People exceptionally talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.
You are a reflection of the company you keep--so I assume that means I am smart, interesting, fun, and generous because the Bravo cc team is all of these things and more!
When I set out to build the Bravo cc team, I looked for powerful partnerships.
My maximizer strength lit up with the possibility of forming a SUPER HERO JUSTICE LEAGUE of coaches, speakers, facilitators, and consultants who are committed to taking something good and making it great. But it was more than that--I looked long and hard to find people who were not just smart. Our team is led by a kind of generosity and authenticity that can be hard to come by. We share the same values and want to make the world better. And we are really, really, really, super-duper, knock your socks off great at this work!
Hello! I’m Libby Spears. For over 20 years, I’ve had the good fortune of building a successful career and business around my two favorite things: Communication and leadership. Not only do I educate and speak for a living, I have a blast doing it! That’s because if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to connect with an audience in a way that’s transformational and entertaining at the same time.
So, how did I get here? Like a lot of kids with a mile-wide precocious streak, I struggled in school to keep my mouth shut and was a near constant challenge to my teachers. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in my principal's office. In high school, I joined the speech and debate team and found that place in the world where I belonged. I attended Texas Tech University and finished my degree in communication studies. I loved college and being a student, so I moved to Denton, TX where I earned a master's degree in communication studies. I taught college for ten years and after an unexpected consulting contract fell in my lap, I took a chance and started Bravo Communication and Consulting, or Bravo cc for short. I had no idea what it took to start a business so I got to Google'ing. Today I work with professionals all over the world from across a number of industries and backgrounds, teaching them to be game changers in the marketplace by taking their communication skills seriously. I love what I do and pinch myself daily that I get to work with people who are driven to succeed.
LIBBY'S THREE WORDS: EDUCATE, LIBERATE, ENTERTAIN.
GRANDE VANILLA LATTE
STRENGTHS: INPUT, STRATEGIC, FUTURISTIC, CONNECTEDNESS, MAXIMIZER
LOVE LANGUAGE: ACTS OF SERVICE
ENNEAGRAM: (3) ACHIEVER
Diane joined the Bravo cc team in 2015 as our professional and executive coach as well as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She loves teaching people how to move through fear, gain confidence, clarity, and courage, get results with velocity, break through barriers and ask for what you want and get it. And she is REALLY REALLY good at it too! Her listening skills are second to none and she possesses a rare intuitive ability to ZERO in on the thing that is the thing. Like the real thing, not the surface level stuff, but the real stuff, the hard stuff--those things that are holding us back from true success.
Diane's style is disarming and she builds trust fast and easily, creating the right environment to speak out loud your BIGGEST dreams. Together, you create a plan to get there. Diane does not hesitate to hold you accountable. She will energize you and keep you focused to find the way forward.
DIANE'S THREE WORDS: SPEAKER, COACH, RULE BREAKER
Jenny joined the Bravo cc team in 2017 when I invited her to collaborate with me as my research partner on a Generations in the Workplace project. We both share an affinity for this topic and Millennials in particular. It makes sense as we made the college classroom our home for many years--starting at the same time that Millennials were coming to the college campus.
Jenny is a master facilitator--and that is not a term I use for many people. It takes YEARS to reach this level and for the last fifteen years she has done just that as a college professor, teaching communication studies courses.
She quickly distinguished herself among her peers not just for her facilitating talent, but also her ability to organize, grow, and execute an annual scholar conference at her campus. In 2017 the conference attracted more than 3,000 students and faculty from across the country to share their research.
Jenny has a fierce sense of humor and a Mid-Western sensibility that allow her to quickly connect and get to work--because there are important things to accomplish.
JENNY'S THREE WORDS: PREPARE, PRACTICE, PRESENT
Rachel joined the Bravo cc in 2019 to assist the team in marketing and visual design work. She has worked in marketing and multimedia for the last 13 years in an array of industries including, banking, public education, higher education, corporate, collectibles and more. She has overseen large scale events, managed international marketing campaigns and worked with production companies around the world.
She works with Bravo CC producing graphics, photography, videography, and marketing materials. She enjoying having opportunities to be creative and to utilize her skillset to bring a visual aspect to a project.
Rachel has a passion for eduction. She sees herself as a life-long learner and aspires to also help others learn and grow in their endeavors.