Keynote Speaker


Joan Endicott is an Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Author and Coach.  Her expertise is in influencing individuals and organizations to experience Higher Performance – personally and professionally. Her trademarked message and book, “I Get To!”® The Power of Perspective is changing lives across the globe. Joan is also proud to be one of only 200 Certified High Performance© Coaches worldwide.

Joan is founder of GIANT-Slayer Coaching. Having slayed a few of Life’s GIANTS, she is dedicated to helping individuals experience the freedom that comes from refusing to live in the land of the GIANTS and enjoy fully embracing their most purpose-driven life. Her global coaching program is entitled; “A David Mentality in a Goliath World.”©.


After the two-day conference each of our staff specifically noted you as their favorite keynote speaker, Joan. You were so fun to listen to as well as very motivating. We were all able to take away so much from what you shared. It was awesome!

Jayma Hoyt, ManagerBEST BUY / GEEK SQUAD

Joan, you are a breath of fresh air. You always inspire me and everyone else who 'Gets To' experience your message. You make us laugh and move us. This is a message we all need to hear regularly. We are so blessed and you are one of those blessings. Thank you for sharing your message with us.

Jim Everett, Chief Executive OfficerTREASURE VALLEY FAMILY YMCA

That was great Joan – thank you! It was exactly what I wanted and what everyone needed; a completely new perspective…even more than I had hoped for.

Neil Nelson, PresidentESI Construction

A Fresh Perspective That Will Change Your Life

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Approaching an anniversary of any tragedy can take its toll on us.  We can find ourselves repeating some of the stages of grief we felt initially, as we’re hit by huge waves of emotions, similar to what we experienced initially: grief, heartache, pain, questioning, etc.  One of the stages we should always welcome is that of reflection.  (i.e. Reflection: careful thought, especially the process of reconsidering previous actions, events or decisions.) For me, reflection has been a critical part of the healing and personal growth process when I think about my friends’ tragic accident – now 15 years ago. October 26, 2001, was a sunny, crisp fall morning and as I walked Laurie out to her van, we talked about the difficult year she’d been through. I hugged her and said, “I love you and am so proud of you!”.  “I love you back!” she said as she drove off….


Your Thoughts Matter – Choose Wisely

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Whether consciously aware of it or not, our mental and emotional state is continually affected by the repeated exposure to all the messages we see and hear throughout the day – good or bad. Just as our physical body requires healthy food to be healthy, so does our mental and emotional health rely on what we feed our minds. Right after the horrific attack on the US on September 11, 2001 (15 years ago), counselors offered serious warnings to people about repeated exposure to re-watching the tragic events of that day–and certainly not to allow their children to watch. They stressed how harmful the side effects were; causing even greater stress, worry, fear, panic, etc. To continue focusing on this terror would only compound the problem dramatically – while improving absolutely nothing. As Brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen shares, “The thoughts that go through your mind, moment by moment, have…

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Criticism Cripples Us (If We Let It)

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There are critics everywhere. Everyone will receive criticism. We can’t control that. But we can control what we do with the criticism, and how we respond to it. Joan shares an example of a boy who was criticized by his own family and went on to do great things. Don’t let criticism cripple you!   “It’s just so hard when people not only don’t support you, they criticize you – even family members. How dysfunctional is that? They don’t understand what I do, yet, they’re critical. It’s so discouraging …so painful…I just don’t know what to do with that, Joan.” Although my coaching client was on the other side of the world from me, I could feel her heavy heart.   Everyone has critics. Everyone gets criticized. That truth stated, why is it so hard when we are the recipient? Why do we care so much about what other people…

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Personal Freedom Lies In Letting Go!

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Looking at the test results, the Doctor leaned toward me, putting his hand on my knee and said, “Joan, I need you to know you can die from this.” “That’s crazy!” I thought – “I’m not physically sick…just feeling a little run down.” So began a journey of learning what a huge toll heartbreak and grief take on us when we don’t learn to let go of the things we can’t fix, change or control. Personal freedom lies in letting go! {Read Joan’s Book Excerpt below} “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Victor Frankl Learning to let go of all the things in life we aren’t responsible to fix, change or control is critical! This is one of the most challenging disciplines in life and clearly one of the most important. It affects every aspect of our lives from: fuel…