Central Illinois Human Resources Group

Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management

Champaign, IL

People, Passion, Purpose: Engaging the Never Give Up Mindset

  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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  People, Passion, Purpose: Engaging the Never Give Up Mindset

   Presenter:  Scott Lesnick

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 Imagine how much the guy who figured out a way to rescue his two small children when they were kidnapped to the Middle East can teach you about resilience, successfully navigating change, perseverance and seeing the big picture in your professional and personal life. You’ve been through a lot professionally and personally. COVID-19 has changed many things. Yet, you’re making a difference despite limitations! I understand limitations too.

I amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with my two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East. No laws required them to be returned! This proved to be a significant test of both my resolve and the strength of my conviction. The abduction and how I ultimately retained custody of my children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in this customized presentation.

My powerful signature keynote Kidjacked is the template used to take your attendees on an incredible journey. Disruptive at best-I engaged with, experts, experience from others, open communication and talent from around the globe. And, HR was there for me at a time I really needed them and I never forgot this!

We laugh, gasp and ultimately smile as I describe exactly how I accomplished what few thought could ever be done. Locating and rescuing my two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East!

During the presentation, I come back to you several times, your jobs and your lives and tie together our challenges, growth and triumphs. Talented women and men who are committed to HR excellence, employee and organizational support, new trends and so much more! Powerful takeaways are layered throughout.

Based on my book Kidjacked-A Father’s Story.

Simply put…It rocks!

Actionable Takeaways include:

 ·       Increase your leadership abilities through more effective relationship building

·       Improve your communication effectiveness and engagement with management, vendors and staff

·       Recognize when stress may be affecting business decisions and the tools to help

·       Provide you with tools to reduce stress and increase focus and engage employees

·       Develop agile approaches to long-term challenges through strategy, tenacity and persistence

·       Learn to grow, mentor and lead even during times of significant change.

Scott Lesnick is a high content international keynote speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions, webinars at 50+ events a year and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSP- Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Only 12% of speakers world-wide have this designation! Scott is also a Certified Virtual Presenter.

In addition, Scott spent 24 award-winning l years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company leading sales and management teams.

Scott served as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers in 2016-17. He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida.

Scott recently presented at TEDx. And, he’s run the equivalent of 2X around the planet. That’s 50k!

His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and his book Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership were published to critical acclaim.

Scott’s motivational, educational and inspirational presentations center around topics including: personal and professional growth, leadership, HR, generational and cultural inclusion excellence in leadership, project and change management excellence, healthcare professional development and increasing productivity. Plus, maximizing performance, maximizing operational performance and excellence and managing change through great leadership.


Watch me in action!                           

Scott in action- https://bit.ly/2T1tzF1

TEDx  https://bit.ly/2BIZccz               

5 Generations- https://bit.ly/2FNrfIu

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