I Dare Me for Leaders, Corporate Meetings, Associations, ConferencesBest for this Audience: Leadership Conferences, Corporate, Associations, Fundraising, and Client Appreciation Events This keynote dares your employees or organization members to be open to change, transition and new ideas. It’s an effective opener or closing keynote to inspire participants to implement what they’ve learned at your event in their work and personal lives.
DESCRIPTION:No matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, we can all get stuck. We spend most of our days unaware we’re doing the same thing we did the day before. We face a crisis, wring our hands, feel powerless or we’re “running on a treadmill” without joy. Somehow we lose our best self along the way.But the fact is, each of us has the power to reclaim our day and move courageously toward change; with joy, with laughter, with daring and a sense of adventure. An “I Dare Me” keynote is about creating the life and career you want; finding a way to move forward without moving to Italy, running away from home, or meditating on your navel. In this presentation you’ll learn:
- How to “own your day” again while recognizing routines and habits that keep us stuck
- The science that explains why we actually need and crave first time experiences
- Strategies to be more fearless through change and transition, “do the new” and gain courage to pursue work and personal goals
- Action steps we can take to bring joy, adventure and wonder back into the every day
I heard Lu Ann speak a few years ago for a women's group and knew that she would be a great keynote for our Spring Summit Up: Double Daring to Think Big. Our Vynamic team members are still talking about how inspired and motivated they are by Lu Ann's powerful keynote at our biannual Summit Up event. Our employees learned to think about their day differently, to dare themselves in small and big ways. Our feedback forms raved with "Her speech really stuck." "Awesome" "Insightful" "just amazing"..."...really hit home for me to switch things up so we can be more effective in the work we're doing..." Our team continues to reflect and renew on daring themselves more often. Lu Ann researched our culture and hit it out of the ballpark. If you want your organization to be pumped, employees to adapt to change and take charge of their day, this is the speaker you want. Thanks Lu Ann!
Lu Ann recently spoke to our 'Future Blue Leaders' - an employee resource group focused on supporting associates who are looking to get the most out of their career at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. From the start, and for the next 45 minutes, Lu Ann brought it - the positive energy in the room was obvious. Through her inspiring story and interactive approach, I saw some magic happen with the audience, who came to believe they could really live a more fearless and fulfilling life. Polished. Engaging. Connected to our brand. Easy to listen to. Fun. This was the immediate feedback I received from our group right after Lu Ann's presentation. Plus, she happily stayed another hour signing books and chatting with attendees. I would recommend Lu Ann if you're goal is to inspire and motivate - and she's so easy to work with!
We had a waiting list for people who wanted to get into our sold out luncheon featuring Lu Ann Cahn and her I Dare Me presentation "Living Fearlessly". Her daring and inspiring speech lived up to all reviews and beyond. Our business women and men laughed out loud and related to her story of being stuck and surviving cancer. Lu Ann moves into the crowd and gets everyone participating, shouting out their dares. We pride ourselves on getting the finest speakers in the region. She was definitely one of our best!
Founder, Society of Professional Women
Lu Ann's presentation at Pfizer Collegeville's 5th annual OWNIT! Day was the highlight of a fantastic day celebrating leadership at every level using head, heart, and guts. Lu Ann customized her presentation to align with our theme and it resonated with all 500+ colleagues in the audience! We felt so lucky to have her part of our day!
"Very inspirational!", "ENTERTAINING" "...dynamic Individual and speaker...", "Grace, humor and wisdom...", " I loved how she taught us to play". Just a small sample of the positive feedback we received about our speaker Lu Ann Cahn. It was such an empowering event; a perfect way to kick off 2017. We can't wait to invite her back to speak to our clients, guests, and employees.
Timothy Maguire & Kimberly Karr
Chairman & Chief of Staff, Director of Recruiting (respectively) - Karr Barth Associates
Our conference of 500 breast cancer survivors gave her a standing ovation after she dared them to face their fears and try unique strategies to get life "unstuck".
Lu Ann inspired and empowered 70+ women to tackle their dreams head-on, without fear. She challenged us...dared us...to live our best lives and to share our gifts with the world.
President, Temple Women's Network, Temple University
After Lu Ann's presentation, you come away with the feeling, "facing fears, learning to play, and saying yes - I can do that.
President, Heartland Regional Council of the Institute of Managements Accountants
Lu Ann really connected with the audience, both men and women, about how to make difficult decisions in your life and career. She was very entertaining but also had a practical approach to identifying how to create the life and career we want.
Director of Governmental and External Affairs, PECO Energy
I Dare Me for Survivors and CaregiversBest for this Audience: Cancer Survivor Groups and Associations, Health Care Providers, Administrators, Professionals, Insurance, and Pharmaceutical, Corporate Leaderships
DESCRIPTION:As someone who has had major surgery for breast cancer, kidney cancer and ulcerative colitis, Lu Ann uniquely relates to survivors and caregivers. Whether it’s a health crisis or a life crisis, an I Dare Me for Survivors presentation reminds participants of their unique perspective and power to get “unstuck” and live each day with daring and passion. With humor and self deprecation, Lu Ann tells the story of being stuck and not appreciating her survivorship until she went on the unique journey of doing something new every single day for a year. Audiences laugh, cry and stand up and cheer as they recognize the lessons learned and leave with renewed motivation to create and embrace the life they want. In this presentation you’ll learn:
- Ways to reboot and recharge life after surviving a health or life crisis
- How to tap into the unique perspective and power of survivorship to face fear
- To open up, share a dare and set a path for a new life adventure
- As caregivers and health professionals how to make sure you are taking care of yourself so you can give to others
I Dare Me for Career Counseling Professionals, Life Coaches, CounselorsBest for this Audience: College Career Service Organizations, Employment Transition Professionals and Coaches, Life Coaches, Psychologists, Caregivers, Teachers
DESCRIPTION:Sometimes the people who give the most, need new inspiration and motivation. As someone who dares and counsels college students and adults on creating the life they want, Lu Ann knows it’s easy to “give it all away” at the office and feel too drained to do something for yourself. An “I Dare Me” presentation for those who “give at the office” reminds professionals they can’t be their best for others if they aren’t daring themselves. In this presentation you’ll learn:
- To recognize the positive ripples of your giving life
- Learn new ways to recharge your own battery and own your day
- To give yourself permission to “Do the New” and “Share the Dare” so you can continue to inspire and help others with new energy and joy
- Daring ways to challenge your students and clients to live the life they want
I Dare Me for Fundraising: The Karmic GivebackBest for this Audience: Institution, Organization and Association Fundraisers, Galas
DESCRIPTION:One of the best ways to get life unstuck is to volunteer and give back. This presentation reminds donors and audiences about the real ripples of your own “It’s a Wonderful Life” story and how to create those ripples in our every day with “karmic givebacks”. Audiences will be inspired by true events and participation to give more to others to create a better life for themselves. In this presentation you’ll learn:
- The psychological benefits of giving and the “boomerang” effect
- How to tap into the power of daily “karmic givebacks”
- Ways to create more “ripples” to have the life and career you want