Keynotes & Programs -
General & Business and Sales Audiences
• Authenticity –
The Power To Transform Your Organization
Business Performance and Sales Motivation
• The Future Is Now
• The Authentic Women
In Today's Business Environment
Second Half of Life
• For The Love of
Authenticity – The Power To Transform Your Organization. Great strategies, well-articulated goals, strong strategic alliances, sound policies and procedures, well-defined role and responsibilities, and effective training programs; these elements are essential for any and every successful organization. But without true alignment to a greater sense of purpose, meaning and value, these elements are not enough. They are like a high performance automobile trying to run without fuel.
Twelve Keys To Creating An Authentic Company. Creating aligned, profitable companies whose success is sustainable is not rocket science but it does require a lot of awareness, some hard work, patience and investment of time, resources and money. There are also twelve basic steps every organization can take to ensure high performance. This talk explores these twelve keys and assists individuals at every level of the organization to know what they can do to contribute.
Ten Beliefs That May Be Limiting Your Success. Organizations and individuals may have a clear and effective strategy, a strong intention to succeed, and more than enough talent and resources to get the job done, but if they do not have the courage or willingness to examine and change some of the underlying beliefs they hold, they will not achieve their objectives. Beliefs, fundamental beliefs, are the essential ingredients that make the difference between outstanding performance and mediocrity.
Straight Talk – Myths That Limit Meaning and Purpose. There are a number of “thorny myths”, those sometimes sensitive topics and sacred cows that people spend a lot of time walking carefully around and trying to pretend they are not there, but over time these myths prove to be like the proverbial “800 Pound Guerilla”, they become obstructions to productivity, performance, employee satisfaction, customer service. These powerful myths about life and value, must be identified and replaced by new beliefs that empower, enable and propel organizations and individuals to new levels of achievement.
What Really Matters. Dress up your company’s image, create a catchy slogan, write a great mission statement and hire a well-known spokesperson – all good marketing techniques, but as anyone who has been in world of business – both for profit and non-profits knows, what really matters is the quality of the products and services that are delivered to the people call customers and clients. And what determines the quality of the products and services, a deep commitment to value, purpose and meaning. In these talks and programs base on their new book, Authenticity, Simple Strategies For Greater Meaning and Purpose At Work and At Home, George and Sedena Cappannelli get to the heart of the matter.
The Zone of Risk – Essential Lessons From The People and The Companies Who Have Been There. Name the success story and then take a good look at the road the individual or organization traveled to get there. What you will discover is the obstacles met and overcome, challenges turned into opportunities and ultimately into victories describe the path. In these talks and program, George and Sedena Cappannelli call upon the inspiring stories and case histories of some of the extraordinary individuals and organizations they have worked with over the last 25 years.
Say Yes To Change – Change, you bet. A lot of it! Each day we are being asked to juggle the increasingly complex demands of our jobs, with the needs of our families, the demands of our communities and the desires that issue from the depths of our own hearts. Too often, this juggling act feels like it is being performed on a tight rope high above the ground. Here in this turbulent atmosphere we must contend with the cross currents of unprecedented technological development, rapidly shifting social and political structures, new roles and rules and, of course, the many other challenges and opportunities that life brings to us each day. In these talks and programs, George & Sedena Cappannelli use their 25 Keys To Making Change Work For You to assist audiences in dealing with these challenges and opportunities of life in these times.
Weathering The Winds of Change – In this very insightful and relevant series of talks and programs by George Cappannelli, audiences learn how to find alignment and right action in a very complex world. Utilizing 9 Essential Keys, George provides some unique perspectives and some very practical solutions audiences can apply to the new rules and the new roles that life presents – at work, at home and in the world around us. George also looks at Eight Things Individuals and Organizations Can Do To Ensure Success. Whether the audience is comprised of representatives from multi-national organizations or start-ups, members of national associations, government organizations, clubs or professional groups, these talks and programs provide valuable, relevant and measurable tools.
The Art & Science Of Life Strategy - For many of us, life is series of disconnected events, experiences, challenges and opportunities. In fact, as odd as it may seem, most of us do not have a plan nor do we begin things in the beginning. Instead we jump off or in wherever we find ourselves. And who can blame us. We live in such a fast-paced, complex world. So much to do. So many demands. So little time. No wonder most of do not take the time to articulate a vision, identify our goals or create a plan of action that prepares us to meet our challenges and capitalize on our opportunities. In this powerful and practical talk, George & Sedena Cappannelli provide audiences with in depth information and experience on how to apply the art and science of strategy to their lives.
The Power To Change – Too often we tend to define the things we enjoy and want to do as ‘life’ and the things we don’t as ‘change’. As a result we accept life and tend to resist change. In reality, of course, life is a continuum made up of both the things we enjoy and the things we do not. In these very powerful and motivational talks and programs by George & Sedena Cappannelli, audiences learn how to accept the inevitability of change. Through motivational quotes, stories and some very engaging interactive exercises, audiences learn to treat change as an ally rather than an adversary.
Turning Challenges Into Opportunities – In a world as complex as this, it is all too easy to allow the many obstacles and challenges that arise every day to limit and ultimately drain us of the energy and passion we have for our lives. In this motivational series of talks and programs by Sedena Cappannelli, she guides audience through a very easy to follow and yet powerful series of steps for turning these challenges into opportunities. Talks and programs on this same theme are also presented jointly by George & Sedena Cappannelli. These joint talks focus on some of the lessons learned and the keys to change for organizations.
Energy For Success – Sedena Cappannelli is known as an inspiring and empowering speaker and program facilitator. In this series of talks and programs, she focuses specifically on the energy system of the whole person and assists audiences in learning how to open to greater levels of personal freedom and spiritual fulfillment through attention to the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life. By incorporating her Life Skills For Self-Enhancement and Empowerment, she assists audiences to align their energy, identify their life purpose and gain greater efficacy and balance.
Communicating With Integrity – In this series of talks and programs, George & Sedena Cappannelli explore the most essential and fundamental of all human skills – communication. Through powerful motivational stories and experiences drawn from their work in both the public and private sectors, they assist audiences to remember that communication is a lot more than the exchange of words and information. What is not said, the tone of voice, the physical gestures, the emotional state of both the speaker and the listener; all this and more ultimately determines the quality of our communication. Indeed, in a world in which so much communication is delivered electronically, our ability to communicate effectively and with integrity becomes essential.
Business Performance And Sales Motivation
The Future Is Now. The sciences of Botany and Biology have shown us the largest oak is already present in the smallest seed and the mature adult visible in the smallest cross section of a single cell. The same thing can be said about the future history of an organization, a nation, and even an individual life. Indeed, one need only have the courage and the willingness to look closely at the beliefs that are held, the skills you demonstrate and the customs and habits that are practiced daily to discover how profitable, how effective and how successful the future will be. This is the essential scope of these powerful, eye-opening talks and programs.
It's About Time – In this dynamic and relevant series of talks and programs, George Cappannelli assists audiences to better understand their relationship to time; how they can learn to accumulate time more easily, spend it more wisely, and finally, to move beyond the boundaries and limitations of time into a new dimension where they can really enjoy and explore the many extraordinary relationships, experiences, and career and personal opportunities that life offers. It’s About Time does this by exploring the subject of productivity and performance in new way, offering unique insights and very powerful practical tools that no other examination of this topic offers. These talks are based on George’s new book by the same name.
Authentic Leadership For The 21st Century - Few among us dispute the fact that we are living in an incredibly complex age. New technologies and sciences are changing the way we do everything from accessing and sharing information to making buying decisions; from dealing with our health, conducting our financial transactions, communicating with our families, colleagues and friends to running our businesses. Indeed, everything is changing and changing fast, especially the skills and competencies needed by those of us who are asked to lead individuals and organizations in both the private and public sector. In this insightful and empowering talk, George Cappannelli brings audiences the benefit of the experience he has gained over the last 25 years as one of the countries leading change agents and executive coaches.
Leading From The Right Side of The Brain – 1200 words a minute, 50,000 discrete thoughts a day. Our rational minds are not only shouldering most of the work –some of which they are not well equipped to do – but they are may also be leading us down some paths that are both less effective and, in the long run, may actually be contrary to our desired results. In this provocative series of talks and programs, George and Sedena Cappannelli give some new perspectives and some very valuable tools for individuals who want to be able to lead more effectively, productively and successfully at every level. Calling on a wealth of personal experience, George & Sedena assist audiences to move outside the box to gain greater access to their intuition, insight, imagination and creativity – skills that are not only desirable but also essential for leadership in this new century.
The Art & Science of Business Strategy – 1200 words a minute, 50,000 discrete thoughts a day. Our rational minds are not only shouldering most of the work –some of which they are not well equipped to do – but they are may also be leading us down some paths that are both less effective and, in the long run, may actually be contrary to our desired results. In this provocative series of talks and programs, George and Sedena Cappannelli give some new perspectives and some very valuable tools for individuals who want to be able to lead more effectively, productively and successfully at every level. Calling on a wealth of personal experience, George & Sedena assist audiences to move outside the box to gain greater access to their intuition, insight, imagination and creativity – skills that are not only desirable but also essential for leadership in this new century.
Creating Effective Organization – In today’s world of leaner, more effective organizations, competitive advantage is often measured by how well executives are able to understand the dynamics of change, identify resources, learn new skills and competencies, communicate effectively and form effective strategic alliances. Taken together these elements add up to the ability to minimize risks and maximize opportunities. In these empowering and timely talks and programs by George Cappannelli, he reminds audiences that for those who succeed in meeting these challenges the rewards are great – increased responsibility, greater recognition and job visibility, increased personal satisfaction, a better balance between career and personal lives and, the satisfaction of being able to contribute more substantially.
By The Numbers; Leadership & Management Strategies That Don’t Ad Up - Obsessive, compulsive and excessive are three words that too often describe what has become our all-consuming addiction of leading by, for and from the numbers. It may be true that it is a jungle out there. It may also be true that The Street cuts those who falter very little slack and that in this economic climate lenders are even more intolerant of mis-steps than usual. In fact, the slightest whisper about a downward dip in any of the other half dozen indicators the money boys use to evaluate market strength and a company could be history. But no matter what the challenges are, George Cappannelli believes that our obsessive focus on the numbers isn’t getting the job done. In this provocative series of talks and programs he identifies 11 Critical Factors organizations need to start paying attention to if they are ever going to make the bottom line come out right.
Upside Down, Backwards & Inside Out - The Forgotten Art Of Doing Business - George Cappannelli believes that many of us in the business community have things upside down, inside out, and backwards! Yes, even though a large number of us in almost ever sector of the economy spend most of our time struggling against a seemingly endless tide of increasing competition, dwindling profits and lack of customer interest, George believes that these are only signs of the challenge and not its cause. He believes, in fact, that we facing in the wrong direction and doing many of the things that we are doing for the wrong reasons. In this powerful and informative series of talks and program he explores four primary ways that most organizations have it upside down, backwards and inside out!
30 Signs Your Business Could Be In Trouble & What You Can Do About It - According to George Cappannelli, keeping a business on track – no matter how tough the competition or fickle the marketplace – is not rocket science. Yes, we are in a tough economic climate, but the truth is we make it a whole lot tougher than it needs to be by looking for short cuts, slights of hand and magic bullets to save us. We make it a whole lot tougher by listening to the predictors of the latest trends who would have us changing directions as often as a dog does when chasing his tail. In this series of talks and programs George Cappannelli identifies 30 critical factors that keep a business on track, how to identify them and what you can do to improve them. Practical, powerful, and very timely, that’s what audiences have to say about these talks.
Truth Time For American Business - Getting Back To Basics - Although the actions of some people in the business community would lead us to believe that business is a shell game, it is not. The purpose of business is not to manipulate the public into believing that a particular product or service has value or fills a need whether it does or not. Nor is its purpose to figure out the next rationale we can use to justify an increase in prices or to charge customers for services that are already included in the price of the produce. No, the business of business is to be smart, innovative and competent enough to actually deliver value to its customers. The business of business is to find out what people really need and to deliver it – at a fair price, at good quality and in a reasonable amount of time. In this series of talks and programs, George Cappannelli suggests that it is time to stop looking for a magic formula and to start remembering that our fortunes lie not in the stars or some illusive market sign, but in the hearts, minds and values of those who lead our companies and those of us who must execute their policies, make the products or deliver the services.
The Missing Link - Business Is Still All About People! - There are a lot of very reasonable and very effective business theories and management models out there. Tons of information, libraries full of case studies and more trend data than any of us could digest in a lifetime. So how come with all of this at our disposal, so many of us in business today still feel like we are paddling upstream against a strong current? George Cappannelli believes it’s because we are paying too much attention to theories and not enough to common sense. He also believes that no matter what the obstacle or opportunity facing any business, it is not the latest management or IT strategy that’s going to get us home, its people.
General Audience,Women's Issues, Health and Wellness
The Authentic Women In Today’s Business Environment. This highly motivational and inspirational talk looks at some of the most powerful and successful women in world today and identifies strategies some of them use to lead more meaningful, productive and on purpose lives.
Authenticity – The Real Key To A Woman’s Success. How do women define success? What are the qualities and characteristics they need to achieve the results they want to achieve in today’s complex business and personal environments? This inspiring talk explores the 12 major factors that can make a women not only successful but satisfied with her contribution and to the unique leadership she is capable of demonstrating in every aspect of life here in the 21st Century.
Say Yes To Love – The Art of Living Successfully. We say Yes to a number of things in our world, and some of them are even good for us, but of all of the things we can say Yes to, the most powerful, most remarkable is love. Of course, it sounds a lot easier than it is. Indeed, as anyone who has been alive long enough to experience some of the less than attractive results of loving knows, keeping one’s heart open sometimes requires a great deal of courage. In these talks and programs, however, George and Sedena Cappannelli explore this extraordinary key to successful living and provide practical, powerful recommendations that lead audiences to the conclusion that courage or not, it is, indeed, the only game in town.
The Real Path To Equality – Keys To Female Leadership In The 21st Century. Time to stop following the worn pathways, adapting to current conditions and trying to fit in. Time to stop trying to fight the system and complaining about the glass ceiling and the things men do to keep women down. Time to stop mimicking men in dress, manners and values and time to start focusing on what is unique, distinct and valuable that women bring to the table. In this series of talks and programs Sedena Cappannelli identifies 7 Primary Keys that can help women in business minimize their obstacles, maximize their opportunities and make a real contribution to a world so desperately in need to their unique and invaluable contributions.
Beyond Woman’s Rights - For more than forty years women have been actively struggling to gain equal rights and while it is abundantly clear that they have made enormous progress in some sectors, the fact remains that they still have a long way to go. In this very provocative and thought provoking series of talks and programs George and Sedena Cappannelli, co-authors of Say Yes To Life, put forward the premise that in order for women to make their next major gains they have to redirect their attention from the outside to the inside, from their search for equality to a new and grander search for wholeness and re-entry into the powerful depths of their femininity and its efficacy. Utilizing 7 Essential Keys To Change, the Cappannelli’s explore this inner quest and demonstrate how the real adventure is “not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
He Said/She Said. - In this engaging series of talks and programs, George & Sedena Cappannelli, identify eight primary keys that will stretch your consciousness and keep your spirit limber. These keys include: Say Yes To Change, Eliminate Limiting Beliefs, Pay Attention to Self talk, Find Balance, Celebrate Spontaneity, Honor Wants, Celebrate Silence, Become an Instrument of Grace, and Worship the Divine. These thought provoking programs provides audiences with a new kind of life yoga that is the pathway to greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health with complimentary strategies.
Life Yoga – The Art of Stretching Your Consciousness & Keeping Your Spirit Limber. - In this engaging series of talks and programs, George & Sedena Cappannelli, identify eight primary keys that will stretch your consciousness and keep your spirit limber. These keys include: Say Yes To Change, Eliminate Limiting Beliefs, Pay Attention to Self talk, Find Balance, Celebrate Spontaneity, Honor Wants, Celebrate Silence, Become an Instrument of Grace, and Worship the Divine. These thought provoking programs provides audiences with a new kind of life yoga that is the pathway to greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health with complimentary strategies.
Exercising Your Spirit As Well As Your Body & Your Mind - For those who recognize the importance of exercise in keeping physically, emotionally and intellectually fit, George and Sedena Cappannelli, co-authors of Say Yes To Change, offer some valuable, practical and complimentary strategies. Learning to exercise your spirit; to gain greater access to your imagination, intuition, insight and creativity; to renew your passion for the things you have come here to accomplish; these and more are among their powerful and relevant keys to a more balanced life. How does one learn how to exercise their spirit as well as their body and mind? This talk will provide practical, easy to apply recommendations and insights on a set of valuable keys to help unlock these doors.
It’s Time, Brother. Time For A Change! In this very engaging and dynamic series of talks and presentation, George Cappannelli invites his male audiences to ask themselves what they have to say for ourselves. That we are men is not, by itself, enough, he suggests, to justify the mess we’ve made of things. Nor is that old tired phrase about the economy or our need to make a profit. No, in the name of profit we have been screwing things up for a long time. So he encourages men - Republican Men, Democratic Men, Free Thinkers, States Rights Guys, Independents, corporate guys, self-reliant guys, entrepreneurs and salt of the earth average guys to take a refreshingly frank and honest look at some new strategies, new tools and new perspectives that can help men make life in the future more sane, sustainable and in harmony with the primary and natural forces of life.
Second Half Of Life
For The Love of Your Life. Many of us view aging as an inevitable and distasteful part of the game of life. We avoid its implications and do our best to pretend it will never happen. In this remarkably uplifting, motivating and inspiring series of talks and programs, George and Sedena Cappannelli look life right in the eye, especially the second half of life and they discover that the second half of life can actually be the best part of life. Filled with motivational stories and wonderful facts about how some of the world’s greatest accomplishments were created by people over 60.
You have done your job. Raised your family. Set aside funds for your retirement. Yes, a lot of life’s daily requirements and responsibilities are now behind you. But what’s ahead of you. Travel? Time to do some of the things you could not get to when all the other pushes and pulls of the world called. These, indeed, are some of the perks of retirement. But what are you really going to do with all of these hours and days in the rest of your life? How will you find new adventures, make new discoveries and keep your passion for the next stage of your life high? In this compelling and provocative series of talks and programs, George & Sedena Cappannelli pose some very challenging questions and offer seniors some thought provoking and life changing strategies for the rest of their lives.
Learning To Live Without Life’s Three
Great Illusions – Security, Safety and Control - Helen
Keller once said that “security is mostly superstition. It does
not occur in nature, nor do the children of men, as a whole experience
it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
The Real Fountain Of Youth - In this provocative article by George & Sedena Cappannelli look beyond the obvious to 7 Essential Keys that will help seniors and people of all ages stay younger, healthier and happier. No magic formula, not super pill or wonder cure, the real fountain of youth lies a lot closer than most of us think and is available, free of charge, to everyone.
Keys To Making The Next Years The Best Years - Most people have spent the first half or more of their lives taking care of business, raising a family, and doing all the things that life seems to require of us, so George & Sedena Cappannelli believe that it’s time to make the next years of our lives the best years of your life. Utilizing a number of primary keys from the book, Say Yes To Change, George and Sedena explore ways those who wants to renew their passion for life, refine or redefine their goals and turn the predictable and the ordinary into their next great and wonderful adventure can do so.
Travel & Adventure
The Inner Game of Travel – How To Re-discover The Real Spirit Of Your Journey In a world as challenging and complicated as ours having an airline that you can rely on and that understands your needs, accommodations that align with your budget and meet your standards and informed travel assistance is not just valuable, it’s essential. At the same time, even with these very necessary elements in place, having the kind of experience you want while you are traveling depends not only on these externals, but on what George & Sedena Cappannelli call the Inner Game of Travel. In this series of talks and programs George & Sedena Cappannelli, explore Six Essential things travelers can do to making travel (and life) more than a process of getting from one destination to another.
Your Pathway To Life’s Greatest Destinations – How to take a great inner journey while you are traveling the world - When most of us plan a trip we pay a lot of attention to what airline and car rental company we will use, where we are going to stay, what clothes to bring and how much money we will need. Most of us do not, however, spend as much time thinking about what we can to do to ensure that the quality of our experience will be what we want. In short, we focus on the externals and not the internals. On the destination and rather than the journey itself. What if, in fact, by doing some relatively simple and easy to do things, we could make our travel experience not only remarkable and memorable, but personally satisfying, renewing and, above all, a learning experience? In these talks by George & Sedena Cappannelli audiences learn some powerful keys that will insure a great inner as well as a outer journey.
The Real Journey – An Inside Out Job. Many of us spend a great deal of time looking at the world around us and hoping that eventually it will provide us with the satisfaction, fullness and adventure we seek, but the truth is, the older many of us get, the more we realize that what we seek is not found “out there”, but instead “in here.” In this wonderful and inspiring series of talks and programs, George and Sedena Cappannelli give audiences some new perspectives and some very practical and eminently usable skills to begin making the real journey of a lifetime.