"not just a motivational, 'rah, rah' speaker."

Your audience wants more than another PowerPoint..

They crave deep, life-changing transformation and connection, and CJ McClanahan is the person to make it happen. With more than 25 years experience helping professionals achieve their career goals, along the way I discovered that high-achievers are wired in ways that prevent you from experiencing joy. That is about to change.


Here's a preview of the topics covered in CJ's talks:

Breaking the "Addiction to Achievement"

Reduce stress by redefining success on your terms.

For as long as you can remember, you've worked extremely hard to be the best at what you do. Now you're thriving in a busy career, running your own business, or quickly climbing the corporate ladder. Instead of being satisfied with your progress, every achievement only seems to add more stress and complexity to your life. You're doubting if that voice inside saying "I'll be happy as soon as..." will ever come true. After spending more than 16 years coaching hundreds of talented, driven professionals who face the same challenges, CJ understands the fundamental flaw in how overachievers perceive success and how this limits the enjoyment they actually receive from their accomplishments.

In this provocative conversation, CJ will bring forth compelling solutions to help you:

  • Redefine success on your own terms.
  • Utilize better strategies for you career growth with less stress.
  • Recognize how to intentionally design a professional life you're proud of.
  • Understand how to have more success at work And enjoy the journey you are on.

Can Success Actually Mean Less?

Reduce chaos, prioritize more, and win your day.

Today, you are bombarded with non-stop information, from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you drift off to sleep at night. The "technology revolution" has convinced the world that we should be able to get more done in less time. As a result, we wonder "How can I get everything complete – without having a nervous breakdown?" Believe it or not, it can be done... and it doesn't require sleepless nights and a Prime subscription of RedBull.

In this talk, CJ details proven strategies that help modern professionals regain a reasonable workload and a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing achievement:

  • How do I leave my work (and laptop) at work at the end of the day?
  • How do I say "no" without being a jerk?
  • How do I stay/become productive in an open office environment?
  • How do I focus on the right things and the right times?
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Lori Ebert

Project Director

CJ spoke to our group of 160+ educators on “How to do More with Less Time and Resources” and was a hit! He kept our attention with his energy, sense of humor and motivation. It was very refreshing to get tools to use immediately to make us more proficient with our time."

Peter Dunn

National Radio Host

I can always count on CJ to simplify the complex and help me focus on what's really important."

Janine Soika

Sr. Strategy and Business Development Manager

So many of the partners I've spoken with said they're going to make a concerted effort to implement and act upon the advice you provided during your presentation. Thank you for adding tremendous value to our program. It was a great way to kick off the event!"

"CJ has a talent for moving the needle and ensuring that every time you hear him speak, something sticks with you and actually gets you to change."


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