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  • 7 ways to improve your life, RIGHT NOW

    Mark Reinoso, Managing Partner / Owner, Desert State Fire, PM Contracting Team, Irvington House

    How many times have you felt that you just wanted to get away from it all? Quit your job, quit your life, and move to the beach? Move to Italy? We see it regularly on social media.... MORE >

    The frustrations and the monotony of life in this system create a longing for a more meaningful existence....a more connected, important, purposeful existence. I think that describes the human condition in many ways, its why humans have always conquered, migrated....manifest destiny!

    Do you feel stuck in a mediocre life? Do you feel like all you do is commute to work and do things you have to do, just to keep the lights on? The good news is that you can gain meaning, or more meaning in your life with just a few simple, but deliberate actions. You dont have to chuck it all and buy a villa in Italy....

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  • The Subtle Art of Effective Listening

    Jeff Young, Senior Vice President, First Financial Equity Corporation

    Of all the communication skills, that of listening is the most misunderstood, the least employed and yet the most important of effective interaction between human beings. Whether you are in sales or management, your ability to be a good listener is crucial to your success in your professional endeavors. MORE >

    As a successful investor for his clients, Jeff has spent a career understanding what it is people want and need from their lifetime of efforts. And to do that, he had to become an effective and efficient listener. In this session, Jeff will share with you how to set the stage, how to be an "active" listener and what listening techniques can propel you to the next level of your personal success ladder.
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  • Stress Mastery: From Feeling Stuck to Feeling Free

    Sara Regester RN, BSN, CHC, Certified Integrative Health Coach, Directions 4 Wellness

    This interactive talk is offered in a workshop format where the participants learn specific strategies for presence, mindfulness and stress resilience so they can get out of resistance of that push-pull energy that keeps them stuck, distracted, procrastinating and uninspired and create the life that they desire. MORE >

    This program teaches how to create more confidence and courage to step into new opportunities for career, relationships and health in alignment with your authentic gifts and purpose so you can feel more energized, more focused and more fulfilled in your life.

    - Tips on how stay on your edge to create a successful life without wiping yourself out
    - Change how you think about stress and leverage it as an opportunity to learn and grow
    - Learn how you can meet stress with confidence and courage to respond to challenges successfully
    - Strategies to overturn your negative inner dialogue so you can turn up the volume to hear your wise intuitive voice
    - Be more present, mindful and neutral so you can creatively respond to your stress and stay out of emotional reactivity and energy loss
    - Be an Stress Responder and not a Stress Reactor
    - The secret to prioritizing competing priorities in a 24-hour day

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  • Interviewing with Confidence

    Carmen Payne, Owner & Creator, Soar! Transformational Life Coaching

    During this fun and interactive presentation, the audience will learn tools to answer those awkward/uncomfortable/tricky interview questions with confidence!

    Testimonial for this topic: MORE >

    “Carmen, I so appreciate you lending us your time and talent this morning! Your presentation was engaging, uplifting and informative – what more could we ask? Thank you for choosing to serve with us!”

    Sheila R. Coulam
    Director of Programs
    Career Connectors

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  • Skillful Conversations

    Jenny Yoder, Leadership Coach and Team Facilitator, Trinity Performance Group, LLC

    Learn how to frame robust conversations that: Align your intent with what you say; Address the root sources of conflict; lessening misunderstandings; Increase your ability to listen and take in other perspectives; Evoke the best in yourself and others.

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  • Is Your Garage Filled With Items That Should Have Been Thrown Away 10 Years Ago?

    Robin Adrihan, Founder / Co-Owner, Smooth Transitions of the Valley

    Garage or home cluttered? Are you a saver or a hoarder? Is it time to just eliminate the clutter or are you moving? Would you like to get organized or make some money by selling some of your treasures? MORE >

    Whether you are moving and need to downsize or just want to rightsize your current home, find out how to do this without losing your mind. Let go, lower your stress scale and unload the emotional and physical junk.

    Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant Robin will give you tips on how to get through the challenge of letting go and what to do with the items that are going out the door.

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  • Steps to Take to Reinvent Yourself After …

    Joan Betsy Kurasch, Founder, The Silver Compass

    After a significant loss there exists an opportunity to reinvent yourself and create a new life that is both engaging and rewarding. Whether it is the loss of a job, a business failure, a divorce, a significant illness or a financial disaster, there exists the possibility for creating something new, something special. MORE >

    Having worked with people who are grieving for the future they had planned and that has now disappeared, this presentation was created to start the process of facing the dilemma of "What do I do next?"
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  • Language, Sex and Power: Effective Communication Techniques for Women

    Cyd West, Executive Director, World Academy for the Future of Women

    Cyd West, a specialist in linguistics, presents ways to enhance your communication skills that are pertinent to every woman who lives and/or works with men. She covers: MORE >

    • who gets heard and why.
    • how men and women communicate and interpret each other.
    • potential language pitfalls which commonly occur in the workplace.
    • how these differences affect women in the workplace and in positions of authority.
    • what we as women can do to improve our communication effectiveness with men and in the workplace.

    As young girls we are taught to be considerate, to save face for others, to apologize, and exercise modesty. This training often runs counter to the communication skills that are expected and rewarded in the workplace. If you know women who have waited for someone to notice they’ve done a good job or whose deferential nature has kept them from advancement, you have witnessed this dichotomy in action.

    Linguistic research has unveiled a wealth of information for women working with men. Deborah Tannen, Robin Lakoff and other linguists have studied how language patterns are formed at a very young age and how they grow to differ for the sexes. These differences, hierarchical communication for men and relational communication for women, are the basis for much of the misunderstandings and lack of value of women’s contributions in the workplace. Understanding these potential pitfalls and leveraging our strengths as women in relational communication techniques can ensure our visibility, power and effectiveness in the workplace.

    OBJECTIVES:
    • Help women and men understand the beneficial dynamics of utilizing the full spectrum of communication skills and attributes;
    • Enable women to succeed in traditionally male oriented workplaces and be perceived as strong and effective in their leadership roles.
    • Provide an understanding of communication pitfalls and opportunities by both sexes that can lead to effective leadership for both men and women.

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  • The Job Search Overview & Checklist

    Martha Rockwell, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Licensed Career Coach, A+ Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC

    When looking for work, the first thing to understand is that there are six major areas of the job search. Understanding the purpose of each step, knowing when and how to incorporate each into a job search is vital. Most critical... all are important and must be used simultaneously. MORE >

    This presentation includes an explanation of the six steps that are involved in a successful search. Each step will be explained, its importance and how all six work together for best results.
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  • Using Active Listening to Mold Behavior

    Ed Fabritiis, Business Consultant, HR 1Source, LLC

    Participants learn the 5 steps to the successful application of Active Listening. Active Listening does not come naturally to most people. The workshop provides the opportunity for learners to practice Active Listening in the safe environment of the meeting through carefully constructed exercises.

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