Speaking

Aimee enjoys bringing her expertise to groups via workshops, breakout sessions and keynotes.  She has addressed wide-ranging audiences and industries, including entrepreneurs, emerging civic leaders, nonprofit lawyers, graduating seniors, neighborhood planners, and once even taught business planning to second graders.  Always accessible and engaging, Aimee ensures that participants leave with a bit of inspiration and a lot of actionable ideas and tactics to implement quickly in their work and lives. Below are a few favorite topics. 

 

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Brass Tacks:
Building a solid operational plan is easier than you think..

You work hard to perfect the skill, develop the product and find the customer. But what about the processes that ensure you deliver what you’ve promised? It is tempting to skip the “operations part” because it seems time-consuming, over-complicated or simply not as much fun!  But then something goes wrong, and you realize you need the processes you’ve been putting off building. Creating an effective operational foundation isn’t as difficult as it seems.

 

Participants will learn how to identify gaps and prioritize steps needed to reach their desired outcome and how just a few internal policies, processes and templates can help them serve customers better. We’ll talk about how to connect operational practices with the people responsible for implementing them, and how simple metrics can ensure continuous improvement (and even excitement about what will be possible next!)

We’ve been taught to seek mentoring and advice from those above us, but have lost sight of the opportunity to learn from the experience of those alongside us!  While managing a one-on-one mentoring program is time-consuming and monthly “lunch and learns” go stale quickly, peer advisory groups offer a new way of connecting people to each other and to your organization.  Learning from our peers allows us to uncover obstacles, overcome challenges and find innovative solutions that traditional hierarchical learning does not offer.

 

Participants will learn about the peer advisory group model, how it is different from traditional mentoring programs, and how it can be successfully implemented within a variety of organizations, from universities to employee resource groups to nonprofit member associations. We’ll discuss best practices to follow and pitfalls to watch out for, so that you’ll be ready to harness the power of your peers. 

The Power of Peers:
Beyond one-on-one mentoring for group success.
Brass Tacks:
Building a solid operational plan is easier than you think..

You work hard to perfect the skill, develop the product and find the customer. But what about the processes that ensure you deliver what you’ve promised? It is tempting to skip the “operations part” because it seems time-consuming, over-complicated or simply not as much fun!  But then something goes wrong, and you realize you need the processes you’ve been putting off building. Creating an effective operational foundation isn’t as difficult as it seems.

 

Participants will learn how to identify gaps and prioritize steps needed to reach their desired outcome and how just a few internal policies, processes and templates can help them serve customers better. We’ll talk about how to connect operational practices with the people responsible for implementing them, and how simple metrics can ensure continuous improvement (and even excitement about what will be possible next!)

We’ve been taught to seek mentoring and advice from those above us, but have lost sight of the opportunity to learn from the experience of those alongside us!  While managing a one-on-one mentoring program is time-consuming and monthly “lunch and learns” go stale quickly, peer advisory groups offer a new way of connecting people to each other and to your organization.  Learning from our peers allows us to uncover obstacles, overcome challenges and find innovative solutions that traditional hierarchical learning does not offer.

 

Participants will learn about the peer advisory group model, how it is different from traditional mentoring programs, and how it can be successfully implemented within a variety of organizations, from universities to employee resource groups to nonprofit member associations. We’ll discuss best practices to follow and pitfalls to watch out for, so that you’ll be ready to harness the power of your peers. 

The Power of Peers:
Beyond one-on-one mentoring for group success.
The Pitch Is Dead:
Long live the pitch.

From Shark Tank to pitch competitions, we’re all sick to death of hearing about the importance of the elevator pitch.  But whether you’re a small business owner courting clients, a nonprofit organizer recruiting volunteers, or a corporate leader making sure your employees understand the values of your company, the pitch still matters.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be boring, isn’t hard to put together, and can still sound like YOU. 

 

Participants will be able to better identify, prioritize and communicate the most important details of what they do and how they do it. They’ll learn how to make their pitch modular, so that it can be easily adjusted for different audiences, and how to create an “ask” for every opportunity.  And through a few simple exercises, they’ll leave with a pitch ready to go and the confidence to tell their story and connect to the resources they need.  

"On the behalf of my team I would like to personally thank you for all your help and support. Your storytelling advice helped us come up with a really strong pitch.”

 

- Vikas Nahar,

founder STEM Hub

“You were quickly able to identify ways I can strengthen my strategy for landing new business.”

-Katie Sullivan,

media entrepreneur

“Your presentation was really brilliant. I do not exaggerate when I say that I have never seen that level of reaction and engagement in response to any other speaker. Bravo!”

- Janet Wildrick

Youth Exploring Science

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