Keynote Speaking

Using her special style of content-based motivation, each of Courtney’s presentation blends stories, research, humor, and interaction to achieve measurable audience engagement and learning at your event.

ReVisionary Thinking™

The Science and Strategy of Adapting to Change

Can you reach your goals, even if things aren’t going the way you expect? Most people (and organizations) are good at setting goals and making plans, but not very good at revising those plans when things change. But that’s the real work of resilience.  Backed by Courtney’s data-driven research, ReVisionary Thinking offers concrete strategies for building “future readiness” and blazing a new path when the goalposts move on you.

After the session, participants will be able to…

  • Avoid the typical mistakes people make when confronted with change
  • Improve mental flexibility as individuals and teams
  • Understand why gut instinct fails you in unfamiliar situations—and how to counter it
  • Generate more (and more innovative!) ideas when solving problem
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Productive Persistence

Why Giving Up is Better Than Grit

Sometimes persistence pays off, but often it’s just wasted effort.  So how do you know when to persevere and when to pivot? In her motivational and practical keynote, resilience researcher Courtney Clark shares the surprising reasons why our cultural emphasis on positivity can make us less adaptable, and what we can do about it. “Productive Persistence” is a realistic, proven form of resilience that prevents burnout, fosters flexibility, and increases the chances of success. 

After the session, participants will be able to…

  • Recognize why “persistence” and “resilience” create hidden barriers to achievement
  • Identify the difference between a goal and a plan
  • Move on from change, uncertainty, and disappointment faster
  • Apply a simple framework to evaluate competing needs and decide which to prioritize 
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Winning When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

Hard work usually pays off. But sometimes, no matter how hard you work, your plans just… DON’T work. Courtney has proven techniques to help you deal with life’s detours with humor, resilience, and tenacity.

After the session, participants will be able to…

  • Discover how to let go of “the plan”
  • Identify ways to maintain personal power during transition and upheaval
  • Develop measures to increase perspective and adaptability

Are We There Yet?

Strategies to Help Change Go Faster and Better

In today’s competitive world, there’s no time to recover from our setbacks slowly. The research-based strategies from Courtney’s new book, The Successful Struggle, will have your team managing change, stress, conflict, and life’s other challenges in the fastest, most productive way possible.

After the session, participants will be able to…

  • Recognize the benefits of connecting with the purpose of change
  • Develop new strategies to maintain personal power and a sense of control during times of change and stress
  • Apply the “Stop, Drop, and Roll” technique for chaos management

Customization for Sales Teams:
There are several dangerous mental tricks your brain plays when you face rejection. Courtney’s innovative Accelerated Resilience research offers solutions for sales teams on bouncing back, sidestepping sales stress, and closing the deal.

Be On Fire, Not Burned Out!

Strategies for Engagement and Enjoyment in Challenging Times

Resilient employees know how to handle stress without burning out. Courtney’s Accelerated Resilience™ strategies lead to greater employee engagement, reduced turnover, and less stress at the office.

After the session, participants will be able to…

  • Identify how change and chaos contribute to employee burnout
  • Discover why staying engaged in change is important, and the best tactics to keep you engaged
  • Construct new strategies for managing stress without the threat of burnout

If your event needs a motivational speaker and a boost in resilience, contact me below so I can create a customized presentation to help your group adapt faster and achieve more. I look forward to working with you to deliver an unbelievable experience to your group!