bringing value through versatility
has a way with words. Mostly because her expertise is in
communications. As a professional speaker, trainer, and coach,
she provides interactive and enlightening presentations to corporations
and individuals who have a desire to grow. Betty has been
speaking professionally for more than 25 years. She has been a
trainer since 1998 when she began her career as a sales coach and
trainer to pharmaceutical reps in the biotech industry. Her
degree from LSU in broadcast journalism provided her with the
educational background she needed to connect with all audiences.
it was her years as a radio personality and sales professional that
gave her the skills she needed to bring that knowledge and her words to
life. She specializes in topic areas that transform
leaders: communications, teamwork, diversity, conflict
management, employee engagement, coaching and mentoring, internal
customer service, and more. Her corporate customers find her
delivery engaging and the results she delivers tangible and
She is the
author of Waging War on Fear: Strategies to Overcome a Scary World and
is at work on her next book What You Don’t Say Matters. Beyond
her passion for her work as a business owner, presenter, author, and
coach, Betty is also passionate about her faith, family, and
football. Win her over with a big smile and all things chocolate!
Diversity: The Value in Differences
Talking about diversity for most people is like bringing up a dirty
family secret at the picnic table during the family reunion. It's
uncomfortable and painful. Most people would rather avoid it or tip toe
around the toughest parts. Every person has an opinion about race,
culture, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, yet many feel
awkward expressing it because of some anticipated backlash.
Betty Parker doesn't shy away from the topics. She believes that having
an open dialogue is the most important effort to building knowledge,
promoting healing, and increasing respect for cultural differences. She
challenges audiences to think about the way they think (metacognition)
when it comes to living near, socializing with or working in an
environment where everybody's not the same. In so doing, she has
enlightened audiences across the country on how to start and maintain
open and meaningful dialogue about the value in each of our
differences. More importantly, she teaches individuals how to accept
each person on their own merits and not because of faulty stereotypes.
For the open-minded, this keynote address will change beliefs.
Is Your (Leadership) Style in Fashion?
What’s your leadership style? More importantly, is it a style others
would want to emulate? As in the fashion industry, popular styles set
the trends. Admirers of those styles tend to be followers of them
because they see the quality and value in having them in their lives.
Leaders are like great designers. They know their styles, and they use
them creatively to brand themselves as dynamic leaders. Are you a
dominant leader who is driven and results-focused? Or are you an
analytical leader whose strong suit is in details, information, and
accuracy? In this keynote address, Betty Parker addresses four common
styles among leaders, and she helps her audience to recognize their
style and how it impacts others. Betty’s great coaching skills help
attendees to examine themselves and how they communicate with others,
manage conflict, and mentor people on their teams. Want to go below the
surface and help your audience of leaders understand how they are? Let
Betty deliver this awesome keynote address at your next event.
Straight Talk: 3 Difficult Steps To Making Change Stick
Lets face it--change is hard. Most people commit to change but fall
back into old habits quicker than a politician’s promises during
campaign season. In the work environment, this can slow progress toward
business goals and cost the company in productivity and revenues. In
our personal lives, this can mean the difference between getting a
promotion and staying stuck at the bottom of the org chart. Change
takes time, but it also requires commitment and action. In this
presentation, Betty Parker offers straight talk about the three
important but difficult steps everyone must take in order to make
change happen and last. Betty delivers a powerful message that
challenges the audience to think about what they should and can do to
keep forging ahead despite the desire to nestle back into their comfort
zones. Her “no excuses” mantra holds attendees accountable to make
change happen. Audiences can expect to walk away informed and inspired.
This presentation will transform lives!
Topics: Leadership, Communication, Diversity, Conflict Resolution, Stress, Presentation Skills
Industry specialties: Pharmaceutical, Corporate