Our team offers workshops on a variety of topics, customized to your specific needs. Our workshops are high energy and engaging with the themes wide-ranging. Clients often comment on our ability to generate class participation, and we do that by being creative, innovative and real. The fact that we’ve been executives for decades and have come close to “seeing it all” provides credibility to even the biggest skeptic in the class. Select your own topic or ask us about the topics we are frequently asked to address below. We will work with you to develop workshops with meaningful impact. Workshops that offer you strategic advantages. Workshops that provide practical applications you can implement immediately.
Complementing Beats Competing
Women possess an intuition and emotional intelligence that offer great value to their organizations. But whether we acknowledge it or not, women can be their own worst enemies when it comes to career growth and advancement. The list of creative and unkind ways women can compete with one another is shamefully long. But when women choose to complement, their lives improve. And yes, women and the organizations they work for will be more successful. Paula and Lisa discuss how women can make meaningful change and experience the satisfying benefits of complementing one another.
Building Your Brand and Packaging Your Potential
Your personal brand is the core of who you are, not unlike your company’s brand or core values. Your brand is your reputation. It is what you project to others. People’s opinions and expectations of you will be defined by what kind of person they believe you to be. YOU determine your own unique brand – instead of letting others build it for you. Paula and Lisa share practical steps for discovering and then confidently sharing your unique brand. When your brand and career goals align, they can take you to new heights.
Authentically Leading and Following
“It is true that an organization is only as good as its leaders. It is also only as good as its followers,” professor John McCallum is noted as saying. Paula and Lisa couldn’t agree more. During their careers, they identified twelve traits as central to achieving both authentic leadership and followership. Paula and Lisa explore these dozen traits in detail, offering real-life examples of how each directly contributes to an organization’s overall health as well as an employee’s ability to experience success, balance, and fulfillment.
The Juggling Act: Creating Balance™
Many professional women agree their lives often resemble a three-ring circus. At any given time, they can be flanked by a high-flying trapeze act in one ring and daredevil stunts in another, while in that third ring stands their personal life: Wife. Mom. Friend. Volunteer. What about faith and health? Regardless, we are the juggler, with four, five or six balls being tossed in the air. And it’s a daily (sometimes hourly) challenge to live according to our priorities. But if we don’t, the tyranny of the urgent takes control, and the balance we seek remains beyond our grasp. Paula and Lisa share unique ways they approached “The Juggling Act” during their 30-year careers and offer encouragement, ideas, and motivation.
Hers & His – Putting Our Differences to Work
Women and men think, behave, and work differently – sometimes the differences may be subtle while other times they are much more obvious. Regardless, men and women are wired uniquely. The way women approach a situation or communicate makes perfect sense to them, but to their male counterparts, it may not be perceived similarly. How do we take advantage of the differences? The answer begins with understanding. Resist the temptation to fit everyone into the same mold and instead appreciate the value of dissimilar perspectives. Be mindful of distinct strengths. Recognize nuances. With understanding, we can then begin to identify ways to leverage our differences for greater impact, ultimately experiencing the rewards that follow.
Additional topics they can address include:
Empowered by Change
Building an Authentic Network
Adversity Builds Character
Mentoring: An Investment in YOU
Power in Serving