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Actionable Leadership Strategies: Keynote Speaking

Amy Franko is an accomplished business leader and entrepreneur. In 5 short years she has:

  • Launched a training and development company from scratch, building it to a healthy and profitable enterprise.
  • Earned the distinctive Apex Award for Publication Excellence in training design.
  • Established a strategic partnership with an international best-selling author.

She can bring that same business acumen, innate leadership, passion, and drive to your organization with her speeches.  Her speeches are very much like conversations, with a training and development touch.  Amy has an engaging, humorous, down-to-earth style that draws the audience into the topic at hand. Combine that with her knowledge of training and development, and your audience will not only leave inspired, but with actionable strategies to put into practice.

Her topics are ideal for corporations, associations, and private training events. The ideal audience for her topics are emerging women leaders, managers and directors new to leadership, and those who want to build their leadership skills and executive presence.

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Speaking Topics

Every speech is uniquely crafted to the needs of your audience – ensuring your event is a success. For booking inquiries, contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you!

Your Corner Office:  Essential Leadership Skills to Accelerate Your Career

Many women are bypassed for promotions, stretch assignments, and executive-level positions. Why? Early learning experiences have socialized us with some behaviors that don’t contribute to success in the business world.  Those behaviors, which we often aren’t aware of, can slow down or even sabotage career growth.  The topics covered in this session are created from the international best-seller Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois Frankel, Ph.D.  Your audience will uncover unique mistakes that hold many women back in cultivating leadership acumen, communication skills for successful workplace interactions, and learn ways to position themselves for credibility and career growth.

Stepping into Executive Presence

Executive presence is one of the hottest topics today, and your emerging leaders must have it. It is especially critical for your women leaders. It’s a combination of character, emotional intelligence, and specific skills. How can you develop it as an emerging or new leader? This topic addresses the characteristics and skills of executive presence and self-leadership, specifically for the emerging or new leader.

Building Strategic Relationships

Women are natural relationship builders, but here’s a secret. Many women do not optimize those relationships in building their careers or leadership profiles.  So, how do you do that in a way that is genuine, seamless, and creates win-win situations?  Here’s another secret.  A person doesn’t have to be “naturals” to do this successfully.  There are specific skills, habits, and messages your leaders can develop.  Amy will share her stories and specific tips on how she has successfully built – and optimized – her professional network.

What Others Are Saying . . .

“During a recent engagement where we brought Amy in to speak to a large group of professional women, she captivated our audience on the topic of “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.” Her keynote was full of energy, exactly on point, impactful and resonated with us all…so much so that the “take-aways” remain with me today.”

Beth Alloway
Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking
Huntington National Bank

“Amy presented at a professional women’s networking group called W.I.N. (Women In the Neighborhood). It’s a collaboration of professional women across an accounting, bank and law firms. Amy’s message was infused with advice that was very tangible for professional women. A lot of what she addressed “hit home” to the working woman; one could easily tell that she personally understood the challenges and successes each of us face along the way. Her message was simple: hold tight to your integrity and defend your convictions – with class. It was a very profound presentation and we all walked away with value.”

Kim Phillips
Marketing Manager
Schneider Downs & Company

“Amy recently spoke to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Ohio Chapter on the topic of Why Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office. Her presentation was engaging and topical and stimulated good discussion of real-world examples among the attendees. She challenged each of us to think differently about networking, volunteering and communication styles. I would definitely recommend her to other organizations interested in this topic.”

Cheryl Ladd
President, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

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