Self-care means taking the time and energy to stay physically, emotionally and psychologically healthy. That includes everything from eating well to an exercise regime and time outdoors. It also involves setting aside time for meditation and getting enough sleep. The personal benefits of self-care compound for each of us in a short time and we become healthier, happier, more resilient and less fatigued.
Self-care activities enhance our relationships, too. While we might spend time away from others for personal care, we learn to better live in the moment. We become less irritable and respond better to the needs of others. Simply put, we feel more refreshed, supportive and ready to handle challenging situations.
And isn’t that what you want from your staff and leadership teams?
Personal care for employees is good for business.
Hiring a self-care keynote speaker for your next corporate event does more than energize your team in the short-term. It can instill a sense of personal purpose for your employees that spreads throughout the organization, and it lasts. A healthy, happy, more resilient team not only gets along better, but is more productive, healthier and more creative.
Hiring a personal care speaker has grown in popularity in recent years among top and emergent organizations for each of these reasons and more. But if you want to find a truly effective speaker, where do you start? And what speakers are available for your next event? Here’s a list of our favorites to get you going.
Who are the top self-care speakers available today?
Allison Graham helps leaders and teams to overcome frustration and work anxiety through a three-part problem-solving framework. The result of this step-by-step approach is higher team optimization with less stress and burnout. Her book Take Back Your Weekends outlines the thought patterns that lead to frustration and anxiety and helps readers meet challenging times with resilience. Graham has spoken professionally since 2006 and her presentations are renowned as some of the best in the industry, combining a conversational style with evidence-based key takeaways.
Allison Graham Quote: “We need downtime to recover. When we work for hours on end, even when we’re on a roll, performance can dwindle.”
Founder of the popular 100% Human movement, mindset expert Karen M. Allen empowers individuals and teams through a deep and personal understanding of positive psychology and post-traumatic growth. Her skill at engaging audiences has become widely renowned. She has spoken for TEDx and has a client list that includes top companies such as Google, AT&T, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Experian and many others. She has also been featured in Forbes and SHRM Magazine as well as on Good Morning America and MSNBC. As a self-care speaker for your team, Allen is one of a kind.
Karen M. Allen Quote: “It’s my big, bold mission to help people get unstuck and let go of that problem-free life they’ve been taught to expect.”
Emotional fitness leads to better leadership. No one understands this better than Happier Now and Gratitude Daily author Nataly Kogan. A globally renowned expert on the nexus of resilience and leadership, she is also the founder of the Happier Method™ and CEO of Happier. As a global keynote speaker, she engages audiences with wit and charm while helping them improve their emotional fitness through evidence-based methods. Whether overcoming adversity or even the latest work challenge, Kogan’s vision of self-care and gratitude helps any team feel stronger, more resilient and courageous.
Nataly Kogan Quote: “Gratitude reminds us of all that is good amidst the difficult.”
Author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential, keynote speaker Shawn Achor delivered a Ted Talk that has become one of the most popular of all time. In fact, his address “The happy secret to better work” currently stands at 24 million views. This engaging and informed speaker spent 12 years at Harvard, earning multiple teaching awards and publications. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on happiness and success, with his research featured on covers of The Harvard Business Review. This author of Big Potential has served clients ranging from the U.S. Treasury to the NFL, bringing his message of positive personal growth and leadership to millions of engaged listeners.
Shawn Achor Quote: “Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change; it’s the realization that we can.”
Do you ever feel stuck in life? So have individual members of your team. It’s natural, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in that dark place. Speaker Suzy Batiz challenges her audiences to understand that anything is possible. A success story in her own right, Batiz understands the despair of poverty and abuse. From that darkness, she transformed herself into an entrepreneur who embraces life at its most purposeful. Named one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women in America, Batiz has been featured in CNBC, Fast Company, Forbes and many other publications as well as popular television. Her message of growth, resilience, transformation and success speaks to all audiences, making her one of the most sought-after and effective self-care speakers available today.
Suzy Batiz Quote: “What you focus on creates your world.”
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