Keynote Speech Topics

Keynote #1: Burned Out? Stop Living Like You’re On Fire

Put burnout into perspective and hear insights from C-Suite executives about what they are seeing in workplace culture. Gain deeper understanding of the phenomenon of burnout and learn practical ways to interrupt the stress cycle using data gathered through the 28 Day Reinvention Road Trip and the work done by Drs. Amelia Nagoski and Emily Nagoski.

Past Audiences: Cisco, SAS Championship Women’s Day, AENC, Blue Cross NC

Takeaways: Each participant will:

  • Identify how and why burnout occurs

  • Have a filter by which to determine when to say yes, no…or not now

  • Better understand the parameters of the word “boundaries”

  • Brainstorm 3 ways to stay personally inspired through the 30/30/30 Superset Exercise

Keynote #2: Evolve or Repeat? Staying Personally Inspired in the Workplace

What practical tips, guiding principles and mantras can you use to turn potentially average days into ones that are powerful, productive and life-giving? Learn how to tap into intrinsic motivation and past victories while keeping an eye out for the next life-giving wave of opportunity.

Past Audiences: ChannelAdvisor, Biogen, Xylem, Research Triangle Foundation, Florida Festivals and Events Association

Takeaways: Each participant will:

  • Identify the two core principles that anchor reinvention

  • Establish their personal highlight reel

  • Identify their three gold rings (90 day aspirational goals)

  • Identify 3 ways to stay personally inspired through the 30/30/30 Superset Exercise

Keynote #3: Your Story is Powerful—Let’s Tell It With Distinction!

For this interactive session, Jes demystifies good storytelling while empowering you with techniques that weave gorgeous and compelling tales for all audiences. Add this skill to your toolbox!

Past Audiences: United Way Worldwide, Girls on the Run International Summit, Duke University, North Carolina Advocates of Justice

Takeaways: Each participant will:

  • Identify their “North Star” by naming their top 5 core values

  • Unlock the magic behind their personal story

  • Create a short and compelling brand pitch for everyday use

Keynote #4: Impostor Syndrome—How to Counterpunch that Confidence Thief

You doubt your accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Can you relate to this? If yes, you're not alone; 70% of all Americans say they have suffered from Impostor Syndrome at one time or another.

In this talk, Jes will help you identify which impostor you default to and learn how to take control to turn your REAL life experiences into relationship and business magic!

Past Audiences: Blue Cross NC, NCCU, Duke University, Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Takeaways: Each participant will:

  • Know which impostor syndrome type they default to

  • Develop a strategy for overcoming insecurity

  • Have a mantra to support ongoing confidence in trying times

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