Allison Graham

Starting her career as a receptionist at a laser eye center by day and a bartender at night, Allison had a vision for her career, but didn’t know how to get it. At the time, she lacked confidence, didn’t have connections and had no idea where to start.  She made the leap to Executive Assistant and that was the beginning of her Resiliency journey.

She went on to build a media career as a columnist and business commentator and ended up advising business owners and high-achieving professionals on their best path to profitable relationships. Since 2006, she has been the catalyst for millions in newly acquired transactions for her clients that range from Fortune 500 to tech companies to professional service firms.

Through her research, coaching and personal experience living through a decade of hell facing chronic nerve pain, multiple surgeries, grief, depression and other challenges, she realized that tactics aren’t powerful unless you’re able to process and overcome obstacles swiftly and manage your inner critic. She knows full well that if you let it, your mood will be defined by your physical state, your challenges or the actions of people around you.

Now, she’s inspiring people across the globe to rise above their challenges and master resilience through her Resiliency Ninja movement.

Her books include From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding and Profitable Networking Made Easy and Married My Mom, Birthed A Dog: How to Be Resilient When Life Sucks.

You can connect with Allison at r-ninja.com.
Say hello on Twitter/Instagram @AllisonDGraham or Linked In.

SPEECHES RESILIENCE

MASTERING EVERYDAY RESILIENCE

AUDIENCE: CORPORATE TEAMS, ENTREPRENEURS, ASSOCIATIONS

In this fascinating and inspiring keynote Allison Graham will share the latest research on resilience. She will walk your audience through her proven formula for resilience mastery, as well as the Continuum of Challenges method that has been described as “game-changing” by her clients. Audience members will leave empowered and better equipped to master everyday resilience so that they can confidently deal with challenges and competing priorities at work.

In this keynote you will learn:

  • The power of everyday resilience and how it will release unnecessary stress.
  • The risks to your career and stress levels if you don’t master resilience.
  • Your natural set point response when you face challenges.
  • The continuum of challenges and the importance of classifying stress, obstacles and adversity.
  • The Resiliency Ninja formula that empowers you to proactively increase your capacity for resilience.
  • How to instantly reframe challenges and to take action to adapt to what you face.
  • Simple techniques to calm your inner critic and stop the unhealthy habit of worry.

 

LEADING A RESILIENT CULTURE

AUDIENCE: CORPORATE LEADERS, EXECUTIVES, ENTREPRENEURS, ASSOCIATIONS SERVING HIGH-CHANGE, HIGH-STRESS ENVIRONMENTS

This inspiring and entertaining keynote will shift the perception leaders have on what it means to be resilient and how they can empower others to master the skill. In addition to sharing the latest research on resilience, Allison Graham will reveal her proven formula for resilience mastery, as well as the Continuum of Challenges method that has been described as “game-changing” by her clients.

Your audience will leave ready to take action and motivated to master resilience for themselves and model it for others.

In this keynote you will learn:

  • The formula that will show you exactly how to build resilience at the individual, department and organizational levels.
  • The risks a non-resilient culture has on your division’s performance and strategic outcomes.
  • How to instantly reframe any situation to empower others to take inspired action.
  • The questions to ask to identify the right tools to quickly move past obstacles in the workplace.
  • How to support and inspire a culture of resilience among your team.
  • The simple exercises that radically transform your team’s resilience and shut down toxic behaviors to stay focused on results.

EMBRACE YOUR INNER RESILIENCY NINJA

Resiliency Ninja: a person who approaches life with optimistic joyfulness, metabolizes unhealthy stress quickly and can assess, adapt and act confidently in the face of challenges.

At times, it can feel like you’re playing a real-life game of whack-a-mole, swatting down one problem just in time for another to erupt – and that’s happening at home and work! Conflicting priorities, rapid change, and unending demands on your time and talents can cause burn out, frustration and a loss of productivity.

Success is not saved for innately resilient people like professional athletes and mountain climbers. Resilience is a skill that can be nurtured and perfected by anyone eager to embrace all life has to offer. With the right formula, you can hone your inner strength and rise stronger, and more successful than before, no matter what challenges you face.

In this keynote I’ll share:

–           The Resiliency Ninja Setpoint Dial, so you can identify your natural reaction to challenges and recognize how to move the dial.

–           The Resiliency Ninja formula, so you have an easy-to-apply approach to process unhealthy stress faster.

–           The Continuum of Challenges, so that you can quickly determine if a challenges is a stress, obstacle or adversity and use the appropriate tools to process issues quickly.

Sample of Continuum of Challenges https://vimeo.com/305967713

Sample of Resilience Setpoint Dial.  https://vimeo.com/305967692

THE RESILIENT BUSINESS OWNER

AUDIENCE: CLIENT INCENTIVE EVENTS, ENTREPRENEURIAL CONFERENCES

In this inspiring and content-rich keynote, Allison Graham will share insights on how to minimize your frustration along your entrepreneurial journey as you master everyday resilience.

You’ll learn:
1. Why mastering resilience will make the journey to success faster and more enjoyable.
2. How to lessen the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial ride.
3. How to put the challenges you face into perspective to reduce stress.
4. How to consistently focus on the tasks that have the highest value.
5. Easy ways to calm the internal messenger of B.S. aka your inner critic.
6. The formula to easily spot exactly what mode of resilience is necessary.
7. Ways to minimize feelings of overwhelm and manage your never-ending to do list.
8. The game-changing approach to stress, obstacles and adversity that will radically improve your capacity for resilience.

 

SPEECH OPTIONS FOR SALES THROUGH PROFITABLE RELATIONSHIPS

DRIVE SALES THROUGH PROFITABLE RELATIONSHIPS

AUDIENCE: PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FIRMS, BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

The greatest asset in your professional life is your network. Finding people who will actively give you referrals, sponsor your success and buy your services, can be one of the most challenging obstacles. Anything you want to accomplish is only one connection away, but overloaded task lists, heavy client needs and comfort zones can mean that relationship development is reactive at best, and, at worst, non-existent. With the right tools, you can overcome this challenge in a fraction of the time it would take your competitors.

Allison will reveal the secrets that the most connected people know to evolve and solidify profitable relationships that lead to sales, instead of just being busy networking. You will learn what it takes to inspire trust while moving a connection from being just known to a loyal client and referral source.

BUILD YOUR ARMY OF ALLIES: CREATING A STRONG NETWORK TO SKYROCKET YOUR CAREER

AUDIENCE: CORPORATE GROUPS, LEADERS, PROFESSIONALS WHO VALUE A STRONG NETWORK

The greatest asset in your professional life is your network. Connecting and building meaningful professional relationships with people from various sectors and within your firm who have access to different resources and wisdom, can be a challenging obstacle. Anything you want to accomplish is only one connection away, but overloaded task lists, heavy work demands, and comfort zones can mean that relationship development is reactive at best, and, at worst, non-existent. With the right tools, you can overcome this challenge in a fraction of the time it would take others.

Allison will reveal the secrets that the most connected people know to evolve and solidify profitable relationships that lead to opportunities, instead of just being busy. You will learn what it takes to inspire trust while moving a connection from being just known to a loyal professional relationship.

 

GENERATE GOODWILL, TRUST AND MORE REFERRALS

AUDIENCE: PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS RESPONSIBLE FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SALES TEAMS WHOSE RESULTS ARE RELATIONSHIP DRIVEN, BUSINESS OWNERS

Goodwill, trust and referrals are great buzz words, but what you really want to know is, “How do you proactively influence achieving the coveted trifecta of success?” In this conversation from stage, we’ll discuss the 4 moments in a relationship that greatly influence trust, how to build a positive reputation as the go-to person in your industry, and the easiest way to generate more qualified prospect meetings through current clients and centers of influence.

LEVERAGE THIS EVENT TO GET BETTER RESULTS

AUDIENCE: CONFERENCES WHEN NETWORKING IS THE PRIORITY.

This session is about tactics mixed with a hint of strategy to be sure you fully leverage your experience at this conference. There is an easy way to be sure that your convention conversations turn into profitable, ongoing relationships. I’ll cover the reasons you may be missing prime opportunities and the super-simple tweaks to supercharge your connections in the most authentic way for you.

I’ll cover the best practices to get maximum impact from time and money spent at events, and insights on how to master mingling, including tips to have better conversations that lead to meetings after the event. You’ll leave this keynote more confident and excited to create new and profitable connections at the conference.

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