Few professional keynote speakers have Babette Bensoussan’s depth of corporate experience and understanding of human motivation and behaviour. Even fewer have her ability to engage an audience and leave it enlightened, challenged and inspired.
When she presents, Babette draws on decades of success as an entrepreneur, consultant, company director, board member, author, academic, and business coach.
Response to Babette’s Speaking Engagements
“I just wanted to say how very much I had enjoyed your session at this years SCIP conference. Wow, the amount of information to take in was so incredible, so worth the trip.”
“Thanks for an inspirational presentation in Strategic Management.”
“A brief note of appreciation for the “on the money” lecture you gave to my MBA Strategic Management class. The students and I very much appreciated your highly relevant contribution, and I must thank you in particular for your dynamic, passionate and inclusive presentation.”
“Babette is an excellent facilitator who brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to the session that enables participants to ask questions relating to their current work at hand, allowing everyone to get the most out of the workshop.”
“It gave me an insight into the competitive analysis process and outlined some of the techniques/methods of analysis. It really gave me an appetite for more, by showing what is out there and how much more we could be doing.”
“Great practical examples, passionate.”
Keynote Speaker Topics
You’re a leader whether you like it or not!
We need to remember that EVERYONE is a leader either by choice or default. If you don’t think of yourself as a leader, then you are limited in your thinking (limiting yourself). Leading is the way we help move people, including ourselves, into action. The question is not whether or not we are leaders, but how well we lead and how well we are creating the life we want.
The Energised Leader
How do you positively influence and change not only yourself but also those with whom you work and interact?
We tend to think of politicians, business owners and CEO’s as leaders. Yet in truth, parents, teachers, consultants, mentors, partners, authors, to name a few are all leaders. Learn how to use 7 levels of awareness to catapult your energy, performance and leadership to shift away from the negativity that surrounds our personal lives, our work environments and our communities.
How do you build unstoppable confidence and a world of unlimited possibilities?
In this talk I expose the roots of fear and provide the tools that are needed to move beyond that insidious universal feeling of “not being good enough.”
- Our thinking creates our emotions which creates our behaviour
- The way we see the world limits our options
- The biases that we have that keep us from making great decisions
- The value of identifying and utilising our key strengths
- How to change our thinking to create what we seek.
Making Better Decisions in a VUCA World
We are all living in a VUCA World (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) with everything around us constantly changing. New competitors and competitive factors are shaping business profitability at an unprecedented rate. Further, good decisions are much harder to make. So how can we minimise the risks involved? How can we identify those resources available to us to make better informed decisions? And where can we look to identify business’s disruptors and future trends?
The Myth of The Level Playing Field
No one has ever said, please take 10% of my market share! Everyone is looking for strategies to enable them to differentiate from competitors and disruptors. So what tools can you use to uncover your competitive strengths for better results? The enterprise that gets the strategic decisions “right” has a great chance of also getting the non-strategic decisions right.
Management’s Ugly Duckling – SWOT
Everyone uses the SWOT – you know when you have a hammer everything is a nail. Well, this well-known technique is the most misused, abused, misapplied analytical tool in management today. When used in the way it was developed, businesses turn information into insights, identify real strategic outcomes for their business and deliver real intelligence to decision makers. Learn the real value of the SWOT, as well as the range of analytical tools available to help you and your team make smarter decisions. You will never go back to filling in four boxes!
Analysis without Paralysis (Book)
How do you create the necessary insights for developing appropriate strategic directions without becoming overwhelmed with the analysis? How can you make better decisions, get better results? The importance of business data has become mission critical. Learn where to start and avoid analysis paralysis.
Business and Competitive Analysis (Book)
How do you turn data and information into insights that decision makers can not ignore? While great strides have been made in terms of managing information, social media and knowledge, little has been done to convert this wealth into a valuable form for decision making. Business and competitive analysis can and should be a key weapon in the firm’s arsenal for achieving competitive advantage.
Understand the value of mission critical analysis and learn more about the myriad of techniques available to minimise the risk in executive decision making.