Keynotes & Motivational Speeches

Greatness in your own unique way and becoming world-class in what you do is a protracted and twisted journey, which needs constant motivation, encouragement, and stretching. We all need it on a consistent basis to stay on course, outlast challenges we may face on the road toward our greatness.

We fully understand the importance of powerful and customized speeches.

We inspire and challenge your people to believe that they are world-class material. They can be one of the greats in their field of choice.   

Our speeches are filled with stories of great ones and world-class leaders. In our jampacked highly motivational and informative speeches, we motivate and also offer some practical tools, approaches, strategies, and tactics that can be used right away to see some meaningful results.

Features of our speeches:
Type: Keynote or Motivational Speech
Time: 30 – 90 minutes
Format: In-person or virtually

Below are the available themes for your next event:

I. Leadership Development

Many organizations aren’t leveraging a unique corporate culture for a competitive edge. Regardless of state-of-the-art technologies, hard-working employees, and extraordinary products and services, they barely meet their goals, let alone thrive in this globalized and highly competitive century. As a result, they may experience many of the following symptoms:
• Demotivated workforce
• Absence of trust among team members
• Poor productivity
• High turnover
• Increased conflicts
• Declined revenue
• Lost market share
• Lack of significant influence in their respective industry
• And similar other symptoms.

Dr. AZ is a transformation strategist who helps organizations transform their corporate culture. He empowers their leaders to leverage a unique culture for a competitive edge by empowering them to develop the necessary competencies such as:
1. Leveraging a Unique Culture for a Competitive Edge
2. Creating an Inclusive Workplace to Tap into the Full Potential of Your Diverse Workforce
3. Building Your People’s Emotional Fitness to Improve Their Well-being and the Success of the Organization
4. 360˚ Communication for Healthy Workplace and Productivity
5. Taking Advantage of Project Management Principles for Extraordinary Results
6. Balancing Tactical with Strategic Thinking for Sustainable Success
7. Managing Priority & Time for Improved Performance
8. Exchanging Feedback at All Levels for Soaring Productivity
9. Turning conflicts into opportunities
10. Excelling in Motivating and Engaging Others for Maximum Performance
11. Making Right and Ethical Decisions
12. Managing Change and Crisis Smoothly and Smartly

Organizations that could create and maintain a unique and vibrant culture enjoy:
• Extremely engaged workforce
• High level of trust and synergy
• Increased performance
• Lower turnover
• Fewer conflicts
• Increased revenue and market share
• Expanding influence in the marketplace
• And the likes

1. Here we only shared 6 keynote programs to leverage a unique culture for a competitive edge by empowering your leaders to develop the necessary competencies. There are six additional programs that contribute toward leveraging a unique culture. If you are interested to learn more about these additional programs, shot us an email at
2. AZ delivers these programs in the form of keynotes (30 – 90 minutes), virtually or in person.
3. There are different packages for you to choose from based on your priorities, needs, and budget.
4. If you’re interested, afterward, he will also work with you to create follow-up one-on-one or group coaching programs, and workshops to deepen the learning and supplement the results gained from the keynote.

1. Leveraging a unique culture for a competitive edge

Subtitle: Creating and Nurturing a robust corporate culture to thrive and remain competitive

Many organizations aren’t intentional and proactive to create and nurture a unique corporate culture. Even if they have well-articulated mission and vision statements, well-crafted strategies, and shared values, they are unable to align their people along with these key aspects of the organization. Though they invest in the latest technologies and hire highly competent people, they aren’t getting the return on investment. Rather, they are struggling to fulfill their mandate, let alone to remain competitive and thrive as they desire.

On the other hand, some organizations create and leverage a unique corporate culture to have a competitive edge. Since they continually nurture their unique corporate culture, they thrive even during tough times. If you would like to join these elite organizations that enjoy constant improvements in their productivity, high engagement from their people with less turnover, fewer conflicts, and high productivity, you should create and nurture a unique and robust culture to remain competitive.

At the end of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the power of a unique culture and the benefits of having such a vibrant culture
  • Recognize the consequences of a dysfunctional corporate culture
  • Identify the different types of corporate cultures and which one is relevant for their industry
  • Know how to create a unique corporate culture that constantly delivers a competitive edge
  • Learn how to nurture and maintain a robust culture by putting in place some ground rules, and providing incentives to encourage alignment
  • Align their people (products and services) alongside the shared corporate values to overcome misalignment
  • Leverage the unique and robust culture to unite and engage their people and other stakeholders

2. Creating an Inclusive Workplace to Tap into the Full Potential of Your Diverse Workforce

Subtitle: Sharpening cross-cultural communication and increasing cultural intelligence to leverage diversity and enhance inclusion

Thanks to the Internet and other latest communication technologies, organizations of the 21st century can fill their workplace with diverse people, working in proximity and virtually, to benefit from such a diverse workforce. A lot of organizations took advantage and achieved diversity and put in place the necessary ground rules, and incentives to promote diversity. Unfortunately, many of these organizations couldn’t create a truly inclusive culture and benefit from their investments in creating a diverse workforce. They invited diverse people to the table but were unable to mix them well. They failed to empower and tap into the full potential of everyone at the table. They fell short of fully benefiting from the rich backgrounds, perspectives, outlooks, creativity, and innovation of each member of their diverse workforce.

Contrarily, research shows that those organizations that created a truly inclusive culture by investing in the cross-cultural communication competencies of their people have outperformed and outearned those which didn’t. By increasing the cultural intelligence of their people, these organizations helped their people uncover their unconscious biases, reduced culture shocks when they communicated with people from different cultures, avoided committing deadly cultural sins when crossed cultures for the first time, and more.

If you would like to create a truly inclusive culture by empowering your people to take their cross-cultural communication competencies to the next level, and in turn, get along with their diverse peers, supervisors, and clients better, you need this program.

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Craft working definitions of diversity and inclusion, and how they apply to their organization.
  • Increase their cultural sensitivity by knowing the main differences between the two major cultural divides in the world
  • Improve their cross-cultural communication skills to communicate effectively with their teammates, leaders, and stakeholders from other cultures
  • Come up with some strategies and a short- and long-term plan to increase theirs and their team members’ cultural intelligence
  • Explore their own unconscious biases and recognize which behaviors are manifested from these biases, and how to deal with them and thus play their fair share to create a more welcoming and inclusive culture
  • Identify cultural barriers and gaps that have been denying the organization from meeting its diversity and inclusion goals
  • Know the meaning and impacts of stereotypes and hidden biases, and how to help their people to uncover and defeat them to tap into the individual and collective full potential of their diverse team members

3.Turning Conflicts into Opportunities

Subtitle: Developing conflict and negotiation management skills to leverage disagreements

The only place where you won’t find conflict is in the graveyards. Whenever and wherever two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. Conflict happens in the boardroom, on the manufacturing floor, at home, and in the streets. But, it isn’t common to find organizations that create a culture that allows their people to disagree and leverage conflicts. These few organizations empower their people not to fear nor hide from conflicts, but rather to turn conflicts into opportunities. They also equip them to excel in negotiating to address those issues that require giving and taking to reach win-win deals. As a result, they enjoy:
• Upgraded personal and working relationships,
• Improved well-being of all stakeholders,
• Less stress,
• Increased productivity,
• Better retention,
• High trust,
• Synergy, harmony, and mutual understanding,
• And more.

On the other hand, many organizations suffer because of conflicts. They fail to create a culture that taps into organized disagreements. They also fall short of building their people’s competencies to deal with conflicts and settle differences using win-win negotiations. Because of that, they are bound to experience:
• Increased infightings,
• High stress,
• Eroded trust,
• Meager performance,
• High turnover,
• And the likes.

If you would like to benefit from organized disagreements, turn conflicts into opportunities, and gain from win-win deals like the above few successful organizations, you should consider this program.

At the end of the program, participants will:
• Appreciate the importance of creating a culture that allows organized disagreements to encourage challenging the status quo and proposing new and creative ideas, and solutions.
• Understand that if conflicts are left unchecked they can lead to loss of production, frequent absences, attrition, and even lawsuits
• Recognize the nature and sources of conflicts in their organization
• Know the different types of conflict resolution types
• Use a workable formula to turn each conflict into an opportunity
• Learn basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful win-win negotiations.
• Know how to lay the groundwork for negotiation
• Get a negotiation process with some basic bargaining techniques
• Develop a set of skills in solution building and finding common ground
• Apply other negotiating concepts to create win-win deals

4. Exchanging Feedback at All Levels for a Soaring Productivity

Highly productive organizations understand the importance of creating a culture that encourages feedback exchanges throughout the organization. They train their people on how to receive feedback gracefully and provide effective feedback that brings improvement in performance and healthy relationships. Organizations that create a feedback culture benefit from these and many other fruits:

  • Improved performance since members get frequent performance feedback without waiting for the yearly performance appraisal
  • High-level engagements as team members feel heard, respected, and involved
  • Heightened motivation as they consider themselves valuable members who have a say in the organization no matter where they may be in the hierarchy
  • Increased harmony and synergy since they exchange feedback about what is working and what isn’t with their peers, and supervisors without fear of repercussions
  • And more.

On the other hand, organizations that don’t have a feedback culture experience many unwanted results such as:

  • Poor performance as their people aren’t given timely feedback to improve what isn’t working, they have to wait for the end of the year performance appraisal to know where they stand giving them little or no opportunity to improve their performance.
  • Lack of active engagements and thus low morale
  • Toxic conflicts since people aren’t trained how to talk it out properly before they act it out badly.
  • Frequent burnout leading to high turnover because high-performing team members don’t know or aren’t encouraged to give feedback to their bosses about the load they carry before it becomes too late. Rather, when it becomes too much, they quit.
  • And similar other symptoms.

If your desire is to avoid the above pain points, and enjoy the fruits of creating and nurturing a pro feedback culture, you don’t need to look somewhere. We can help you.

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Value the vital roles feedback plays for soaring productivity and healthier workplace
  • Understand the importance of creating a pro feedback culture and begin creating or reforming the existing culture
  • Know how to nurture the feedback culture throughout the organization
  • Get a feedback model and the steps to use it with ease.
  • Recognize when, where, and how to give constructive criticisms
  • Practice how to receive and give constructive feedback 
  • Excel in providing tough and uncomfortable criticisms with ease and without damaging the relationship
  • And more.

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Value the vital roles feedback plays for soaring productivity and healthier workplace
  • Understand the importance of creating a pro feedback culture and begin creating or reforming the existing one
  • Know how to nurture the feedback culture
  • Get a feedback model and the steps to use it with ease.
  • Recognize when, where, and how to give constructive criticisms
  • Practice how to receive and give constructive feedback starting a small scale

5. Effective Priorities & Time Management for Improved Performance

Subtitle: Managing your scarcest resource (time) to deliver extraordinary results on a consistent basis

Highly performing organizations continually remind their people to treat time as the scarcest resource. They recognized that every other resource is managed around time. They realized that without managing priorities by managing time effectively, they cannot enjoy sustainable performance. It became crystal clear that they will fall short of fulfilling their mandate and achieving their short and long-term goals without creating a culture that honors priorities and time. Accordingly, they:
• Successfully pursue their mission,
• Translate their dreams into realities,
• Maximize the use of their resources,
• Leverage the talent of their people,
• Achieve more for less,
• Remain competitive by delivering extraordinary results on a consistent basis, and more.

Sadly, many well-meaning people react to urgent stuff. They struggle to be proactive and focus on long-term strategic goals. Organizations that fail to empower their people to manage their scarcest resource- time wisely, the following are some of the common consequences:
• Unproductive workforce,
• Missed deadlines,
• Wasted resources,
• Poor quality products and services,
• Damaged relationships,
• Multiple crises,
• Loss of market share,
• And even bankruptcy, and more.

If you would like your people to excel in managing priorities and time and enjoy soaring productivity at all levels, you need this program.

At the end of the program, participants will:
• Focus on the tasks with the greatest impact on them and their organization
• Learn how to set long and short-term goals, strategize, prioritize, schedule, and protect their scarcest resource
• Prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient and productive manner
• Control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis
• Handle distractions and time-wasters better
• Manage stress, and improve work-life balance
• Begin practicing effective delegation to free some time to do other top priorities
• Develop high-performance habits and rituals to manage important tasks effortlessly
• Know how to use technologies and the latest platforms to manage time effectively

 6. Managing Change and Crisis Smoothly and Smartly

Subtitle: Initiating, implementing, and sustaining change both in times of peace and crisis

Pro-change organizations around the world understand that change is the only constant that does not change. They are quick and agile to respond to constant changes in technologies, systems, laws and regulations, and the needs and priorities of their people and customers. As a result, these pro-change organizations could:

  • Create a culture and an organizational design that adapts to change and crisis
  • Go ahead of the curve adapt to change swiftly before their competitors do
  • Survive and also thrive even in times of crisis
  • Overcome change resistance effectively turning resisters into endorsers
  • Continually increase their market share and with that their revenue

On the other hand, many organizations resist change or are slow to adapt to change and pay dire prices. They also fail to set up an early warning system to detect potential crises ahead of time. They don’t have a framework nor protocols on how to respond to crises. Because of these, they are:

  • Unable to quickly adapt to change, and when they are ready to change, the ship has already sailed leaving them irrelevant anymore, and even some into bankruptcy
  • Easily overwhelmed when a crisis hits and drop the ball hurting their organization and its people badly
  • Powerless in the face of some tough crisis
  • Filled with resistance and chaos during change and crisis
  • Left behind and lost their competitive edge in their industry

If you would like to join those elite organizations that created a culture that adapts to change, survive and even thrive in the aftermath of any crisis, you need to empower your people to manage and lead change and crisis smartly and smoothly both in times of peace and crisis.

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences between planned and unplanned changes.
  • Create a learning culture that grows to handle any changes and crises.
  • Know the different phases of change and what they should do under each phase and how to initiate and implement changes as smoothly as possibly
  • Get some workable models that clearly show the different phases of change
  • Understand the different types of resistance to change, and how to overcome and go beyond these resistances to change
  • Learn the latest insights, perspectives, and approaches to equip themselves and become change agents
  • Be equipped to inspire stakeholders, rally team members, communicate effectively, overcome resistance to change, and more.
  • Use strategies for aligning people with a change by appealing to emotions, facts, and listening actively
  • Develop resilience and flexibility in times of change and crisis

II. Personal Development

1. Rewire Your Brain, Redefine Your Destiny

Subtitle: How to transform your life by rewiring your brain

Many people haven’t tapped into their full potential. They have settled for less than who they could become. Deep inside they know that they deserve more. As a result, they are disappointed and angry since they are unable to give their best and in turn live life on their own terms.

This program inspires, informs, challenges, and empowers your people to tap into their full potential, and ultimately unchain their greatness. It:

  1. Explains the impacts of both micro-level and macro-level barriers that prevent the overwhelming majority from succeeding in life.
  2. Shows how one’s brain wiring determines whether someone will be interested (let alone to try) to succeed in life and become great in what he/she does.
  3. Shares the fact that very few rewire their brain significantly while most people keep with minimal changes the neural connections established while they were in the womb and in their early childhood years.
  4. Illustrates the need to disrupt the presynaptic connections based on epigenetic inheritances from one’s ancestors and rewire his/her brain to believe that they are greatness material, aim high, march forward with confidence to transform their lives and by extension their family, organization, and ultimately community.
  5. Provides the latest insights, practical strategies, and tactics that will enable participants to defeat the worst archenemy (underdog brain wiring) of their greatness by targeting it at the thought, belief, attitude, and deed levels.

The program is based on scientific evidence from the fields of:

  • Epigenetics,
  • Neuroplasticity, and
  • Positive psychology.

This program is also based on thorough research, personal observations, and countless conversations.

At the end of this program, participants will:

  • Realize that they have been already genetically and neurologically predisposed to accept their underdog fate
  • Understand the importance of rewiring their brains as a precondition to experience true and lasting transformation and ultimately become great in what they do.
  • Learn how to redefine their destiny by rewiring their brains, signal their genes, and ultimately become world-class in the field of their choice
  • Know how to think, believe, speak, decide, and act as if they are already great in their respective industries.
  • Develop elevated self-esteem.
  • Begin to build confidence in themselves and their ability to attain greatness in their own unique way, serve their organizations and communities, and ultimately leave an enduring legacy.

2. Positive Psychology, Great Results

Subtitle: How to configure (reconfigure) your mindset to achieve great personal and corporate results

Many people pay less attention to their psychology. They do everything possible to improve their skills and build their character with the hope to be great in what they do. Sadly, with the same mindset, the improvements of their competencies and personality make no significant difference.

The program inspires, inform, challenge, and equip your people to experience true transformation by transforming their mindset. He:

  • Points out, more than any other single factor, mindset plays a lion’s share to become great and remain so for a long time.
  • Explains successful people intentionally develop empowering psychology.
  • Illustrates how positive psychology enables one to think big, believe in themselves, the potential they carry, and their ability to overcome challenges, and attain great results.
  • Shows how some underdogs transformed their lives from underdog to topdog, excelled in what they do, became influential in their respective communities, and led a fulfilling life by constructing positive psychology.

As a transformation strategist, Dr. AZ will empower your people to configure and reconfigure their psychology to transform themselves and become one of the topdogs in the industry they are in. 

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Recognize the vital place mindset plays for one to become great in what one does.
  • Audit to see the kind of psychology they have and the beliefs they harbor that configured their current mentality.
  • Identify the major beliefs that make the winning psychology that deliver great results.
  • Understand the importance of these mandatory beliefs, how to develop each, and continue to refine to transform themselves and become one of the topdogs in the field of their choice.
  • Leave the program convinced that they have the ability to overcome all the odds that attempt to deter them from tapping into their potential, transform their lives, organizations, and community is dependent on their psychology, the way they think, what they believe, and the attitude they have in life.

3. From Self-awareness to Self-mastery

Subtitle: How to increase self-awareness, manage self, and ultimately attain personal mastery

Many spend lots of time, energy, and resources to explore and know so many things outside of themselves while failing to explore within to discover:

  • Who they truly are,
  • Their strengths,
  • Limitations, and
  • Blind spots.

Because of that, they don’t know:

  • What makes them unique and special.
  • Their competitive advantages.
  • Tap into their unlimited potential.

Those few who are self-aware struggle to manage what they know to attain personal mastery.

As a result, they are unable to:

  • Succeed in life,
  • Serve a greater number of people,
  • Leave a legacy, and
  • Die empty without regret.

This inspirational and informative speech inspires, challenges, and equips your people to increase their self-awareness, manage themselves, attain personal mastery, and ultimately unchain their greatness. It:

  • Highlights why one cannot tap into his/her unlimited potential and attain greatness without attaining personal mastery.
  • Reminds participants that regardless of whatsoever disadvantages they may have, it is possible to start a journey toward greatness by commencing the journey from self-awareness to self-mastery.
  • Explains how self-mastery starts with increasing self-awareness, managing self, and ultimately attaining self-mastery.

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Understand the lifecycle of self-mastery.
  • Know what to do to successfully pass through all the stages.
  • Get some tools, approaches, and tips that empower them on their journey toward attaining greatness in their own unique way by working on their personal growth.

III. Spiritual Development

1. From Awakening to Evolving Your Soul

Subtitle: How to recognize one’s spiritual side and continually evolve our soul to become our best version

Many don’t recognize their spiritual side. They don’t also realize that there are unlimited opportunities and resources beyond their backyard. Because of that, they don’t invest in their spiritual growth. They cap their potential and fail to become their best version.

This inspirational and informative speech equips your people to increase their self-awareness, manage themselves, attain personal mastery, and ultimately unchain their greatness. It:

  • Shares how some smart organizations began to invite spiritual gurus from diverse religions with the aim to ignite interest in their people to consider spirituality
  • Points out that seeking one’s divine greatness demands tapping into one’s spiritual side.
  • Emphasizes the need to constantly growing spiritually to connect with our divine side.
  • Explains why we need to tap into resources and forces in the invisible world by awakening, and ultimately evolving our soul.
  • Encourages that even if a given family, team, organization, or community may be composed of people with diverse religious affiliations, they shouldn’t stop growing together spiritually so as to tap into their individual and collective full potential. 

The program will empower your people to increase their self-awareness, improve self-management, and ultimately develop self-mastery. 

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Be inspired to get in touch with their spiritual side by showing them the benefits of spirituality
  • Recognize the journey they should take from awakening and then evolving their soul to tap into their unlimited potential and ultimately attain their individual and corporate greatness.
  • Get tools, approaches, and strategies that equip them to grow spiritually.

1. We can provide follow-up one-on-one or group coaching, a one-day workshop, or an intense program with multiple sessions to deepen the learning.

2. We have also other programs to facilitate the holistic growth of your people so that they may tap into their full individual and collective potential, and become world-class in what they do. Check our website for more:

Reach out to our team for any questions or further explanation at


  • Fees vary with the type of engagement
  • Travel and accommodations are extra
  • Traveling from Maryland

Note: Please send an email to Team Success Pathways at You may please provide the following information in the email and one of our team members will respond to your request in a timely fashion:

1. Name of the organization

2. Website

3. Event’s name

4. Topic

5. Place, date, and time of the event

6. Duration of the speech

7. Whether the request is pro bono or paid.

8. Contact person and contact info