Colorado Springs Motivational Speaker

Colorado Springs motivational speaker and author, Laura Benjamin, lost it all in Colorado’s 2013 Black Forest Wildfire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Now, she shares the inspiring story from a wildfire survivor’s perspective of how to face non-negotiable change, create resilience and maintain a positive attitude – no matter what!   

Colorado Springs motivational speaker Laura Benjamin on Wildfires of ChangeWILDFIRES OF CHANGE: HOW TO MAINTAIN A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, BUILD RESILIENCE AND RISE FROM THE ASHES

It’s never easy to cope when life delivers a serious blow out of the blue. Maybe it’s job loss, a serious health issue, workplace change, family troubles or personal trauma. Have you struggled to stay positive when some days it’s all you can do to put one foot in front of the other?

After a wildfire swept through Black Forest, Colorado destroying 500 homes, Laura Benjamin experienced the greatest test to her optimistic outlook on life. She never expected to lose her home and everything she owned. But in the years that followed, she learned how to rebound and rise from the ashes in times of non-negotiable change.

In this upbeat, hopeful and humorous presentation, Laura shares insights and tips to help you face and overcome the “wildfires” in your own life. Despite stress and struggle, you will learn how to focus on possibilities, recognize opportunities and move through adversity to achieve inspiring outcomes.

By the end of this program, participants will have learned how to:

  • Build resilience in times of change and challenge
  • Model a positive attitude for those who look up to you
  • Create a purpose, a plan and a part to play
  • Clear the “debris” to start over in a new direction
  • Leverage energy and manage resources
  • Build the future on a new foundation
  • Work around obstacles and roadblocks
  • Manage a range of emotional reactions
  • Lead others when change is non-negotiable

Laura Benjamin’s book, Wildfires of Change, will be released in Fall 2016 by Pinehurst Press.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

“Puts everything into perspective. Truly described how to cope with change. Redefines your thinking – so helpful!” –Lindsey Jones, Echostar

“Awesome!” –Teri Suhr, Colorado State University

“I loved the inspiring examples. Very eye-opening to real life situations with examples of how to help yourself be an effective leader and help others through hard times.” –Sabrina Stouffer, Survey Gizmo

“The five points were great, although I ended up having 12!” –Julie Mansfield

“Very calming and personable.” –Laurie Enke, Eldora Mountain Resort

“Great – I’ve been through it.” –Judy Salas, Goodrich

“Learning through experiences re: how to move through and lead change. Great shared experience from you! Thank you!” –Sherilyn Gourley, Town of Breckenridge

“I was so grateful that Laura was able to share her story about change. Seeing and hearing her speak about something that I witnessed from afar was very impactful and touching. Very heartfelt and genuine.” –T.M.

“Providing a map and guidance for working through change. Helpful!” –Lois Brooks, Gold Fields Exploration Inc.

“The fire analogy was fantastic. It was a very good way to describe change. Down-to-earth, personable, great speech/presentation!” –Jerry Gardunio, American Family Insurance

“Linking topic to real life experience – just spoke from your heart. Healing message – gives hope.” –Kathy Twaddell

Laura Benjamin has spoken throughout Colorado, the U.S., Germany, Canada and Great Britain. Invite Laura to share her wildfire survivor story and lessons learned on how to manage change and build resilience. Contact Laura to discuss your event.