Emory Austin

Humorous Business Motivator on Change, Balance, Leadership Development & Personal Excellence

Emory Austin Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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North Carolina, United States

Emory Austin Speaker Biography

Humorous Business Motivator on Change, Balance, Leadership Development, & Personal Excellence

Emory Austin is fascinated by the myriad ways in which different people think, by why they do what they do, neglect what they neglect, choose what they choose, and by the patterns for success or failure they develop in the process. Your participants will identify with Emory Austin’s extraordinary gifts as a storyteller/strategist in ways that they will remember and use, because she will help them design a path for connecting their own life lessons to practical insights that they will act upon in positive ways on your behalf. Emory’s presentations are unforgettable, growth-focused, and delightfully humorous. Clients line up to hear and to use her well-defined approaches to leadership, change, balance, customer service and teamwork. It’s all about subjective, human attitudes and action choices in an increasingly electronic world, and Emory builds a strong bridge between the two that is unifying, practical, and exciting.


Emory’s experience with leading international minds is a driving force in her acute analysis of ways to make this happen for your participants. Because of her ability to “dig deep,” Emory’s busy calendar is filled with national and international clients in almost every industry – healthcare, education, banking and finance, chambers of commerce and other associations, insurance, business and government, nonprofits, chemicals and agriculture, food service, computers, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, churches, real estate, direct sales, retail, construction, women’s organizations and utilities – and . . . she is invited back over and over again.

Hall of Fame Speaker

Emory Austin is recognized as one of only a handful of great women keynoters. She is a member of the International Speaker’s Hall of Fame, and was selected for her expertise, style, professionalism, reputation, and overwhelming audience response. Each year, only five professional speakers are chosen for this distinguished commendation, and Emory was the sole woman honoree! In 2006 she was honored as a Legend of the Speaking Profession.


Emory was the three-year host of an issue-based television talk show, and has been featured in best-selling Simon & Schuster anthologies by request of the publisher.


She is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wake Forest University with a major in writing and psychology.

Emory Austin Speaking Topics

An Ounce of Different

(Leadership, Motivation, Team Building) Here it is: the success-seeker's definitive edge. Your own unique insights and the ways you activate them are your master keys to success. You'll learn to build on these strengths and construct more purposeful leadership. Playing to your strengths forms an internal alliance between them, your organization and your market. Making your differences memorable and profitable as you strive for mastery and impact will protect you from copycats and piracy, and will propel you beyond your competition! When you create a planned team environment, extraordinary performance becomes a daily occurrence. Emory opens doors to "aha" solutions that everyone will grasp, discuss, and use.

Yours Is The Vision

(Dealing Positively with Change) "How swift flows the tide that bears you along how crucial the choices you make day by day." (from one of Emory's poems) Change presents our most constant challenge as well as our greatest opportunity. We resist change even as we speed toward it. Learn how to compete smarter, lead smarter, work smarter all while keeping up, getting ahead, keeping sanity intact, and increasing your value for a vital future! Staying up and motivated during down times is central to pushing the edge in today's unpredictable economy. Renewed purposefulness can create a vastly different and far more profitable scenario than merely spinning your wheels on the "status quo plateau."

Eat Crackers in Bed... And Sleep on The Crumbs

(Personal/Professional Excellence) Warning: Getting too comfortable with today's success is a death sentence. The comfort zone too soon becomes the deadly zone. Emory presents how to elevate your flight pattern and set higher goals, while moving beyond where you are today to meet the future's unpredictable demands. Don't be overcome by attitude gridlock and get stuck in a holding pattern that could become a vision killer. Learn that intelligent risk-taking adds zest and sparks the clear-sighted strategies and actions that lead to success!

Is Your Bubble in The Middle?

(Balance & Resilience) Do you ever feel like you're standing on one leg and flailing your arms wildly just to stay upright? The responsibility for balancing success and personal happiness is yours alone. Balance and realistic self-esteem begin with insights that often come our way in those unexpected "happenstances" that affect attitude and lead to clear-eyed self-examination and stronger goal focus. Balance consists of building on strengths and finding your own special niche. Attendees will gain a new perspective on making good decisions and getting a bigger bite out of life. And they'll be smiling for months to come!

My Map Must Be Upside Down

(A Playful Look at Life's Lessons) Ever notice that life rarely turns out as expected? Make the odd twists on your route positive, and move forward with confidence as you re-draw your map with the pen of reality! Rethinking our route guidance system is often overlooked as we trot about layering more "stuff" on top of what is already there - forgetting to consider our own mileposts, speed limits and passing zones. Emory approaches this intriguing life-mapping exercise with strategies, humor, and attitude!

The Grass is Greener Where the Grass is Watered

(Sales and Branding)Is your "branding iron" hot? Are you effectively stamping your brand on everything you touch? In today's global market, your closest competitors may be on the other side of the world as well as just around the corner. Every new day brings incredibly complex name recognition and selling challenges. Meet them head-on with strategies for delivering punch and impact to your sales and customer service roles. Master Emory's creative mindset for outserving, outselling, and outbranding your competition.

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Emory Austin Speaker Testimonials

New York Life, Reliastar, Met Life, Prudential, MONY... "Plenty of people will certify your skill! but, if you ever need a referral that goes a level deeper, that certifies your dedication, your substance and professionalism, then call me first. we could not have done it without you."

- Karl F. Volkman | Berkshire Life Insurance Company

"YOU! by far are the most stunning, amazing, influential and motivational person I have met... Words alone cannot express my appreciation..."

- Harold L. Gieseking | Virginia Job Corps

"Guess what! You came in first! Your presentation received the #1 rating of the 95 sessions that made up the agenda. Of course, I knew this all along...."

- Kib Shorey | Customer Relations Director, National Computer Systems

"Emory Austin succeeded in setting the tone for the entire Congress (6000 attendees!). Your presentation was not only motivational but it also touched our heartstrings and our funny bones."

- Margaret Barton Burke | Chair, RN, MS. OCN, Oncology Nursing Society

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