Peggy O’Neill

Awaken your greatness! Live and work from you fullest potential! Create harmony in your relationships. Motivating & Inspiring people in business to excel, triumph and win!

From the soaring height of 3′ 8″ tall, award-winning speaker and author, Peggy O’Neill, has triumphed over a mountain range of challenges. She now celebrates her success as a business woman, world adventurer and advocate for positive living. Coming from the field of psychotherapy, Peggy is thrilled to share her unique life-wisdom with organizations who want to Empower Women, Embrace Diversity and Elevate Performance.

Peggy is the real deal. She walks her talk and comes from her heart. She is funny, authentic and captivating, not to mention unforgettable.

Her passion is to support women in business to become empowered! She loves seeing more and more women develop the courage and confidence to be bold, brilliant, and risk-taking, so they can be heard, contribute their unique genius, excel, and triumph without being held back by bias or disregard.

Peggy also helps people in business develop astute communication skills so they can get along, work better together, be happier and thus be more productive— without the time-wasting stresses of conflict, dispute or costly litigations.

Over the past 13 years, Peggy has presented in organizations such as FEMA, Chase Bank, Diversity Works, Texaco, Lockheed Martin and many others. She has inspired over 100,000 students in anti-bullying practices, and in celebrating their uniqueness. She has authored three books, and is also a contributing teacher in the films The Opus, and Tapping the Source. Peggy savors her daily life in Ojai, CA.

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Walking Tall for Women:
Empowering Women in Business to be Heard, Excel & Win!

Power is an innate quality we all possess. Culturally, however, women have been discouraged from developing this asset– which is the foundation of true success.

When women in business learn to embody their inherent power, they develop the courage and confidence to be heard, to be bold, brilliant, and risk-taking, so they can excel, prosper and triumph without being held-back by bias or disregard.

Empowered women speak up, negotiate and can get their needs met. They lead by example, are innovative, creative, and boldly express their brilliancy. In short, they walk tall!

Truly empowered women have the “competitive edge” … as they are both strong and caring, powerful and intuitive, decisive and inclusive. Such a person of “wholeness” brings balance, harmony and inspiration to any team.

Audience members will learn to:

  • Gain access to their inner strength
  • Let go of imitating men & Wonder Woman
  • Find their voice, speak up & advocate
  • Make clear, smart, quick decisions
  • Triumph-over the shadow of outdated discrimination and biases

Benefits for You– The Company:
Empowered women bring balance to any team, especially teams that are male-dominated. Their innate “gifts” offer care, insight, inclusion, and intuitive support that are needed for sustaining balance and optimal functioning.

Organizational cultures that work towards gender equity experience less turnover, a significantly higher return rate after maternity leave, as well as increased performance throughout the organization. When women are empowered- everyone wins, and your organization will surely thrive!

“If tech companies want to stop attrition, they need to pay attention to their culture, make sure there is real gender equity and support real work-life balance.” Gina Helfrich, founder and organizer of Feminist Hack ATX.

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Embracing Diversity in the Workplace

Navigating through the challenges of a diverse workforce can be daunting and debilitating. For any organization to thrive, its people must know how to resolve conflict, honor differences in others, and respect the rights and contributions of all.

Having triumphed over much discrimination as a little person, Peggy has developed quite an expertise in what it takes to embrace diversity. She gladly helps organizations develop a culture of acceptance and compassionate communication so they can sustain a harmonious environment where their people work better– together, are more productive, and minimize time-consuming disputes and costly litigations.

In this enlightening, poignant and humorous keynote, Peggy offers her “from-the-trenches” insights & effective tools to help any team bridge differences, find a common ground, value diversity, open their minds and hearts, and not only accepting differences, but celebrating them!

Participants will learn to:

  • Gain awareness of the impact of their words and actions on others
  • Dissolve outdated fears and biases
  • Increase skill in being inclusive and respectful when relating with people of different race, culture, age, gender, ability . . .
  • Move from tolerating differences in others to deeply appreciating them
  • Communicate in ways that build connection and cooperation

Benefits for You– The Company:
When workers Celebrate Differences, the culture thrives. When people feel safe, included and respected, they are happy at work, are happy to come to work, and do their best work. This all results in a progressive and profitable direction for any organization.

Peggy also offers a half-day program in Compassionate Communication. This training spotlights a simply 4-step model of communication that increases ones ability to listen, and then respond in ways that increase connection and minimize conflict.

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From the neuroscience research of Dr. Joe Dispenza

Every year organizations invest billions of dollars in new technology and training that fails to produce the desired results. Why? The most common reason is a misunderstanding of how to produce change.

Lasting change requires that you alter neuro-pathways in your brain. Your brain’s neuroplastic nature allows you to learn new and smarter ways to think, act, feel, and be.

Dr. Joe Dispenza, a NY Times-bestselling author, and renowned lecturer in the fields of neurobiology and epigenetic is the creator of “Change Your Mind – Create New Results”. This program brings Dr. Dispenza’s 25 years of research and teachings on neuroscience to organizations and businesses.

Ms. O’Neill has been awarded the designation of a certified trainer of this program designed by Dr. Joe and NeuroChangeSolutions’ (NCS) curriculum developers to address the real needs of organizations. She will be using engaging video lectures from Dr. Joe, multimedia tools and interactive exercises to support the people in your organization to learn how to harness the incredible power of their brain to make significant changes in their lives.

Change requires new thinking – a new mindset. Albert Einstein said it best: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

This day-long training will give your people an easy-to-follow understanding of how the brain creates lasting change, 4 practical tools and ongoing exercises, all designed to help them experience a new, evolving culture based on the ability to create new neuro-pathways in their brains. In other words, to “change their mind and create new results”!

Participants in this program will:
1.    Identify a change they want to make in their lives
2.    Learn a new model of change based on neuroscience
3.    Discover what it means to live in “survival” or “creation”
4.    Become acquainted with the “three brains” and their role in the process of change
5. Apply each principle to a personal change

Each participant receives:
•    A copy of the Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself book
•    A full-color participant guide to be used during the course
•    A full-color 30 Days to Genius Journal to be used immediately following the course
•    Two CDs: Mental Rehearsals and audio of the neuroscience videos used in the course 376

Benefits for You– The Company:
People who learn how to harness the incredible power of their brains are more creative, empowered and exhibit better communication and social skills. These proactive changes bring elevating results in performance across the board – in innovation and cooperation, in employee and customer loyalty and retention, in individual well-being and cultural accord. Ultimately, sales and profits soar! When people in any group improve the way they think, the organization can only flourish.

“When our behaviors match our intentions, when our actions are equal to our thoughts, when our minds and our bodies are working together, when our words and our deeds are aligned … there is an immense power behind any individual.” ―Dr. Joe Dispenza,

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“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.”
-Mohsin Hamid

In this interactive workshop, Peggy will guide you through several exercises to build the foundation so you can relate more effectively with others. Will focus on how to better:

  • Step into the shoes of another person
  • understand their feelings and perspectives
  • Use that understanding to guide our actions
  • Connect with others and with ourselves

Bottom line – our time together will help make empathy your next superpower.

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