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The Upside of Fear: Transforming Imposter Syndrome into Strength

Most people see imposter syndrome as a weakness to overcome, a condition that disproportionately impacts women and people of color. Yet despite the downsides, there are some upsides too. What if it can actually be your greatest strength?

Learn how Anthony harnessed imposter syndrome in his journey from Compton as an abuse survivor and foster youth. We’ll explore how to recognize its causes, how to own your accomplishments, and how to move forward productively and with humility.

From this talk, you will:

  • Learn why imposter syndrome makes it harder for you to achieve your true potential
  • Understand how to turn fear into fearlessness
  • Gain practical tools for avoiding the negative effects of imposter syndrome

“Authentic, genuine and instrospective are the words that come to mind.”
Fatima Kargbo-Gathers

How to Harness Trauma to Defy Expectations

In this compelling TEDx Talk, Anthony Mays takes the stage to unravel the enigmatic journey from trauma to success. Drawing from his own life experiences and remarkable transformation, Anthony reveals the profound principles that have guided him from the streets of Compton to becoming a tech influencer and a catalyst for cultural change. Trauma has the power to shatter lives, but what causes some individuals to defy the odds and emerge as inspiring success stories?

Anthony delves deep into the heart of this question, blending the realms of science, faith, and personal narratives to shed light on the transformative journey he undertook. As he shares his personal narratives, you’ll be taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from the challenges he faced growing up in Compton to the triumphs he achieved in the tech industry.

Anthony’s talk challenges conventional wisdom and explores what sets survivors of trauma apart, enabling them not only to excel but also to become agents of change in their communities.

From this talk, you will:

  • Know what causes survivors of trauma to become exceptional individuals
  • Learn three principles that teach you how to change the status quo
  • Understand how to encourage and foster post-traumatic growth 

“Your speech gave me chills, well done brother!”
Scott Dialo

Doing Hard Stuff: A Six-Step Strategy for Solving Any Problem

What does it take to solve problems that no one knows how to solve yet? In an increasingly complex world, today’s professionals are expected to deal with large, ambiguous problems at scale. From tackling intricate business challenges to navigating everyday life dilemmas, our ability to effectively resolve issues determines our success and well-being.

This compelling talk will unveil a powerful six-step problem-solving strategy that empowers you to conquer any obstacle with confidence and finesse. Embark on an enlightening journey of problem-solving mastery as we delve into a step-by-step strategy for solving problems of any kind.

Audiences will come away with a concrete framework for going from zero to hero when confronted with complex challenges. Now is not the time to be afraid of ambiguity. Be the problem solver you were meant to be!

From this talk, you will:

  • Learn a six-step strategy for generalized problem solving.
  • Understand the key habits of effective problem solvers.
  • Gain insights into what the Google interview experience taught Anthony about solving problems in business and life.

“I am already getting pings from folks who thoroughly enjoyed tuning in.”
Program Manager, Salesforce

Share Your Narrative: Using Your Story to Fuel Inclusion

How can you ensure that everyone feels heard in all the noise around DEI? Often, diversity and inclusion work equates to playing “Oppression Olympics.” It’s an endless battle between the loudest, most passionate voices in the room. But what if we could engage every person in the work of building a more inclusive organizations?

Anthony will unfold a time-tested strategy for cultural engagement through narrative sharing. Discovered during his time building inclusive culture at Google, this powerful framework leverages authenticity and vulnerability to connect people together.

Get ready for this interactive, thought-provoking, and life-changing workshop. Embark on a journey that will teach participants to find their voice and join the work.

From this talk, you will:

  • Know how to participate in the work of building inclusive cultures.
  • Understand how to craft a personal narrative that invites others to join you in the work.
  • Build genuine allyship and understanding with others who may be different from you.
  • Employ effective strategies for utilizing your narrative in different contexts

“Anthony was thought-provoking, inspiring, powerful, and gracious. People really seemed to gravitate toward his condor and openness. We have only received the most positive of comments about him.”
Anonymous, Alter Domus