Connie  Podesta

Connie Podesta

High-Energy Motivational Speaker, Expert on Success, Leadership, & Sales

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
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High-Energy Keynote

Connie Podesta

High-Energy Motivational Speaker, Expert on Success, Leadership, & Sales

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
Traveling from:

Why Book

  • She’s a world-class keynote speaker who has moved audiences both from the stage and in virtual platforms to make the shifts necessary to succeed at a higher level, find more joy and balance, decrease stress, and lead in their industries and lives.
  • She’s just the right amount of funny, and serious – with messages that share the extraordinary power of adopting change and leaning into resilience – she’ll both uplift and teach your attendees as they take on change for all it is worth.
  • Connie’s mix of psychology and communication skills is exactly what audiences need right now. Perspective, innovation, understanding what makes people tick – have never been more important – especially in a world where “remote” is the new normal.


Connie Podesta is a game-changing, revenue-building, sales-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud comedy, killer take-away strategies, and interactive, no-power-point delivery style have made her one of the most unique and memorable speakers on the stage today. 25 years. Two million people. 1,000 organizations. Hall of Fame speaker. Award-winning author.  Seven books. Former Radio/TV personality. Therapist. Expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, accountability, and engagement.  Amazing ROI.  Plus (what we all could probably use in today’s crazy world )… a Comedienne.

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StandOut Change: Helping People Navigate Culture, Conflict, and "the Crisis of the Day"

If the last few years have taught us anything – it’s that ANYTHING can happen. To succeed in today’s world, you need the skills that allow you to expand, not decrease, your emotional and business bandwidth in times of stress. The truth is there will always be culture clash opportunities, conflict, and daily crisis. HOWEVER, they don’t have to define you, distract you, or distress you if you have the right tools, mindset, and strategies in your life to navigate uncertainty with confidence.

That’s what Human Behavior and Change Expert Connie Podesta brings to the stage. With a fascinating look at what makes each of us approach change different, Connie brings recipes for resilience, strength, and a solid centered sense of self. If your team is navigating the “deep end” of change – Connie’s got the lifeline and life tools for leveraging change for ALL IT’S WORTH!

StandOut Communication: Cultivating Connection, Collaboration, and Negotiation

Connectivity is vital to business (and life) success, especially in today’s world. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always come naturally, or authentically, or at all!

That’s where Human Behavior and Communication Expert Connie Podesta comes in. With a healthy dose of psychology, humor, and an empowering understanding of human nature, Connie helps audiences connect in proven and powerful ways, and most importantly, instantly recognize the communication styles of both themselves and others – making navigating conversations and negotiating needs a thousand times easier. Want to bring your people together and give them the communication skills they need build relationship bridges and succeed faster? Connie’s got it covered.

StandOut Success: Delivering Reality CHECKS and BALANCE

Success can look different for everyone. It’s personal, and it doesn’t always have to do with the bottom line in a bank account or the title printed on a business card.

In this refreshingly candid presentation, Human Behavior and Success Expert Connie Podesta leads audience members through a serious (but really fun) reality check to first understand why they do and think what they do – then discover where they may be living out of balance and out of alignment for the kind of success that resonates most with them.

StandOut Sales: Out-Think, Out-Negotiate, and OUTSELL the Competition

“Sales” looks very different today. Clients don’t want to be “closed”, “techniqued”, or caught in a canned script loop they can’t get out of.

And frankly, most sales professionals don’t want any part of any of that either. That’s where Human Behavior and Sales Expert Connie Podesta comes in. With proven sales tools and strategies based on the psychology of human behavior (why we do what we do and think what we think) and a healthy dose of humor, Connie has helped millions of people take sales to a whole new level…and have more fun while getting there.

Voted One of the “Top 41 Motivational Speakers Who Can Energize Any Sales Team” by Resourceful Selling Magazine

StandOut Leadership: Creating Teams Who are Ready, Able, and EXCITED to Get the Job Done

From hiring to firing to INSPIRING – LEADERSHIP today is about being both the calm in the storm and the step-up example your team needs to succeed. Connie can help you to super-charge your connectivity, collaboration, and team building in energized new ways.

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 in ANY market condition or economy.

StandOut Relationships: Life Would Be Easy If It Weren't For Other People

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, personally and professionally.

With laugh-out-loud humor, killer take-away strategies and her amazing insights into others (including a few who “drive you crazy”), Human Behavior 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.

Connie Podesta Reviews

“Connie was fabulous….she took the time before the event to learn about her audience and our desires as her customer. She arrived promptly and was curious to learn even more onsite. She connected with the audience and was the highlight of the conference….and a perfect closing!!”

— Amerus Life Insurance

“Connie was great because she can relate herself to any crowd. She takes a crowd and can generalize them down to a few personality types and then advise on how to work with each type. The audience loved her and was very engaged during her entire presentation.”

— Berkshire Property Advisors

The meeting went very well and Connie was certainly a highlight. We have never had such positive feedback from a speaker and everyone was still talking about their ‘shape’ characteristics on the flight home yesterday.

— Columbus Life


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