"Genny inspires audiences large and small with her authentic, engaging, and relatable style."

"Genny is the real deal! From the moment she started speaking, she drew the audience in with her humor and authenticity. Not only does she have deep knowledge and insight... she motivates people to want to become better in all aspects of life! Genny leaves the audience inspired, motivated and armed with practical tools needed to start making a difference immediately!"
Tara Tackett
Marketing, HP Inc.
Genny is sensational! From the prep work in getting to know her audience, to the planning and logistics of our time with her and the delivery of her messages… she was tremendous! Our team thought she was as authentic as they come: sharing deep insights into personal branding using anecdotes from her own life! Genny brings a ray of light, positivity, hope, and foundational knowledge to a room filled with leaders at every level.”
Jenn Presner-Taylor
Regional Marketing Director, Texas Roadhouse Restaurants

Events and Audiences

Genny speaks at a variety of events, from business and leadership conferences to universities, corporate training sessions churches, and community gatherings. Her personal branding workshops are customized specifically for your team or organization, and as a keynote speaker, she’s shared motivating messages with corporate, non-profit, community, volunteer, and ministry audiences. Genny also customizes talks and workshops for your event, gathering or conference and shares webinar workshops and presentations for remote audiences. 

Some of Genny's keynotes and speaking topics:

The Power of Your Personal Brand

There’s only one you—and that’s exciting! Personal branding is more important now than it's ever been. Regardless of your career path or position, when you have a strong personal brand, it helps others to notice you, listen to you, and trust you. It also helps you have the greatest impact, stand out as your best self, and find more meaning in what you do. There's a lot of noise out there in the world--and more and more--people are the differentiating factor in business decisions, influence, leadership and success. In this session, you'll learn about Personal Branding, why it matters to employees and companies, and how to strengthen and maximize your unique personal brand… to make more of an impact by being you. Your talent holds power... How are you using it?

Pursue Your Dreams with Passion and Confidence

Pursuing your dreams is exhilarating, but it can be scary and challenging too. Do you want to do something significant with your life, but you don’t know exactly what that is? Are you feeling a tug to do something new or step into unknown territory, but you’re unsure of the outcome or worry that you’re unqualified? Are you trying to pursue your dreams right now, but keep hitting roadblocks or getting stuck? Pursuing your dreams with passion and confidence isn’t about “finally arriving” and having it all figured out. It isn’t about having no fear or waiting until you’re absolutely “ready” either. This talk will give you 5 key things that will free you from staying planted in limitations and inspire and energize you to let your dreams soar.

When Women Are Brave

What would happen if you bravely said yes to that thing that is tugging on your heart? How would your life change? When you feel safe to truly be yourself, you are more able to step out in courage, and doors open to fully live out your hopes and dreams. And it starts with coming together in community and being real. This talk will remind you of the power of friendship, reaching out, and letting yourself be known. When women are brave, lives are changed.

4 Not-Alone Hacks to Help You Find #realconnections, have #realtalk and build #realfriendships

We all struggle with feeling alone at one point or another. And when we feel alone, it can rob us of our joy. In fact, research shows that lack of connection with others affects our happiness and can even impact our health. This talk will help you to know you are NOT alone, and help you discover the true happiness that can be found in what really matters: people, relationships and connection. Learn 4 powerful not-alone hacks that will help you step out and become more of the woman you were meant to be through real talk, real connections, and real friendships.

How to Live Your Purpose With Passion

We all have a longing to matter — to do something significant that we’re passionate about. But how do you know what that “something” is? Living out your purpose with passion isn’t about finding that one thing to do for the rest of your life. (You can live out your purpose in different ways in different seasons of your life.) Living your purpose with passion has more to do with truly understanding who you are and living that out authentically, right where you’re at. This talk will help identify key steps you can take to live YOUR purpose with more passion, starting today.

Becoming a Transformational Leader - Find Your Fire and Share It

To become a truly great leader, you need to STRETCH—your mind, your skills, your abilities, your attitude. We’ve all heard that you need passion, commitment, and drive to effectively lead and inspire others, but what does that really look like? This session gives leaders a clear road map based on the word STRETCH (Start with you. Be Transformational, not transactional. Be Relational. Be Enthusiastic. Be Tenacious. Be Compassionate. Help people.) that will help them show up as their absolute best so they can inspire others, lead with more influence and maximize their relationships and strengths.

Mentors & Sponsors: Why You Need Both and How They Help You Succeed

What’s the difference between having a mentor and a sponsor, and does it matter to your success? It turns out, it matters a lot. Both mentors and sponsors can play a critical role in your career, but the two aren’t interchangeable. While a mentor may guide you and help you gain the skills needed to make your next career move, a sponsor will be the one to advocate for you in meetings, help open the door for that promotion, and be your champion. In this session, you’ll learn distinctions between mentors and sponsors and how the two types of relationships can propel you forward. You’ll also learn how to find both of these types of people in your professional and personal life, and how you can be a mentor and sponsor to others. Both roles are important and can be life-transforming; this session will help you understand how.

Overcome Fear & Live Your Best Life

We all face fears; it’s part of being human. But your fears don't have to hold you back from pursuing your dreams or becoming the woman you want to be. Be inspired and equipped to walk with fear in a new way so you're more free to live in possibility and opportunity, not hesitation and regret. This talk will give you key truths and encouragement to help you re-frame the way you view fear so it won't hold you back from the life you want to live.

Gratitude - A Happy Habit

Let’s be honest; in the middle of the challenges that sometimes come with life, having an attitude of gratitude isn’t always easy. Learn five ways to become a more grateful woman and five ways to live a more grateful life. We’ll talk about how thankfulness can help you beat stress, lead better, and live a happier, healthier, more productive life. A little thanks really does go a long way!

Healthy Mom, Happy Mom

Though being a mom can bring incredible joy, it can also bring worry and stress, self-doubt and frustration, even heartache and pain. Having kids is a huge responsibility and it comes with challenges. Yet through it all, we moms often keep a tough upper lip, sometimes at the expense of our own well-being. From everyday stress, to past hurts, to something else that might be hindering our physical and emotional health, if we aren’t free and whole, our parenting will show it. Learn how to recognize signs of stress or hurt and resources and tips to get back on track. A healthy mom is a happy mom, and that creates an environment where joy can grow.

The Perfect Mom (who doesn't exist)

There can be a lot of pressure in parenting: We want to make the right decisions. We want to avoid mistakes. We want our kids to be healthy and happy. And most of all... we just want to be good moms. Yet every child is unique, every mom is unique, and there is no perfect either. We come from different walks of life, different backgrounds, and different families. But we’re all moms, and we’re all in this together. Be encouraged and discover new ways to encourage others, hear practical tips and insights that will help take some of the stress out of parenting, and learn how loving for real can make all the difference.

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