- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In January 2019, I flew to India to speak at the Professional Speakers Summit.
I was the only Filipino in a group of 150 global speakers and I also learned that I was the first Filipino to speak at that event. I talked about a topic I was so passionate about — book writing.
Let’s backtrack a bit.
When the idea of writing a book came to mind back in 2008, I felt so burdened.
I had a huge problem! I didn’t know how to write a book, I was terrible at writing. Worst, I even hated writing.
But I had a compelling message to share and I thought the best way to share the message was to write a book.
Fast forward to 2011, I finished writing my first book and I launched it. That also launched my speaking career.
Today, I’ve written 15 books. I developed a formula for writing a book, which I shared in my signature online course The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge. Over a hundred first-time, non-writers have graduated from the course and they have written, published, and launched their books as well.
I am sharing this because maybe there are times when you feel lost.
Maybe you feel lost right now. You’re trying to figure out how to get from where you are to where you want to go.
Maybe you have one or two of these questions…
“How do I get promoted?”
“How can I reach my quota?”
“How can I engage my team members and increase our team’s productivity?”
“How do I launch this project?”
“How can I encourage my team to show more care (or malasakit) for the company? “
“How do I hire the right talents? How do I retain them?”
“How can I write a book given my busy schedule?”
There seems to be millions of information online but you can’t seem to piece the information together.
You ask yourself, “Waaaahhhh! Where do I start??? What’s the first step? What’s step 2, step 3? Who do I talk to? What book do I need to read?”
You feel overwhelmed.
This is where you need these two things:
1. What is your purpose for wanting to do what you want to do? May the ultimate purpose be to SERVE.
If the purpose is money, fame, and/or applause, that will just leave you feeling empty.
Money, fame, and/or applause are positive effects of serving.
If you don’t believe you can do it, you’ll give up at the slightest hint of discomfort.
Worst, you won’t even try because you would think it’s useless anyway.
It took me three years to write my first book. During those 3 years, I never doubted I can write a book.
Though my problems were I didn’t know how to write a book and I didn’t have the writing skills at that time, I had this strong belief that…
“Every problem has a solution as long as you know the formula.”
True enough, I created a formula for writing a book.
Let me share with you where this belief came from.
When I was young, I geeked out solving Math problems.
I did this day in and day out for years — elementary and high school. It was so much fun for me!!!
I’m not a Math person anymore but the lesson I learned from solving Math problems remains.
“Every problem has a solution as long as you know the formula.”
Here’s even better. There is no single formula. In fact, you can create your own formula.
Or you can look for someone who has created the formula you’re looking for (a coach, mentor, online course, etc)
If you’re reading this, this is me telling you, “You got this!”
If you’re feeling lost right now, start with these two simple steps — SERVE and BELIEVE.
Serving will put your heart and mind in the right place.
Believing will propel you to move!
SERVING and BELIEVING will take you far.
Of course, there are other things. Let’s start with these two.
What would you want to add to the list?
I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday!
Keynote Speaker & Author * The Possibility Igniter * Founder, HR Summit Global
P.S.1 I’m flying to one of my favorite countries next month to speak at their country’s biggest HR convention. Can you guess which country it is? Hint: It’s one of the world’s top tourist destinations. I’m crafting my keynote as early as now. I love to over prepare!
If you’re an HR professional, a department head, or a CEO, I’d love to hop on a 20-minute Discovery Call with you. I know your time is valuable, that’s why the call is for 20 minutes only. I’d like to learn how I can best support you and leaders like you.
If you’re up for it, just reply to this email and change the subject to “Discovery Call” so I can send you more details. The discovery call is free. I look forward to speaking with you 🙂
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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
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