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Busyness Seems Innocent (Even Righteous) But Really It’s Incredibly Dangerous

Help Your Audiences See “Busy” Not as a Badge of Honor, But as the Problem that Undermines Productivity, Profitability, and Sustainable Work-Life Integration

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Courtney Spencer has inspired professional audiences and attendees at TED-style events with her dynamic and empowering talks and trainings designed to raise awareness of the rapid increase in cases of anxiety and depression in children and adults. Courtney’s talks are often cited as “most popular” by event planners because her calls to action are both inspiring and action based. Audiences who hear Courtney speak know they have the power to take control of their lives and prosper in a sustainable way.

Her engaging and empathetic speaking style creates space for people to acknowledge their own struggles and learn important steps to break free from the busy filled stupor life and work can too easily become. Audiences feel more engaged and motivated after a workshop or training with Courtney because she expertly facilitates breakthroughs that leave audiences with a toolkit they can draw from to be happier and more productive at work and at home.

Courtney has been a sought after speaker in the area of special education law for years. She earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While there, she interned for Connecticut Legal Services, was the community outreach director for the Public Interest Law Group and interned at the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

What Makes Courtney Different

Courtney Spencer helps high achieving men and women create freedom and cultivate resilience in their work and lives. She regales audiences with stories and guidance that uncovers in them tangible relief (that alternatives exist to being chronically busy) and fierce hope that their anxiety can diminish. Her unique skill-set and delivery style, honed from years of advocating for children with disabilities in her special education law practice, allows audiences to see and experience that being a high achiever is possible without sacrificing everything in return for success.

Keynote and Workshop Topics

Successfully Integrate Work and Life As a High Performer

It’s no longer possible (if it ever was) to completely separate work from the rest of your life. Courtney shares the inspiring story of what she learned when the effects of crippling anxiety, fueled by years of nonstop busyness, resulted in a health scare that no one could diagnose – and required several weeks of downtime – during which she completely restructured the way she lived and worked. Looking back on that experience as a “life-changing red flag,” Courtney offers deep encouragement and insanely practical advice to move forward, whether your anxiety stems from financial stability, personal relationships, or professional success. When high achievers commit to cultivating resilience rather than “busyness,” it becomes possible to sustain a state of happiness and fulfillment that allows success to feel deeply meaningful and satisfying.

Reduce Stress In the Workplace For Increased Productivity

In this highly interactive workshop, Courtney takes participants through her pragmatic, highly effective framework for managing stress and anxiety in the workplace. Blending schools of thought from productivity to psychology, Courtney guides participants to pinpoint what she calls “life-changing flags” that cause them to feel stressed – so they can not only manage stress and anxiety but start to uncover the root cause.

Participants leave with strategies they can implement immediately to handle daily stressors from a proactive rather than reactive perspective.

This workshop can help companies:

  • Foster more engaged and productive employees
  • Reduce the number of employee sick days
  • Create and maintain a happier more positive culture
  • Show they genuinely care about their people

“Courtney captivated me from the very beginning! Her sincere, vulnerable and playful message of wearing busyness as a badge of honor resonated with me instantly. Her warm presence drew the audience into her story and helped us connect it back to our lives. I appreciated her thoughtful and inspirational perspective on how to shift such a common struggle in our society.”

Queirra Fenderson
Certified Ambition Coach

“Courtney Spencer has an incredibly timely message for many of us who are overwhelmed, overworked, and who never stop ‘doing’. She helps her audience examine their lives and whether their busyness is stealing their happiness, yet reminds them they are not alone and gives guidance for building a more healthy lifestyle. Her calm, powerful reserve of inner strength and wisdom is a testament to the resilience she urges audiences to build. I highly recommend Courtney as a speaker for standalone meetings or as part of any program for busy professionals.”

Cathy Norris, MA
Leadership Development Coach, Trainer, & Speaker

“As a therapist who works with kids with anxiety, Courtney’s message is both pertinent and essential for busy kids and even busier adults. Courtney speaks to a new paradigm of honestly evaluating our priorities to access true happiness beyond busy. This is an important message in our culture of lack that leads to anxiously doing, robbing us of healthy relationships to ourselves, others, money, health and every other aspect of life. Thank you, Courtney, for your brave and funny delivery of a taboo topic.”

Heather Gunther, MA

“Courtney’s talk spoke wonders to me. As someone who is a creative, I constantly burn out and push my boundaries. After her talk, I realized how much pressure I put on myself to do more in my life and business that I burn out time after time. I felt so inspired by her talk that I started to look at my life and think of ways I could start taking those intentional steps to create a happier well-balanced lifestyle.”

Courtney Bentley, Behavioral Change Specialist, Host of The Fit Fierce and Fabulous Podcast

“As a high achieving professional who is often too hard on myself, Courtney’s talk struck a chord with me – and I trusted her immediately. The stories she shared made me feel like she was inside my head and her examples were true to life and at times laced with edgy humor. Her years of professional experience combined with breathtaking awareness and relevant insights ensured that we walked away feeling great about ourselves and with doable action items from someone who walks her talk! Listening to Courtney changed my perspective on what is possible for me in terms of integrating work with life, being happy pursuing meaningful goals, and enjoying my life more in the process.”

Stefanie Frank
Copywriter | Copy Consultant | Speaker

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