End In Mind – Speaking2018-09-08T16:21:32+00:00

Does fearless mean the absence of fear?

In the dictionary yes, in business, no. It actually means to befriend fear, and incorporate it’s energy into your leadership and teams.

Imagine two skiers atop a challenging black diamond run. They sport upscale apparel and top of the line gear. One is having the best day ever; the other, the worst day ever. Why is one in a euphoric state, while the other trembles in cold sweat, about to soil those designer pants?

The second skier is in the grip of fear.  The first skier has befriended fear — and incorporated its energy.

What happens when your executive team and key players actually embrace and befriend their fear of innovation and and its inevitable disruption? What will that look like? A winning culture driven by extraordinary synergistic teams; fearless, focused, interdependent, profitable.

Enjoy business lessons learned on the mountain from a certified ski instructor and national black diamond executive  consultant. Transform debilitating team dynamics into creative energy and robust performance.

There are speakers who consult and consultants who speak. Barry Moniak is both. His customized presentations promote your theme and bring your event to life. In his engaging and insightful platform presentations, and innovative training sessions, you enjoy delightful personal experience and profound professional discovery.

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Keynote Topic:  FEAR … Friend or Foe?
                   
What’s possible when  fear is your friend?

Fear is a powerful force. It’s very real to those experiencing it. Is it our friend or is it our foe?

Whether real or imagined, we can embrace fear as our friend. It exists to warn and protect – and inspire us.

With the mindset that fear is our friend, we transform destructive emotional reaction into constructive intelligent response.

Fear is not your foe.  Face it.  Embrace it.  Befriend it.

FEAR … Friend or Foe? (topic one sheet)

Breakout Topic:  Fearless Team Engagement
                   
Win by playing the smarter game with a better team.

What is a “better team”? One that faces, embraces and befriends fear.  Businesses that befriend the fear of hard challenges, become exemplary, iconic.  These winning organizations are driven by the “befriend fear” mindset.

Innovative leaders recognize team members’ prejudices and respect their feelings as they transform their fears; indeed, they value the differences that make each unique and indispensable. They build team trust, an essential component of a profitable, synergistic culture. Their  team players are not afraid of losing their personal autonomy to the team.

These innovative front-runners have personal power, not just position power. They create mutually reliant, profitable teams that produce better, not just more.

Fearless Team Engagement (topic one sheet)

Breakout Topic:  Fearless Critical Thinking
                   
Enhance team performance with disciplined, clear, rational, open-minded, informed thinking.

Are we willing to challenge others’ thinking? Are we willing to challenge our own?  Are we afraid to vacate familiar preconceptions that we have always relied on in making vital decisions? Do we trust our teammates, or are we afraid to see who they truly are and how they really think?

Critical thinking embraces the fear of the unknown. It de-villainizes inherent, even fundamental difference, and actually befriends it. Honoring and appreciating unique traits and talents is a crucial element of a fearless culture.

Extraordinary leaders consider the ideas, thought processes, feelings and fears of others without assumption or judgement. This kind of fearless leadership celebrates differences vital to building mutually reliant teams and an effective, profitable culture.

Fearless Critical Thinking (topic one sheet)

Breakout Topic:  Fearless Communication
                    Say what you have to say – and live to tell about it!

When leaders say what needs to be said, not just what people want to hear, they are seen as straightforward, fearless leaders – or jerks. It depends on how they say it – which depends on how their people need to hear it.

Extraordinary leaders don’t have to choose between being effective or popular – they are both. They take the time to understand others’ feelings and fears. They befriend the fear of differences, even challenges to their authority, without assumption or judgment.

They build mutually reliant teams that move fearlessly forward, producing synergistic results far greater than the sum of individual efforts. They enhance company culture and bottom line profits. The job gets done and their team still likes them!

Fearless Communication (topic one sheet)

“Barry’s presentations allow people to be vulnerable, to explore their beliefs and contradictions, so they can move forward.”

“He is an advocate for change, a force that gives us language, understanding and the tools to create an effective future, and do so in a manner that touches the mind as well as the heart and soul.”

“Along our journey we meet few people who are exceptional, who facilitate us to reach our full potential. Barry is one of these people.”