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Capture your crowd immediately with Shari Jo's energy, passion and caring. With tons of practical experience, Shari Jo cut's right to the chase and gives real tools and simple solutions to challenges we all face. Often, our youth feel out of place and well into adulthood before they realize that all of the things that make them different are gifts and not defects.
Shari Jo is feisty, witty, down to earth, wise and just wild enough to inspire action and growth in everyone. Shari Jo will leave you with not only the confidence, but also the tools you need to continue the momentum every day and set your greatness free!
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So often, we believe the lies that the world or even people close to us tell us. Usually it starts in childhood and continues to be instilled throughout adulthood.
Shari Jo shares her story of years of confusion and heartache over always feeling like she was made to do amazing things and always longed for acceptance and belonging; searching for something more, but more important, how she finally overcame this belief. It wasn't easy, in fact it was very painful at times.
This session will help students understand some of the challenges they will face when they are determined to do something, how to graciously stand your ground for your beliefs, and what mindset you must maintain to be able to confidently make decisions, take action and turn "You can't in to YES, I can!"
Motivational speaker, Shari Jo Watkins shares an inspiring story of an 11-year journey through feeling trapped in a world that didn’t want her. Always with the best intentions, she seemed to set herself up for failure by believing what “they” thought or said about her. Through patterns of self-inflicted pain and beliefs that secretly prevented her from believing in herself, there were constant cycles of resentment, frustration and bitterness. For years she was even convinced that God hated her and that she must be being punished for something. Jobs came and went, people passed through her life and passion came and died. Over and over again. And then she woke up!
Learn about the internal transformation that had to take place and what happened along the way before finally moving from a state of Hate to Grace. You will experience a renewed excitement and be able to confidently grow into the best version of yourself. and gain tools that you can use immediately.
Between the media, friends, family, more media, Facebook, Instagram, or whatever the next trend is; we are influenced by all the things around us.
Some call it desensitization. We call it framing. It's the stronghold those things around us create.
Join Shari Jo as she explores and demonstrates the power that the even the smallest of outside influences have on us and learn how to protect yourself from negative influences, while examining the impact it has and how to escape from the damage it has done.
You'll leave with a completely new outlook and have tools that can use in your life - right now and forever.
Get ready to have fun with this fast-paced You Can’t Lead if They Won’t Follow session. You’ll get a practical, witty, down to earth - and a little bit in your face - perspective of the fake catch 22 cycle looming over our future workforce.
Obviously, very different from prior generations, Shari Jo will share experiences and thought process connections that will finally bridge the gap between what used to be, what is and what’s yet to come in the workforce.
You’ll learn how simple it really is to address things that continue to hold us back. Let’s face it, as a nation of leaders trying to prep those that will follow, it’s critical that we think and act in a way that works for them.
They are our future!
In this session, Shari Jo shares her story of years of confusion and heartache over always feeling like she was made to do amazing things and always longed for acceptance and belonging; searching for something more, but more important, how she finally overcame the belief that it couldn't happen. It wasn't easy, in fact it was very painful at times.
In this talk, you will be inspired you to achieve the greatness you were made for. You'll leave with new tools that you can use immediately to change your mind, change your attitude and change your life. Lose the fear and learn simple steps to help thrive and defeat the odds you're facing.
For 30 plus years, Shari Jo Watkins , struggled with "character defects" that made her different from everyone else. These were the very things that made her be grounded for most of her childhood. Things like "You're so smart. It's a shame you can't behave like your brother" and coming home with triple checks in things like Cannot Sit Still, Distracts Other Children. They said that she's craving attention and negative attention is better than none. They tried to make her normal. It didn’t work. Go for a virtual ride through history and watch how these patterns will repeat themselves over and over again until you decide that you are Not Made to Be Average and finally Invite Your Awesome to Come Out and Play.
We all have greatness within us. Often, what we lack is the belief within ourselves that we have the right to be amazing and happy at the same time.