Where Is Your Focus?

Standing on my hotel balcony I watched as early morning beachcombers searched for seashells. Suddenly I noticed several dolphins about 100 feet from shore, putting on quite a show! Surely one of the shell gatherers would notice them and alert everyone...

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Advocates & Allies…

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz To STAND OUT from the crowd you must surround yourself with great people. Do you have people in your life who will be honest with you, support you, go to bat for you and...

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Encouragers vs. Rain Cloud People

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Heard any discouraging comments at work lately? How about at home? Sure makes it harder to do your job and live your life, doesn’t it? Discouragers are everywhere. I call them Rain Cloud People...

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Making the Right Call

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz I snapped this photo the night before officials closed the levee to pedestrians in Baton Rouge as the Mississippi River continued to rise.   I heard the story of a ship captain who was trying...

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Favorite “Teachers” in the Classroom of LIFE

By Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz You’ve got 30 seconds. Name your favorite teacher. Ready? Go! No matter how old you are, where you live or what you do, you’ve probably been part of at least one conversation when people start...

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Ziplining through Challenging Times, Part 2

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Last week I compared surviving change in today’s workplace to my first ziplining experience. If you missed Part 1, you can find it on my blog at www.jeangatz.com. So… picking up where we left...

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Ziplining Through Challenging Times

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Remember when work used to be FUN? These days? Uh… not so much. Trying to survive change in today’s workplace reminds me of my first ziplining experience. It was anything but fun! Suspended 300...

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How’s Your Balancing Act?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Sound familiar? Several years ago, in a hurry to get in shape quickly, I began a weight-training program that was too advanced for me. Within...

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