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Speaking Topics

Speaking Topics


Sarah enjoys working with event coordinators to customize her programs. Below is a list of the most requested topics.  She create fully customized, active presentations and workshops that relate to your audience and meet specific organizational and business goals. She has spoken to groups of varying career levels and sizes at diverse venues for the last 18+ years. She works hard to ensure a proper understanding of your goals and the demographics of your audience. 

Building Engagement AND Performance with Optimism, Resilience, and Grit 

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This interactive workshop focuses on the next level of leadership and people development - keeping one's self strong in mind through optimism, resilience, and grit. Through group and partner discussions, we will explore ways to strengthen or teach others optimism, resilience, and grit. You will learn how to strengthen and develop Optimism. We will also explore ways to build Resilience as a competency to overcome change and challenges. The workshop will end with ways to strengthen GRIT as a competency that differentiates exceptional performers from good performers, which impacts business results.


Developing Your Organization to Support Growth Using the World Café Model

World Café is a facilitation process that rapidly gathers the collective experience and knowledge of participants. The workshop will open with a creative exercise. Participants will then work in small discussion groups concentrating on topics such as: inclusion, managing change, building executive effectiveness, leading Millennial talent, executing for results, building self awareness, and thinking and acting globally. The workshop will close with small groups sharing their ideas with the large group. Topics can be selected based on your choice.

Neuro Coaching and Behavior Change to Build Business Performance

Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn about neuroscience and what happens in the brain with different approaches to coaching. Discussion combined with partner and small group activities will address both Compassionate change and Compliance change approaches. A Compassionate approach is focused on the team or coachee’s vision and ideal self or team, while a Compliance approach is focused on the organization’s objectives and goals. Both are important for sustained change for both individuals and organizations. Through this workshop, participants will gain tools and tips to bring change to individuals and teams, and what happens neurologically in the brain when these approaches are used.


People Side of Change: Organizational Transition through Growth or Mergers

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When businesses are planning change, mergers, or acquisitions, often the focus is on the financial and logistical details. Obviously, these are important factors. However, when businesses do not think through the emotional impact on their employees and leaders, the process is often more difficult and less successful. Executives and Leaders can take a people approach to change by building their skills in Optimism, Resilience, Grit, and a Growth Mindset. Supporting the emotional psychology of change is as important as the financial, strategic, and logistical details, because you need strong employees and leaders to execute your business plan.    

Positive ROI: Effective Mentoring for Workforce Development

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This workshop will explore both formal and informal mentoring. Mentoring is one of the best ways to strengthen skills or to take a leadership role in developing future leaders or followers. Mentoring can also be very cost effective for organizations. Through interactive group activities and the sharing of best practices, this program will provide examples of mentoring successes with a strong return on investment. Examples of New England and national companies we have partnered with on designing and evaluating a mentor process will also be shared.  


Experiential Learning: Adding Business Value to the Corporate Classroom

Learning from experience might be called "nature's way of learning". It is education that occurs through direct participation in the events, whether they are highly energetic or low key learning experiences. This is an interactive session on adding value to your learning and development programs through experiential education. This work combines the disciplines of experiential learning with interpersonal and group dynamics, leadership, and human impacts of organizational change in an intuitive adult education process.  This session can include case studies. This seminar can expand into a half day or full day workshop or as part of a series of seminars.

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