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Topic: Leadership

Her success tools are in demand everywhere. Intelligence, leadership skills, and work ethic — they all stand out in a non-stop series of career "firsts." She was the first woman, and often the first African-American, in every major military post she held. Recently retired, Captain Gail Harris, USN (ret.), was the highest ranking African-American female in the U.S. Navy.

Pursuit of excellence in performance — through hard work fired by courage and persistence — sets the stage for a gripping presentation. Harris earned her stripes in the pressure-cooker of the intelligence community. Her wealth of leadership skills, tested in the rough waters of the real world, will equip any professional audience for their best effort: Here's how get the most from yourself and from those around you, against all odds.

"If you don't want to be successful, cover your ears. Otherwise, Gail's message will get through to you and compel you to reach for your dreams."
Rev. Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook, Founder
Bronx Christian Fellowship, NYPD Chaplain
Best-selling author of Too Blessed To Be Stressed

"Gail Harris never gives up, and when you hear her speak, you get the sense that you, too, can accomplish anything. Her life is a blueprint for success!"
Major General Tiiu Kera, USAF (Retired)
Former Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, NSA


Your audience will learn how to:

  • use strategic planning for bottom-to-top success
  • implement tested team-building techniques
  • clearly define and attain goals and objectives
  • eat an elephant...one bite at a time: problem-solving for win-win solutions
  • maintain focus on your dreams and goals during the most trying times

Topic: Diversity
Title: Why Change Can't Wait
Central Premise: Diversity is not just an ethnic minority vs. white or male vs. female issue.
White males now make up 36% of the population and are rightly concerned about achieving their goals in a rapidly changing environment. Within the next 50 years, Hispanics will make up 24% of population, African Americans 15%, and Asians 9%. Currently 1 of every 2 job seekers is a woman. Diversity is really about leveling the playing field so everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve their life and work place goals.


Topic: Cyberwarfare
Title: Is the U.S. in for a Cyber Pearl Harbor?
Could a well orchestrated cyber attack bring America down to its knees?
Are our power grids, telecommunications, and banking and transportation infrastructures at risk? Cyber warfare is already being used throughout the world. In April and May of 2007 the nation of Estonia suffered a cyber attack that bought the nation's government, banks, media and other institutions to a standstill. The Russian attack against the Republic of Georgia last year was preceded by a cyber attack that took several key government web sites down. Our own government is defending against thousands of cyber attacks each year. Knowledge is power. What we need to know to prevent a cyber night mare.


Topic: What if you're the problem?
Title: How to Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot in the Workplace
Did it ever occur to you that perhaps the reason you were passed over for a promotion, fired, or constantly in the dog house at work is because of personal flaws? During this talk I cover how I learned to stop shooting myself in the foot and master job techniques that allowed me to finally succeed in the workplace.


Topic: Learning how to find the oasis in the midst of a desert experience.
Title: Bloom Where You're Planted
Have you ever found yourself in a dead end job? Have you ever thought your career was over? Numerous times I was given what was considered an "insignificant" job. I share with the audience techniques I used to turn a desert experience into an oasis and develop win-win solutions for both my organization and my career.


To Book Gail Harris to speak at your next event contact:
American Program Bureau


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