Changing the “Green Screen” of your Life

by Motivational Speaker Jean Gatz While preparing to record a video training series on leadership for a corporate client, I commented that the green screen in the background wasn’t very attractive. (I think the word I actually used was “tacky.”)...

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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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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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Planning for the Unexpected Makes Sense

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Have you ever had a day that didn’t go quite as planned? You created this perfect scenario in your mind, but the reality that unfolded didn’t even come close. My (very short) career as...

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It’s ALL about Performance!

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Seated around the table grill we watched our “chef” entertain us as he sliced, diced and tossed our food in the air. He served my plate last – which was OK – until we...

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“Who’s in charge here?”

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Coincidence… Luck… Karma… Fate… Chance… Words tossed around a lot lately, often as excuses for bad choices, but rarely as explanations for good ones. When it comes to your future success, there are two...

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