I love presenting to community leaders across the regions. They are frequently beautiful living examples of courage, resilience, hospitality and kindness.
This month was no exception. Petra Van Beek invited me to speak to 70 business leaders in Gympie. Gympie's Leaders were such an enthusiastic audience. As a speaker, walking into a room full of people who already feel safe with each other and are ready to learn and have fun makes my job super easy.
A few days later, I received a kind testimonial from Petra:
'Our community leaders appreciated John Hale’s Strategic Mindset Presentation. John gave our members a series of simple yet powerful ways to grow and scale their businesses in new ways. We all learnt the absolute importance of making strategic choices to future-proof our businesses.
I recommend John as a highly professional speaker who provides a great mixture of entertaining stories, empowering ideas and thoughtful audience engagement and interaction.'
To succeed with any strategy, creating a culture where people feel safe is the first priority. Once safety is in place, building a sense of belonging and then establishing a shared purpose are next.