Dream Big: October 2017
Oct
19
6:00 pm18:00

Dream Big: October 2017

  • DreamBank

Save the date for this fall's Dream Big event on Thursday, October 19th, 2017. 

As always, this event will be free and open to the public. 

More information and registration details coming soon here. 

 

Free Laser Life Coaching Sessions at DreamBank
Nov
1
11:30 am11:30

Free Laser Life Coaching Sessions at DreamBank

Kick off the month of November with some free laser life coaching sessions. These events provide an awesome opportunity to "test out" coaching in a way that is both high-impact and low-risk.

You come with a topic that you'd like to coach on; we spend 15 minutes together digging in and co-creating some magic, and you leave with new insight, a plan, and a fresh perspective.

I'll be joined by two other fabulous coaches for this event. As always, it is free and open to the public. These events typically do fill, so watch for more information and registration details here, so that you can reserve your spot early. 


Free Laser Life Coaching Sessions at DreamBank
Jun
21
11:30 am11:30

Free Laser Life Coaching Sessions at DreamBank

Join us on Wednesday, June 21st for free laser life coaching sessions. These events provide an awesome opportunity to "test out" coaching in a way that is both high-impact and low-risk.

You come with a topic that you'd like to coach on; we spend 15 minutes together digging in and co-creating some magic, and you leave with new insight, a plan, and a fresh perspective.

I'll be joined by two other fabulous coaches for this event. As always, it is free and open to the public. These events typically do fill, so reserve your spot here. 

Culture Community: Habits, Accountability, and Productivity
Jun
15
9:00 am09:00

Culture Community: Habits, Accountability, and Productivity

  • Madison Public Library

I'm grateful to join the Culture Community team's June meeting to lead an interactive exploration of habits, accountability, and productivity. During this session,  you'll learn about your natural tendencies and how you can use what you learn to become more productive and happier in your everyday life. 

About Culture Community:

Culture Community is a non-profit organization built to bring enthusiasts together, in-person and electronically, to foster culture as a focal point of every organization, regardless of industry, size, or stage. Building an intentional culture is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. We meet on the second Thursday of every month to share knowledge on different cultural ideas, so organizations can be deliberate and conscious in their actions.

This event is free. Learn more and reserve your spot here. 

The New Loyalty: What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There
Jun
9
10:45 am10:45

The New Loyalty: What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There

  • Monona Terrace

I'm looking forward to being part of the UW Rethinking Leadership Conference once again this year. I had the chance to participate last year, as well, and it was a fantastic event! Many great speakers, advanced topics, and rich discussion among participants. 

This year, I'll be talking about Loyalty; session details and registration information is below. The conference runs from 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.

We often hear about loyalty as the answer to many of the challenges we face in our organizations related to retention, engagement, and creating healthy cultures and strong teams. But is loyalty as we have traditionally thought of it really enough, especially in today’s working environment, where U.S. workers spend an average of 4.2 years with their current employers? During this interactive, collaborative, and thought-provoking session, we will explore this question together, along with tools and strategies to raise the bar for our teams and our organizations.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the benefits of loyalty and how to cultivate it within our teams and organizations.
  • Identify the limitations of loyalty and how it can actually prevent us from creating a culture of trust and transparency.
  • Uncover specific, actionable ways to increase trust, improve communication, and increase our results by taking the conversation a step further than loyalty.

Learn more about the conference and register here. 

Boost My Biz: Hands-On Experience for Coaches & Entrepreneurs
Jun
1
9:00 am09:00

Boost My Biz: Hands-On Experience for Coaches & Entrepreneurs

  • Zing Collaborative

This 4-hour experience is for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level. You bring real, concrete challenges and opportunities that you're working on in your business. We work through them real-time, peeling back the layers of what's getting in the way and co-creating a plan for authentic action and meaningful results.

This will be a small and intimate group, in order to maintain a high level of personalized attention and rich group dialogue. You will get many of the benefits of 1:1 coaching, with added perspective and insight from other entrepreneurial peers.  

You will leave with:

  • New Insight and Tactical Tools for Growing Your Business in a Way that Feels Authentic and Alive
  • A Personalized Action Plan for How to Make It Happen
  • A Tribe of Other Entrepreneurs and Coaches 

The experience includes:

  • 1:1 and Small Group Coaching
  • Group Brainstorming, Feedback, and Insight
  • Delicious Snacks and Refreshments
  • Nourishing Lunch
  • 1 30-Minute Follow Up Coaching Call After the Event 

Investment is $300 and includes all of the above.

 

To learn more, to apply for a scholarship-based spot, to sponsor an entrepreneur to attend, or to have a conversation, contact Sarah.

Efficiency and Flow: 6 Session Live, Virtual Course
May
31
Jun 23

Efficiency and Flow: 6 Session Live, Virtual Course

You crave more time and energy for the things that matter most.

You sometimes feel as though your calendar is your master (and not always a kind one).

You get a lot done, but it doesn’t always feel like you’re getting the right things done.

You feel like you’re often better at executing other people’s priorities than you are at executing your own.

You frequently feel as though you’re grinding, pushing, working hard, and hustling - and you’re tired.

If any of these things sound familiar, you are not alone. In leading leadership and human development courses across the country, I’ve found that these feelings are almost universal - across roles, industries, and positions. From CEOs, to entrepreneurs, to construction superintendents, to project managers - I’ve heard similar words of despair when we touch on the topic of calendars, emails, time, and energy.

For this reason, I’ve created a brand new 6-session, live virtual course, where together we’ll create more time, energy, and flow for the things that matter most. After the course, by applying the principles we explore, you’ll:

  • Have clarity on your values and priorities
  • Be empowered to create more time, ease, and spaciousness throughout your days
  • Spend less time in your inbox while increasing your responsiveness
  • Be able to effectively say No in order to say Yes to the things that align with your values
  • Have more energy and vitality

Here’s how, and what we’ll cover:

Course #1: Getting Clear (Wednesday May 31 from 12:00-1:30 Central)

The first step in becoming more impactful is ensuring we are focusing on the right things. Too often, we get swept up in the seduction of productivity, only to realize we are incredibly efficient at getting the wrong things done. During this foundational course, you’ll:

  • Explore the things that matter most
  • Identify your core values
  • Gain clarity on your key priorities
  • Tune into your compelling “why”
  • Learn ways to put your values, priorities, and compelling “why” at the center of your days and your weeks
  • Leave with tactical tools for prioritizing the things that matter most, particularly amidst the whirlwind of everyday work and life

Course #2: Your Calendar - Your New Best Friend (Friday June 2 from 12:00-1:30 Central)

Many of us feel as though we are held hostage by our calendars - tiny boxes, in multiple colors, acting as the masters of our lives, often against our will. During this course, we’ll regain control over our calendars so that it no longer rules our every move, and instead supports us in creating more time and energy for the things that matter most. You’ll:

  • Learn how to manage your calendar, instead of it managing you
  • Uncover strategies to create more time and space in your days and your weeks
  • Learn how to schedule your days and weeks in a way that maximizes productivity and efficiency
  • Explore how to manage energy in addition to managing time
  • Leave with an action plan which will leave you with more ease, a feeling of more time and increased energy, and less stress

Course #3: Repairing Your Strained Relationship with Your Inbox (Wednesday June 7 from 12:00-1:30 Central)

In teaching leadership and personal development courses throughout the country, there is a shared groan I hear in the room whenever I bring up the topic of email. “Catching up on email” is a task that seems to rule our days, keeps us at the office late at night, and lurks in the back of our head when we wake up at 2 am. During this course we will:

  • Challenge the beliefs that keep us chained to our inboxes
  • Redefine our relationship with email
  • Learn how to spend less time and energy in our inboxes, while becoming more responsive and productive
  • Uncover strategies that make inbox management easier, smoother, and more efficient
  • Create a personalized action plan to create Email Zen following the course

Course #4: Creating a Resonant Yes through the Power of No (Tuesday June 13 from 12:00-1:30 Central)

When we read about successful people throughout history - from great thinkers to entrepreneurs to top CEOs, most of them share one thing in common: they are incredibly skilled at saying “no.” Saying “no” is critical for having the type of impact we want to have in the world and serving in a greater way. During this course we will:

  • Learn how to do more, by doing less
  • Discover the downfall of “more is better” and understand the power of “less but better”
  • Understand the “big yes” versus the “little yes”
  • Uncover how we can plan and prepare for difficult decisions
  • Learn how to make conscious decisions in the moment
  • Create clarity in order to make difficult decisions easier
  • Learn why saying no is essential for service and impact
  • Learn ways to say no from a place of gratitude and appreciation

Course #5: Energy-Boosting, Life-Giving Routines and Rituals (Thursday June 15 from 12:00-1:30 Central) 

We hear a lot about the idea of “self-care.” But too often, “self-care” can be another thing on the calendar and even something that causes additional stress on our bodies. During this course, we will set aside some of the common assumptions about how self-care should look and dig deeper in order to:

  • Understand the power of managing energy, in addition to managing time
  • Discover the ways that we can boost our energy in small but impactful ways throughout our days
  • Create more energy for the things that matter most
  • Remove the feeling of “should” and “obligation” that we often tie to self-care
  • Create a greater positive impact in the world by nourishing our minds, bodies, and emotions
  • Practice mindfulness and gratitude for increased impact and joy

Course #6: Bringing It All Together (Friday June 23 from 12:00-1:30 Central)

During this final course, we will review everything we’ve learned and create a personalized action plan for increased impact and increased joy. We will:

  • Review the key themes and take-aways from the first 5 courses
  • Identify your personal game-changers and action items
  • Create a personalized action plan
  • Solidify your top 3-5 Most Important Things
  • Determine an action and accountability plan

Dates and Details

The 6 courses will be held virtually and live, via Zoom video conferencing. Each session will be 90 minutes - with a mix of content and time for discussion, sharing, and questions. Participants may join by computer or by phone.

Each session will be recorded and made available to participants following the course.

Live Course Dates and Times (all in Central Time)

  • Wednesday May 31
  • Friday June 2
  • Wednesday June 7
  • Tuesday June 13
  • Thursday June 15
  • Friday June 23

After registering, you'll receive a link to join the sessions via Zoom. After the courses, you'll receive links to watch the recordings. 

Investment:

Individual Registration: $97

Team/Company Registration: $397

Includes:

  • Live courses
  • Unlimited access to course recordings
  • Course handouts, e-guide, and resource list

Team tickets include unlimited access to all of the above, for all team members. 

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Our Authentic Impact: Tuesdays Together April Meet-Up
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

Our Authentic Impact: Tuesdays Together April Meet-Up

As entrepreneurs and creatives, it can be easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of 'doing' - creating content, taking photos, posting on social media, working hard. 

While these are all great things that contribute to the success of our business, we often find that we create even more success and greater impact when we slow down and step back regularly, to reflect on who we are, what matters most, and how we can work in the most efficient and effective way. 

I'm exciting to be joining Rising Tide Society's Tuesdays Together Madison meet-up on April 11th to explore what it looks like to create the type of impact we want to create by tuning into who we are, what we value, and our unique zone of genius.

We'll explore small but impactful things we can do each day and each week to boost both our happiness, and our results. 

This event is free; RSVP via Facebook. 

Mar
29
11:30 am11:30

Laser Coaching at DreamBank

Join us at DreamBank for some free laser coaching on March 29th between 11:30 - 1:00. As always, these sessions are free - and are great opportunities to work through an obstacle, consider a big decision, or explore a new perspective.

Sign up to reserve your 15 minute slot - see you in March!

Feb
9
8:30 am08:30

Women Who Lead: Day-Long Leadership Experience

  • Revel

Women’s leadership matters - a lot. Despite the significant progress we’ve made as women over the years, there remains a gap when it comes to women and leadership. While women make up  45 percent of the overall S&P 500 labor force and 37 percent of first or mid-level officials and managers in those companies, they are only 25 percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers, hold only 19 percent of board seats, and are only 4.6 percent of CEOs.

We have a powerful opportunity as women to continue to shift this dynamic and change these statistics. This event is about stepping back from the day-to-day in order to step into who we are as women and as leaders, in the company of other incredible women. 

Think of this event as part professional development, part personal development, part nourishing and restorative retreat, and part gathering of incredible and inspiring women. Together, we will explore what it means to lead as powerfully as possible as women, and how we can tune into who we are as leaders to increase the impact we have with our teams, with our families, and out in the world. It will be a blend of exploration, reflection, learning, conversation, and tactical tools we can apply after the event. 

Throughout the day, we will eat delicious and nourishing food, take breaks to move our bodies and to tap into our creativity, and spend the day in a beautiful and inspiring space. Your ticket includes all materials, meals and refreshments, and a personalized leadership action plan to use following the event. All you need to bring is yourself.

This is not a typical professional development event. It is for women who want more for their leadership and their worlds - and are willing to play all-out to co-create an incredible experience together. The event will be capped at 30 women in order to maintain deep connection and conversations throughout the day. 

High-level agenda for the day:

  • Arrive and connect 
  • Intentions, co-creation, and design
  • Deep exploration of values and values-based leadership
  • Beautiful catered tea service from Lady Forward Tea  
  • Small group discussions: values-based leadership in everyday life
  • Applying values-based leadership when it’s hard (and seemingly impossible)
  • Afternoon movement break 
  • Creating actions, intentions, routines, and structures to support us in implementing values-based leadership in work and life
  • Commitments and closing
  • Optional Crafty Hour

If your organization would like to sponsor part but not all of your ticket, please use the Donation option on the Tickets page and drop me a note. Looking forward to seeing some of you for this gathering of incredible women. Feel free to reach out with any questions you have: sarah@zingcollaborative.com. 

REGISTER. 

Feb
2
6:15 pm18:15

Stop Looking Around, and Start Looking Within

  • DreamBank Madison

It can be tempting to look around at what others are doing and to then attempt to re-create it: an outfit idea from Pinterest, a styled shelf we saw on Instagram, a purchase made by a friend, or someone else's business that we view as successful. The real magic, however, happens when we stop looking around at what others are doing and spend our time and energy looking deep within. 

This event is free. Registration is highly encouraged to reserve your place.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Jan
19
7:00 am07:00

Inspired Impact Virtual Summit

Join us for a day of inspiration, transformation, and learning. During this one-day, virtual event, you'll have the opportunity to join thought-leaders, game changers, and top performers in a variety of fields - life and leadership coaching, triathlon, community building, media, entrepreneurship - to explore what it looks like to create inspired impact in the world in a way that feels authentic and alive. 

This will not be a day of pre-recorded webinars. All sessions will be live, interactive, and hosted via video chat - so you will have the opportunity to connect face-to-face with leaders and participants from around the world. 

Join us for one session or for the full day. Gather your team to tune in from a conference room for a day-long professional development event that doesn't require any travel or hotel fees. Or, come and go to sessions throughout the day that most speak to you, or as your schedule allows.

The Inspired Impact Team is made up of thought leaders and game changers from various industries - coaching, triathlon, media, community building, podcasting, and entrepreneurship.

Your inspired impact team includes:

  • Sarah Young - Founder of The Inspired Impact Virtual Summit and Zing Collaborative
  • Jackie Hering - Professional Triathlete, Coach, Mom, and Race Director
  • Sophie Turner - Social Health Advocate and Communications Coach
  • Suzan Acker - Founder of Couples Ignited
  • Andy Stoll - Social Entrepreneur, Producer, and Teacher
  • Dustin Behn - Inspiration Igni-TOR and Founder of Inspired Nation Online
  • Greg Mutch - Life and Leadership Coach
  • Lauren Brett Randloph - Empowerment Coach
  • Gregory Newman - Founder of Body Mind Evolution 

LEARN MORE.

REGISTER. 

Use discount code ZING for $10 off. 

Dec
14
8:00 am08:00

Engaging, Equipping, and Empowering Your Next Generation of Leaders

According to the ATW Iowa Training Trends Survey, “leadership training for emerging leaders” has been a top need for organizations in Iowa in 2011, 2012, and 2013. But what does it mean to truly engage, equip, and empower your next generation of leaders in a way that creates meaningful, lasting positive change? During this session, we will explore:

  • Why emerging leaders are crucial for an organization’s long-term success
  • The skill of “potential-spotting” and how to use it
  • Engagement strategies for top performers and emerging leaders
  • How to strengthen relationships and connections with top performers and emerging leaders
Dec
7
11:00 am11:00

DreamBank: Free Laser Coaching

  • American Family DreamBank

Boost your confidence and break through obstacles to pursue your dream. I, along with 2 other experienced, certified life coaches, will provide free 15-20 minute "laser" sessions to help you gain clarity or see things from a new perspective. Bring a topic or idea you’d like to discuss or an area where you feel stuck or want to make a change, and step into 15 minutes of focused attention just for you. It’s a powerful way to start your journey and bring your dream to life!

This event is free and the 1:1 coaching sessions are also free, but you'll want to sign up early to reserve your spot.

Nov
10
11:00 am11:00

BRAVA Thrive Luncheon Event: Authenticity in Everyday Life

  • Sheraton Madison

Do you ever feel like you're two different people, operating in two different ways -- one at work, and one at home...one with your family, and one with your friends...or perhaps, one on social media and one in "real life?" As women, we wear many hats and have many roles. Sometimes, it can be difficult to bring all of who we are to all of these different roles -- especially when we feel like if we do, we may be judged, misunderstood, or even disliked. 
The truth is, being completely authentic all of the time is vulnerable. It can be risky. And it's key for a joyful and fulfilling life. During this high-energy, interactive, and thought provoking session, we will: 

  • Explore what it means to operate from a place of authenticity in all parts of our lives.
  • Examine the ways in which this can be challenging and take a close look at the things that get in the way.
  • Gain specific and actionable tools to apply back out into the world -- at work, at home, with loved ones, and even online.

I'm thrilled to be part of the 2016 Brava THRIVE Luncheon series. Learn more and buy tickets either for this event, or for the whole series, here

Nov
4
6:00 pm18:00

Plug Into the Power of Creativity

On Friday, November 4th, I'm co-hosting an evening of creative expression, reflection, and fun with Theresa Kim and Susan Young.

Together, we will explore the Japanese art of Suminagashi in a no-pressure, low-key way.

Reserve your spot via the link above, or by sending an email to sarah@zingcollaborative.com. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Oct
26
1:00 pm13:00

Personal Effectiveness: Managing Time, Energy, and Technology for Maximum Impact

  • Washington County Regional Center

Our ability to have the impact we desire depends largely on our ability to manage the moments: the emails, tasks, roles, and responsibilities we manage on a daily basis. During this interactive workshop, we will explore how managing our energy, time, and technology allows us to be more productive and happier along the way.

 

 

 

Participants will learn:

  • How managing energy, rather than just managing time, increases effectiveness and fulfillment
  • Ways to prioritize the "important" over the "urgent," even in a high-intake world of emails, phone calls, reminders, alarms, text messages, and an unlimited list of things to do
  • How to say "no" in order to say "yes" to the things that matter
  • How to use technology in a way that supports rather than stifles us
  • The role of effective decision making and effective delegation
  • Habits, routines, and structures that help us get more done, reduce the chaos, and create more focus

Click here for more information and to register. 

Oct
24
4:30 pm16:30

Building a Resonant YES Life through the Power of No (Private Event)

  • Madison, WI United States

Attending the event even though we don’t want to. Saying “sure, I can help!” even though it puts us behind on our own work. Overcommitting to the point that we are tired, stressed out, and edgy. Saying “yes” because we think saying “no” will be rude. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. As women, we often find ourselves saying “yes” to try to be nice, to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, or to be helpful.

However, when we do, we’re often saying “no” to ourselves. During this interactive, high-energy, and thought-provoking experience we will:

• Explore the “myths of saying yes”

• Understand the immediate and long term impacts of saying “yes” when we really want to say “no”

• Discover what it really means to say “no”

• Reflect on the compelling vision of a resonant “yes” life

• Learn specific tools and approaches to use in everyday life and in challenging situations

Oct
20
6:15 pm18:15

Living Your Purpose, Speaking Your Truth

  • DreamBank

You find yourself holding back when it matters most. You find yourself avoiding the conversation that you really need to have - for days, for weeks, for months. You find yourself shrinking in meetings, thinking about all of the things that you want to say - but not finding the courage to actually say them. During this interactive workshop, we are going to examine what becomes possible when we speak our truth, how to work with the things that get in the way, and how our words have the power to shape our worlds.

This event is free, but will likely fill up, so reserve your spot here on the Dream Fearlessly website.

Sep
29
8:00 am08:00

Communicating for Trust and Transparency

  • Wausau, WI United States

Communicating for Trust and Transparency What would it be like to have the courage to say the things you truly want to say – without sugar coating them, without having to use the “sandwich method,” or without editing them to the point that they no longer sound anything like what they sounded like in your head? What would be different within your team if each individual fiercely yet compassionately talked about key issues in a completely unfiltered and unedited way? At the end of the day, communication is one of the most essential components of our overall effectiveness and our happiness.

During this interactive session we will:

  • Reflect on areas within our teams and our lives in which we might be speaking less than the truth by editing or filtering
  • Explore ways to speak more truthfully, more clearly, and with more impact by using the Curiosity-Based Communication Model ©
  • Learn specific and actionable tools to have more powerful conversations within our teams, our organizations, and our relationships.

This specific offering is a privately-held event as part of a client retreat. To learn more about bringing this program to your organization, please contact me for more information. 

Sep
22
9:00 am09:00

Strengthening Leadership Effectiveness and Increasing Positive Impact

  • Madison, WI

Gallup has found that managers account for up to 70% of variance in engagement. Meanwhile, for 16 straight years, Gallup has found that less than a third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. When we combine these two statistics, we are forced to face a compelling truth: being a great manager matters - a lot.

 

During this interactive and experiential course, we will explore ways in which we can increase our overall effectiveness and the positive impact we have as leaders. We will explore how to balance our different roles as: doer, manager, leader, and coach. We will learn how to communicate powerfully and effectively within our teams and with our team members - including how to successfully deliver and receive feedback and have challenging conversations. And finally, we will learn practical and tactical hands-on tools in order to apply these concepts with our teams.

Participants will learn:

  • Your strengths and tendencies in the areas of doing, managing, coaching, and leading
  • How to design powerful working relationships, set clear expectations, and increase accountability within teams
  • How to communicate powerfully and effectively, deliver and receive feedback that creates positive change, and navigate challenging conversations
  • To use tools, practices, and structures to support the use of these ideas back in the real world.

This is a privately-held workshop for a client; therefore registration is not open to the public. However, if you'd like to hold a similar workshop at your organization, please contact me to learn more. 

Sep
20
Sep 21

The Influential Leader

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Simply put, leadership matters. Institutions that systematically build the leadership capacity of their staff outperform those who don’t. But who has the time for leadership? There are people to manage, reports to write, meetings to attend, deadlines to meet, and what about a personal life? Everybody likes to talk about leadership, but isn’t that really the job of the people at the top?

This interactive, thought-provoking workshop is especially designed for busy middle managers who want to move up the career ladder and take on new challenges with the confidence to succeed. Participants will learn about leadership from a new perspective, examine the difference between leadership and management, be exposed to the power of mindfulness as a leadership competency, and assess their strengths against five research-proven leadership practices.

You will learn:

  • Your leadership values
  • The difference between management and leadership, and why both are essential for high performance.
  • How to build lasting relationships and master the art of networking
  • Five research-proven behaviors associated with effective leadership

Key Activities: Understand your leadership strengths and drivers, draft core values, assess your blend of current leadership and management activities, and network with higher education leaders.

Visit the UW Extension website for more information and to register. 

Sep
15
3:00 pm15:00

The Myths of Engaging and Retaining Millennials: Hawkeye ATD Regional Conference

  • Mount Mercy Graduate Center

There is so much information out there currently on “how to engage millennials,” “how to retain millennials,” and “what millennials want.” Unfortunately, when we generalize people in this way (using a term that is now a decade old, and for a group of people spanning 20 years), we often miss the point of what we are trying to do in the first place. 

The key to engagement, retention, positive culture, and high-performing people starts with the individual. In this session, we’ll explore specifically how to talk with millennials, and stop talking about them.

This event will be part of the 2016 ATD Hawkeye Chapter Annual Conference. More information and registration information here. 

Sep
15
8:00 am08:00

Personal Effectiveness: Managing Time, Energy, and Technology for Maximum Impact

  • Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center

Our ability to have the impact we desire depends largely on our ability to manage the moments: the emails, tasks, roles, and responsibilities we manage on a daily basis. During this interactive workshop, we will explore how managing our energy, time, and technology allows us to be more productive and happier along the way.

 

 

Participants will learn:

  • How managing energy, rather than just managing time, increases effectiveness and fulfillment
  • Ways to prioritize the "important" over the "urgent," even in a high-intake world of emails, phone calls, reminders, alarms, text messages, and an unlimited list of things to do
  • How to say "no" in order to say "yes" to the things that matter
  • How to use technology in a way that supports rather than stifles us
  • The role of effective decision making and effective delegation
  • Habits, routines, and structures that help us get more done, reduce the chaos, and create more focus

Click here for more information and to register. 

Sep
7
12:00 pm12:00

Building a Resonant YES Life through the Power of No (Interactive, Hands-On Workshop)

  • DreamBank Madison

Attending the event even though we don’t want to. Saying “sure, I can help!” even though it puts us behind on our own work. Overcommitting to the point that we are tired, stressed out, and edgy. Saying “yes” because we think saying “no” will be rude. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. We often find ourselves saying “yes” to try to be nice, to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, or to be helpful.

However, when we do, we’re often saying “no” to ourselves.

During this interactive lunchtime learning session, we will:

  • Explore the “myths of saying yes
  • Understand the immediate and long term impacts of saying "yes" when we really want to say “no"
  • Try out a few hands-on tools to make saying "no" easier and learn specific tools and approaches to use in everyday life and in challenging situations

This is a free event; please reserve your seat here, as it may fill up. 

Aug
31
11:30 am11:30

DreamBank: Free Laser Coaching Sessions

  • DreamBank Madison

Boost your confidence and break through obstacles to pursue your dream. I, along with 2 other experienced, certified life coaches, will provide free 15-20 minute "laser" sessions to help you gain clarity or see things from a new perspective. Bring a topic or idea you’d like to discuss or an area where you feel stuck or want to make a change, and step into 15 minutes of focused attention just for you. It’s a powerful way to start your journey and bring your dream to life!

This event is free and the 1:1 coaching sessions are also free, but you'll want to sign up early to reserve your spot.

Jun
23
6:15 pm18:15

Dream Big: Shining Bright and Standing In Your Power

  • DreamBank

You hear the inner whisper - the voice that comes from deep within. It’s the voice that longs for you to do work that nourishes your soul, and the voice that yearns for you to hit “publish” on the blog post. You also hear the voice of the inner critic - the voice that says “you might not find anything better...and your blog post isn’t really worth reading anyway.” During this interactive workshop, we’ll discover how to increase our impact and our fulfillment by shining bright and standing in our power - and how to deal with the things that get in the way.

This is a free event, but it will fill up, so register here to reserve your spot!

Jun
14
5:45 pm17:45

The Juicy, Joyful Life: Live and Lead with Impact and Heart

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • You crave more time for YOU.
  • You sometimes do things because you feel like you should, or because saying no seems rude or mean.
  • You crave more fun, more joy, and more ease in your life
  • In your mind, you can picture a version of yourself that is incredibly relaxed, laid-back, and ‘Zen,’ but that version of you doesn’t show up terribly often (as in, almost never) in real-life.

If so, you’re not alone. These are challenges that many of us face every single day as women. Join me for an interactive and nourishing evening where we’ll explore how to create more joy, ease, and flow amidst the realities of everyday life.

Jun
7
Jun 8

Strengthening Managerial Effectiveness in a Higher Education Environment

Does being an effective manager mean you are helping others to do their job, making sure they are doing the right things, or coaching them to improve performance?   There’s really no simple answer to that question. The best managers are masterful at adjusting their approach to fit the circumstances and people involved.  To help build managerial effectiveness, participants will learn how to provide constructive feedback, conduct difficult conversations with peers or subordinates, manage up the chain of command, and strengthen their skills in the necessary art of persuasion.

Using a dialogue inquiry approach, the instructors plan to draw on the experiences of participants to examine common managerial dilemmas such as underperforming teams, difficult employees, micro-managing bosses, and managing conflicting priorities. The course will have practical, hands-on approach and will provide participants with practical tools to take back and use immediately in their workplace setting.

You will learn:

  • Your preferred style for helping others improve their performance
  • To harness the power of expectations to improve employee performance
  • How to deliver effective feedback
  • To resolve common workplace problems by conducting difficult conversations

Key Activities: Assess your preferred style when helping others, practice giving and receiving constructive feedback, prepare and conduct difficult conversations, and dialogue with higher education leaders.

More information and registration here. 

May
3
9:45 am09:45

Curiosity-Based Communication: SHRM Human Capital Conference

Great leaders are great communicators, and most communication happens through everyday exchanges and interactions. During this session, we are going to explore how leaders and HR professionals can increase their positive impact and build even stronger relationships by implementing curiosity-based communication.

Attendees will learn:

• Common communication challenges we face as leaders and HR professionals

• The curiosity-based communication model and how to apply it

• Communicating effectively and powerfully in challenging situations (and with challenging people)

• Specific strategies and techniques to apply in everyday situations

More information and registration here

Mar
4
10:15 am10:15

Beyond Rubies: Speaking Your Truth and Having Conversations with Confidence

  • The Kirkwood Center

Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you really want to say no? Or fid it hard to say what you really want to say, especially with certain people? If so this session is for you. We'll explore what it means to speak from truth, how to increase your confidence, and how to deal with difficult situations and people.

Join me for this session and others from great speakers from around Iowa at Beyond Rubies 2016. Register here - early bird registration until January 29.

Feb
18
6:30 pm18:30

Dream Big: Presence and the Power of Showing Up

  • DreamBank

A growing body of research suggests that as little as 5% of our behaviors are consciously self-directed, and that as much as 95% of what we do occurs automatically or in reaction to a demand or anxiety. This means that in many ways, we are missing out on 95% of our lives. During this interactive and thought-provoking event, we are going to explore what becomes possible when we slow down, tune in, get present, and start showing up. Our world needs us.

This event is free, but will likely fill up - so pre-registration is encouraged. Sign up here