Ask about Glen Sharkey
Key Points
  • Glen Sharkey has been in the ‘developing people business’ for over 30 years.
  • Has twice been awarded “Educator of the Year” by the Professional Speakers Association.
  • Has worked with hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees, especially in team leader development.
  • His expertise in this field is represented in seven published books including, “The Art of Persuasive Influence” and “Navigating Courageous Conversations”.
  • Has worked to create outstanding, professional, and engaging presentations and this has been acknowledged in receiving the status of “Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) - one of only ten awarded in New Zealand.
Topics
  • Courageous conversations presentation
    Navigating courageous conversations! A roadmap for dealing with tough topics and people
    What’s the biggest pain point for most people in today’s workplace? With over 30 years in people development, Glen has consistently seen team leaders in multiple industries and professions struggle with the same issue: conducting courageous conversations. In this presentation based on his book Navigating Courageous Conversations! A Roadmap for Addressing Tough Topics (and People!), he demystifies the subject and gives people clear and simple tools to equip their confidence and ability to handle challenging conversations.
    • Understanding the current relational account balance in order to conduct an effective courageous conversation.
    • Above or Below the Line attitudes- the litmus test to assess whether the recipient is on board or not.
    • The “Y” Conversations© Model which helps to determine the tone for the too timid and the too tough.
    • The BISCuit© Model- because it’s useless navigating to a destination when you don’t have any kind of a roadmap.
    • And what too few people know about what trust is and how to build it!
  • Health and safety presentation
    Stop focusing on people speaking up!! The next chapter in the health & safety journey
    Is it time to stop beating the drum of telling people to ‘Speak Up’ when it comes to hazards, near misses, and incidents? In this presentation I address the ‘new drum’ of how much safer we will be working in the next evolutionary stage of H&S where we place increased emphasis on the person being ‘spoken up to’ who needs to be open to influence, based on my book “The Art of Persuasive Influence”. In this presentation I share my own dramatic journey of my father being involved in a work-related incident that changed our family forever, and the difference that it would have made if he had workmates that were prepared to speak out, and if he was the kind of guy that was open to their message.
    • The underlying reasons why people fail to listen.
    • The sales approach of leading and influencing health and safety.
    • The concepts of “Win/Win” and the “Benefits Approach”.
    • And ultimately, what the poor listener needs to do in order to be more “accepting of influence” which obviously extends far beyond health and safety
  • Behavioural styles presentation
    What's wrong with you?!? Working with behavioural styles
    Why do some people just rub you up the wrong way? Why are others such a joy to be around? Behavioural Styles is by far my most popular and entertaining workshop content that has been requested by businesses over the years in presentation form. During this presentation, based on my book “Little Red Racing Hood- A Tale of Four Behavioural Styles”, I have people moving around the room and laughing at each other and themselves in such a way that leaves people talking about their “Colours” long after the conference has concluded.
    • Demonstrating an uncomplicated system for understanding your own behavioural style including your strengths and challenges.
    • Using this system to easily categorize the behavioural style of others, sometimes within minutes of meeting someone.
    • Identifying the potential areas for conflict in the relationship so you can adjust your style accordingly, especially if you’re dealing with an opposing behavioural styles.
  • Presentation skills keynote
    Present like a pro! Professional presentation skills for non-professionals
    Do you wish your team delivered more engaging presentations that yielded better results both internally and externally? Are your sales, safety and productivity linked to your team’s ability to get a message across in a memorable fashion? Based on my book “Outstanding Presenters Speak for Themselves- a Certified Speaking Professional Reveals the 10 Essential Elements to Winning Presentations”, this presentation equips anyone who needs to speak to a group in order to shift their thinking or behaviour to achieve a desired outcome.
    • Anchoring to the “Why” before you work out the “How”.
    • Just because you have a great story, doesn’t make you a great storyteller.
    • The first and last impressions of presentations with punch.
    • Five ways to transition from “Talking Head” to “Audience Interaction”.
    • Slide show Do’s and Don’ts- why do experts still get this wrong?
    • And the use of objects and props in presentations- not just kids’ play.
  • Above the line presentation
    Living and leading above the line! Lifting the ‘ownership bar’ for yourself and others
    What is the impact of your team when they don’t think and act with full responsibility? What would be the result in your key metrics if people took full ownership? Having been fired from every job I’d had until my mid-20’s, I know what it’s like to live ‘Below the Line’, and having experienced a dramatic shift to ‘Above the Line’ thinking, I know the positive impact both professionally and personally of such a change. This presentation, based on elements from my book “The Art of Persuasive Influence”, identifies why we live ‘Below the Line’, and what it takes to shift ourselves (and others) to more productive ‘Above the Line’ thinking and action.
    • Why people get stuck below the line?
    • How to shift yourself and others above the line.
    • The fours Essential Pillars which build relational trust.
    • How to conduct challenging conversations with below the line people.
Testimonials

Great energy on stage.
Tom, Dick & Harry Events

Glen had the audience captivated from beginning to end with his incredible energy, engaging nature.
National Mini Storage

We only wish we had more time on the day to hear more of what Glen.
National Mini Storage

He was the keynote presenter at our Industry Conference in 2019 and our delegates loved him.
Plastics NZ

Energetic, humorous and very knowledgeable about the subject matter, he entertained and imparted valuable knowledge.
Plastics NZ

His delivery is very polished and authentic, and he is a pleasure to work with.
Plastics NZ

Glen is an inspiring speaker that is able to engage his audience and use humour and storytelling to great effect.
CEO
CBS

Glen Sharkey would have to be one of the best speakers I have seen with regard to his keynote presentation.
Director
Morrow Industries

He had us engaged straight away.
Director
Morrow Industries

(At one point he had an) industry person up on stage to assist him with an exercise based on trust – which had the audience in stitches.
Director
Morrow Industries

The main thing that has Glen standing above other presenters I have seen is that he is genuine.
Director
Morrow Industries

He took the time to listen to responses from the audience and adapt them into his presentation on the fly.
Director
Morrow Industries

Glen’s hour-long presentation flew by (which I put down to we must have been enjoying ourselves).
Director
Morrow Industries

A complete professional.
Director
Morrow Industries

We were thrilled with the quality and value of his presentations.
Director
Indicator Sales Academy

Glen is a true professional and one of the best presenters we have ever used. Highly recommend!
Director
Indicator Sales Academy

Sharkey is a great presenter and teacher. He really does practice what he preaches in his use of stories, passion and humour to get his audience engaged.
National Sales Manager
Autex Industries

His presentation skills are above anything myself or my team had experienced.
National Sales Manager
Autex Industries

More importantly showed us first-hand, how to connect with an audience and bring any subject matter to life to have greater impact.
National Sales Manager
Autex Industries

Fun, charismatic, smart and professional.
GM Steel & Tube