• Unforgettable Keynote/Emcee

    Deliver an unforgettable keynote to open or close your event and/or emcee your event or panel discussion facilitation.

    Dynamic Breakout Sessions

    Design and facilitate a conference breakout session.

    Experiential workshops

    Facilitate a workshop on personal and professional development.

    Each session can be delivered in a keynote or workshop format

    Topics can be delivered with an individual or organizational focus

    Topics include:

    Stepping Into More: Purpose and Passion

    Reconnect with your strengths, values and passion to live a meaningful and rich life.

    • Do you fit the standard definition of success, yet your life feels meaningless and empty?
    • Perhaps you have disconnected from a passion because you have been so busy being in service to others at work and at home or you feel like you “have it all” but something is missing?
    • Are you ready to Step Into More by creating the life you desire and deserve?

    Stepping into more is a systematic approach to unleash your purpose and passion to create a fulfilling and empowered life.

    Learn how to:

    • Define your strengths and values
    • Systematically set goals to support you in living your purpose and passion
    • Let curiosity be your guide
    • Be more intentional when saying yes and no

    Debbie Allen

    International Business and Brand Strategist, Debbie Allen

    Stepping Into More: Balance

    How to Lead an Integrated and Purposeful Life.

    • Successful professionals are very driven to achieve results by supporting others in their organizations. Sometimes this means burning the candle on both ends for too long. The ultimate result if taken to the extreme: Burnout.
    • During this interactive and engaging session, participants reconnect to what is important to them and assess how much work-life balance they are experiencing. They learn strategies for experiencing a more productive and fulfilling life.

    Learn how to:

    • Recognize the need to experience a sense of balance in order to achieve organizational goals
    • Explore how to honor personal priorities and goals, while thriving with daily corporate pressures
    • Use a tool to assess current balance levels in major life and work areas
    • Investigate the meaning of work-life balance
    • Begin action planning utilizing strategic goal setting to gain more balance in at least one life area

    Stepping Into More: Acceptance

    Overcoming perfectionism.

    • Do you beat yourself up when you are not perfect?
    • Do you ever procrastinate because you fear you cannot complete to the task perfectly?
    • Do you create unrealistic expectations for yourself and others?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions you might be suffering from perfectionism. Contrary to some beliefs perfectionism is a debilitating mask that can stop us from living a productive and enjoyable life.

    Learn how to:

    • Define perfectionism and recognize the harm it causes.
    • Recognize when you or others you know are gripped by perfectionism
    • Set more realistic expectations for yourself and other
    • Practice forgiveness
    • Value excellence over perfectionism

    Stepping Into More: Your Strengths

    How to identify and leverage your strengths.

    • Do you recognize the things that energize you and deplete your energy at work?
    • Do you have a plan to leverage your strengths and minimize your weaknesses?

    Learn how to:

    • Understand what constitutes a strength and a weakness
    • Discover the value of adopting the strengths-based mindset
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the 9 strength Roles on the StandOut strength assessment
    • Strategize how to leverage and communicate your strengths
    • Engage your Top 2 StandOut Strength Roles to define your unique comparative advantage and drive your performance
    • Focus on working with others based on the strengths that you bring
    • Create a specific action plan to apply strengths more intentionally at work
    • Express the best of yourself through the strengths board
    • Build your strengths with additional tips and suggestions, each personalized specifically to your unique strength Role combination

    *Participants will take the StandOut assessment prior to the workshop and receive the assessment report identifying their top two StandOut Strength Roles

    Stepping Into More: Self Discovery

    Learn your Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality type and temperament to gain clarity on your core needs and to better understand yourself and your preferences.

    • Do you truly understand your core needs?
    • Do you truly know what energizes you?

    The MBTI assessment

    The MBTI assessment measures your innate personality preferences in terms of how you derive energy, take in information, make decisions, and operate in the world.  Your personality type has unique implications for how you communicate, deal with change, lead or manage others, solve problems, and how you interact with others who are of different personality types.  Understanding your own personality type, as well as the personality types of others, can help you to be more productive as a leader, manager and co-worker and has career choice implications.

    Temperament Model

    At our core, we possess certain filters or mental models that impact how we see the world. Our core needs influence our values, skills, roles, and behaviors. Effective communication requires us to be grounded in our core self while realizing others may be different therefore; we need to know how to adapt our approach accordingly. The Temperament Model helps us learn who we are at our core in a straightforward and engaging manner.

    Learn how to:

    • Identify your Best Fit Temperament by participating in interactive exercises
    • Get a firm understanding of the four Myers Briggs Type Indicator Dimensions
    • Engage in self-reflection exercises to verify your Myers Briggs Type Indicator “Best Fit” type
    • Integrate your self-awareness to support you in communicating more effectively, choosing the career for you and much more!
    • Adapt your preferred MBTI style to other MBTI styles to more effectively communicate and get results

    * Participants will take the online Myers Briggs Type Inventory prior to the workshop

    Stepping Into More: Resilience During Change

    Things we can count on in life:
    Death • Taxes • Constant CHANGE

    • But who do professionals like yourself turn to when they struggle with change?
    • Do you find yourself saying, “Hey, I’m fine.” or “I can take care of myself?”
    • Would you like some support?

    Come explore how you can move through change in a way that creates stability and strength for yourself and others!

    Learn how to:

    • View change as a comprehensive process that affects us  on a strategic and emotional level
    • Define Self-Resilience
    • Build Self-Resilience by exploring eight different facets
    • Apply concepts learned to a real life change you are currently experiencing or leading

    * Participants Complete a Self-Resilience Self-Assessment Indicator during the workshop

    Stepping Into More: Effective Feedback

    Maximize your strengths and sharpen your feedback tool-kit.

    • Are you uncomfortable at both giving and receiving feedback?
    • Do you put off giving feedback or avoid it all together?
    • Did you know that second only to firing an employee, managers cite performance appraisals and giving feedback as tasks they dislike most?

    Learn how to:

    • Assess your current level of effectiveness at both giving and receiving feedback
    • Identify your personal behavioral style in giving feedback
    • Learn a practical approach to giving effective positive and developmental feedback
    • Implement best practices through hands on skill building with real life scenarios
    • Walk away with at least 2 unique tools on giving feedback

    Stepping Into More: Inner Peace

    How to self-manage when you are triggered.

    • Do you ever get emotionally triggered? (come on, we all do)
    • Are you able to act effectively when you are emotionally triggered?
    • Have you ever opened your mouth and inserted your foot?

    Learn how to:

    • Identify when you are emotional triggered by looking at physical, emotional and mental responses and reactions
    • Engage your thinking brain vs. being ruled by your emotional brain when you are triggered
    • Apply at least 3 techniques to help you remain more neutral when you are triggered
    • Take care of yourself when you are triggered

    Reconnect with your Passion Retreat

    This two-day retreat is designed to support you in reconnecting to and unleashing your passion.

    This experiential program is designed for the successful person who feels like they are missing something in their lives. This is usually happening because they have spent many years supporting others either as a professional, spouse, parent, and /or child and have lost connection with their purpose and passion.

    The Retreat Includes:

    • Interactive exercises to Unearth your Purpose by identifying your Strengths
    • Experiential exercises to support you in Igniting your Passion
    • Exploring fears and other reasons why you have stopped engaging in your Passion.
    • A Performance for your friends and family to witness you Stepping into More as you share your Passion with the Universe in an empowering and supported environment.

    Stepping Into More: Effective Coaching Skills for Leaders

    Learn how to coach for success and improvement.

    • What does it mean to be an effective coach?
    • How do you adjust your style depending on your employees’ development level?
    • Do you conduct regular one-to-ones that focus on employees?

    Learn how to:

    • Fulfill the essential roles of a coach by learning about the Retention Wheel
    • Engage and Retain Your employees
    • Identify and leverage your employees’ strengths
    • Conduct effective one-to-one sessions
    • Give and receive effective feedback
    • Learn the natural flow for Coaching for Improvement Discussions

    Stepping Into More: Effective Careers

    Take charge of your career by creating your career marketing plan.

    • Successful companies and products have marketing plans. Have you created the marketing plan for You, Inc.?
    It is never too late to begin creating and executing your career strategy. In today’s uncertain business climate, whether you are currently employed or looking for something new, it is vital that you manage your career proactively. The exercises and tools provided in this interactive session helps you think more intentionally about how to apply a business marketing approach to give your career greater focus and direction. Learn how to:

    • Thrive during today’s challenging business environment
    • Create a Career Marketing Plan – a tool to assist you in determining your career focus, conduct research, and utilize as a networking tool
    • Define your top competencies (knowledge, skills, and behaviors)
    • Create success stories to share with others during interviews and networking

    Stepping Into More: Effective Influencing

    Learn how to influence in all directions by building relationships.

    In today’s world of do more with less, we need to know how to influence in all directions without necessarily having authority over those we need to persuade. Most people mistakenly think they can get things done through others in one simple meeting. This is usually far from the truth. Effective influencing requires an ongoing process and thoughtful consideration. Do you have a strategy in place to get things done through others that focuses on building relationships and creating “win-win-wins?” Learn an approach that has a positive impact on the individual, teams, and organizational performance.

    Learn how to:

    • Define positive influencing
    • Utilize the 3 part influencing process including strategy, packaging and commitment
    • Develop influencing strategies that strengthens relationships and achieves business results
    • Consider how to apply concepts learned to a real life influence opportunity