Anne Bonney is a fun, energetic international motivational keynote speaker and trainer. She is also an authority on Change Management, author of 2 books on embracing the discomforts of change, podcast host of Dancing in the Discomfort Zone Podcast, and an experienced in-person, virtual and hybrid workshop facilitator. After 20 years of highly successful corporate and non-profit leadership, Anne, now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite YOUR Courage, Confidence and Resilience in the face of the discomfort of change, courageous communication and emotional intelligence.You’d better turn on the AC because this “ball of fire” will light you up with fun and relevant stories, time-tested knowledge and immediately applicable strategies to make a difference for you, your team, and your organization. This spunky little redhead shares business lessons from her crazy life experiences, which arms her with relatable and hilariously memorable stories from growing up overseas, running international marathons, animal training, morale building tours to the military in Iraq, volunteering at an elephant sanctuary and singing opera at a performing arts school and yes- there’s more. You won’t want to miss Anne’s session as Anne is a mindset shifting motivator who fires people up to catalyze powerful change in their lives, their teams and their organizations.
Most Requested Programs
Get over it! Embracing the Discomforts of Change
Change is hard. Factor it all in: new ideas, organizational change, industry evolution, technology modernization and even personal changes, and drop in a global pandemic, just for kicks. With all that, life can get pretty overwhelming. The problem is, change ain’t going away. The only constant IS change, especially in today's fast-paced environment. Having the tools to deal with change and adapt to the challenges that transitions bring will improve your effectiveness and resilience.In this engaging (and fun!) virtual or live presentation, Anne Bonney, Change Management authority and author, will spark your courage with the ground-breaking concepts from her red-hot book by the same name, GET OVER IT!. You’ll have to turn up the AC for this high energy, “bring the heat” keynote. Your participants will leave armed with strategies to extinguish the burning inferno that transition has caused on your teams.
Building Resilience and Confidence In Chaotic Times
Life is full of uphills, speed bumps and roadblocks. Being able to maneuver past those obstacles can determine whether or not you feel successful and fulfilled in your life. It ain’t easy and it takes intentional effort and skill building and that’s just what happens in this fun, engaging and interactive session.In this Keynote, Change Expert Anne Bonney will help you build resilience through an understanding of the characteristics of mentally tough individuals and skill building to strengthen confidence and reduce overwhelm so you can ultimately persevere despite challenges while remaining positive and motivated, and not ripping your hair out!
Conquering those Challenging Conversations
Having tough conversations isn't fun for anyone, and when they go wrong, relationships are damaged, and the problem that’s being addressed does not get solved. This makes many people avoid these conversations, reducing their effectiveness and their own success. Fortunately, you can quickly learn to rise in these challenging interactions so the problem will be solved, while increasing trust and respect. This workshop will help you get there!During this rapid-fire skill building (and fun!) presentation, Change Management Authority and Communication aficionado Anne Bonney will ignite your courage for these conversations so you can have productive difficult dialogue when you need to. Empowered with the spark to start the conversation on the right foot, you’ll also learn a structure to keep the exchange moving in a constructive direction, and she will teach you an approach for rescuing the conversation before it turns into a towering inferno! Once you put these techniques into play, motivation will crackle, collaboration will sizzle, and a culture of positive accountability will blaze hot within your organization.
"Anne led a full-day virtual seminar for our team during the COVID-19 Pandemic. She did a tremendous job of tailoring the different trainings to the time at hand while also being evergreen. Our team loved her energy and relatability. She is definitely top of our list for future trainings (hopefully in person!). - Tracey Thompson @ All Points PR
"Great speaker, kept our attention and good presentation! Would definitely attend her session again. She added humor along with learning!!" - Becky Francoeur @ Michigan Realtors
"Anne was incredibly engaging. Sometimes it's hard to keep focus in webinars that late in the evening, but Anne made it easy! The 2 hours flew by." - Rebecca Bivona-Guttdauro @ X-Peri
"Anne was everything we asked for and more! She engaged and energized the crowd and, at the same time, connected with them on their level. She delivered a laughter-filled keynote address with a powerful message. I loved how she spoke about an important topic and brought new insight relevant to our conference theme. Fantastic! Our chapter couldn’t be happier!" - Kari Korell, HR Director at Anesthesia Associates and Boise SHRM Chapter
"Here's the thing about Anne Bonney - no one's looking at their phone when she speaks. She knows how to hold a room but, more importantly, her message has substance. I secured Anne to present to a group of mentors at a large insurance company and she exceeded all expectations. So, I brought her in to speak to a Women's Leadership group that I lead. Anne is authentic and relatable, and funny. Oh so funny. Yet what I value most is that she inspires others to believe in themselves." - Kathy Grinsteiner @ Blue Cross Blue Shield