|          a remarkable personal and professional journey with Chris Trout

Inspired Leaders & Life Changers Masterclass

an online video workshop to help you powerfully engage, empower and inspire – starting with you!

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Work at your own pace

I get it! 

  • Too often, “getting it done” overrides making it fun.
  • Way too often, you’re more tired than inspired. 
  • You had a vision, but it somehow got lost in “what is.”
  • You wanted to do this one differently, but…
  • And the clock is ticking on your life!

 But it doesn’t have to be this way!

  • What if you could do it the way you intended?
  • What if everyone felt excited and proud and fully invested?
  • What if your vision and energy were palpable – and contagious?
  • What if you knew exactly where to start and what to do next?
  • What if you were truly aligned with you… in spirit… in-spired.

There is a different way!

Inspired Personal Leadership is a different way of thinking and seeing. It changes what comes next by building on what is strong, right and powerful. Clarity, courage and inspired action no longer feel “out there;” they are right here, right now, in this moment. And it sounds like joy, enthusiasm, excitement, commitment and community. (Can you hear it?)

Join me for this spirited, challenging and life changing online workshop. By the time you complete the workshop, you will…

Know what matters most (
You’ll understand that leading well is not about getting all the people, circumstances and time in the perfect configuration. Instead, you’ll focus on a few critical actions designed to fully engage others and build momentum in the desired direction.
Focus on strengths & follow the energy (read more 🔽))
You’ll understand that strengths create energy, and you’ll seek to maximize that energy, while minimizing and managing weakness – both for yourself and for your team. You’ll master the art of tilting the work in favor of this energy.
Engage the artist in everyone (read more 🔽))
You’ll know how to nurture a team of people who recognize when they are in their “lizard brain,” and know how to shift to the “artist brain” and get things done!
Articulate an irresistible WHY and a compelling vision (read more 🔽))
You’ll “get it” that nothing inspired happens without a “why” that defines its edges, and a vision that sees beyond the horizon. You’ll know how to create a “why” that is both infectious and energizing.”
Clear the clutter so others can do their best work (read more 🔽))
You’ll see and name the nonsense and the unnecessary. You’ll master the art of being the buffer between the nonsense and the work, and you’ll know how to equip and empower your team to navigate this paradoxical space.

Can you imagine it? Come make it so!

About Chris Trout

A visionary speaker, author and mentor, Chris Trout has spent a lifetime exploring the nature of unrecognized strengths, resilience and the growth mindset with extraordinarily diverse populations. He has ignited audiences from inner city Los Angeles to rural Canada, and his writings and recordings have inspired professionals from New Zealand to South Africa. He now brings this lifetime of inspired wisdom to the lives of personal leaders like you – people who see more, want more and strive for more. You can find Chris savoring his life and work on the beautiful southern coast of Maine. 

“After completing this workshop, I feel ready to own my brilliance and have the confidence to take my leadership to the next level.  I look forward to inspiring my team and changing my community for the better.” 

~ Shirar Patterson, Senior Vice President and COO, United Way of Eastern Maine, Bangor

Let me paint the picture…

This dynamic workshop content includes video, audio, PDFs, resource links, and much more, including a Discussion Forum and a Q&A section to chat with me.

One the workshop platform opens on March 21, 2017, you can start whenever you like and work at your own pace. You have 24/7 access for as long as you need, and you can return to material as often as you like.

For your convenience, the workshop is broken into bite-size chunks (video lessons are 5-10 minutes). Each of the eight modules modules includes one or more video presentations and most include printable materials to help you track your insights. There is even a cool little tool that keeps track of your progress and sends you reminders, if you like.

The initial modules explore the big themes that will guide our work and challenge old ways if thinking. They’re dynamic and engaging and will certainly change the way you think! Then…

What do lizards and artists have to do with being inspired (and creative, problem-solving, energized and brilliant)? We’ll go deep into what holds you back and what moves you forward.

Now, it’s time to look at what’s different about the strengths of inspired and successful people. You’ll discover different ways to tune into your strengths (and distinguish them from your “learned competencies). If you choose to complete the StrengthsFinder Profile, you’ll see your StrengthsFinder results in a new light and figure out what it all means in the context of your personal and professional life. (Lots of surprises here!) You’ll learn how to maximize your strengths, minimize or manage your weaknesses, and do the same for others. And (cue the scary music) you’ll claim your own brilliance and discover how to follow that energy!

With this foundation, you’ll name your why (and why it matters) and articulate your vision so powerfully, you’ll get goosebumps. You’ll name what matters most and learn to buffer the nonsense and clutter that distracts you.

Finally, you’ll design the web of support that will allow you to sustain this new way of seeing, and name what will you do first when you leave our wonderful day and return to “reality.”

Through it all, I will be there to answer your questions, offer tips – and you never know when I will host a live Q&A session!

Just like at the live workshop, you’ll want to prepared to laugh at yourself and go deep inside, find relief and challenge what you thought was true, be the learner and share your brilliance.

And if you want to add 1:1 coaching with me, you’ll have that opportunity both when you register and inside the workshop portal.

“As a leader, my goal is to strengthen and grow the people I surround myself with. I sent one of my associates, who was wanting more for himself professionally, to Chris’ workshop. The aftermath… was astounding. He was able to step back and recognize not only his strengths, but his weaknesses. Combined with a newfound inspiration from the seminar, the outcome has been amazing. He has not only been promoted to a leadership position, but is now one of the strongest team members we have. I attribute a big part of his success to attending this seminar.”

~ Courtney Freeman, Senior Executive Director, Northbridge Companies

Here is what you’ll get with your registration:

#1  The comprehensive online workshop platform, with dynamic learning via video, audio, text, slides, multimedia and more.

#2  All the same valuable worksheets and materials we use at the live event, plus a few more!

#3  Bonus downloadable audio clips, not available at the live workshop.

#4  A private, moderated discussion group, where you can engage with your peers and alumni of both the live and online workshop.

#5  Online Q&A section moderated personally by yours truly.

#6  Pop-up live Q&A sessions with me. 

#7  The chance to complete your Clifton StrengthsFinder Profile online, which will return your Top 5 Signature Strengths, for just $15, which also includes a complimentary digital download of Tom Rath’s NY Times best-selling book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, as well as several other downloadable resources. (This is included if you registered before March 21, 2017.)

#8  The opportunity to add 1:1 coaching with me at reduced cost. You may schedule this session either before or after the workshop.

#9  Coffee, tea and snacks? You’ll have to provide those yourself. But no one will care if you eat while you learn!

“Chris Trout has been instrumental in the transformation of our workplace culture. Over the past 3 years, Chris has spoken at our management and executive level retreats, each time guiding us to be our best selves while igniting an overwhelming energy of excitement for what could be. Not only have our employees grown as individuals and in their personal lives but our company has expanded into a team that works together with integrity and passion as we fearlessly think outside of the box.

Chris possesses an aura of ease, trust and honesty that makes his work genuine. I have never met a person who could make others feel so grounded while challenging them to reach for the stars.” 

~Teri Nickerson, (former) Director of Human Resources, Stanford Management, Portland, Maine

Add a Full Engagement Kickstart Jam Session now and save $150

Sometimes we need to get out of our own heads. Imagine having 90 minutes with me, one-on-one, to go deep into the specific challenges you face as a leader, a team, an organization. That is the Full Engagement Kickstart Jam Session. Normally, this session is $250. You can add it to your registration for just $100. Just email me at chris@strengthsinfocus.com.

How do we meet?
We can meet right on your computer, via Zoom high-quality video conferencing, or we can meet by phone.

Can I have others with me during the session?
Sure. I am happy to meet with you, your team, or any combination of people you choose. This is your time.

Why is this called a jam session?
Because it can be as focused or far reaching as you want and need. We can go deep into a single issue or filter through your laundry list of challenges. Work on your communication, better understand your strengths and style, or nail your vision and plan of action. Or perhaps you want to problem-solve specific conflicts, relationships or structural challenges. The agenda is all yours.

Why is it called a Kickstart session?
Because it is designed to move you and/or your team off the dime and in the direction you want to go; to break the logjams, dissolve the barriers and create momentum. Your session is designed to create movement and stimulate inspired action

And why is it called Full Engagement?
Because that is the goal. When you and your team are fully engaged and committed, you are unstoppable. Full Engagement means full of energy, innovation, creative problem-solving, teamwork and vision. Most important, Full Engagement is self-reinforcing; it produces its own energy and keeps you moving forward.

To schedule your Jam Session, email me at chris@strengthsinfocus.com.
I’ll contact you to schedule your session at your convenience.

“Chris’ work is different from anything I’ve experienced before.

~ Carol Langner, Executive, Alberta, Canada

Still not sure?

  • Q:  Should I spend the money?
    • A: This is a special price that is unlikely to be offered again.
    • A: You get 24/7 access to the online version of this workshop, including 17 videos, 14 downloadable PDFs, 8 audio clips, direct access to Chris, a community discussion forum, and more, for as long as you need. 
    • ‘Nough said!
  • Q: Is this the right time?
    • A: There is something about an “I’m in!” spirit that increases all the benefits of this workshop. All in. Both feet. Whole-hearted. 
  • Q:  Will it really get me what I want/need?
    • A: That, of course, is up to you. But rest assured, these insights and tools can transform the way you live and lead – both professionally and personally.
  • Q: Do I have the time?
    • A: The best thing about the online workshop is that you can do it at your own pace, anytime day or night.
    • A: A question for you: Are you spending your time “getting it done” or really making a difference? Give yourself this gift and you’ll find that you and time are getting along much better – and getting more of the right stuff done.

Still have questions?

Email me at chris@strengthsinfocus.com or call (207) 767-2024.