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Archive for September, 2013

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Allison Hayes Freeze – Giving back!

- by Charlie Adams

Allison Hayes Freeze and her young daughter were overwhelmed with help and support during an incredibly hard time. Now, they are giving back in a way that is so inspiring.

Allison has one of the most positive attitudes of anyone I have ever known. I first met her back in my television news days about 15 years ago when she was an aspiring sportscaster. Bubbling with enthusiasm and drive, Allison had gone from her small hometown of Niles, Michigan to study broadcasting at the University of Florida. She had a dream of being a female sportscaster. I could see she had potential so I encouraged her. Her positive attitude was the thing that told me she would do well.

She eventually was hired as the weekend sports anchor at the Fox affiliate where I live in South Bend, IN. The viewers came to love her upbeat style of sportscasting and community involvement. Everything was wonderful. She had married her high school sweetheart Rob and they had a young daughter Emery.

Then, in August of last year, Rob was driving home after have going over to Illinois to watch the Chicago Bears practice. His truck left the road and he was killed.

He was just 37 years old.

I wouldn’t begin to try to write about the shock and sadness she and her daughter went through, but has happened since is an amazing example of the goodness that is out there, and the power of a message from a rainbow. While a grieving Allison missed work for awhile, including the next Friday night of reporting on area high school football games, the community responded. At the end of the first quarter of a local game, cheerleaders from NorthWood and Jimtown High Schools passed buckets through the stands. By the end of the game a total of $1,093.33 had been collected for a fund for 3 year old Emery.

Allison received an incredible amount of support from people she knew and did not know. “People sent Build a Bear gift certificates for Emery,” she told me. “She really liked those. We got all kinds of encouragement cards not just for a few weeks after what happened, but throughout the year. They really do mean a lot, that people take a few minutes to write. People would come over and do yardwork. My yard is really much too big for me to handle, so teams of people would show up. It was breathtaking to see. The Christmas Commandos were phenomenal. The way they made us feel….”

(on Christmas Eve, the commandos visit homes where there is great sadness due to a tragic death of a child or parent with children at home … the commandos leave gifts of love in hopes to bring joy to the remaining family members … decorations of garland, ornaments, and candy canes are hung around the yard and an angel statue is left in memory of the lost love)

All of this left such an impact on her that Allison has formed a non profit known as One Good Deed Michiana.

“We all know someone who goes above and beyond to help others,” she said. “Whether it be organizing a benefit for someone in need, dropping food off, running errands, writing letters or volunteering their time. I want to let those people know that what they are doing is meaningful and they are appreciated! What is so nice is they they don’t do it for recognition but because it’s the right thing to do.”

“Our motto is, ‘Helping those who help others because one good deed can change a life.’”

She has tirelessly worked to get this going. Allison says the plans are to honor about six people a year. They want to do it right and make each one special. Not long ago, the first recipient was honored, a lady named Janet Price. An avid supporter of the nearby Warsaw High basketball team, she puts together goodie bags with motivational sayings for road games. She provides treats at home games and holidays. She takes hundreds of pictures and gets them developed and gives them to the players. She also makes meals for area folks going through hard times and sends out encouraging notes to them. She had been nominated by Doug Ogle, the Warsaw High boys basketball coach.

Allison, her daughter, and members of the Tigers team showed up at her house with a basket full of gifts.

With tears streaming, Janet (on left) was overwhelmed as Allison presented her with a gift basket filled with season tickets for Price and her mother to attend Wagon Wheel Theatre, donated by the theatre.  Bennigan’s restaurant and Owen’s Super Market have her gift certificates. Artist Nancy Swan Drew donated framed work.

Knowing she loves cameras, they also got her a Nikon digital camera, tripod and case as well as some photography classes from Blosser’s Photography.

“The idea is to let her know that what she is doing is appreciated and we hope she inspires others to do the same,” Allison said. “What we are doing is not earth shattering but so many people do the little things that mean so much.”

It has been 13 months since Rob’s death. Allison has received a tremendous career advancement as The Big Ten Network has hired her to be a reporter. The photo below is of her interviewing Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio after a recent game.

Last month, on the one year anniversary of the accident, Allison wrote shared this incredible experience:

Today, we went out to the cemetery as a family, me, Emery, Sharon, Terry & Terri Beth. While we are standing in the pouring down rain, the sunset shines through the dark clouds and a beam of golden sunlight shines directly on Rob’s headstone. It was beautiful and glowing. And just as we are about to leave, a perfect complete rainbow forms over us, a double rainbow on each end! It was truly breathtaking! I have never believed in signs, but I can tell you that without doubt, I know that was him. It was electric! I can’t fully explain how it made us feel, but I am so glad that I shared it with his family. It is as if every tear shed this past year, lead us to that exact moment. We are going to be ok.

I asked her how Emery and her have moved forward.

“You just keep ……… going,” she said. “We just have. I have my daughter. We make sure we talk about him every day. We have video. I don’t want it to always be sad when we talk about him. We laugh a lot too at the memories. I do most of my crying when I am away from Emery.”

“There is no magic way to go forward,” she said. “You just do it one day at a time. It’s part of our life … who we are. We are all on a journey and this is part of our journey.”

Let’s help Allison and Emery make a difference by supporting this.

Allison can be reached at

ahayes@onegooddeedmichiana.org

One Good Deed Michiana is on facebook by clicking here

They would like your nominations of people. They appreciate donations that they can give to people, like beauty products and ideas of things like what they got to Janet. They are currently planning the 3rd annual Freezer Memorial Golf Outing for the summer of 2014. Emery runs a lemonade stand at that event each year!

Charlie Adams

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Charlie Adams Motivation

Keynotes for conferences, retreats and meetings and seminars designed to be a part of your training events

“How to Build a Positive Attitude and
KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered. Everything from customer service to organization chemistry comes back to attitude!

* Stoke the Fire Within – this peak performance keynote is ideal for opening or closing conferences, retreats, meetings and off-site days. The inner core is tailored to the theme of the event, such as leadership, embracing change or team. It includes the popular ‘run the steps’ or ‘tripod’ way that everyone can approach life.

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing! If people haven’t build a foundation to have a positive attitude, it’s hard to try to train them in customer service)

Contact information:

Direct line: 574 – 807 – 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

(photo – delivering How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!)

How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!!

How the book and seminar or keynote can ignite your life, event or workplace as attitude impacts everything from customer service to team spirit…


Tools inside this book and the seminar include:

The power of Initial Spin

The 4 Needs you need to meet to be content

What I learned from the most positive people I met in 23 years of television news and how their insights can impact you

Step by step on how to start a day positive and stay as positive as possible when the curve balls come

How to get a better balance of work and life

Helpful tools to manage your time

Practical fitness and nutrition insights that can help you to stay more positive

Self Talk tips to keep the negative thoughts on the outside looking in

How forgiveness can help negativity vanish

How encouragement can invigorate the positive attitude culture of any organization or work place

How to create the solution centered atmosphere instead of the ‘they this, they that’ culture that poisons so many places

To order individual copies:

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

That we all could have the attitude of Justin Freeman!

- by Charlie Adams

I met a young man this past week who will inspire you and refresh your attitude on life!


While speaking on building and keeping a positive attitude at the Mississippi R.A.M. Conference at the Natchez Convention Center Thursday, I met Justin Freeman. Justin, pictured below, was honored with an award for significant accomplishment in overcoming disability. This young man is at the University of South Alabama studying engineering several years after a trip to the river changed everything in his life.

His mother Pamela took me back to June 14, 2007 when Justin talked his brother into going to swim with him and a buddy in the Escatawpa River near their Lucedale, Mississippi home. “That was very unusual for his brother to go,” said Pamela, his mother, “because he had a girlfriend and a job. But that day he went…”

Scared of the sticks on the bottom of the river, earlier that week they had dug a hole in the river where they could jump in and swim. When Justin ran off the sand bar and jumped in, he didn’t know the river had dropped. In an instant his C1 was cracked and his C5 was crushed.

“His brother and friend let him float in the water until the helicopter came,” said Pamela. “I really think God was telling them to let him float. The helicopter landed on the sand bar. They floated the boards under him and took them away. Medical experts to this day don’t understand why he has not been on a ventilator or trachea. We think letting him float was key.”

As a speaker, I find the biggest challenge people today face is staying positive because of all of the challenges at work and in life. While we may think we have it tough and all that, Justin has gone through 31 surgeries. “We call him the Six Million Dollar Man,” said Pamela, referring to the Lee Majors old television series in the 70’s. Through all that, he finished high school in strong fashion with a 26 on the ACT and earned a full academic scholarship to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he carried a 3.75 GPA. It would have been 4.0 except for all the travels to Philadelphia for surgeries. He is now at the University of South Alabama, not far from their southern Mississippi home.

Attitude has been the foundation of Justin’s recovery and forward growth. “I don’t let anything get me down,” he told me. “I have a very stubborn attitude because I am Irish and I’ve always had a comical attitude. I try to find a funny side to everything, and I think every cloud has a silver lining.”

For example, he says because of what happened he was able to be fed birthday cake on his 18th birthday by Miss America (photo below)!


One one of his many trips north to the Philadelphia (PA) Shriner’s Hospital, he was also fed birthday cake by one of the Philadelphia  Eagles cheerleaders!

And then there is his Justin’s ability to find humor in just about anything. His Dad took him to Mardi Gras one time with some of his Dad’s friends. It was crowded with no place to sit except curb sides. These men were struggling with what to say to Justin after the accident because they felt a little uncomfortable. Finally, one of the men asked what would he be doing now if he hadn’t had the accident. “I’d probably be looking for a place to sit right now,” said Justin.

He has used his dry sense of humor in the darkest times. Right after the accident in the operating room an ER person told him he would never walk again. “That’s alright,” said Justin. “I didn’t much like that anyway….”

In the hospital one time a kid asked him how he ended up in a wheelchair. Without missing a beat, Justin answered dead serious, “because I didn’t eat my vegetables as a kid.”

The kid walked off with the strangest expression.

“After that we told Justin he had to watch it with his sense of humor,” said Pamela. “That young boy is probably at home right now eating nothing but veggies!”

Justin has built and kept a positive attitude from day one of the accident and the many hospital rehabilitation visits.

“I’ve seen people at rehab that were adamant the hospital fix them,” said Justin. “It’s rehabilitation. Some of it can’t be fixed. You have to learn it yourself. Attitude is pretty much everything.”

“Justin has never once complained about anything,” said Pamela. “He has been about finding a way. They transferred his biceps muscles to his triceps so he can now lift his hands above his head. He can write now. A high school teacher saw him a year after he did have to have special help and couldn’t get over how much progress he had made!”

Even though you would think Justin would need the encouragement, he is often the one lifting up others.

“There was a time after one of the surgeries where he had both arms in casts all the way up to his shoulders,” said Pamela. “He finally learned to where he could text with his teeth which made him look like a chicken pecking. Well, his brother called all down because his girlfriend had broken up. Justin was on the phone thirty minutes encouraging his brother.”

“In rehab he sings to the elderly,” she added. “The kids and everyone move towards him because of his attitude. He had this one little girl attach her chair to his and they went all over the hospital getting into trouble!”

Turning serious, Justin said this is what he wanted to emphasize:

“Just because your life may have changed, it doesn’t mean what you do are where you are going has to change.”

Justin was honored after I delivered the closing keynote at the Rehabilitation Association of Mississippi annual conference last week. These fine folks work hard to equip people with disabilities the skills to be employed. They brought me in to speak on the power of the positive attitude and how it impacts everything. With such an attitude, Justin Freeman is an inspiration to us all!

Charlie Adams

Gray

(photo – speaking on building and keeping positive, solution centered and team oriented attitudes, at the Conference where Justin was honored in Natchez, MS – photo by Garrett Yeager)
“Charlie, I really enjoyed your session and encouragement to keep a good attitude. It was a wonderful reminder that we are not able to change people, places or things – just how we react to them. Our attitude affects everyone around us. By trying to find the positive we are not only helping ourself but also those around us. No matter what we face at any given moment, we can always find someone going through their own issues that we can help.”Lea King, counselor’s asst., Conference attendee

Charlie Adams Motivation

Keynotes for conferences, retreats and meetings and seminars designed to be a part of your training events

“How to Build a Positive Attitude and
KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered. Everything from customer service to organization chemistry comes back to attitude!

* Stoke the Fire Within – this peak performance keynote is ideal for opening or closing conferences, retreats, meetings and off-site days. The inner core is tailored to the theme of the event, such as leadership, embracing change or team. It includes the popular ‘run the steps’ or ‘tripod’ way that everyone can approach life.

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing! If people haven’t build a foundation to have a positive attitude, it’s hard to try to train them in customer service)

Contact information:

Direct line: 574 – 807 – 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

To read previous newsletters click here

How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!!

How the book and seminar or keynote can ignite your life, event or workplace as attitude impacts everything from customer service to team spirit…


Tools inside this book and the seminar include:

The power of Initial Spin

The 4 Needs you need to meet to be content

What I learned from the most positive people I met in 23 years of television news and how their insights can impact you

Step by step on how to start a day positive and stay as positive as possible when the curve balls come

How to get a better balance of work and life

Helpful tools to manage your time

Practical fitness and nutrition insights that can help you to stay more positive

Self Talk tips to keep the negative thoughts on the outside looking in

How forgiveness can help negativity vanish

How encouragement can invigorate the positive attitude culture of any organization or work place

How to create the solution centered atmosphere instead of the ‘they this, they that’ culture that poisons so many places

To order individual copies:

Monday, September 16th, 2013

How you can be inspired by the championship attitudes of great leaders

- by Charlie Adams

Attitude and leadership.


I will be speaking on those two important topics at the fourth Annual Executive Leadership Forum of the Michiana Society for Human Resource Management in October. Among the insights I will share is that there are two kinds of leaders.

There are leaders that have a title, such as General Manager, Principal, Head Coach, Vice President of Sales and so forth. It is important that they realize that just because they nave a nameplate on their door or desk, that does not make them a leader. What makes them a leader is their ability to set a vision, communicate clearly, motivate, get people in the right places and lead by example.

There are leaders that do not have a title. Those are often the employees within an organization. They can lead by showing the three attitudes of being positive, solution centered and team oriented. A great example of that kind of leader would be a lady I worked with at the CBS television station in South Bend named Linda. Though part time, she did more than many full timers. Her positive attitude was contagious and whatever needed to be done, she would initiate it getting done. For years we flew in a helicopter to cover Friday night high school football games. Linda took care of all of the paperwork to get clearance to land the chopper. She led the way in finding a way for us to land on a parking garage downtown when we were done for the night.

I am based out of South Bend, IN, where one of the greatest leaders – John Wooden – taught English and coached South Bend Central High for 9 years before eventually getting to UCLA, where he won 10 national championships in basketball.

While I understand leaders have to be firm and demanding at times, especially in Sales, one of the biggest mistakes I have seen leaders make is focusing on the negative too much and not being encouraging enough. It is almost like they are afraid if they are too positive then people will eventually not work as hard. Here is what Wooden had to say:

“In my opinion, one of the greatest motivating tools we have is a pat on the back. It doesn’t have to be a physical pat – it could be a smile, a nod. Everyone likes to be complimented in one way or another.

Another technique is listening. A leader must listen to those under their supervision. I believe that has been overlooked a lot. We don’t know a thing that we haven’t learned from somebody else in one way or another. And one of the ways we do that is by listening.” – John Wooden

An encouraging leader! Remember Linda up above in this story. I used to always thank her for her hard work with that Friday night show, and she appreciated it.

Having an inner fire and caring deeply about the place you lead is an important part of leadership. I once did a 1 on 1 interview with Pat Summitt, the winningest women’s college basketball coach of all time. She coached the Lady Vols of Tennessee from 1974 to 2012.

Years ago, when Coach Summit traveled from Tennessee to Pennsylvania to recruit a top high school player, she was 8 ½ months pregnant. While in the home of the recruit, she started to feel labor symptoms. Her assistant coach excused them from the recruit’s living room and got ready to drive her leader to the nearest hospital. Summitt gritted her teeth and said, “I was born in Tennessee, played there, coach there, and will die there. My baby is going to be born in Tennessee!”

They were in Allentown, PA.

The assistant drove furiously to the Tennessee private plane. The pilot pleaded to land in a neighboring state. Summitt told them to get to Tennessee. Period! They did – barely – and she had her baby there.

In my 23 years in television news I had leaders who were very involved in running stations and leaders that you hardly saw. I am a big believer that the leader that is hands on is the most inspiring.

I once spoke at Polygon Company, a fiber glass company. The owners would often be hauling fiber glass when big orders had everyone pushed to the max. When the owner and creator of the company is out there busting his tail, it inspires the people.

Kenny McCreary was once assistant GM of a upscale restaurant in a hotel. He started out as a room service deliverer who would not only deliver food to rooms, but quickly set their tables. Hotel owners kept getting so much feedback on how positive and nice he was that he kept getting promoted, eventually to asst. GM. As a leader, he was hands on. He would arrive to work in a extra sharp suit and tie. “But if a cleaning person is sick I take off the suit jacket and roll up the shirt sleeves and get to work on her job,” Kenny told me. “If glasses of ice water need filled up, I will do that as well.”

When your leader with a title is hands on, those below can’t help but be inspired. And if they’re not, they need to be gone.

Another aspect of leadership I will be talking about is a leader’s ability to instill confidence in others. I once was part of a speaking event with Merlin Olsen.  When Merlin was a new actor on Little House on the Prairie and playing the role of Jonathan Garvey, he got a script that had him with more lines than the established star of the show, Michael Landon. Landon was also the leader as executive producer. Olsen went to see him in his office. He expressed concern that he was not established enough as an actor to have more lines. Landon looked up and sincerely said, “If I didn’t think you could do it, you wouldn’t have more lines than me.”

Bang! That created an incredible amount of confidence in Olsen.

My keynotes and seminars are built from the thousands of interviews I have done over the years. I have interviewed former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz over 100 times. Here is his synopsis of leadership:

“If you are going to be a leader, you better have a vision of where you want to go and a plan of how to get there. You better lead by example and you better hold people accountable, and you better make sure they all share the same core values. Core values will hold your country together, your team together, hold your family. These are things we believe and we aren’t going to compromise. I don’t care who you are. The leadership will do it.” – Lou Holtz

I will be delivering Stoke the Fire Within with the emphasis on leadership and How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing at the October SHRM event.

click here for information on attending

For information on bringing these programs to your organization, contact me at the information below.

Charlie Adams

Gray


Had a chance to get all wound up while delivering How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing to Berrien RESA last week.

This week I will be share that talk as the closing keynote at the RAM conference in Natchez, MS for the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services. Patrick House, the winner of season ten of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, will deliver the opening keynote.

Charlie Adams Motivation

Programs include:
“How to Build a Positive Attitude and
KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered. Everything from customer service to organization chemistry comes back to attitude!

* Stoke the Fire Within – this peak performance keynote is ideal for opening or closing conferences, retreats, meetings and off-site days. The inner core is tailored to the theme of the event, such as leadership, embracing change or team.

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing! If people haven’t build a foundation to have a positive attitude, it’s hard to try to train them in customer service)

Contact information:

Direct line: 574 – 807 – 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

Why these programs are ideal for your groups and meetings:

* A message that connects with your audience

* An interactive program full of energy and humor

* Take away tools that your audience can put to use right away

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

How words can change a life

- by Charlie Adams, author and creator of the How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing book and seminar/keynote

There is a nightly television program where I live that focuses on positive events in the community. Because I speak on positive attitude, I guest host the program from time to time.

A young man named Kyle Akin was one of my guests when I hosted this past week. Kyle has joined me from time to time when I deliver How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing in 2 hour or half day form.

Born with cerebral palsy, tv station camera people helped him out of his chair into the chair on set. There, Kyle settled in and shared his story. He said that when he was in middle school and even early in high school he did not think he was smart enough or capable of getting into college. “Often times I caught myself merely just sliding by in classes thinking it was ‘okay’ because in my mind I was doing the best I could,” he said. “Then in the summer before my eighth grade year something happened to me which sparked an entirely different thought process and would change my life forever!”

His parents got him tickets to hear motivational speaker Mike Singletary (photo below). In a room filled with men and women in business suits, Kyle and his Dad were seated in the back. After Singletary’s riveting talk, he started to exit.

“After he was walking off,” Kyle said, “he started to walk toward me and came over and shook my hand. He told me something I would never forget. He said ‘you can do whatever you want to do.’ He shook my Dad’s hand and walked out. I was in shock of what just happened and how an individual of that stature would come over to me and tell me something like that! He chose me off all people in that room! It was then that my mindset started to change and I started to believe I could overcome this adversity and achieve my goals in life.”

This is the life changing impact a professional speaker can have on someone. I was in a hotel one night to speak the next morning when I turned on CNN with Piers Morgan. He had comedian/actor George Lopez on, who shared that he had been abandoned by his mother growing up. He said the school brought in a motivational speaker who talked about dreams and goals and how you can do it! Lopez said he had never heard those things until that moment and that it changed his life forever.

Kyle said that helped give him the confidence to do weight training in high school. “I started taking Scott Bovenkerk’s class with two main ideas in mind,” he said. “I felt like I had to prove to others that, while I may be disabled, I was just like anyone else. I could do anything anyone else could do. The other reason being to try and impress the girls. And while I exceeded people’s expectations, including my own, my target audience did not act so impressed.”


(photo of Kyle several years ago)

Kyle took this weight lifting class all four years of high school.

“Mr. Bovenkerk acted as my assistant most days,” he said. “When you work with someone long enough you learn when they are and are not giving you 100 percent, or when you still have something left in the tank. It was these times he had the most effect on me. He yelled at me to ‘come on’ and ‘push’ so that everyone in the room would know I was struggling, This would have an effect on my life. The lesson I learned here is a simple but valuable one. It taught me how to push myself, how just when I’m thinking I can’t go any further, to know that I can, and if work hard enough, I can and I will. ‘If I can believe it, I can achieve that and more. For when I left Washington High I was stronger than I could ever have imagined. This was the most important thing I learned in all my high school years and it had nothing to do with academics. This is where I learned how to push myself, to be the best I can be, and then some.”

In the keynote Stoke the Fire Within that I have delivered for years, I talk about that inner fire we all have and how certain things can ignite it.

“In the summer before I enrolled at Holy Cross College (near Notre Dame),” he said, “an individual told me in his professional opinion that I would never be able to get more than a two year degree in a college setting. This angered me to the utmost extreme at first because I knew to be anything in this life I would need a college degree. But there was never any doubt in my mind that I would graduate someday, and so I set out from day  one to prove him wrong. To this day that phrase is my main motivating factor and will remain to be for as long as I live, that there will always be someone out there who doesn’t believe in me. For there is something this individual left out of his professional opinion; he forgot to take into account my will to succeed!”

Kyle got his four year degree from Holy Cross College. He shared with me a motivational quote that he has always leaned on.

“Vince Lombardi said ‘the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.’ That’s right, baby!!”

Kyle is doing great in the working world these days. He joins me for the seminar form of my positive attitude program from time to time. That rascal! One time I did a half day program on how attitude impacts customer service for Lafayette Savings Bank and had him end with a 15 minute motivational talk. Afterwards everybody was all ‘Kyle this’ and ‘Kyle that!’ I was like, “What about me?!? I just gave you 3 hours and 45 minutes!” They were like, ‘move aside so we can talk to Kyle.’”

Charlie Adams

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Charlie Adams Motivation

Programs include:
“How to Build a Positive Attitude and
KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered. Everything from customer service to organization chemistry comes back to attitude!

* Stoke the Fire Within – this peak performance keynote is ideal for opening or closing conferences, retreats, meetings and off-site days.

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing! If people haven’t build a foundation to have a positive attitude, it’s hard to try to train them in customer service)

Contact information:

Direct line: 574 – 807 – 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

 

574-254-0188 || Email Charlie