AMERICA AT WAR IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S WAR
Having done five tours of duty in the Middle East, I have seen our involvement in the conflict from the front door of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and even Iran. I’ve learned firsthand what the news outlets are often unwilling to report; America is making a difference but not in the way you would think. Oftentimes it is the unintended consequences of any given situation that make or break the success or failure. Planning is key. Many of the same principles used on the battlefield can be used for success in leadership, business and in life. I speak about a side of America people may never have seen before and about how the lessons I have learned in war apply to them. This presentation is packed full of video, photos and firsthand accounts that will bring a new dimension to your event.
RUN YOUR OWN RACE — LET THE WORLD CHASE YOU
Throughout my life, I was always seen as a little “different,” but ultimately managed to come out on top in everything I have set out to achieve. Little did I know at the beginning, my desire to march only to the beat of my own drum would be one of the keys to my success. The title of this talk was advice given to me on the stage at the Miss America Pageant and it is advice that directs me to this day. This talk is designed to help any group find the strength and determination to succeed on their own terms, turning any failure into opportunity, and to stop looking from side to side along the way. Powerful examples from my life experiences demonstrate how circumstances play only a small role in our potential. It’s the discipline to stay focused on goals and keep taking action while being true to yourself that ultimately brings the biggest and most satisfying wins. You want your people to have confidence, make decisions with determination and lead from the front? Then this topic will have them moving forward with purpose!
FROM HIGH HEELS AND LIP GLOSS TO CAMO AND COMBAT BOOTS
I live and work in a male-dominated world, and out of necessity have become an expert on breaking through the glass ceiling without letting shards of falling glass damage the camaraderie of the workplace. I have been successful in developing positive, harmonious relationships with the men I work and fly with every day. However, I am not a doormat, a woman trying to be a man or regarded as “one of the guys.” I don’t allow cussing in my aircraft. I regularly stand up for my rights, women’s rights and the rights of others, and yet continue to win awards and promotions without being alienated or becoming negatively branded. Today, for many powerful women, that’s not the case. With my unique style of working within the flow instead of fighting against it, I share tools that can be used by both men and women to help them succeed in working with members of the opposite sex—by explaining how women think differently, act differently, bond differently and have different loyalties. I help women use their unique perspectives and point of view to develop powerful partnerships with men that help propel them forward. And, I help men work more productively and harmoniously with the women on their teams, both in their private lives and in the workforce.
USING YOUR UNIQUE LIFE EXPERIENCES TO STAND OUT IN A WORLD CONFUSED ABOUT TRUE VALUE
The point of this exercise is to determine who we are. The first step in branding ourselves is knowing ourselves. Sun Tzu said, “Knowing the other and not knowing oneself, in every battle — certain defeat.” Often our perception of ourselves and the perception the world has of us are two completely different viewpoints. The closer these two are, the more successful we will become. Sometimes we simply do not know who we are and sometimes we do not like who we are, so we put on a mask for the world. Unfortunately, most people want you to show up and when you don’t, true opportunities are missed. This 90-minute workshop will use my varied, challenging and combat experience to aid you in developing your own unique brand, while teaching you to market it with success. Learn to be yourself—in this one area EVERYONE is an expert—you have been yourself your whole life. Comfort in your own skin will allow you to find success in ways you had never thought possible.
“Patricia Murray is a powerful speaker. She relates the extraordinary things that she has accomplished in her life to her audience which inspires them to dream and to set goals for themselves.”
Donna Duperron, Executive Director, Retired Senior & Volunteer Program
“Patricia Murray made our conference. Over 500 women attended our conference and everyone I talked to was impressed with her and what she had to say. No matter what age you are the things she had to say were so relevant for today’s woman. I highly recommend her.”
Jennifer Goldstein, Assistant Vice President, First Regional Bank
“… I don’t say this lightly. I am 58 years old and over the span of my career I have seen a multitude of professional speakers. You were definitely one of the top 5 I have seen!!!!!”
Carole Schlocker, iSpace, Inc.