Engaging, No Holds Barred Leadership Speaker

When I speak at events or businesses, it’s important to me that any audience I face feels truly connected, inspired and engaged. I’ve learned through the years that there is no better way to connect with someone than through the power of authentic, no-holds-barred storytelling.

Maybe it’s my life long connection to great stories, maybe it’s my years in the hospitality business, maybe it’s because I just love people — but time and time again I hear from my audiences that my unique approach to storytelling helps put complex strategies into a clear and simple perspective they have never considered before.

So, what stories can I bring to your next event? I can’t wait to find out!

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Explore Summer's M.A.G.I.C. Model


Manage Yourself First

According to research by organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, 95 percent of people think they’re self-aware, but only 10 to 15 percent actually are. Are you part of the 95% or 10-15%? Knowing your strengths, improving upon weaknesses, staying organized and evaluating yourself constantly will help you build better, more productive teams.

Align Your Purpose

Teams progressing without a purpose is like going on a road trip without a destination or map. Without a clear vision of the goals you are trying to achieve, you’ll always be driving blind. The best leaders start with a definitive, achievable purpose and then work backward to build a roadmap to success.

Galvanize Your Employees

People want to work for people they trust. Galvanizing your employees helps to create an environment where your team can push boundaries, create the status quo and thrive. Learn to connect with your team on a personal level and together, you will deliver stronger, more innovative and consistent results.

Inspire Yourself and Others

Leaders look at inspiration as a giant hurdle to overcome.They often expect sweeping gestures and emotional miracles, yet when you speak to employees, they see inspiration in the everyday gestures. Showing up, listening and having their back; that’s inspiring. But to inspire others, a leader first must be inspired themselves.

Control Your Chaos

An effective leader understands that even the most air-tight plans are going to be challenged with unexpected leaks and unforeseen curveballs. Knowing how to control the controllable chaos will allow more efficiencies when faced with the inevitable curve balls that are coming your way.

Summer has a unique way of looking at leadership and a way of weaving the lessons into stories that are easy to understand and digest. Her M.A.G.I.C. model allows for a clear roadmap to follow for all levels of leadership. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to add magic back into their organization or their individual style.

Michele Miersch
Theme Park Leader

My Story

As a girl growing up in a small town in Louisiana, I was never sure exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I did, however, always know one thing: that I wanted to be in charge.

That curiosity and obsession with leadership in all its forms has taken me away from my rural roots, and down a career path in hospitality, consulting and leadership-development training with companies including Walt Disney World and The Disney Institute. I’ve spent the past two decades working in diverse fields and along the way compiled insights that I am now lucky enough to share with thousands of people at a time.

Ask Them Better Questions!

Want a More Engaged Team?
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Weekly Wisdom

It takes the average person approximately 12 hours to use 1 gigabyte of data, yet our brain consumes 75 gigabytes a day! How incredible is that? One of the challenges is that we don’t retain all of that data and we lose what we have learned. What is one of the best ways to retain what we have learned? I am glad you asked! The best way to retain what we learn is actually to teach it back to someone. Hence, the Weekly Wisdom was born. This weekly vlog was created to pass along an interesting piece of information that I learned that week in the hopes of spreading something interesting but also to help retain the information. And the dream is to have you share with me what you have learned that week as well. Take a look around, let me know which ones you like and what topics you would like to see. Did you learn something interesting this week? I bet you did! Share what you learned in the comments. And don’t forget…You got this!

Contact Me

Whether you want to book me for your next event or work together to help inspire your team, I’m excited to talk about how I can help! Get in touch today.

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