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

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….

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…