Simon Sinek said "Start with Why." I think Simon is very smart. My "Why" is simple: people want to get better. Period. The more complex version includes the disappointing truth that most consulting and training available simply doesn't work. I’ve yet to find another consultant, trainer or speaker does what I do the way I do it. I don't take a "one size fits all" approach and I don't simply "check the box".
How is what I do different? Big ways and small ways. I start from scratch - every time. I talk to you about your needs. I access my 20+ years of experience and I find the intersection of those two things - your needs and my expertise. I believe if we work together and do it right, you'll experience significant change. I build relationships with my clients (some have even invited me to their weddings!) and I follow up. Not just because it's the right thing to do but because I actually like my clients. I do business with people who "get it" and I turn down business that doesn't.
If that sounds good to you, call me. I'd love to add you to my list of awesome people I work with!
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The arrangements are made, the details finalized, and the room is filled. You have one opportunity to grab the attention of attendees and show them this meeting matters. Make sure your hard work pays off by starting with a powerful opening message. My messages will energize your group, set the tone for the rest of your time together and set you up for success. These meaningful key-note addresses can be customized specifically for you and tailored to what you want to accomplish. I can work with you to make sure you don’t miss your chance to make a killer first impression.
Some topics are below. Please note: All keynote addresses are customized for your audience and structured to accomplish your key goals. After all, it isn't about me, it's about you!
Lessons from the Back of the Pack - How to Break through Your Performance Barriers Changing Your View of Success – The Power of Emotional Intelligence Rewrite Your Life – Aligning Your Talents and the Needs of the World The Power of the Connection – You’re Only Leading If Others Follow
One day you were moving along, excelling at your job and making progress in your career. The next you were put in charge of a group of others and given the responsibility of creating a team.
Or perhaps you’ve been in charge of a team for a while but have recently added or lost members and the change didn’t just rock the boat, it nearly tipped it over!
Or maybe you’ve finally come to terms with the fact that despite your efforts, your team isn’t performing to the level they could. Whatever your circumstance, you need help. You see the benefits of a cohesive, high-performing team, but you just can’t seem to get there.
I can work alongside you and help you build a high-trust, high-performing team that recognizes, appreciates and plays to individual strengths while understanding and balancing the individual weaknesses every person has. High performing, low conflict teams don’t happen without direct intent and effort. And they don’t happen overnight. I can teach you specific team building skills that will have an immediate and long-term impact on your team. I can also work directly with your team to improve their performance and start them on the path to becoming a star performing team.
Most companies today understand there is fundamental knowledge and basic skills your employees need to succeed. Without training in these areas, employee growth will stagnate. Your top performers will become frustrated and their work will suffer. Occasionally, this frustration will lead them to find training on their own. More often, your best employees will begin to look around. No matter the size of your company or your budget I can help you build into your employees. Know exactly what training you'd like to offer? I can do that! Not sure where to start? I can help you design a comprehensive training program. Want to look around and get some ideas of basic classes that every company should offer? Great! Any classes below can be delivered quickly and painlessly. Every class is customized to fit your needs. Some common topics are below. Take a look then call me. We'll figure it out.
Regardless of where you are in an organization or life, we all need continual learning and development. Below are the most common topics that are holding individuals and teams back from being the best they can be. Communication Skills Clarity, creativity and connection all increase when you improve your ability to communicate effectively. The goal of this communication class is to help you hear, be heard and get rid of the frustrations that come with muddled and unclear communication. When you leave class you will have a greater understanding of your personal communication challenges as well as proven techniques and easy-to-remember methods for thinking on the spot, listening with intent and communicating with clarity. Presentation Skills Every meeting, conversation or encounter is a chance to present. The way we handle a meeting or a room can have a profound impact on individual and company success. This course will help you overcome your individual presentation challenges, break down presentations into manageable parts, and learn the most important skills that will allow you to be yourself and wow any room. Time and Energy Management The goal of the Time Management class is to help you have a better, happier, less stressful life. Sounds like a lot to accomplish in a time management class? It is! But this class does more than teach you how to manage your time—it teaches you how to manage your energy so that you can be empowered and effective. Goal Setting At the end of the goal setting class you will have a step-by-step guide to help you set and achieve any goal. Not only that, this class helps you choose and set the right goals for you. You will learn to overcome failure, stay motivated and finally accomplish meaningful goals. Conflict Resolution We all have conversations we avoid, mostly because we tend to shy away from conflict. Instead of tackling issues as they happen, we let them fester and build. This course will allow you to understand your personal conflict history and style and teaches you how to have courageous conversations that solve the problem AND build the relationship!
Other Important Topics
Emotional Intelligence (includes self-awareness, emotional regulation, and staying motivated)
Building (and maintaining!) Healthy Relationships
Bulletproof Leadership (teaches how to get commitment and not just compliance from those you lead)
Becoming a Great Coach (techniques to get the best from others)
Work/Life Balance (includes stress/energy management and becoming your true self)
Overcoming Defensiveness (one of the hardest topics to tackle but also one of the most beneficial!)
You have unique strengths and talents found in no other individual. As a leader, you have a method of using those strengths and talents that has gotten you where you are today. That’s the good news. The bad? That same style could also be keeping you from moving forward. As unique are you are, there are similarities in leadership, interpersonal and communication style that make it easy to identify your personal challenges. Once you see the connection between how you are hard-wired and the response you get from others you will begin to tap into the hidden capacity inside you. Success coaching helps you identify those things that are holding you back and that you are committed to change. Learn your particular communication, leadership and interpersonal style and how to play to your strengths. This one-to-one coaching inspires, motivates and challenges you to unlock and release your potential.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVENTURES
AWESÔME CLIMBS is a unique development opportunity that allows you to trade in your figurative uphill battles for a literal one! We take people determined to succeed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa and facilitates powerful life lessons along the way.
You will come home with a new vision of your true purpose and renewed confidence in your abilities to become the person you are meant to be.
CLICK HERE for more information about joining us on a personal development adventure!