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At the Artistry of Change we activate people in high pressure careers to build the kind of mental and emotional resiliency that makes them indispensable to those they serve helping them move from being contracted and fearful around change to creatively flowing with change. We focus on visionary leaders in such areas as Personal Growth - Human Potential - Health & Wellness – HR, soft skills Professional Development. We show visionary leaders how to train their brains for high performance and how to create presentations that rock people’s worlds, open minds, and inspire people to take action on your message.
HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities. Annually, the network delivers approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at about $600 million.
TIPS for Good Management Ltd has been in existence since 1998. Julian Hammond is the principal and founder of the business who has a wide background of industrial and commercial knowledge with over 30 years experience at supervisory, middle and senior management level. Julian also operates at director level. Based in the heart of Norfolk, UK, the Company boasts a number of corporate clients who have gained significant benefits from the courses that TIPS for Good Management offers. We are also approved by the Chartered Management Institute. The TIPS programme has been uniquely developed using our �Brain Friendly' techniques. The use of accelerated learning means that information is absorbed more quickly, more thoroughly and can be recalled more easily. In 2007 we were UK Winners of The National Training Awards and in 2008 we received the Training Journal Award for Best Change Management Programme and recognition for the Best Commercial Programme for over 1000 employees. We spend years at school and college learning things. Maths, Science, English, Chemistry, Physics etc, etc. But how long do we spend understanding how we learn? For most of us this period of our lives was spent learning in the "academic wayï". It was fairly strict and the threat of punishment if we didn't conform was ever present. We learned by constantly repeating things and we competed with our peers, surely you remember the stigma of being bottom of the class or the dislike we felt for the swot who was top of the class? Talking to each other was frowned upon; indeed in exam and test conditions it was called cheating! Learning by reading was also the norm and was probably the way most of the knowledge was transferred. At best our teachers spoke, wrote information on a board and we listened and copied it down. Compare that experience to how we learned things before we could read write or even speak properly. Yes I am referring to our formative years before attending school. We learned by experimenting, by getting it wrong and being encouraged to have another go. We were told stories which carried phenomenally powerful messages. Games and having fun were all an integral part of our learning process at a critical time in our development. In fact these were important lessons that we needed for life, so they had to be learned well. Have you noticed how sometimes under extreme pressure sportsmen "choke"? This tells us a lot about the brain and what the conditions need to be for optimum learning and peak performance. If you consider some of the teachers you had in school or college which one's stand out most? For me it was those that were truly inspirational. The one's that cared about me the individual, who encouraged me to do better even when I perhaps got it wrong or didn't understand straight away. There were never any stupid questions for these teachers, they applauded the attempt and by doing so I lost any fear of failure. Above all else they made it fun, enjoyable and inclusive. Can you recall the colours of the rainbow and in their correct sequence? Thought you might! Did you do the "Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain" thing? Maybe you remembered ROYGBIV? When you leaned the alphabet and even your "times tables" (when they used to be mandatory) did you do it with either a song or rhythmically? I can almost hear you singing - A, B, C, D, E, F, G.... The use of acronyms and mnemonics have been powerful learning devices for centuries as have stories and metaphors. Here's another strange phenomenon, what happens when you catch a familiar aroma wafting in the air, say a particular perfume or after shave? It immediately accesses the memory of a person, maybe a time and a place of emotional significance to you. For me it is always the smell of newly cut grass in spring. The memories of the cricket field come flooding back and the "crack" of leather on willow. Similarly a familiar piece of music can conjure up in your mind's eye an image of a scene or a memory of an event long since passed. It comes back to our consciousness as sharp and clear and as powerful as if it was only yesterday. What does all of the above tell us and how does this fit with "Brain Friendly Training?" We know that participants on a training event will likely be influenced by the school "system" they experienced. Firstly we create the right environment for the brain to learn effectively, this is absolutely critical. When we deliver information it comes in a variety of ways, all designed to appeal to the most natural way of learning. We play games, and have themes to the sessions where the whole room becomes a learning environment. Music features heavily and the occasional use of carefully selected aromas to set the mood or stimulate participants. The learners are encouraged to share knowledge rather than compete with each other; this can take the form of learning partners or syndicate work. Stories, movie clips, game shows, virtual car racing, Oscar ceremonies, all features in our learning approach. The outcomes of the Brain Friendly approach have been astonishing by anyone's standards. Participants leave the sessions full of energy and ideas about how to implement the training. People talk of "life changing" moments and being able to recall information easily and they retain it for extraordinary long periods of time. The business results for companies have been equally stunning. One large corporate organisation kept a tally of the cost savings proposed over 2 years of management courses we ran. The last total we heard of was over £30 million! In summary, Brain Friendly training is a truly holistic approach to learning. The whole person is engaged in a way that makes even the most difficult of subjects easy to understand and apply in the real world. The techniques appeal directly to that part of the brain where long term memory and learning resides and is probably the most natural way for human beings to absorb, retain and recall information. Our delegates talk of "inspirational training" and "fantastic results". Many are taken by surprise about how much they have learned whilst having fun. This often doesn't become obvious until suddenly they find their brains accessing a piece of learning and apply it to a situation in the workplace with dramatic results!
Lisa Boesen is a Colorado-based speaker, author, facilitator, and Certified Master Coach. Lisa's passion in life is sharing her dominant gifts, energy, insight and organization, or as colleagues and clients describe, she can color-code chaos. As a wife, stepmom and small business owner, the title fit all those tasks and small projects she performs to manage the household, save money, clean, improve efficiencies, reduce waste, navigate the healthcare system, garden, maintain a social calendar to improve longevity, nurture friends and family relationships while maintaining a busy work schedule. Sound familiar? On the corporate side, Lisa has over 35 years in the healthcare industry including clinical management, human resources and performance improvement. She designs and implements workforce development, team and leadership development training and integrates quality and process improvement into all aspects of her coaching and consulting practice. Lisa enjoys working with clients who want to improve personal management skills, navigate change, and build resiliency during the cycles of career and life events. Lisa and has held leadership positions in multiple healthcare and human resources professional organizations. She holds a Masters in Organizational Management, is a Certified Master Coach, Certified Human Resources Professional, certified MBTI practitioner, certified facilitator and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist. She has been featured in Advance Magazine, Medical Office Today, Mainstreet, The Ladders, and ICU Medicine. Education Masters of Arts in Organizational Management Bachelors in English Registered Respiratory Therapist Coaching Services: Life Events, Lifestyle management, Career, Leading Others Workshops and Seminars Customer Service Team Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Personal Performance Improvement Other: Resume Writing and interview Skills
I am a performance consultant who has helped one of my client organizations reduce turnover from 25% to just under 5%. My specialty is helping business owners and executives overcome the two biggest obstacles to employee engagement. Lower employee engagement causes involuntary turnover, lower revenues, and decreased productivity. The primary obstacles to engagement are a lack of job fit and inadequate competency skill among your leadership team. Productivity especially depends on front-line supervisors and managers who have the skill to engage, motivate, and properly reward employees. Consider the words of an employee who was asked why they were leaving a job for another one, "The job sucks, my manager sucked, I don't need this." Notice they didn't say anything about leaving for more money. If you fail to put people in positions where they can do their best work and give them competent skilled managers they will rise to the occasion. Without these catalysts, they will likely move on. I am an Adult Education expert and certified expert trainer in the use of a wide variety of psychometric assessments. I help companies laser focus on the exact competencies and skills their leaders need to improve through the use of worlds most reliable and accurate surveys and assessments. We use a number of assessment and interviewing techniques to help our clients very accurately match candidates into the right positions the first time.
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Noor is a Certified International Professional Trainer currently working as a Training Manager at CrysTelCa; an Outsourcing Service Provider in Jordan, with a full range of inbound and outbound contact center services, consultancy and business process outsourcing. Noor is an expert in managing internal and external training, planning & organising training on the company level, insuring effectiveness of training. She also Coordinates with all trainers to ensure that all training sessions are run properly, conducts development and soft skills training like: leadership skills, telemarketing techniques, customer service, work ethics and loyalty, evaluation process and coaching.
Jodi Glickman is an expert in training young people how to be Great on the Job. Jodi is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, consultant and regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. She is a faculty member of the Johnson School’s Leadership Program at Cornell and a contributor to Fortune.Com and Business Insider. Her new book "Great on the Job, What to Say, How to Say It, The Secrets of Getting Ahead" has been described as a veritable master class in workplace success. Jodi has trained some of the best and brightest young minds in business -- her clients include Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU Stern School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, BofA/Merrill, Citigroup, Baird & Co., The Forte Foundation, and 85 Broads, among others. Jodi has appeared on MSNBC and her career advice has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, WSJ finance, CNN Money, Woman’s Day, Real Simple Magazine, MSN Careers, Yahoo! and Career Builder.com. Jodi is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Southern Chile) turned investment banker (Goldman Sachs) turned communication expert. She received her MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell where she was a Park Leadership Fellow and received a full-ride scholarship to business school. Before turning to the world of finance, Jodi was a policy analyst at the U.S. EPA and did brief stints at the White House and Governor’s Office of Illinois. She has a B.S. in Social Policy, Magna Cum Laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Jodi lives in Chicago with her husband and two little girls, Bella and Arden. She is a member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and is a former trustee of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban Education Exchange, a Harlem based non-profit aimed at eliminating the achievement gap in reading.
Maura Schreier-Fleming is president of [email protected] (www.BestatSelling.com) which was started in 1997. She works with business and sales professionals to increase productivity and sales. She is the author of Real-World Selling for Out-of-this-World Results, Monday Morning Sales Tips and writes several business columns including "Customer Connections" for the Dallas, Austin and Houston Business Journals. She writes the Real Deal: Success for Women in Business blog for Allbusiness.com and is a Sales Coach for Allbusiness.com. Maura developed and delivers the Master Selling program for the Small Business Development Center in North Texas. Maura has been quoted in the New York Times, Selling Power and Entrepreneur. Her clients include UPS, Fujitsu, the Houston Texans, Fannie Mae, Conoco and Chevron. She was Mobil Oil’s first female lubrication engineer in the U.S. Maura has her M. S. from Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. from Cornell University. She took two semesters of auto mechanics classes from DeKalb Tech.
Sue has over 20 years of business experience in Executive Coaching, Organizational Development, Sales, Marketing, Quality, Internal Communications and Global Human Resource Management - latterly at the SVP level. Her impressive track record in developing talented employees in successful multinational companies has primarily been in the Consumer Product, Retail, Life Sciences, Hospitality and High Technology sectors. Partnering with The NeuroLeadership Group, PotentiaLabs, Talentsmart and Synergy, she is using the latest in neuroscience research to understand and apply new thinking to how we learn, think, work and grow.
Transformational Messenger Coach Amanda Johnson shows aspiring Message-preneursTM – Speakers, Authors, Coaches, and Healers – how to impact the world and live abundantly inside of their calling. After years of engaging, clarifying, and helping others develop powerful messages as a Student, Teacher, and Master Writing Coach/Editor, Amanda uncovered her own Message. The decision to share it catalyzed a journey of synchronicity and healing that made her life unrecognizable. Realizing how powerful a Message can be – not only for the audience, but for the Messenger – Amanda integrated everything she had learned from some of the world’s most powerful educators, transformational coaches, and business experts, and grew her business by 250% in just 18 months. Today, she helps others develop, brand, and monetize their Message…and stay True to Intention! In her upcoming book Upside-Down Mommy, Amanda shares the message and the journey with her son that led to the development of The Butterfly Approach.
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I am ecstatic to be helping clients become outstanding presenters. The experience I draw on and the coaching tools that I use primarily come from three different professional experiences: my first career as an actor, my work as a sales manager, and my experience as an MBA student and as a finance professional. Acting skills such as vocal projection, use of body language, and subtle emotional expression are all vital parts of effective presentations. During the later years of my acting career, I worked as a sales manager. Selling came naturally to me because of my interest in communication, and I taught dozens of employees to use presentation skills to be successful in their careers. In 2005, I attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University; after which, I worked in asset management. After business school, I came to better understand the values of a more traditional corporate environment, and I built my business by adapting acting knowledge in a way that was appropriate for a business environment. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and help you unleash your potential as an outstanding speaker.
 
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