What people are saying after hearing Greg Yates speak on professional career revitalization:
I wish I had met Greg Yates sooner. I came out of Cornell Law School in 1984. And even though I was very ‘successful,’ the nearly three decades I spent as a trial lawyer never deeply satisfied me. Greg is a powerful speaker, trainer and coach; he understands well this predicament. As advisor and mentor, as someone who has walked his talk, he can guide you along the path to real professional fulfillment. Our lives are way too short to muddle through in work that doesn’t rock our world. If you’re not waking up every day excited and on fire about your life and your profession, you need Greg.
If you’ve ever dreamt about pursuing a career that truly spoke to you, Greg will inspire you to stop considering and start doing. His own personal stories resonated so much with me…that outside appearances of success are sometimes not enough and the wisdom you’ve gained from years of experience can serve others and yourself by pursuing something that is true to your talents, ethics and passions. Greg’s dry wit, amazing honesty and personal success will help you make the positive changes that are uniquely right for you.
Greg opens your eyes to living your best life. Lessons from his own professional conflicts and his inspirational message will have you leaving prepared to handle your most important decisions. He is warm and convincing.
After I heard Greg speak I felt more committed than ever to pursuing my dreams and not allowing my fears to stand in my way. He tells the story of how he decided to give up the trappings of success in exchange for a more uncertain path … but one that is leading to personal satisfaction and significance. He inspired me with his courage and charmed me with his honesty and wit.
The hard truths behind Greg’s outwardly stellar success as a highly paid New York City attorney at the top levels of the corporate ladder provide a rare insight into the reality of the emptiness and frustration that greet so many who reach these lofty heights.
Greg’s compelling use of a theater metaphor was a powerful and ironic window to hear the story of his rise to a corner office overlooking Broadway’s theater district and how easily compromise and disengagement can derail genuine success on our own terms.
By giving us solid pillars on which to base a more honest and fulfilling life, Greg gave us both the why and the how to make simple, do-able shifts that in many cases will be literally life-saving.