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Episode 51:

The Power of Positivity

Amy Kelly and Julie Nee


The Upstream Leader’s Heath Alloway has a crucial conversation with Amy Kelly and Julie Nee from The Jon Gordon Companies about the profound impact of positivity in our professional and personal lives. In a world surrounded by negativity, this episode will help you grow the skill of positivity to make a difference in your own lives, careers, and everyone else around you.

About the Guest

Amy P. Kelly, Vice President, Consulting Services with The Jon Gordon Companies, believes in people and helps them grow. She is the Vice President of Consulting for The Jon Gordon Companies and co-author of “The Energy Bus Field Guide” a roadmap to fueling your life, work, and team with positive energy. Her second book is titled GLUE, A leadership development strategy to bond and unite. Amy was VP of HR for two enterprise technology distribution companies, where she was a part of executive teams successfully selling both organizations. You can find Amy believing in people and partnering to build high-performing leaders and organizations in all aspects of life.

Julie Nee, Vice President of Training with The Jon Gordon Companies, is a leader, author, and passionate teacher of all things positivity. Heart-centered leadership and enthusiasm are her trademarks. Julie brings 25 years of business experience in Sales, Sales Leadership and Marketing, including 19 years at The Hershey Company building business, leading teams, and developing people. Julie has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries to drive positive change into their organizations. In addition to keynote speaking, Julie serves as the Vice President of Training with The Jon Gordon Companies, and is the co-creator of The Power of Positive Leadership training program.

Highlights / Transcript

In this episode we discuss:
  • Why most people tend to focus on negativity more than positivity
  • How negativity can sabotage a career and a team
  • How do we rewire our thought process to overcome the bad days
  • Helping or addressing energy vampires
  • Creating a positive culture, people want to be a part of



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