Roger is a motivational speaker who helps you tap into your strengths and potential so you can get out of your way and get more done. He speaks about the power of connecting, gratitude, and appreciation. His programs are high content and motivational in style and tone. He delivers stories, ideas, and keys to unlock what's already inside you.
Roger has over 20 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience. Audiences rave about his two most popular keynotes, Step Outside Yourself™?: New Directions for New Normals in a World with COVID-19 and Elevate Others to Elevate Others™? with Appreciation.
Roger's core messages center around trust, communication, and emotional intelligence. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. He is an avid believer in Clifton's Strength Finder and everything surrounding positivity. Roger is an expert in emotional intelligence, communication, and building positive relationships.
Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, pinball, and all things Tesla.
KEYNOTES and PROGRAMS
ELEVATE OTHERS TO ELEVATE OTHERS™?
HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
Discover new directions for new normals. That's right, new "normals." We are emerging from an unprecedented situation we never dreamed possible – a global pandemic – COVID-19 or coronavirus. You want and need essential tools to navigate the rocky waters of working with your people again. Everyone's normal is new, and it's not necessarily the same normal from person to person.
Now, more than ever, it is essential to lead the way with authenticity. We help you discover what your normal is and why it doesn't have to be like everyone else's. How do you do it? Use the C.A.R.E. model: change, adapt, resilience, empathy.
Reimagine what life and work look like as we emerge and engage with each other again. This program focuses on what you absolutely must have to move forward. We give you laser focus on how leaders and teams have to change, adjust, and adapt.
Let's discover new directions for new normals. Together.
STEP OUTSIDE YOURSELF ™?
STORIES FROM BEHIND THE WHEEL: HOW WE GET FROM HERE TO THERE
In this upbeat, motivational, and humorous keynote, Roger shares stories, observations, and takeaways from his Uber and Lyft experiences as a driver and passenger. Roger loves to drive, meet people, and share stories. He helps people get from here to there, literally and figuratively. A student of the human experience, he brings stories of triumph, humility, and joy to the stage. You'll laugh, learn, and see yourself in his tales and life lessons.
We all have stories – stories we tell, stories we should tell, and stories we should tell over and over. Some are funny, others are heartwarming, and some are painful. We all have a story. Find out why your story is important and why you need to share.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: PLANNING FOR EMOTIONS
Emotions get us every time. We all feel emotion. It's what we do after we experience them that defines us. Emotional intelligence is all about your awareness and relationship with people.
Roger is a former (recovering) project manager and an expert in the field. He has successfully led dozens of projects and coached thousands of people. EQ is a skill and practice that promises to have a positive influence on your life.
Discover the value emotional intelligence brings to your relationships with colleagues and people whom you serve.
APPRECIATION INTELLIGENCE: THE NEW AI
Loyalty and appreciation affect your bottom line and your workplace culture. Don't think so? Think again! Customers, clients, and teammates want recognition from you. Do you deliver?
Learn how to recognize how others prefer to be appreciated with words, actions, service, or gifts. How do you show appreciation for others? You have a bias for how you like to be shown appreciation, and so do the people you work with. Think they're the same?
FIND YOUR FIVE:LESSONS IN POSITIVITY
Author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." If that's the case, then choose your five people wisely! That's where "Find Your Five" comes in. Think about the people who you spend the most time with.
What might your life look like if you actively seek out your five people? Do they nurture you or feed your soul? What if we include people in our lives who make us better and help us learn, grow, and reach our goals? "Find Your Five" shows you how to examine what you want more of, find the people who have it, and how to include them in your life.
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