A fast moving very full lesson in speaking. From elevator speech to keynote. How to make them incredibly powerful.
Kirsten Anderson’s career has always followed the fun — from helping out in her mom’s preschool, corporate beginnings in movie theatre management, to 25 years as an entrepreneur in the toy industry. She opened her own toy store, curating the best quality toys and games from around the world. Quickly she became known as Canada’s white-lab-coat-wearing Toyologist, the go-to source of advice for play on Global News.
After traveling the world in search of precious playthings, winning National Toy Store of the year, and a ballooning obsession with pouring over child development and play research, it was time for a change. Kirsten sold her beloved toy store and took a leap into the unknown with an evolved mission of bringing the benefits of play primarily to children, expanding it to adults who she sees are also experiencing a serious play and fun deficit — especially at work.
With this lifelong love of playing with ideas and problems Kirsten played to her strengths to create social change and unlock potential in teams founding Integrate Play Solutions. Engagement and creativity are foundations in all of her Lego® Serious Play® and Empathy Toy facilitations, professional speaking, training and coaching to organizations, education, and communities globally. For those companies interested in increasing their bottom line Kirsten speaks to Creativity/Innovation, Leadership, Curiosity, Culture, and the playful mindset.
Always a passionate advocate of play for children while also breaking down barriers to playfulness for adults, Kirsten is building bridges to success one fun (LEGO®) block at a time.
For more information, please visit http://www.integrateplay.com/
Jen Coken is a life coach and stand-up comedian who has coached thousands of people for nearly 20 years to go beyond their self-made limitations and produce breakthrough results. She uses humor to help her clients transition through tough times to rediscover their joy, purpose and passion.
After losing her Mom to ovarian cancer in 2011, Jen wrote a book about her journey, aptly titled “When I Die, Take My Panties.” In the book, Jen helps readers discover the gifts in their own lives, and find the motivation and courage to have heartfelt conversations with the people they love, right here, right now.
Jen’s motto is “Live every day as if it’s your FIRST!”
Prior to being a life coach, comedian, author and voice-over talent, Jen spent 30 years working in politics at the local, state and national level. Currently Jen lives in Maryland. If she isn’t on a trail hiking or biking, you’ll find her in her kitchen cooking up a new recipe with her latest finds from the local farmer’s market.
If you’re feeling blocked in any area of your life, it is time to “Find it, Fix it, and Get Profitable!”
Being a Secret Can Suck Your Life & Your Business Down the Drain. Removing the “Cloak of Invisibility” from her business skyrocketed Jackie from Secret to Success in 7 Months. BUT it didn’t start out that way.
You know, there’s nothing like being an entrepreneur / business owner to stir up an emotional mess! For Jackie, being a single parent at the same time brought her smack up against mental and emotional blocks that shut her down each time she was making progress … like an unacknowledged “elephant in the room.” The “elephant” sat on her phone so she couldn’t make sales calls, and distracted her so she couldn’t focus and finish projects. It trashed her hard work and stunk up her relationships.
It was through learning to permanently resolve her own blocks that the “From Secret to Success” system was born. Jackie used the system to help first herself, and then her clients, to become Calm, Focused, & Profitable.
Since the 1980s, Jackie Simmons has been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs tame the inner saboteurs that trample their profits and productivity and suck their sanity down the drain. These inner saboteurs show up as overwhelm, ineffective communication, lack of focus, and dismal sales. They sabotage productivity and can make it seem like there’s no way to be successful. The overwhelm alone can drain even the most seasoned entrepreneur, business owner, or manager.
Readers grin, giggle and “GET IT” as Jackie guides them through the simple attitude shifts that produce higher profits, consistent actions, better teams, and happier relationships. Through her books, programs, and speaking, Jackie shares the quickest, most reliable path to becoming the Calm, Focused, Profit-Making Success that you were always meant to be.
For a free copy of Jackie’s ebook, text “nosecret” to 941-200-3007.