Workshops

Based on the diversity of training and experiences, I have a wide variety of workshops that I am experienced with in delivering successfully and am also able to develop to meet your needs.

Marriage Preparation – Refer to the Wedding page for a full description of these sessions at the bottom

Personality Dimensions – Personality Dimensions® is the most current evolution in presenting Personality Temperament Theory. It builds on research conducted in Canada over a 10 year period, and the foundations established by the work of Carl Jung, David Keirsey, Linda Berens, as well as a history of Temperament that spans 25 centuries.

The Personality Dimensions® system utilizes a convenient card sort and short questionnaire to reveal your temperament preference. In addition to being the first Temperament assessment to incorporate the Introversion/Extraversion dichotomy, Personality Dimensions also uses four colours along with short descriptors and symbols to represent the Temperament preferences: Inquiring Green, Organized Gold, Authentic Blue, Resourceful Orange. These combined aspects create a common language of understanding of yourself and others. This tool is used in business, education, career planning, team building, sales development, human resources and a myriad of formats to enhance confidence and the development of individuals, teams, productivity or service excellence. Other notable impact can come within these areas:

  • Expressing yourself more appropriately
  • Appreciating yourself & others
  • Negotiating more effectively
  • Narrowing gaps and differences
  • Identifying potential problems early
  • Elevating morale and enthusiasm
  • Optimizing team performance
  • Supporting and encouraging others
  • Organizing efficient teams
  • Yielding higher productivity
  • Influencing others positively

Using the PD® tool as a base, there are other specific workshops that I can offered that may help to achieve specific outcomes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Learning Styles and Strategies
  • Work – Life Balance
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Building
  • Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Radar
  • Career Building
  • Retirement Dimensions

 

Career Building/ Job Search /Life Transitions

With a strong experiential knowledge of career building and the job search marketplace, I am able to offer the following skills to assist job seekers / individuals looking at career changes. In addition, developing workshops for transitioning workplace to assist their employees as they prepare to job search and to support the Human Resources department in preparation for office closure is another service and support that I can offer. Many people seek a safe and confidential place to explore other career options and to be stretched in looking at their transferrable skills or training interests.

  • One to one support or workshops in Skills exploration and Strength assessments
  • Writing professional customized targeted resumes and cover letters
  • Interview skills preparation / role play or safe mock interview processes
  • Guided career exploration or life transition
  • Portfolio development
  • Building LinkedIn profiles

 

Introvert vs. Extrovert: How We can Better Understand the Individuals and their Contributions

It would seem that our society seems to centre out extroverts as being the most ideal and engaging employees and that introverts are often seen as being less contributory. Having said that, it is highly disproportionate to portray extroverts as the preferred employee, the only potential leaders. Many strong leaders emerge from the introverted group who bring a wholly different hue to the impact and capacity of leadership.

The term introvert has been depicted in more negative terms; someone who wants to close his or her door to the world, use solitude to problem solve, is nerdy and not as promote-able nor eager to be noticed Extroverts are seen as the ones who “get all the good jobs”. Introverts often wish they were more extroverted but not the reverse! Have you ever met an extrovert whose goal was to become an introvert? How about an introvert wishing to become more extroverted?

Neither statements above about Introverts and Extroverts is the full story!

As professionals we say that we want to encourage creativity, innovation, and inspiration. How can this be done unless we understand each others strengths and build upon them? How can we encourage communication within these two groups and foster an environment where we can work together and be on the same page?

This is a workshop that will benefit employers and employees or anyone who wants to learn how to manage this aspect of their personality and temperament.

The presentation will cover:

  • Why it is important to identify whether you are an “introvert” or an “extrovert” and how it affects our working relationships with one another and how it influences your corporate culture
  • How self-awareness can take you to the next level in your profession and feel more confident that your style and strengths will be an asset to you as well as in your career path
  • Techniques for networking, interviewing for a new position, or moving ahead and growing within your current company or organization