- 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.
Happy Wednesday! 🙂
Good bye, January! Hi, February!
Time flies so fast!
What is your word for 2023?
I began this tradition in 2019, taught to our inner circle by Bo Sanchez and echoed to me by my friend Maan.
Having a ‘Word for the Year’ helps give you direction and focus.
Let me share with you my words for the previous years and how they guided me.
2019: Look & Go Global
My prayer was “Lord, that I may see who and what you want me to see.” I indeed saw so many opportunities and connections. I also went global — I traveled and spoken to countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia, U.S., and the Maldives.
This was during the height of the pandemic wherein I only went out for probably 5 times in one year! Woah! 2020 was indeed my most relaxed year. I transformed my home into a beautiful mini forest. Hehe! I took care of 200+ plants plus 10 love birds. I also had a man-made mini water falls in my balcony and a water curtain which I personally designed in my living room.
I was more of a giver than a receiver. In 2021, I reminded myself to learn how to ‘receive’ joyfully without the pressure of “He/she gave me this. What should I give in return?”
On my birthdays, my default question was, “Who can I make happy today?”
Then I reminded myself, “Sha, your word for the year is RECEIVE. Today, let’s enjoy receiving love from our loved ones.” That day, I received six bouquets of flowers from my brother and friends, my favorite birthday cake, and thoughtful handwritten letters.
Last year, I also received so many blessings I didn’t even imagine. I shared them in my 2021 Year In Review.
Travel restrictions eased up and the world recovered from the pandemic. I pampered myself by traveling to my favorite destinations in the Philippines — Boracay, Bohol, Tagaytay, and Isabela. I also travelled to Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and the U.S. (Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Boston).
I even flew business class from the U.S. to the Philippines. Hehe!
This year, my words for the year are BELIEVE & FLOURISH.
Let me talk briefly about the power of belief.
Our results come from our beliefs.
I recently re-listened to this powerful book “The Forgotten Choice” by Brenda Bence and she talked about how our results come from our beliefs.
Everything begins with our THOUGHTS/BELIEFS.
These then shape how we FEEL.
How we feel affects how we BEHAVE.
How we behave affects our RESULTS.
Here’s an example the author shared in her book, I am paraphrasing it.
If you believe you’re a lousy speaker, you would feel nervous when you are asked to speak. Because you’re nervous, you won’t speak at all or when you do, you may stutter which then confirmed your belief that you are indeed a lousy speaker.
Let’s change it a bit. Instead of thinking “I am a lousy speaker,” how about changing it to “I am learning to be a better speaker.” (THOUGHT/BELIEF)
If that’s your thought or belief, then you’ll get excited to learn about public speaking (FEELING).
You will then look for opportunities to learn from great speakers and enroll in courses. (BEHAVIOR).
Eventually, you will learn how to be a better speaker. (RESULT).
As you can see from this example, your result confirmed your belief. Your results also came from your beliefs/thoughts.
That’s why I feel so strongly about my words for the year — BELIEVE & FLOURISH.
Believe is the cause, Flourish is the result.
My BELIEFS will help me FLOURISH.
My definition of flourish is from the Father of Positive Psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman’s PERMA model (Positive Emotions, Engagement/flow, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement).
Maybe you’re asking..
Sha, how do I find out my word for the year?
Let me share two ways:
It generates random words. See if any of those words resonate with you. I think my words for 2019, 2020, and 2021 came from this.
2. Pray about it. Ask God to reveal it to you.
The word FLOURISH came about while I was attending Mass, which was then confirmed right after Mass when I went inside the Adoration Chapel. Goosebumps!
The word BELIEF kept popping up from the books I read and the audio books and podcasts I listened to. It became so clear when I listened to one of Joel Osteen’s podcasts and when I re-listened to the audio book “The Forgotten Choice.”
Yes, it’s okay to have two words for the year.
Do you also do the “word of the year’ tradition?
If not yet, you can start this 2023.
What is your word for 2023? I’d love to hear your answers. For fun, I created a highlight for my stories on my Instagram. It’s called BELIEVE 2023. I did the same for Pamper 2022. You can follow me on IG at https://instagram.com/sha_nacino 🙂
I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday! 🙂
Keynote Speaker & Author
P.S.1 Here are my book recommendations:
- The Forgotten Choice by Brenda Bence – you can get it on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Choice-Shift-Inner-Mindset-ebook/dp/B08QF9HHJQ (not an affiliate link)
- Love Yourself Today by yours truly (Sha Nacino) – you can get your copy here https://bit.ly/WriteUniversityShop
I was with my friend last Sunday and while we were lunching on fruits inside my parked car, she asked me a random question,
“Sha, how do you define emotional maturity?”
Let’s hold that thought for a moment.
Last Monday, I attended a Toastmasters virtual meeting via Zoom. My purpose was to give moral support to some friends who I, my brother, and sis-in-law encouraged to guest in Toastmasters.
I messaged the President and VP of the club and the Table Topics Master (the one who would randomly call people to give impromptu speeches), to please not call me as I was there to silently accompany our guests and my camera will be kept off.
I got called to deliver an impromptu speech anyway. Hahaha!
The topic given to me was about self-mastery.
Talk about emotional maturity in action!
I wasn’t prepared because it was impromptu, yet, I was also prepared because I used to be an active member of Toastmasters for 11 years.
While I was a member, I attended our meetings regularly, served as an officer in various capacity, and joined speech contests. Before I left the organization, I was awarded as the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, the highest award given by Toastmasters International to its members worldwide.
Back to emotional maturity… How do you define emotional maturity?
For me, it’s two things:
(1) being able to regulate your own emotions
(2) creating a safe space for yourself and others.
When things don’t go our way, how do we respond?
Do we blame the circumstance or the other person?
Do we try to change the other person or do we look within and see how this is growing us?
Or do we know how to acknowledge our own emotions and regulate them?
Let me share a funny story.
This morning, a courier went to pick up some books for delivery.
I carefully placed some chocnuts (a local chocolate brand) in my pocket so I can give them to the courier, a simple token to make him feel seen and appreciated, and bring a childlike smile on his face.
I met the courier cheerfully and asked for his name.
The courier didn’t even smile at me.
When I suggested a certain way of folding the package, he cut me off and said it’s not possible.
I felt a little off and I thought to myself, “Will I still give him chocnuts?”
Going back to my definition of emotional maturity,
(1) being able to regulate your own emotions
(2) creating a safe space for yourself and others
I took a deep breath to regulate my own emotions. I didn’t judge myself for feeling a little off and for even considering not giving him the chocnuts. Hahaha!
Then in my mind, I made excuses for him, “Maybe he’s just tired. Or maybe he has a lot going on in his mind. I’ll give him grace and still be kind to him.“
I said, “Thank you for picking up the deliveries, (insert his name). Here are chocnuts for you.”
Looking back, I am grateful for that courier’s unfriendliness toward me because it gave me an opportunity to exercise emotional maturity. I don’t always do it well but I’m glad I passed the test this morning. What a blessing! 🙂 This is just a simple example.
In life, we experience so many circumstances wherein we get tested.
A boss overlooked you and didn’t give you proper credit.
Your manager scolded you in front of your colleagues and you felt humiliated.
You were wrongly accused.
You went out of your way to help a friend and you didn’t even get a simple ‘thank you.’
Someone was talking badly about you behind your back.
Emotional maturity doesn’t mean you don’t get affected, hurt, or offended.
It means you may feel all these painful, uncomfortable emotions, and you know how to regulate them.
You don’t let your emotions run your life or ruin your life.
You also create a safe space for yourself to be curious about what you are feeling and why you are feeling what you are feeling, and you also create safe space for others to be themselves.
Emotional maturity is a necessary skill we need to learn as individuals and leaders.
Thankfully, this is a learnable skill.
The more I am learning to love myself, the more I am learning to be more emotionally mature.
This is why I highly advocate healthy self-love.
If you need help learning how to love the most amazing and important person in your life — yourself — you can read my latest book Love Yourself Today.
I hope this message is helpful to you 🙂
I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday! 🙂
Keynote Speaker & Author
P.S.1 We got a few requests to extend the sale of my latest book Love Yourself Today. Request granted. You can buy yourself, your friends, and your team copies of this book at a discounted rate. Simply go to bit.ly/WriteUniversityShop
P.S.2. Are you part of a company or organization? If you need help engaging and motivating your team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.shanacino.com/
P.S.3. I’m active on LinkedIn. You can follow me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/sha-nacino/ for daily inspiration 🙂
How is your January 2023 so far?
Hope you are smiling as you are reading this.
One of my favorite traditions on December 31 is to review my year through the lens of gratitude and growth (lessons). I carefully write down all the relevant milestones in my personal and professional life, complete with photos and videos, and post them in my blog.
Why am I doing this? Let me share a quick story.
Last week, I was so overwhelmed with all the things I needed to do after a long holiday break.
I felt like I was so far off from the timeline I set for myself.
So I paused and decided to continue writing my 2022 blessings. I didn’t finish doing this on December 31 so I can spend more quality time with my family.
While recalling and writing down my blessings, I realized I’ve come so far and there are so many things to celebrate!
Sometimes we forget how far we’ve come and how faithful God is in our lives. That’s why it is important to write down our blessings and review them from time to time so we won’t forget.
This is the reason why I do my annual review through the lens of gratitude. I’ve been doing this since 2012 and it’s so heartwarming to go back to the years that passed and see how good God has been.
Here’s a sneak peek of the previous years.
My word for the year 2022 was PAMPER.
Indeed, I pampered myself a lot this year. I also allowed other people to pamper me.
And wow! God has been so sweet!
Let me quickly share my 2022 Gratitude List here:
1. Local Travels — Boracay, Bohol, Isabela, Tagaytay
2. European Tour
I went on a 21-day solo DIY tour to Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.
3. U.S. Travel
I visited Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Boston.
I bought a new car. My rule of thumb for buying a car is to buy only what I can afford to pay in full in cash. Thank God for His provision!
5. Vacations with my family in the province
Happy to have bonded with my family and friends.
I traveled to my hometown a couple of times to bond with my family and to celebrate Father’s Day with my Papa.
I also met some friends in person. So good to see people again in person and not just virtually.
6. Annual Retreat in Tagaytay
7. Conquered my fear of the dentist
8. Auditioned for a choir and I got accepted!
9. I performed in, directed, and produced 14 music videos in 2022. Wow!
- There’s a Kind of Hush
- Bridge of Light
- Kasama Kang Tumanda / Grow Old with You
- The Look of Love
- Stop (Spice Girls)
- Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
- That’s the Way it Is
- Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang
- Let it Go
- Top of the World
- You (The Carpenters)
- Music Videos Medley of my 9 songs
Side comment: My friends from Singapore, Coen and his wife, his team from Singapore, and his team from the Philippines, had their team building in Tagaytay last week and they invited me to join them during their recreation day. Right after our barbecue night, we gathered in the living room and we watched some of my music videos. We had a great time. Hehe!
We also watched my debut singing performance at the Global Authors Summit 2019 in front of 400 people. I was so moved, I cried. Huhu. I still felt the emotions I and the audience felt during that moment. I looked at my friend and he was also crying.
The song title is “I Can.” You can watch it here:
1. Speaking Engagement in Paris, France
I traveled all the way to France and the U.S. to give talks. It was such a lovely experience. I was so pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make the audience in the U.S. laugh. I also love how childlike the audience in Paris were. I played my music video Permission to Dance at the end of my talk and 90% of the audience stood up and danced with me. My message was about connecting with our inner child and we did!
2. Speaking Engagement in the U.S.
3. Spoke in front of 8,000 participants, live, in-person
The other speakers in this event were Bo Sanchez and Rex Mendoza. Here’s the snippet of my talk.
4. We wrote, published, and launched two eBooks.
Together with 150+ Filipinos, we’ve written, published, and launched two eBooks in less than 30 working days.
Over 50,000 people downloaded these eBooks for free!
You can download them for free here if you haven’t done so yet: https://theauthorsvoice.net/rosas
5. We printed my latest book Love Yourself Today
6. We overhauled my website. Visit https://shanacino.com/
7. I unlocked my key message to the world!
Here it is: Inspiring Fearless Possibilities by Helping Leaders and Organizations Build a Culture where Everyone Feels Safe, Seen, and Appreciated.
Thanks to my coaches Fredrik Haren, Brenda Bence, and Coen Tan.
8. Local and Global Awards
I received two awards: Inspiring Humanitarian Award given by World Humanitarian Drive and one of my books was awarded by BookShelfPH as one of the most influential Filipino books of the past two decades.
9. I finished a short course on Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania.
Have you reviewed your 2022 yet?
I encourage you to do your own Year In Review. Tag me on social media when you post yours! 🙂
If you need examples on how to do a detailed one, here’s my blog from my 2021 Year In Review. It also links my Year In Review for the previous years. https://shanacino.com/blog/2021-year-in-review-gratitude-list/
Follow me on LinkedIn for more inspiration. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sha-nacino/
I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday! 🙂
P.S. Do you want to work with me in building a culture of care in your organization, a culture where everyone feels safe, seen, and appreciated so you can increase your team’s engagement and productivity?
Here are two ways we can work together:
- Get copies of my latest book Love Yourself Todayfor you and your team members.
- Book me to give an inspiring keynote speech or a motivational talk to your team.
See you soon! 🙂