Connecting With Confidence – it’s what we want to do when we have a positive message to share with the world! But every passionate difference-maker knows what it is to choke, to hold back, to shrink a little when the message is bigger than us. Connecting with others confidently and authentically is what builds our confidence and enables us to grow and express ourselves when and with whom it most matters.
From the book, Do Talk To Strangers, in collaboration with Global Learning & Development expert, Georgia Lush, I now present a full day workshop to transform conversations and our thinking about them. Next is Newcastle, Singapore and Manila…
This article below is from Central West Lifestyle Magazine, written by Dayna Tierney after attending the first of these events. It’s written for this region of Australia, but the message is global. Why can’t your place be the most connected, compassionate part of the world?
Conversations with Kerrie
Kerrie Phipps stands confidently before a room of eager ears. Her craft is well learnt, her message on purpose and packaged with both humility and grace. The synchronicity of belief, passion and purpose is contagious. The audience sways to Kerrie’s mantra: connections matter, people matter, you matter.
Dubbo resident Kerrie Phipps is a woman on a mission. She is busy promoting the opportunity to create and generate connections with anyone anywhere, in her recently released third book Do Talk to Strangers. The ability to make connections Kerrie believes, is fundamental in building a successful business and living a prosperous life. Her book is creating ripples of change in the art of connecting, across the Central West and beyond. Kerrie’s mission is global, “There isn’t any reason why the Central West can’t be known as the friendliest region in the world,” she says.
Kerrie’s experience in the field of personal development has a lengthy track record. For more than a decade, she has excelled as a leadership coach and written for both regional and national magazines. Author to an impressive collection of inspirational books such as Create the Life Journal (2008) and Lifting the Lid on Quiet Achievers (2009), Kerrie has also contributed her learning in six other published titles.
Her latest accomplishment ‘Do Talk to Strangers – How to connect with anyone anywhere,’ highlights Kerrie’s passion to make a positive difference, generating new opportunities in business and life.
“Connections matter, and people matter”, Kerrie says. They matter so much more than people realise. We can’t live life without each other, we all have value. If we connect well, it makes life rewarding for everyone.”
A chance meeting on a train with the CEO of Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation led to funding for tertiary students in the Central West. Kerrie believes the right place, time and attitude is crucial for these opportunities to become fruitful. With every chance meeting and every handshake hello, Kerrie welcomes the prospect to grow her world of connections with gratitude.
Kerrie assures the techniques to connect successfully are simple to learn when her ASKING model is employed and practised. “An inspiring conversation can be initiated with an open smile, good eye contact and quality questions.”
Kerrie has pushed herself beyond her own comfort zone. She has successfully evolved her coaching work to incorporate guest and keynote speaking at business functions globally. Kerrie has made it her business to excel at effective communication; mentor self-awareness and leadership, develop training, build networks and empower those around her to do the same.
Kerrie Phipps breathes encouragement into all whom she meets. Her work is tethered with thought filled reflections and bursts of vivacity.
Kerrie speaks with an appealing vulnerability and a refreshing level of transparency, culminating in a dynamic delivery of honest thoughts and ideals. Her adventurous spirit, ability to connect inspires a need to know and learn more. It was with genuine enthusiasm I accepted the opportunity to experience Kerrie’s workshop ‘Connecting with Confidence’ in Orange.
‘Connecting with Confidence’ workshop
I am taken, quite frankly, on a journey I didn’t expect to travel. Pandora has opened her tool box of conversing. I am guided through new neural pathways of thought, effective learning and connecting, steps to stunning customer service and implementing behaviour change. I am fascinated, by the simple yet effective skills necessary to bring opportunity and awareness into one’s life.
As I sit transfixed, my ego has had to get out of its own way. After all, making connections is what I do in my work. I have diligently done what every good writer should do: ask questions, do the research, observe. How could I not know this? What have I been missing? This is a life changer.
It is apparent to all present, that Kerrie is a skilled orator. A spontaneous engaging teacher with the ability to foster self-belief in others effortlessly. Like a scene from Wizard of Oz, Glinda the Good sprinkles her positivity across the workshop participants. Many lions have found their find courage today, many a tin man their heart.
Change the direction of your business and life and celebrate the learning journey with Kerrie. Follow the yellow brick road to connecting with confidence at; www.kerriephipps.com
By Dayna Tierney
Want to know more? Or want this event for your audience/team? This is what I’ve been taking to Asia! (and Newcastle next month)
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Cheering you on,