The word Renaissance comes from the French verb renaitre, meaning “to revive” and the noun naissance, meaning “birth”. The Renaissance was a time of rebirth; a time of invention and innovation. Human potential expanded and those with a medieval mind-set were left behind.
Leaders from this time period not only challenged the status quo and thought beyond the “box”, they had an extremely diverse set of skills, gifts & talents they shared with the world (e.g. Philosopher, Scientist, Artist, Engineer). They were disruptive and left the “medieval-mindset” in the dust.
Fast forward to the 21st century. These influential leaders today would be called strong “generalists”. We would hire them for one or two of the skills they excel at and fully utilize them for that. And over time they become unmotivated, underutilized and pigeon holed in their positions. Then we wonder why they left.
We have become so intent on filling a role for skills & talents we have lost site of their unique gifts are. How many of your extremely gifted and talented well-rounded leaders & individual contributors leave because they are not utilizing their full range of gifts & talents?
Your organization is a goldmine of incredibly talented people but more often than not, many of those talents are hidden – not even known. Those are the very talents that could discover the next brilliant idea, direction, process or product that surpasses your competition. Those are the very talents that innovate, that create smoother & faster paths to success and that make your company an exceptional place people thrive.
Your people are your #1 resource but how focused have you become on looking for specific expertise that will get the job done, that you have missed out on the powerful, innovative change agents that can take your organization leaps & bounds ahead.
Don’t get left behind in the medieval times. Become the Renaissance Company that the 21st century so desperately needs. Attract, reward and deeply get to know, recognize and fully utilize your Renaissance Leaders and Renaissance employees. Otherwise they will leave to start their own rapidly growing successful company.
If you are tired of great talent walking out your doors, if your culture lacks the motivation, inspiration and innovative thinking you seek and you want to create a Renaissance Company, I invite you to check out the talks below so your organization can make the kind a mark on this 21st century like the Renaissance Leaders did during that period.
How to Think Like a Renaissance Leader
Organizations who are thriving in the 21st century, do three things well; They challenge the status quo, they see possibility where others do not and they throw away the “box”. These organizations succeed by uncovering and cultivating Renaissance Leadership.
What does it mean to be a Renaissance Leader? How do these original thinkers disrupt business as usual? Are Renaissance Leaders born or made? Is it possible for each of us to learn and develop our skills in this area? Organizational Consultant and Author, Jean Marie DiGiovanna says YES! In this engaging, high-energy program, you will learn tips and techniques for how to cultivate your mind-set and think like a Renaissance Leader.
In this interactive session, you will discover:
- The 7 Characteristics of a Renaissance Leader.
- How to Think like a Renaissance Leader and Harness the Power of Disruption.
- The #1 Skill Renaissance Leaders possess, and why it is critical to your organization’s success.
Session Length: 30-90 minutes
The Myth of Expertise; A Truly Radical Formula for Creating a Renaissance Culture.
The word Renaissance comes from the French verb renaitre, meaning “to revive,” and the noun naissance, meaning “birth”. The Renaissance (1300-1700) was a time of rebirth; a time of invention and innovation. Leaders from the Renaissance were multi-talented and expressed their unique set of skills, interests and gifts. They were disruptive thinkers, always asking “Why,” as well as “Why not?” They paved the way for new ways of seeing the world, and in the process, changed the very world they were observing. I guess you could say that the Renaissance-superstars were the fathers and mothers of the “paradigm shift.” Their curiosity and ingenuity left the medieval-mindset in the dust.
In order to thrive in the 21st Century, Organizations need to learn some key lessons from these great thinkers. Companies can no longer depend on a handful of experts who fill a specific role. They must cultivate leaders whose skill-set runs both deep AND wide. This program, led by Organizational Consultant and Author, Jean Marie DiGiovanna, will teach you the secrets to creating a culture that uncovers, attracts and cultivates these Renaissance Leaders. Say Goodbye to the Expertise-Culture and Hello to the Savvy Generalists, who bring Unique Thinking and Emotional Awareness to their expansive leadership roles.
In this interactive session, participants will discover:
- The #1 reason disruptive leaders leave companies and how to retain, engage and cultivate their talent
- How to identify and cultivate the Whole-Centered Leader.
- The 5 Imperatives of a Renaissance Culture.
- Why your competitive edge in the 21st century, includes; diverse talents, creativity, and emotional awareness.
Session Length: 30-90 minutes
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Previous Organizations & Associations Jean Marie has spoken at:
- National Speakers Association of Colorado
- National Speakers Association (Webinar at the National level)
- National Speakers Association of Kentucky
- National Speakers Association of Illinois
- National Speakers Association of Greater Los Angeles
- National Speakers Association of Georgia
- National Speakers Association of DC
- National Speakers Association of New England
- National Speakers Association Annual Convention July 2015
- National Speakers Association of Las Vegas (Webinar)
- Asia Pacific Association of Professional Speakers (Webinar)
- National Speakers Association of Michigan
- National Speakers Association of Wisconsin (Webinar)
- National Speakers Association of Northern California
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Annual Convention December 2016
- National Speakers Association of Pacific Northwest
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers of Vancouver
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers of Montreal
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers of Southwest Ontario
- International Coaches Federation Annual Conference in Italy, 2011
- International Coaches Federation Midwest Global Conference, Michigan
- International Coaches Federation Regional Conference, Pennsylvania
- International Coaches Federation of Chicago, East Bay CA, Nebraska, Nevada, NY, Pennsylvania, CT, Los Angeles, New England
Partial Client List
- Avon Corporation
- Boston Consulting Group
- Babson College
- Boston College
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Caliper Life Sciences
- Celanese International
- Deloitte Consulting
- Delta Airlines
- McKinsey & Company
- MIT Sloan School
- New England Consulting Partners
- Partners HealthCare
- Simon-Kucher & Partners
- Unica Corporation
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals
“We asked Jean to speak at NSA-Colorado, and we are so glad we did. We have a discriminating audience with lots of CSPs and CPAEs who demand tactical and high-level information. She wowed them all! Everyone left with information they could use right away to grow their business. Jean’s talk is tailored perfectly to the needs of NSA members, and I highly recommend her for any chapter.” ~ Traci Brown, VP of Programs and President-Elect, NSA-Colorado
“When Jean DiGiovanna spoke to the NSA-Colorado Chapter, I found her techniques useful in making my program more interactive. Following that, I hired her, and she helped me transform my keynote into a workshop for business owners that was far more interactive. I’m getting great referrals and reviews, and my product sales increased from 35% to 65%.” ~ Richard Bryan, Strategic Leadership Speaker & Expert
“I hired Jean to help me transform my Vistage workshop. She reviewed every slide and script, and asked insightful questions. I implemented her recommendations and saw a huge increase in results. Jean’s Workshop University® process gave me a new way to deliver my material that is much more engaging for participants. They have more fun. They learn more. My scores went up dramatically, and my business has increased because of the way we redesigned my ‘Next Steps’ handout. I saw an immediate ROI after working with Jean.” ~ Merit Gest, Sales Performance Expert and VP of Membership, NSA-Colorado
“Jean DiGiovanna definitely presents with the WOW factor! NSA-IL attendees at her recent 4-hour workshop were overwhelmed with her style, delivery, and more. Jean is a brilliant communicator. Jean conveyed her message with skills that are unmatched in the industry. Her ability to interact with and engage participants was beyond amazing. From handouts to tools, from style to presence, Jean DiGiovanna is a natural trainer, and I recommend her highly to any adult learning audience.”
~ Sharon M. Weinstein, Speaker/Author/Work-Life Balance Coach (Program Committee for NSA-Illinois)
Jean Marie Speaks at National Speakers Association of Illinois Chapter
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Bio for Jean Marie DiGiovanna
A master of experiential learning – a powerful approach that creates lasting results for her clients.
Jean Marie DiGiovanna, CPCC, is an international speaker, corporate trainer and certified executive coach, with over 20 years of experience in leadership, communication, team effectiveness and productivity.
She has run large-scale programs across the globe training as many as 100 employees per month in consulting skills and team effectiveness. She has facilitated team norming and intervention sessions with hundreds of project teams across the globe. She coaches leaders to align their unique talents with their leadership style; shifting how they communicate with their teams and thereby improving results.
Jean Marie was named a “Top 10 Coach of Boston,” by Women’s Business Boston. She is the co-author of Success is a State of Mind and the author of Wake Up To Your Life: Monthly Workouts for the Mind, Heart & Soul. She has spoken to over 20 Chapters of the National Speakers Association, helping Professional Speakers and Trainers develop high impact, experiential programs. Jean’s programs are always highly engaging and content-rich, with tools you can apply immediately to grow your success.