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#MeToo, Now what?
Kathleen Quinn Votaw

This engaging and valuable workshop is based on Kathleen’s article, titled: Valuing Sexuality in the Workplace.  Kathleen believes in women and men leading together, however she realizes that man professionals have a #MeToo story of sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace. If women and men don’t resolve these issues together, both parties – and their companies – lose out.

Program Designed For:

  • Executive teams and employees who want to learn the tools to collaborate and address, minimize and -ultimately- eliminate the destructive polarity that disrupts workplace peace, safety, and productivity.

The Audience Will Leave With:

  • Understanding of the boundaries around what is innocent flirtation to one and harassment to another.
  • Provide culturally appropriate words and behaviors that inspire workplaces where everyone feels safe.

Learn tools from role-playing showing how to react to inappropriate comments and behavior in a professional setting.

7 Keys to Greater Personal and Professional Success: Told through My Journey to the Toughest Race in the World
Presenter: Karen Brown

Anything is Possible – Karen Brown is living proof. “I’m nothing special, not talented, had not done anything remarkable in my life. Until, I competed in the Ironman World Championships.” What is an Ironman? It is a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, completed in one day. Some say it’s the toughest race in the world; every year 90,000 athletes around the world vie for 2,000 spots, mostly pros. And although Karen was an athlete, she wasn’t a triathlete or a swimmer, and she was pursuing this gargantuan dream at age 44. Every member will relate to Karen’s story of challenges, victories, failures and ultimate success. Karen draws upon her 30+ years in business and her personal story as an athlete to share the keys to personal and professional success. This inspirational and interactive presentation leaves the audience motivated and armed with scientifically proven tools and a road map for success.

Value to Audience

  • Three, five or seven (depending on desired length of presentation) keys to greater personal and professional success
  • Scientifically proven ways to tap into the power of the unconscious mind to achieve goals and dreams, every time.
  • Tips for identifying what’s blocking your success; and techniques to conquer them
  • The keys in this presentation are from Karen’s book, Unlimiting Your Beliefs, 7 Keys to Greater Success in Your Personal and Professional Life. Rated #1 Amazon Hot New Release and Five-Star Rating from Brian Tracy, the most successful business author in the world.

An Irresistible Power – Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool
Presenter: Matthew Taylor

C level management is buzzing with the significance of storytelling. But why?

Since the beginning of time we’ve been telling stories and we’ll continue until the end of time. Story is the cornerstone of our consciousness; it’s in our DNA.

During our time together we will discover the irresistible power of story and how it influences perceptions, connects you with others, moves people to action, and cultivates change agents and great leaders. Matthew teaches you the brain science of storytelling, and how that affects the design of a story suitable for a specific audience and the problem they are trying to solve.
Matthew masterfully curates stories and the art of storytelling for individuals and teams, his compassionate style is steeped in experience having worked with entry-level employees to the C suite. This transformative journey leverages your awareness and offers new ideas and tools to inspire you to tap into the powerful phenomenon that surrounds us all – story.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover why and how stories work
  • Ways to seamlessly incorporate story into your business environment
  • How to identify which story to tell and when
  • Spotting the moment of interest, and how exposition can kill

Tips and tools you can implement immediately to improve your business storytelling

Are You Mentally Tough Enough to Met Your Goals?
Presenter: Lauren Danielle Simms

Are you ready to ignite passion, purpose and meaning into your work and life? Shine a light on your gifts and talents and tune into the part of your work you love most! Kami will help you explore what brings a fire to your life and help you tune into what your heart wants you to know! You’ll jump start your year with a Yes-to-You intention! No playing small allowed! This is your year!

Awaken Your Inner Fire
Presenter: Kami Guildner

Are you ready to ignite passion, purpose and meaning into your work and life? Shine a light on your gifts and talents and tune into the part of your work you love most! Kami will help you explore what brings a fire to your life and help you tune into what your heart wants you to know! You’ll jump start your year with a Yes-to-You intention! No playing small allowed! This is your year!

Being at Cause in Your Career
Presenter: Chris Castillo

The theory of being At Cause is all about taking ownership of what you can control in your life. Your career doesn’t happen to you, but instead it happens as a result of the decisions you make. In this empowering session, I describe how attendees can remain at cause in their career, instead of “at effect”.

Break the Chain that Restricts Your Courage
Presenter: Sandra Ford Walston

In this one-hour session, learn these interactive outcomes:

  • What behaviors demonstrate courage?
  • What are the obstacles to courage?
  • How to integrate courage consciousness into your life?

Global speaker Sandra Ford Walston is known as “The Courage Expert.” Based in Denver, for over 23 years she has been a human potential specialist who studies courage. She is a certified Newfield Network coach, author of three books, hundreds of articles and trainer. She is a trailblazer in the field of feminine courage, everyday courage and non-gender courageous leadership. She is certified in the Enneagram and the MBTI®. Her clients include GE, Agrium, Inc., QBE, Greenstone, Wide Open West, US Bank and IBM. Sandra says about the Enneagram: “It changed my life—that’s all!” She enjoys golf, skiing, yoga, travel, cooking, meditation, reading, and being an 11th Hour Hospice volunteer.

Build Resilience to Ignite Performance
Presenter: Denise Liebetrau

Resilience is that ability to successfully adapt to stressors in the face of adversity.  It involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions. It can be learned and cultivated in everyone. We all have stories of resilience, and they can be used to connect authentically. They also help to develop leadership behaviors. Stories of overcoming obstacles can ignite your performance and that of your team. Learn how to use what you have overcome in the past to fuel your future performance and become a better leader.

Building Resiliency through the Cycle of Hope
Presenter: Tricia Downing

Is your company prepared to handle change? Are your employees armed with the skills to “bounce back” when faced with seemingly overwhelming challenges? As an employer (or employee) there are many events which can call to the stage an individual’s resiliency or lack thereof: On the job conflict, workforce downsizing, personal challenges and more. Let Tricia walk you through the stages of the Cycle of Hope:

  • Challenge: Assessing the NOW
  • Endurance: Seeing big picture and path forward
  • Strength: Building mental toughness skills
  • Character: Creating self-awareness
  • Hope: Finding purpose and passion

Building Unshakeable Self-Confidence
Presenter: Bud Bilanich

Participants will learn the keys to building self-confidence:

  • Optimism
  • Positive People
  • Mentors
  • Facing Your Fears and Acting

Specially designed exercises will help participants understand these keys to self-confidence and how to apply them in their lives and careers.

Business Aikido
Presenter: Glenn Bott

How to turn anything to your advantage.  Taking the skills/attitudes I learned while a research manager at Coors and have developed what I call Business Aikido.  How to establish your vision and then move forward taking whatever the day presents and using it to your advantage.  The predominant question to ask yourself throughout the day is “how can I use this to my advantage”?   Topics include commitments are carved in stone, being impeccable, lateral thinking, self-responsibility.  A sub-set of Drop Your Crutches but I go into more details on the tactics.

Discover Your Inner Champion
Presenter: Tricia Downing

When it comes to facing adversity, whether in the workplace or our personal lives, mental toughness is one of the most important assets an individual can possess. Being able to handle difficult situations with confidence and grace is a skill Tricia has learned through elite athletics and as the survivor or a tragic accident, which left her paralyzed from the chest down.

Diversity at the Top and How it May Improve ROI
Presenter: Michele Ashby

What is emotional intelligence, why should we constantly be developing it, and how do we do it? We’ll explore the elements of emotional intelligence – self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills as well as how to develop in all of these areas. You’ll conduct a self-evaluation and learn more about the power of team intelligence. You’ll enhance your abilities to be an observing participant, setting the stage to take advantage of your brain and your abilities to develop stronger pathways to success.

Drop Your Crutches
Presenter: Glenn Bott

Recovery journey from Traumatic Brain Injury, picking up the pieces, reinventing yourself, and moving forward.

Emerging Leaders: Burn Bright Without Burning Out
Presenter: Jamie Shapiro

Your rising stars are one of your organization’s best assets. But how do you ensure that they burn bright without burning out?

Connected EC Founder Jamie Shapiro was a rising star in the software industry. A classic Type A personality, she had earned an MBA and Masters in IT by the age of 24, and was a competitive triathlete. By the age of 28, she was offered a position as Vice President in which she managed a team of 50 and a $25M budget.

Jamie focused all of her energy and drive on her new role which paid dividends for the company and her career. Soon she was in line for SVP. From the outside, everything looked great. But inside, she was burning out. She gained 30 pounds in nine months and began suffering stress-related health issues. Within one year of her promotion, she felt she had lost herself. She committed to recovering her wellness and began an evidence-based study of the best ways to prepare the mind and body for leadership.

This talk relates what Jamie and her team has learned about cultivating wellness for emerging leaders based on research and experience coaching leaders at Fortune 1000 companies. Participants will learn practices to help them burn bright and go the distance.

Executive Coaching: Support. Suggestions. Strategies. Simplification. Success.
Presenter: Dee Dukehart

These FIVE S’s help define how leadership coaching will assist you when you decide to invest in your professional future.

As your coach, Dee works alongside you and gives you insight and feedback:

  • Understanding the results you want to achieve
  • Planning and organizing your thoughts and results
  • Delving into the message’s interpretation
  • Creating “story” for a memorable and relatable message
  • Clarifying your points for your audience
  • Fine tuning the concrete images of your points

As your support person, Dee guides you through some of the challenges of getting your message across to a varied audience.

The suggestions that she makes are just that, suggestions, from her point of view. As your coach, she assists you in formulating facts into word pictures.

As your presentation and business-strategy coach, Dee brings you fresh strategies that will fine-tune specific outcomes and alleviate several mental roadblocks; therefore, achieve your long-term business goals.

Dee works with you to simplify your presentation organization in order for you to express the results you need and want through your message. Define the “why.”

Your success is her success. She builds your confidence to grow and prosper throughout both your internal and external communities. Presentation skills and business coaching cultivate a more relaxed and rewarding professional world for you, and a more image-related world for all and any audiences.
Dee helps you save time, alleviate any fears, and gain confidence. Your goals are her goals: improve your bottom line and your messages. She wants you to achieve your vision of success.

Exposing Yourself (legally & appropriately of course) to Enhance Your Career
Presenter: Holly Green

Is it important for your career and your success to influence others? …to establish and maintain credibility? Approaches to achieving these outcomes have changed dramatically due to significant shifts in communications, multiple generations at work, and the pace of change we are faced with in today’s world.

This session will use principles of neuroscience to:

  • Help you better understand why and how we think and behave the way we do at work
  • Why others think and behave the way they do at work
  • How you can make your thinking more visible
  • How you can better understand multiple perspectives
  • How you can effectively test your conclusions and assumptions
  • How you can expose the thinking of others to align, engage and move forward together

The session enables participants to better understand some of the instinctual reactions of the brain and provides tools and techniques to visit it more often so that you are engaging and aligning yourself and others more effectively.

1 to 2 hour keynote or session

Additional breakout/workshops include:

  • Over worked, Overwhelmed, Over it – regaining your resilience
  • Developing your EQ
  • A Valid Crystal Ball – hiring the best

Fuel for Life: How to Feed Your Mind, Body, and Heart for a More Fulfilling Future

Presenter: Lauren Danielle Simms

Are you healthier now than you were a year ago? Is your energy rising or declining? Is your focus and drive ideal or average? These are the types of questions at the heart of increased absenteeism, sick days, high stress, and lack of employee engagement. A healthier, more engaging workforce needs to know how to feed every part of their life.

Business leader, clinical nutritionist, and fitness professional, Lauren Simms shares the key steps to fueling your body for health and vitality (not from boredom or emotions), boosting mental clarity, improving your mood, and being focused and productive. You will learn how to structure each aspect of your physical, emotional, and mindset health for optimal impact in 2019 and beyond.

Get Off the Curb

Presenter: Lauren Danielle Simms

A Healthy Rebellion from Fight or Flight to Activated Achiever

Lauren ignites your mind, body, and soul, as she courageously shares how she overcame childhood trauma in order to step into her purpose, passion, and leadership.  Lauren had many obstacles against her, including severe emotional abuse, bullying, addiction, and extreme grief due to horrifying losses.  Instead of choosing to be a victim, she always found the lesson, rebuilt stronger, and compassionately shares how we all have choices, how every incident is leading us to where we are supposed to be, and ultimately “if it’s going to be, it’s up to me”.   She doesn’t ever point the finger of blame or fault, but rather has made decisions on how to be her best self, how to create the biggest impact, and leave the most profound legacy, and as a result has gone on to inspire thousands to let go of past events, and rise into the person we all strive to be.

Getting Things Done
Presenter: Beth Wolfson

Discover how to take back your busy life by managing the stress you feel not from having too much to do but from not finishing what you started.  While our minds quickly forget the tasks we have completed, we are continually reminded of the unfinished tasks.

Goals with a Plan…A Commitment Exercise
Presenter: Greg Aden

Feeling overwhelmed, spread too thin? As we step out into our world each day we have an opportunity to honor our commitments, to be accountable for our actions. We also face many challenges as leaders and business owners that keep us from honoring the commitments we make. Each day we get to choose.

Greg will assist you to be very clear with your commitment both personally and in your business so you will succeed on your journey as an empowered leader.

You will explore the following:

  • Where have you been going through the motions?
  • Are you really committed to each and every item on the list?
  • If you are not committed to an item, how to clean it up or eliminate it altogether
  • How to implement necessary required actions for each
  • Timeline for completion of each commitment

Growing Your Growth Mindset
Presenter: Chris Castillo

Based on the work of Dr. Carol Dweck, this session is focused on the Growth Mindset and how every attendee can harness its power. Attendees will learn the basics of the growth and fixed mindset, assess where they’re at, and learn the skills necessary to shift. They will leave feeling empowered and open to trying new things.

How I Built a 10,000-Member Team in Three Years

Presenter: Lauren Danielle Simms

Using Personality Types and Leadership Strengths

Are you a lion or an elephant? Are you motivated by recognition or significance? Do you thrive working in groups or independently? Are you an influencer, relationship builder, or strategic thinker?  Your personality influences every part of your life from the moment you wake up, to the first meeting you walk into, until you hop on the final team conference call of the day. Building a thriving team is about recognizing and empowering each personality type with the freedom to express their opinions and strengths.

Lauren Simms shares the exact process she followed for building a 10,000-member team in only three years by using the power of personalities. This message will give you hope, courage, and proven ideas for how to implement the best of ‘you’ for the greater good.

Innovating Every Day: Thinking Differently
Presenter: Holly Green

The biggest threat to your business may not be new technologies, changing markets or unseen competitors. It’s what you think you know and what made you successful to date. In today’s chaotic markets, unlearning has become just as important as learning. Holly will show you how to uncover the “thought bubbles” floating around in your head that keep you stuck in the past. Then she’ll teach you how to get unstuck, replace the old with the new, and stay focused to get the results you want. It’s not easy. It is possible.

An interactive, upbeat approach to incorporating thinking differently into almost everything you do. The session focuses on:

  • Exploring why & how our success gets us stuck and exposing participants’ current decision making and thinking processes
  • Changing our thinking to get clear on what is possible
  • Unlearning tried and true innovation eradicators
  • Practicing innovation techniques including
    • balancing the big picture and the details
    • focusing on a target
    • challenging assumptions
    • changing perspectives
    • questioning the right answer

The session enables participants to see the world in a multitude of ways so that innovation becomes an every day activity – not just something you do when you are brainstorming with a team. Numerous tips and tools will be provided for triggering new thoughts and approaches. Participants walk away with techniques that can be put into practice immediately to achieve desired business results.

Webinar Description:

Innovating Every Day

The biggest threat to your business may not be new technologies, changing markets or unseen competitors. It’s what you think you know and what made you successful to date. In today’s chaotic markets, unlearning has become just as important as learning. What are you still relying on that no longer applies to today’s business world? What is getting in your way because it used to work? Holly will show you how to uncover the “thought bubbles” floating around in your head that keep you stuck in the past. Then she’ll teach you how to get unstuck, replace the old with the new, and stay focused to get the results you want. It’s not easy. It is possible.

An interactive, upbeat approach to incorporating innovation and thinking differently into almost everything you do. The session focuses on:

  • Exploring why & how our success gets us stuck
  • Exposing participants’ current decision making and thinking processes
  • How to ask the right questions to drive results
  • Changing our thinking to get clear on what is possible
  • Unlearning tried and true innovation eradicators
  • Practicing innovation techniques including
    • balancing the big picture and the details
    • focusing on a target
    • challenging assumptions
    • changing perspectives
    • questioning the right answer

The session enables participants to see the world in a multitude of ways so that innovation becomes an every day activity – not just something you do when you are brainstorming with a team. Numerous tips and tools will be provided for triggering new thoughts and approaches. Participants walk away with techniques that can be put into practice immediately to achieve desired business results.


Innovation for Everyone: Using Your Natural Creative Cycles to Live Life by Design
Presenter: Amy Simpkins

You are an innovator. Full stop. No matter your job title, education, or industry, you are an innovator because you are human. All you have to do to implement your ideas at work, build a life you life, and impact your world is tap into your inner innovator. This mind-expanding talk will help you do just that

This program is perfect for:

  • People in any role wishing to increase their impact in the workplace
  • People who want to affect change
  • People who want to live life by design

The audience will leave with:

  • A creative framework that’s easy to adopt because it’s already coded into their DNA
  • The confidence to embrace where they are in the present moment
  • The courage and roadmap to take action in order to implement their ideas and create the changes they want to see.

Format: 45-60 Minute Keynote, available as a webinar

Integrated Vision Crafting for Individuals
Presenter: Amy Simpkins

When it comes to long term sustainability and fulfillment, goals are stupid and vision is where it’s at. But how do you craft a vision that fully encompasses all that you are and all that you hope to be? How do you craft a vision that’s flexible enough to grow and shift right along with you, but strong enough to withstand the unexpected? How do you craft a vision that’s realistic but reflects your big potential? Let’s craft it together!

This program is perfect for:

  • Individual contributors
  • Solopreneurs
  • Anyone who wants to create their life by design

The audience will leave with:

  • Knowing the difference between vision and goals and when to use each.
  • A visual map of their integrated vision
  • An awareness of their own creative spiral and how to practically use it
  • Immediate actions steps to start to implement their vision


Leadership Style – Which Style Fits You
Presenter: Lowell Wightman

A review of 4 popular leadership styles are discussed so that personal leadership profiles can be created as first steps toward defining individual leadership skills and traits.


  • Define and list examples of four contemporary theoretical leadership styles
  • Identify how personal skills and traits match to the constructs of each leadership style
  • Recognize how to apply the four leadership styles


  • Define and list four contemporary leadership styles
  • Discuss where and how the constructs of each style would be applied in business settings as well assist in personal development.
  • Share and discuss case study examples for each leadership style in accounting, finance and entrepreneurial business settings.
  • List and discuss outcomes and action steps participants may take at the completion of the training.

Life Balance is About Priorities
Presenter: Denise Liebetrau

What matters most in your life?  How do your decisions and habits impact your health, those you love, and how you earn or use money?  You have so much to juggle – your job, exercise, eating the right foods, your relationships, and paying your bills. Are you saving enough money for retirement? Are you paying off debt? Do you want to help your kids pay for college? What about that amazing vacation on your bucket list?  How about owning your dream home? Life is a series of trade-offs.  Are your trade-offs based on your values? Stop being overwhelmed and frustrated. Discover how to gain control of your to-do list and focus on designing your life.

Life Styles Inventory®
Presenter: Tricia Downing

The Life Styles Inventory measures 12 different “personal styles” that describe the thinking and behavioral tendencies of individuals. Some of these styles are positive and contribute to effectiveness while others are counter-productive and detract from effectiveness. The LSI enables participants to see how their assumptions are reflected in their more general thinking and behavioral patterns and tendencies.

This workshop is based on research and reporting tools by Human Synergistics.

Live Well, Lead Well – Whole Body Leadership
Presenter: Jamie Shapiro

Being a leader requires a constant stream of energy. We are faced with continuous demands from the business, people, personal obligations, travel schedules, and there is constant pressure to be “on.” How do we make sure that all the energy we put out for others doesn’t deplete us? How does health impact your performance and leadership ability? Why do we allow health to often take a backseat to other imperatives? Vitality is the typically overlooked foundation for all leaders and needs to be reprioritized for leaders. The model of driving yourself into the ground is not sustainable and certainly not the future of our companies. In order to be at our best, we need to bring our whole selves to our leadership. Come learn in this session the connection between how we lead from within and the impact it has on how we lead others.

During this session you will:

  • Get connected to your vision for health and learn why it is so essential for resonant change.
  • You will leave with more knowledge around nutrition, practical mindfulness, stress management and connected leadership.
  • Gain new tools and ways to make changes right away that impact your personal health, leadership, team and organization.

Living & Thriving @ The Pace of Change
Presenter: Holly Green

The human brain was not set up to work effectively at the pace we are expected to move today. This causes interesting and sometimes harmful behaviors at work.

Living & Thriving explores:

  • Why parts of the brain are not well suited for today’s hyper-fast world
  • How and why we get caught in inefficient and nonproductive busyness
  • Typical reactions to change and how to navigate through them effectively
  • How we can maintain/rebuild resilience during significant change
  • How to remain focused and energized on achieving desired results

The session provides a self-assessment, development worksheets, and enables participants to better understand how to truly thrive in an environment of constant distraction with many of us operating at a pace that does not align to how and when we are most effective.

Living Your Best Light
Presenter: Chelley Canales

We were each put on this planet with incredible gifts that, once acknowledged and owned, can have the power to change the world. Imagine a society where people around you are doing what they love, making a positive contribution to others and the planet, and making a great living while doing it. This change can happen, one person at a time. What lights you up?

Maximize Your Pay Through Effective Negotiation
Presenter: Denise Liebetrau

One of the secrets to maximizing your pay and benefits is knowing what you are worth and asking for it. Do you know what to say and when to say it? Do you know how to ask? You need to talk about the value and results you deliver in the context of strategic business goals. You will leave $500k to $1M on the table if you don’t negotiate over the course of your career. Are you ready to learn how to fund your dreams?

    Mental Conditioning Methods and Strategies for Executive Excellence
    Presenter: Lowell Wightman

    This course is designed for those who strive to improve on a daily basis and yet monitor their environment in order to improve others and gain new insights; Participants who desire to manage daily distractions and stressors should consider attending. Participants will be given definitions for mental conditioning and mindset management. The course will provide practical strategies and methods for mental toughness, resiliency, and time management suited for the accounting and finance professional.


    • Apply definitions for Mental Conditioning and Mindset Management to weekly planning processes
    • List obstacles and distraction that diminish human performance
    • Practice applying mental conditioning skill
    • Apply mindset management strategies to specific behaviors
    • Write a 30 day mental conditioning strategy


    • Provide examples of Mental Conditioning and Mindset Management application
    • List strategies and methods for improving Executive Excellence
    • Impact of positive mindset on individual and team productivity
    • Improve a culture without diminishing human performance

    Money Secrets
    Presenter: Kim Curtis

    Money makes us anxious. It doesn’t matter how old we are or how much money we make. Money questions plague all of us at one time or another. Do I have enough? Will I have enough? What is enough?

    We live in a world where financial safety nets are being replaced by self-sufficiency. Learn the controversial and groundbreaking insight from Kim Curtis’ bestselling and award-winning book Money Secrets: Keys to Smart Investing. Curtis uncovers the financial propaganda that woos smart people into bad financial decisions. You’ll learn the secrets, lies and myths of a multi-billion dollar industry. Explore what the financial industry doesn’t want you to understand about investing from an insider who believes you deserve the truth!

    Motivation Matters: Tap Into What’s Important To Drive Results
    Presenter: Sarah Krivel

    For years, business leaders have relied on either the carrot (a raise) or the stick (public ridicule) to motivate. And it’s simply not working. Tap into motivation to inspire the productive performance you desire out of yourself and your team without constantly fighting an uphill battle!

    In this invaluable program, you will learn:

    • The essential elements of tapping into intrinsic motivation
    • How to inspire the behavior you want in your organization and get the best from people
    • How to avoid high turnover, or worse yet, building a toxic business culture
    • How to hire, evaluate and incentivize to reward performance
    • A simple system to uncover what makes individuals “tick”

    Oh the Things You Can Thunk!
    Presenter: Holly Green

    A Dr. Seuss inspired look at creativity and the wondrous workings of our brains.

    Whether a child or adult, our ability to imagine is one of the most remarkable aspects of the human brain. We are also illogical, irrational creatures whose brains serve us well and not so well in a thousand ways, especially in the business world. Unfettered thinking is a critical skill for today’s business leaders. And, even though we have the ability to think just about anything imaginable, our brains need prompts to help us use this skill well.

    • What imaginings will help us thrive as individuals and as an organization?
    • When should we use the power of our brains to generate more ideas versus execute on what we already have?
    • How can we engage the brains of others to create new neural connections that contribute to success? 

    As the good Dr. said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” To that I would add, “You’ll steer a lot better and get where you want if you ponder all the things you can thunk!”

    Overworked? Overwhelmed? Over It? – Regaining Your Resilience

    Presenter: Holly Green

    We’re all stressed these days. The world moves increasingly faster, more data than ever is in front of us, and we’re not set up as creatures to manage it well. This session focuses on how to minimize and leverage the stress of everyday work so that we are more effective and more relaxed. Stress can help us in many ways, if we know what is causing it, how much is too much, and what do about it. We’ll explore and uncover how we can develop our emotional intelligence to increase our resilience and tolerance. You’ll learn and practice prompting your brains to focus on what you want and constantly move closer to the results you desire.

    Webinar Description:

    Overworked?  Overwhelmed?  Over it?  Understanding, Embracing & Managing Stress

    We’re all stressed these days.  The world moves increasingly faster, more data than ever is in front of us, and we’re not set up as creatures to manage it well. 

    This session focuses on how to minimize and leverage the stress of everyday work so that we are more effective and more relaxed.  Stress can help us in many ways, if we know what is causing it, how much is too much and what do about it?  We’ll explore how we can develop our emotional intelligence to increase our resilience and tolerance.

    Performance for Leaders: How to Make Food Work for You
    Presenter: Jamie Shapiro

    Eating well can make a significant difference in energy, mental clarity, focus, emotional resilience and stamina, not to mention overall health. But what kind of food best supports leaders?

    Should you be on a gluten-free, paleo, mediterranean or vegetarian diet? How do you eat well while on the road? What’s the best way to mitigate energy crashes? Why are fats and protein so important to include in your diet? Are carbs good or bad?

    What nutrients and vitamins are most critical for leaders and what is the best way to incorporate them into your daily routine? What should you eat before an important meeting? What’s the best way to start eating healthy so that you can sustain a good diet?

    This talk addresses these questions and focuses on how to use nutrition to fuel performance. It shares evidence-based strategies on nutrition and dispels common myths and misinformation about nutrition. Participants walk away knowing how to eat for better leadership and receive materials including recipes and shopping lists to help them do so.

    Practice Development: Define the Virtual Handshake
    Presenter: Lowell Wightman

    Those routinely involved in client acquisition and development by using data unique to measuring what drives you, we will align these characteristics with practice development strategies. You will discover how to blend both real and virtual resources into your practice development strategies.


    • Align yourself with the needs of a current or prospective client relationship.
    • Recognize when and how to deliver a real or virtual handshake effectively
    • Recognize environmental conditions that promote or diminish relationship development
    • Evaluate 16 human desires unique to just you


    • Use six steps for developing and maintaining a mindful client relationship
    • Apply the best methods for initiating a handshake, real and virtual
    • Recognize how the environment influences a current or prospect relationship
    • Recognize how his/her intentions impact a current or prospect relationship

    Put a Fork In It: Employee Engagement is Dead. It’s Time to Focus on Employee Passion
    Presenter: Tara Powers

    What is the difference between an engaged employee and a passionate one?

    Engaged employees are switched on: conscientious about their work, do everything that is expected of them and comply with policies and procedures to the letter. Then there are passionate employees. These people don’t just stick to the rulebook – they do whatever it takes to delight customers. These emotionally committed employees are passionate about their work, and the organization they work for. Employee engagement is just the starting point. Passionate employees take your organization to the next level.

    Key Learning Takeaways:

    • Discover how well your organization is doing at creating a passionate team
    • Learn about The Passion Index and the five employee needs that ignite passion. Assess how well the organization satisfies these needs.
    • Identify the eight Values that Build Trust and how important they are to employees personally

    Shoot the Moon
    Kathleen Quinn Votaw

    Featuring perspective, inspiration and motivation from a peer CEO who understands the daily challenges executives must face.

    Stress Management for Women Leaders: You Can’t Just Lean In
    Presenter: Jamie Shapiro

    Despite great strides in gender equality in the US, only 17% of our senior leaders are women. Those who do make it into leadership positions report higher degrees of stress than their male counterparts. This is a problem not just for the women leaders themselves, but for the organization as a whole.

    A recent study showed that women are better suited for leadership than their male colleagues when it comes to clarity, innovation, support and targeted meticulousness. When we fail to develop and retain women leaders, we create organizations that are less capable.

    Sheryl Sandberg encourages women to look within and lean in. But to break through the glass ceiling and continue to lead long and strong, women leaders need more than grit: they must develop ways to manage their stress so that they can go the distance.

    Too many women leaders push themselves to exhaustion—both at work and at home. Like a duck that glides gracefully across the water, its progress may seem effortless to the observer, but just under the surface there is a frenzy of paddling.

    This talk introduces women leaders to stress management practices suited specifically for them. It addresses ways to incorporate exercise, rest and recovery in a busy schedule, nutrition to build energy and a variety of relaxation techniques. Participants will walk away with clear ideas of how to manage their stress effectively so that they have more energy to lead and live fulfilling lives.

    Taking Back the Balance
    Presenter: Chris Castillo

    So many people struggle to balance their personal needs with the needs of their work life. Work-life balance is a term that’s thrown around a lot these days, but is the term a bit of a myth? In this session, I’ll help attendees to take a step back and identify where they’re spending their time, as well as whether that’s aligned with their larger priorities.

    The Balancing Act
    Presenter: Bob Heavers

    You may often find yourself rushing between commitments, struggling to stay afloat and keep it all together. Are you managing multiple calendars and to-do lists? In today’s world, work tends to blend with life, and you may sometimes struggle deciding where to spend your time as well as how much time to commit. Learn the three critical areas of personal productivity so you can get more of the right stuff done and regain balance.

    The Best Career Advice You’ve Never Heard
    Presenter: Denise Liebetrau

    Are you feeling stuck in your career?  Do you long to hear something different that will make you look forward to going to work?  Join us for a unique conversation about your career and how to get unstuck.  The secret is in the career advice you have never heard before.  Are you ready to hear some new ways to think about your success?

    The Career Path
    Presenter: Kim Carver

    The career path isn’t always straight forward and learning how to navigate it takes some practice. Learn how to put your career on the path you have always wanted and how to adjust when your life and goals change.

    The Guiding Write – How to Direct and Navigate Your Readers Every Time
    Presenter: Dee Dukehart

    Writing is still an art. With the invasion of e-mails, Twitter and text messages, writing complete, comprehensive, concrete and clear sentences make your points stand out above your competition.

    Dee highlights back-to-basics tools on writing sentences that both your internal and external readers understand and gain from your information. Good grammar, punctuation and syntax are your guides to getting your readers to appreciate your information in both business and technical writing. Save time, save money and boost your bottom line with well-written and well-received written documents from e-mails to proposals, from memos to newsletters, or from instructional documents to cover letters: good writing is your readers’ and your best friend.

    The Key to Career Success is Understanding Your Company’s Incentives
    Presenter: Denise Liebetrau

    How does your employer define success? Incentives provide insight into the strategic, financial, and business metrics that matter most and help you understand the company’s culture. Learn how to interpret a company’s reward programs so you know how to prioritize your work, what will be valued, and improve your chances for a promotion. You will also learn how to use the languages of business to communicate your results to enhance your reputation as a high performer and leader.

    The Passion Accelerator: How to Fuel Your Appetite to Be, Do and Create Anything You Love
    Presenter: Lori Hanson

    Do you love your life, your career, what you’ve accomplished so far? Is there an emptiness, or burning desire inside you that begs to be acknowledged? A “full” life is one connected with what fires you up, it brings you joy, happiness and the ability to share and serve others with what you’re truly passionate about. This keynote will challenge and inspire your
    audience to take immediate action.

    Your audience will learn:

    • The top five benefits of living a passion-fueled life
    • Why engaging your passion is more important than “settling” for a job, career or relationship that doesn’t serve you
    • How to put your Passion Accelerator to work right now

    The Priority Puzzle: A Radical Approach to Making ALL the Pieces Fit
    Presenter: Lori Hanson

    Everything is the #1 priority these days! As a working woman, it’s exhausting just trying to keep up, and you can’t do your best at everything—or anything. How do you choose? Life is more stressful with all the technology distractions that keep you constantly “on.” Do you find daily life wears you down until your mental and physical health are depleted and your attitude sucks? In this powerful program Lori shares a radical new approach for making peace with your priorities and creating freedom in your life.

    Your audience will learn:

    • The three P’s of solving the priority puzzle
    • The most powerful word in your vocabulary
    • The “dishonored” foundation you need to succeed

    The Secret to Job Security
    Presenter: Denise Liebetrau

    Are you afraid your name will be on the next layoff list?  The days of being employed by one employer for most of your career are gone. We are all entrepreneurs now. Do you know the pain points you solve? Do you know the employers that need the results you can deliver? The secret to job security is that you build it for yourself. Learn how to use a personal marketing plan to communicate your accomplishments to the right audience. Discover your strengths, align to your values, and find your passion. Leave with an action plan that gives you peace of mind and confidence.

    The Universe Says Yes
    Presenter: Glenn Bott

    Traumatic Brain Injury recovery focusing more on how the Universe works and that we’re all creators. What is true for another isn’t necessarily your truth. We are constantly creating based upon our predominant thoughts/feeling but most behave on auto-pilot and don’t realize they’re creating the same-o, same-o by doing this.

    Time Mastery: Productivity Simplified For Your Work & Your Life
    Presenter: Sarah Krivel

    You may often find yourself rushing between commitments, struggling to stay afloat and keep it all together. Do you have multiple calendars and to-do lists? Get more of the right stuff done without losing your sanity…and take a break!

    In this interactive program, you will learn:

    • The essential components of time and self management
    • How to avoid burnout, or worse yet, disappointing others
    • How to manage distractions and maintain focus on what matters
    • How to increase efficiency day-to-day with recurring tasks
    • A simple system to make the most of your use of time and reach your goals

    Understand Your True Balance and Raise Your Bar
    Presenter: Greg Aden

    This program is designed to examine your roles (from the heart) and develop the skill set to up-level your relationships both personally and professionally. We all play several roles in our lives. Greg will guide you through the process of taking an honest look at each key role to then determine the focus, attention, energy and time we are actually providing to each. The final step is to assign heartfelt goals to each role with intentional actions.

    Working together as individuals while focused on self, team and organization we will uncover tools for true personal transformation such as insight, structure and accountability. Imagine your life with the plan that you create, coming directly from you reflecting your values, your roles, your insight, your top goals – while giving you that extra edge of focus and guidance.

    You will receive the guidance you need to:

    • Stay true to your process, your goals and your targeted results
    • Create personal breakthroughs
    • Master smarter goal setting
    • Claim the life of purpose you want to live everyday

    Together we will move beyond work/life balance and form a culture of collaboration, alignment and engagement that will bring you and your team the results you want.

    Visioning Better Goals
    Presenter: Chris Castillo

    In this session we’ll focus on using visioning and larger career planning as a vehicle to set better goals. New Year’s Resolutions fail so often because they’re not tied into the bigger picture. Instead of setting arbitrary goals, we’ll focus on high-level visioning, and then use the SMART goal process to make them a reality.

    Well…? How Did I Get Here?
    Presenter: Kim Carver

    Practical tips and tricks from a woman who has lived in 4 countries and been a CEO of several recognized brands.

    What It’s Like Being in the Boardroom and How to Get on One
    Presenter: Michele Ashby

    Program primarily for women audiences:

    There is a lot of talk these days about getting more women on boards, but what is it really like in the boardroom when you are the only woman?  Or the second woman on the board? Or the third?

    The relative articles and conversations bring up a lot of questions and many of them will be addressed in this presentation.

    Here are just a few of the most popular questions I am asked:

    • Should I take a board position if I am going to be the “token” woman?
    • Is it tough to be taken seriously?
    • How would I fit in and how do I get my own voice heard?
    • What is the responsibility of a board member?
    • How much do they pay?
    • How much risk is there when you are on a board?
    • How do I get on a board?

    Every presentation on this topic will be customized for the group and will also include audience participation.  Every participant will come away knowing more about boards and more about their own affinity to be on a board or not.

    Who Am I & Who the Heck are You?
    Presenter: Holly Green

    Participants will engage in an upbeat and interactive look at decision making, data gathering, communication, organization and living style utilizing the Myers-Briggs Temperament Sorter. They will learn how to more effectively communicate, align, focus, and collaborate to achieve desired business results.

    Participants build self-awareness of their preferences as well as an appreciation for why some people drive them crazy and what to do about it. Participants also learn how adults make decisions and get to actions as well as how to make better decisions.

    2 to 3 hour session incorporating assessments & debriefs

    Who Am I can be effectively combined with core elements of the Using Your Brain program creating a 3 to 4 hour hands on learning session.

    Whole Human – or Disconnected: It’s Your Choice
    Presenter: Lori Hanson

    Let’s face it, you’re too busy and focus on what is causing the most drama. With so many distractions, when do you really give your full attention to anything? Happiness comes from owning and engaging the whole package: mental and physical health, connections with family and friends and your internal guidance system.

    Caring about other people, the planet and most importantly your SELF.

    Your audience will learn:

    • 3 practical daily practices for slowing the hamster wheel and connecting with SELF
    • Why a holistic approach to your relationship with yourself is a game changer!
    • What being “human” really means—and why you should care

    Why “Can’t” Is a Four-Letter Word?

    Presenter: Lauren Danielle Simms

    Lauren has a proven track record of creating healthy rebellion against roadblocks and glass ceilings of potential. The only reason you can’t succeed is if you don’t believe you can. The biggest question you need to answer is “Why can’t I?” Lauren not only encourages your full potential, but actually guides you through breaking through self-limitations. She reminds you of the Little Engine That Could … “I think I can… I think I can … I think I can …” and then YOU can!

    Women on Corporate Boards
    Presenter: Michele Ashby

    Program primarily for women audiences:

    Have you ever wondered if you could get on a paying corporate board? Now more than ever, companies are looking for qualified women to put on their boards. The percentage of women on public boards is still under 20% and has stalled out there over the past few years. Michele Ashby, founder of Ashby Consulting Enterprises, works to educate women about corporate boards and how to get on them.

    No matter where you are in your career today, if you want to learn more about what it takes to get on a board, how much you can earn in this high-powered, part-time position and make a difference, join Michele as she shares her knowledge and expertise on how to be on a board.

    Writing Effective E-mails
    Presenter: Dee Dukehart

    How many e-mails did you receive today? How many did you have an opportunity to read and respond to? Did you understand what your writers were saying or asking? Did your readers understand your e-mail?

    E-mail is a major way we communicate. Dee gives you tools and tips on the importance of your subject line and how often to change it.  She’ll cite the importance of when to send and when not to send an e-mail. (Telephones work too.)  She’ll also impress upon you the importance of good grammar, punctuation and syntax.

    E-mails can be overwhelming; gain insight to Dee’s Six Flow tools to manage your inbox. This fast-paced and information-driven workshop is full of tools and techniques you can implement immediately for better and more comprehensive e-mails, no matter who reads them.

    When you write clearly, conversationally and concretely your readers gain the information you want them to and they are able to respond in kind. This valuable tool is a win/win. Write for the reader: give them what they need in a comprehensive and professional style.