Jean's Motivational Keynotes
Does your conference need a keynote speaker who will remind everyone that laughter is good, to enjoy every moment and focus on the positives?
Does your company need help dealing with stress and negative attitudes? So you can focus on what is important – and learn to love, rather than loathe, Mondays.
Jean has traveled extensively throughout the country offering keynotes, pre-conferences and breakout sessions to a wide variety of audiences.
Jean speaks on many different, and important topics. Browse Jean’s Motivational Keynote topics below.
Learning to Run Wild: Finding Happy
Do you know we can prime our brains to focus on positivity? That the outcome of each day often depends on the choices we make? We know happiness is an inside job – it is our decisions on how we live our life that determines our personal and professional success.
Changing attitudes, taking responsibility, and making authentic choices are not always easy. With an engaging mix of personal experiences, real life examples, and surprising facts, Jean shares her tips on becoming positive and shows us how to step up, run wild and live our precious lives to their fullest.
Coming Up for Air: Learning to Manage Stress and Lengthen Your Life!
It’s true: these days stress is blamed for everything from cancer to the common cold. But this modern villain has earned its reputation. And unless we learn to manage it, we’ll live our shortened lives with our fists and our teeth clenched. In this important address, Jean discusses the misleading myths of stress, and why you need to care.
Never presuming that what works for her will work for us, Steel spends the remainder of the time teasing out what WILL work for us. From music to mountain-climbing, hobbies to humor; from pets to pampering, from journaling to joining—the techniques are as many and as varied as we are!
Stop Mourning Mondays: It’s All About Attitude
Like it or not, most of us work in the accepted nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday world. And since most of will spend a good deal more than the 40 hours each week that is expected of us, it would be a crime if we didn’t enjoy it. In this presentation, Jean Steel tells us where our attitudes come from, and how they affect our communication, morale, teamwork, and productivity. With the emphasis on taking responsibility and the power of choice (did you know that you can decide how to feel?), Steel shows us how to identify the stressors and limiting thoughts that hold us back, and to cultivate the powerful techniques that can bring about real change.
Got Morale?: Team-Building in the Workplace
One of the most common phrases on a typical resume is this one: “I work well independently or as part of a team.” Why? Because company leaders know that good teamwork builds loyalty, improves morale, gets the job done more quickly and efficiently, and increases profits. In this revealing program, Jean Steel helps us to understand why teams work well, as well as when and why they don’t. With a firm grasp on the goals and guidelines of teamwork, she introduces us to various styles of interaction, and then demonstrates lessons in diversity, acceptance, cooperation, and the folly of gossip during a series of games and activities.
One More Thing and I’ll Explode! ― Managing Change
Change is stressful, no question. But it is as unavoidable as death and taxes, so we might as well embrace it. In this refreshing workshop, participants are led through the common responses to change, what change can mean, and the various affects it can have in our homes, at work, and in our relationships. Jean Steel is well prepared for this topic, having led a life with more change in it than most. She asks us to take care of ourselves, to reframe our thinking, to make strong commitments, and to see the opportunities in all the changes of our lives. Find out how the one-minute vacation and the “tombstone technique” can, well, change the way you think about change.
Crossing The Generational Divide – Understanding the Generational Workplace
“There is nothing wrong with today’s teenagers that twenty years won’t cure.”
For the first time in history, four distinct generations are working and volunteering side by side. And according to one study, over 60% of workplaces are experiencing intergenerational conflict.
No longer simply disagreeing over music and fashion, today’s generation gap issues include language, work ethic, and attitude, just to name a few. But in any professional setting, employees and managers need to learn to communicate respectfully and effectively with each other, regardless of age, background or experience.
In this engaging and entertaining keynote presentation, Jean will present unique, practical ways to create an understanding of generational differences, and show you how to embrace those differences to build a happier, more productive working environment.
Jean Steel is an inspiring speaker who captures the audience and takes them on a laugh-filled, enriching ride which culminates in wonderful take-home ideas that are easily within reach of any audience member. She is our most highly rated conference keynote.Jeanette Shea, Jeanette Shea & Associates, Arizona
As a meeting planner, Jean and Jenny are some of my most favorite people to work with. Jean is someone I could schedule to be onstage during that afternoon lull and within minutes, the audience would come back to life. Laughter would be filling the room and afterwards, Jean and her message would be the buzz of the conference. Our post-conference surveys are always glowing with feedback about how much they enjoyed Jean.Derek Anderson, Director of Marketing and Communications, Washington Association of Counties
If you are looking to add a large, healthy dose of positive energy and expertise to your conference, workshop, or training, I would highly recommend Jean Steel and Happy People Win!Deborah Kelch, Executive Director Insure the Uninsured Project
Jean is amazing! She is irrepressibly happy and so different than any other business speaker. Her advice is practical and immediately functional. I am a better manager and employee as a result.Robyn Adkins, Practice Administrator, SLO Smiles
I have to say she is the most motivational, thought provoking and interesting speaker I’ve had the privilege to hear in my professional career.Russell Wittmeier Human Resources Director, Chico State Enterprises
Jean customized a curriculum after interviewing our executive team. Jean is delightful, interesting and funny as a presenter. She knows just how to deliver those hard hitting bits of advice. And, perhaps most importantly, her content was immediately relevant and applicable for our team. We received so many comments of gratitude and reflection from our team.Ryan Miller, President, Etna interactive
I have had the great fortune to attend several of her workshops on customer service, personal happiness, and team building through my veterinary hospital and through Rotary. I keep going back for more. She’s an amazing and inspirational speaker with a captivating wit and has been a tremendous resource to my businesses.Dr. Joel Conn, Owner, Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic
Your seminars were outstanding and well received by staff, they were “on message,” entertaining and interactive—a tremendously entertaining speaker.Dr. R.G. Santa Barbara, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
Thank you from the bottom of every student’s heart. You were an overwhelming hit with our students. One student said, “The keynote topic and speaker were so good, and so short. I felt like I wanted to hear more.” It seems every student got the message your were sending. I am so pleased that you made an impact on our students and they enjoyed their day more because of you.M.L, Santa Barbara County Education Office
Jean, you were awesome and the evaluations support it. We all enjoyed your class and the positive impact you made on so many of us in a short period of time. Many thanks to you and the work you do.A.K, Montecito Bank & Trust
It is a rare treat for us to be able to schedule so many of our staff for training, much less the caliber of training that you provide. They are singing your praises.P.L, Lompoc Healthcare District
Jean is an energy shot and a positive attitude adjustment all wrapped up in a in a package of humor, intelligence, and practicality. She has also received uniformly rave reviews from every person I know who has attended one of her presentations.Christine Dietrick, City Attorney, San Luis Obispo
Jean rocks it out of the park with her keynotes and various breakout sessions. At our annual conference in April she sold out of her books due to the high-demand for her materials. Our conference attendees raved about her! We were told by many participants that Jean was one of the best Keynotes/presenters they have seen.Crystal Keenan, Deputy Director, Arizona ALFA
WOW, WOW, WOW….Our conference was a huge success, Jean, largely because of your humor, your energy, and your message. Our attendees loved you in Pasco! Not only am I, personally, looking forward to working with you again, but I would enthusiastically recommend you to all of our LeadingAge state affiliates as well as any other long-term care organizations! Thank you!!!!Pat Sylvia, Director of Education and Member Development at LeadingAge Washington