How do you become that effective leader? This could be of anything. Maybe you are the leader in your kitchen...... in your office..... on the field.....no matter where it is, there has to be a starting point. Many of you know that you take little "nuggets", if you may, from every experience in your life. I learned in one of my acting classes that you try different people on like clothing and then you find the one that fits you best. These are the people that mentor you, guide you or just give you some great advice that turns the light bulb on or at least gets it shining a little brighter....
I had the honor of speaking with Doug O'Brien, Keri Zoumas and Tony Dody this evening. If you don't know these people , you should GET to know them. They could change your life.... and you can start right here at Ava's Allocations !
Doug O'Brien got to train directly under Master Speaker Tony Robbins. ( Now I know you ALL know THAT name !) And here is part of his story..... Tony Robbins was working on a training program known as NLP ( Neuro Linguistics Programming) Say that 10 times fast ! Ha Ha
Well, Tony needed trainers. Along came Doug O'Brien who moved up in the FAST TRACK to become a trainer at a quick pace- working directly with Tony Robbins to fill that need. He began designing training programs for NLP. Then he got certified. Loved it so much he then moved on to a Master Practitioner Trainer and then moved into his own speaking engagements, having taken classes from many others in the speaking realm
. Doug did his first FIREWALK in 1985. Those Firewalks ( walking on hot coals) are still done today at a Tony Robbins event, IF you want to try it ! I know you are certainly encouraged to do so. One of Doug's next goals include working on another book, "Stories from the outside INN".... keep reading to see how you can meet Doug this month !
Author, Speaker, Trainer, Master networker, NLP Master Trainer and all around great guy- Doug O'Brien ( I got the great guy thing from our phone conversation..... catch Doug on our next episode of the CASUAL CHAT)
Keri Zoumas comes to the stage from a Real Estate Career....well, that's not where it actually started but as I have said in the past....everything is designed to lead you to where you are !!
So Keri has a Dance/Drama background....hmmmm....wonder where I relate to that???? LOL
She got injured in a performance and met someone who dealt in Natural Healing.... the love of people started there. Falling in love with the Health and Wellness field was easy for her as she was learning to heal herself ! Now she needed something to do ....so she figured she'd try Real Estate classes on a whim....( yeah right.... how many times have we done something on a whim that wound up being a true passion ! ) From there Keri started doing speaking, training, and coaching all through her real estate contacts.... and then fell in love with network marketing. If you love people, network marketing is the place to be. Now, Keri is not only a speaker and trainer but tops in her company with Arbonne ! She now speaks on a positive mindset and trains others to do the same . She is working on HER book, the "Success Playbook" due out soon. Keri has over 25 years in Personal development and founded the Zoumas Leadership School. Her positive endeavors grow everyday !
Speaker, Trainer, Author and also all around great Gal... ( again from the phone).... - Keri Zoumas Catch her on our next episode of the CASUAL CHAT)
Tony Dody comes to us , not only as a professional speaker, but as a friend for over 15 years. Tony also fell in love with the health and wellness industry. He began looking into natural healing to deal with an illness that struck his Mom. There, he also fell in love with people, network marketing and speaking to the masses. Tony D. has graced many stages in our area. You may have even seen him around town. Speaking and training for over 12 years, Tony D. brings HIS fresh approach to the art of, what he calls, "ELEVATIONAL SPEAKING"
Author, Speaker, Trainer and all around......WAIT A MINUTE, WE DID THIS ALREADY.... HMMM.... I KNOW THIS ONE, SO MAYBE WE'LL JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT ! Just kidding..... all around GREAT GUY ! - Tony Dody
What a spark of energy flew when Doug, Keri and Tony D. met.
Energy is the life force we all have inside of us naturally. You know right away when that energy of someone else makes you feel good or makes you feel bad. Bob Proctor, another great speaker, says do the thing that makes you feel GOOD. So be around the people that make you feel GOOD. Pick up those nuggets and learn from others to be the leader of your space.....no matter where that space may be. Shakespeare says all the World is a stage and we are but the players..... ALL the World.... so find that stage in YOUR life .
If you are in the area, you can meet and greet these 3 awesome speakers for one low price on Saturday, June 25th in Hazlet, N.J. Reach out to me if you would like a ticket to this great event. Your discount is awaiting when you contact me directly !
I am so honored and excited to meet Doug and Keri. ( I already know Tony D.). Being an author, speaker and entertainer myself doesn't give me the right to stop learning.... we learn everyday so get up and learn something ! Then take what you learn and pass it along.....that makes you a leader.....then go and learn again.... pass it along... and become a Master at it !
And , oh yes, one of the most important ingredients..... Love what you do ! Ralph Lauren says, "Find what you love to do go in that path"
All else will follow ......
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