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Keynotes & Training

“To be a leader means to involve yourself in helping others discover the meaning of their work and the relationship between who they are and what they may become.” – Austin Vickers

Austin has spoken for and worked with executives from many notable Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, 3M, Wells Fargo, Remax, Merial and Peer1. Austin believes that useful and strategic learning occurs when organizations conduct activities specifically designed to cultivate individual and organizational learning while simultaneously addressing current and relevant business issues. Austin’s speaking and training programs are all designed to embody this philosophy within his focus on the development of imagination, creativity, accountability and personal responsibility.

Let Austin help you design and deliver a customized speaking or training program based on one of his proven keynotes or training programs below.  Call 480-491-5591 or email us at: info@austinvickers.com today to set up a time to speak with Austin.

THE SCIENCE AND POWER OF IMAGINATION

 · What are the patterns of my thinking and how are they limiting my life?
· What can science teach me about the power of imagination?
· How can I “perceive” challenges differently to create more success?
· What should my priorities be if I want to develop greater imagination?
· How do great leaders “perceive” and “imagine” differently than I do?

Based on his ground breaking documentary film People v. The State of Illusion, writer, producer and leadership expert Austin Vickers presents this program, designed to enhance and inspire your imagination. According to Austin, the ability to create great success comes from taking accountability and responsibility for your reactions to life, understanding the patterns of our perception and the limits of our imagination, and learning to transcend them. This program will help you understand and become aware of the patterns of your thoughts, and the power of your imagination. It will help you to “see” every challenge in your life from a new perspective and will provide you with a process to follow to find opportunities where there appear to be none. It will help you understand what great leaders do to turn their imaginations into reality and will show you a path for doing the same.

THE TRIAL

Based on his emotionally compelling and provocative film, People v. The State of Illusion, and his work for over a decade teaching self-awareness, emotional intelligence and leadership to organizations and individuals, Writer, Producer and Personal Leadership expert Austin Vickers will lead you on an examination of your perceptions, limitations and life.  With a discovery process designed to uncover the layers of your illusions, a presentation of evidence that includes behind-the-scenes footage from his ground-breaking movie and processes for developing self-awareness, and a cross-examination of witnesses from the audience, this trial makes you both a witness and a juror.  It will present powerful evidence on the power of your perceptions and will help you transform your greatest imaginations into reality.

Format includes:  Introduction & Rules of Court, Opening Argument, Interrogatories & Discovery, The Evidence, Cross-Examination of Witnesses, Closing Argument and The Verdict

 

HUMAN PROCESS MASTERY

Based on the their expertise presented in the ground breaking documentary film People v. The State of Illusion, leadership and self-awareness experts Dr. Michael Vandermark and Austin Vickers present Human Process Mastery, a training program designed to develop your mastery of process in four different areas: self, one-to-one relationships, small group dynamics, and in the workplace and the world at large. Participation and successful completion of this program will enable you to identify, develop and shift process in virtually every human experience, significantly enhancing your skills as a manager, teacher, counselor, coach or simply as a conscious participant in life.

Four-Day Topical Outline:

Prior to Arrival at Workshop

Personal stress and personality assessments
Preparatory reading and writing

Day 1 – Your Intrapsychic Experience

Morning:  Responses to stress, Emotions and your body

Afternoon:  Perceptions and your reality, Intrapsychic content to process shift

Day 2 – Interpersonal Relationship Process

Morning:  Stress and interpersonal relationships, Health and the emotional substance of relationships

Afternoon:  Competing values, realities and perceptions in relationships, Content to process shift in relationships

Day 3 – Small Group Dynamics

Morning:  Stress and small group participation, Emotional intelligence within small groups and families

Afternoon:

Competing multiple realities and perceptions
Small groups and the content to process shift

Day 4 – Process In The Workplace

Morning: Stress and the workplace, Emotions at work: a paradox

Afternoon: Competing perceptions in the workplace, Shifting the process of a group at work

 

Footnote:

Research suggests that when training is well aligned with business needs, it becomes a strategic advantage for the company. Data from the American Society for Training & Development indicate that US companies that spend more on strategic training per employee outperform the market. Specifically, firms that invest at least $1595 per employee on strategic training, experience 24% higher gross profit margins, a 218% higher income per employee, and a 26% higher price-to-book ratio. Source: Laurie J. Bassi et al., Profiting from Learning: Does the Firm’s Investment in Education and Training Payoff? Executive Summary (Alexandria, Virginia: American Society for Training and Development, 2000).