A successful organization is built on a solid foundation. How your people feel on a professional and personal level will collectively have a dramatic impact on your overall success. We have programs to help your people create a powerful vision of personal achievement.

*Adventures in Attitudes

*Balancing Time Commitments -- Preventing Burnout

*Career Development for Women

*How to Love the Job You Hate

*How to Manage Priorities and Improve Productivity in an Increasingly Demanding Workplace

*How Your Personal Communication Style May Be Holding You Back

*Keeping Your Balance in an Unbalanced World

*Managing Anger

*Meeting the Challenge of Change

*Mentors and Success: Being and Finding a Mentor

*Organization and Time Management

*Overcoming Information Overload

*Personal and Professional Excellence

*Potentializing for Success

*Powerful Listening and Memory Development

*Professional Renewal- Both In & Out of the Office

*Self-Esteem and Personal Dynamics

*Strategies for Success

*Stress: Do You Have it Under Control?

*The Successful Patient

*Surviving Domestic Violence: How to Stay Out Once You Get Out


* Adventures in Attitudes

This life-changing seminar can turn your weaknesses into strengths, generate self-motivation, and help you successfully meet the challenges of change. Participants learn tools that can change their lives. Participants will write their own personal and professional five-year, strategic, goal-setting plans. Learn how to eliminate tension, to communicate, to manage time, and to build a positive self-concept.

Objectives:

  • Improve communication by analyzing how attitude affects interpersonal relations
  • Create a positive self-concept
  • Eliminate the tensions that cause negativity
  • Understand how perceptions affect attitude
  • Relate to others in more positive ways
  • Increase motivation and productivity

Topics:

  • Communication - How attitudes affect communications
  • Attitude Awareness - Creating a positive self-image- Recognizing your weaknesses, using your strengths
  • Mind Management - Learn a method for eliminating tensions - Handle negative situations with poise
  • Understanding - How perception affects understanding
  • Personality - Learning to enjoy others
  • Human Relations - Learn a six-step method for solving problems
  • Personal Development - A time analysis worksheet - Two ways of accomplishing more each day


* Balancing Time Commitments -- Preventing Burnout

Get out from under the time trap and back onto the productivity bandwagon. Learn to prioritize your work for real results each and every day. Get organized, plan, and implement your plan to revolutionize your life, both on and off the job.

Objectives:

  • Analyze your current use of time
  • Identify the ways you waste time
  • Recognize the importance of planning
  • Prioritize your commitments
  • Take control of your time

Topics:

  • Taking charge of your time clock - How do you view time? - How self-development is tied to time management
  • Prioritize your way out of the time trap - Distinguishing the important from the URGENT
  • Your personal time habits - Self analysis - Tracking your time use
  • Identify the time wasters - Get rid of them!
  • How to say no without stress - Don't let others plan your time - Put yourself in control
  • A systematic approach to time control
  • The great time master payoff - Success and satisfaction - Taking time for YOU


* Career Development for Women

Women face special challenges in planning a career, because they often juggle multiple responsibilities. This seminar helps participants recognize their particular strengths in planning and advancing their careers. The focus is on career success and on balancing the demands of work and home life.

Objectives:

  • Know and apply the steps of career and life planning
  • Identify your skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Develop and use the abilities that will most benefit your employer and your career
  • Understand personal power
  • Overcome the unconscious fears that hold women back
  • Implement a career action plan

Topics:

  • Patterns and barriers - understand self-defeating patterns and behaviors that prevent career and life growth
  • Skill assessment - take a self-test to identify your special skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Developing your strong points - strategies for increasing your personal and professional effectiveness
  • Handling the crisis situation - how to keep cool and maintain your credibility
  • Goal setting - how to set short term and long-term goals for maximizing productivity
  • Putting it all together - balancing your personal and professional life


* How to Love the Job You Hate

Are you among the two-thirds of today's work force who do not like their job? It may not be your fault, but only you can change it. As corporate America has placed more and more emphasis on technology and market statistics, it has often ignored its greatest asset: people. You probably work for more than money. You want to feel appreciated and fulfilled. You want to feel a sense of purpose. This seminar helps you clarify your purpose, change your attitude, and learn to like your job again.

Objectives:

  • Change the way you feel about your job
  • Know how to cope when the company treats you as a "non-person"
  • Learn to say "I want" to go to work rather than "I have" to go to work.
  • Balance your personal and professional life
  • Concentrate on progress rather than perfection
  • Practice positive thinking

Topics:

  • Why you don't love your job
  • Why you picked your job in the first place
  • What changed? You or the job?
  • The power of attitudes
  • Self-esteem: how it affects your attitude
  • How to help your company change
  • How to change yourself


* How to Manage Priorities and Improve Productivity in an Increasingly Demanding Workplace

If you are feeling overwhelmed, this seminar is for you. Learn how to juggle many jobs without dropping the ball. Learn how to maintain quality when quantity seems unrelenting. You will learn how to handle more than one person's priorities and what to do first when everything seems important. You'll learn techniques that will keep you cool under deadline pressures. This course will teach you how to work smarter not harder, how to stop procrastinating, and how to stop feeling the victim of work overload.

Objectives:

  • Juggle many jobs without dropping the ball
  • Maintain quality when quantity seems overwhelming
  • Keep cool under deadline pressure
  • Fit rush projects into the daily routine
  • Build stamina for a demanding job
  • Rise above difficult situations
  • Say no without offending
  • Control the telephone before it controls you

Topics:

  • The work/stress connection - What you can do about it
  • Establishing realistic priorities and deadlines
  • How to tell what's really important
  • Techniques for eliminating time-wasting habits
  • Getting results
  • High (and low) payoffs
  • Winning tactics for handling multiple workloads
  • Rising above tough situations


* How Your Personal Communication Style May Be Holding You Back

Ever wonder why you're not being understood? You know you said something but they heard something else. Learn the six barriers to communication and how to overcome them. People have different expectations of each other and make assumptions every day. Seldom are these assumptions correct. A person who is shy may come off as arrogant. We are very hard on each other, seldom giving the benefit of the doubt. This seminar provides a discussion of why people communicate the way they do. It is simply the result of a person's personality. Depending upon a person's basic nature, they see a different view of the world. The key to our success in communication is understanding the other person's point of view.


* Keeping Your Balance in an Unbalanced World

Ever feel like a "stranger in a strange land"? In today's fast-changing, sometimes crazy world, keeping your sanity and peace of mind sometimes seems an overwhelming challenge. This seminar focuses on techniques for keeping your balance when the world seems to be spinning out of control. Learn how to manage stress, improve your self-esteem, relax, and balance your personal and professional lives.

Objectives:

  • Identify the forces that throw your life out of balance
  • Distinguish the situations in your life that you can and cannot change
  • Assess your own stress level
  • Practice stress-relieving techniques
  • Improve your self-esteem
  • Adapt your personal style to a fast-changing world.

Topics:

  • The world we live in - Confusion, change, and conflict - How you view the world
  • Temperament profile - What is my personal style? - Is my personal style effective? - Can I change it?
  • Attitude - Choosing a better attitude
  • Coping with Stress - Your Stress Profile - Develop a fitness program - Learn to Relax
  • Develop self-esteem - Being your own best friend
  • The payoff - A happier and more productive person at home and on the job
  • Learn how to maintain quality when the emphasis on "the numbers" seems unrelenting


* Managing Anger

Anger doesn't have to be a dirty word. Justified anger can be constructive. It can help you make needed changes and get things accomplished. But uncontrolled anger is destructive and hurtful. It can sabotage your career and ruin your personal life. This course will help you take control of your angry emotions.

Objectives:

  • Understand what anger is and why you get angry
  • Analyze your own emotional style
  • Learn proven techniques for cooling off and managing emotions
  • Change anger from a destructive emotion into a constructive one
  • Develop a plan for handling anger under the most challenging situations

Topics:

  • Emotions - friend or foe? - How to recognize emotional thinking versus logical thinking
  • Your temperament and personal style - A self-analysis
  • Getting control of your emotions - Techniques for cooling off - Putting your anger in perspective
  • Showing anger - How to communicate displeasure without "losing it" - Focusing on actions, not people
  • Stress - Controlling stress as part of controlling emotions
  • Making anger and other emotions work for you.


* Meeting the Challenge of Change

Participants in this program will increase their competence in building effective organizations, in dealing with transitions and downsizing, in working with groups, and in responding to the personal needs of organization members.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose organizational problems
  • Devise interventions to improve the organization
  • Understand various change theories and strategies
  • Identify the best strategy for your situation
  • Analyze leadership and interpersonal styles
  • Learn the causes of personal and organizational stress
  • Improve management techniques for changing times

Topics:

  • Change as a challenge, not a threat
  • The payoffs of positive, active living
  • Personal and professional excellence in changing times
  • Cohesive and rewarding teamwork
  • Leadership characteristics
  • Personality styles: What yours is and what you can do to become more versatile
  • What works in management and why


*Mentors and Success: Being and Finding a Mentor

People who are supported by mentors move higher up the career ladder faster. This seminar is filled with insights on how to get ahead. Most successful people have had at least one mentor, supportive peers, or a series of mentors. Learn about the different types of coaching and their importance to you.

Objectives:

  • Assess yourself in terms of your strengths, weaknesses and goals
  • Decide on the kind of mentorship you need and want
  • Find the right mentor
  • Choose the right mentors for others

Topics:

  • Your stage of development Where are you in your organization? In your life? Where are you going?
  • Assess your strengths, weaknesses, and goals
  • The role of the mentor Sponsor Coach Guide Facilitator Peer
  • Which mentor is right for you?
  • Surrounding yourself with people who can teach you
  • Developing other mentors in your organization
  • Give back what you receive The art of becoming a mentor


* Organization and Time Management

Get out from under the time trap and back on the productivity bandwagon. Learn to prioritize your time for real results, and to formulate a time management plan that will change the way you work and the way you live.

Objectives:

  • Analyze your current use of time
  • Identify your time wasters
  • Learn to plan for effective time use
  • Eliminate unnecessary tasks
  • Understand how to prioritize

Topics:

  • Taking charge of your time clock - How your self-development is tied to time management
  • Prioritize your way out of the time trap - The important vs. the urgent - Priority systems
  • Become a time master - Necessary conditions for change - Personal commitment
  • A systematic approach to time control - Job analysis - Managing vs. doing - Clarifying objectives
  • Take control of your time habits - Discover timing habits - Tracking time use patterns
  • Wipe out time wasters - Analyzing time wasters and getting rid of them
  • The great time master payoff - Personal values and goals - Time for you - success and satisfaction


* Overcoming Information Overload

Are you feeling irritable? Having trouble sleeping, digesting, or concentrating? Maybe you have the flu. Or maybe you're suffering from the latest of humanity's woes: information overload. According to experts, sleep disorders, digestive problems, hypertension, low morale and irritability can all be symptoms of "techno-stress," or "technosis."

Objectives:

  • Recognize the signs of "technosis"
  • Analyze your real technology needs
  • Develop a plan to use technology wisely
  • Focus on the positives while eliminating the negatives
  • Making time for low-tech activities

Topics:

  • Information Overload - What is it and knowing if you have it
  • Hooked on technology - Use it, don't abuse it - Avoiding technology for its own sake
  • What do you need - How do you use it? - Making the most of your equipment - What new equipment do you really need to own?
  • Simplify your life. - Make technology your servant, not your master - How much information is enough?
  • A walk in the park - Making time for low-tech activities - Keeping your perspective on technology
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* Personal and Professional Excellence

Are you getting the most out of your current job/career? Could you be happier and more satisfied? The career profile offered only in this course will tell you if you are in the right job and how to achieve maximum job satisfaction.

Learn strategies that will help you cope with transition and change. Understand the causes and consequences of change and the power of a positive attitude during times of transition. This course will teach you strategies, which lead to a successful personal and professional life in the future.

Objectives:

  • See opportunities, not problems
  • Learn strategies to help cope with transition and change
  • Motivate yourself and others
  • Find and control the causes of negative stress
  • Control your thought patterns
  • Understand the importance of attitudes
  • Identify techniques for stress reduction

Topics:

  • Improving productivity strategies for change
  • How attitudes affect your potential
  • Focusing on the opportunities
  • Developing better time control
  • Using assertiveness to your advantage
  • Motivating yourself and others
  • An analysis of thought patterns of successful people
  • Excellence on the road to the future

  • * Potentializing for Success

    This course focuses on how you and your organization can make the best use of your talents and abilities by learning the seven key tools to achievement. Practice good salesmanship and communication, increase your understanding, unleash your creativity and gain an edge over the competition in this fun seminar.

    Objectives:

    • Identify the seven steps to potentializing
    • Assess your personal style/temperament
    • Recognize the different types of styles and temperaments
    • Practice excellent communication skills
    • Develop strategies for improving your potential
    • Put your enthusiasm and creativity to work

    Topics:

    • Potentializing - What is it and why you need it
    • The personality profile - What's your personal style? - How does temperament affect work and life?
    • Strengthening your communication skills - Listen with all your senses - Say what you mean
    • Attitudes - Enthusiasm is contagious - Developing the positive attitude - Managing negativity
    • Why should your customers choose you? - Developing the edge
    • Service - Giving something back


    * Powerful Listening and Memory Development

    The ability to REALLY LISTEN to what others are saying, and to remember what they say, is a talent often thought to be inborn in some people. In reality, this ability can be learned using certain proven strategies. This seminar focuses on simple techniques for improving both your listening ability and your ability to remember.

    Objectives:

    • Assess your own level of listening and memory
    • Identify common barriers to effective listening
    • Use specific skills for non-judgmental listening
    • Employ "active listening"
    • Learn techniques for name recall that work for everyone
    • Process information in a way that facilitates recall

    Topics:

    • Obstacles to effective listening: why what we hear is not always the same as what was said
    • Tools for effective listening
    • The feedback technique for listening
    • Active listening: how to participate in what others are saying
    • Memory techniques that just won't fail


    * Professional Renewal - Both In & Out of the Office

    Objectives:

    • Assess your personal levels of stress
    • Determine the root causes of your stress
    • Recognize your own patterns of stress reaction
    • Apply practical tips and techniques for reducing & relieving stress
    • Employ new ways of dealing with stressful situations, people and attitudes
    • Identify how to live a more balanced & productive life


    * Self-Esteem and Personal Dynamics

    Healthy self-esteem is the single most important factor for a person's success. Self-esteem is the cornerstone upon which all other dynamic qualities are built. Give yourself the freedom to take risks, to develop new relationships, to grow, and to succeed. This seminar takes a look at your current state of self-esteem with the goal of improving your attitude and your outlook on life and work.

    Objectives:

    • Identify the current state of your self-esteem
    • Assess your personal style/temperament
    • Recognize the different types of styles and temperaments
    • Understand how your self-esteem affects your personal style and temperament
    • Develop strategies for improving self-esteem
    • Change attitudes from negative to positive

    Topics:

    • Your self-esteem assessment profile - Test your own level of self-worth
    • The personality profile - What is your personal style? - How does temperament affect your work and life?
    • Strengthening your self-esteem - Be your own best friend - Stress the positive
    • Your stress profile - How stress and self-esteem are interrelated - Good and bad stress - Managing stress
    • Attitude isn't the most important thing; it's the only thing
    • The New You - Strategies for success


    * Strategies for Success

    The only sure thing in this world is change. As we move into the future, staggering changes unfurl. Technology is skyrocketing, information is expanding, jobs are changing, communication is getting faster. Learn to succeed in this fast-moving, fun seminar.

    Objectives:

    • Anticipate some of the changes that are coming and how they will affect you
    • Identify the changes you can use to your advantage
    • Assess your own readiness for the future
    • Analyze your own personal style and how well suited it is to change
    • Adapt your personal style to a fast-changing world.

    Topics:

    • The Brave New World - Change and more change
    • Temperament profile - What is my personal style? - How well do I adapt to change? - Is my personal style effective? - Can I change it?
    • Attitude - Choosing a flexible attitude - Accepting what you can't change
    • Coping with Future Shock - Your Stress Profile
    • Develop self-esteem - Being your own best friend
    • Your support system - Your own personal fan club
    • You will succeed


    * Stress: Do You Have it Under Control?

    Learn to achieve more in less time with less effort during this fast-paced seminar. Many professionals suffer from the symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, and burnout. This results from trying to cope with too much stress. The result: mistakes, missed deadlines and physical symptoms. Learn how to work with energy, confidence and enthusiasm for a new high in personal productivity. Find new ways to relax and enjoy life. Learn how to maintain and improve your health in a high-stress environment.

    Objectives:

    • Determine the causes of stress in your life
    • Increase productivity by reducing harmful stress
    • Understand the nature of the stress response
    • Recognize early distress signals
    • Learn how to use stress to good advantage, cope with it, or eliminate it

    Topics:

    • Stress: What is it? - Good and bad stress - What it does to you physically
    • What's your stress quotient? - A self-assessment - Understanding your stress quotient - Effects on your health and productivity - Recognizing the symptoms
    • Using stress to your advantage - Recognizing what you can change and what you can't
    • Relaxation techniques - Simple ways to lower stress
    • The benefits of reducing stress
    • A strategy for living - An action plan


    * The Successful Patient

    Do you ever feel as though you lose control when you put yourself in the hands of your doctor? Do you ever wish you understood more about your health, your medical challenges and wellness strategies? This unique seminar offers a way to take control of your health and your life.

    Objectives:

    • Develop better communication with your doctor
    • Seek out information about your health situation
    • Recognize the opportunities that come out of adversity
    • Take control of and responsibility for your own good health

    Topics:

    • The doctor-patient relationship - How has it changed? How you can improve it
    • How to find out what's wrong with you - Seeking out other opinions - Finding information about your health challenges
    • The support network - Seeking out others who have been healed
    • Whose life is it anyway? - Taking charge of your lifestyle - Recognizing what needs to change - Putting yourself first
    • Cultivating self-acceptance - It's all in the attitude - Finding opportunity in adversity


    *Surviving Domestic Violence: How to Stay Out Once You Get Out

    Many men and women find themselves trapped in a seemingly hopeless situation. They know that they are being abused by a spouse or significant other, but can't find the strength to break free. This seminar is filled with understanding and motivation. You'll look within yourself and discover that there is a way to achieve happiness and freedom from abuse. Most importantly, you'll learn how to regain your indentity.

    Objectives:

    • Recognizing the types of abuse and the method for fighting back
    • Analyzing the arguments for staying in an abusive relationship and realizing that there is a better way
    • Realizing there is hope and life after abuse
    • Learning the techniques for staying out, once you are out
    • Regaining your own identity
    • Lessons from those who've been there and succeeded at regaining a new life

    Topics:

     &nbspWhy do people go back to abusive relationships?

    • I just love him/her
    • It's tough being one in a world made for two
    • He has the money
    • At least he's a good father
    • I don't know who I am anymore
    • I'm stuck in the fear
    • Who will believe me?
    • I don't break promises

      Getting out: a step-by-step process: Below is a discussion on the precise steps a person needs to take when they leave.

    • Get real; destroy the illusion and cut off contact
    • Create a financial action plan
    • Put the children first
    • Love yourself
    • Toughen up for the long haul
    • Focus on hope and healing
    • Success stories of women and men who have "made it"; these are the people who were finally able to stop going back


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