Kathleen Wood | Business Growth Strategist, Author & Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur

Kathleen Wood

Business Growth Strategist, Author & Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur

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Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood has spent over 20 years as a corporate and entrepreneurial leader, business owner and business innovator developing highly effective systems designed to accelerate growth, leadership and team alignment and achieve extraordinary results. She is a perfect fit for speaking to teams in Executive Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Branding, Sales and Management or any other team that wants to be Number 1 in their category! Kathleen works with leaders and organizations to transform their business and catapult it to the apex of their markets and profit from it.

Kathleen's cornerstone statement is: "I work with leaders who want to be Number 1."

Kathleen's entire portfolio of clients attains the Number 1 position in their market, category or internal metrics!

Many speakers talk about results Kathleen guarantees her results. We're so confident your team will be transformed and challenged that Kathleen literally puts her money where her mouth is and guarantees the success of your event by offering a 100% money back guarantee as her Personal Pledge. This is 100% ROI or as we like to call it ROS--Return on Speaker!

Kathleen Wood has proven her content is exactly what leaders and businesses need and it works! She is a real speaker using real case studies with real results working with real leaders. Bottom line--Kathleen is the real deal. Bring in a speaker your people will laugh and cry with, lean in and relate to her stories and beg you to have her back again and again. That expert speaker is Kathleen Wood.

Kathleen travels the globe invigorating and enlightening audiences, conducting workshops with business leaders and offering expert-level business guidance to Fortune 100 executives, startups, turnarounds and nonprofits.

She is the co-Founder of Suzy's Swirl, a family owned dessert business dedicated to re-igniting the American Dream and disrupting franchising through their innovative "famchise" model. She is a co-publisher of an exciting monthly business report, Rock N' Grow. A report that is sure to make you a rockstar in the growth of your business. Kathleen is the author of The BEST Shift of Your Life--The Restaurant Manager's Guide for Success Outside the Restaurant.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Management from the University of Wisconsin--Stout and Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

Kathleen Wood
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Bold Leadership
Go Big or Go Home!

Our world has a leadership deficit and now is the time to go big or go home. Bold leaders are trailblazing the future today by employing ground—breaking methods for transforming culture, market leadership and profits.

If you are looking to ignite powerful transformation within in your business or team Bold Leadership is the one keynote is essential for accelerating people, performance and profits. Bold Leadership is not an idea, concept or philosophy it is THE critical transformational platform for leaders to be successful today and into tomorrow!

Are you ready to declare your independence from outdated leadership philosophies? Are you ready for your leaders to step up? Are you ready to do what it takes to standup and standout in your marketplace?

This session goes boldly where no other session has ever gone:

• Why Our World Needs Bold Leadership
• Bold Leadership in "Hyperconvergent" Marketplace
• The Secret Power of Clarity and Alignment
• VII) Putting Your Bold Leadership into Action

Bold Leadership is a game-changer and the time is now to ensure you and your company can accelerate to the win locally and build nationally!

Founders, Visionaries and Unicorns

Who is your Albert Einstein? Do you work with someone like Steve Jobs? These are the utopians. They are visionaries with the courage of their conviction and an unwavering belief in their vision. They were the heart of their business. They changed how we think and move us forward in spite of our reticence to believe. Often defined as crazy and unpredictable by co-workers, they firmly believe they are right when no one else does. They disrupt our lives with the audacity to challenge the status quo and take us to new heights. Knowing how to recognize, appreciate and leverage working with a leader like this can be an amazing, life-changing career opportunity.

Kathleen Wood enlightens participants by delivering proven tips and techniques for recognizing, understanding and leveraging the unique opportunity to work with founders and visionary leaders. This keynote will give you the tools needed to recognize and optimize the rare and magical opportunity of finding one of these unicorns.

In this session, Kathleen will discuss:

• Fundamentals of Founders and Visionaries
• Understanding Founders, Visionaries, and Unicorns
• Four Critical Leadership Choices when working with Founders and Visionaries
• Magical Benefits of Founders and Visionaries

Kathleen will help you to bridge the gap in understanding these unique opportunities and the amazing benefits for leaders and businesses!

It's Who You Know
How to Build a Multi-Million Business Network!

There is no better time than now to learn how to quickly grow and leverage your business network! The immediate impact of a deep and wide network can have on your professional and personal life is immeasurable! Knowing the right people in the right places at the right times can mean the difference between moderate and ethereal success!

In this keynote, Kathleen Wood, a master growth strategist, will share her proven, practical techniques for building a prolific professional and personal network. Kathleen will show you why a powerful network is a business asset as valuable as the product or service your business offers.

You will learn:

• The five pillars of an effective network
• Techniques for successful networking in any business scenario
• Understanding the nuanced balance between networking and politics
• Social media networking secrets

It is often said your network is seen as your net worth. Increase your network = increase your net worth!! Audience members will leave with an effective model for growing a multi-million dollar network that will catapult your business.

Plug into Your Business GPS!

Plug into Your Business GPS!

Do you feel like your business often loses track of the breadcrumbs that lead to success? Plug Into Your Business GPS will provide a unique lens on techniques to grow your business, generate greater value to your company and navigate successfully in today's hyper-competitive marketplace! It's time to upgrade the tools your organization uses to navigate today's dynamic business landscape. This interactive keynote will deliver practical, meaningful solutions for you to hone your own navigation skills for your business.

Now is the time to:

• Learn how to identify your target destination
• Obtain the devices needed to get there efficiently and effectively

Acquire the methodology for finding the right path at the right moment can anticipate roadblocks and adjust accordingly before you arrive at them, you will stay ahead of your competition.

Successful businesses know their destination and how to get there. They have a plan with successful, effective methods to overcome obstacles along the way. Admired organizations are prepared to conquer the inevitable challenges that separate them from their competition. They don't leave the path to their destination in the hands of chance. Get your GPS out. Recalibrate your business GPS roadmap to destination: SUCCESS! Lead the way.

Kathleen Wood
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The Best Shift of Your Lifeby Kathleen Wood

The Best Shift of Your Life

by Kathleen Wood

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