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Travels from :
Colorado
Main Topics :
Attitude
Change
Innovation
Inspirational
Motivation
Peak Performance
Women in Society
Fee Range :
East: $$
West: $$
Speaker Iamge Barbara Stoker

About Barbara Stoker :


Barbara Stoker is a former executive for Disney, Hallmark, Mattel and Coors. She is one of the most influential thinkers on personal leadership and risk, specializing in new business and product development.


Today Barbara speaks, consults and writes using an Appreciative Inquiry model. She is the author of Intelligent Risking for Women (2004), A Woman with a Minute… (2005) and Positive Risk (2006). Her newest book, LINK Thinking, is still in development and will be available in 2007.


Stoker acquired her expertise through an impressive career that involved: licensing several Disney movies, launching Hallmark Card’s Gift Business, starting Mattel Toy’s collectable business by developing Porcelain Barbie and selling a ‘can’t be sold’ product for Coors with an opening order of one million dollars.


Barbara’s years of corporate experience with these four innovative Fortune 500 companies have provided her with a solid and diverse foundation that includes: sales, marketing, customer service, licensing, merchandising, store design, new product development, engineering, strategic planning and new business development. Stoker understands professional risks and has the reputation for getting things done because of her unconventional approach, her ability to link information in unique ways and her willingness to take intelligent risks.


Barbara’s credentials go beyond her professional experience. Her personal adventures include being an avid technical rock and ice climber as well as a paragliding pilot. In addition, she is also the single mother of three sons, well acquainted with the difficult choices and risks women must face as they manage their multi-dimensional lives. Stoker was selected by the Rocky Mountain News as ‘50 & Fabulous’ based on the nomination of her three sons. She is also a wish grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Stoker’s success on the lecture circuit is based on her dynamic, interactive style that encourages individuals to adopt a new perspective in the way they link information. Stoker provides the information and inspiration for teams to choose the right mountain, rediscover their courage, tap into their wisdom and take those risks that will make a difference.

 

Speech Titles :

Positive Risk: How Smart Women Use Passion to Break Through Their Fears Keynote

Are you risking up to your ability?

Do you give yourself enough credit?

Is your passion greater than your fear?

What is your Courage Ratio?

How do you define success?

What invisible risks are you taking?

Whose mountain are you climbing?

This women’s IntelligentRisking program is based on Barbara Stoker’s newest IntelligentRisking book, Positive Risk . It has been designed specifically for women, created to address the reality that women are natural born leaders yet they are often reluctant to take the risks necessary for success.

During this presentation, you will step beyond theory becoming actively involved and focused on the mountains you are tackling in your own life. You will explore the risks you face, how you define success and where you’ll find the courage to see it through. You’ll also look at the Courage Ratio and the Invisible Risks you take when you try to play it too safe.

Positive Risk explores the 4 IntelligentRisking Strategies and you will also look at the 15 critical questions every woman should ask herself to ensure she is taking the right risk in the right way. You’ll leave this program challenged to take those risks that will make a difference to your business, your customers and yourself. Click here to view Positive Risk Learning Modules

Positive Risk is how smart women use their passion to break through their fears. It uses Appreciative Inquiry, as its approach to focus on uncovering and exploring what ‘is working’ for you. It enables you to build upon your existing skills, talents and strengths. Barbara Stoker’s expertise is in leadership, new business and product development and IntelligentRisking. She is devoted to helping individuals, teams and organizations find success by connecting the right dots, in the right way, at the right time. She is a former executive for Hallmark Cards, Mattel Toys, Coors and Walt Disney.

Barbara is also a technical rock and ice climber as well as a paragliding pilot. Her background along with her consulting, speaking, research and writing allows Barbara to bring a solid and diverse foundation of knowledge, wisdom and understanding to meet your goals.

Awaken the Leader Within Keynote

Are you still trying to do business the same way?  Is your competition getting tougher?  Does your list of competitive advantages keep shrinking?  Are you clear about how you define success?  Do you try to play it too safe?  Are you climbing the right mountains?

This IntelligentRisking program is based on Barbara Stoker’s 30 years of corporate experience and 10 years of research. It focuses on helping individuals, teams and organizations take the risks required for success in this extremely competitive world. If you find that you continue to keep coming up with the same answers to the same old questions then it is time to start getting uncomfortable and taking some chances.

During this presentation, you will step beyond theory becoming actively involved and focused on the mountains you are tackling in your own life. You will explore the risks you face, how you define success and where you’ll find the courage to see it through. You’ll also look at the Courage Ratio and the Invisible Risks you may be taking without knowing.

There are 4 IntelligentRisking Strategies

Choose Your Mountain

Plan Your Route

Build Your Courage

Climb Strong!

You will also look at the critical questions every person should ask themselves to ensure they are taking the right risk in the right way. You’ll leave this program challenged to take those risks that will make a difference to your business, your customers and yourself. (see book for more information)This program uses Appreciative Inquiry, as its approach to focuses on uncovering and exploring what ‘is working’ for you. It enables you to build upon your existing skills, talents and strengths.

Teaching Points include:
Leadership
Creating an IntelligentRisking Culture
The Confidence Factor
Taking your risk taking to the next level
Perspective - Identifying your Invisible Risks
New ways to risk
Defining success
Creating the right climbing team

Books by Barbara Stoker :
Positive Risk: How Smart Women Use Passion to Break Through Their Fears
Book Image
Positive risk is a perspective, an attitude, and a life philosophy that creates a shift away from the negative view of risk that so many of us were taught. This book will help change your perceptions regarding risk so that you can begin to better understand how valuable and constructive risks really are. Many of us go to great lengths to avoid risk, yet in reality, it is through taking intelligent risk that we grow, learn, and achieve our dreams, goals, and ambitions. By taking well-thought-out chance, we make a difference in our own lives and those of others. By adopting a positive risk perspective, you will begin to see new possibilities in yourself and the world around you. 
Fee Range
  Symbol  Fee
 $   $5,000 or Less
 $$   $5,001 - $10,000
 $$$   $10,001 - $20,000
 $$$$   > $20001