About Motivational Speaker Sandy Geroux, M.S.
Sandy Geroux has learned much of what she knows about respect, humanity and leadership through working in the corporate environment for over 20 years, and then owning her own business and working with many different clients for over 19 more. She has been a student of these topics throughout her careers and has always strived to create WOW experiences for everyone around her. She now put her skills and knowledge to good use as a keynote speaker, trainer and author on these topics to help others do the same.
Sandy delivers motivational keynotes and training programs that help attendees re-kindle employee engagement and deliver exceptional (WOW!") customer experiences by Turning Your Workplace Into a WOWplace®! Her programs focus on creating WOW experiences for customers and employees alike through not only the exciting side of the WOW (innovative products and services), but also the “business” side of the WOW that’s often forgotten or overlooked – where the nuances of service, respect, compassion, and creativity come into play every day in small ways that add up to exceptional experiences for everyone involved.
Several of Sandy’s major accomplishments include:
- Working with all levels of executive management, programmers and system users to design, develop, test and conduct corporate-wide training and Train-the-Trainer programs for a national women’s clothing catalog;
- Conducting customer service training initiatives that led to one client organization reaching never-before-attained customer service award goals, such as 4 consecutive quarters of #1 ratings nationwide, and the organization being invited to customer conferences to share their exceptional customer service practices;
- Coaching real estate professionals who subsequently increased their performance by as much as 300% and more as a result of her coaching;
- Engaging audiences in interactive presentations, facilitated brainstorming sessions, and educational and inspiring programs that inspire attendees to reach higher and change their organizations and their lives for the better.
Sandy is also a singer, and has performed in numerous musical and dramatic stage productions, as well as sung the National Anthem at various sports venues, including Daytona International Speedway. She often includes humorous custom song parodies and inspiring songs in her programs for added impact and connection with her audiences.
Sandy combines real-life entrepreneurial, entertainment, training and speaking experience and knowledge that make her uniquely qualified to not only inspire diverse audiences to achieve the success they desire, but give them practical ideas, tips and tools to help individuals succeed with their personal dreams while helping their organizations accomplish their top- and bottom-line objectives.
Another plus is Sandy’s dynamic speaking style, which has been described by her audiences as enthusiastic, energetic and extremely motivating!
Real Estate Awards:
1995: Century 21 Rookie of the Year for the state of Rhode Island
1997: RE/MAX Executive Club; RIAR Million Dollar Producer
1998: RE/MAX 100% Club; RIAR Million Dollar Producer
1999: RE/MAX 100% Club; RIAR Multi-Million Dollar Producer
1999: #8 Individual RE/MAX Agent in the State of Rhode Island
2012 George Morrisey Lifetime Achievement Award - National Speakers Association - Central Florida Chapter
2010 Ed Peters Past Presidents Service Award - National Speakers Association - Central Florida Chapter
2009 Home-Based Business of the Year - Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce
2007 Board Member of the Year - National Speakers Association - Central Florida Chapter
2006 Rosita Perez Spirit Award - National Speakers Association - Central Florida Chapter
2005 Chapter Member of the Year - National Speakers Association - Central Florida Chapter
Sandy has also received humanitarian and community service awards from numerous civic and community groups, including RESPECT, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Give Kids Safe Shelter, Children's Advocacy Center for Osceola, Inc., Sons of Italy, and Toastmasters International.
Author of three books, Turn Your Workplace Into a WOWplace; It’s My Dream And Who Am I To Stop Me?"(overall performance and achievement), and "Get the Knowledge Out of Technology!" (technology for real estate professionals), and recipient of numerous sales awards, Sandy is a frequent contributor to business and industry magazines, including Entrepreneur, Broker-Agent Pro, NAR’s national and statewide REALTOR Magazines and more, as well as a columnist for The American Society of Administrative Professionals and Progressive Media Publications..
Vocal and Stage Highlights:
In addition to singing in her keynote presentations, Sandy has appeared
in many musical and/or dramatic performances for various theater groups,
Worcester County Light Opera Co.
Uxbridge Song, Thought & Dance Co.
Sandy has also sung repeat performances of our National Anthem at Daytona International Speedway, for audiences of 12,000, as well as for other Central Florida sports venues.
She has recently recorded a motivational music CD entitled, "Don’t Be Afraid To Fly," containing her inspiring keynote songs and humorous custom song parodies, including "Man! I Feel Like A REALTOR!" and others. An original song of the same name as her most recent keynote program entitled "Turn Your Workplace Into a WOWplace!" has just been recorded and released.
Other Relevant Highlights:
Sandy has four years of Systems Analysis/Business Systems Consulting
experience working at a national catalog company as a liaison
between end users and programmers to design and test systems, writing
user manuals, and training users on programs. Sandy was instrumental
in the design, testing, and implementation of their online order entry
system, as well as conducting training of order entry operators and
supervisors and Train-the-Trainer sessions.
For the parent organization of this catalog company, Sandy worked with Executive Management to organize and coordinate annual and quarterly Business Planning activities, documentation and other related activities. She also participated in a company-wide project to analyze and acquire computer and word processing systems for corporate-wide installation.
Sandy is a Past President and Past Academy Dean of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Speakers Association, and Past Chairman of the Small Business Council for the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce.
Giving Back to Her Community:
Sandy currently serves as Vice Chair for Give Kids Safe Shelter and as Fundraising Chair for the Children’s Advocacy Center for Osceola County, Inc.