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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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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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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Are You “Invisible” at Work?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz “Management doesn’t see me as a valuable  team player. What can I do to change that?” This is the #1 question after my keynotes and workshops on “10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd.”...

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Pick a Lane to Stand Out from the Crowd

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz “Change is a huge problem in our company. My head is spinning! How can I keep up when it’s happening every day?” That’s just one of many questions asked during my keynotes and workshops based...

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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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When Do I Get a Turn to Lead?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz In my last semester of college I needed one more Physical Education credit to graduate. Not being a big fan of P.E., I chose a class that sounded like fun and would provide a...

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