Kick off your conference with high energy, enthusiasm, and laughter.  Desi Payne, also known as The Attitude Adjuster, helps people adjust their attitudes by teaching them how to survive among lifeless and negative people in the workplace.  Desi is a certified “CPR” trainer for bringing life back to any lifeless attitude.  She is a John Maxwell International leadership trainer and loves to teach leaders how to make connections with people and value them.  She also loves to teach people how to reduce, manage, and eliminate stress in their lives.  As a magician, she uses magic to teach valuable lessons.  As a Nick Vujicic certified speaker, she teaches middle and high school students about their value and worth, and how to become more resilient in life. Desi was also a patient advocate and director of Humor Therapy for a hospital for 22 years.  

Desi is the author of Do You Work with the Living Dead? and Give Me Some Chocolate…I’m Stressed!   She has shared the stage with John Maxwell and opened for Nick Vujicic for an event with 10,000 teens in an open arena in Texas.  She has over 25 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, customer service trainer, patient advocate, and is an award-winning entertainer.  She is married to Craig, her wonderful husband, and has two grown amazing children.




 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Teams struggling with negativity in the workplace
  • People with a bad attitude
  • Employees who act dead and lifeless on the job

 The audience will leave learning:

  • About different workplace “zombies”
  • How to perform CPR on lifeless attitudes
  • How to survive among lifeless and negative people
  • Strategies to use with negative people

*MOST REQUESTED SESSION*  Do you work with people who drag their feet into work, growl and murmur, give blank stares, aren’t engaged with their work, or poison other co-workers? Or maybe they habitually bite and devour others with their words and actions? Do you work with people who suck the very life out of you? Or could you possibly be infected with this epidemic, and you don’t know it? Desi will teach you how to adjust attitudes with this fun and interactive breakout session.

Teddy Roosevelt said, “The most important ingredient for the formula for success is how to get along with other people.” This program emphasizes how important it is to get along with other people and to take your own daily attitude pulse. The results of adjusting attitudes for team members: Boost morale, positive customer service, promote teamwork, increase productivity, increase retention, and create a more positive work environment.


 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Anyone dealing with stress (that’s about everybody!)
  • Senior management
  • Any staff member

 The audience will leave with:

  • ​Strategies to reduce, manage, or eliminate stress
  • Learn how stress affects our minds and bodies
  • “Stress Test” results
  • Learn the “3-L” Strategy (Lifestyle Changes, Let Go, Laugh)
  • Learn how to become more resilient in life
  • Knowing the effects of stress personally & professionally
  • Receive 200 Stressbusters
  • Make an action plan to manage stress

​Nobody is immune to stress. It affects your health, personal life, and professional life.  You will learn to be intentional about taking care of the stress that is robbing you of your happiness and joy.  This is a very educational and FUN session.



 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leaders
  • Senior Management

 The audience will leave with:

  • ​The value of connecting with others
  • The value of valuing others
  • Why leaders MUST make connections
  • Secrets to connecting 

 ​Truly connecting with people requires more than just being a good communicator. Good leaders know how to build a bridge to others by cultivating relationships – that is the foundation to becoming a great leader. Based on best-selling author John Maxwell’s book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect, participants will learn the magic of connecting.  As a John Maxwell leadership trainer, I will help show you as a leader why it’s so important to make the right connections with people.



This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leaders of any organization
  • Aspiring leaders

The audience will leave with understanding:

  • ​How to progress as a leader
  • The “illusion” of leadership
  • How leaders can influence their team
  • How words fuel or destroy your team

​Do you want to be THE PROGRESSIVE LEADER?  Progressive leaders are more than just leaders.  They are progressing to be effective and magnetic leaders whom people love to follow.  Leadership is an illusion for many “bosses” who command or demand but don’t lead. Learn important secrets to progress into a successful leader.



 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Conference kick-offs, closers, and after-lunch events
  • Both men and women
  • Any organization which is seeking good, clean, and solid content

 The audience will leave understanding:

  • ​The benefits of laughter 
  • Why laughter will make you resilient
  • How laughter can boost morale & teamwork
  • How laughter can make you more creative
  • How laughter will hep you progress in life 

​As a natural storyteller, Desi will relay stories that will remind you why laughter is so important.  In the stressful world we live in today, we need a sense of humor more than ever! Laughter will help us all manage that stress and help us through tough times.



 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone who wants more out of life
  • Anyone who needs inspiration to accomplish their dreams
  • Leaders

 The audience will learn:

  • What all dreams require
  • How to live in 3D: Dare to Dream Big, Do It Now, Don’t Give Up
  • How to fail forward

A 3-D movie is bigger than life on the screen, and objects become so real. Like the movie, your dreams and aspirations can become bigger than life and real, too. You will be inspired by this program and encouraged to put your dream to the test and bring it to life. When failure is staring you in the face, learn to overcome those roadblocks and obstacles. You will leave thinking and dreaming big and get your 3D glasses!


Many times we don’t get along with other people because we don’t understand that we are all wired differently.  If we understand that we all work a different pace, think different, and function different, we will work better with other team members.  DISC personality traits show us why we are different.  This session will show you your strong and weak traits which will help you be a success on your job.

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management
  • Leadership teams