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Brett  Francis

Brett Francis

Stress Management, Communications & Emotional Intelligence Expert, Best-Selling Author

Biography

As a keynote speaker and trainer, Brett Francis has worked with hundreds of corporations to increase the value of their most important asset: their employees. Brett’s forte is enhancing the contribution of each and every employee by helping them boost their emotional intelligence, manage stress more effectively, communicate better despite generational differences, and be fully present when they show up for work. Read More >

For corporate clients, working with Brett creates a more productive workplace where more is accomplished, employee retention is higher because people want to work there, and diversity is embraced for its ability to generate new ideas and perspectives.

Endorsed by Mental Health America, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Mental Health Commission of Australia and other important organizations for her expertise, Brett is a best-selling author who has worked with thousands of individuals.

Corporate audiences especially enjoy the frankness with which she shares her own personal story. Brett has emerged stronger after coping with Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, panic disorder and chronic pain.

Everyone has challenges but some people have more than others. Brett Francis knows this from personal experience. Only now she turns those challenges—her own and other people’s—into assets. Her mantra is “no one is broken” and she means it when she says “our struggles are not our fault.”

Her Not Broken® Radio show is heard on hundreds of stations throughout the globe; she is the bestselling author of Not Broken: How to Overcome Mental Health Challenges and Unlock Your Full Potential. In addition, she hosts the TV series Breaking The Barriers.

She gets the biggest kick out of inspiring individuals who need some help powering through their own issues. But she doesn’t just talk the talk … she walks it.

Some of the challenges that have made Brett a stronger person include Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, childhood bullying, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, an abusive relationship, a miscarriage and depression. 

Brett’s mission is to educate individuals and society at large about mental health and why having mental health issues or a family member with them is a lot more normal than most people think. She wants to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health and disabilities so that those who are coping with such issues realize they are no different than having diabetes or some other common physical ailment. She advocates for greater education and awareness of these common problems. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Speaking Reel

Embracing Challenges

From Challenges to Advantages

A New Way of Looking at Mental Illness

Not Broken

Unlocking Your Full Potential

Speech Topics

Presentations & Training for Managers & Corporate Leaders

In these unprecedented times, are you asking yourself how you continue to adapt and even thrive during and post COVID-19? Many companies continue to struggle to find their way through, so it is more essential than ever to identify and implement the right guidance. Read More >

Brett’s targeted services and trainings focus in on dynamic employee engagement and productivity, building resilience, and effective communication at all levels with the results being that your organization can thrive and embrace the new “normal” moving forward. Read Less ^

  • Working with employees to ensure that they are able to maintain an emotionally healthy work/life balance
  • Team building and cohesion for employees working from home, the office or both who may be feeling disconnected because of an unpredictable work environment
  • How to manage employees working remotely with reduced supervision and guidance
  • Equipping employees to more easily manage uncertain times
  • Addressing the “elephant” in the room when a co-worker tests positive for COVID-19 and dealing with the COVID-19 “stigma”
  • Setting and maintaining reasonable goals and expectations in light of COVID-19

Presentations & Training for Employees

Prior to COVID-19, productivity and stress management were already key factors in economic loss for corporations. With COVID-19, there are now a whole new set of challenges for employees, including managing the inherent stress, fear, doubt, financial uncertainty, feeling disconnected, and managing mental health. Brett’s goal is to help employees thrive in the new “normal.” Read More >

Some common challenges that she will help employees navigate are: Read Less ^

  • Managing home issues and stress and not letting them affect your work negatively
  • Never turning off or unplugging work at home while learning how to manage distractions and stay motivated
  • Integrating and mastering technology issues and organizational learning
  • Focusing on productivity to accomplish some of your best work at home
  • Exacerbating underlying stress and mental health issues due to isolation, fear and uncertainty
  • Managing COVID-19 “stigma”

Helping Employees Achieve Resiliency, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Reduction & Greater Productivity

As a keynote speaker and trainer, Brett Francis has worked with hundreds of corporations to increase the value of their most important asset: their employees. Brett’s forte is enhancing the contribution of each and every employee by helping them boost their emotional intelligence, manage stress more effectively, communicate better despite generational differences, and be fully present when they show up for work. Read More >

For corporate clients, working with Brett creates a more productive workplace where more is accomplished, employee retention is higher because people want to work there, and diversity is embraced for its ability to generate new ideas and perspectives.

Endorsed by Mental Health America, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Mental Health Commission of Australia and other important organizations for her expertise, Brett is a best-selling author who has worked with thousands of individuals.

Corporate audiences especially enjoy the frankness with which she shares her own personal story. Brett has emerged stronger after coping with Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, panic disorder and chronic pain.

Her Not Broken® Radio show is heard on hundreds of stations throughout the globe. She also hosts the TV series Breaking The Barriers. Read Less ^

Turn Challenges into Superpowers

Everyone has challenges but some people have more than others. Brett Francis knows this from personal experience. Only now she turns those challenges—her own and other people’s—into assets. Her mantra is “no one is broken” and she means it when she says “our struggles are not our fault.” Read More >

Her Not Broken® Radio show is heard on hundreds of stations throughout the globe; she is the bestselling author of Not Broken: How to Overcome Mental Health Challenges and Unlock Your Full Potential. In addition, she hosts the TV series Breaking The Barriers.

She gets the biggest kick out of inspiring individuals who need some help powering through their own issues. But she doesn’t just talk the talk … she walks it.

Some of the challenges that have made Brett a stronger person include Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, childhood bullying, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, an abusive relationship, a miscarriage and depression.

Brett’s mission is to educate individuals and society at large about mental health and why having mental health issues or a family member with them is a lot more normal than most people think. She wants to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health and disabilities so that those who are coping with such issues realize they are no different than having diabetes or some other common physical ailment. She advocates for greater education and awareness of these common problems.

Brett is endorsed by Mental Health America, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Mental Health Commission of Australia and other important organizations. Read Less ^

Increase Productivity By Reducing Stress: 3 Steps For A More Successful Business

The pressure to get things done, often on tight deadlines, can lead employees to barricade themselves in their offices and chain themselves to their desks as they forgo meals, breaks and needed fluids. In addition, employees bring to work their stress from home and vice versa. Read More >

Helping employees reduce their stress levels by arming them with the right tools is simply good, compassionate business practice. Read Less ^

  • 5 biggest myths about stress... and how to harness it for your employees emotional well being
  • T.G.I.S. (Thank God it's Stress!): How to value stress as a signal for opportunity
  • Bring it on! 3 keys to master emotions in order to overcome workplace challenges

Advance Team Performance By Improving Communication & Decision Making

A team is only as strong as its weakest link. But sadly, team members are not always on the same page. Poor communication between members can lead to misunderstandings, poor decisions and lost opportunities. However, most of us need some help when it comes to understanding where other people are coming from and what it means to truly listen and be empathetic. Read More >

Help is here. Read Less ^

  • Reasoning with the Un-reasonable: How to find common ground with difficult clients or co-workers
  • Getting them all on the same page: 5 keys to closing communication gaps
  • Word-Play Workshop: An engaging, fun, and interactive training using the power of words to advance team performance

How To Create Connections To Decrease Conflict, Increase Engagement & Retention

Baby boomer, Gen-X, millennial: Every team member needs to feel valued and know that their opinion matters. However, members of different generations may have different values and morals which can make understanding one another more challenging. Read More >

Happily, those challenges can be overcome through greater connection and understanding. Read Less ^

  • You believe whaaat? How supporting your team’s individual values can improve morale and strengthen your organization
  • The power of synergy: How to diffuse conflict through team-building conversations
  • Ways to use "Locked-in listening™" to increase employee engagement and retention and feed workers’ souls

A New Way of Looking at Mental Illness

There’s plenty wrong with the way the public and media talk about mental illness. How can we change the stereotypes and misconceptions people have when they hear the diagnosis of depression, anxiety and the like? In this informative, intriguing and inspiring presentation, Brett will give you the answers you seek for understanding mental health in order to thrive in your personal life, your relationships and your career.

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Self-Care & Emotional Well-Being

Mental health and physical health may seem like two different things but in reality they are interrelated. Learn how to take care of your mental health—the most neglected aspect of modern health—as you discover five compelling hooks to take the weight of the world off your shoulders as you come to grips with the most common misconceptions about health. You’ll also pick up invaluable self-care tips.

Books & Media

Media

Podcast: Not Broken® Radio

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