On stress reduction:
Stepping away from our work sometimes seems counter-intuitive, but can reduce stress and improve productivity. In my session I'll take you through some fun and interactive exercises where you will learn fresh strategies to manage stress, feel confident, and *be the best you.*
How do you create an oasis for yourself in the midst of unending excitement and activity in the world we work in? A routine of refilling and refueling your energy and motivation will equip you to get the most out of the conference experience. And when you're back to work, you can use a reflection routine to draw on your strengths, and to carry you through the new challenges.
We've got to focus in order to have the strength and impact to create expansion in our communities and our future. You may not see immediate results, but don't let that be a discouragement. You have the power to expand yourself and break that sound barrier in your own personal and professional life!
You Have the Power! Each person has the power to make a difference in the life of another. And, when supported, each person has the power to reach the stars!
On workplace engagement:
What makes an awesome work experience? And how do we create an environment of collaboration and camaraderie?
Benjamin Patient presents an interactive discussion that will cover some research and examples, along with a fun, lively speech and minimal slides. Attendees will be prompted to refresh their thinking about their personal strengths and abilities gain appreciation for their customer, and several new ideas to pursue post-conference. Let's take a risk, make a change, increase our impact, and feel awesome about our work!
How do we bring our best effort every at day work at all levels (and get good results)? With 4 Steps to AWESOME Work Experiences in a method that is based on a philosophy of continuous improvement.
My approach is holistic – focusing on the people, the process, and the relationships. We’ll begin by identifying the attributes each employee brings, and how each employee can best utilize their attributes. This includes identifying which attributes might create obstacles for them. Building their confidence and understanding of themselves and how they connect to your organization is an important foundation.
For student groups:
For student groups, I share some of my personal story of my challenging school years and growing up in the shadow of my older brother. Through a focus on values, commitment, and hard work, I was able to achieve things I didn't think were possible, including competing at World Championships in karate and becoming an international stunt performer. Then I set off on my next goal of completing college and building a rewarding career in leadership and training. I always like to share how knowing our values, channeling our motivation, and focusing our communication can position us to make the impact we want to make.
I believe that the ways in which we challenge ourselves early in life sets the foundation and course for our lives. Often we have the capacity to do more, so why not push boundaries to make a greater impact in our lives and the lives of others?
Looking back to my own school years I can see how the support, encouragement, and leadership of many came together to help me accomplish my goals. Since then, my academic research has taught me how reflection and development activities can be self-directed in just about any setting to accomplish meaningful results. It's an honor for me to come alongside the team that has already been investing in students' lives to encourage students to *start today* on the impactful journey into their next season of school and life.
Myers-Briggs/MBTI (building people and teams):
As a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner I will walk you through understanding the practical elements of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. By knowing ourselves we can better appreciate our unique approach and the uniqueness of others. We can function better as a family unit, workplace team, community board, etc.
Testimonial: "I wanted to take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitude for organizing and implementing the MBTI test for our staff. I believe this could be a great tool in our arsenal to further meet the needs of the residents we serve. It also allows staff to appreciate the differences we share as we minister in our respective roles. Your willingness to share your time, talents and resources in this way should be commended." -Laurie, OURM