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Sep 16, 2020

Live interaction polling has been a key staple in @risha.grant presentations. Words clouds are always a hit!
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What words do we use to describe ourselves? No matter who answers and what words they use, we are all diverse!
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Diversity and Inclusion isn't about US vs THEM, it's about US, ALL OF US.
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#RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #MPI #SHRM #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #engagedly #hr #humanresources #influencers #hrinfluencers #hrinfluencers2020 #humanresourcemanager #hrleadership #diversityandinclusion #talentmanagement #hrstrategy #hrdevelopment #influencers2020 #performancemanagement #peopleleader #hrglobal

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Sep 14, 2020

#Repost @jjbirden
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A little #mondaymotivation from @jjbirden!
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John Gordon says “three things you control every day are your attitude, your effort, and your actions.“
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You know what, they are all free!
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#newweek #newweeknewgoals #jjbirden #athleteentrepreneurs #successmindset #motivationalmonday #speaker #keynotespeaker

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Aug 31, 2020

We are feeling the love from our clients:
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"JJ, you have a passion for giving back, lifting people up, especially those connected to healthcare; you really ensured that we were able to deliver a custom message to our team and it was great how you seamlessly wove these details into your presentation.  

Our team found you engaging, inspirational, motivational and relatable, so many of us were touched by your "every day is game day" stories and your message reminding each of us that no one person does it alone. We were also inspired by your focus on the way to do anything is everything."
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#motivationalspeaker #mondaymotivation #successtips #keynotespeaker #jjbirden #seizeyouropportunities #inspiteof #athleteentrepreneur #speaker #everydayisgameday #happyients #virtualevents

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Aug 24, 2020

#Repost @jjbirden
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Leonardo da Vinci said it best "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Here's a simple recipe for success. See where you can apply it in your life.
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1. Basics - the basics are the basics, and they never change, so master them! Mastery is all about practice. You have to practice long enough until you get good.
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2. Simple - if you're using a system for success, don't complicate it. K.I.S.S. principle always applies. For example, in the NFL., my most successful route was the Hitch route. Run 6 yards and turn around. I know real complicated, but it kept moving us down the field. Simple actions produce positive results.
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3. Consistent - this is the difference maker and separates the pro's from the amateurs. You've got to stay in consistent action during the good days and bad days. Small daily improvements will take you from small wins to big wins.

It indeed can be this simple! Let's not complicate it! Now go CRUSH it!!!

#motivationalspeaker #mondaymotivation #successtips #keynotespeaker #jjbirden #seizeyouropportunities #inspiteof #athleteentrepreneur #speaker

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Aug 21, 2020

This might be our new mantra for 2020, thanks @kpzydaironman3 !
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2020 has brought it's fair share of adversity, and many of us may not be smiling, but it doesn't mean we're negative. Kyle Pease is one of our main role models if what "positive" really is, and how to maintain it.
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #adversity #findyourfinish #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman #perserverence

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Aug 19, 2020

Sitting live with @risha.grant , talking about Getting Rid of the BS with international law firms around the world.
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Risha Grant has been helping clients get through the tough conversations they're all experiencing right now, and helping them make an impact in their DE&I journey.
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#RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #MPI #SHRM #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #engagedly #hr #humanresources #influencers #hrinfluencers #hrinfluencers2020 #humanresourcemanager #hrleadership #diversityandinclusion #talentmanagement #hrstrategy #hrdevelopment #influencers2020 #performancemanagement #peopleleader #hrglobal

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Aug 18, 2020

As part of Alan O'Neills' "7 Steps to Recovery" he's offering a free course on the most important 3 steps!
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Supercharge Your Sales:
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• Get clarity, certainty, and hope for your business
• Learn practical and easy to adapt tools for a company wide sales plan
• Increase sales
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Link in bio....
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #cashflow #supersales

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Aug 17, 2020

Our favorite quote from @jjbirden as part of his most recent virtual keynote for a client.
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2020 has been a huge #shift for all of us, but we're so grateful to have a group of fantastic speakers who can #pivot and create a new #virtual normal.
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#jjbirden #athleteentrepreneur #linkedin #motivationalspeaker #keynotespeaker #NFL #speaker #adversity #change #adapt #overcomingostacles

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Aug 14, 2020

A little #feelgoodfriday from @walkingwithkp !
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2020 has brought it's fair share of obstacles, are we still conquering them, or did we get stuck? Don't let this year define you, dig deep, and keep climbing!
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #adversity #findyourfinish #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman #perserverence

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Aug 12, 2020

Get Rid of The BS is @risha.grant 's signature virtual session, and we're having a blast using interactivity to keep audiences engaged!
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Thank you to @asaecenter for having Risha as the opener for your #Gamechangers lineup at the @asaeannual meeting!
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#RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #MPI #SHRM #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #engagedly #hr #humanresources #influencers #hrinfluencers #hrinfluencers2020 #humanresourcemanager #hrleadership #diversityandinclusion #talentmanagement #hrstrategy #hrdevelopment #influencers2020 #performancemanagement #peopleleader #hrglobal

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Aug 11, 2020

@alanoneill_changeagent 's 7 Steps to Profit has been helping his clients chart their way through the rest of 2020.
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His virtual presentation lays out 7 simple steps to help organizations and their attendees use their culture as a beginning point on the road to recovery!
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs

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Aug 10, 2020

#motivationalmonday, words of wisdom from @jjbirden .
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Jj's energy is boundless, but what really hits home is his positivity, and easily applied tips for handling the many obstacles that come out way. Both personally and professionally, these tools come into play daily, and there's no better time than NOW to apply them.
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#successcoaching #jjbirden #athleteentrepreneur #linkedin #motivationalspeaker #keynotespeaker #NFL #speaker #adversity #change #adapt #pivot

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Jul 31, 2020

#Repost @walkingwithkp
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2020 has been a ride, and the @walkingwithkp (Kyle Pease Foundation) is going all out to help their athletes get to more events in 2021. They have entered a contest for a new van, and this is our little way of helping!
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"At the core of what we do is inclusion. Being able to get people to the start line is a big part of how we create that inclusive experience! We invite you to our next finish line if you haven't yet witnessed it. Come see the finishing smiles and the look of pure exhaustion as they grab another finisher's medal!
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As a #SmallBusinessBigImpact, what the foundation does for others is immeasurable, let's help them hit their goal.

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Jul 27, 2020

#Repost @jjbirden
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Scottsdale, Arizona

What does losing my shoe (right foot) during an NFL game have anything to do with staying on a productive routine? Many of the lessons I learned from my NFL days caught me by surprise. No matter how they presented themselves, I valued them all.

Today, one lesson is timely. That is how the game taught me how to deal with the unpredictable, and adapt to change. No matter how many hours we prepared for an opponent, it was rare for a play to go precisely the way we planned.
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It is not like I had the luxury of asking everyone to stop as we did as children while playing in the street to put my shoe back on. Nope, you have to figure out how to play with one shoe.
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That is what the NFL was like; you were continually demonstrating your ability to make the necessary adjustments so you could keep your job. That was the reality of the business.

#succescoaching #jjbirden #athleteentrepreneur #linkedin #motivationalspeaker #keynotespeaker #NFL #speaker #adversity #change #adapt #pivot

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Jul 23, 2020

It's easy to get distracted, especially in the WFH space!
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Dan Waldschmidt expands on this in his engaging keynote titled The 'IF' FACTOR; he helps audiences with actionable next steps that help them learn to say NO to the things that distract them.
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Link in bio....
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#keynote #speaker #business #publicspeaking #publicspeaker #success #speaking #awesome #marketing #confidence #motivation #keynotespeaker #entrepreneur #leadership #makeithappen #effective #presentation #successful #meeting #edgy #entrepreneurship #motivationalspeaker #speakers

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Jul 22, 2020

@risha.grant is speaking for @pcmahq tomorrow at 1pm CT!!!
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Her virtual session "Get Rid of The BS" focuses on unconscious bias, and how it's affected all of us in ways we didn't even know.
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Historically, organizations have led D&I by focusing on the business case or economic impacts, but it’s time to focus on the moral case. Racism is not an issue for black people to solve, it is a human issue and one that some of your members or employees encounter as a way of life.
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Take this time to unpack the BS in your organization, so that you can begin to listen, connect, and build authentic relationships.

https://www.pcma.org/event/webinar-ascent-understand-unconscious-bias-to-move-forward/
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#RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #MPI #SHRM #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #engagedly #hr #humanresources #influencers #hrinfluencers #hrinfluencers2020 #humanresourcemanager #hrleadership #diversityandinclusion #talentmanagement #hrstrategy #organizationaldevelopment #hrdevelopment #influencers2020 #performancemanagement #peopleleader #hrglobal

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Jul 21, 2020

It's all in the details.....
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As we all #supportlocal , one of the biggest impacts an organization can have on their bottom line is making the customer experience the front line!
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@alanoneill_changeagent is one of our experts in #customerservice, #customerexperience, and #culture.
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Link in bio.....
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speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jul 20, 2020

#Repost @jjbirden
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Morning! It's exciting to attend events; you usually take in some great information you can implement right away.

It's normal to be fired up after them and there's nothing wrong with that. But the question is what are you going to do about it?????

Have a productive week and Stay Positive!

#newweeknewgoals #mondayvibes #jjbirden #motivationalmonday #newweek #athleteentrepreneur
#keynotespeaker #speaker

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Jul 17, 2020

2020 has been a long road so far, but after conquering the KONA Ironman, and with the Boston Marathon on the horizon, tough roads are nothing new for Kyle and Brent Pease.
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In their keynote "Find Your Finish" they provide a glimpse behind the scenes of KONA, through their story audiences can see what is truly possible, just set your mind to it and believe!
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #adversity #findyourfinish #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman #perserverence

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Jul 14, 2020

Alan O'Neill 's most recent article on collaboration, he states 'In ordinary times, we are hard-wired to be competitive. Consequently, we often miss opportunities to see the potential in collaborating with others, even our competitors'.

During the new reality of 2020, it's genuinely heart-warming as we are all indeed in this "together", but Alan asks us to not sit back and wait.

Let's collaborate..........don't miss your opportunities.

More about Alan here: https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/AlanONeill/

#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jul 13, 2020

#Repost @jjbirden
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Here’s to another productive week for everyone.

Work hard but work smart. Find the balance!

#workhard #familylifebalance #mondaymotivation #jjbirden #athleteentrepreneur #worklifebalance #mondaymorning #speaker #keynotespeaker #motivationalspeaker

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Jul 10, 2020

#Repost @theallinproject
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Kick your weekend off with Episode 38 featuring Ironman World Championship athlete's Kyle & Brent Pease! @walkingwithkp⁣
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#inspirationalquotes #athletequotes #mindsetquotes #feelgoodfriday #motivationalquotes #motivationdaily #ironmankona #konahawaii #ironman #endurance #inspiration

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Jul 10, 2020

Allow America's most highly recognized team of brother/brother triathletes take you on their journey from their first race, through the multiple 'NOs', to the final 'YES' from KONA, getting to the start line, the ups and downs to the finish line, and beyond.
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We all have a journey we're experiencing right now, let The Pease Brothers inspire you to Find Your Finish.
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Link in bio ..
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #adversity #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman #perserverence

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Jul 8, 2020

#Repost @engagedlyinc

We are pleased to announce for the 2nd year in a row; @risha.grant named as one of the Engagedly 2020 Annual List of Top 100 Influencers within HR.

Human Resources is a field that is rapidly changing to accommodate new practices and the realities of the current world.

This year Engagedly Inc added Diversity and Inclusion as a new category. They felt that Diversity and Inclusion more than deserved its own category to represent the amazing people working in the field.

#RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #MPI #SHRM #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #engagedly #hr #humanresources #influencers #hrinfluencers #hrinfluencers2020 #humanresourcemanager #talentacquisition #hrleadership #diversityandinclusion #talentmanagement #hrstrategy #organizationaldevelopment #hrdevelopment #influencers2020 #performancemanagement #peopleleader #hrglobal

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Jul 7, 2020

Every organization has a culture, whether it is defined or not.
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In the absence of proactive culture design, organizations risk ambiguity, inefficiency, bad customer experience, and poor financial results.
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In Alan O'Neill's virtual session titled "7 Steps to Profit Recovery", he outlines this point as one of the two most important starting points and this is executed and modelled by managers at all levels.
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Virtual sessions available, contact us to find out more! Link in bio....
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jul 6, 2020

The new #virtual normal is nothing new for @jjbirden .
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As we push forward to reopen, let JJ Birden inspire your team to keep their momentum.
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His message of determination, resilience, perseverance, and positivity will inspire your team to success, and his tailored virtual presentations will give them tools and strategies to reach the highest levels in business and in life.
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #nfl #nflalumni #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #adversity #lessonsfromthegridiron #resilience #success #leadership #overcomingostacles

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Jul 3, 2020

Happy Independence Day to our neighbors to the south!
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#independenceday #july #love #freedom #independence #usa #fourthofjuly #fireworks #photography #america #happy #patriotic #instagram #redwhiteandblue #instagood #family #celebration #photooftheday #holiday #murica #happyindependenceday

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Jul 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day eh!!!
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#canada #canadaday #explorecanada #canadasworld #canadaswonderland #imagesofcanada #enjoycanada #canadagoose #canadagram #canadalife #canadatravel #canadalove #pic #gram #canadian #canadatrip #tourcanada #ig #explorebc #canadagotsole #canadageese #canadafashion #canadaplace #canadagirl #calgary

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Jun 30, 2020

As we love to say, "culture eats strategy for breakfast", and in times of crisis and recovery, the strength of the team can really bring an organization forward.
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@alanoneill_changeagent is an international speaker; his vast background in change management and culture makes him the go-to resource for many clients in these unprecedented times.
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Virtual sessions available, contact us to find out more! https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/AlanONeill/
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jun 29, 2020

#Repost @jjbirden
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It’s a great day to have a great day.
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It all starts with your mindset
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https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/JJBirden/
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#mindset #mondaymood #keynote #motivationmonday #jjbirden #athleteentrepreneurs #speaker #motivationalspeaker #mondaymorning

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Jun 26, 2020

A little late, but it's a feel good Friday!
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Find Your Finish!
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Allow America's most highly recognized team of brother/brother triathletes take you on their journey from their first race, through the multiple 'NOs', to the final 'YES' from KONA, getting to the start line, the ups and downs to the finish line, and beyond..
Throughout this inspiring keynote the Pease brothers provide a glimpse behind the scenes of the different challenges they faced and overcame to find their finish at the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii.
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Link in bio....
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman

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Jun 25, 2020

An enlightening and EDGY Q&A with Dan Waldschmidt, with one very key point about persistence & tenacity.

Link: https://panzura.com/blog/5-minutes-dan-waldschmidt/?utm_campaign=5+Minutes&utm_content=131519366&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-985473

#keynote #speaker #business #publicspeaking #publicspeaker #success #speaking #awesome #marketing #confidence #motivation #keynotespeaker #entrepreneur #leadership #makeithappen #effective #presentation #successful #meeting #edgy #entrepreneurship #motivationalspeaker #speakers

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Jun 24, 2020

There is a lot of BS in the world!
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Diversity & Inclusion Expert, @risha.grant , will join @annegradygroup this Friday for an honest and authentic conversation about unconscious bias, inclusive cultures, and micro-aggressions.
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Motivated by her passion to recognize her own BS and correct societal “isms” like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism - it is Risha's personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic and moral impact it creates.
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She'll provide you with steps to identify, own and confront your bias by calling BS on the issues that stop all of us from building inclusive cultures.
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https://facebook.com/events/s/facebook-live-friday-w-diversi/1022945264786928/?ti=cl
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#6degreespeakers #RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs

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Jun 24, 2020

Going live, Sheldon & Risha Grant talk Diversity & Inclusion and how to have the conversations we haven't had before in the workplace.....

#6degreespeakers #RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs

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Jun 23, 2020

In @alanoneill_changeagent 's most recent article, he talks about employee wellbeing, and how some organizations are succeeding during this most unprecedented time.
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Takeaways were easy:
1. Activities
2. Surveys
3. Communication
4. Training
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The last word: This crisis has brought unprecedented changes to our social and business models. Never before have we been challenged so much with the necessity to include our people, those we have had to lay-off temporarily and indeed our contract workers. And never before have we had such a collection of tools to enable us to do it.
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Link to article in bio.....
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jun 22, 2020

In the #NFL, it was a constant quest to be your best.
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“Take care of the little things” said @jjbirden's former #KansasCityChiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer used to say.

What does that mean? Marty would say, “It means don’t forget the small details. It’s those little details that are going to help us win on Sunday.”
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That statement was so real. @jjbirden found out that if he spent time working on the small details, they started making a big difference in the big overall goals he was pursuing.
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We believe in the long game, and 2020 is turning out to be just that. Tips from JJ Birden in bio.....
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #nfl #nflalumni #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #lessonsfromthegridiron #successcoaching #leadershipdevelopement #overcomingostacles

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Jun 20, 2020

Remember when ....
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In the new virtual normal for speakers, sitting side by side giving an uplifting and inspiring story looks a little different now.
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@kpzydaironman3 and @bpeas9 are always together in spirit, and #togethertheywheel to make traditional sports more #inclusive to all.
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Their motivational message and humble style can show audiences ways to continually challenge themselves and build the life they dream of for themselves and their teams.
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Link in bio....
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman

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Jun 19, 2020

In the new virtual reality, we can all learn and grow from home in our pajamas, and some of us are perhaps venturing back to the office.
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As we try and begin, now is a great time to inspire your self and your team. Dan shares easily applied and fresh insights when he works with his clients, helping them get unstuck with his entertaining virtual sessions.
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Dan's info in bio.....
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#keynote #speaker #business #publicspeaking #publicspeaker #success #speaking #awesome #marketing #confidence #motivation #keynotespeaker #entrepreneur #leadership #makeithappen #effective #presentation #successful #meeting #edgy #entrepreneurship #motivationalspeaker #speakers

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Jun 18, 2020

@risha.grant and @cmsafwright sit down and discuss The New Normal, a new discussion format created and discussed with the amazing airmen and airwomen of the @usairforce .
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The Chief Master Sergeant and Risha brought a lot of great insights and actionable advice into their ???????????????????????????????? ???????? ????????????????.
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Full video link https://www.facebook.com/CMSAFOfficial/videos/1180333602328375/
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#6degreespeakers #RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork #blackspeaker #femalespeaker #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs

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Jun 17, 2020

New blog post from @alanoneill_changeagent , encouraging retailers to expand their online experience....
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Link in bio....
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A prolonged lock-down and now various stages of economic restart enables further evolution of consumer behavior. So if you haven't yet embraced e-commerce, get on to it now; putting it off any longer is not an option.
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #retail #keynotespeaker #publicspeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jun 16, 2020

A little bit of an energy boost from @jjbirden as we get going on week 3 of June!!!
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Full video link: https://youtu.be/KMagwYZV_Zo!
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Inspire your team with JJ Birden, former NFL Pro turned motivational speaker, through his journey from unlikely contender to professional athlete. His message of determination, resilience, perseverance, and positivity will inspire your team to success, and his tailored keynote presentations will give them tools and strategies to reach the highest levels in business and in life.
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#speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #nfl #nflalumni #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jun 9, 2020

An open invitation to all of our clients, friends, and family, tomorrow June 10th at 10:00 am Pacific (11am MT) there will be a free Community Conversation with @risha.grant , in partnership with @bigspeak_speakers_bureau .

https://go.bigspeak.com/webmail/691093/130914476/4b396b9fc7bcf2e10ae9724a771ac53a8e961efcfdab378f936931443793b959,
registration is at the bottom.

#6degreespeakers #RishaGrant #RishaTalks #diversity #inclusion #teamwork

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Jun 6, 2020

The last post in the #meetthespeakers series, allow us to show you a little bit of the stories of Kyle and Brent Pease.
https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/Brent&KylePease/
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As one of only a few push-assist Ironman's, together they empower athletes with disabilities to compete in the multi-sport and endurance world through their non-profit organization, Walking with KPeasey (The Kyle Pease Foundation).
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This foundation promotes success for young persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports and competition. Since its inception, it has championed more than 100 athletes across 60 events. More here:
https://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/
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Through their speaking engagements, the Pease brothers share their message of inclusion and help to define what is truly possible.
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About Kyle:
1. I have been in a blimp before.
2. I have been on the field at the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons stadiums.
3. I once dressed up as a female for halloween one year.
4. I have a twin brother
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About Brent:
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Left handed also
Once went to McDonald's for all 3 meals (plus a late night feeding)
Produced two red head kids and one reddish beard
Likes to do endurance events that take up most of my waking hours.

From Shannyn: Brent has some wild hair
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#meetthespeaker #speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #togetherwewheel #inclusion #ironman

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Jun 5, 2020

Next in the #meetthespeakers series, our very first speaker we started working with, the incomparable Dan Waldschmidt.
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As a champion ultra-runner and elite strategist to business leaders across the world, Dan pushes the limits of high performance in everything that he attempts. He's literally in motion at all times...https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/DanWaldschmidt/
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From Dan:
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- All my kids (2 boys and a girl) have DBW intials
- I have 2 tiny dogs: Dizzy & Digby
- 23,858.9 miles - that's how many miles I have run in the last few years
- Banana pudding is my all-time-favorite dessert (but the wafers need to be crunchy).
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Some advice:
You are going to face hardship. Today. Tomorrow. And every year for the rest of your life. You are going to be tested by people and situations who hate what you do and who you are.
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Don’t forget how powerful you really are. Don’t forget that tough times build tough people.
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Believe that your dream is possible. Have faith in your ability to figure it out. Love what you do. Serve others. Get busy working.
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Change the world....
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#meetthespeaker #speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #danwaldschmidt

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Jun 4, 2020

Next in the #meetthespeakers series is Risha Grant, she is Diversity Personified. Link in bio.....

"I’m Risha Grant, an international diversity and inclusion author and expert. I travel the world giving an edgy, straight-no-chaser take on this sensitive subject. Below you can get to know Risha, the human, before getting to know Risha, the boss:

• Black
• Woman
• Bisexual
• Conditional Extrovert
• Basketball Coach, Color Commentator, and World's Best Auntie
• Left Handed
And she loves #milkduds lol

I consistently strive to focus on love, and use my passion, persistence and knowledge to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism--some of which I too, own.

Whether I'm with you in person or online, my intention is the same: to help you radically accept who you are and who everyone else is. That’s it. That’s me. That’s my BS. If you can’t remember anything about me, remember this: There is no them. There is only us. All of us."

Words of advice right now: LISTEN.LEARN.LOVE.
Take this time to unpack the BS in your self & your organization, so that you can begin to listen, connect, and build authentic relationships.

#meetthespeaker #speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers #shrm #diversity #inclusion #racism

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Jun 3, 2020

In our next installment of #meetthespeakers we introduce the fun side of @alanoneill_changeagent .
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Dublin based, Alan has spent most of his speaking life travelling the world helping organizations achieve amazing results. https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/AlanONeill/
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In between all those sessions he manages to find a little adventure, ziplining in Dubai, motorcycling through France, Switzerland and Turin, throwing in the occasional jig from the land of a thousand welcomes!
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From Alan:
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- I play guitar and recently played and sang at my daughter’s wedding
- I like motor-bikes. I had a Honda Goldwing 20 years ago. Then two year ago, I bought a Harley. It was the biggest disappointment!! So I’ll get back to horses!! (Alan is a horse person too!)
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#meetthespeaker #speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jun 2, 2020

Meet @jjbirden , one of the most positive and motivating people we've ever met!
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He has been married to his college sweetheart, Raina, for 30 years and has 8 children (3 biological and 5 adopted nieces and nephews), and moved to Phoenix after his NFL retirement.
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An avid track and field fan, he balances his time between work and family, he's also a big KC Chiefs fan, has a 30 year old parrot named Sasha, and is one of the healthiest and fittest people we know.

1. My Blue Front Amazon Parrot Sasha is 31 years old. Purchased her my 1st year in the NFL

2. My legal name is LaJourdain J Birden. My Dad found the name in a French book at the library, Lejordin. It means the garden. He changed the spelling. My older brother could not pronounce it when we were young so he made up JJ

3. I rode a 10-speed bike during my five years at the University of Oregon with pink handlebars. I could not afford a car, and the handlebars made it easier to identify my bike amongst the thousands of other bikes on campus.

4. Qualified for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the Long Jump while at the University of Oregon. However, an ACL tear at the Cleveland Browns Rookie minicamp after the draft (8th round 216th pick) ended my track career

5. Our three children were all married in 2017 three months apart—one in February and two in May.
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https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/JJBirden/ ...
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#meetthespeakers #speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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Jun 1, 2020

We wanted to do something a little different this week.
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We talk so much about what our speakers talk about, what they bring to their audiences, the impacts they have as speakers, but all of that awesomeness stems from who they are, personally!
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So without giving away all their secrets we will showcase just a few tiny fun details that make our speakers who they are.

https://www.6degreespeakers.com/speakers/
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#meetthespeakers #speakers #keynotespeakers #keynotes #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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May 28, 2020

#Repost @the_daily_stack
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A recent podcast with @kpzydaironman3 and @bpeas9!
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Had a great conversation about the mentality it takes to be an endurance athlete from a different point of view.
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Loved having them on and look forward to having them both on again live and in person.
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#PeaseBrothers #inclusion #atlanta #triatheletes #speakers #findyourfinish #KONA #motivationalspeakers #boston #adversity #TogetherWeWheel #keynotespeakers #resilience

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May 27, 2020

Love this quote from a great partner of ours in the recent article from CBC....
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"We know we'll get through this," he said. "Failure is not an option. Too many people are relying on us."
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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/shannyndowney_thousands-of-jobs-wiped-out-as-covid-19-shuts-activity-6671399837260492801-JCN6
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#goals #staypositive #overcomingobstacles #successtips #motivation #speakers #keynotespeakers #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetingprofs #eventprofs #6degreespeakers

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