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Rory Aplanalp

How to be Proactive in a Reactive World: The Ultimate Attitude Adjustment
Rory Aplanalp, Aplanalp Associates, Inc.

Full of emotion and heart, Rory presents practical wisdom in a lively, humorous and highly interactive keynote address. His masterful use of personal anecdotes will have you laughing one moment and deeply moved the next. Packed with ‘take-home’ value, you’ll leave with renewed determination to face all of life’s professional and personal challenges with positive determination!

How you benefit:

  • Personally accept accountability for actions and attitudes
  • Adapt and adjust to change
  • Redirect focus from ‘no control’ to ‘total control’ situations
  • Adopt an ”I’ll Do It” attitude and the self-confidence to make a positive difference
  • Fine-tune when slipping into old ‘reactive’ behavior

About Rory Aplanalp

A professional speaker with well over 6,500 presentations to his credit, Rory Aplanalp has positively impacted the lives of in excess of a million people around the globe. Attendees leave with a renewed commitment to be more proactive in their approach to life and living – both at work and at home.

Rory has a gift of helping you change the way you perceive your choices and the realm of the possible. He accomplishes this through unique learning sessions incorporating his masterful use of humor, personal anecdotes, and real-world business examples passionately delivered for an unforgettable experience. Attendees leave the event armed with new ideas and actions they can do immediately to improve their effectiveness – both professionally and personally.

Rory has lived in and worked in the real world of business. He began his career as an Evans Training Personnel franchise owner, and later, became the National Training Director for all the Evans franchises. He then founded Human Resource Development, a leader in the sales training field. For the past fourteen years, Rory was affiliated with Franklin Covey Company as one of their top presenters.

Today, he is president of StarQuest, a division of Rory Aplanalp & Associates, which offers value-based time management, sales, and human potential seminars and keynotes. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Meeting Professional International & ASTD.

His client list includes a diverse group of associations and organizations including: numerous Financial Associations, Promotional Products Assoc. Int’l, American Apparel and Footwear Association, ExxonMobil, Chase Bank, Crowe Chizek, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, REMAX, AT&T, The Children’s Miracle Network, Hearst Publishing, Nestlé’s, General Motors, U.S. Army, Navy and The Department of Justice, Humana Health, MD Anderson, Stewart Title, and numerous ISD’s.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Rory now resides in Houston and enjoys golf, tennis and spending time with his family. He believes that his greatest success is being able to do something that has a continuing impact on the lives of others and gains his greatest satisfaction in helping people become self-assured, thus enabling them to take control of their lives.

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