I Really Wanted to Hate Tony Robbins

Liz Wainger Communication

The first time I heard Tony Robbins’ name was watching the movie “Shallow Hal.”  In it, Robbins, playing himself, hypnotizes the main character Hal so that he sees an unattractive woman as beautiful, allowing him to get to know her and see that her true beauty is inside. It changes his life and perspectives and reveals an important truth. Changing …

The Amazing Secret to Success: Clarity

Liz Wainger Corporate Communications

In the  movie, Deconstructing Harry, one of the characters, Mel, played by Robin Williams, is an actor about to shoot a scene. The cameraman is agitated because Mel looks blurry.  The cameraman thinks at first that there must be something wrong with his lenses. Soon, however, he realizes there is no equipment failure.  The problem is Mel himself.  He has …

The Amazing Superpower of a Great Metaphor

Liz Wainger Communication

Some people view TED and TEDx events to be inspired, to learn and to connect with other seekers and skeptics.  This year’s TEDx Mid-Atlantic – with the theme of Superpowers – certainly had all of those components.  But as a communications professional who works with executives and their teams on how to be understood to drive value and positive change, …