I take a completely different approach than your traditional “motivational speaker” when I speak to groups: client-centered coaching. My program gives people just enough of a different perspective that each person gets exactly what they need when coming to listen to me speak.
Drawing on my experiences from my accident and recovery, running, coaching and racing, I deliver a conversational talk around a variety of topics and themes that fit your organization’s specific needs. When you book me to speak to your group I will develop a customized speaking program with topics that align with your organization’s needs.
|EXAMPLE TOPICS INCLUDE:|
|Pace Yourself||Perseverance||Listening to Your Gut|
|What Motivates You?||How to Handle a Setback||Who Is Your Competition?|
|Adjusting Your Expectations||Importance of Realistic Goal Setting||Course Correction – Plans Must Be Flexible|
|When Do You Dig Deep Versus When Do You Give Up?||Mental and Emotional Readiness Are Just as Important as Physical Readiness||Time Management or Choice Management?|
After I speak I facilitate a question and answer session in a large group format but will also do individual Q&A or breakout sessions when speaking to smaller groups.
My team building programs are highly customizable, interactive sessions designed in a consultative manner around a customer’s specific business need. I bring a fresh set of eyes, a unique perspective, and a wide array of business, athletic and personal experience.
While the traditional “motivational speaker” will come in and deliver a 45-90 minute talk, answer some questions, pass out a book, sign a few and leave, I take a different approach. Much like training for a marathon, there are no shortcuts.
“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
|TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP||GROUP OR CORPORATE CHALLENGE PROGRAM|
|This is a completely customizable multi-week team challenge, which can be as physical or as non-physical as
your organization’s needs dictate.
The workshop includes:• Kick-off meeting
• Presentation of the program
• Periodic updates and checkpoints
• Motivational or learning-driven communications
• Closing meeting
• After action reviewThe “after action review” is where we discuss and debrief what participants learned about themselves and their
teammates. This is where the epiphanies will occur and spur real calls to action that will change behaviors and
|Does Accounting think it is faster, better, stronger than IT? Do you have what it takes to out train all your co-workers and proudly sit at the top? These types of challenges are becoming more popular among corporate groups as a way to encourage healthy rivalry and teamwork while getting in better shape.
• Examples of challenge programs include:
These programs are very affordable and will be customized to fit groups of all sizes from a 10-person shop to a multi-national corporation.
“Through the guidance of Brandon’s coaching, I was able to successfully complete my first full marathon in October 2014 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. One of the greatest things that I learned from him was the importance of group runs. I had been in the spirit of being a solo runner up till training with the group that he was leading for the fall 2014 marathon series and with that, I learned that I do not have to go all out for every run, which only begets more injuries. The first time Brandon told me to run in the back of the pack, I wondered why; it was after a few sessions that I understood what the camaraderie of running in a group was as well as the stories shared on those long runs. Now, for most my runs, I seek out the group atmosphere to help mentor other runners or just to enjoy a few good laughs while on the run. Also the other benefit to group running is the offload in the wealth of knowledge that Brandon possesses. If you are sore or cramping, he will give you some stretches to perform or tell you that’s it for today and he will never abandon one of his trainees!”
“Brandon is helping transform our 13-year-old daughter not only as an athlete, but as a person. She has been working with Brandon for close to 6 months now and she is a better human being because of it. As a parent I love the life lessons, work ethic and discipline Brandon teaches her. Being a former athlete, coaches were some of the most influential people in my life, now my daughter gets to have that same experience. Brandon is teaching her it is ok when things are tough…things in life are going to be tough. But tough does not mean it is bad, just means you work harder. How she describes Brandon: Motivational, fun, caring, accepting, energetic and cool. He’s awesome!”
“I can honestly say I am not the person I was six months ago. Before I started training for the marathon, I couldn’t run more than 30 seconds at a time. Now, my husband laughs at me when I call 4-6 miles a ‘short run’.
I thought to train for this marathon I was going to have to teach my body to endure the long distances. All this time I thought I was learning how to run, but in truth he was teaching me much more.
Mile 14 was when I let Brandon know I was getting a blister. He let me walk for about 12 seconds, and then said, “Alright, let’s go!” If I had my way, I would have liked to walk the rest of that marathon. Brandon is the reason I made it in the time that I did. He pushed me to do more than I thought I could. He refused to leave me behind.
Sometimes it takes a village to make one person realize that what they do matters. Even if it’s just one small mile because the end result is one huge accomplishment. Brandon celebrated every victory, no matter how small, and taught me the value of that ritual. He was an integral part of one of the best things that has ever happened to me, and has truly changed my life. I have developed a love for running that I believe will be life-long.”
“Brandon’s personal story is truly inspiring, and I have so much respect for him!!! I’m a runner as well & I’ve only done a half-marathon so I can’t even imagine completing a full marathon, especially after everything he has gone through. I wish him all the best & future continued success in life!!!”
— Alison Fourtner
“I appreciate Brandon for sharing his inspirational story with our group of State Farm agents! It’s amazing how he has recovered from his accident and continues to live life to the fullest!
Bravo and keep running!”
— Jennifer Wilcox
“I appreciate Brandon so much for coming and speaking at the State Farm stars club dinner. He is such an inspiration to us all! It is so great to see how wonderful he is doing! He is an amazing person who has been through a crazy journey, and we truly appreciate him sharing that with us.”
— Kristin Marquardt
“My sincerest thanks to Brandon for an incredible inaugural season. I credit him with so much of our team’s cohesiveness and success this year. While he may never have realized the role he would take on last May, he truly held our team together and gave all participants a home and a family to be a part of. He has such a talent to inspire, bring people together, and enabled people to see their true capacity to endure and accomplish what they may never have thought possible. Watching him on race day and throughout the season made me feel so fortunate to have him as our coach and a leader on so many levels in the Dallas/Ft. Worth community.
I consider it one of my career’s greatest blessings, having the opportunity to work with Brandon.”
— Alison Tibbits