Warren Macdonald's Keynote Speaker Programs

 You're going to be a rockstar in the eyes of your team for bringing Warren in to speak :)

You're going to be a rockstar in the eyes of your team for bringing Warren in to speak :)

Warren Macdonald delivers four motivational speaker programs that can be customized to meet your event goals.

  • The Power of Perception
  • Return on Resilience
  • The Challenge of Change
  • One Step Beyond

Each keynote speaking program is described below:


 
 

The Power of Perception: Building a Breakthrough Mindset 

Overview

If we can’t see where it is we need to go, what are our chances of getting there? If your team or your members can’t see where you’re going, what are the chances they’ll get onboard?

In navigating change, and overcoming the challenges that come with it, we need to address the foundation; the root cause of why we often get stuck or disengaged, and that is, how we perceive change in the first place.

 Warren Macdonald on the summit of Tasmania's Federation Peak. Photo credit: Jeremy Smith.

Warren Macdonald on the summit of Tasmania's Federation Peak. Photo credit: Jeremy Smith.

Expected Outcomes

This keynote presentation is designed to hit “reset” on how your team sees their role in your organization. Expect them to come away empowered, engaged, inspired and ready to take action. They’ll begin to see challenges and opportunities with fresh perspectives and renewed vision.

Key Takeaways

  • An understanding of the incredible importance of mindset, and how perception is the most important factor when it comes to limiting, or improving, our performance.

  • Specific tools and techniques to help break through the barriers that limit us.

  • How to develop strategies to counter inevitable setbacks that always come when pursuing big goals.

"Your presentation was the highlight of the event and people are still commenting to me on how you have changed their perspective. You were bang on in understanding the challenges we face and connecting your own story to ours in a way we could all relate. You got it! You inspired our people to pick themselves up and feel good about themselves and what they do, despite their past and current challenges. This shift in perception, I'm sure, will prove invaluable as we move forward."

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Mike Cachia
Team Leader – Recruitment / Syncrude


Return on Resilience: Bouncing Back is just the Beginning 

Overview

If there’s one certainty, in business and in life, it’s that we will all face challenges; that we will all, at some point be faced with a seeming insurmountable obstacle or obstacles. When that happens, our greatest ally is found in our ability to endure; to adapt. When that happens, it pays to have banked some resilience.

 Warren Macdonald and team climbing up and out of the crater towards the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo credit: Jeremy Smith.

Warren Macdonald and team climbing up and out of the crater towards the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo credit: Jeremy Smith.

This keynote presentation focuses on what we can do to prepare for our challenges in advance. On how we can fortify ourselves against the curveballs and roadblocks before they happen by practicing resilience.

Expected Outcomes

This keynote presentation is designed to move your team from “I can’t” to “Bring it!” To instill the understanding that by facing our challenges; seeking them out even, we build the strength and resilience required when bigger problems come our way.

Key Takeaways

  • An understanding of how resilience is banked, and is transferable across all areas of our lives.
  • Specific tools and techniques to build resilience.
  • Learn that “Bouncing Back” is just the beginning. By practicing resilience, we position ourselves to Bounce Forward towards our goals.

"The presentation you delivered was heartfelt and more than inspirational. You captured exactly what we were looking to hear and you weaved your story and teachings brilliantly throughout. We have been back to work a few weeks now and people are still talking about some of your key take-away messages. They were so simple and resounding..how could they not! Thank you again for choosing to spend time with us. We are better for it!"

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Niall Quaid
Director / Sales Communications & Training / Kraft


The Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity 

Overview

We’ve all heard it a million times; “change is constant”, “the only certainty in life is change”, “change or perish”. We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Warren’s “Challenge of Change” presentation will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth. That it’s the challenges we face that build the resilience we need as we’re asked to do more, with less . . . That it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

 Warren Macdonald moments away from becomign the first double above knee amputee to reach to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeremy Smith.

Warren Macdonald moments away from becomign the first double above knee amputee to reach to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeremy Smith.

Expected Outcomes

You’ll learn to see change as an inevitable, ongoing process that we’re all engaged with; not just something that “happens to us”. That by changing the way we see change, changes everything… You’ll never look at adversity in the same way again.

Key Takeaways

  • Foster the ability to recognize and breakthrough mental barriers to change.
  • Tools to build resilience for both business and personal growth.
  • A powerful shift in thinking that will put challenges into perspective.
  • Develop a breakthrough mindset that seeks solutions and opportunities.

"Warren delivered an important message in an engaging way that really connected with our audience. He made an outstanding contribution in being the catalyst for our people to reflect on and take control of their own circumstances, and had a material impact on the success of our conference."

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Margaret Willis
European Head of Wealth Management / HSBC Bank


One Step Beyond: Setting and Reaching Impossible Goals

Overview

It’s all well and good to set seemingly impossible goals; the kind that has your team looking at you like you’re nuts. Like this time you’ve really lost it . . . You need them to see what you see. You need to convince them, to inspire your team to follow you. To show them what is possible when you’re prepared to go One Step Beyond...

  • Beyond ordinary
  • Beyond conventional
  • Beyond perceived limitations
 Warren Macdonald. Arrow Glaicier; Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeremy Smith.

Warren Macdonald. Arrow Glaicier; Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeremy Smith.

Expected Outcomes

You can expect your team to become engaged in raising the performance bar. Carol Gardibie sums it up best in her testimonial below.

Key Takeaways

  • Reinforced understanding of the power of purpose, i.e.: when we have purpose, we have an edge...
  • The ability to see obstacles as stepping-stones toward our goals.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of preparation in reaching your goals.

"Your topic "One Step Beyond" was one of the best and most powerful keynotes I have had the pleasure of hearing. The topic had an impact for many of the attendees as the evaluation form for the Conference stated. Some of the words used to describe your keynote were "exceptional", "inspiring", "very, very moving" and "this keynote makes me want to climb mountains"."

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Carol Gardibie
Speaker Coordinator 2006 CAPLA Conference / Canadian Association of Petroleum Administration