6 Ways Highly Successful People Start Their Day

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Research has shown that your morning routine can have a profound impact on not just your day, but your overall health and happiness.  We have seen a dramatic increase in 2016 from companies asking for Speakers who can deliver inspiring ideas on achieving peak performance in a fast paced world. Here, 6 of our Top Speakers on Peak Performance share advice on how to start the day to enable greater success.

Dan Waldschmidt, International Business Strategist, Speaker, Author, and Extreme Athlete: Read 2 chapters of an awesome book to get your mind going. Drink 32 ounces of water to get your body going. Answer your easy email to get work going. Then stop and remind yourself that “you’re tough enough to do whatever it takes today” to get your soul going. https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dan-Waldschmidt

Dr. Janet Lapp, Author and Global Expert on Leading People Through Change: Remember you are most suggestible right after awakening so take control from the start. Set your alarm to a ring tone that supports the intention for your day, either upbeat and motivational or meditative and peaceful.  Avoid external messaging of any kind during this period; that includes the news and emails on your iPhone.  Review the three intentions for the day that you wrote out last night; make them trait rather than action-based. For example, “Today I am focused, thoughtful, and confident.” If you focus on traits, actions fall into line. https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Janet-Lapp

Chip Eichelberger, Author and Creator of the “Get Switched On!” Motivational Program: Effective morning routines are the breakfast of champions. Start with an “internal shower” and drink at least 12 oz/.355l of room temperature water. Invest five minutes writing in a Journal what you are grateful for, proud of, excited about and committed to. When you get to the office, invest the first five minutes engaging your team and switching them on!https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Chip-Eichelberger

Marc Wayshak, America’s Coach On Game Plan Selling: Do NOT start your day by responding to your emails or working through your “To Do List”. Instead, come up with a clear plan for the three most important objectives you want to accomplish for the day. Then, focus on getting those objectives completed.https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Marc-Wayshak

Ryan Estis, Business Performance Expert : I spend 5 minutes meditating and breathing. Then, spend 5 minutes in deep gratitude for everything you have. Finally, spend 5 minutes visualizing what you want to accomplish and deliver that day. Think about your goals and priorities, and make decisions about how you will allocate your time. https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Ryan-Estis

Dan Clark, Best-Selling Author & Expert on Leadership and Business Development: While the successful begin each day with the ‘end’ in mind so they get what they want, by focusing on a destination that’s impressive, the significant begin the night before with the ‘why’ in mind so they will want what they get by focusing on a journey that’s important. A clearly defined ‘why’ coupled with a compelling ‘want’ (goal) have a gigantic impact on behavior because they engage both the brain and the heart. Research proves that a passionate, personally meaningful goal causes our blood to pump more rapidly, our brain to fire, and our muscles to engage. When you have only a ‘what’ and a ‘how’ without a ‘why’ and a ‘want,’ no such effects take place.https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dan-Clark

5 Ways Millennials Have Reshaped the Workplace

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Clients from every industry regularly ask us for Speakers who can deliver presentations about managing different generations in the workplace. The four generational groups—the Matures, the Boomers, the Gen-Xers, and the Millennials—have seemingly incompatible views on leadership, and approach work based on each group’s defining core values.  Here, 5 of our top Speakers on Leadership highlight how Millennials in particular have reshaped the workplace:

Cam Marston, Author and Speaker on Leading 4 Generations in the Workplace:One of the greatest contributions Millennials have made to the workplace is that they’ve further flattened the communication hierarchy so that anyone with an idea or with a suggestion is a welcomed voice, no matter their rank, tenure, or age. The Millennials have democratized the workplace to a degree today’s modern workplace has never seen and we’re all better for it. Video Link: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Cam-Marston

Lynne Lancaster, Author and Speaker on Bridging Communication between the Generations:One of the greatest contributions Millennials have made is “finding new ways to get things done.”  They are great at assessing complex situations and suggesting ways to be more effective, often using technology or collaboration tools.

Video Link: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Lynne-Lancaster

Seth Mattison Speaker on Building Next Gen Enterprises for a Next Gen Workforce: One of the greatest contributions Millennials have made to the workplace is openness. Millennials understand that by working from a position of openness and collaboration everyone becomes empowered to impact their company, culture, and community.

Video Link: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Seth-Mattison

Mark Crowley, Author and Speaker on Leadership from the Heart: One of the greatest contributions Millennials have made to the workplace is reinventing how companies lead and manage people. Millennials have inspired leaders to be more caring and supportive and to be more like a coach than director.  They’ve brought purpose back to the workplace and restored the value of frequent feedback.  Their needs for engagement have made leveraging strengths and growing professionally critical components of all job descriptions.

Video Link: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mark-C.-Crowley

Bruce Tulgan, Author and Speaker on Managing Millennials in the Workplace:One of the greatest contributions Millennials have made to the workplace is to show the rest of us what it looks like to build a career you can wrap around the life you want to have, rather than the other way around.

Video Link: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Bruce-Tulgan

6 Ways to Get Healthy At Work

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Companies have woken up to the fact that encouraging and helping employees lead healthier lives benefits everyone. We are regularly asked by Companies  for Speakers that can deliver practical ideas on Health and Wellness that their employees can use everyday.  The following are 6 of our best Health and Wellness Speakers sharing their valuable insights on how you can be healthier at work:

Jenny Evans, Speaker & Author on Stress & Resiliency: Eat regularly. A lot of people skip meals and snacks for many reasons like poor planning, forgetting to eat, perception of not enough time, etc. Not eating for extended periods leads to disengagement and poor health and wellbeing. Schedule a meal or small snack every 3-4 hours and stick to it. https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Jenny-Evans

Gregory Florez, Speaker & Author on Health & Vitality. 7 out of ten of you reading this are dehydrated.   Dehydration is tied to everything from headaches, to dry eyes, to loss of concentration, and can speed the development of many lifestyle related diseases.  Perhaps the easiest “hack”  for maintaining or losing weight is this: When you first feel hunger often times your body is needing fluid.  Drink a liter of water first then wait ten minutes-the time that it takes for the signal from your brain to reach your stomach.  You’ll be surprised how effective this can be.  Keep water with you all day long, andalways in front of you-out of site is out of mind.https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Gregory-Florez

Joe Piscatella, Bestselling Author on Optimal Cardiac Health. Get up and move around! Sitting for long periods of time is linked to higher levels of obesity, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease.  By getting out of your chair and moving throughout the day, you not only reduce the risk of chronic disease, but it helps to sustain mental health in our multi-tasking, out-of-time and highly-stressed world.https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Joe-Piscatella

Dr. Heidi Hanna, Keynote Speaker, Author, Performance & Wellness Coach. By far, the greatest thing you can do at work to improve your health is take breaks to move your body, take a few calming breaths and quiet your mind. This brain recharge strategy used for just a few minutes each hour will decrease stress hormones and circulate glucose and oxygen for a mood and performance boost. Add even more brainpower benefit by reflecting on something or someone you feel grateful for.https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Heidi-Hanna

Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow, Renowned Explorer and Bestselling Author of Blue Zones. Commute to work via bike or public transportation.  Commuters get on average, 19 minutes of physical activity (walking)-which is associated with 11% lower rates of heart disease. Also make friends with two healthy co-workers.  Health habits are contagious and work friends tend to be long term.  Moreover, according to Gallup, a best friend at work is the biggest predictor of whether or not you like your job. https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dan-Buettner

Christine Cashen, Speaker & Author on Communications &  Go on a “Secret Mission”. Pick up a clipboard or folder and walk around the office quickly as if you have somewhere to go. Sometimes a physical break can bring a much needed mental break. Mission Accomplished!https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Christine-Cashen

Pin this to the Office fridge and improve everyone’s Health.

12 Highest Rated Leadership Speakers

More and more clients are asking us for Speakers who can show their Leaders how to engage, inspire, encourage, and develop their employees and teams. Here are our 12 highest rated Speakers on Leadership.

Mike Abrashoff, Former Commander, USS Benfold

Mike Abrashoff‘s inspiring speeches challenge people to re-imagine their own leadership thinking and instill a renewed responsibility for results and success. At the age of 36, the Navy selected Abrashoff to become Commander of USS Benfold, at the time the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mike-Abrashoff

 

Ty Bennett, Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Entrepreneurship

More than one million people from 50 countries have learned from Ty Bennett’s insights on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Communication. When Ty was 21 years old he started a business with his brother Scott, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Ty-Bennett

Polly Labarre, Speaks about Innovation, Leadership and Management

For two decades Polly LaBarre has used her writing and speaking to help make organizations more resilient, innovative and inspiring – and to embolden and equip leaders at every level to make a meaningful impact.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Polly-LaBarre

 

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, First African American Female Combat Pilot and Motivational Speaker

Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. She is your battle-tested speaker and ignites audiences with a dynamic spark that can’t be extinguished.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Vernice-Armour

 

Chester Elton, Bestselling Leadership Author

Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principleand What Motivates Me have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Chester-Elton

 

Tasha Eurich, Organizational Psychologist and Speaker on Leadership & Teamwork

Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to solving problems.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Tasha-Eurich

 

Mark Thompson, Authority and top Speaker on Leadership, Driving Change & Innovation

Mark is an expert on executive leadership, business strategy, and innovation who has spent over 25 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. He delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organization.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mark-Thompson

 

Dr. Nicole Lipkin, Organizational Psychologist, Speaker and Author on Leadership

Dr. Nicole Lipkin helps organizations, leaders and their teams develop behaviors and practices that increase personal and organizational resilience and sustainability by integrating the science of human behavior with practical approaches to business and leadership challenges.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Nicole-Lipkin

Scott Snook,  Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School

Scott Snook is currently the MBA Class of 1958 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. His research and consulting activities have been in the areas of leadership, leader development, change management, organizational systems and failure, and culture.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Scott-A.-Snook

Libby Gill, Leadership and Employee Engagement Speaker, Brand Strategist

After nearly twenty years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. A sought-after international speaker, she guides established and emerging leaders to increase passion and productivity in their organizations.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Libby-Gill

Patrick Lencioni, Management Consultant and Speaker on Organizational Health

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. His passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Patrick-Lencioni

Carol Kinsey Goman, Speaker on Leadership, Body Language, Collaboration, and Change

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., is an international keynote speaker, specializing in leadership and nonverbal communication. She coaches executives, women leaders, salespeople, and managers to build strong and productive business relationships by projecting confidence, credibility, caring, and charisma.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Carol-Kinsey-Goman

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Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected]