Escape the Alligator Pit of too many demands and frustrations!
Become a more ​​effective, fulfilled, and happy leader!

.I'll bet you're audiences would like to get out of the Pit, too

My presentations help them wrangle those alligators!

I share practical, fun, easy ways for shifting yourself and others out of
the alligator pit of too much stress and expectations to positive thinking,
interacting for true win-win, and leading with passion and impact. 

I have a warm, friendly style for my leadership and motivational
presentations with inspiring examples and lots of interaction.  This 
opens up the door for deeper relationships, amazing opportunities, and
helps attendees move forward in their lives and businesses.

Everyone leaves energized and working in sync toward their own best
self and the organization's highest-priority goals. See below or  Events 
for a list of some of the organizations where I've given presentations. 
Getting Out of the Alligator Pit – And Moving On!

Have you found yourself sometimes feeling like you’re stuck in the proverbial alligator pit? It’s not surprising because leaders, and we are all leaders in one way or another, are constantly bombarded by countless responsibilities, personalities, and expectations. Developing strong connections and inspiring buy-in and loyalty can be difficult with so many demands snapping at us. And, on top of that, we are often expected to lead with strong, visionary plans for the future.

Imagine getting out of the pit, staying out, and moving on! This presentation gives you ways to do just that:

  • Consciously frame your point of view to the positive
  • Forget about compromise, focus on finding the other person's win
  • Clarify your “Why” and others will be excited about your “What”
Increase engagement, improve productivity, and drive growth using positive thinking, "win-win" relationships, and shared vision. Come join in as we talk about being an effective leader and equally important, a happy and fulfilled leader that is OUT OF THE PIT and moving on.
An interactive presentation where the audience walks away with practical tools to increase their core energy and leadership skills.
Keynote – 30-60 min
Keynote & Breakout – 60-90 min 
Half Day
Samplings of Carrie's  presentations

  • WorldFutures 2015
  • WorldFutures 2014-2013 Master Courses
  • Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact Conference
  • RISE Conference
  • BiG AUSTIN’S Latin America Regional Project
  • Women in Technology Multi-Regional Project
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Product Camp
  • University of Texas’ SAGE Program
  • ​Business Success Center

​​Let's talk about how Carrie can transform your group. Please give us a call at
(512) 740-9089 or set up an appointment below.

"Carrie delivered a jolt of energy to the audience with her enthusiastic delivery of stories about how to shift our thoughts to the positive, connect with each other, and move forward in our businesses. The presentation was followed by an interactive exercise that got everyone involved. I highly recommend Carrie for those looking for excellent speakers to inspire and entertain their audiences."
~Shannon Brooke Mantrom, Executive Director at Leap to Success​

​"Carrie Vanston's hour long seminar inspired me to start moving. I've been stuck for a couple of years, as areas I've worked in for a long time have shifted prompting me to explore additional fields. Carrie's suggestion to examine the uniqueness, impact, and sustainability I could bring to new areas helps me right now in planning my future. She is known for insight, especially in the areas of leadership and innovation, and brings this experience to dynamically elicit creative ideas with the people she counsels."
~Jim Bryce, Owner, James Y. Bryce, Attorney at Law

"I have had the pleasure of working with Carrie Vanston over the course of several years. Carrie gave a great presentation at the World Affairs Council about the importance of creating and growing business cultures that encourage engagement and innovation. The audience was inspired with examples and ideas to bring back to their offices for their own development. I recommend Carrie to other organizations looking to create and grow strong, connected organizations."
~Ben Ramirez III, Executive Director, World Affairs Council

"Carrie delivered an enlightening presentation at the Central Texas Chapter of World Future Society. She shared with us her company's years of research on how businesses can look for novel opportunities and encourage engagement and innovation in their organizations, "
~Anne Boysen, Founder, After the Millennials; Vice President, Central Texas Chapter of World Future Society

"I went to a presentation by Carrie and learned a lot about engagement, collaboration and innovation
in organizations. It was excellent. I highly recommend Carrie as a presenter about these topics!"
~Richard Atkinson, Advisor to Entrepreneurs, Access Creative Power

Carrie Vanston Leadership Presentation Demo Video

  • Lake Travis Chamber Ambassadors
  • Women's Chamber of Texas
  • Central Texas World Future Society
  • West Point Society
  • World Affairs Council
  • Technology Forecasting for Valuation Conference
  • International Multicultural Festival
  • Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District;
  • ​Launch Pad
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