EVERMIND’s Chief Life Officer (CLO), Lisa Forrest, has more than fifteen years of experience delivering
key-note addresses on big issues of our time including:
I think her keynote address lasted for almost an hour – but I could have listened for two. Her engagement with the audience was brilliant: she was insightful, funny, inspiring. She had the audience absolutely silent, occasionally in tears one minute, and rolling around with laughter the next.
We had a senior management conference last week and heard from the likes of John McGrath, Adam Spencer (JJJ radio) etc all designed to inspire innovative thinking. It was refreshing last night to hear someone so clearly and colourfully remind us we are individuals, empowered to follow our own path. I went home feeling privileged to have heard her story and continue to reflect on it.
ABN AMRO employees have been fortunate enough to listen to some very high calibre speakers over the last couple of years, but there is no doubt that Lisa was the most inspiring of them all. Her story, her delightful manner, her humour…what a wonderful combination. I have long been a fan, but am even more so now!
Many of the boys who heard her speak have commented very favorably on the ‘life skills’ aspect of her presentation, as have mothers, telling me about their sons’ reactions. Sometimes we forget that the boys need to be able to talk about their emotional lives and hear from an outsider that it is OK to have feelings. I especially thank her for that.