Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta

Motivational Humorist, Sales & Leadership Expert, and Best-Selling Author

Speaker Categories: Corporate Culture | Entertainment Acts | Marketing | Women in Business, Finance | Generational Marketing

Travels From: TX, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $20,001 to $40,000*

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Motivational Humorist, Sales & Leadership Expert,
and Best-Selling Author

Connie Podesta is a game-changing, sales-generating, revenue-building, leadership-developing, ball of fire whose rare blend of humor, substance, and engaging personality creates an unforgettable standout experience that has her audiences buzzing long after she leaves the stage.

25 Years

The numbers tell the tale: 25 years. Two million people. 1,000 organizations. Seven books. Zero boring power point presentations. Thousands of incredible, interactive presentations. Ten million American Airlines miles. Six pounds to lose (which is harder than getting the 10 million miles!).


An award winning author, her latest Ten Ways to StandOut from the Crowd won a gold medal for "Best Business Book of the Year." Former Radio/TV personality. Connie is experienced in human resources, human relations, sales, marketing, and staff development. She is also a licensed therapist with 30 years experience, and an expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, and, basically, getting your act together! Plus, what we all probably need in today's crazy, 24/7 world - she's laugh-out-loud funny!

Behavior Expert

Combine all of that with her diverse entertainment background in comedy, theater, media, and toss in a Master's Degree in the Psychology of Human Behavior, and you've completed the Connie picture. There you have it - a speaker that's ready and able to tackle some of the toughest business issues facing organizations today. And she does it with class, wit, and style.

Motivational Speaker

Connie's niche is people and her brand is Connie Podesta. She is right at home speaking to all industries and very diverse audiences: corporate, real estate, franchises, insurance, real estate, direct sales, finance, and retail, just to name a few. She has what it takes to get people in all walks of life to pull together, defy limited thinking, challenge the status quo, let go of excuses, and out-perform the competition.

There's no one quite like Connie. But then again, there's no one quite like your audience either! What a perfect fit.

StandOut from the Crowd: Out-Think, Out-Lead, and Out-Sell the Competition

The Power of Performance and Innovation to Increase Competitive Edge. Business as Usual? No way! Status quo? Move over? Change? Keep it Coming! Bottom line: Your future success depends on your ability to OUT-SHINE past performance, OUT-THINK old ideas and OUT-MANEUVER anyone who says it can't be done. Simply "meeting expectations" doesn't cut it anymore. YOU and YOUR BRAND have to be so extraordinarily AWESOME, UNIQUE and VITAL that people will CHOOSE to do business with YOU instead of your competitor! Ready? Meet Human Relations expert Connie Podesta who is both refreshingly candid and wonderfully entertaining. She will definitely bring out your edgy, creative, competitive side as she takes you inside the minds of today's savvy, but super-demanding global market and delivers some killer, powerhouse strategies that will help you increase sales, profits, good will and your customer base. Competition - watch out!

StandOut Sales: Like You've Never Heard It Before!

The Power of Consensus and Negotiation to Increase Buy-In. Successful people are GREAT influencers. They know how to get consensus, ownership and buy-in from the people who count--without manipulation, intimidation, sacrificing relationships, or stepping on toes. Bottom line: Getting the job done the right way hinges on your ability to "sell" yourself and your ideas in such a trusting and positive way that people will CHOOSE to: Follow your lead. Cooperate with you. Learn from you. Buy from you. Partner with you. And…support you so you can make things happen! With a rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, uncanny insight into human nature and killer persuasive strategies, Human Relations expert Connie Podesta, will take you right inside the minds of the people you need to influence and impress. You will learn how to negotiate differences, influence behaviors, change attitudes, overcome objections, and close the deal so you can create an amazing network of PEOPLE who have one common goal: to willingly help you GET THE JOB DONE NOW!

StandOut Leadership: Like You've Never Heard it Before!

The Power of Accountability and Ownership to Increase Performance. In a perfect world all employees would be: high achieving, self-motivated, engaging, team players who see the big picture and always strive to do their best to get the job done on time without complaining. Does that sound like the Twilight Zone? Bottom Line: In the real world many employees: simply “meet expectations,” lack initiative, bring their personal life to work, stress over every change and whine about having to WORK….on the job! “Enough!” says Human Behavior and Leadership Development expert Connie Podesta, who has empowered thousands of leaders worldwide with the attitudes, mindsets and strategies necessary to create a team that’s willing, able and excited to get the job done THE RIGHT WAY! With her signature blend of comedy and “tell-it-like-it-is” delivery, Connie takes you inside the minds of even your most difficult employees so you can turn negative attitudes into positive, entitlement into accountability, complacency into productivity, complaining into solutions and “that’s not my job” into ownership.

StandOut Relationships: Life Would Be Easy, If it Weren't for Other People

The Power of Personality and Communication to Increase Engagement. Difficult people? Move over! Crazy demands? Under control! Critical conversations? No problem! Imagine what you could accomplish if you could decode the mystery of human behavior and truly understand what makes people do what they do and say what they say (including yourself!) Research shows that the #1 key to SUCCESS is the ability to get along with other people. At work and at home. Bottom line: how you choose to relate to, communicate with, be accountable to, resolve conflict with and garner respect from other people will directly impact your ability to attract and sustain healthy relationships so you can lead, manage, sell, produce, collaborate, work as a team, enjoy life, stay healthy, be happy and...experience success. With laugh-out-loud humor, killer take-away strategies and her amazing insights into ourselves and others (including a few who “drive you crazy”), Human Relations expert Connie Podesta will both challenge you and empower you with the knowledge you need to get along better with the people in your life. Connie will take you right inside the minds and personalities of the people you deal with every day--bosses, colleagues, partners, customers, friends, and family-- so YOU can ACT, rather than REACT to whatever life throws your way. Get ready for less stress and more success!

  • Make a Fortune Selling to Women: The Deal Makers and Deal Breakers You Must Know to Close the Deal Every Time!
    Make a Fortune Selling to Women: The Deal Makers and Deal Breakers You Must Know to Close the Deal Every Time! Purchase Book
  • How To Be The Person Successful Companies Fight To Keep
    How To Be The Person Successful Companies Fight To Keep Purchase Book
  • Self Esteem & the Six-Second Secret
    Self Esteem & the Six-Second Secret Purchase Book
  • Life Would Be Easy If It Weren't For Other People
    Life Would Be Easy If It Weren't For Other People Purchase Book

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  • Make a Fortune Selling to Women: The Deal Makers and Deal Breakers You Must Know to Close the Deal Every Time!
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