Training

Here’s What’s Trending …

Training programs are continually changing because the marketplace is constantly evolving. You deserve the most relevant solutions to the challenges you’re facing – right now!

Here are our top 2 most favorite, uber-relevant, super-impactful training programs that are trending.

Program 1

ROCKSTAR: Magnify Your Leadership Greatness in Times of Change

WANTED: Leaders who can handle it all. Leaders are busier, more overworked and under-resourced than ever. At the same time, you’re expected to be everywhere, do everything, handle anything. JUST when you think you’re in control and have everything handled, BOOM! Something unexpected happens.

And get it all done with magical finesse and while achieving that oh so coveted “work life balance.”

Whether you are in a senior leadership role or manage a team, it’s time to banish the burnout blues, ditch the doubt and grow greatness. Learn how you already ROCK as a leader and can get STAR results through our powerful and proven ROCKSTAR formula.

What if you could be more resilient, resourceful, and effective through uber practical tools you will use for the rest of your career? Get ready to apply strategies that will help you and your team ride any inevitable change.

It’s time to be the ROCKSTAR you are… it’s time to fall back in love with people leadership.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore a novel and practical approach to navigating change as a leader
  • Identify the ROCK leadership behaviours and team practices that already work for you and what can be enhanced
  • Learn specific ROCK strategies – recognition, organization, communication and kindness – that can get you STAR results – satisfaction, teamwork, achievement, and retention
  • Construct a juicy action plan with clear next steps

BONUS: For healthcare audiences, we gift an eBook and audiobook with this program: ROCKSTAR: Magnify Your Leadership Greatness in Times of Change (For Health Leaders)

Program 2

Ditch Burnout: Reduce Stress, Boost Compassion Satisfaction & Encourage Self Care

What happens when the helper also needs help? Exhaustion has become the norm for caregivers and frontline professionals. Perhaps scarier still, they often feel it’s their fault.

This is the catch 22 of helpers: caring for others can burn you out, and when you’re burnt out, it’s harder to care for others.

Stress may be “part of the job,” however it’s not the job.

Don’t let burnout morph into an array of harmful physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. Don’t let an entire team of generous, kind, and compassionate helpers find themselves in a downward spiral of distress together. Don’t let stress leaves, sick time, turnover, and even incivility result from the sustained team strain.

Resuscitate hope with some CPR (Care, Prepare, Repair).

In this engaging, high-impact, uber practical, and hope-infusing session, you will apply the CPR strategies to proactively cultivate healing and rebound from burnout. You will leave with a better understanding of the differences and intersections between stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue so you can have control over it versus it having control over you.

Get back to your greatness. It’s the least selfish thing you can do for others.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore retention through today’s employee experience lens
  • Develop intentional recognition practices that sustainably attract and retain
  • Understand what microtrends are causing you to lose great talent
  • Understand the data and evidence substantiating the exponential power of recognition from a neuroscience, behavioral economics, and work psychology lens
  • Explore what retention-rich organizations do that transforms their employees into an army of recruiters

Program 3

Leading Through the Tough Stuff: Managing Conflict, Performance & Difficult Conversations

Think about your best boss ever. Were they firm yet fair? Clear yet compassionate? Reflective yet action-oriented? It’s almost like they had leader ninja tricks to get that balance just right. Or did they?

From the ‘every day’ to those awful days, great leaders demonstrate that it’s not accountability or compassion. It’s a both/and.

Expectations with empathy equate to excellence.

Lack of clarity, consistency, and challenge for the sake of harmony does more harm than good. Ironically, difficult conversations can create both short-term gains as well as avoid long-term strains.

Leading effectively through the tough stuff is about having tough conversations in a way that builds relationships. It’s about leaning into conflict in a way that demonstrates respect. It’s about expanding your toolkit to tackle stressful topics in a way that eases tension.

Here’s the good news: where there is tension, there’s engagement. Where there is engagement, there’s greatness. Let’s get great at navigating the inevitable tough stuff, together.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice strategies and tools for preparing, having and following-up on difficult conversations
  • Understand the 5 conflict styles and identify when each is most effective (and when it’s not)
  • Learn tools for identifying and managing emotions when preparing for difficult conversations
  • Utilize practical frameworks to shift from emotionally driven to fact-based conversations

These sessions can be delivered in the following formats

In-Person

Virtual

Hybrid

All attendees and speakers are physically present in one location

All attendees are joining entirely online

Some attendees (and possibly some speakers) are joining in-person and some online

We have a team of experts who partner with us, so if you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, reach out to us. We love to learn what matters to you and to help you find the most powerful and relevant solutions for today’s challenges.

In fact, we may already be in the process of creating it! We are 150% committed to finding you the most scrumptious expert that will serve and delight you.

What else? 

Have you ever seen Sarah speak on stage and you LOVED the presentation so much that you want your entire team to experience it? Well, good news! Any of our speaking topics can also be turned into longer format training sessions.

For leaders

Sarah and her team of experts have built leadership development programs that have had transformational results on the culture of delicious organizations. Check out this resource to see what program(s) may work for you.

“No duty is more urgent than the return of thanks.”

– James Allen

Christine Herrman

Programs Chair, OD Network of Chicago

"Sarah brought infectious energy in her virtual presentation! Her industry expertise coupled with her passion for people brought true value to our association."
Peter Ford

HR Manager, Canadian Opera Company

"Sarah has the amazing ability to help organizations see the forest through the trees. On her loom built from wisdom and experience, she is able to weave a story on what is occurring within the workplace and empower the organization to create actionable plans for improvement. I highly recommend Sarah."
Cindy McArthur

Senior VP HR, Dexterra Group

"I have hired Sarah in every organization I have worked for. She has a unique ability to resonate with all participants, create momentum, and move people into action with passion and purpose. Sarah’s ability to get results, shift mindsets and fuel healthy cultures is second to none."
Melissa Hartley

Former President, TOD Network

"On behalf of our entire organizational development community, I just wanted to say thank you. You’re really, you know, your collaborative nature, how you facilitate in, especially in this virtual environment, you gave our OD community what we really needed. And that was relevant. It was engaging practical stuff in a virtual setting Who knew? Our colleagues, everybody in Ontario, BC, New York, Oregon, Chicago, and all over New North America…they all weighed in in you are and we’re a hit. I love working with you and I do it again in a heartbeat."
Sylvia D’Intino

Executive Director, Community Living Hamilton

"THANK YOU so very much for leading the engagement activities today! You’re a constant professional, with an amazing attitude and always seeing the great in everyone. I am grateful for how you have helped us this year to transform our in-person staff recognition events into virtual and on-location events. Our staff feel more inspired, appreciated and motivated after they hear you speak, and I know our amazing in-house team here looks forward to designing engaging appreciation events with your support."
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