* VIRTUAL Cultivating Calm During Coronavirus Chaos
In an all-new virtual keynote, Neil Pasricha responds to the spiking anxiety, stress, and mental health challenges we’re all facing today in our new “normal”
The bestselling author of You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life, Pasricha will share three research-based practices to ground and center yourself on a daily basis, as well as key phrases to use when speaking to yourself and loved ones during the pandemic. This session can include an optional Q&A to help participants connect with their peers while learning Pasricha’s empathetic tools, grounded in research and case studies.
Pasricha’s virtual event comes with a tailored “care package” available to each participant post-session. It includes:
• A tailored video from Pasricha.
• A nine-part video series on resilience.
• A resilience self-growth workbook.
• Two new articles from Pasricha: “49 things to Do if You’re Home Due to the Coronavirus” and “25 of the Best Books to Read if You’re Home Due to the Coronavirus”.
• A “Nine Steps to Resilience” poster.
• A list of additional free online resources.
This virtual presentation is 60-minutes long, including a Q&A. Length is flexible depending on a client’s needs.
The Science of Positive Growth Mindset
Does great work lead to happiness? Or…does happiness lead to great work? Neil Pasricha shares counterintuitive research-based answers in this fun, fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. He challenges your audience by asking: “Would you press a button and have 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity on Monday morning?” When heads start nodding, he shows how to get there. Based on fresh research Pasricha published in Harvard Business Review together with the latest in neuroscience and positive psychology, this speech is not true motivation – it’s application. Perfect for left-brained, analytical, or even skeptical audiences. Past clients include: Google (engineers), Kaiser Permanente (physicians), Citigroup (investment bankers).
The Subtle Art of Happiness
Why can so few people at work genuinely say, “I love my job”? Gallup reports 87% of the global workforce is disengaged. But what if there were subtle, secret weapons that could turn employees into their most powerful, engaged, and productive selves? It’s not crazy talk. It’s actually happening. Using his unique blend of counterintuitive research and sidesplitting stories, Neil illuminates a clear path forward into workplaces where people show up inspired, do great work, and leave with full minds and full hearts. Raw, hilarious, and heartwarming, this is the perfect keynote to kick off or close your conference with the ultimate high. Past clients include Audi (national dealer teams), AstraZeneca (sales agents), and TD Bank (top global leaders).
Lead Yourself First, Before You Lead Others
Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 today and has been for more than a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees spread across the globe has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks. Neil Pasricha served as Director of Leadership Development inside Walmart for the past ten years – working directly for two CEOs and partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global executive program inside the retail giant. Join him as he shares a window into what his research and work reveal about what truly makes leaders tick and walk away with clear takeaways on how they can drive you and your teams. How do you lead a team of two, two hundred thousand, or even two million people? It starts with yourself. Let Neil show you how.
Be Happy First: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change
After Neil Pasricha’s wife left him and his best friend suddenly took his own life, he crash-landed in an empty downtown bachelor apartment. Just twelve months later, he was working directly for the CEO at Walmart, running the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science’s “Best Blog in the world”, and had just published The Book of Awesome which stormed the New York Times bestseller list and sold over a million copies. The lesson was clear: resilience, change, and growth can come from times of challenge. This inspiring talk is for anybody looking for simple practical ways to lift performance to new heights. In Neil’s case, he realized before life could change, he had to change. Leadership ultimately comes from within. When company execs would ask him “How did you get so happy?” he’d share the secret is to “Be happy first” and let the mindset you cultivate ultimately enable your success. Neil’s presentation leaves audiences with five clear tools they can use to achieve their biggest goals. (Past clients include: Uber (marketing), Momenta (bioscience execs), University of Texas (students and faculty).
Building Trust in Distrustful Times
According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, agreed less, or trusted less. Yet, building trust, and developing the community that surrounds it, remains imperative for any art project, online influencer, startup, or brand. So what are the new ways to build trust and community online in an era of mistrust? Hear from those who have done it and are doing it. What works? What doesn’t? And how do we figure out who to really believe and rally behind?