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Second Chance Living™

“What will you do with your second chance today?” is the question Mercedes poses to general audiences in this transformational program. Her gripping story moves participants to put their lives in perspective and carefully consider how the choices they make profoundly affect their future.
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Get It Right Today, Not Tomorrow

Do your employees and leaders too often operate in Survival Mode, putting out fires and putting off until tomorrow what should be done today? This program powerfully dispels the notion that there will always be a tomorrow in which we can finish today’s unfinished business and moves individuals to work and live with intentionality.
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Safety: Don’t Count on 2nd Chances

Can too much experience be a bad thing? Absolutely…if it leads to complacency. The highly experienced pilots of Flight 965 were lulled into a false sense of security that led to the deaths of 160 people. Mercedes’ one-of-a-kind safety presentation uses the factual account of the crash of Flight 965 as an anchor to drive home the dangers of complacency and the importance of situational awareness.
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Big appreciation for my clients at @SaskPower for inviting me to share my message of #workplacesafety to their team members last week in Saskatchewan (Nipawin). We waited over 2 years when they booked me pre-pandemic and it was worth the wait. #EHS #speaker

French onion soup always comes out molten lava hot. Too hot to eat. But by the time it cools down it’s lost its magic 😂 #Facts

One of the best parts of senior year of high school are all the reunion parties they get to enjoy. 💚 So much fun seeing their middle school classmates all grown up & ready to make their mark in the world. #StRitaCatholic #SpartanPride

When you “lose out” on a job opportunity, a friend leaves your inner circle, or closed doors fill your path denying u what you want — you’re ok. Like a plant, you are being PRUNED. Pruning eliminates a plant from unhealthy growth, diseased branches. Pruning allows u to thrive!

Surround yourself with friends that delight in your victories (no matter how small). Especially when they show love to your kids’ wins & milestones. Those are your people! 🥰

Someone on a call was slurring when speaking and I followed up after just to check on them since I know that can be a sign of a stroke and sure enough it is a health issue. 😨🥺 say something ☝️

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After patiently waiting over 2 years since booking me for a pre-COVID event, I was finally able to join my client friends in Saskatchewan last week in lovely Canada 🇨🇦. Thank you Janelle and Carol for your wonderful hospitality, and a special thanks to Mary Ann with TopSafetySpeakers.ca for diligently making it happen. #EHS #workplacesafety ... See MoreSee Less

After patiently waiting over 2 years since booking me for a pre-COVID event, I was finally able to join my client friends in Saskatchewan last week in lovely Canada 🇨🇦. Thank you Janelle and Carol for your wonderful hospitality, and a special thanks to Mary Ann with TopSafetySpeakers.ca for diligently making it happen.  #EHS #workplacesafety

Being part of something new is a blessing, especially when it’s with phenomenal women who inspire me to be my best every day! 24 Carat Speakers ... See MoreSee Less

Being part of something new is a blessing, especially when it’s with phenomenal women who inspire me to be my best every day!  24 Carat Speakers

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Loved spending my day in Boston with the wonderful students and administrators of Malden Catholic last week. Very grateful for the heartfelt interaction and precious time we shared together! Thank you to the team at Premiere Speakers Bureau for making it happen. ... See MoreSee Less

Loved spending my day in Boston with the wonderful students and administrators of Malden Catholic last week.  Very grateful for the heartfelt interaction and precious time we shared together!  Thank you to the team at Premiere Speakers Bureau for making it happen.

Incredibly thankful to Dr. Inga Musselman, provost, and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas and the #NationalMeritScholars and their Program leaders for hosting me as the keynote speaker last night for their gala. I left inspired and excited for how these brilliant students are going to change the world! #studentsuccess ... See MoreSee Less

Incredibly thankful to Dr. Inga Musselman, provost, and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas and the #NationalMeritScholars and their Program leaders for hosting me as the keynote speaker last night for their gala.  I left inspired and excited for how these brilliant students are going to change the world! #studentsuccess
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