Jessica Pettitt, CSP
Becoming Unstoppable Now
Know what many motivational speakers have in common? Complacency. Leadership trainers? Apathy. Thought leaders? Lack of focus. In this weird professional field of ours, we give and give and give until we don’t have much to offer ourselves, let alone others. Let’s take some time to really examine our own response patterns and take notice of our habits that get us in our own way. We can overcome our limitations and achieve greatness by truly showing up as we are. We can laugh, share, and dive deep into our own road blocks by taking responsibility for the problems that we claim to solve. We aren’t hypocrites; we are human. Waiting to be “good enough” stops people and organization in their tracks on the way to success. Good Enough Now isn’t about not striving for excellence, but getting over our excuses so that we can begin to try. Jessica Pettitt promises in 40 minutes or less you can take a look at your business model, but more importantly your life, and figure out why you spend so much time frustrated, pissed off, or laying around eating cold pizza instead of changing the world. If we do the best we can with what we have some of the time, we will make better connections, build relationships that matter, and have authentic conversations over hot pizza! Alanis Morissette’s concept of being Ironic isn’t lost on a group of professional speakers. Like the great leaders before us, we can learn, take responsibility, focus, while making mistakes, learning and learning again. Jessica says, “We can’t kick ass and take names every day – but we can when we can. This is good enough, I promise.”
About Jessica Pettitt, CSP
As a professional speaker, trainer, and facilitator, and stand-up comic for over a decade, Jessica Pettitt, comes to CAPS to offer up her mistakes as well as her accidental smart choices as learning lessons. No matter how many years you have been speaking, a real honest conversation about the lonely nights in hotel rooms, constant sense of overwhelm, mixed with long autograph lines and standing ovations isn’t something just everyone can understand. It’s time for a real celebration and wake-up call – why not laugh along the way? Referred to as the “Margaret Cho” of diversity trainers, Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy. Sometimes you get a bathtub and chocolate covered strawberries and others you get the last free yogurt in the mini fridge breakfast bar, however, we do this work because it is a calling. Sometimes, we just can’t hear it. She is an open book, be careful what you ask her, she will answer it. Jessica Pettitt guides groups to challenge assumptions, engage in tough conversations, move past excuses, and get things done NOW. Jessica Pettitt propels people from vision to action. She mixes storytelling with large doses of humour, reminiscent of Bob Newhart, George Carlin, Wanda Sykes, and Paula Poundstone.