It is my pleasure to introduce you to Linda Guirey. I first met her when she was involved in Shine, in Auckland, New Zealand. I knew Linda has always wanted to have her own business and to determine her own future, so I was keen to meet her again and hereabout her story.
In 2009, Linda became an international conference speaker. To help her prepare for the new role she attended a three day ‘boot camp” and now she is with Speaker Mix. She reminded me that a good speech is both an art and a craft., it tells a story and takes the audience on a journey.
It was no surprise that Linda’s goal is to make a difference to people’s lives by raising their awareness of themselves and their world. Linda believes people are more productive when they have a positive attitude to their life and their life choices. “Happiness…”, she says, “is a choice.” She encourages her audience to make values based choices, and values based changes to their lives.
Linda, explains that choice thinking is about how you see the world, and appreciating that others may see it differently. The choices we make affect our health, our families, our work life, and we create the environment in which we live. She asks a very good question. “Why choose to do nothing? Why not look for opportunities to challenge, inspire, and make a difference in the lives of those around you?”
Linda is highly connected, with an online footprint in Facebook, LinkedIn, and her own website. She believes these tools allow her to tell her story, promote her activities and establish her credibilty. I certainly enjoy reading about her adventures, and her positive words of encourage that she shares with her online audience. Linda says she was not that interested in Facebook before starting her new career but now sees it as an important part of her business.
Creative Media, have helped Linda to establish her own website. The site is hosted on WordPress. Linda finds LinkedIn a valuable tool connecting her to people with the same interests, and it is through this community that she maintains long term relationships with those she has presented to and who want to stay in touch. She actively seeks recommendations and testimonials to build her professional profile.
Linda’s next big challenge is creating videos of her speaking at live engagements. She believes these videos will provide a taster of what she has to offer as a conference speaker. Key to the success of these new videos is a focus on content that is fresh and interesting.
Linda a plenty of other great ideas percolating away, including a book about making choices and responding to unexpected events, a newsletter and guest spots on other blogs, and online resources.
I asked Linda to share what she believes she does best, and her answer was clear and confident. “I help people respond to the major choices in their world”. She says that her personal experience when her husband told her suddenly that he wanted to make a major change in his life, has given her rich insight into choices and positive thinking. In her speaking engagements, she shares her thoughts on our thinking processes, about making decisions in an emotional space, rational thinking, how values impact on decision making and how to accept difference with grace. She encourages her audience to think about “My life, my time”.
Before leaving she gave me three things to think about on my way home.
- Have you truly lived?
- Have you cared? About yourself? your people? and your environment?
- Do you count?
These questions gave me pause for thought, I can’t wait for my next encounter with Linda Guirey.
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