Bring in Sally for an all-hands keynote - or a full-day, half-day, or shorter training session to help your team speak with more confidence and impact.
Bring Sally in to inject your experience with more joy - while offering powerful insights about how to shift from self-doubt to self-confidence and courageously take the leaps that big impact requires.
I skipped out on stage as Uncle Albert in the summer school's production of Mary Poppins. (Yep, Uncle Albert!) I'll never forget the moment when they laughed... Not at me (although, let's be real, some people were probably doing that!) - but with me! I had delighted the audience - and I was hooked.
That feeling? - of taking a risk and experiencing the reward? It set me on a path of continuing to step into these "big" moments, believing it would be worth it - like a TEDx Talk, a National Championship speech, my College Commencement speech, auditioning and acting for theater productions and traveling the country speaking to teenagers (talk about risk and reward!).
Even with all that experience - I still get nervous. I still wonder if I have what it takes. I still sometimes feel unworthy of the big moments I've created for myself, or been invited into.
Because - whether we're standing on a big stage or simply finding the courage to take that next big business leap - those big moments can have powerful ripple effects in our business - or in our lives - and they often require us to tap into a part of ourselves we've never shown before...
It takes courage to to leap! So my passion is speaking to high-potential dreamers to help them overcome their self-doubt, own their authentic voice and courageously take the leaps that will move their audience - and the world.
STORYTELLING IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TOOLS available to anyone who has the courage to yield it.. The problem is: we don't know how!
Instead, we fall into the trap of believing we don't have what it takes, and struggle to step out front and speak with full confidence & authenticity. In this interactive, delightful, and engaging keynote, Sally breaks down the myths of storytelling in business and leadership - and shares a simple approach to leverage story to persuade, engage, and connect.
Learn how to leverage a story based on the latest brain science (and why only stories can do it)
Identify the key shift we have to make as leaders in order to more powerfully persuade and influence.
Discover 3 powerful approaches to ensuring your story moves your audience - whoever that audience is.
IF YOU WANT TO LEAD -
THEN YOU NEED TO SPEAK. The problem is? Most people hate it with the force of a thousand suns.
It doesn't have to be that way. In this equal parts fun (yes, fun!) and insightful keynote, your audience will walk away with a simple approach to prepare for and create key messages - rooted in story and connection. This approach is based on persuasion theory and grounded in practical strategies that can apply to any scenario, including everyday connections, quick pitches, and high-stakes presentations.
Identify and discard the myths that keep people from using their voice and stepping into leadership
Discover the basics of persuasion theory - and how to use it in your everyday work
Create a "2-minute Talk" with a simple persuasion framework that leverages persuasion theory and helps you more easily move your "audience" (whoever that might be)!
KEY AUDIENCES: corporate, leadership, and anyone who wants to be more confident in their speaking
Will you listen to that little voice inside that says you are worthy of the moment?
Maybe you've had the dream inside you for awhile (even if you've hardly admitted to yourself). Or maybe it's only something you admire from afar. Either way - speaking is an essential component of your business-building, lead generation, and growing revenue. In this session, after providing practical strategies to make it real, Sally will convince you that not only do you belong on stage -but you might actually enjoy it!
Identify the specific type of fear that’s holding you back - and what you can do about it instead
Uncover the “spark” that is within you - and learn how to leverage it in practical ways
Learn and practice strategies to take your place out front (even if you're convinced you don't belong there).
Most people believe that only certain special (and elite!) people have what it takes to - launch that podcast - go live on Instagram! - create that course - get on the big stage! - or [fill in the blank]!...
Nope! - It’s not true. But it definitely feels that way. After twenty years of walking side-by-side with hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs of all stripes in the biggest ‘leap’ moments of their careers - I can tell you there is no innate talent or “x factor” that determines someone’s success. Those high-stakes, big-time moments? They call upon something that we can ALL access. Turns out - we don't need permission, or to have a huge following, or to research and learn until we feel totally, 100%, perfect-proof ready. But we DO need to practice the Art of the Big Leap. Because on the other side of that leap is more opportunities - more impact - more growth - and more revenue.
Discover the thing that makes you you, so you can take intentional and authentic action
Identify what might be holding you back from your next big, transformative risk - and what to do about it.
Learn a simple framework to #showupanyway- and move through the debilitating fear that’s keeping you stuck -and keeping you from growth & impact!
KEY AUDIENCES: entrepreneurs, sales leaders, and anyone who battles self-doubt in the big moments
She makes speaking FUN. Believe it or not - Sally believes that speaking (yes, speaking) can be joyful. She knows that many people take speaking too seriously - so she brings the ‘fun’ so others can, too.
She’s A Coach First. Sally loves to speak - but the drive to speak is really about handing the spotlight off to YOU - empowering each audience to step out front and own their own moments in front!
She’s Not a Special Unicorn. Although Sally truly loves to speak and has always enjoyed being up in front - she struggles just like the rest of us. She gets nervous, she doubts herself, she has worked hard to learn these skills! And she believes that the same is true for YOU: anyone can learn to be a moving and powerful speaker.
She's Insightful. Don’t let all the fun and brightness fool you; Sally brings a depth and insight to her speaking that makes an audience feel respected, seen, and moved.
She’s Not a One-Trick Pony. Sally can customize her content to your specific audience and needs - making sure that she brings her expertise into your event in a way that feels authentic, memorable - and exactly what they need.
She’s focused on CONNECTION - Not Perfection. The ultimate goal for any speaker should be to connect. And perfection gets in the way. So we can promise you right now, Sally won’t be perfect - but she will CONNECT!
Sally speaks both in-person and virtually, and is open to limited travel.
For her speaking fees or availability, click here.
Sally actually makes me WANT to speak in public and present! She is such an amazing presence, her presentation was so insightful and refreshing! Made me feel ok with myself when speaking. First session of the day, and my day is already made!”
I have had a lot of people coach me on presenting and I always felt I was less myself after each of those “coaching sessions” and coming out of Sally’s I will be throwing away all the advice I got over the years...
Since STS, I've booked 11 gigs! So exciting. And from those events, I've booked more coaching clients. So grateful for Sally's guidance and expertise.
And she's just a joy to be with!
How does this work?
Sally will show up and WOW your audience!
We’ll follow-up, get your feedback, and prepare for the future!