The Juiciest Secret About Great Workplaces
Organizations span the spectrum from indigestible to delicious.
You can smell truly indigestible organizations from 100 paces. You know the ones. People walk around with blank stares, hunched shoulders, and don’t speak up. It’s where employees are bullied, worry they’re the next one out the door, and don’t believe their work is good enough. They feel used-up, burnt out, and fed up.
Where’s the love?
Your people don’t give you 8 hours/day, five days/week, commute, pull screaming children off their legs to get to work on time to question “Where’s the love?” You may be thinking, “That’s why we give them paychecks.” Well, guess what? Everyone gives one of those.
Do you know what everyone doesn’t give? It’s the one universal need every single person has but isn’t getting enough… Recognition.
Delicious organizations thrive on recognition. They don’t just feel different. They are different! Their people do meaningful work, feel valued, seek to make a difference, and not only feel safe to share their voice, they are encouraged to shout it from the rooftop. And they do!
They become an army of recruiters. They tell everyone they know. Yes, people really do that! It’s not a fairy tale.
So, which organization do you want to be?
Actually, which do you need to be?
The good news is that recognition is the ingredient that shifts your culture from indigestible to delicious quickly, easily, and harmoniously. That’s how scrumptious recognition is.
Insert here: The FROG approach. F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™.
It turns bad into good. Turns good into great.
And turns great into greatness.
If a delicious culture is on your menu, we’re happy to serve you.
Ready to leverage the power of recognition?
Let’s inventory the missing ingredients and get cooking!
Sarah McVanel Speaker Demo Videos
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We are recognition experts. We invigorate companies to see their people as exceptional and, together, create a scrumptious, thriving culture where everyone belongs. Here at Greatness Magnified we have a highly customized speaker experience. Sarah works with you to adapt her content to meet your specific needs, themes, and challenges. How can we help serve you?
How to Not Lose Your Top Talent
If there was one infinitesimal yet powerful change you could make to shift your team from just surviving to thriving, would you make it? I thought you might say “Yes.” And wait, it gets better. It costs nothing, takes virtually no time, requires no pre-approval, and it spreads infectiously (in a good way). Give me 5 minutes and I’ll prove to you the exponential power of recognition.
Recognition in a Hybrid World
“Hybrid” is often followed by words like distracted, fatigued and disengaged. What if there was a way you and your team could fuel connection, hope, and resiliency across the digital divide? We have the solution – Recognition! It’s never meant to be practiced exclusively in-person; it’s now accessible to everyone as we embrace hybrid work. Learn how to take the best strategies into the hybrid world.
Flip Side of Failing Keynote
How unconditional recognition ignites resilience, relationships, and retention. In this session, you will truly experience and absorb the F.L.I.P. framework: Fail, Learn, Ignite, Praise, so you can harness the power that comes from failure and let go of ego or judgment.
Our Unique Process
Your most extraordinary organizational costs occur when your turnover is highest.
Middle manager and staff burnout
Talent shortages and turnover
Sick time and absenteeism
Low engagement and satisfaction
High work stress and incivility
Lack of innovation and quality
The most accessible, lowest cost, and most effective way to transform these is through recognition.
Even your CFO will be excited about this. Why?
Because you’re going to start saving time, money, energy, and resources.
It gets even better.
When you create and sustain a scrumptious culture where everyone feels they belong and are valued, you never have to hire again.
They. Choose. You.
Well, we’re glad you asked.
Here is a proven process to help your team or organization go…
From static to scrumptious.
From tolerable to unforgettable.
From indigestible to delicious.
We learn from you first.
We elicit your assessment scores, reports, systems, stories, and trends to illuminate your strengths and challenges.
We acknowledge your assets.
We study what’s working, what’s not working, past successes, and prepare a juicy plan that will address your goals.
We elevate your understanding.
We build your toolkit, add in leading practices, co-create an action plan, and guide the implementation.
We expedite your momentum.
We amplify the magic of your new rituals, habits, strategies, and intentions that inevitably create exponential impact.
We celebrate your reinvention.
We advance your employee experience, customer loyalty, bottom line, culture, well-being, and, ultimately, humanity.
How G.R.E.A.T. are your recognition practices?
“I’ve never left a session crying with happiness.”
– Our favorite endorsement by an event attendee
As Canada’s recognition expert, Sarah McVanel invigorates you with stories of transformation, leading practices, innovative trends, and juicy data. Learn how to double down on recognition to shift your most challenging critics into cultural crusaders.
“The person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.”
– Amy Rees Anderson
Are you transforming your entire culture? Yeah, it’s as easy as it sounds, isn’t it? Ha! Sarah brings over 20 years of organizational development experience and a team of experts to help you. Whether it’s training and coaching your leaders, rebuilding your recognition program, revving up your appreciation events, or delivering other customized solutions, the goal is to help you curate the most scrumptious culture that retains your best people.
“There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise.”
– Mary Kay Ash
Let’s not keep someone’s greatness the best-kept secret! We have created tons of resources, games, books, cards, and various products to help you recognize someone’s greatness – whether it’s one person or many (such as an appreciation event). Discover how easy it is to give generously, create unforgettable and magical moments, and gain lifelong connections.
Our Scrumptious Insights
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