Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want
The ultimate working life dream – to be able to unlock all of our potential and remain true to who we really are. We aspire to collaborate with positivity, connect authentically, lead with inspiration, communicate with confidence, and solve problems fearlessly.
While we may dream of firing on all cylinders, the reality is that too often our most powerful assets remain hidden, stifled or even switched off. Why? Because bringing everything we are to the table requires courage, vulnerability and the seemingly elusive thing called swagger. No, not the old swagger—that show-off, in-your-face, arrogant kind. This brand-new swagger is unshakable, unstoppable and utterly irresistible.
Inspired by her Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon #1 best selling book Swagger, Leslie’s keynote redefines the word and shows audiences how to both unlock and unleash their personal brand of swagger as well as infuse it into their work culture.
Step-by-step, Leslie reveals why ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ does not work, how to break through self-limiting swagger blockers to find true confidence, and liberate our unique superpowers so we can represent, and work with ease, connection, realness and true badassery. As proof that the Swagger process works, Leslie also shares stories of those she’s helped find their swagger and how their lives have changed for the better.
For anyone who’s ever felt not good enough, limited in their potential, or thinks that being their messy, vulnerable, human selves could never result in greater success – or those aspiring to creating a more open, more powerful, and BS-free workplace, Swagger opens the door to the kind of self-belief that will change the way we live and work—without ever having to sacrifice who we are.
Imagine a work force where every person’s true potential is unleashed – where they can operate authentically and transparently, connect meaningfully, lead and communicate with confidence, solve problems fearlessly and feel perfectly comfortable in their skin in the process.
But the reality is that at work, too many of us hide the very things that allow us to accomplish this – our truth, differentiators and unique perspectives. We tell ourselves that no one will accept us without a polished, glossy, and impossibly perfect persona. This is the Swagger Gap – when who we really are is disconnected from how we manifest ourselves in the workplace. And it’s a recipe for work culture and productivity disaster.
In her interactive and informative keynote, WSJ & USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Ehm brings her infectious soulful style to shatter the myths around the need for work / life personas. Through inspiring stories and engaging real world examples, Leslie explains how to free ourselves from the myth of “fake it ‘til they make it”, and systematically break down the barriers separating the authentic, most powerful us from the waiting world.
For anyone who’s ever felt limited in their potential or those aspiring to create a more open, engaged, superpowered and ultimately productive workplace, Swagger opens the door to the kind of self-belief that will change the way we live and work—without ever having to sacrifice who we are.
Every leader’s mandate is to recognize, nurture and unleash their people’s potential. Only through this can they amp up engagement, performance and ultimately, productivity. But what happens when their people actively withhold the most powerful parts of themselves due to fear, insecurity or the belief that their true selves won’t be accepted in the workplace?
While we may dream of this organization firing on all human cylinders, the reality is our inability to nurture and accept 100% of our people’s unique contributions – their ‘swagger’ – (not to mention our own) means they in return choose to give us only 60% of their commitment, courage and capabilities. This is the Swagger gap. And the cost of it can be devastating to our culture and our bottom line. Closing it is the secret to a super powered, super high performing and super happier workplace.
In her interactive and informative keynote, WSJ & USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Ehm, brings her high-energy, infectious, soulful style to helping leaders model and manifest their own swagger. Through inspiring stories and engaging real world examples, Leslie helps leaders recognize what holds their people back from bringing their authentic selves at work, and create an environment and workforce brimming with confidence, positivity, and power.
For any organization who wants to be the kind of a sought-after workplace where top talent not just gravitates to but stays and flourishes, Closing the Swagger Gap is the keynote that will take your leaders to the next level in people management and performance.
In today’s world, the most detrimental element to successful selling is lack of trust, and nothing contributes more to it than inauthenticity. In order to build the kind of long term, co-invested and profitable relationships expected of us, our prospects and customers need to know that we’re showing them who we really are – and we need to be comfortable and confident in doing it. It’s time to let go of the negative clichés around selling and instead step into a positively redefined role fueled by truth, intention and self-belief with our authentic swagger firmly in place.
In her interactive and informative keynote, WSJ & USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Ehm, brings her infectious soulful style to shatter the myths around the need for a false front when building sales relationships. Through inspiring stories and engaging real world examples, Leslie explains how to free ourselves from the myth of “fake it ‘til they make it”, move from from pushy to persuasive, and systematically break down the barriers separating the authentic, most powerful us from the waiting world.
For any organization looking to transform the mindset, approach and potential of their sales force, Selling with Swagger is the keynote that will not only inspire but truly penetrate the hearts and minds of your people and provide the swagger secrets that will help them attain the results you all want and deserve.
*Keynotes can be delivered both virtually and in-person.