I give virtual and in-person speeches to corporate clients, community organizations, schools, universities, and at conferences related to leadership, mental health and men’s health. I am also available to speak on podcasts.
My speeches are generally 30-45 minutes plus Q and A and include inspiring stories and research from my experience as a coach, entrepreneur, university lecturer, wilderness guide, and experience working with high performing leaders.
I am available to speak on topics including Men’s Health, Leadership, Mental Health in the Workplace, and Personal Growth.
Example Speaking Topics and Descriptions include:
- Leadership Lessons Learned From a 68-Day Winter Pilgrimage. In December 2012, I walked from North Carolina to Canada in the winter and endured many challenges including isolation, self-doubt and extreme weather. In this talk I share how my experiences helped me grow as a person and share lessons that apply to any leader or personal challenge.
- Developing Courage and Confidence Through a Growth Mindset. Professional life presents unanticipated problems, dilemmas, and stresses which can either become overwhelming or seen as opportunities to develop character, resilience, and leadership capacities. Research now shows that adopting a ‘growth mindset’ can enhance performance, productivity, and improve mental health. Through the integration of this mindset, you will empower yourself with the capacity to find the potential benefit concealed within any adversity you face. In this talk the benefits of a growth mindset will be shared as well as inspiring examples of how a growth mindset can improve mental health, relationships, and leadership skills.
- The Power of Humility for Mental Health and Positive Relationships. Humility is a quality that is often overlooked when it comes to personal and workplace wellness. In this talk I will outline its importance by discussing how humility can contribute to better mental and physical health outcomes, improved communication and relationships, and faster personal and leadership development. We will find that humility can be an important component for all aspects of development as it enters the individual into a state that is receptive to growth. I will also talk about some of the benefits of being humble that I have learned about through my own experience and with clients and ways to cultivate humility to improve personal and workplace mental health outcomes.
»William Walker spoke at Open Door in May 2015. Open Door is a weekly reintegration activity designed to help inmates and ex-inmates successfully transition back into the community at the end of their prison sentence. Since 2007 I have scheduled over 600 guest speakers from every field imaginable: professors, activists, business owners and so on. The caliber of our speakers is very high, and to Mr. Walker’s credit, his presentation on »Mythology and Finding Personal Meaning, Responsibility and Empowerment in One’s Life«, was one of the most inspirational and memorable Open Doors I have experienced.«