Powerful or Powerless – It’s Your CHOICE!

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Experienced any changes in your workplace lately?  (In the last year ... or the last hour?) No matter where you work or what you do, it's obvious that "business as usual" is no longer...

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Turn Your Liabilities Into Abilities

By Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Now we come to the hardest part of implementing my Success Equation in your work and life. It’s time to commit to a plan for self-improvement to overcome any limitations standing in the way...

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Six Tips for Adopting New SKILLS

By Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz So now you’ve figured out what skills you need to add to get the results you want – in your work and in your life. (If you missed last week’s blog you can catch...

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Just One Thing…

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Do you remember that famous line from the movie City Slickers? As they ride along the trail Jack Palance (as Curly) tells Billy Crystal, "The secret to life is just one thing.” Crystal asks,...

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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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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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