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  • Get Organized: Simplify Your Life, Reduce Your Stress, Live A Healthier Life

    Andrea Brundage, MBA, Professional Organizer & Bringer of Calm, Simple Organized Solutions

    Living and working in a cluttered and chaotic environment causes most people stress, and prolonged stress is a major contributor to many medical challenges. This course is intended to provide simple techniques that will help stressed individuals and professionals start clearing clutter in their lives, and on their calendars, and begin to take back control of their lives. MORE >

    We cannot always control what life throws at us, but we can control how we react, and what we allow in our space.

    Andrea Brundage is a well-known Professional Organizer who will answer your questions, share valuable tips, and give you a guidance so you can reduce the stress in your life, starting with the clutter in your space.

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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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  • How Thinking in the Opposite Can Change Your Life and Business

    Kenny Weiss, Professional Coach

    Getting stuck in a dead end career or relationship can make you feel like you are suffocating. Most people think avoiding the difficult decisions and personal issues is the answer. Coach Kenny Weiss will reveal what you can do to live life from a new perspective—where everything is opposite of what you say and think. The result? Living in the opposite brings opportunities and insight you never thought possible. MORE >

    Whether we like it or not, we are all carrying trauma from our past and reliving it each day. It’s a natural response to try to avoid pain and negative feelings. But when we do that, we are missing out. Trauma from the past impacts our relationships, career choices, hobbies, finances, emotions, spiritual life, sex life and brain power. Turning toward our trauma (the opposite of what most people do) has the surprising power to change our view of the world and how the world sees us. Discover how to access the power of living in the opposite, facing your trauma and unleashing your true potential.
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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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  • 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time

    Debbie Correa, Senior Associate, GiANT WORLDWIDE

    5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. You will learn the the five different gears, or mindsets that carry you through various facets of your day.
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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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  • 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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  • Networking for Love or Money

    Joan Betsy Kurasch, Founder, The Silver Compass

    The techniques are the same for meeting the love of your life or the important business contact. In this presentation the correct handshake, ice-breaker, and how to enter an existing group will be addressed. Created for both the extrovert who needs to tone down his/her approach or the introvert who just wants to hide in the corner, this program will give "specific" tips that can be used immediately. MORE >

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  • The D-I-M-E-S Theory or “How to Get What You Really Want”

    Wes Waddle, Chief Executive Officer, Qualified, Inc.

    Desire - What do you want? Inspiration - What puts you in the right spirit? Motivation - What will move you to action? Enthusiasm - "En Theos" (or in God) Success - Putting it all together

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  • How to Manage and Reduce Panic Attacks by becoming Spiritually/Energetically Re-aligned.

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

    I have personally experienced them and coached clients on this. The tools I use have helped to quickly move me from panic to re-alignment both spiritually and physically. This is not a quick fix solution, but it’s a lot quicker than if you tried to go it alone or with just pills. According to behavioral health professionals, panic and anxiety attacks are clinically different. The main differences being what triggers them and their duration in terms of how long you may suffer from them. MORE >

    According to the research I have read, 4 million Americans suffer from panic attacks and globally 1 in 13 people suffer from anxiety attacks. I should also preface this speech with the fact that I am not a doctor or therapist or psychologist. If you are suffering from panic or anxiety attacks, please seek professional advice and combine it with alternative healing techniques. It’s not one over the other, it’s a collaborative/complimentary approach.

    What I share with you is how I have personally learned to manage panic attacks to reduce their frequency and eliminate them for months/years and which tools I have used when coaching clients. I believe the same tools can be used to ease anxiety attacks also.

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