Connie the Motivational Speaker
There was a time when I really didn’t like the term “motivational speaker” very much. My style has always been more hands-on, direct and real world than “rah-rah” — so I didn’t feel like the title quite matched the message. Then I realized that true motivation (like speakers) comes in all shapes, sizes and delivery styles. People today need motivation. They need inspiration. They need entertainment. They need to a reason to laugh and a light at the end of the tunnel that’s not attached to a train. As a keynote speaker, a comedian, a therapist and an expert on change — I knew that if anyone could change the face of “motivational speaker” — I could.
So, that’s been my mission. To motivate people to make the changes they need to make to close the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. To educate — with real world skills, strategies and solutions that people can not only take to heart but master and then teach — so it’s no longer just THEIR lives that change — but an extraordinary domino effect starts to take place. To entertain — because hello? We all could use a little dose of humor, a little letting our hair down (rather than pulling it out) and a lot more expansive thinking rather than doom and gloom. (We’ll let the networks handle that one on their own!)
I also like to top that all off with a little insight. In a changing and often chaotic world — people seriously need to know what makes other people tick and for that matter — what makes themselves tick — so they can make better decisions, navigate new boundaries and work smarter. I can share with audiences how to identify and deal with a variety of personality and communication skills that will have people stopping to think, “Hey — that’s me!” Together, we’ll laugh and learn how to handle what life throws their way — be it people, customers, obstacles, setbacks, positives and negatives. Suited up with their new “mad skills” and “ignited insights” — there’s not much your team won’t be able to handle. And that? Motivates ME — to be the best deliverer of a message, entertainer, educator and inspiration your organization has ever seen.
And you know — that won’t be enough. I’m also going to give you some “take-aways” and “leave-behinds” that you can use to continue to inspire your team long after I’ve left the stage. Because part of being motivational is building momentum…and I want that for your organization for the long-haul — not the quick fix.
So, let’s do this. Call me. If you’re looking for a motivational speaker — it probably starts with you – right? Tell me what you need and we’ll make it happen together!
Here’s a quick video on why I’m NOT a ‘rah-rah’ kind of speaker — and why that makes the audience so much more engaged!