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

Mother’s Day is Hard

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Mother’s Day can be wonderful – and also, sometimes hard – for a variety of reasons: Hurt, heartache, loss, grief, dysfunction, etc.  In this video I share 3 proven strategies that have helped so many people around the globe to make this day (and any day) so much better by choosing to 1) Make NO COMPARISONS  2) Have ZERO EXPECTATIONS  3) Do something for OTHER WOMEN who have made a difference in your life. From the very personal experience of my mom dying at the young age of 46, I needed to put these in place in order to even get through Mother’s Day! I hope it serves you as well. Thanks for leaving a comment, and sharing this – we never know who needs to hear it.  I know I would have loved to hear it many years ago. Oh, and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

I Get To have a Wonderful Life

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Keeping the right perspective is particularly timely and powerful in the midst of the challenges some are facing currently – whether economically, in business, health or other life issues. Now more than ever, everyone needs encouragement and hope along with a gentle reminder of the power of our own perspective. Frank Capra’s classic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” offers just that. The movie opens with various loved ones offering up prayers for George Bailey (portrayed by Jimmy Stewart) who is at a place of desperation in his life. We then see and hear the dialogue between stars in the heavens, representing angels talking to God. Joseph (the senior angel) and God are talking to Clarence (the apprentice angel) about George Bailey. God tells him “A man down on Earth needs our help.” Clarence says, “Splendid! Is he sick?” “No, worse-he’s discouraged,” Joseph replies. “At exactly 10:45 pm, that man will…

What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love

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What a crisis we would be in if we succumbed to any ignorant thinking that we must agree with someone in order to maintain respect, love and honor.  Seriously – if you have a friend, family member or spouse (and been married more than 5 minutes), you know you can and will disagree, while still loving and respecting them. On one of my business trips last year, I had the opportunity to room with a precious young woman I’d met previously, but didn’t know well. She lives on the other side of the globe from me – from an entirely different background and culture.  I only knew she was a loving and devoted wife and mommy of 2 little ones.   We immediately hit it off like a couple of childhood friends reconnecting, sharing rich and deeply meaningful conversations.  We shared laughter and tears as we connected quickly in matters…

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….