Heather Hansen O’Neill is an international speaker, author, adventurer, and entrepreneur using her action-packed experience to Fire Up audiences. She stimulates vibrant energy, focus, and action for those who want to collaborate effectively, lead change, and achieve massive results. With expertise in virtual, hybrid, and live events, as well as her focus on helping individuals and companies’ breakthrough fears, judgments, and blocks to reach sales and leadership success, Heather’s innovative keynotes are in high demand during these changing times.
A long journey on the stage
Heather has been on the stage for almost 25 years, since she started his coaching business. Before that she was in advertising sales and prior to this she was a professional dancer. Dancing helped her to be familiar with the stage but all begun with a suggestion she got from a mentor, who told her not only she should start her own business but offered to become her first paid client. The rest is history.
Light the fire in your speaker career
Heather gives 3 pieces of advice:
First, and one of the most important things, is having curiosity. We should never stop learning new things about everything! Has to be learning and growing all the time. If you’re a speaker, you have to always be on the edge.
Second, use you body to keep you going. Not only the mind can energize you by staying focus on new things, your body is also a tool you can use to refill up your energy. Move your body.
Third, make it bigger than you. It’s really important that we don’t look at our speaking careers only being about us. In order for us to keep that fire burning has to be bigger than us, some bigger purpose.
Dealing with our believes
We are often unaware of the power of our beliefs and how they guide our thought processes and our actions every day.
That’s why it’s really important to be conscious to uncover and release them. There are a lot of different ways that these beliefs manifest and they could come from many different places.
The most important part is to take time to look at the beliefs and at some point ask yourself is this belief mine? Is it serving me? And if they don’t, you have to then shift it and say how can I release this belief?
It’s important that we replace that belief with one that does serve us.
Do you see the difference between allowing a belief to guide your thoughts, your actions and don’t? It is actions and destiny versus becoming aware of them, and consciously choosing.
It’s a big difference.
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“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou
Living in a mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness by Eben Alexander & Karen Newell
Routine to Shine
Honor your energy. Usually speakers give so much and need to stay in a state of energized dynamic passion so they have to be aware of and honor their energy. And for this you have to incorporate things that bring you joy, that keep up your levels of passion. Move you body! Do activities that bring you experiences you can later share on your talks.
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