Keynote Talks

An artfully crafted and passionately delivered talk can be a game changer. Whether you are looking to inspire your team, set the right tone for a conference, or spark some innovative thinking, Higher Ground can create a customized address to achieve your goals.

Custom Keynote Talks Guaranteed to Inspire Excellence

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Everyone kept saying; ‘We want more!

Amanda, Higher Ground Keynote Attendee

At times, I thought you were talking to me and that we were engaged in this conversation. I know I can use that back at work and that this will help me.

Ed, Higher Ground Keynote Attendee

Why Darrell?

Who can you trust to speak to your organization leaving them aligned, motivated and inspired to make sustainable, palpable change? Darrell Hammond is often brought in to be a credible voice to improve performance, communication and teamwork that encourages people at all levels to embrace change.

Want to accelerate your professional and personal development? Then you’ll want to engage Darrell Hammond, Sr. as your executive coach, facilitator, team builder or conference speaker.

Accessing over 30 years of experience in leadership, individual, team and organizational development, Darrell/Higher Ground (HG) provide proven practical applications and strategies to reach a hi-performance mindset and hi-performance outcomes.

The difference between HG and other development coaches/companies is the intense personal commitment of founder, Darrell Hammond, Sr. combined with decades of designing growth and development plans and protocols of all sizes, shapes and challenge levels.

Utilizing metaphor, experiential learning, powerful listening and questioning, Darrell customizes every engagement to meet or exceed the needs and outcomes of each client. This is why customer satisfaction, repeat business and referrals keep the schedule full of development assignments that help Darrell serve people who are serving people.

Darrell is looking forward to connecting with you and helping you create amazing experiences and powerful moments for your audience and event!

Connect with Darrell

The following hallmarks are what clients find most valuable about his in-demand speaking style:

Customized
Unless asked to do so, Darrell never delivers the same talk twice. He becomes highly involved with the organizational need or event theme and desired outcomes and designs a message that is customized and weaves seamlessly into the fabric and DNA of the event.

Engaging
Darrell’s combination of delivering hard-hitting content, integrating humor, sharing powerful stories, and data leaves participants wanting more and wishing the session was longer.

Actionable
Darrell’s content is amazingly practical. Participants leave with notes and practical next-steps to implement into their life, teams and leadership immediately.

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Choose from Darrell’s most requested…

Keynote Talks
Workshops
Retreat Facilitation

INSPIRATIONAL / MOTIVATIONAL KEYNOTE TOPICS

Compelling And Inspirational Talks With Practical Applications For All Listeners

Pivot

Who doesn’t run into obstacles from time to time? The question is how do we perceive these impediments that slow or stop our progress? Let’s explore the magic of ‘planting’ and ‘pivoting’ to help navigate these challenges and keep us moving toward our goals.

Stories Combined With Coaching to Reach Your Peak Performance

Lessons From The South Pole

Learn powerful and impacting lessons from the adventures of a prolific polar explorer Sir Earnest Shackleton about leadership, teamwork, embracing change, prioritizing, and optimism in the face of unrelenting life threatening challenges. These leadership lessons are used in MBA schools as leadership curriculum.

Journey Into The Unknown / “Be Outstanding!”*

Learn how going blind turned into a life-long passion to Be Outstanding. Hear the story of a blind ultra-runner’s amazing record breaking run across America and how you too can overcome the challenges that come your way.

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Peak Perspectives For Life*

There are no limits to what we can achieve. Listen to stories of climbing some of the highest summits in the world. These compelling adventures require, preparation, trust, teamwork, courage, integrity and more. This story shares the first blind ascent of Mt. Everest (29,035).

* These real-life stories are told by ultra-athletes who actually accomplished feats that most of us can only dream about. The stories are bookended using a skilled performance coach/facilitator (Darrell) to help prepare the audience to engage with the story and closes with a variety of strong coach-like challenges to all listeners based on the theme of the clients choosing.

WORKSHOPS

Dealing with Difficult People

Growth In Spite
Of Difficult People

Good Thinking

Thinking Patterns
Influence Persuasion

Indispensable

A Deep Dive Into Traits,
Styles, Values & Tactics

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Got Ethics?

A Values Based Examination
of Who We Are Becoming

iNflo͝oəNz

Influence: How To Get It,
Use It and Keep It

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Resilience

Navigate change, risk,
volatility and uncertainty

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Overcoming Team/Organizational Dysfunction

Building Trust, Mastering Conflict, Achieving Commitment,
Embracing Accountability, Focusing on Results

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Schedule a conversation today about a keynote talk.

Thank you for taking the time to help us make Darrell’s program at your event a success. With some valuable input from you, Darrell will tailor his presentation to fit your goals and objectives. Although Darrell does not use a standard template for his programs, he would like to customize his presentation for your group. Please forward a high resolution jpeg of the logo you’d like him to include on his media presentation to [email protected].

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