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Terri Trespicio
Terri Trespicio, award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor and creator of Tapped to Speak

“It’s one thing to be have a powerful insight, and it’s another to be able to communicate it—and this is Krishna’s strength. With the mind of an engineer and the heart of an entrepreneur, he’s a fascinating speaker, one of the rare few who can lay bare the complexities and behaviors of the human mind, and explain why we do what we do. Then he’ll show you how to pair actions with insights so that you don’t just come away knowing what your problem is, but change how you see it and solve it for yourself.” — Terri Trespicio

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I enjoy speaking to audiences all over the country and the world because I am a firm believer that the most effective way to improve our society is to improve our judgment and choice-making skills.

  • Beyond IQ and EQ: Judgment quotient and why you need better judgment to succeed in the modern workplace. “Why did I do that?” You’ve probably asked yourself this—many times. You can’t take back what you say or do. But you can prevent making regrettable choices—if you’re aware of them in the moment. It doesn’t matter how high your IQ is. Or your EQ, for that matter. Being smart and emotionally attuned will only take you so far. In this entertaining and educational session, Krishna explains the concept of Judgment Quotient, or JQ, or your ability to make a choice in the heat of the moment—at work and everywhere else.
  • Driven & Restless: Better Choice-making for the Entrepreneur. When you work for yourself, you have more choices to make—and there’s a lot more at stake for every one of them. And as a Navy Seal once said, when we’re under pressure and in the heat of the moment, “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.” Being able to both be aware of and make better choices is critical to the future of your business. Find out how to do both better.
  • Executive leadership from the ground up: Why you shouldn’t pour all your resources into top-level management—and what to do instead. Allocating all your energies to training the leaders and ignoring the rest of the organization is like focusing only on the shepherd and forgetting the herd. Why supervision is an oxymoron.
  • Accelerating business growth without losing time and profit to stupid mistakes and people problems: From getting overwhelmed with the big decisions and not taking action on choices that are available in the moment. Highlight the impact of seemingly inconsequential everyday choices—not just the big ones—on both our professional and personal lives. How to stop micromanaging people while improving performance.
  • Facilitating Better Financial Decisions: Understanding, and Wielding, the Anatomy of Choice and Judgment for your Clients (and Yourself) in Uncertain Times. Juggling our priorities — both professional and personal can be daunting. In order to be relevant, leaders must focus on growth and innovation; not on supervising basic employee tasks and day-to-day activities. We simply cannot afford to rely solely on the old school of trial and error or experience-based learning.We have to seek out methods to accelerate experiential learning—reducing the time to insights and converting insights to actions.
Harvey Young, Franklin Covey
Harvey Young, Business Outcomes Practice Leader, Franklin Covey

““When EF Hutton speaks, people listen.” Krishna is my EF Hutton, and I suspect that he serves in the same way for many people. Spending a day with him is often not enough, and yet your concern for this gentle and giving soul makes you know that he must be shared with the world, and therefore, you recognize that the time you spend is precious and not to be used selfishly. Anyone in Krishna’s presence comes away better than they were when they started.” — Harvey Young

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Are you chasing pleasure or avoiding pain? Watch out for the PIG & APE running your life!

Mt. Lebanon School District

ENTER THE ALPHAZONE: Mastering Judgment in Decision-Making

Every single day we have a mind-boggling number of opportunities to demonstrate our power to choose. However, in these moments we are not always exercising our judgment effectively or consciously. In this talk, Krishna Pendyala offers an alternative to the inefficient trial and error method. He deconstructs one of life's most overlooked and vital skills: the ability to exercise conscious judgment and make values-based choices at work, at home and everywhere in between.

You got IQ. What about JQ? Judgment and Choice-making in Uncertain Times

Fierce competition and the impact of technology have heightened the need to respond quickly while improving the quality of our in-the-moment choices. This is not an easy task, especially with the increasing complexity in managing all the demands in our lives. In order to be relevant, leaders must focus on growth and innovation; not on supervising basic employee tasks and day-to-day activities. The easiest way to accomplish this is to focus on judgment skills in addition to job skills.

2 Days at a Time: Taking Charge of your Crazy Life

Living one day at a time may sound good, but it can end up undermining our bigger goal: To have a life we want and that feels worth living. So, live two days at a time. Why? If we only live to get through today, it’s a mad dash to the finish, with no thought to our ultimate goal—building a life of meaning and worth. You don’t get there by doing the least you can. Only when you can plan and live at least two days at a time can you set yourself up for a better tomorrow—and a better life.

Improve Your JQ: Master the ABC(D)s of Judgment

We simply cannot afford to rely solely on the old school of trial and error or experience-based learning. We have to seek out methods to accelerate experiential learning—reducing the time to insights and converting insights to actions. We also have to reduce the gap between our intentions and behaviors. The good news is that these are skills that can be mastered with a disciplined approach by systematically reflecting on our assumptions, beliefs, conditioning, and drives.

Terri Trespicio
Terri Trespicio, award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor and creator of Tapped to Speak

“It’s one thing to be have a powerful insight, and it’s another to be able to communicate it—and this is Krishna’s strength. With the mind of an engineer and the heart of an entrepreneur, he’s a fascinating speaker, one of the rare few who can lay bare the complexities and behaviors of the human mind, and explain why we do what we do. Then he’ll show you how to pair actions with insights so that you don’t just come away knowing what your problem is, but change how you see it and solve it for yourself.” — Terri Trespicio

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Barron's Top Advisors

Topics

I enjoy speaking to audiences all over the country and the world because I am a firm believer that the most effective way to improve our society is to improve our judgment and choice-making skills.

  • Beyond IQ and EQ: Judgment quotient and why you need better judgment to succeed in the modern workplace. “Why did I do that?” You’ve probably asked yourself this—many times. You can’t take back what you say or do. But you can prevent making regrettable choices—if you’re aware of them in the moment. It doesn’t matter how high your IQ is. Or your EQ, for that matter. Being smart and emotionally attuned will only take you so far. In this entertaining and educational session, Krishna explains the concept of Judgment Quotient, or JQ, or your ability to make a choice in the heat of the moment—at work and everywhere else.
  • Driven & Restless: Better Choice-making for the Entrepreneur. When you work for yourself, you have more choices to make—and there’s a lot more at stake for every one of them. And as a Navy Seal once said, when we’re under pressure and in the heat of the moment, “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.” Being able to both be aware of and make better choices is critical to the future of your business. Find out how to do both better.
  • Executive leadership from the ground up: Why you shouldn’t pour all your resources into top-level management—and what to do instead. Allocating all your energies to training the leaders and ignoring the rest of the organization is like focusing only on the shepherd and forgetting the herd. Why supervision is an oxymoron.
  • Accelerating business growth without losing time and profit to stupid mistakes and people problems: From getting overwhelmed with the big decisions and not taking action on choices that are available in the moment. Highlight the impact of seemingly inconsequential everyday choices—not just the big ones—on both our professional and personal lives. How to stop micromanaging people while improving performance.
  • Facilitating Better Financial Decisions: Understanding, and Wielding, the Anatomy of Choice and Judgment for your Clients (and Yourself) in Uncertain Times. Juggling our priorities — both professional and personal can be daunting. In order to be relevant, leaders must focus on growth and innovation; not on supervising basic employee tasks and day-to-day activities. We simply cannot afford to rely solely on the old school of trial and error or experience-based learning.We have to seek out methods to accelerate experiential learning—reducing the time to insights and converting insights to actions.
Harvey Young, Franklin Covey
Harvey Young, Business Outcomes Practice Leader, Franklin Covey

““When EF Hutton speaks, people listen.” Krishna is my EF Hutton, and I suspect that he serves in the same way for many people. Spending a day with him is often not enough, and yet your concern for this gentle and giving soul makes you know that he must be shared with the world, and therefore, you recognize that the time you spend is precious and not to be used selfishly. Anyone in Krishna’s presence comes away better than they were when they started.” — Harvey Young

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Are you chasing pleasure or avoiding pain? Watch out for the PIG & APE running your life!

Mt. Lebanon School District