Amy Wolff, TEDx Speaker Coach, Senior Trainer, Executive Coach

Superwoman Summit Session:

Insider Speaking Tips from a TEDx Speaker Coach

What is it about TED Talks that inspire millions around the world one idea at a time? In this engaging session where you will get a behind-the-scenes look at how a 10-18 minute talk is made. Leave this session knowing the number one reason a talk (or presentation) succeeds or fails. Learn the best way to win over your audience whether it’s on a stage, across a board room table, interviewing or at a networking event. Also understand how to practically prepare for those opportunities. Finally, we’ll discuss the differences between men and women. While you may never stand in the spotlight on the iconic TED red rug, your ideas (and how well you present them) matter.

About Amy:

An Interview with Amy Wolff, TEDx Speaker Coach, Senior Trainer, Executive Coach

Today we talk to Superwoman Summit 2017 mainstage speaker, Amy Wolff. Amy is a highly-rated senior trainer, executive coach, and event speaker. In addition to coaching corporate lawyers to non-profit advocates, corporate managers to sales teams, shoes designers to engineers, Amy is also a TEDx speaker coach for TEDxPortland, one of the top five TEDx organizations in the world. Her greatest thrill is partnering her skills with her personal passions by coaching community leaders in one of her favorite places on earth: Kigali, Rwanda.

When Amy’s not with clients, she’s meeting friends in small coffee shops, scheming to travel the globe, and constantly picking up toys… lots and lots of toys.

Leading up to The Superwoman Summit, we asked Amy a few questions:

What do you think is the greatest challenge facing professional women who want to excel?

Getting stuck in our own heads and making assumptions of what others are thinking about us. Being too critical of ourselves and believing lies about us or about others.

If you have one piece of advice for professional women when it comes to leadership, what would it be?

This my advice for all professionals, not just women: Be good question-askers. Stop for a moment and be curious. Listen intently, even if you disagree. The answers may not change our opinion or decisions, but we validate the value of others by listening and increase our capacity to empathize and understand when we pause to be curious.

Name a female leader you admire and why:

My mom is a pastor, volunteer hospital chaplain and kick-butt grandma to my daughters. I admire her leadership because she knows how to assert herself and advocate for her ideas, but she's also gentle and be a good listener. Her kindness and gentleness does not compromise her authority or leadership.

What is your favorite quote to inspire women leaders?

“Don't hustle for your worthiness.” - Brene Brown

You can hear Amy talk at The Superwoman Summit by registering today! Early bird ticket sales end in July, so don’t wait.

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