and expressing your energy creatively.  You will discover that the “fire of genius” is more than just a metaphor, it’s real; and you will learn to to ignite and sustain it.

Michael Gelb

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Michael Gelb

7 Steps to Genius Every Day

Thinking creatively, learning faster and leading change, these abilities are at a premium in a highly competitive global business environment. What if you could call on history’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, to be your personal mentor in cultivating these highly prized elements of human capital? Anatomist, architect, botanist, city planner, chef, humorist, engineer, equestrian, inventor, geographer, geologist, military scientist, musician, painter, philosopher and raconteur, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) helped bring the Western world out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. Now his approach to human potential is more relevant than ever.

This dynamic, highly-interactive program brings da Vinci’s genius to life through fascinating biographical and historical information, setting the stage for an introduction to seven principles for thinking “a la Leonardo.” Participants are then guided to apply the principles, through a proven series of practical exercises, to your organization’s greatest challenges.

Leonardo invented the parachute before anyone could fly! Imagine what your organization could accomplish with that kind of innovative thinking.

Michael Gelb

Innovate Like Edison

Michael Gelb

The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success

Thomas Edison is history’s greatest practical innovator. Beyond his invention of the phonograph, motion pictures and a system to light the world, Thomas Edison invented the rigorous, disciplined process of innovation.  In addition to creating the world’s first Industrial Research and Development laboratory, Edison was also a master at promoting a culture of innovation. Moreover, he understood that the principles of personal success and organizational innovation go hand-in-hand. Personal success and fulfillment requires you to learn how to think like an innovator; and, for your organization to be successful, innovation is now more important than ever.

This program introduces Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™. They are:

  • Solution-Centered Mindset
  • Kaleidoscopic Thinking
  • Full-Spectrum Engagement
  • Master Mind Collaboration
  • Super-Value Creation

Each competency will be brought to life with specific, practical “take-home” applications.

Michael Gelb

BRAIN POWER

Michael Gelb

Improve Your Mind as You Age
In the last 30 years the scientific evidence supporting the notion that your mind can improve through the years has become overwhelming. Clearly, the question is no longer whether your mind can improve with age, but rather: What are the most effective, research-validated practices that the average person can do to prevent dementia and improve the mind? You will leave this presentation with a practical, evidence-based action plan to improve your mind throughout life.

Michael Gelb

Juggling in Business and Life

Michael Gelb

Five Keys to High Performance. The ability to learn is life’s most important skill. This delightful program uses juggling as a metaphor for learning how to learn.
Participants will learn how to:
1) Manage complexity and thrive on chaos by gracefully keeping a number of things “up in the air” at the same time.
2) Approach mistakes creatively as you learn to “let the balls drop.”
3) Use teamwork to create a cooperative learning environment.
4) Apply the principles of accelerated learning to become a more effective coach for your colleagues, subordinates, family, and friends.
5) Juggle!

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay

The Science of Possibility

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay

How Brain Science Can Help You Navigate Your Way Toward Your Goals.  In this talk, Srini highlights how possibility and not probability can help us overcome obstacles under adverse circumstances. he then explains how the brian processes possibility, what blocks this, and how we can successfully navigate our way toward our goals by relying on how the brain works.

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay

Walking in The Dark

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay

Relying on The Brain At Times Of Uncertainty and Change: In this talk, Srini highlights how the brain is wired to deal with uncertainty and change, and how we  can leverage this wiring to deal with uncertainty and change more effectively.

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay

Enhancing Strategic Speed

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay

How Psychology and Brain Science Elucidate The Things That Slow Us Down: In this talk, Srini highlights how brain science computes strategic speed, and how identifying some of the factors that slow us down can help speed up our time to execution.