As an inspirational speaker LaRae Quy was amazing for our women’s group. Her direct, thoughtful, no-nonsense approach took me by surprise. She was clear, accountable and inspired. She teaches skills, and discusses examples that are real and motivating.
LaRae Quy was an undercover and counterintelligence FBI agent for 24 years. She exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception. Faced with stressful and fast-moving situations, she needed to move through barriers if she was to succeed.
Mental Toughness is the birthplace of personal leadership development. It is the ability for each person to look inward and find solid ground when the going gets tough. Strong minds identify productive patterns of behavior so they can become successful in areas that are important to them. Once individuals understand their behavioral patterns, they can choose to respond from a place of strength when confronted with risk and uncertainty in unpredictable situations.
Mental toughness is not something you’re born with; it is a quality that you can develop with experience and coaching by:
Saying no to your self-limiting beliefs
Rewiring your brain for new patterns of behavior
Empowering yourself—the opposite of helplessness
Cultivating the attitude of positivity
Surrounding yourself with people who build you up
Leading from the heart