34 minutes | Aug 13th 2020

SL075: Collaborate To Accelerate

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Collaborate To Accelerate James Taylor interviews Mia Liljeberg and they talked about how to Collaborate To Accelerate In today's episode Mia Liljeberg talks about how to Collaborate To Accelerate. Mia Liljeberg is a trusted adviser and speaker but could be best described as a change catalyst. Based in Sweden, she travels the world helping leaders and their organizations to upgrade to the next level through small calibrations. To date, Mia has visited over 100 countries, worked in 20 countries, and lived in 10 of those on 5 continents. As a TEDx speaker and Certified professional facilitator, she gives her customers unique experiences. Her 20 years of managing change in different industries and countries have given her the tools and insights to ignite, accelerate, and guide her customers with great results. What we cover: Moving from a competition to a collaboration mindset Going from consumer to contributor Results from surveying 8,000 speakers Resources: Mia Liljeberg Website Mia LinkedIn Please SUBSCRIBE ►http://bit.ly/JTme-ytsub ♥️ Your Support Appreciated! If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple: http://bit.ly/TSL-apple Libsyn: http://bit.ly/TSL-libsyn Spotify: http://bit.ly/TSL-spotify Android: http://bit.ly/TSL-android Stitcher: http://bit.ly/TSL-stitcher CTA link: https://speakersu.com/the-speakers-life/ FOLLOW ME: Website: https://speakersu.com LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/JTme-linkedin Instagram: http://bit.ly/JTme-ig Twitter: http://bit.ly/JTme-twitter Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/IS-fbgroup Read full transcript at https://speakersu.com/collaborate-to-accelerate-sl075/ James Taylor Hi, it's James Taylor, founder of SpeakersU. Today's episode was first aired as part of International Speakers Summit the world's largest online event for professional speakers. And if you'd like to access the full video version, as well as in depth sessions with over 150 top speakers, then I've got a very special offer for you. Just go to InternationalSpeakersSummit.com, where you'll be able to register for a free pass for the summit. Yep, that's right 150 of the world's top speakers sharing their insights, strategies and tactics on how to launch grow and build a successful speaking business. So just go to InternationalSpeakersSummit.com but not before you listen to today's episode. Hey there, it's James Taylor and I'm delighted today to be joined by Mia Liljeberg. Mia is a trusted advisor and speaker but could be best described as a Change Catalyst. Based in Sweden. She travels the world helping leaders and their organizations to upgrade to the next level through small calibrations. Today, Mia has visited over 100 countries works In 20 countries and lived in 10 of those on five continents. As a TEDx speaker and Certified Professional facilitator, she gives her customers unique experiences. Her 20 years of managing change in different industries and countries have given her the tools and insights to ignite, accelerate, and guide her customers with great results. And it's my great pleasure to have Mia join us today. So welcome, Mia. Thank you. So share with everyone what's going on in your world just now. Mia Liljeberg Currently, I'm on around the world trip for 18 weeks. I'm currently in Lima, Peru, after been to Europe, Asia and Oceania. Wow. So now we have four weeks left before we are heading back to Sweden. James Taylor So you I think you you traveled to New Zealand as well for the global speaker summits you'd been there. So you're making a big trip as part as part of the speaking or is it a mixture of speaking vacationing or how's it working for you? Mia Liljeberg Yeah, that makes I go for the mix. So it's both mix. So speaking facilitation, writing on the next book, And a lot of vacation as well. So how did you get started as a James Taylor speaker? Where did it all begin for you? Mia Liljeberg I started off as a consultant management consultant helping a lot of large companies with change. And then I wrote a book five years ago about communicating with the images, how it really can cross makes it so much easier to cross cultural boundaries and language boundaries. So that's how I got into speaking. So before I was just a consultant, doing facilitation workshop, advising, and then I got into the whole speaking business. James Taylor And when you started making that transition from the consulting world, who were those early mentors, and who do you find it Who are some of your mentors today that could have helped you? Mia Liljeberg Five years ago, I didn't have any mentors. So it was very tough. And then 2014 we started the National Speakers Association in Sweden, and that's when it was then that's when the whole world opened up for me with the mentors both in Sweden and all around the world. James Taylor And whether any particular names there was was there any any speakers that kind of took you under their wing? Or was it more than the fact that there were speakers that you you'd seen on stage? And you can you thought, actually, that's kind of where I want to, I want to get to I want to get there with my my speaker business. I want to get there in terms of that level of craft and speaking. Mia Liljeberg Yeah. So it's like, five years ago, when I started, it was like, I saw this huge gap between me and everyone else. And then when we start the association, and we start connected, like, you saw that they were all like you. So I mean, for the Karen, who is the initiator of the Swedish speaker Association. I mean, he and his twin brother to her and those are the ones who, who came up with the idea about what do you think about collaborating instead of competing is like, haven't thought about that? So that was a big mind shift, August 2014. James Taylor And then you're originally an engineer before you got into Nigeria. You're an engineer by trade, I understand. So with without any skills, you able to have tried to move across from the world of, of engineering into the world of speaking. Mia Liljeberg Yes, as I've been working as in five different continents with a lot of both logistics and management projects. I mean, the whole planning the management and the thing about working internationally about dealing with different cultures and communicating across barriers, that has been really, really helpful. And also like, I love to travel. So it's like, I love to, to see new cultures meet new people and, and I think that's part of my strange brain. I, I wasn't on the TV show for the smallest in Sweden. And my husband's done with that one. And that's, that's part of my engineering brain is like, I see so many connections, I see the patterns and I see when there is a pattern and I can connect patterns where people can't see patterns, but I also see With a patent is missing. And that is so valuable within change management to really see you don't have to do lot of big changes. You just have to find the small things to calibrate. And that's when you get exponential growth. James Taylor So I'm interested, you're traveling, you're in Peru and in Lima today as well. Because we have so many attendees on this. Previous we've had 6000 attendees on this summit and for all 120 countries. Are there any other any countries on your hit list? Any countries Maybe someone's watching this just now they're a speaker, and there's maybe country or country you haven't yet spoken and you haven't traveled to? The maybe if you were to mention just now you might have someone here saying Actually, I'm basically I could I can help bring you over. Mia Liljeberg And that is so fun, because as I've been to over 100 countries, and I've worked in so many countries like Canada. I still haven't been to Canada. It's like, how come I haven't into Canada. James Taylor And one of the things that I noticed that you've done which I thought was really Interesting you'd like a survey together, you'd serve it over 8000 speakers, specifically about collaboration? What What did you learn from that? Well, first of all, what what was it the thinking behind creating that, that that survey in the first place? What was your your purpose in doing that? And what were some of the key results that you found from that, Mia Liljeberg as I mentioned about how we started the Swedish Association to do the mind shift going from speakers or competing to speakers could collaborate, to share the pie. And that is, as I mentioned, I was speaking at the global speaker summit in Auckland, New Zealand in February, and I was the Swedish representative there. That was my topic was really about collaboration because that is what I've seen from being a member and also being one of the founding board members of an association is really that people join an association and they want the referrals. So okay. I'm a member with With my referrals, but it doesn't work that way, you know that? Will not. So it's like, but there's like, there should be a method, there should be a pattern. What is it? And that's when that's when I thought, well, the best way I think I have grasped a pattern, a method. But why don't I just ask everyone else. So that's when I went out with a survey to all the speaker associations in the world that are connected to the global speaker Federation to make sure that we got the views from everyone. And they really confirmed all that I thought from the beginning. So there are 8000 preferred speakers around the world that are members of associations. And out of those, not everyone. That's how it is. But the ones who answered us gave really good input, for example, that just by being a member and being able to collaborate, they've gained a lot of value, like some made over 50,000 you US dollar just from collaboration. And that is that is quite interesting considering that we think that speaking business
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