The Viability Blueprint
If you aren’t consciously mapping out your career viability, you are diving headfirst into irrelevance. Look, young people coming out of college are more tech savvy than career veterans and, guess what? They’ll work for a whole lot less. And if you are one of the young people, how do you strut your stuff without making enemies of the veterans?How do you grow your career viability when the rules change every other week? You develop your personal viability blueprint and map a flexible career plan that maximizes the opportunities that change will deliver. Fawn Germer will show you how to:
- Make the decision to be a change-maker, not a change-reactor.
- Figure out what it is you need to learn, then schedule yourself to grow your learning every day.
- Deal with the technological demands without being overwhelmed.
- Take power over technology and change so you can use it to expand your visibility and move ahead.
- Live on the cutting edge, rather than die a death of a thousand cuts.
Hard Won Wisdom
If you only had an hour to hear the most entertaining and inspiring material from leadership speaker Fawn Germer’s book interviews with great leaders, this is the hour to spend. This overview presentation is specifically designed to give the performance jolt needed in order to leave the ranks and excel without limits. Whether you are destined for leadership or searching for greatness on your own terms, you will learn to:
- Make peace with your self-esteem issues, embrace who you really are, then go for it.
- See that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the belief that you are ordinary.
- Realize that your greatest potential rests with your ability to take risks and confidently move forward.
- Stop competing with each other and start propelling one another forward.
- Ask for favors and build mentorships in everyday interactions.
- Realize that networking is part of the job, and to seek and embrace connection opportunities that will put you in front of the key leaders who will advance and mentor you.
- Give up on perfection and be decisive.
Finding the UP in the Downturn
You’ve read the news stories. You’ve checked the market. The bad news doesn’t stop. So, why is it that America’s largest companies are hiring international leadership speaker Fawn Germer to speak on leadership at a time when they are slashing budgets? Because Fawn has the chops and strategies to change the performance dynamics that will either doom a company or lift it above the fray. Fawn declares a cease fire on negativity and brings her audience into a realm of possibility. Nationally, we have a fearful, beleaguered workforce. While senior-senior executives figure ways to cut here and add there, they will turn to those who hyperform, overdeliver and come up with new ideas for a changing landscape. Instead of cowering, it is the moment where we must muster courage and ingenuity to rise above. Fawn inspires her audiences to do that by identifying exactly what they can contribute and diving right in.
- Expect the worst, and you’ll get it.
- When everyone else gives up, the window is wide open for those who don’t.
- You can profit from a failing economy.
- If you give yourself an inch to fail, you will fail.
- When you fall down, get back up!
- You never know how close you are to turning the corner until you turn the corner.
- Companies are crying out for leadership, so stand up and lead!
- If You’re Going through Hell, Keep on Going
Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Self-esteem issues plague everyone from interns to CEOs. Keynote speaker Fawn Germer shows how to get past the self-negativity, see possibility and take the leap from ordinary to extraordinary. In more than 300 interviews with renown leaders, Fawn heard one success strategy over and over again: If you want to succeed, you must be able to take a risk. We don’t like risk because we are terrified of failing. But you have to risk failing in order to test your limits. This leadership expert will motivate and inspire you to:
- Break from the herd.
- Boost self-confidence so you don’t chicken out or quit.
- Learn that the timing for a risk is rarely perfect, but risk can be fortified.
- Dare to go for opportunities you assume you can’t get or master.
- Recognize obstacles, then seize the opportunities they provide.
Thriving in Your Discomfort Zone: Take Charge of Your Career
If you think your hard work is going to be recognized and rewarded, think again. The rules of the game have changed dramatically. Fawn will show you how to replace fear with an action plan that will propel your career and prepare you for the future.
Make the decision to get in front of change. Become technologically savvy and figure out what is expected of you now, and what will be expected of you in five years.
Build a network that actually does something for you. It’s one thing to know the right people, but what good is a network if you can’t leverage it?
Make peace with the fact that you’ve got to step “out there” into your discomfort zone — even if you are a painful introvert.
Stand Up And Lead
More than 200 years ago, Thomas Paine told his compatriots to “Lead, follow or get out of the way.” Those words are spot-on today. This is no time to be in the way. You either lead or follow. This is no time to be an obstructionist. There is too much to do. It is a defining moment for leaders to rise up and lead.
Some people react to turmoil by climbing into a hole and keeping their heads as low as they possibly can. That may seem like a good strategy for self-preservation, but it really is a bad idea. Those who are invisible are expendable. Those who have the courage to stand up and be part of the solution are seen as the go-to players who will save the day. International leadership speaker Fawn Germer says that times have gotten tougher, but so have we. Ten years from now, you will be able to look back on these days and see people you know who emerged with incredible success because they stepped up and made the significant contributions that helped turn things around. This is your greatest moment to see how you can be one of the standout people who pitched in and made a difference.
- This is no time to blend in. It is a time to reach inside yourself and decide if you are bold enough to stand up and make a difference.
- Power and influence are not given to you. You have to acquire them. Fawn shows how to expand your sphere of influence by identifying need areas and volunteering to do the job.
- Create a leadership vision that inspires followership.
- There are ways to dig deep and find confidence you never had. Confidence and courage will propel you as a leader.
It’s Not About Balance. It’s About Choices.
Work. Life. Balance. Work. Life. Balance. We’ve all heard those words so much it’s as if they have merged together into a simple little mantra which, if repeated enough we will manifest. “Work. Life. Balance.” “Work. Life. Balance.” “Work. Life. Balance.”
Look at her! See that career woman climb that company ladder! Look how happy her marriage is! My, aren’t her children beautiful, successful and happy! She still has time to cook gourmet recipes, clean house and have great sex! Not only that, she still plays tennis, too!
It doesn’t work like that. Work life balance expert Fawn Germer shows how to shed the guilt, manage your priorities and turn the turmoil into inner peace. As one of the nation’s premier speakers on work-life balance issues, Fawn brings together the tips and strategies from America’s most successful women leaders — and women at all levels in the business world. This session will end the madness, change your life and completely reduce your stress level. You will learn to:
- Give yourself a break, already! Everybody struggles with this. The guilt will kill you, so let it go.
- Take a hard look at what really matters to you and honor those priorities.
- Say no. If you can’t set boundaries, you’ll never sleep at night.
- Understand that there will be times when you get it right and when you don’t, but while you are learning, you might as well enjoy the ride.
- Extend your family so you don’t have to be everywhere at the same time.
- Stop expecting others to see and reward your hard work and start marketing your achievements.