Humorous, Content-rich, Fast-Paced Keynotes

Small Wins, Big Gains:How Slight Changes in Routine Lead to Significant Transformation

Movers and shakers know that it takes effort to make a transformation. It doesn’t happen on its own. But to make positive change stick, you need to swap out old behaviors and harness human nature to create new habits.  Then you can achieve your highest potential.

You only get one go ‘round at this life, whether it’s at work or in your personal life.  Settling isn’t an option.  Discover what it takes to transform what you’ve got into what you want.

Janel demystifies the process of transformation and cracks the code for positive change by focusing on small wins. In this content-rich program, you’ll discover:

  • The 4 step sequence that drives human behavior
  • 3 hacks that will get better results
  • How to make change stick
  • Small wins that pile up to produce big results

Leadership and Growth Mindset: How to Maximize Potential

Ever wonder why some individuals and organizations are able to achieve the goals they set and others aren’t? It all comes down to mindset. If you are constantly trying to prove yourself and outperform others, there’s a good chance you’ve got a fixed mindset. If you’re constantly striving to get better, knowing there is always more to learn, you’ve got a growth mindset. Research shows that a growth mindset leads to a dramatic increase in personal and professional success.

Leadership tops the list of the most important professional skills, year over year.  Imagine your people leading with a growth mindset on issues big and small.

That’s where Janel comes in. She shares what’s behind having a growth mindset. The power is not in tricks or secrets. The power is in understanding how the brain works and using that knowledge to redesign how you approach leadership.

In this engaging, entertaining program you will discover how:

  • to identify your own mindset and the mindsets of others
  • mindsets influence creativity, engagement, persistence and performance in your organization
  • lead with powerful strategies for changing mindsets – both your own and in your organization


Head On: How to Approach Difficult Conversations Directly

Conflict is inevitable. Handled well, it leads to better outcomes. Handled poorly, it results in acrimony, defensiveness and broken relationships.

Imagine if everyone in your organization could approach delicate, stressful situations with grace and aplomb. As soon as they happen.  Imagine if everyone could resolve conflicts quickly and effectively.  Without getting defensive.

Learn from the communication expert. Janel Anderson has a PhD in this stuff. Literally. She will share a method to approach the most difficult people and the most trying situations. That will get them to listen and understand without getting defensive.

In this high-content, entertaining program you will discover how to:

  • Approach tough situations easily
  • Head off conflict
  • Handle difficult people
  • Keep your cool, even when you’re hot and bothered


Leadership for Geeks, Gearheads and Crackerjacks

In a perfect world, leaders with specialized knowledge – the geeks, gearheads and crackerjacks – would be easily understood by everyone and organizations would run like well-oiled machines under their expert guidance.  Sound like a pipe dream?

With a blend of humor, entertainment and a cast of characters, Janel shares strategies that will enhance the leadership skills of your technical experts. She will motivate them to connect, communicate and lead differently – so they can get the maximum accountability, productivity and engagement from those they lead.

In this entertaining program, you’ll discover:

  • Why motivation is emotional (even if you’re not)
  • How to communicate in a way that makes people want to take action
  • How to harness the power of the brain to connect with people


Make Meaningful Connections: How to Power Up Your Network

You’re at a conference. You know you are supposed to meet people. Networking.  Ugh. On a good day you come home with a handful of business cards of people you never follow up with.  But you know there are good connections to be made. Connections that would make a difference in your business and your career. If only there was a simple way to meet them that feels real.  That’s where Janel comes in.

Janel’s superpower is to kick off the conference with potent strategies that allow you to connect effectively. The result? Meaningful connections where you give and get value. And strong relationships. Strategies that get you talking to one another and most of all, helping one another.

Capitalize on the conference. Make meaningful connections. Take home new business connections and even new friends.

Key Takeaways

  • Develop confidence to meet new people at events.
  • Craft clear messages of introduction that will grow your network.
  • Practice with a pay-it-forward method for making connections.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the connections between network growth and business/career growth.


Questions Are the Answer: A Prescription for Fresh Perspectives

In the fast paced, non-stop world that is the modern workplace, it is easy to overlook other people’s opinions, thoughts and perspectives. Those other perspectives might be just the thing to solve some of the current challenges and issues at hand. But we don’t think to just ask. Let communication expert Janel Anderson, PhD, put people in the mindset to ask more questions and to ask the right kind of questions so that they truly elicit what people think . . . not what we want to hear. If you’re ready to have your team asking more questions – and more powerful questions – contact Janel today.

Key Takeaways

  • How to generate bold, new ideas.
  • Strengthen relationships will colleagues, vendors and customers.
  • Build trusting relationships where people feel safe to share.
  • Transcend hierarchy and authority to communicate in service to higher objectives.


Janel welcomes the opportunity to talk with you about your audience, to hear about the purpose and goals of your event, and to explore together if her style is right for your audience. Call or email today to inquire about booking Janel. 612-327-8026