Founder of the Global Choose2Matter Movement, Author of Genius Matters, Pioneer of Transformation By Mattering
Featured Keynote Programs
Hope, Mattering and Moving Forward
In these times of unprecedented challenge and change where we are bombarded with negative news that overwhelms the spirit, how can we build back our spirits and resilience? One word: HOPE. Hope strengthens our capacity to teach, learn and give our best response to the challenges confronting us. It helps us find creativity, solidarity, and courage to act.
Hope is an essential component to our recovery and renewal. We invite you to join Angela Maiers as she connects the language, theory and science of hope to our daily work and lives and discusses strategies for building and sustaining positive and flourishing vision for the future.
Together we will:
• Reflect on the attributes of hope and the beliefs, values and attitudes that bring them into practice.
• Identify strategies for developing capacity to be hopeful and hope-filled
• Learn practical steps and exercises to assess, teach and nurture hope and strengthen resilience.
• Apply a H.O.P.E model for setting and working toward recovery and growth goals
How Big Is Your Brave?
There is no doubt bravery is needed to lead and succeed. For centuries bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any type and kind.
But, what does BRAVE look like?
How does BRAVE act and behave?
And most importantly how big can YOUR BRAVE be?
This presentation seeks to answer these questions by putting these elusive concepts of leadership and learning in place to deliver better results faster for you and to those you seek to lead and serve.
The What, Why and How of Building a Successful Brand
Whether it is seeking to excite leaders within your organization about new projects or trying to secure new business contracts, it’s important that you bring your best version of yourself and your business to the process.
It begins with one requirement. You must first value yourself and understand your worthiness Setting yourself up for success involves a few key steps that will better position you to win business and make the most of the contacts you have to build authentic relationships that can lead to new business opportunities.
Angela Maiers will share what steps you need to take as a professional and business owner to be a business that is worthy of being picked.
Gain an understanding of what you need to do to enhance business relationships and strengthen your networking strategies.
Imagine a classroom where passion-driven genius work is not extracurricular but is a part of the routine.
Students are invited and expected to collaborate to support each other’s genius; to experiment with ideas, discover new possibilities and make epic things happen.
Genius Hour is more than a “program” where students do fun projects together. It is an unprecedented opportunity for teachers to guide students in how to be effective learners and citizens, by helping them connect what they do in school to the broader community.
It’s our job to nurture our geniuses so they can change the world. Join us today to unlock a world of genuine curiosity, wonder, and innovation.
The Brave Leader
Bringing Courage into Practice
For centuries bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any type and kind.
-But, what does BRAVE look like?
-How does BRAVE act and behave?
-And most importantly how big can YOUR BRAVE be?
This presentation seeks to answer these questions by putting these elusive concepts of leadership and learning in place to deliver better results faster for you and those you seek to lead and serve.
Your mission is sacred. The world is hungry for people to step onto their power to affect change. It is by daring to act with the courage we wish to see more of that we grow our capacity for influence and amplify our impact in the world.
Let’s not wait another second!
Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the “literacy club” affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and yet we present the idea of literacy to teachers and students as a “set of skills” to be mastered.
New literacies do not make past literacy obsolete, but it will require a new look at the way we nurture and teach our future readers and writers.
This presentation explores the differences and similarities between literacies of the past and new digital competencies and investigates how technology challenges those perceptions.
Emerging digital platforms give us new venues in which to assert our right, set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Closing the Passion Gap
Passion matters. Passion makes us curious, compels us to dig deeper, and sustains us as we persevere towards answers to questions that matter most; bridging the gap between what exists and what is possible with PASSION in education, in our lives and in the world.
Session gives an enlightening and insightful look at passion’s place in leadership, learning, and classroom success.
You will discover how to leverage the power of passion to achieve the extraordinary results with students, staff, and members of your leadership community.
Getting Social Media RIGHT
There is no individual or organization that wants to waste time, engage in unproductive actions, or test out 101 new platforms and apps. WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT!
Angela presents this powerful and easy-to-implement framework to guide your decisions and practices.
Over 150 resources included in the presentation for you to get started
Creating MAGIC for Your Community and Customers
MAGIC is when your customers trust you enough to allow you to change their story. Learn about the five necessary mind shifts in how you approach the selling process.
Grounded in science, these practical changes are needed to shift your relationship a more-human based one and increase success with customers and prospects. It’s a powerful and transformative strategy of taking common sense and putting it into common practice to not only compete in the marketplace, but eliminate the competition.
Liberating Genius is not an inspirational or Utopian hope for our students; nor is it a quick-fix program to building a better system. It’s a movement designed to help leaders and learners break free from the addiction of security and acceptance of mediocrity and rekindle the genius within. We can no longer afford as individuals or as a nation to allow our best talents to remain buried beneath well-intentioned but lifeless rules of school. Liberating Genius is a framework and system that fuels innovation, creativity and ability to impact our learning and the world.
There is genius within; together let’s unleash it.
Getting Human Right in the age or Technology
Technology is shaping the future, but it will be HUMANOLOGY that will determine how technology is used to transform the way we learn, work and live. To stay ahead of an increasingly digital and automated….
world, we need to start cultivating our most human abilities and put a premium on our uniquely human skills: judgment, vision, wisdom, creativity, and resilience.
There’s nothing soft about these skills, and we can’t afford to leave them to chance.Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Angela shares a framework for illustrating and understanding what is possible when we blend our technology with our humanity and work and when we work together toward making the world a better place to be human for us and for our children.
Curiosity, Courage, Creativity Agility and Adaptability are not fluffy, nice-to-have value-adds.
They’re hard-won and rigorously maintained abilities that are better referred to as “power skills” so vital to personal and organizational success across and within every field and discipline.
The best part is they are TEACHABLE, and we have the data to prove that not only can they be taught at every level; they must. Come explore with me what that looks like, sounds like, and feels like in your organization.
Let's Start Calling Them Real Skills
World and Workforce Habitudes for 2020 and Beyond
Curiosity, courage, creativity, agility, and adaptability are not fluffy, nice-to-have value-adds.
They’re hard-won and rigorously maintained abilities that are better referred to as “power skills” so vital to personal and organizational success across and within every field and discipline. The best part is they are TEACHABLE, and we have the data to prove that not only can they be taught at every level, they must.
Come explore with me what that looks like, sounds like, and feels like in your organization.
Why Teachers Matter Now More Than Ever
During these unprecedented times, teachers have had to adapt and completely change the way they engage with their students on a daily basis, without so much as a warning. And during these challenging times, what students need most are teachers who are willing to be a champion for them, to love them and to insist that they be the best they can be.
When Angela Maiers went back home and announced that she'd be quitting med school because she'd found her passion and wanted to be a teacher, it was met with a lot of resistance. But no matter how much resistance she was met with, she knew her passion was education because the act of NOT educating was akin to not breathing to her.
Angela has encountered many promising young teachers who wonder if they chose the wrong profession. How does she counsel teachers who share these thoughts with her? She reminds them of two simple words: you matter. Teachers matter now more than ever.
Mattering IS the Agenda
When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our lives, it was the ones who most sincerely believed in us, and who let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.
Everyone in our lives need that same validation. Mattering a universal human need. We cannot capture the minds of our students, colleagues, employees and customers if we do not first capture their hearts.
You matter is not a statement of inspiration. It is not a project, or strategy, an event, or an item on the agenda. It is the agenda. Mattering is not something that just happens to you. It is something you actively pursue.
This workshop will leave you with the knowledge, habits and attitudes you need to transform the culture in your organization into one in which everyone knows they matter.