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Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout that manifests itself as physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion.  It has been referred to as the "cost of caring" for healthcare practitioners and others who work in helping professions. The comprehensive and entertaining program presents the latest research on the biology of compassion, understanding fatigue and how to prevent it.

In this program, you learn:

  • Who is most vulnerable to compassion fatigue
  • The new research into the biology of compassion
  • How to construct systems to create more time
  • The concept of psychic numbing
  • Symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • How to prevent fatigue and burnout

Taking Charge of Your Time

A recent study of a thousand business people reported that 89% take work home, 65% work more than one weekend a month and 53% spend less than two hours a week looking after their children.  No wonder too many of us complain that we don't have enough time. Learn how to take charge of your time to get more out of life; at work and at home.

In this program, you will learn:

  • The two biggest workplace pressures
  • Symptoms of poor time management
  • How to set priorities
  • The difference between development and maintenance activities
  • The enemies of time management
  • How to use time to your benefit 

Building Your Personal Brand

Long term success for organizations AND individuals is based on building a brand that is recognizable and memorable.  This session focuses on the keys to personal success.  You will learn:

  • Fashion tips for men and women
  • Common business etiquette problems
  • The difference between personal and professional relationships
  • How to work the room to maximize effectiveness
  • Keys to effective listening
  • How to speak with persuasion
  • Fatal flaws

Bury My Heart at Meeting Room "C" - How to Run Effective Meetings

According to the Annenberg School Of Communication at USC, a typical manager attends five meetings a week and averages two hours and 14 minutes each day in the meeting room.  Make the meetings you lead and attend more effective with positive outcomes.

In this program, you learn:

  • How to determine if a meeting needs to take place
  • The importance of picking the best venue to make the meeting efficient
  • How to create an agenda and stay on track
  • Who should be in charge and why
  • How to record the discussion and decisions
  • Why it is critical to give assignments to participants with timeframes 

Building the Habits of Success

What does making your bed, flossing your teeth, and exercising have in common?  They are three habits of very successful people. New research into how we form and change habits can help you transform your life.

In this program, you learn:

  • The latest research on habit formation
  • Why it is so difficult to extinguish "bad" habits
  • The importance of building "keystone" habits
  • How to recognize triggers for habits and change your response
  • The importance of rewarding "good" behavior  

I'd Rather Die Than Give a Speech

It is often said that the greatest fear is the fear of speaking.  An even bigger fear is listening to a poor presentation!  Enhance your presentation skills by learning the secrets great speakers use.  

In this seminar you learn:

  • To identify the five rules of excellent speech preparation
  • The eight steps for creation of a presentation or speech
  • How to develop the "opener" and "closer"
  • The importance of story telling to make the point memorable
  • Skills to research and establish rapport with an audience
  • To identify techniques to increase confidence and decrease nervousness
  • How to build credibility and authority through the use of statistics, examples and visual aids

Available in seminar format or as a training series for small groups.

Growing At The Speed of Change

To grow your business you need to grow your people. Enhance the abilities of your employees by building the mentoring and coaching skills of management.

In this program, you learn:

  • The manager's role in a learning organization
  • The value of regular meetings to offer feedback in a structured format
  • The process of 'feedforward' to produce personal change
  • The four key beliefs that make it difficult for successful people to change
  • Eight ways to avoid stupid management

Balancing Act

Laugh your way to better balance as you realign work, home, and other demands.  Utilizing humor, this presentation focuses on our changing culture and the effects on our lives.  

In this program, you learn:

  • Evaluate their personal balance utlizing the "Balance Wheel"
  • Learn the top three strategies to re-balance
  • Enhance your ability to say "no" and set realistic limits
  • Techniques to simplify your life at home and at work 

Your Attitude is Showing

Unleash the people power in your organization through understanding individual behavior styles.
Dynamic and fun, this workshop allows you to look at your own style and recognize the styles of the people you meet.

In this program, you learn:

  • The four basic styles of interaction
  • Your personal style and your response under stress or pressure
  • The strengths and weaknesses of each style
  • How to recognize the behavior styles of others
  • The secrets of impacting the styles you meet for better communication
  • How to implement a style approach to teamwork, hiring and sales 

The Magic of Making a Difference

Designed for helping professionals, this entertaining and inspirational presentation motivates with laughter.  Successful, happy people are those focused on giving to others and following their personal passion.  

In this keynote, you learn:

  • To identify the three factors for happiness
  • The importance of doing the right thing
  • How to avoid the expectation machine
  • The value of small kindnesses in making a difference 

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