Join today and I'll have you confidently & competently leading your toughest conversations, both at home and at work, without saying something you regret, giving your power away or damaging your relationships.
Creating wins and reaping profitable rewards is about to be your new normal.
When you Master the communication secrets and techniques I'm sharing, you'll experience your biggest, boldest results yet.
feeling in control and energized…
despite the chaos and complexity of attempting to scale your business.
feeling calm, confident and connected…
despite the mental mind suck of feeling like you’re not moving fast enough, you’re not doing enough and you don’t know enough.
feeling like your biggest, baddest, boldest self [ the Most Valuable Player of the game]…
despite crazy calls from the referees, the maddening crowds and the "in your face" opponents.
waking up every day and your first thought is, “I got this! I totally got this!”…
despite the never-ending stressors of your demanding business and hectic personal life.
What if you reversed it all?
This program will move you...
FROM a struggling, frustrated, eye-rolling, tough-conversation-avoiding mindset
TO a confident, competent leader & communicator who meets & exceeds goals,
invests in the future and skyrockets your profitability.
“AmyK’s tools for leading the tough conversations at critical moments in sales, operations and leadership development was a huge help to our leaders and their teams. We grew sales by over 12% this year and AmyK was a significant contributor to our growth. Even more importantly she helped us own the right behaviors in preparation for the upcoming year and for moving the company forward faster.”
Ken Trainer, COO, Chesmar Homes
sticks and stones can break your bones
but words will never hurt you
If you struggle with…
• closing the deal faster,
• getting your teams to play full-out,
• turning a culture around,
• finding just the right words to say,
• avoiding your emotions or wanting to avoid the emotions of others,
...you’re in the right place.
If you stress about…
• a performance review,
• talking to your Boss or your Board,
• getting your kids to look up from their phones without a major meltdown,
• looking someone in the eye because you need to draw a boundary
• or having to tell your mom she can’t drive anymore,
... you’re so going to value the tools I’m sharing.
If having the hard-as-all-get-out-heart-to-heart is causing you massive heartburn, indigestion and angst, you’re going to end up writing me a thank you note and offering to buy me a drink. Seriously. You’ll want to toast to not only surviving the tough conversation in one piece, but feeling like a champion afterwards.
The conversations that are awkward, that force us to stand up for ourselves or others, show tough love, say something helpful when we’re at a total loss for words or find the courage to even use our voice can agitate our nerves, upset our stomachs or make our palms sweat. Strangely, these are the exact conversations that when handled well, make our lives a whole helluva lot better.
But it’s not easy. I get it. I’ve been there too. I’ve choked - lost my words - felt my throat tighten. I’ve avoided the elephant in the room until there was damn near a whole herd. I’ve been known to let my irreverence transition to snarky. And... I’ve learned.
I’ve learned that, “Honey, we need to talk” makes any conversation pretty much dead-on-arrival. Wouldn’t you love to learn how to have a conversation that ends in a hug [or more! ;) ] rather than frustration and tension?!
I’ve learned which conversations massively increase sales and which ones don’t. [BTW, “sales-are-down” can be an endless loop of mind-numbing conversation until you realize that sales-are-down is a symptom, not a cause, and there are more magical questions that will change the dialogue and your bottom line.] And I’m sharing! Yes, you’ll know the best conversations that drive sales!
I’ve learned how to turn C-Players into A-Players, how to get a teenager up and out of bed, how to restore & repair broken relationships, and when to let go of relationships for the good of all and keep it civil for all. You can too!
I’ve learned what to say when someone is egregiously up in your grill and how to offer compassion and support when life is quirky, funky or downright cruel. And I’m showing you how to do it too!
I’ve learned that certain words are better left unsaid, while others, when shared, deliver a guaranteed WIN every time!
I’ve also learned that you can get a second chance at re-doing a messed up conversation. You can master The Power of Profitable Conversations if you so choose.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all these tough conversations in business and life were as smooth as Barry White on a first date?! As awesome as finding twenty bucks in a pocket jacket you wore months ago? And as brilliant as saying just the right thing, at just the right time to get you just what you wanted?!
“Webster Orthopedic’s work with AmyK has added a level of teamwork, communication, unity and confidence never before experienced within the Webster Management Team. These skills have allowed us to improve operational systems (brought in a backlog of $800K in revenue and ensured that the improved process was maintained for nearly 8-months now); improve customer service scores by working collaboratively to solve patient barriers (scores increased 78% on average by department); bring in the build-out and opening of a new 12,000 sqft facility with expanded services both on-time and under budget. Many of the Managers shared how the skills they have learned working with AmyK have also allowed them to do internal work that has improved their personal lives. AmyK, your work is inspiring! You do make a difference.”
Sheila Kisor, former CEO, Webster Orthopedics
3 CORE MODULES
It's all about you. Not sure? Go grab a mirror. Yep, that's you!
The key that separates profitable conversations from the ones that drain your energy, your time, your mojo, your drive and your wallet is self-awareness.
In this module, we're tuning into the conversations you have with me, myself and I. Discover the two limiting fears every go-getter faces and some of the biggest secrets that prevent us from experiencing greater professional & personal fulfillment. Plus, you'll learn a simple yet highly profound method for changing the limiting stories in your head.
TRIGGERS, FEARS & BELIEFS
In these super-deep-dive, no-holds-barred lessons, you'll get insights and tools that will help you explore the why behind your decisions and actions. You'll peel back the layers of your core needs. How & why do you get triggered and what must you do to be restored and protected emotionally? You'll begin to master self-awareness and the internal dialogue that drives your reactions, actions and results.
By the completion of these lessons, you'll know how to: shift your thinking & better manage your emotions so you can change your behaviors and reap the rewards of more successful conversations.
Module #1 - Mindset Conversations
"AmyK is a brilliant business strategist who helped me become a better leader and a better person. Her unique blend of intelligence, insight, irreverence and practical tools skyrocketed my leadership results. As each of us prosper, fumble and reflect on our quests to become better leaders, AmyK's unique ability to always make us ask "the better question" amazes me."
David Robinson, CEO, DSM
Every transformational, visionary leader possesses strong communication skills. In these lessons you'll learn how to harness the collective intelligence of your team members to increase their engagement, buy-in and commitment to meeting & exceeding the goals of your [and now their] vision.
Got a team member that just ain't on board? No more! And bonus, you'll get a tool that ensures accountability is not perceived as a four-letter word.
In this module you'll learn everything you need to know to make sure you:
Want to ensure you'll still be relevant tomorrow? Natural leaders are constantly capitalizing on shifting trends and prioritize innovation. You'll get a proven strategy for innovation and how to maintain your competitive advantages. In this session, you'll also develop techniques to connect ideas amongst cross-functional teams for better problem-solving and for taking your best ideas to market - fast! If you've ever wondered about how the most creative & innovative companies keep capitalizing on disruption & trends and how you can too, you'll love this session.
New business development can be one of the most frustrating aspects of business, especially when sales are down. You'll learn how to:
You'll also learn the right (and wrong) way to create thirsty customers (both inside & outside of your company) so you can grow faster.
Module #2 - Professional Conversations
"AmyK's bright spark of energy, her practical and on-target management tools, and her ability to connect with diverse groups of managers are what separates her from other speakers. The dialogue in the office changes as a result of her work. We now pose meeting agendas in the form of questions, and we have witnessed managers put into practice her Aligning Brilliance tool. Her talks are actionable consulting engagements. We'll invite her back...again and again."
Michael Williams, Director, Human Resources, Ball Horticultural Company
Module #3 - Personal Conversations
People are quirky. Sometimes downright messy. They're walking wounded. We're all walking wounded, and we gotta get through it together
In this module, you'll learn how to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others. This awareness will help you better manage your behaviors and relationships. In these highly engaging, let's-get-real-about-what-makes-us-tick lessons, you'll get insights and tools to increase your communication skills. You will effectively reframe your perspective of people and situations in order to operate and adapt more positively, recover more quickly from negative experiences with people and situations an develop healthier habits for enhancing your relationships with others.
Additionally, you'll explore your interpersonal relationships with a spouse or significant other, your kids, your extended family and your friends. We'll take a magnifying glass to why you choose to be with the people you do [without blaming mom and dad]. When you know what causes you to repeat certain lessons, you'll then know how to better navigate your human reactions [like envy and competition]. Successfully challenging your natural, understandable reactions into thoughtful, mature responses is an awesome outcome.
DRIVERS, MOTIVATORS & CHOICES, OH MY!
When you can confidently & competently lead your toughest personal conversations you'll create ways to experience the freedom of being at ease with yourself and others. You'll implement strategies for how to harness you own personal power so you can be even more effective in the areas that matter most to you:
You're supposed to live a happy, fulfilling life. Claim it.
"Spending time with AmyK is captivating and uncanny all at the same time. It's like she's been in your head those nights you wake up at two am to worry and wonder about life and what the right path is. She has the way of asking the one question that makes you go, 'Whoa, are you a mind reader?!'"
Paul Noris, President & CEO, Bank of Central Florida
“Wow! I have not seen the entire team (42 peeps) so engaged in a meeting in a good while. The body language for everyone was the same – all leaning in, all using their hands to talk, all contributing. It was amazing. Everyone is looking forward to our next meeting. I can't thank you enough, AmyK, for all your help. My team shared that this new approach was a bright spot in our staff meetings and gave them hope for a more collaborative environment.”
, Vice President, Development and Donor Services/Communications
1. The 4 Core Principles for navigating profitable conversations so you can have less stress, more time, fewer headaches, greater results & all without nagging.
2. The 3 most magical words for harnessing the collective intelligence of your team members, which is a fancy way of saying: how to get more & better ideas.... and how to get these ideas to market - FAST!
3. The proven conversation framework for igniting collaboration, problem-solving and innovation and how this exact framework helped one company have their most profitable year ever.
4. The 6 most effective questions to increase buy-in and engagement with your teams so they’re more aligned and a lot less interested in playing the lame-blame-game.
5. How to establish a boundary with funky family members when life [and death] brings unexpected changes, changing roles and shifting dynamics... yep, time to put on your big boy & girl pants.
6. How to stop a difficult person in their tracks... cuz you are seriously tired of dealing with Difficult.
7. Rock your interviews! You’re growing, scaling and about to hire a few folks. They look fantabulous on paper. BUT... are they the right fit? You sure? Will they really contribute to the healthy, hard-working, super smart culture you’ve built? Ask these questions and ensure you hire right, right from the start.
8. The 7 techniques for Managing Up so even though you’re talking to your boss or board, you’ll know you’re the one in charge of THIS conversation.
9. The truth about stress and striving for balance and how most of the balance information out there is a crock. You’ll get real strategies for real stress. For realz.
10. The amazing CTFAR framework, that I swear [on all 90 point and higher rated red wines] is a GAME CHANGER for developing a mindset that means you are ready to be your biggest, boldest, bestest, bad-ass self.
11. The best questions to move you from "micro-manager" to "autonomous independent leader" who simply gets updates on staggering amounts of progress.
12. The #1 tool every brilliant leader uses for efficient, productive & profitable meetings. HUNDREDS of clients have emailed me over the years singing the praises of this brilliant gem.
13. How to establish and sustain an A-Player team. “They’re just a mediocre sales team, and I value mediocrity,” said no business owner, EVER.
14. The 4 Questions to ask & answer [when somebody is all up in your grill] BEFORE you have a conversation you regret.
15. Why you should NEVER go to bed angry. Right? WRONG! And I’ll tell you why that may be one of the dumbest pieces of advice you ever got.
16. Little known secret phrases such as, “I hear your truth” that turn tense conversations into opportunities to connect and move forward faster... together!
17. The 4 words that create possibility and increase connection. Everyone takes copious notes on this game-changing phrase.
18. Why the first and last words of every conversation matter most. Unless you blurt something really inane in the middle of a conversation, then that will definitely be remembered most! ;-) BTW... been there, done that!
19. What NEVER to do when talking to a spouse or significant other unless you’re in the mood to sleep alone.
20. The BEST responses ever to teenagers when they’re on your very last nerve and you know you need H.E.L.P. in addition to your own time-out. These tactics have been proven to stop “lip” for an entire day!
21. How to set boundaries without damaging your relationships. I know, shocker! It CAN be done.
22. The questions and mindset that slap balance to the backseat so you never catch your cape in the people-pleasing, can’t-say-no, must-do-it-all, super-hero carpool door ever again.
23. The #1 most effective sales conversation framework if you’d like to close more deals. Who wouldn’t like to close more deals?!
24. When it’s critical to apologize and when you should NOT, under no circumstances, say you are sorry. EVER.
25. How to crush your own limiting stories and beliefs so you can kick-ass and take names instead of just listing the names of all the people you think screwed you... I mean screwed you over.
26. The best questions to move you from micro-manager to autonomous independent leader who simply gets updates on staggering amounts of progress.
27. When it’s safe to say the trigger words. Don’t know the trigger words?! You will soon enough!
28. Why you SHOULD talk to yourself. Hopefully, in the same voice and without ‘tude.
29. Super easy words & phrases that will have you sounding like Yoda yet looking like a stud.
30. Spot-on one-liners and questions for your sales team that will force them to think of a solution faster than they can come up with one more excuse.
31. Everybody gets triggered, but do you know there are 4 questions that can untrigger you within minutes? Oh, this is a life saving, antacid-reducing tool for sure!
32. Where you can tell people to stick their trite platitudes while actually getting them to smile and maybe even hug you...that is if their platitude didnt trigger you, and if it did, see the bullet above!
33. The easiest, most gob-smacking, hit your forehead, “Duh!” model for managing change so you can decrease resistance, increase acceptance and propel your peeps & vision forward. But, you probably NEVER deal with change, right?!
34. How to use your voice, even when you’re scared, even when your throat constricts, and even when you’re nervous that you may look weak or even cry. I’ll ensure you get through it in one piece! Maybe even smiling on the other side of it. I got your back on this one.
35. The truth about text messaging. You'll discover what your Significant Other doesn’t tell you about your texting, and how you can get more romance [and we all know where romance leads to... just sayin’!] once you realize that your phone is today’s modern aphrodisiac. If ya know how to use it. [And it has NOTHING to do with inappropriate pictures that NO ONE EVER needs to see.] Don’t believe me? I have proof!
36. The quickest way to watch a crucial conversation implode right before your very eyes – and how to prevent it from happening to YOU.
37. The single most important approach to each and every conversation if you desire a profitable outcome. And it’s so easy & incredibly effective you’ll wonder why you never used it until now.
“The online series has been great. Many of the tools/tips AmyK shared are being used by my leadership and sales teams. We just closed our fiscal year in July and it was the largest one on record for our business - some of which I believe is a direct result from what we learned from AmyK. Thanks for driving valuable content in a way that is simple to digest and real! Awesome!”
Doug Niemeyer, GM, Teklynx
The library of training materials inside the member portal will be available to you for a full twelve months! That's right! You can revisit & review these resources as often as you like for over a whole year. That means a lot of support. Every month 2 more Core Training and 2 Real-Reelz videos are added. We'll send you an email the day they drop.
You'll have a unique competitive advantage in your communication, leadership and thinking skills. By knowing exactly how to navigate your way through the critical moments, you'll drive your business forward faster, make your life more enjoyable and skyrocket your profitability.
When you join you'll get instant access to brilliant scripts, phrases and frameworks.
*This program launched in January 2019. Currently, two videos are added every month.
Imagine sitting down and having a cup of coffee or a cocktail with me every single month to dish the dirt, get the real scoop and strategize together on the best approaches to your critical conversations. These short videos feel like we're sitting together in my abode. You're not alone on the dicier topics of difficult people, touchy subjects and personal pain. Sit down and join me. Tea, coffee, something stronger?!
Two times a month I'll invite you into my living room, family room, kitchen... even the bedroom - rated PG, but did you seriously think I was going to ignore pillow talk or the conversations you have at 3am when your mind is racing?! I'm getting realz.
*This program launched in January 2019. Currently, two videos are added every month.
Wanna be in the hot seat? Step right up! Just want to listen to somebody else squirm so you can observe and learn how to smoothly navigate a tough conversation? Totally cool. Your exclusive membership includes receiving my coaching & consulting insights with respect to YOUR real-time communication questions, challenges and opportunities. These monthly coaching calls are LIVE. I'm here for you on the second Friday of every month at 9am Pacific.
Educational, Inspirational & Engaging Lessons with Playbooks
Real Life Tips & Tricks for Tough Conversations
Real Time Consulting & Coaching: Hot Seat Issues - 12 Total
The Power of Profitable Conversations is a small investment in yourself that pays huge returns in your future. It's literally an investment that will pay you back for the rest of your life... one conversation at a time.
You'll re-engineer your backward-focused mindset to a forward-focused, forward-creating mindset that will help you take action and become the very best leader & communicator with yourself and others.
You'll have the frameworks and techniques for knowing exactly what to say, how to say it and when to say it in each and every critical conversation.
When you weigh all that against the investment and every profitable outcome you will generate from the most important conversations in your future - the ones that get you exactly what you want - it's a no brainer.
LIVE WEBINARS are scheduled twice a year.
Men and women are wired differently. Um, duh?! We approach conversations differently, we hear the same words differently, and we get triggered by different threats because we have different fears.
Join me for two LIVE webinars and learn how to conquer your mindset and how to respect the mindset of the opposite sex!
At the end of these two webinars you’ll know exactly:
• what to say and what NOT to say to a man [if you have an ounce of compassion for the boy he once was]
• what to do and NOT do when conversing with a woman [if you know what’s good for ya!]
• why you get triggered the way you do and how to lessen your “fight or flight" response
• why some communication skills are generational and others are pure neanderthal
• what to say, when to say it and how to say it - so whether you’re talking to yourself or another, you show some respect!
LEARN FROM MORE EXPERTS!
INTERVIEWS "drop" 1 per quarter beginning March 4, 2019.
I'll be interviewing Thought Leaders about the Profitable Conversations we need to have with ourselves and others to create the life we desire.
“The question-based agendas have exploded through our company and have definitely made our meetings more effective. I have a litany of "How might we..." questions that help me to ask questions of my team for more innovative outcomes. You're literally in my life every day, and you may not realize how many people you've touched, but leadership at RDA make mention of you everyday or something we learned from a recent AmyK lesson. Overhead recently, “That’s an AmyKism” or “That’s very AmyK of you!” - and we all knew what they meant!”
Jennifer Perez, VP of Operations, RDAbbott
This program is for go-getters & action-takers: executives, entrepreneurs, influencers and leaders who get that communication, both interpersonally and intrapersonally, is the #1 skill that determines whether you lead & live a mediocre life or a profitable one. You are serious about improving your communication skills. You get that life is indeed happening one conversation at a time, and you get that it’s an investment you need to make to get where you want to go and to get what you desire.
Those who are easily offended. Full stop.
Whether it be by being asked to think, roll up your sleeves or by the occasional cuss word.
First, this program requires both brain & brawns, meaning, you have to be willing to test the phrases, scripts, frameworks, and implement the core principles and mindset tools & techniques. You’ll think about where best to apply them, you’ll put them into action, you’ll modify them for additional scenarios & conversations and you’ll insert your own tone & tenor. Of course, you’ll then be amazed and awed by your own kick-ass, confident communication skills and profitable results!
Unwilling to think, work and practice? This program is NOT for you.
Second, I have a very sensitive bullshit meter. If hearing the word B.S. from time to time offends, this program is NOT for you. BUT, if you can handle a spade being called a spade, if you can deal with my no-malarkey perspective and my right-between-the-eyes type of coaching & consulting, then by all means join us... I will of course still be courteous, thoughtful, respectful, compassionate, kind and loving. I’m also for realz.
heads up - reality check
The Power of Profitable Conversations is intense and challenging. There are no magic wands. Yes, there will be exceptional techniques and straightforward formulas that will seem like you possess magical powers... BUT only if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and put them into action.
Being a confident, compelling communicator, the kind folks really want to listen to and follow, requires enormous commitment, courage and focus. Most of all, it requires consistent action and a willingness to be open-minded, coachable and invest in your own learning curve.
I so believe in my tools & techniques that I offer a 100% money back guarantee.
100%. That’s right, 100%. BUT - I want to explain, very clearly, how it works. You ONLY get a 100% refund if you request it within 90 days of joining and you show proof of your work, including: all the videos were watched, all the Playbook exercises completed and you filled out 12 Conversation Preparation Sheets. If within 90 days you decide this program ain’t your thing: no harm, no foul. I get it. This program demands work, it’s going to challenge you to think, to change your behaviors, to up the ante in your communication skillset and that’s not everybody’s thing. You will need to send me an email by midnight Pacific Time on the 90th day after you registered requesting to stop your participation in the program and include all proof of work. We will give you a 100% refund. Guaranteed.
fREQUently asked questions
CURIOUS ABOUT THE DETAILS?
Of course you are… so we answered the most frequently asked questions.
Everything is 100% Online:
The entire program is based online so you can participate from home or work. All program materials, including the Training Videos, the Real Reelz, the Playbooks, the Group Coaching Calls and the Bonus Webinars are all accessible online. Once you enroll, you will be sent your exclusive login information.
The two LIVE webinars:
Master the Male and Female Mindset webinars will be presented in Spring and Fall 2019. Spring's are already inside the portal. All LIVE webinars will begin at 9am Pacific Daylight Time.
Brand new videos are still being added:
We launched in January 2019. Right now almost 50% of the program videos are uploaded, and we add 4 every month until December 2019.
Money Back Guarantee:
We offer a 100% money back guarantee within 90 days of registering. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 90 days after you register, include proof of all your work, including all videos watched, all Playbook exercises completed and 12 Conversation Preparation Sheets completed, let us know you are not satisfied, and we will refund you 100% of your money. Guaranteed.
LIVE Coaching calls:
On the second Friday of every month AmyK shows up at 9am Pacific time to answer your questions in real time. These sessions are recorded and uploaded.
Direct Access to Team AmyK for Tech Support:
Your care and satisfaction is our number one priority. If you have technical issues or are simply having a challenge you need help with, email us at email@example.com and we’ll take care of you.
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I’m an International-Award-Winning Speaker who speaks 100+ times a year to companies such as Expedia, Lockheed Martin, Starbucks Canada plus many more, and I’m an Amazon Best-Selling Author.
I’m also a Biz-Strategist, a Brain Geek, an Irreverent, Energetic Facilitator & Trainer, a Business Owner, a Natural Communicator and a Cool Aunt. i.e. I talk a lot! ;-)
For over twenty-five years I’ve worked with hundreds of companies and thousands of executives. I frequently enter upon the scene when they are struggling to get their people aligned & moving forward faster. Sometimes they are crazy-frustrated with how best to avoid the unintended pitfalls of rapid growth or they are grappling with their own internal demons.
I created my techniques & tools, specifically - The Power of Profitable Conversations - to help them cross these challenges off their list.
I’ve got street-cred, a graduate-degree, a bestselling book, a famous magazine that appreciates my thought leadership, some international awards and impressive job titles I’ve collected over the years.
I could recite you my resume, but it’s so much easier for you to just ask me if you’re curious about exactly where I went to school and where my journey took me.
More importantly, I’m passionate about thinking & communicating. I’m passionate about teaching others how to maximize their talents and gifts in this world… one conversation at a time.
At the end of the day it’s pretty simple. I believe in helping you be Brilliant in Business and Happy in Life.
It would be pure joy to partner so we can kick-ass together and skyrocket your profitability.