- The Great Resignation. In a study done by Zety in 2021, 65% quit because they didn’t feel valued by their managers.
- When employees feel unseen, their engagement drops. Low engagement leads to low productivity. The disengaged employees can even negatively influence the more engaged ones.
- A culture of appreciation can potentially increase the company’s revenue. In a study by Harvard Business Professor James Heskett, companies that exhibit the culture of appreciation had a revenue growth of 682%.
- Being seen and appreciated is a basic human need.
- Unlock your company’s hidden potential and inspire fearless possibilities in your team (e.g. increase team engagement, productivity, creativity) by building a culture where everyone is seen and appreciated.
“When you feel seen and appreciated, you unlock fearless possibilities.” - Sha Nacino
Problems it Addresses: Low employee engagement, low productivity, lack of creativity, lack of care for the company
Best for: Global Conferences, Sales Conferences, Financial Advisors, MDRT Conferences
Regardless of our age, race, or economic status, we all have this basic need. We all want to be seen and appreciated.
When you feel seen and appreciated, you soar high and you unleash fearless possibilities in the form of higher engagement, creativity, and productivity.
How do you keep your team highly engaged without spending tons of money? Building a culture of gratitude is key. This keynote will help employees gain perspective, inspire them to appreciate where they are, and share their appreciation with their colleagues, managers, and their company. The result? A happier, more productive, and highly engaged working environment.
According to Gallup, 75% of the reason why people quit their jobs is because of their managers. No matter how competent a manager or leader is, if the employees don’t feel the manager cares for them, they either get demotivated which then lowers their productivity, or they quit their jobs. In this keynote, leaders will gain practical and powerful ways on how they can show authentic care for their team members, which then leads to happier, more engaged, and more productive teams.
Let’s face it. When we’re worried over money concerns, we can’t focus at work and our productivity suffers. This talk will inspire and empower employees to take charge of their finances so they can eliminate financial worries and be happier and more productive at work. This keynote will be one of the most beautiful gifts you can give your team members. Sha is the perfect person to give this talk because she was once buried in debts during her stint as a bank employee. Today, her finances are in order. She can empathize with those who are struggling in their finances and she can help them get out of the financial mess they are in. Don’t let money issues get in the way to becoming the most joyful and productive team member you can be.
Sha’s book “How to Make Your Dreams Come True” shows you how to unlock your full potential for successful living.
Sha is not only a speaker who relates well with the audience, she also deeply understands the amount of hard work conference organizers put into organizing events. After all, she has a considerable experience organizing some of her branded events.
If you’re a conference organizer, you will love working with Sha as your keynote speaker because she is highly professional, she understands your language, and she is so easy to work with.
Here are the highlights of some of Sha’s events.
Sha Nacino is a global keynote speaker and an award-winning author of 15 books. She is on a mission to help leaders and organizations unlock their organizations’ hidden potential by building a culture where everyone feels safe, seen, and appreciated.
Sha holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, with Dr. Martin Seligman who is the Father of Positive Psychology, as the lead professor.
Sha has traveled to and inspired thousands of people globally in countries including the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, UAE, Malaysia, Maldives, France, and the U.S. She has served as a speaker to global brands like Johnson & Johnson, HSBC, AXA, Usana, Sunlife, FWD, Cocolife, Manulife, and many more!
In 2019, Sha was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year presented by the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council and Women’s League Foundation. In 2022, she was awarded the Inspiring Humanitarian Award by the World Humanitarian Drive (WHD).
Sha is a speaker who is known to move her audience with her well-thought-out, engaging, fun, and easy-to-understand talks that include tangible action plans. Sha marries her background as a former bank employee with her journey as an entrepreneur and a professional speaker so that her stories relate to employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders alike.
An author of 15 books, host/producer of two podcasts, and a creator of online courses and online summits such as The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge, The 90-Day Speak to Thrive Challenge, the HR Summit GlobalTM, Global Authors SummitTM, World Gratitude SummitTM, and Global Success Summit™ (with Jonathan Low), Sha is incredibly grateful to have been given opportunities from a humble background as a bank employee to a global speaker and thought leader.
Sha is known as “The Possibility Igniter” who inspires fearless possibilities through her words and works.
For fun, Sha likes to travel, sing, dance, and direct and create music videos. Since releasing her first music video in June 2021, she and her team already produced more than 27 music videos so far.
Engage Sha if you want to increase your team’s engagement, happiness, creativity, and productivity. Email us at email@example.com.
Do you like listening to stories?
Do you like sharing stories?
Last Friday night, I had a catch up audio call with one of my closest female friends.
She’s the friend I call up whenever I have a new idea for my book.
The two of us also geek out on self reflections, personal growth, and Positive Psychology stuff.
We were supposed to talk for just one hour but we ended up talking for more than 3 hours.
3 hours & 47 minutes to be exact! Hahaha!
We only ended the call because it was already past 12MN and we were both so sleepy already.
I guess this is how women were wired. We never run out of things to talk about.
Can you relate?
As I was sharing stories, my friend was laughing so hard at the so many of the anecdotes I shared!
One of the anecdotes I shared was what happened while I was on the plane from Singapore to the Maldives.
My friend found it so hilarious she said I should write a book about it!
(Maybe I’ll share about it when I’m more ready! It’s quite personal )
My friend is a speech teacher to high school students and she pointed out why my stories were so funny.
She said I was using this and that technique in sharing stories.
I didn’t know, hehe. I was just having fun sharing stories.
Do Stories Matter?
Stories really matter.
Stories bond people together.
Stories help preserve culture.
Stories move people to action.
Stories help us understand the context better.
I got the love of telling stories from my grandfather (my Mama’s father) and also from my Mama.
Mama loved telling stories. She also loved listening to stories.
Mama used to listen to my stories for at least two hours every single day from elementary until high school.
It only stopped when I moved to Manila to pursue my college studies but every time I go home to our province for vacations, we would resume our bonding thru stories.
I’m so grateful my Mama spent so much time with me and lavished me with appreciation, especially since time and words of affirmation are my top 2 love languages. My love tank was filled and even years after she’s gone, I’m still reaping the fruits of the time we shared together.
Should You Prepare When You Share Stories?
I do a lot of preparation when I give talks to companies and organizations.
I carefully choose which stories to share to support my key message and then I carefully prepare how to unpack the story. But when I share stories with my family and friends, I tend to be more on the impromptu side.
Something changed last Sunday.
I had a breakfast date with another dear friend of mine because she wanted to listen to my stories.
Given that my friend and I are also both very talkative when we’re together and that we can also go on and on and talk, I decided to prepare which stories to tell her.
We only had two hours to talk over breakfast, then we’ll hear Mass right after. I didn’t want us to be late for Mass.
I also didn’t want to monopolize the conversation and I was very interested to listen to her updates and stories.
The night before, I prepared in my mind which stories I’ll share with her, where to start my story, where to end, what details to share, etc.
Mission accomplished! I finished my stories on time and we were able to talk about other things that were important to us.
Even if it’s your family and friends you’ll share stories with, it is still important to prepare.
In addition to speaking impromptu from the heart and sharing whatever comes to mind, it’s also important to prepare in advance.
This will greatly improve the flow and quality of your conversations.
Prepare which stories to share and why, how to share your stories, how much time you’ll use to share your stories, etc.
It’s very important to be authentic when sharing stories, and not fabricate lies.
Importance of Stories in the Workplace
If you’re a leader of an organization, it’s also important to hear stories from your team members.
This can be done creatively and in a non-intrusive way.
Here’s one way I do it with my own little team.
During our team meetings via Zoom, we pray first and then each of us will share one thing we’re grateful for professionally, and one thing we’re grateful for personally.
I get a glimpse of what’s important to my team members not only at work but also in their personal lives.
This also gives me ideas how to support them and their growth.
The truth is, we cannot really fully separate our personal lives from our professional lives.
If you have problems at home, it affects how you show up at work.
That’s why I really believe we should normalize the culture of CARE in the workplace.
It’s not a mushy subject. It is relevant and it drives creativity, engagement, and productivity.
I love helping leaders and organizations create a culture of care and a culture where everyone feels safe, seen, and appreciated.
Sharing Stories Takes Vulnerability
Sharing stories allows us to build meaningful connections.
Sharing stories also takes vulnerability, especially vulnerability to be ‘seen.’
When we have doubts or we’re dealing with problems, sometimes the tendency may be to isolate ourselves.
I believe that during the times you’re in the dark, it’s when it is important to allow yourself to be ‘seen’ by the right people.
I shared a short 1-minute video about it on my LinkedIn post here
Please share your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to read them.
May you find people you can share great stories with! 🙂
Thank you for listening to my stories!
I wish you fearless possibilities!
P.S. Here are three ways I can be of service to you:
- Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sha-nacino/
- Need a little inspiration? Watch my 3-minute speech snippet here.
- If you’re looking for a speaker for your next event or conference, visit https://shanacino.com/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Tuesday 🙂
I’m now back in Manila after being in the Maldives for 9 days.
I miss the blue skies, clear waters, my huge room, my bike, the people in the resort, unlimited ice cream, laundry services, buffet… It took me 3 days to settle back in Manila. Hehe!
I usually receive emails from people telling me, “You’re living such a beautiful life.”
The truth is, my life is not all roses. I’ve had some dark, painful days, too!
I was in sophomore year in college in the University of the Philippines — Diliman when I experienced my darkest days, academic-wise.
I’ve dropped two major subjects.
At the rate I was going, I may drop more subjects and I may not graduate on time.
Worst, I may not graduate at all. Ouch!
It pained me to think I was failing my parents.
Here’s what happened.
Three days before our final exams in freshman year, the boarding house where I lived caught fire.
I lost everything — books, notebooks, clothes, floppy disk where I saved my paper for our Communications subject, etc.
In my former boarding house, our landlady was strict and sweet.
No alcohol, no cigarettes, no loud music at night, no going home late at night…
I loved that setup. I felt safe.
After all, I went to college to study and not to party.
When the boarding house was burned to ashes, I and my housemates moved to different ‘temporary’ boarding houses.
Those new ‘boarding houses’ allowed everything that was not allowed in our previous boarding house.
I loved my housemates. But I was culture shocked!
I was so shocked, I couldn’t understand my lessons as if my brain was blocked from absorbing any academic information.
Even Math which was my favorite subject became a huge challenge to me.
One day during my sophomore year, my groupmates and I were working on a project.
During our merienda break, I went to a corner, sat down, and looked outside the window.
One of my groupmates came to me and asked,
“Sha, why do you look so sad?”
I shared my dilemma with her.
“I know I need to move to a dorm so I can focus on my studies but I am worried because I don’t have any friends in the dorm.”
I was only 17 then. It was my first time to live away from my family and my housemates have become my friends and family away from my family.
Here’s what she said,
“Sha, you’re a kind person and you’re easy to get along with. You can make friends wherever you go.”
Boom! Her kind words cleared all my doubts.
So in my third year, I moved to a dormitory.
True enough, I met new friends.
They are still some of my closest friends up to this day.
With the right environment, I was able to focus on my studies.
I had so much clean fun!
Thank God, I was able to graduate on time.
Bonus, I also graduated as a Dean’s Medalist.
(I was .05 away from graduating as a cum laude).
Seeing my parents so proud on my graduation day was priceless!
I will always be grateful to my classmate for her kind and life-changing words.
Thank you, Tong!
Is there a kind word you want to share with someone?
Maybe you want to tell the waiter, “I like your smile.”
If you’re a parent, maybe you want to tell your child, “I’m proud of you!“
To a security guard, “Thank you for guarding this building and keeping us safe.”
To your parent(s), “I am so proud to be your daughter/son! Thank you for loving me.”
To your manager or leader at work, “Thank you for leading our team well and for treating us with respect.”
To your team members, “Thank you for your dedication at work.”
To a friend, “Thank you for making time to listen to me.”
To your crush, “You’re gorgeous!”
What would you like to add?
Don’t hold back those kind, sincere words.
You’ll never know how your words can change someone’s life.
Whenever I travel to a new place or go to an event where I didn’t know anyone and the introvert in me gets a little scared, I’d go back to what my classmate told me.
She’s right. I indeed always make new friends.
In my recent trip to the Maldives, I’ve deepened my friendships with old friends.
I also met new friends — speakers, attendees, organizers.
In the 5-star resort where I stayed, I became friends with the sushi chefs who made me the best sashimi and sushi I’ve ever tasted!
I’ve also made friends with the resort’s guests Geoffrey and Sheila from the U.K. who’ve been happily married for 60 years!
On the plane from the Maldives to Singapore, I sat beside John and Janice of Australia who’ve been happily married for 48 years! We became instant friends and they told me to let them know when I get to visit their side of the world so we can reconnect.
Making friends and keeping friends are so important.
I observed there are two types of friends:
Type 1: Friends who will be there for you when they have time.
Type 2: Friends who will make time to be there for you.
Did you spot the difference? It’s night and day.
Which type of friends do you have in your inner circle?
Which type of friend are you to your closest friends?
I wish you fearless possibilities!
P.S.1 Do you need a speaker for your upcoming event? Visit https://shanacino.com/ or email me at email@example.com
P.S.2 Connect with me on LinkedIn. I post on LinkedIn almost everyday.
P.S.3. In case our Gen Z is wondering what a floppy disk is, here’s how it looks like. It’s where you save your files back in the day.
Happy International Women’s Day! 🙂
My newsletter today is slightly different.
I’d like to share this open letter to all women.
If you’re a woman, this is for you.
If you’re a man, this will give you a peak at how women are. Hehe!
An Open Love Letter to Women
My dear fellow woman,
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day.
I want to send this love letter to you to remind you who you are at your core.
There is so much beauty, goodness, love, joy, calmness, and courage in you.
You are the pinnacle of God’s creation. (Men, you are, too!)
There are two key messages I want to share in this letter.
First, let me share with you where I am.
I’m writing this in one of the most beautiful luxurious 5-star resorts in the Maldives.
My room is so huge and beautiful, I spent a good amount of time just taking all the beauty in.
It feels like a dream, I had to pinch myself.
My “work” here in the Maldives was to give a 30-minute keynote at a huge convention
attended by no less than their country’s First Lady and their Vice President.
I was amazed at how the organizers flew me from the Philippines to the Maldives,
booked me in one of the best hotels in the city where the convention was,
booked me for 5 days in a 5-star resort complete with breakfast, lunch, dinner,
laundry services, my own bike, and unlimited ice cream. Yes, the ice cream is important
They’ve been treating me like a VIP.
The organizers saw my value and they went thru all the extent they went thru to bring me to their country.
… which reminds me of Lent.
God bought us at a high price, His own life. Woah!!!
Is there anything greater than that? We are so valuable in His eyes.
We are His beloved princesses
You are so valuable Someone gave His own life for you!
This now brings me to my first message.
Message #1: Know your worth.
You are beautiful, valuable, lovable, precious.
Let that sink in, my friend.
Let me share a few suggestions on how God’s Princess — a royalty like you — ought to be treated:
allowing others to treat you poorly
living a mediocre life
talking badly towards yourself
talking badly about another person behind his/her back. Your time and energy are too valuable for low-value activities like backbiting.
chasing love from other people. You don’t need to convince anyone to love you. If they can’t see your worth, let them be. The ‘right’ person will ‘see you.’
being so hard on yourself
being in a relationship or situationship with that jerk!
spending too much time on social media. There are so many other exciting and fun things to do other than viewing well-curated, fake projections on social media.
Going after your dreams
Being kind, loving, and compassionate to yourself
Allowing yourself to explore, make mistakes, and grow
Forgiving yourself for all the mistakes you’ve made in the past. If you’re a Catholic, go for confession.
(I go for confession once a month)
Taking time to do inner work and healing
Standing up and speaking up for yourself
Pampering yourself from time to time
Writing down your strengths and celebrating them
Facing your insecurities and telling yourself, “I choose to love you no matter what”
Creating a safe space for yourself to feel all your emotions
Being there for yourself
Reading a good book, attending a seminar, hiring a coach…
Acknowledging your strengths
Finding joy and fun everyday
Finding your purpose and living it
What would you like to add to the list?
When there is so much love and joy in your heart, you overflow and you can’t help but share them with others. – Sha Nacino
Which brings me to my message #2.
Message #2: Share your worth with others by serving.
Kindness is so attractive. Serving is life-giving.
Since I arrived here at the resort, I’ve asked myself a couple of times,
“How else can I give value to the organization and to Maldives while I’m here?”
I took a few notes. I had a conversation with my host and he asked if I can give a
30-minute talk on “Loving Yourself” to all the women staff of the resort to
celebrate International Women’s Day. I joyfully said, YES!
Today, all the women staff of this luxurious 5-star resort and I will have our girl bonding party — no men allowed. You know how it is when women get together, right? It’s hilarious.
We ‘get’ each other. I so love being a woman. Thank God for making us women!
I’ll also give a 2-hour public speaking workshop to the select leaders of this 5-star resort tomorrow.
So yes, I’m enjoying my stay here and I’m also serving. What a beautiful combination!
A life of service is a life of meaning.
1. Know your worth.
2. Share your worth. Serve.
There’s one more thing I’d like to share.
Imagine you’re out on a date with your favorite person in the world.
What would make it a perfect date? What would you like to eat?
Where would you like to go? What would you like to do? What would you like to receive?
Do yourself a favor.
Date yourself and give yourself the perfect date you wanted your favorite person to give you.
May YOU be your own favorite person in the world.
May you celebrate yourself and be the most loving and kind person to yourself.
My dear fellow woman, I celebrate you!
Single, engaged, married… I celebrate you!
Sister, mother, grandmother, friend, wife, girl friend, aunt, consecrated, cousin, fiancée…. I celebrate you.
Have a party today!
Better yet, celebrate this special day with your female friends.
Wear your crown, Princess !
You are amazing!!!
P.S.1 When I was in the Maldives back in 2019 and I posted a photo of me in the beach wearing shorts and a rash guard, I got teased for not wearing two-piece or those sexy outfit you see women wear in the beach.
If you’re the type who wants to wear two-piece, so be it. If you’re the type who likes to wear a more conservative outfit in the beach like me, so be it.
But please don’t do things just to fit in and be accepted. Or out of peer pressure.
Be so confident in your skin to carve your own path. Live your own values.
As for me, I know I’m sexy and rather than flaunting my body, I want to show the world my heart and my mind. Naks!
Dare to be the happiest and free-est version of you! 🙂
I celebrate you!
P.S.2 Let’s celebrate with music, shall we?
Here’s one of my music videos called I Like You So Much You’ll Know It. Imagine yourself singing this to yourself.
Love yourself today! 🙂