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UNthink is the signature keynote experience from Erik’s best-selling book. It is dynamic multi-media keynote experience specifically designed to challenge audiences to achieve superior levels of performance. It will inspire them to let go of their traditional thought patterns and better understand how to create disruptive strategies of innovation. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our untapped potential. UNthink will unleash organizational excellence and help your audience better understand that they are all capable of so much more than they have been conditioned to believe.

  • Deconstructs the discipline of the creative process to ignite ideas to action.
  • Explores The Psychology of Success and the Science of Innovation to achieve superior levels of performance.
  • Harness The mental toughness required to navigate ambiguity and master complexity in a rapidly changing business environment

Disruption is the new normal. Are you creating or reacting?

A leader on and off the field, Abby Wambach’s life after professional soccer has not always been a smooth path. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby’s passion and perseverance have served as a model for others. An activist and advocate in the fight for equality and inclusion for causes and people across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, to using her voice as an advocate for the LGBT community. Her messages to audiences about leading by example are enhanced by her optimism and fearless nature.

According to Mallory Weggeman, one of the keys to leadership is to tackle a seemingly insurmountable challenge by achieving small victories along the way. While fighting her way to the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 after suffering a debilitating arm injury, Weggemann discovered one of the greatest qualities leaders possess is the ability to adapt—particularly in the face of overwhelming obstacles. She applies this resilience to every facet of life, from her training to her decision to learn how to walk down the aisle at her wedding. Speaking with Sports Illustrated following the Rio Games, Weggemann reflected, “[In] a lot of ways, the fight it took for me to get to Rio was much more significant than the fight it took for me to get to London. The amount of pride that I have in what happened in Rio goes far beyond any medals I could have brought home at that point.” Weggemann teaches audiences how to celebrate small victories and to use setbacks as tools to develop teams.

Pat gives managers practical and proven techniques for immediately increasing your productivity in a leadership capacity. In this thought-provoking speech, Pat details the seven keys to leadership and teaches how you can be a more effective leader. Learn how to create a personal strategy, communicate effectively with your employees and make profitable decisions. Pat’s humorous anecdotes and unique leadership philosophy make this one of his most highly-regarded speeches.

In this perceptive and practical speech, Pat presents the key steps needed to go from dreaming to achieving. Whether it is being a fantastic father or the top sales associate for the entire eastern seaboard, this personal development speech provides the blueprint for working and living a life full of passion, energy, imagination and creativity. While each step is a small adjustment to daily living, you will see big changes in the results you seek. From executives to entry-level employees, this speech will increase your success and happiness, both personally and professionally.

How have “The Greats” achieved such extraordinary success? How can you achieve the same results? In this speech, Pat discusses the qualities that the winners in life possess. Based on 45 years in professional sports studying successful athletes and coaches who have produced great triumphs, Pat will teach you the secrets to being a more focused person, finding passion in your work and succeeding in the face of defeat. After hearing this speech, you will feel like you can conquer the world!

Normally one reporting the stories from the Middle East, Bob Woodruff suddenly and violently became the story: in January of 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. The long and arduous journey back included numerous surgeries and months of rehabilitation. In this presentation, based on his best-selling memoir In An Instant, Woodruff recounts the events preceding and following this awful event, how it completely altered his perspective on career and family, how he coped and overcame these circumstances, and what audiences can learn to recover from shattering events in their own lives.

Whether it’s a child in a car accident, a spouse’s request for a divorce, a patient’s stroke, a diagnosis of breast cancer, or a terrorist attack on a warm day in September—life can change in an instant for us all.

As co-author of In An Instant, the #1 New York Times best seller, Lee Woodruff recounts her story of a marriage, a family, a crisis and a healing. When her husband, ABC’s newly appointed co-anchor Bob Woodruff, was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq, Woodruff’s life changed in an instant. She had to learn to put her own grief aside to care for her children, as well as her husband, who was gravely injured and close to death. In the words of Bishop Desmond Tutu—"Suffering is not optional. It seems to be part and parcel of the human condition, but suffering can embitter or ennoble."

Woodruff speaks with grace and humor about her own family’s experience and how they chose to attack the crisis that befell them, resulting in a life-changing journey of love, healing and miracles for her whole family.

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