Recommended Reads for the New Year
We are approaching a time of year that for many represents a time of reflection: looking to the past and examining the present in anticipation of the very near future- a new year- filled with opportunities for change and growth. Whether the goal is to expand a business or find more of a work-life balance, there are numerous speakers represented by Executive Speakers Bureau who have put their words of wisdom and years of expertise in book format. The very teachings they’ve shared with thousands at sold out events are available to read from the comfort of one’s home: the environment is different, their impact remains the same. Here are seven speakers and their accompanying books that will get you ready for the New Year by offering tools to build atop the foundations you have already established for personal and professional success.
Dale Smith Thomas has delivered her powerful messages of hope throughout the world, influencing lives with presentations from the stage and via television with appearances on The Dr. Phil Show, The Big Idea on CNBC, the Travel Channel, MTV and VH1. She is the “unapologetic optimist” and draws from examples in her own life to empower audience members with the necessary tools for personal and professional growth. Her clients have included those in the healthcare, finance, insurance and sales sectors as she shares universal lessons that are applicable no matter what the industry. Thomas’ book Good Morning, Gorgeous is an extension of her uplifting and encouraging speeches in which she stresses the importance of starting “from the inside out”.
Considered one of the most dynamic speakers of today, Seth Mattison expertly shares advice and guidance as it pertains to innovation, leadership and the changes an organization must embrace to maintain relevance in an ever-changing world. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post- amongst others- and was named one of the “Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers for 2013” by MeetingNet. His book The War At Work brings together his well-known and respected ideals for growth, offering a “compass, providing new perspectives and practical solutions to navigate the disruptive waters of change, unleash human potential, and bring genuine transformation to a world that desperately needs it.”
To David Nour, relationships are an invaluable asset to organizational and company growth. A phenomenal speaker and oft-guest lecturer at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and Georgia Tech’s College of Management, Nour is “the thought leader on Relationship Economics.” He has conveyed through his many speaking engagements and consulting with clients such as KOMG, Siemens, Disney and Amerinet (to name a few) that strategic relationships will result in unprecedented growth. In his book Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration Nour expands on his foundational teachings of relationships and explores how a company’s collaborative effort with both its customers and employees leads to success. In it “he argues that co-creation is a transformational journey that naturally leads to growth and evolution.”
Brian Moran, accomplished corporate leader and entrepreneur, understands through his own experiences what factors hinder and help success. He is a respected expert and sought-after speaker whose teachings on leadership and productivity have empowered individuals and companies alike to perform at their optimum levels by reexamining the concept of time as it relates to execution of goals. “The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.” Moran explains that in 12 weeks “there just isn’t enough time to get complacent” and it forces the reader to consider investing only in what is absolutely necessary to achieve desired breakthroughs, both personally and professionally.
In his own words, Alden Mills has failed many more times than he has succeeded, yet remained steadfast in his vision until he achieved his intended objectives. A three-time, #1 ranked Navy SEAL platoon commander, Mills offers his audience members inspiring and memorable guidance on what it truly means to be unstoppable. Mills has incorporated his experiences from over 25 years of military and business leadership building into Be Unstoppable: The 8 Essential Actions to Succeed at Anything, offering its reader the chance to be coached by one of the industry’s best, from the comfort of her own living room. He includes in its pages concrete steps to becoming the most successful version of you and teaches why it isn’t about luck at all but rather about the implementation of system that will lead to being unstoppable.
Simon T. Bailey is one the country’s ten most booked speakers on the subjects of change, leadership and customer experience. He connects with audiences from all backgrounds, delivering words that focus on both profit (in business) and purpose (in life.) A Hall of Fame keynote speaker, Bailey has addressed more than 2 million people with his inspirational messages pertaining to the creation of a brilliant life. In Brilliant Living: 31 Insights to Creating an Awesome Life eight core areas are examined so that the leap from average to extraordinary can be made. With a focus on areas such as spirituality, career, business, and social life, Bailey offers the tools for whole-person growth, which in turn helps create healthy business environments.
What better time for a breakthrough than the beginning of a new year! Dynamic speaker Vernice Armour helps audiences visualize exactly what is necessary to “win on the battlefield of business life.” Armour, who during her time of service became the United States Marine Corps’ first African American combat pilot, teaches through referencing examples from her own career, that which is necessary to excel in positions of leadership. She has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, NPR, and other prominent media outlets and shares in her book Zero to Breakthrough, an expansion on her lessons of how to stop procrastinating, face obstacles and move past fear, and maintain momentum while in pursuit of personal and professional success.
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