Renew, Recharge, Re-Imagine: Be Your Best Under Pressure
A few of the things you’ll learn:
About Rona Maynard
Rona Maynard overcame chronic depression to reach the top of her field. As Editor at Chatelaine during the biggest relaunch in its history, Rona led the team that won a new generation of readers for a brand dating back to the Jazz Age. Her truth-telling editorials were carried in wallets and taped to fridge doors. Rona is proof that crazy-making moments can be powerful teachers and that grace is a habit any motivated person can learn. She is the author of an acclaimed memoir, My Mother’s Daughter, a mental health advocate and a passionate road tripper. She has a husband of forty-plus years who keeps her laughing and a dog who teaches her to live in the moment. She has been a Verity member since 2008. See Rona during the break to learn about her storytelling workshops or purchase a signed copy of her memoir.
Four Conversations for Success
This thought provoking, motivational and hilarious presentation will not only change the way you communicate with your customers, colleagues and clients, but will also inspire you to change the conversation of their mind so they are able to overcome challenges, while feeling motivated to reach goals they once thought were unattainable.
Since the test of time, our ability to create strong relationships with others has been the key factor to reaching our potential. During the Four Conversations for Success presentation Stuart Knight empowers the audience with the fundamental tools needed to foster the necessary connections that drive business and give your team that competitive advantage!
About Stuart Knight
Stuart Knight is an award winning entrepreneur, critically acclaimed author, and hit producer. He has written, produced and starred in live presentations that have been seen by over one million people and each year speaks internationally helping some of the world’s biggest companies reach new levels of success. When he is not on the road speaking, you may have seen or heard him on some of Canada’s biggest TV and Radio stations where he is often asked for his expert opinion on high level communication. He is the author of two profound books, You Should Have Asked – The Art of Powerful Conversation and The Madness of My Mind and writes a weekly blog that has over ten thousand followers. Personally, Stuart is a world traveler, an avid reader and composes music.
He is also the founder of one Canada’s biggest speaking extravaganzas called The Top Ten Event, which has garnered over twenty million media impressions. As a renegade visionary, Stuart Knight has taken gut wrenching risks and came out on top. Today, with hilarious stories and thought provoking insights, he shares the lessons he has learned helping people reach goals they never imagined they could attain.
Stop Looking For Approval, You Don't Need It!
Because no matter what you want to do, everyone you tell has an opinion about it, from whether you should do it at all, to why you shouldn't do it the way you want to. And the opinions that carry criticism and doubt are the ones we tend to listen to the most, they are the ones that hold us back.
Through stories and personal experience, Trudy Murphy will share the secrets to living the life you’ve always wanted, especially when it flies in the face of convention. Trudy is a gal who’s never been one to play it safe. From traveling the world solo to launching a Toronto Beauty Spa (an industry she knew absolutely nothing about), she knows what it takes to leap when everyone is doubting you.
About Trudy Murphy
Trudy Murphy is the Chief Creator of ViVaCious Leaders. She speaks and writes about business leadership and marketing for entrepreneurs and executives. With years of corporate experience in process design and change management, and having successfully owned and sold local businesses herself, she is acutely aware of the challenges facing business leaders.
When she's not organizing the ViVaCious Leaders Conference, you'll find her speaking on stage at other events or racing yachts. Find out more at www.trudymurphy.com
Lead Like A Rockstar!
Beyonce pushes the limits of her art form and creates new paths to package and deliver her music to increase the value for her fans. In addition to being a powerful singer, Adele forges a deep connection with her fan base through her authenticity, candour and humour.
How could you and your business benefit from ideas on being more innovative, pushing your limits and deepening your relationship with your clients? Learn how these Rockstars and others can spark ideas to help you to lead like a Rockstar!
About Dionne England
Dionne England is the founder of the Rockstar Program. Dionne believes that looking at your business through a different lens creates the opportunity to find innovative solutions. Why does she focus on Rockstars? Firstly, because its fun. Secondly, because to be a successful Rockstar longterm you need to deliver an honest product that people identify with and make a deep connection with your fans. That's the formula for success in any business.
Dionne holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, has 20+ years of experience in the corporate world and extensive training in the field of creativity which fuels her ability to generate content that is inspiring, engaging and pragmatic. After working with Dionne, you won't look at yourself or your business the same way.
Why Fear is Stupid 99% of the Time
About Lucetta Zaytoun
Lucetta Zaytoun’s ability to bounce back from tragedy time and time again is uncanny. After raising six kids, yet another life earthquake hit. This one led her to put everything she owned in storage, sell her car, shut down her phone and travel in developing countries by herself for one year. Lucetta’s precarious, intrepid and fascinating runaway journey took her to places she never imagined.
Without intending to, at age 51, she jumped off the world’s highest bungee bridge, was French-kissed by a giraffe, fell in love with Africa, was abducted, ate a tarantula in Cambodia, and ultimately found herself. While on her courageous journey, every bit of Lucetta’s past showed up to haunt and heal her, helping her make peace with her life and reclaim her authentic identity. She wrote the memoir of this journey, “It’s Already Tomorrow Here: Never Underestimate the Power of Running Away"
Lucetta is now an international speaker, author, and a life/leadership coach. As president of Raleigh Coaching Academy, she is also a trainer of new coaches.
About Jackie Eldridge
Dr. Jackie Eldridge is an experienced teacher, teacher educator, administrator, speaker and coach who is passionate about inspiring and empowering leaders who are mindful agents for change. Jackie is the co-creator of the ViVaCious Leaders conference. Her work in education, leadership and personal development is grounded in her belief that everyone can make a difference in the world when they are able to tap into their own understanding of self and others. Jackie believes that every individual has the potential to touch lives through mindful leadership. Jackie’s doctoral research on the ethics of care demonstrates her core value of the importance of caring connections in all of life’s relationships. When not leading Wren workshops. Jackie is a Lecturer in the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
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