Personal Development Workshops, Conference Energizers & Keynote Presentations
Most workshops may be offered in-person, or virtually. Contact Brenda for more information to book your group experience today.
The Power of Visualization
Group Visualizations are a very affordable way to learn & practice the power of mental imagery, enhance your personal journey. Sessions are 60mins, held by Zoom. Each session includes a short talk, optional sharing and a guided group visualization. Participants receive a follow-up email with additional ideas & resources one week after each session.
Topics such as: Physical & Emotional Well-Being, Relationship with Money, Growing in Gratitude, etc.
Stress Mapping - Creating Balance & Harmony - 1.5-3 hrs
Overwhelmed? Feeling stretched to the limit? Join Brenda for this interactive hour workshop, taking a holistic approach to stress management. This session starts with an overview of stress and the mind-body connection. You will then have the opportunity to complete a personal Stress Map, looking at 21 areas in your work and personal life that may be causing strain or burnout, as well as those areas that are in better balance. You will then learn and practice 5 different ways to manage stress in the moment, to help you create your own action plan for greater balance and harmony.
Optional - As an added bonus, Brenda will lead you through DeskTop Yoga - stretches that can be done sitting or standing at your desk (no mats or yoga gear required!). You will leave renewed and refreshed, ready to tackle your day!
Follow-up coaching may be requested.
Desktop Yoga - 1 hr
A great Lunch & Learn or conference energizer! Desktop Yoga is a fun, interactive way to adapt yoga to the workplace. No mats or yoga gear required! As a certified yoga instructor, I enjoy bringing yoga to you in a new and creative way that will fit into your business day. Learn how to adapt yoga poses to be done sitting or standing at your desk. Leave renewed, with a handout to continue these stress-relieving poses at work or at home.
"Fabulous!", "Best session of the conference by far!!"; Given the sedentary nature of the office environment, these stretches will be very useful in the future, not just now." ; "Excellent, knowledgeable, personable."
Overcoming Obstacles - 2.5-3hrs
What is stopping you from reaching your goals? Three of the most common "obstacles" are: time, knowledge and being told we can't. This interactive workshop will help you address these, and others obstacles, providing you with self-coaching tools to examine where your obstacles are and how to begin overcoming them. Individual and group coaching follow-up support be included. May be presented virtually or in-person.
Building Resilience - 3hrs
Ever wonder why some people bounce back or even thrive during the face of hardship? Resilience, the ability to recover quickly from difficult situations, is a skill that can be learned. Complete a personal questionnaire to discover your resiliency level. Then learn key ways to improve your resilience by managing your energy, improving your mindset, changing your self-talk, finding support and living with purpose and passion. Come step into your power!
Dealing with Change - 3hrs
Change can happen in a moment but the process you go through to adjust to the change can take much longer. In this interactive workshop, learn to understand your own response to change, reasons why you may resist change and the phases of transition. You'll begin to create a personal action plan for managing change and transition.
Self- Care: You Don't Have to Go Home from Work Exhausted - 1.5 hrs
Are you tired of being tired? Inspired by Anne McGee-Cooper's book by the same title, this presentation discovers key aspects in your day when you can make choices to change your energy and recharge your day and 5 things you can do in one minute to take care of yourself, allowing you to go home more refreshed and balanced, with joy in your step.
The Power of Forgiveness - 3 hrs
Forgiving ourselves and others without ignoring or excusing hurtful behaviour is a healing process. Join me to learn steps and actions you can take to find greater peace through The Power of Forgiveness.
Managing Grief & Loss - 3 hrs
Loss comes in many different forms... loss of a loved one or pet, loss of social connections, loss of of norms/routines, etc. Loss in any form creates a sense of grief that can be hard to work through. Whether you are anticipating a loss, have experienced one or want to know how to better support others going through loss, this workshop will help you learn how grief affects you, where your energy is directed during key phases of grieving and how to help yourself and others through the grieving process.
"Surpassed my expectations. Very useful. Will recommend this course to others. Very healing. A huge thank-you to Brenda."
"I cannot say enough about the experience today. This has been the best course I have taken. Brenda is truly an amazing, knowledgeable and inspiring facilitator."
Visualization & Relaxation - 1hr
Experience the powerful tools of progressive muscle relaxation, visualizations and affirmations. Learn how to adapt these to your own personal and professional situations to relax, renew and experience greater success in your goals.
Wellness Within - 1 hr
A holistic view of Wellness. How do emotions impact on our physical body? Is there a cancer personality? This workshop examines how we view Wellness and provides key suggestions for improving our Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual Wellness. May be presented virtually or in-person.
Conversation Circles: 1.5 hrs each
The intention of each Circle is to connect in meaningful conversation, each on a different theme, that leads to ripples of change in attitudes and behaviours.
Conversations of Compassion
Connect in meaningful conversation about what compassion is, including self-compassion, cultivating compassion and compassion in action that leads to ripples of change in attitudes and behaviours.
Conversations of Living from Love
Discussion may include: what is love, the power of love (nature/nurture), when it's hard to love and practical ways to live from love.
Conversations of Forgiveness
Discussion may include: What is/isn't forgiveness, forgiving ourselves, forgiving others when it's hard and suggestions to help us practice forgiveness.
Each Conversation Circle may be held by phone or in-person for your event.
Team Professional Development Workshops
Introductory Visualization session for your team - 30mins. Learn the power and science behind mental imagery, experience a guided group visualization and discuss how this powerful skill can support you & your team, personally and professionally.
Business Health Culture Index - 3-4 hrs
An excellent organizational tool, developed through extensive research by Martin Shain, this workshop includes an initial presentation on 4 key factors of workplace well-being: Demand, Control, Effort & Reward. Participants complete a short Stress-Satisfaction job profile based on these factors, measuring the Health Culture Index of the workforce. This is followed by a short enhanced questionnaire, delving further into one of the four key factors. Based on findings, individual and group action plans are developed, with an optional leadership-style component.
Team Organizational Charter - 7.5 hrs
What your expectations of your team? What are their expectations of you? What your team strengths and frustrations? This one-day workshop is based on input from your team, prior to our time together. The results of the feedback will be rolled-up and shared with the team in-person. Conversation will focus on the group needs including improving communication, clarifying expectations and leaving the group with written charter of how they will be together moving forward.