Jill Anderson’s background isn’t ordinary by any means. In her “former” life, she was a forensic psychologist specializing in psychological testing to determine a criminal offender’s level of recidivism – in other words, their potential to fail yet again.
Jill soon realized this path wasn’t one she could even remotely relate to – after all, the entire reason she pursued a career in psychology was to be able to help people improve their lives – not to predict their likelihood of future failure!
During her daily work with inmates, Jill learned a thing or two. As diverse as we humans are, few of us really know our life purpose…many of us take whatever comes our way, we “settle” because we don’t think we deserve better…we make rushed decisions, lose focus, and begin to question everything we’ve ever done.
Guided by her own purpose and passion – to motivate and inspire others to improve their lives (not to predict their likelihood of future failure!) – Jill founded Jill Ann Anderson & Associates, an organization that helps people take action to live better and work better.
The #1 thing Jill learned as a psychologist is that we must first understand ourselves before we can understand others. And that’s what sets her apart. She is here to guide you in your own journey of self-discovery, so you can build the solid foundation that is absolutely necessary for all personal and professional development. She works with you to create the change necessary to accomplish all your most important goals.
Jill is a proud member of the John Maxwell team and the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, which allows her immediate and exclusive access to the top systems, research and interventions in the fields of leadership and human growth and development. She is also an Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) certified coach.
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The Five Levels of Leadership
Want to be more than just “a boss”? Many people do only what’s required to get by in their jobs. A true leader invests in people and inspires them. That investment pays off in building a team that produces – and achieves.
For every leader, being chosen for the position is only the starting point – one of five steps that an effective leader must achieve. People will follow “the boss” only because they have to. Become more than “the boss” by mastering your ability to invest in people and inspire them, a win-win situation where you get to help people develop their skills – thereby fostering future leaders.
In her own unique style with in-depth insight and a hearty dose of humor, Jill Ann Anderson explores each of the five steps of leadership. She’ll guide you to master each level so that you can become a respected, successful and impactful leader.
Delve deep into the 5 Levels of Leadership:
• Level 1: POSITION – In their jobs, people do what they’re told because they have to.
• Level 2: PERMISSION – People will follow someone because they want to.
• Level 3: PRODUCTION – As people see what you’ve accomplished for the organization, they’ll follow you.
• Level 4: PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT – When you invest in people on a personal level, people will follow you.
• Level 5: PINNACLE – People follow you because of who you are and what you represent.
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Did you know that teamwork is the #1 competitive advantage that your organization has? Here’s what we know: abundant research has both praised the power of teamwork and shared the devastating results when
it is lacking. Let Jill’s lively presentation style show you how you can move your team to a cohesive team!
Teamwork – it’s the #1 most untapped competitive advantage for your organization. “Teamwork” isn’t just a feel- good word – ample research has both praised the power of teamwork and shared the devastating results when it is lacking.
So, how can we build better teams? Building an effective, cohesive team is extremely hard. But’s it’s also simple in that teamwork doesn’t require great intellectual insights or masterful tactics. More than anything else, it comes down to courage and persistence.
If you’re committed to making your team a healthy one and you can get the rest of the team to share in your commitment, you’re probably going to make it. And just in case you’re not sure this will be worth the time and effort – and risk – let me make a case for it going forward.
Jill will cover:
• The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM that are essential for any team to be truly cohesive and effective – and what they mean for your organization.
• The power of enhanced communication through the Everything DiSC® personality assessment.
•How to focus on achieving collective results (your ultimate goal!) through developing team trust, encouraging healthy conflict, and practicing accountability.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
What’s standing between you and success? It’s probably not what you
think. It’s your ability to connect – and that’s a major determining factor in whether or not you reach your full potential.
Let leadership expert Jill Ann Anderson show you how anyone can learn how to turn every single communication into an opportunity for a powerful connection.
Great leaders polish their connecting skills – combining their natural talents and abilities with their personality and background to dazzle their audience. You’re just not talking to your audience, you’re connecting with them… and when you connect with others, you’re bringing them into your message.
Let leadership expert Jill Ann Anderson show you how to go beyond just communicating to capture the attention of your audience by branding your message to conform to their content. Just think: Your audience is interested and engaged in what you have to say. By connecting, you’ve personalized your message – and your audience – whether it’s another person or a room packed with people – is eager to hear more.
How you communicate your message is far more important that what you have to say!
Jill will cover:
• 5 Principles and 5 Practices that will help you develop the essential skill of connecting
• How to connect effectively to increase your influence in every situation
• Why you need to personalize your message to your audience
• Strategies to craft your communication to create an enjoyable experience
• Ways to motivate people to contribute their best to the organization’s goals
Millennials – Tomorrow’s Leaders
Arguably the best-educated and most ambitious generation ever, Millennials are often the most misunderstood. If you’re at all concerned about the long- term viability of your business (and what leader isn’t?!),
it’s absolutely imperative
that you develop a strong understanding of this up- and-coming generation. Walk away with easy techniques to connect with Millennials and mold their leadership abilities positively.
The Millennial generation is causing major stress among executives – 63% say they worry about finding the right talent to ensure their organizations remain competitive in today’s market and beyond. Whether or not you think that you have a strong understanding of this oft-misunderstood generation, the long-term viability of your business depends on it.
Bust through preconceived notions and stereotypes of this up-and-coming generation of leaders, and learn how to mold the leadership abilities of millennials in a positive way with Jill’s lively and engaging presentation style.
Jill will cover:
• Why you need to understand how significant world events from the past decade have affected Millennials as leaders.
• The 8 strengths of Millennials – and how to put these characteristics to work in your organization.
• Techniques to help you connect with Millennials and shape their leadership abilities – in and out of the workplace.
Kick Some Glass
How do you define success?
Hopefully, you see it as a lifelong process of maximizing your strengths, surrounding yourself with people who support you
in your challenge areas, and focusing on what matters most in your life.
Find out how a strong understanding of four essential success-building areas can help you kick some glass and achieve your own version of awesome in every area of your life!
What’s your definition of success? In a presentation tailored just for female audiences, Jill will explain why suc- cess should be viewed as a lifelong process – not a single destination.
She’ll explore four critical success-building areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership, showing you new ways to maximize your strong points and diminish your challenge areas, while focusing on the people and areas of your life that matter most.
Jill will cover:
•How a solid understanding of four critical keys will help you achieve great things in every area of your life.
•The real benefits of teamwork – and how you can connect with others to build the best team possible.
•Ways to effectively delegate responsibility and lend authority to potential leaders.
• Why attitude really is everything – how attitudes form, how they shape your future, and how you can gain a healthier perspective.
• How to define what kind of impact you want to make in the world, plus strategies for making the most out of the opportunities you have.
I have been involved in advanced leadership training sessions Jill has held; and I have enjoyed her approach. She requested the entire group participate. Jill gave direction but allowed the group to brain storm and create discussion points. I think each person that attended left learning something new.
– Retail Collections Lead,
I strongly encourage business leaders that are looking to improve their respective organizations to consider Jill Ann Anderson for leadership training and coaching. She is a dynamic resource that will pay back exponentially!”
– Strategic-Partner, Schooley Mitchell of Saint Paul
“Thank you so much for speaking at our PFBD All-Staff meeting. The material you covered was great, and it was well received by our practitioners.”
– LMFT, PFBD Clinical Manager,