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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“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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Bulldozers, Dump Trucks and Difficult People

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz These days it seems like Baton Rouge is one continuous “road under construction” zone. You can’t get anywhere without dodging bulldozers and dump trucks. I lost a battle with a bulldozer this morning, after...

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Don’t Make Me Have to Stop This Car!

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz The start of summer vacation always reminds me of our annual pilgrimage to Virginia for our family reunion. The drive from Louisiana in our trusty station wagon was long and hot. Excited to see...

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Won Any Arguments with a Three-Year-Old Lately?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz With stress levels of customers, coworkers and colleagues constantly on the rise during these challenging times audience members often ask me, “How do I handle the angry people in my life?” As grown-ups we...

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Difficult People Are Like Squirrels in the Attic

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Our troubles began one morning with the pitter-patter of little feet in our attic. This worried me because, as far as we knew, no one was living in our attic at the time. We...

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Managing the soap opera star in your workplace

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz “What can I do with my problem employee? Her life is a soap opera, and every day she brings the latest episode to work!” This urgent plea came from an audience member during my...

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