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Happy.Are you aware of what makes you happy?Can you see it all around you?Can you imagine it in your mind's eye?I help close the gap between where you are and where you want to be....while acknowledging the "happy" you already possess. I primarily do this via hourly advisory sessions where you can get the speaking industry-savvy guidance and "next step" assistance you need to keep moving closer to your "happy."For a few select candidates I manage their speaking work. It is an intentionally small, yet mighty crew-- each a "category of one" in their field. Each is incredibly powerful and deeply good.Every person I work with I care about as a human being first-- and I learn what is, and is not, important to them. Some are on the verge of a big tipping point in visibility - and need to ensure they have a calm, capable, kind champion in their corner, ready to help them leverage that thrilling event into opportunities.Most are frequently approached for speaking- but it is not their primary focus. They need someone to thoughtfully explore the opportunities while preserving good will and their sincerely positive brand.20 years into the mix and it STILL lights me up and makes me happy to teach, guide, protect and ignite my clients.Many great new contacts percolating from seeds of good will planted years ago.....so exciting. I feel privileged to be sought after by folks I deeply respect.I hope you are seeking YOUR happy.-Amy ... See MoreSee Less
Inviting you into your well-deserved weekend..... Enjoy! πŸ“Έ @maldemar ... See MoreSee Less
Ryan Holiday has a brand new book that just came out this month. It is called Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave. I connect so deeply with his message-- perhaps you can too? All of us in life are called at various points, big and small, to be brave. To exemplify courage. What you do in those moments matters. And you know it. Sometimes only you know it. I wish you the strength to follow your convictions, your dreams, your inner compass.Be brave.πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š#bravery #FortuneFavorsTheBrave #courage #ryanholiday #davidandgoliath ... See MoreSee Less
Saying 'No' is difficult for most of us. It certainly is true of our clients.They love to make others happy.They are generous.They are kind.Yet they know that if they say YES to ALL. The. Things. they will not be making their highest contribution to the world and to themselves. We offer a protective cloak around their time and energy.Preserving it for the things that are a HELL YES.When the alignment is not there for our client around a particular paid appearance, we take the pressure off them. We circle back to the person extending the invite and offer a sincere, humble, polite and respectful "no."This allows the person bringing the offer to feel seen and acknowledged.This allows our client relief from an obligation that did not match with priorities AND relief that we will convey this news in a positive and kind way.This allows us to protect our clients time and their positive image with their supporters.This art of saying 'no' with kindness is a hallmark of New Leaf. It takes time and intentionality. It is the opposite of abrupt and abrasive. It is is the opposite of transactional and "order-taking."Our clients' investment in us- via monthly retainer (if they accept very few paid appearances), commission, or a blend of both, is an investment in positive brand management. We are not the lowest cost option, and neither are our clients. We all value kindness. ####kindness #speaker #icon #iconic #blakemycoskie #milck #aimeemullins #kartikhosanagar #hamishbrewer #scottsonenshein #mariekondo #speaker #speakermanagement #representation #essentialism #gregmckeown ... See MoreSee Less
Want to have coffee (or tea....or something stronger?!) with a friend? We want to buy it for you! Check out my story today to learn more..... ORClick on our post from last week with the entry details. I bet you could enter in 20 seconds.Good luck! 4 gifted / 16 to go! ... See MoreSee Less

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Joy@Work Wednesdays with client Scott Sonenshein:

Q: Who is Joy at Work perfect for?

A: Someone who needs to move from a mindset of misery to one of peace and......dare we say it? BLISS.
#scottsonenshein
#mariekondo
#joyatwork

#virtualspeaker

#doingmorewithless
#author

Ahhhhh........ some ideas we can get behind..... Thanks @ScottSonenshein via @chaptersindigo

You are on to something.
Go for it with gusto.
Screw normal.
Seriously.
I will try the idea that terrifies me.
I will be brave.
I will not be embarrassed that I care so much about my clients and how they are doing ...not just about their speaking..but how they are doing overall.

This. Is. Beautiful. Text of the full gorgeous letter is here: https://www.facebook.com/171292149598300/posts/3258239244236893/

Pioneering free-thinkers welcome...
#speaking
#representyourself
#speakermanagement

Baking up some insight on speaking commission strategy....PIE, anyone? https://www.instagram.com/p/CCaFC_glUOs/?igshid=1m1teteueqnt5
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PS: What is your favorite type of pie? Mine: Tie: Warm homemade raspberry with vanilla icecream, or swap in strawberry rhubarb....
#speaking
#commission
#strategy
#pie

AMPLIFY: How to get noticed and bring in more paid speaking. Full post here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCVrhDTll1b/?igshid=z1i1riql47zx
#speaking #representyourself #paidspeaking #amplify

Very nice article on building your brand by @mitchjoel
https://medium.com/@mitchjoel/to-build-your-brand-2348ef10ee7b