For event planners who are looking for a speaker who creates a deeply interactive, engaging, and challenging learning environment that leaves every single participant with a personal awakening that impacts them for years after the event has occurred.
Kim Ades is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of five, Kim is recognized as one of North America’s foremost experts on performance through thought mastery. Using her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style, Kim helps her clients shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results and personal transformation. She offers tangible strategies for overcoming one’s biggest leadership obstacles. Her greatest strength as a speaker is working with specific audience challenges and coaching them on the spot, enabling them to walk away with insight and clarity about how their thinking is impacting every one of their wins and challenges. She is quick on her feet, engaging, entertaining, and poignant.
Great Leaders are Great Coaches: Coaching as a Key Leadership Strategy
Great leaders are also great coaches. If you’re the leader of your team in any capacity, your role is to coach your team. This skills-based, experiential workshop will equip participants with core coaching skills, perspectives and behaviors to leverage the most important asset inside any organization – the people. This will be beneficial for leaders who want to hone their coaching skills in order to powerfully influence the members of their own team, as well as for mentors who want to provide valuable guidance to their mentees.
- Discover the single most important factor that leads to success.
- Become crystal clear about your role and responsibilities as a mentor, leader and coach.
- Explore specific techniques to challenge mentees and employees in order to influence and drive higher levels of performance.
- Learn how to approach difficult conversations and manage yourself, as a leader, in moments of potential conflict and tension.
- Acquire a 5-step practical and poignant coaching process to implement with employees and mentees.
How Exceptional Leaders Think
When we examine leaders like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga and Richard Branson, we find a common thread. Extraordinary leaders of this caliber share similar thinking strategies. In this highly interactive and engaging session, participants will take a deep personal look at their own thinking to determine how it is impacting their results both personally and professionally and they will learn the thinking strategies of exceptional leaders. You will walk away with tangible techniques for overcoming your most significant leadership obstacles. Come prepared to be challenged! You are guaranteed to see the world through a new lens – the lens of a phenomenal leader.
- Discover the single most important factor that leads to success.
- Explore 3 key thinking strategies used by exceptional leaders that you can apply immediately.
- Learn how to prevent yourself from falling into typical leadership thinking traps.
- Become aware of several costly mistakes you may be unknowingly making with your team.
- Acquire practical techniques to challenge yourself and your team in order to drive higher levels of performance.
The Great Leadership Predicament
We’ve reached the tipping point in the way corporations spend money in leadership development and training. Unfortunately, companies are still not getting the results they are looking for. In 2017 alone, over $300 billion was spent on leadership training. However, it has been proven time and time again that leaders struggle to apply what they have learned in training and have a hard time retaining the material over time. The big predicament is that no matter how much money is spent on training, change does not occur.
In this presentation, Kim will discuss how to create sustainable change in organizations.
Attendees will learn:
- Why training programs miss the boat and how to address this problem.
- How to quickly identify what interferes with extraordinary performance.
- The single most important personal character trait that leads to success.
- Three of the top thinking strategies of phenomenal leaders and the impact of these strategies on creating change.
- The 5 key components required for sustainable change to occur.
This highly interactive session (that might even include a splash zone) is ideal for executives, business unit leaders, corporate learning professionals, and visionaries who are disgruntled with the status quo and are champions of change in their organizations.
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What People Are Saying
Our leadership team attended a workshop given by Kim Ades and it was the highlight of our meeting. We all discovered new things and all felt that Kim understood who we were but also that she was just like us. The only difference is that she had voluntarily decided to make a difference and she decided that she wanted to grow as a person and give back to her family, her friends, her team and her customers. In a short period of time, all the leaders had a different perspective on what it meant to lead and transform people. I truly and sincerely recommend Kim’s workshop to any company that values their people!
I have seen Kim Ades speak in large rooms of entrepreneurs and in more intimate settings too. Regardless of the audience, Kim is engaging and confident. She is highly experienced in all the areas she talks about and uses vivid examples. During one of her talks, she did a live coaching session with a volunteer. I was sitting on the edge of my seat wondering how she was going to handle each challenge on the spot, but she knew exactly what to say and how to say it. It was super clear that Kim is not only a great speaker, but knows her stuff as both an experienced coach and someone who trains coaches. After I saw her speak, I hired her to be my personal coach and to speak for Entrepreneurs’ Organization. After other EO members saw her speak, they hired her to speak at other events. She has returned to speak at our chapter every year since and that speaks for itself.
I have had the good fortune to attend a number of leadership conferences and workshops throughout my career. The Frame of Mind Coaching™ event we participated in a couple weeks ago is possibly the best leadership seminar I have attended. Initially I thought it would be hard to stay on track to ask the right questions during coaching discussions. Interestingly enough, I have already seen positive change in one staff member due to our coaching discussion regarding his beliefs on certain products and situations. Kim brought to light some key coaching areas that each and every one of us can utilize on a daily basis. I feel significant benefit both professionally and personally from my implementation of a number of items covered that day.
I was fortunate enough to see Kim present at a Strategic Human Resources conference in a room of 900 people. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. She has a way of getting to the heart of things and touching people in a very human way that is irresistible and that you can’t help but relate to.
Kim Ades’s talk at the PMI NYC Symposium was nothing short of inspiring. The attendees were made up of highly accomplished project managers with years of experience directing the activities of major companies in and around New York City. They can be a tough audience to say the least, but Kim completely captured them with her energy, thought-provoking questions and live participation. Everyone walked away with a valuable insight and a deeper understanding of how we impose limitations on ourselves instead of flying free towards our goals.
Kim Ades was my favorite of all of your speakers. She is the kind of inspiring person that I think people really go to conferences to see. She is a very likeable and genuine person, by the end of her talk I felt I could do whatever I set my mind to. People left the room buzzing about her and I know that some people I talked to who didn’t get to see her were very disappointed once they heard what the participants were saying. I think she would fill a large room next year, I would definitely see her again if she was back.
Kim gives insight into self-imposed boundaries, whether from culture, society, family or entrepreneurial – restrictions that we can only see through our actions in the exercises she presented. And as she so aptly states, as leaders in business (and otherwise), if we are keeping ourselves restricted by those thoughts, beliefs and behaviors, how much more is our team experiencing these same limitations? Unconventional coaching techniques, perhaps, but solutions to those things that keep us from achieving often come from very unexpected places! Worth the effort of this unique exploration!
On behalf of ICF Vancouver and our board, I want to say − thank you! Thank you for helping us organize and provide the platform for hosting this event! Thank you for updates and marketing − we had people from San Diego, Montreal, Calgary, New York and other places. Thank you for knocking it out of the park with your presentation skills, Kim − we’ve received amazing reviews.
Dear Kim: You were absolutely awesome! And for the next two days, your presentation continued to be a highlight of many conversations.
Kim Ades’s mind-altering techniques turned our thinking on its head when she challenged us to confront the assumptions we make, even subconsciously, and to understand how they can limit us. ‘There’s what you really, really want… and then there’s what you think you want,’ she explained, encouraging us to identify the core priorities that drive our choices.
I think that Kim is incredibly wise, thorough, practical and passionate about clients receiving awesome results. Thank you for making things so clear!
Kim Ades’s coaching approach and delivery methods have made an amazing impact on me in a short period of time. The information I received from the presentation has greatly improved my perception of how I should interact with my leaders, as well as ways that I can develop personally and professionally.
Kim was intellectually intoxicating. Now there’s a coach with passion about her offering!
I attended Kim’s online talk at the GWALS and was absolutely blown away by her deep expertise on the topic of self-limiting beliefs (and how our life is a reflection of our thinking), as well as by her energy and her style. I was genuinely thankful for such a beautiful and “deep reflection-triggering” conversation.
As a podcast producer and host, I’ve interviewed over 700 guests, including New York Times Bestselling Authors, self-help gurus and Academy Award Winners. Kim Ades was definitely a standout guest for me. I had her on both of my podcasts, and it was a wonderful experience. Kim provided valuable content for my listeners and focused on serving the needs of the show. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guest who is engaging, entertaining and offers great insights and takeaways about how to change your life by changing your thinking. She has my highest recommendation.
Kim Ades says she wasn’t always the outgoing entrepreneur you see today. She was once a very shy child who would sit at her bedroom window watching other children play. After interviewing her on my podcast, I have to say it’s hard to believe!
An outgoing individual with an enthusiasm for life, learning and teaching others how to live a more fulfilled life, Kim was a delight to have on the show. Her refreshingly honest voice kept my attention as I’m sure it kept that of our listeners.
I have been honored to have Kim on my radio show twice. Both times she was a great guest and I love her message. She is right! We are all hostages to thoughts and it can be destructive. We have the ability to change our thoughts and therefore our actions and lives. Kim is a powerhouse of change.
Please pass on to Kim my deep appreciation for her presentation today. We discussed it at length after lunch and the overall feedback was extremely positive. Many placed her as the best presenter we have had this year. Words they used to describe the presentation and Kim included: Very good/Powerful/Knew how to tune into each person/Excels at this/ the 5 Action Steps are a great tool.