Overcoming Speech Anxiety & Barriers to Effective Communication

Vicki Goodfellow Duke is a professional public speaking coach, and has been teaching Public Speaking, and Rhetoric at Mount Royal University since 1991. She was a National Examiner for Speech and Drama for The Royal Conservatory of Toronto from 1996 to 2001.

In Vicki’s Accelerator Group, you will learn and practice: how to overcome speech anxiety, how to overcome barriers to effective communication, how to design a successful presentation, and how to use PowerPoint effectively.

Starts June 4. $37.75/session.  Please note the time below is MDT

Max 8 people per group. Don’t miss out – sign up today at: https://levellingup.ca/sages/vicki-goodfellow-duke/

LevellingUp’s unique approach to skills development bridges the gap between knowing HOW TO do something, and EXPERTLY PERFORMING that skill. At least 40% of Fortune 500 CEOs have an executive coach – why not you?
Receive feedback from a proven expert as you put knowledge into practice. Rapidly grow your skills, gain experience & confidence. Discover your true potential.

The experts you want. The skills you need. No one standing in your way.

Learn More & Register
www.LevellingUp.ca
@Vicki Goodfellow-Duke
#LevellingUp #PeopleHelpingPeople #LevelUp #Leadership #Goals

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Head to Heart Leadership

Scott Benham is a John C. Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach, & Trainer. In Scott’s Accelerator Group you will achieve a higher awareness of core leadership principles in your professional and personal life. You will engage your mind & heart to assess yourself and then actively improve your leadership skills.

LevellingUp’s unique approach to skills learning, bridges the gap between knowing HOW TO do something, and EXPERTLY PERFORMING it. Receive feedback from a proven expert as you put knowledge into practice. Realize your potential in a trusted small group; share the cost while benefitting from the community.
Rapidly grow your skills. Gain experience & confidence.

Sign up today at: https://levellingup.ca/sages/scott-benham/

8 Sessions beginning May 30th

The experts you want. The skills you need. No one standing in your way. www.LevellingUp.ca
@scottbenham
#LevellingUp #PeopleHelpingPeople #LevelUp #Leadership #Goals #headtoheart #leadershipskills

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Levelling Up Accelerator Group – Growing the Leader’s Emotional Intelligence

Growing the Leader’s Emotional Intelligence​

Saturdays for 6 sessions – Starting May 4th

You will LEARN:

•how to grow the powerful EQ skills of empathy, how to diffuse conflicts and improve relationships; using practical neuroscience distinctions.

Research shows that 90% of top Performers have high EQ and 58% of job performance is EQ. Its the biggest predictor of career success. EQ will profoundly impact your choices by creating options otherwise not available. It will greatly influence your success!

Dietrich is the founder of Emotional Wealth Management Inc, a research based coaching style that integrates neuroscience into the world of Emotional Intelligence. He offers a very unique set of skills that produce long-term results in a short period of time. He has been working with people from all walks of life for over 40 years. He is a sought after speaker, published author, teacher and mentor. Dietrich has had the privilege to work with the airline industry, professional athletes, law enforcement, dental medical/ psychology practices, oil and gas, real estate, and top C-suite leaders.

Dietrich brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that brings real transformation. He currently resides in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Edith of 38 years of marriage.

Learn More and Join this Accelerator Group Today!

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Exclusive Opportunty for muniSERV Professionals Only!

You know muniSERV is a powerful online platform that helps consultants/professionals and municipal service providers showcase themselves directly to municipal decision-makers. Your muniSERV professional membership includes an SEO optimized professional profile with access to exclusive and targeted marketing to municipal clients. We help you build your reputability and visibility within Canadian municipalities to grow your business.

Now, muniSERV.ca and the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) are happy to announce the development of a Members in Transition Toolkit to help Canadian CAO members in transition access the information and professional services they need as they navigate their way through transition.

Our partnership with CAMA provides an exclusive and unique opportunity for your muniSERV professional profile to link directly to the CAMA Members in Transition Toolkit on their website – and to those CAMA members in transition who need your professional services. Participating in this special category increases your opportunity to build your practice/business locally and across Canada.

We are now looking for the following professionals from each province to provide specific services for inclusion in the toolkit: 

  • Employment Lawyers (who represent employees)
  • Financial Planners/Accounting Planning/Taxation Advisors
  • HR Advisors/Career/Transition Counsellors/Life Coaches
  • Recruiters/Executive Recruitment Firms/Head Hunters
  • Pension Advisors
  • Messaging/Communication Experts
  • Psychiatrists/Counsellors/Therapists
  • Business Coaches

How can you participate in the special transition/career services category?

muniSERV Members: If you’re already a muniSERV professional member, you’re all set. All you need to do is go to your dashboard and add the new, special Transition/Career Services in the “Build Membership Package” section.

New muniSERV Members:

  • Become a muniSERV member today to create your profile in your dashboard
  • Start appearing in searches in the Find Municipal Experts & Services database right away and get a Free Members Only rotating ad (value of $120) for your first month of membership.
  • Go to your dashboard in the “Build Membership Package” section and add the special “Transition/Career Services” category to your cart. 
  • Then select as many subcategories as you like in “Manage my Profile”
  • Membership and participation in the Transition/Career Services category is just $489/year. And, if you’re a CAMA member or sponsor, you pay only $460 annually.

*muniSERV is pleased to share the revenue from this special category with CAMA to support their members and future projects.

Click Here to get started or Contact us [email protected] for more information.

 

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2-Day Coaching for Performance Course

Most organizations would say that their company has a “coaching culture” and that the number one priority of its team leaders is to coach. However, studies show that number of centres where this is a reality is very low. It comes as no surprise that those centres which do have a real coaching culture have the lowest attrition, the most motivated staff and the best at satisfying the demands of their customers.

Staff job descriptions almost always include the fact that they do coaching. However, upon further probing, we consistently discover that the quality and quantity of coaching are inadequate for producing the results that would be expected from an effective coaching program.

Join us March 28th & 29th, 2019

For more information, please click here

To Register, please click here

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Hardiness and Resilience: When Giving In Can Give Us a Lift

Resistance versus resiliance

When you experience failure, loss, or a serious setback do you see it as temporary or permanent? Is failure an event or who you are? Is it a learning or crushing experience? Does it traumatize you or become a springboard for growth?

Confucius said, “our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” That’s the thinking behind Japan’s Daruma Doll, a good luck charm with a rounded bottom. When knocked down, it bounces right back upright.

We tend to think of unwavering steadfastness and never-say-die persistence as important leadership qualities. To a point, they are. But resilience in the face of the hurricane-force winds of change is as often about being flexible like a palm tree rather than unbending like an oak.

Like so much of life, it’s about balance. W.C. Fields was on to something about resilience when he quipped, “If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” Sometimes the wisest thing to do is to let it storm, find shelter, and look for an alternate route to our dream. Maybe it wasn’t even the right dream; we may need to accept what the universe is trying to tell us and reset our destination.

Psychologists Gregory Miller and Carsten Wrosch contrasted and studied people who are relentless and unbending and people who accept and flex with life’s twists and turns. They found that flexible people were much healthier than their steadfast counterparts. Stress levels were quite a bit lower, and a protein indicating bodily inflammation linked to diabetes and heart disease was much lower. The flexible, resilient group was able to bounce back more effectively from serious defeats, less likely to dwell on the past, set new goals, and get on with their lives.

Professor, social psychologist, and positive psychology researcher, Barbara Fredrickson, has found,

“resilient people are the ones who bend without breaking and who eventually bounce back from even the most difficult life challenges. Instinctually, they can see some form of light in the darkness they face. In study after study, my collaborators and I find that it is precisely this infusion of positive emotions into negative emotional terrain that drives resilient people to bounce back.”

How we use the F-word (failure) has a major impact on our personal, team, and organizational effectiveness. Failures are inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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For over three decades, Jim Clemmer’s keynote presentations, workshops, management team retreats, seven bestselling books, articles, and blog have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. The Clemmer Group is the Canadian strategic partner of Zenger Folkman, an award-winning firm best known for its unique evidence-driven, strengths-based system for developing extraordinary leaders and demonstrating the performance impact they have on organizations.

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Managing Difficult Client & Situations Public Workshop

This course qualifies as one prerequisite towards CCSS© designation

Does your organization work with difficult clients? Are you interested in learning how to manage your stress and handle complicated circumstances while at work? If you answered yes, then this program is for you.

This workshop is designed to teach you all about the art of dealing with difficult customers and scenarios while at work. You will learn how to manage conversations, empathize with clients, identify triggers, negotiate, and most importantly, protect yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally on the job.

Join us February 27, 2019!

For more information, please click here

To Register, please click here

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Build Your Business Road-Map Workshop

Build Your Business Road-Map Workshop

Are you an entrepreneur with great ideas and huge potential, yet struggling to bring those ideas to fruition?

I’ll bet!! You’re wearing a dozen hats, you have clients to keep happy, bookkeeping to stay on top of and you also need to market your business? With so much going on in your mind every day, it’s no wonder you lose sight of what is important – achieving your goals!

In this interactive workshop, we will:
– explore the theory behind radiant thinking
– identify the areas you wish to focus on in your business
– use mind-mapping to develop your business road-map
– create an action plan and set specific goals with a date to achieve them!

Register at: http://cheetahfusion.com/events/

Location: 54 Cedar Pointe Drive, Unit 1207, Barrie, ON

Date: Friday, February 1st, 2019

Time: 9:30am until 12:30pm

Early Bird Rate until December 31st, 2018 – $90+HST
Regular Price as of January 1st, 2019 is – $125+HST

**$10 per seat sold goes to Season’s Center for Grieving Children!!

Includes: refreshments, light breakfast and workshop materials.
Parking: free parking

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Unique Opportunity for Professionals & CAMA Sponsors!

Each year a number of Canadian CAO’s are transitioned out of their CAO positions. Most often they are simply a casualty of a new political environment.

CAMA recognized the growing need to support their CAO members in transition and engaged a consultant to develop a Members in Transition Toolkit. The Members in Transition Toolkit will be launched at the 2019 Annual Conference in Quebec City.

It became evident that those transitioned members who had immediate and continual access to good resources, appeared to get through transition easier. So part of the project included having them identify the specific resources that would have been helpful to them as they navigated their way through transition.

We now need to locate the professionals from each province who provide these identified resources, for inclusion in the toolkit. The toolkit will list the services required and will link to the professionals who provide the service, so our members in transition can quickly and easily find the professional resources they need, when they need them.

Specifically, here are the professionals we need for the toolkit:

 Employment Lawyers (who represent employees)
 Financial Planners/Accounting Planning/Taxation Advisors
 HR Advisors/Career/Transition Counsellors/Life Coaches
 Recruiters/Executive Recruitment Firms/Head Hunters
 Pension Advisors
 Messaging/Communication Experts
 Psychiatrists/Counsellors/Therapists
 Business Coaches

CAMA partners with muniSERV.ca to provide the professional resources Canadian municipalities need, through its Find Municipal Experts & Services database.

If you provide any of the above professional services, please consider becoming a muniSERV professional member and then select the special Transition/Career Services category after the toolkit is launched in May. Doing so provides you with the unique opportunity to be automatically be linked directly to the CAMA Members in Transition Toolkit so CAMA’s CAO members in transition can easily find you. *muniSERV is pleased to share the revenue from this special category with CAMA to support future projects.

How to Participate

If you already have a muniSERV professional profile, you’re all set until the launch of the new toolkit in May. We’ll notify you when you need to go back into your dashboard and add the new, special Transition/Career Services in “Build Membership Package”. 

If you’re not a muniSERV member yet;
 1. Become a muniSERV member today and create your profile in your dashboard
 2. Start appearing in searches in the Find Municipal Experts & Services database right away and get a free Members’            Only Rotating ad (value of $120) for your first month of membership.
 3. We’ll notify you when you need to go back into your dashboard in the “Build Membership Package”, and add the                  special “Transition/Career Services” category to your cart.
 4. Then you will be able to select as many subcategories as you like, in “Manage my Profile”

Click Here to join muniSERV, or Contact us: [email protected] or  [email protected] , for more information.

 

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Free Webinar: Learn to Zoom

Are you looking for another option to meet with your clients, colleagues or team members? If so, this webinar is for you! 

We will walk through the basic workings of Zoom and you’ll have an opportunity to play with some of the great features. You will also learn how you can use Zoom to host very effective meetings without having to leave your office!

When: Jan 15, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

How to Join: Please register here.  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cheetah Fusion Creative Agency
strategy • branding • marketing • social media • coaching • web

54 Cedar Pointe Drive, Unit 1207, Barrie ON  L4N 5R7 
705•302•3386 | www.cheetahfusion.com | Facebook | LinkedIn

 

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