Keynotes

InspireCorps offers keynote addresses on a variety of topics related to inspiration, emotional agility, strengths-based leadership, confidence and executive presence, and leadership agility. These interactive and experiential sessions have been enthusiastically received recently at the Yale School of Management, the University of Pennsylvania, the Officer and Joint Women’s Leadership Symposia (U.S. Military), and the Harvard McLean Institute of Coaching Conference.

Leadership Agility
at the Officer Women Leadership Symposium and the Join Women’s Leadership Symposium (2016)
Allison Holzer, M.A.T., M.F.A., P.C.C. & C.P.C.C.
Jen Grace Baron, M.A.P.P. & P.C.C.
Sandra Spataro, PH.D.
In our business world of increasingly rapid change, the ability to use inspiration to quickly adapt is a differentiating factor for leader performance. In order to deliver and sustain inspiration, great leaders need to know themselves, what the situation requires, and how to enact the right blend of styles and behaviors dynamically. Think of leadership today as similar to guiding a hang- glider, where focus and awareness, immediate and slight course corrections, and agility are essential. The InspireCorps Leader GuideTM, based on theory and application from Aristotle to modern Psychology, produces inspired leaders and performance.
In these presentations to military audiences, InspireCorps presents the Leader Guide as a powerful tool for leadership agility and transformation.
Emotional Agility as a Powerful Leadership Strategy
at Yale School of Management Executive Education (2016)
Allison Holzer, M.A.T., M.F.A., P.C.C. & C.P.C.C.
As leaders, how often do you consider your emotions when making complex decisions or solving critical problems? Over the last 25 years, emotions have become increasingly recognized within academia, business, and education as being essential in effective decision-making and optimal performance. Yet, many leaders today still consider emotions to be problematic or, at best, distracting, and something to be ignored or minimized. This session presents a new framework for understanding the different types of emotions we experience everyday and when they support or impede our decision-making and performance. Experience how to become more emotionally self-aware and agile, using tools to shift your emotions when you find yourself swimming off course.
How Women Lead to Bring Out the Best in Each Other
at the Officer Women Leadership Symposium (2015)
Allison Holzer, M.A.T., M.F.A., P.C.C. & C.P.C.C.
Jen Grace Baron, M.A.P.P. & P.C.C.
Women can be at times each others’ greatest allies or fiercest rivals. This session addresses the unique challenges and opportunities that arise among women working with women and offers a research-based framework by which women can help one another achieve mutual success. In this keynote to women military leaders, InspireCorps offered research-based strategies and tools to build win-win professional relationships.
Executive Presence
at the University of Pennsylvania MAPP Conference (2014)
Jen Grace Baron, M.A.P.P. & P.C.C.
At its best, personal style starts with knowing yourself, your uniqueness, and radiating this from the inside out. In modern terms, it is about optimizing your personal brand in order to increase confidence, engagement, and influence in all that you do. Within seconds, hundreds of times every day, we influence ourselves and others through our clothing. Join us to explore a method called CLICK, a three-step process for unlocking new levels of confidence and powerful presence. Do you know what your clothes are saying about you and have you found your click?
Giving Feedback that Motivates
at Yale University’s Future Leaders of Yale (FLY-Yale) (2016)
Allison Holzer, M.A.T., M.F.A., P.C.C. & C.P.C.C.
Feedback often gets a bad reputation. A 2016 survey of over two thousand adults showed that nearly 40% of managers are uncomfortable giving critical feedback to employees; about half of those are uncomfortable giving positive feedback (Lou Solomon, HBR). And yet, when feedback is delivered well and with good intentions, it can inspire, engage, and even transform individuals and teams to higher performance. In this experiential session to the Future Leaders of Yale (FLY-Yale), InspireCorps teaches a simple feedback process rooted in research-based methods from the Center for Creative Leadership to build your confidence giving positive and constructive feedback. This keynote is helpful to anyone who manages (up or down), mentors, or collaborates on teams.