Jake Smolarek giving a speech

Motivational talks for success in life

Success is a collaborative effort. Even people who work alone require help and support from friends and family. I would be willing to bet that you can't name one successful brand that was created without support.

That means that businesses and organisations need a life coach too. But sitting down with every single employee might take me a while, so instead, I offer group seminars, talks, and lectures. Talks and seminars are an effective way to provide targeted, expert support and help to people in your organisation. From schools to the workplace to government organisations and non-profit charities, everyone sometimes needs a bit of help.

We all need a little push to go that extra step. More often than not, the extra effort is the difference between failure and success. Even the best of us lose motivation, procrastinate, have bad days, become distracted, or lose sight of our goals. I can help give all those things back to your team.

Why your organisation needs a motivational speaker

A business's success rests on the shoulders of every person involved, from the CEO to the cleaning staff. Ensuring your people are motivated, focussed, positive, and are open to new ideas is crucial for building a successful business. Just as you would bring in an expert to help you reprogramme your software, renovate your store or provide targeted market research, so you also need an expert to help your team members overcome obstacles in their minds and reach out for the success that is just around the corner.

If you've ever spent time with someone in a negative mindset, you may have found yourself being pulled down by their negativity. A bad attitude is catching. Even just a few negative people can bring your team down. You need to make sure everyone is on the path to success.

Speaking to large groups or teams can be hugely beneficial because it helps get everyone on the same, very positive page. Studies have found that people who are confident, motivated, and have a clear goal are more likely to succeed than those who don't. And if just one person has a negative attitude, it can affect the whole team.

Motivational seminars and talks have a proven, measurable result on those who attend. Teams communicate better because they have similar levels of motivation and have a shared goal. Individuals are motivated to improve and make changes, and the combined result is a more effective, focussed, and motivated group of people. This can have a quantifiable impact on results.

What I provide

There is almost nothing worse than sitting through a bad motivational talk. Some are super cheesy, while others are super intense. I am neither. Each of my talks is designed to be comfortable, enjoyable, and informative. I want to connect with every single person in the room so they can truly feel inspired and motivated.

As a motivational speaker, I will talk you through my story of how I overcame an uphill battle against bulimia, bankruptcy, depression, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, and other obstacles I had to either submit to or overcome. As well as sharing my story, I can teach your team how to push through difficult times and battle their own struggles, which may be holding them back. I will also explain my unique approach to business and my philosophy on life. Through my anecdotes and tales, I hope to connect with you, make you laugh, and ignite the flame of determination inside you.

In my talks, we will cover:

  • How to motivate yourself
  • How to tackle challenges
  • The importance of a positive attitude
  • Why mindset is important
  • Tips and tricks to boost self-confidence
  • Working together
  • What to do when you don't know what to do
  • How to avoid negative thoughts
  • How to find motivation when you feel down
  • What to do when you fail
  • And much more!

I offer motivational talks and seminars to encourage success and help your organisation achieve its goals. Each talk is structured to provide actionable steps and provides specific examples of how to make changes to reach your goals. This means that you and your team won't only leave feeling motivated; you'll also leave with an actual plan. Together we can equip your team with the tools they need to communicate better, push through obstacles and boost productivity. My motivational talks only last around *insert time frame* but the effects last for much, much longer. That's a promise.

I will work with you before the event to ensure my talks are personal to you and your organisation, so your people get the most benefits. Each talk or seminar is tailored to provide real advice and help your team reach tangible solutions to problems they face on a regular basis. I focus on both personal development and community to bring benefits to every person in the room as well as to the organisation. I always make sure my talks are entertaining and enjoyable. Each talk will make you smile and laugh as well as find the motivation to be more, do more and achieve more.

Jake Smolarek during a talk

What to expect after a talk

Motivational talks and seminars can help your organisation position for success, and the impact is immediate and long-lasting. In the days, weeks, and months following a motivational talk or seminar, you should see a noticeable effect on your team member. Immediately after my motivational seminar, you will notice some significant changes, including:

  • Better teamwork
  • Clearer communication
  • Less procrastination
  • Unified teams
  • Reduced stress levels
  • More enthusiasm
  • The improved atmosphere and company culture
  • Greater focus and concentration
  • More participation and volunteering ideas
  • Reduced fear of failure
  • Boost in profits/productivity

The impact of a talk is often immediately noticeable when talking to and interacting with employees. With a difference in their daily attitude and more motivation, you will also start to see changes to your results within weeks.

By changing your team members'/employees' mindsets, you will notice a massive difference in how they work. Motivational talks won't remove challenges, but they will help equip your team with the tools they need to tackle obstacles and work towards a common goal effectively. I often find myself giving talks to talented people who have lost the fire and passion for their work. The corporate world is demanding, and the pressure of meeting deadlines or numbers can overpower the reason many people started working in the first place. Motivational talks can help reset people and remind them why they are doing what they are doing. I can help give that passion back to your team.

Motivational talks are particularly effective when there have been changes to the team, team members, or company culture. From downsizing and upsizing to takeovers and start-ups, motivational talks are a great way to help unify a team to a common goal. In the modern world, where people move from job to job, keeping everyone focussed and united can be challenging. Talks and seminars help bring a team together, and you will find a significant change in your employees' cohesiveness after a shared experience.

Get in touch today

Facing struggles is a part of life and a part of the business. How you and your team approach these struggles will dictate the outcome and can either steer you towards a team success or lead you towards failure.

It's your job to ensure your team members are ready, motivated, confident, and prepared to face all the challenges coming their way. As a motivational speaker, I can guarantee your team members the best chance of success. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and you are only as strong as your weakest member.

Success is collaborative.
Let me collaborate with you to make your organisation be the best it can be.

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