Lydia is a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator, and author of The Snow Globe Effect: an eight-week mindfulness program for leaders. She combines wisdom, data, storytelling, humor, and out-of-your-chair experiences to motivate and inspire. As a professional speaker for over 25 years, Lydia is warm and comfortable with people from all walks—from doctors to developers, and welders to winemakers. "Lydia offers practical food for the soul."
Lydia's Most Popular Talks:
HOW TO LOVE YOUR JOB (and your life)—Organizations with happy, engaged employees are more productive and more profitable. They have less turn-over, less absenteeism, and less burn-out among their senior leaders—and creating a happy workforce is nearly free! In this powerful motivational speech, Lydia will offer your team a scientifically-based approach, challenging your employees to take responsibility for their own happiness at work. On top of motivating and generating excitement in your team, it's the secret to a healthy organization.
UNCOVERING YOUR BRILLIANCE—Organizations rarely lack talent. Far too often organizations swell with unrealized talent and untapped brilliance. The trouble is, people spend a lot of time and energy trying to lead like (and act like) someone else. This is a recipe for discouragement, confusion, and burn-out. In this two-hour presentation, Lydia will inspire your people to uncover their own natural brilliance and lead from that place.
I WANTED TOMATOES, SO I PLANTED ONIONS—Imagine your mind is like a garden where each thought and action grows. We want to grow the good life—full of love, confidence, health, and wealth. Yet we plant and nurture things we don't want to grow—ego, poor self-care, and scarcity. This talk is a wake-up call. With humor and compassion, Lydia shines light on the habits and patterns that keep us stuck and offers a strategy for cultivating the good life.
THE SNOW GLOBE EFFECT - The mind is like a snow globe. When you shake a snow globe—the snow swirls and the beautiful image within is lost. The same thing occurs within our mind. When we are agitated, it's hard to see life clearly. Stress, distraction, and crazy-busy lives shake-up the snow globe of the mind, creating continuous flurries. Seeing clearly is impossible. But when we set the snow globe down, the snow gently settles on its own. Everything becomes peaceful and clear. Likewise, as we take time to breathe, quiet the mind, and observe our own experience, our minds naturally settle, and we begin to see ourselves and the world around us with greater clarity. We become more self-aware, open to possibilities, responsive, and able to think more expansively. With a settled mind, people tend to make better decisions, focus their attention, solve problems more creatively, and remain calm and peaceful even in the midst of chaos. They are far more resilient. When the mind settles, deep states of relaxation, contentment, and happiness naturally emerge. This talk is an introduction and an invitation to cultivate mindfulness at work.