Billy Arcement, MEd,–The Candid Cajun, has the reputation for providing challenging and insightful ideas. The result? Improved performance! He uses his wide-range of successful leadership experiences to create cutting edge messages. His lifetime of studying leadership, management, and personal success strategies has created a solid foundation of wisdom. He is quickly able to get to the heart of an issue and turn his meaningful insights into workable solutions. He looks at leadership skills through his unique “Leadership Lens.” It’s a focus on service, not about YOU but the people you serve. Leadership is a privilege and an obligation to care about, teach, and develop the best a person has to offer.
His professional speaking services focus on organizational and personal leadership strategies. He delivers conference keynotes, break-out sessions, and in-house training. Like a good Cajun cook, Billy blends his gumbo of ideas into energizing, enthusiastic and inspiring presentations. He uses his special blend of “Cajun humor” to drive home the points of his presentations. It’s a combination of leaning and laughter that audiences across America have come to love.
Consulting services include one-on-one executive coaching and performance improvement strategies for every level of management. He challenges and encourages. He evaluates results and helps managers to greater understanding and discernment of their responsibilities. Clients have come to appreciate his judicious approach and sensible solutions.
A prolific writer, Billy has authored over 300 articles on management, leadership, school board service and personal development. He writes a monthly column for The American Business Journal that distributes it to 43 Business Journals across the nation. The link to all his articles is http://bit.ly/2RWwfQ8.
His internationally published book, Searching for Success is viewed as a practical guide to creating personal responsibility. He co-authored Journeying on Holy Ground, a book providing insights into how to prioritize your personal, professional and spiritual life. The authors interviewed about their book on EWTN, a global TV Network. His latest books Leading Yourself, Leading Others—Candid Conversations that Improve Performance, and Leadership Skills and Strategies are filled with insights to guide and grow your leadership skills. Both are available on Amazon. His next book, Become the Best Version of Yourself–21 Undeniable Lessons to Create the Life You Want is scheduled for release in early 2019.
Here are some interesting facts about Billy
• Former high school science teacher and coach.
• Master’s degree in Supervision and 36 additional hours of graduate studies in Counseling.
• Elected to and served 12 years on his local school board—two of those years as state president of the Louisiana School Boards Association.
• Held senior corporate management positions with oversight of product quality, safety and environmental regulatory compliance and global technical services responsibilities.
• One of three featured presenter in Beijing and Hong Kong when part of a management and quality exchange.
• Member of both the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the New Orleans NSA Chapter for over 30 years.
He has the unique ability to make the complex simple and time in his audience fun. He knows how to make “The People Connection” He views his 100% full guarantee of complete satisfaction to deliver agreed upon outcomes as a rare component of services offered by other professional speakers.
Billy’s life contains a long-list of leadership accomplishments. This translates into presentations that are not theory but truth. He is a leadership expert. He is a Leader’s Leader. He is The Candid Cajun.
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Creating and Sustaining High Performance Teams
Global competition demands proficient skills and cost effective productivity. Leaders must pay attention to reality and truth. One bad team member can screw up the entire team effort. Be constant in your assessment of team member actions. Take advantage of the power of many. Learn to identify the key morale, values and operational standards in play. Create an alignment with corporate strategies. Team passion drives. Team beliefs empower. Learn how to remove the fog surrounding a non-functioning team. This is a Super Bowl discussion on teamwork.
Creating a Powerful Safety Culture
The concepts of Human Performance Safety compose the core message of this highly interactive safety training. Blending ideas on culture, attitude with the “Traps” and “Tools” of HP, create a solid message to transform your safety culture.
This information is transformational and, when applied, will reduce safety incidents on and off the job.
It’s Attitude, Not Aptitude, That Give You Altitude
One person with the wrong attitude can change the course of an activity. One person with the right attitude can change the course of the world. This program is light-hearted but filled with a message as serious as a heart attack. Participants say the content hits the mark. It unravels the mystery of attitudes and helps you create your own successes. The priceless advice about attitudes? You are in charge!
Creating the Ultimate School Board
This is not a program for the faint of heart. In candid terms, Billy will share his experience as a leader in school board service and make his “children first” philosophy an important integration of the message. Can be presented in 3 to 6 hour formats.
Billy is also considered one of the premier school board retreat / strategic planning sessions.
Effectively Developing and Growing Employees
The heart and soul of any organization lies in the performance effectiveness of its employees. Billy has mastered techniques to help leaders maximize talents. Their design helps to grow the potential of every employee. It’s about dignity, passion and recognition. It means developing possibilities and purpose. It means bringing a consistency to the forefront. This is a key message promoting growth of people and organizations.
Cajun Candor: Straightforward Dialog that Improves Performance
Most believe honest is the best policy. And, that leads to the unspoken fear of supervisors and managers. It’s the fear of being able to provide a candid assessment of performance. This dialog must be perpetual and frequent. It’s not about flowering the conversation with platitudes and empty talk. Candor means you care enough to shore up weaknesses. It means capitalizing on strengths. It means you fix flaws. A lack of candor will slow you down and won’t bring improvements to the workplace. By rewarding candor, you create a culture of candor. This is a no BS program. At least, that’s what this Cajun believes!