2022 Webinars

All subscribers get access to these live webinars. A new topic and speaker each month! Can’t watch live? No worries. They are recorded so you can watch them anytime.

Date  – January 20, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker: Maryanne O’Brien

Description

Discover your communication style and elevate consciousness at work to build trust, strengthen collaboration, relieve stress, and improve wellbeing.

Our work lives revolve around effective communication. It is essential for cultivating trust and team collaboration, as well as strengthening our motivation and wellbeing at work.

And with teams experiencing more anxiety, stress, and burnout than ever before, strong communication skills have never been more essential.

In this webinar you will learn the 4 communication styles based on Maryanne O’Brien’s  proprietary model:

  • Expressive
  • Reserved
  • Direct
  • Harmonious

You will also learn:

  • The connection between emotional health and communication patterns.
  • Strategies to manage your communication style under stress.
  • Practices to improve your well-being and reduce conflict.
  • Methods to flex toward other styles to communicate more effectively with people.

Date – February 17, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Jim Detert

 

Description

Have you ever wanted to disagree with your boss in a meeting? Speak up about your company’s lack of diversity or unequal pay practices? Make a tough decision that you know will be unpopular?
 
We all have opportunities to be courageous at work.
 
But since courage requires risk—to our reputations, our social standing, and, in some cases, our jobs—we often fail to act, which leaves us feeling powerless and regretful for not doing what we know is right. There’s a better way to work and live.
 
Courage isn’t a character trait that only a few possess. It’s a virtue developed through practice.
 
In this webinar you will learn:
 
  • Research-based tactics to help you make better use of your courageous instincts at work.
  • How to develop courage through practice.
  • How to incoporate courage into your everyday life.
  • Stories of ordinary people who’ve acted courageously to make a greater impact.

Date – March 17, 2022
Time – 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Jen Oleniczak Brown

Description

Our professional lives are full of situations outside of our control. A job interviewer asks a question out of left field. A coworker puts you on the spot in front of the boss. Your PowerPoint presentation crashes at a critical moment.
 
Most people react to the unexpected with anxiety and unease. We get rattled, stumble over our words, and overthink the situation. Others, though, handle it with self-assurance and aplomb. They gain a sense of empowerment and energy when the pressure is on.
 
Like great improv actors, they’re able to think on their feet.
 
The great thing is, improv isn’t about winging it or flying by the seat of your pants; improv at its core is about listening and responding. It’s based on rules and techniques, and it taps directly into your soft communication skills. By incorporating it into your prep work for professional situations, you’ll learn how to retrain your brain for the unexpected and get out of your own way in those unexpected―and expected―professional situations.
 
In this webinar you will learn how to nurture your personal style for communicating in every professional situation.
 
From effective listening in the office, giving presentations, and leading meetings to negotiating a raise, acing an interview, and more, you’ll start communicating with confidence and stop letting the unexpected hold you back. 
 
Take your workplace communication―and your career―to the next level by mastering the art of Thinking on Your Feet.
 

Date – April 21, 2022
Time – 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Dr. David Carbonell

Description

Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question our decisions and ourselves, worry about the future, and it fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. 
 
But what if we understood that anxiety is merely a trick of the mind, trying to convince us we’re in danger?
 
Anxiety is like a magician behind the curtain, playing subtle tricks on us to convince us that we’re in danger when we’re not. When we understand this, we can observe our anxious feelings with some distance.
 
It’s time to outsmart your worry and anxiety.
 
In this webinar you will learn:
 
  • The “trick” of chronic anxiety.
  • The ten most powerful techniques based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you respond differently to panic, anxiety, worry, and phobias.
It’s time to outsmart your worry and anxiety. Learn how in this webinar!
 

Date – May 19, 2022
Time – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Speaker – Julia Kristina

Description
Are you tired of bending over backwards for everyone else while no one really looks out for you?

Does it feel like you are always trying to make others happy, and if you ever dare set a limit, you get pushback or guilt trips?

Do you secretly fear saying no because you’re worried people will no long value, or even like you, if you do?

If so, this is the webinar for you.

When you KNOW where your boundaries are and can communicate them confidently, all this will change.

 In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Stand firm in your limits and teach others to respect them too.
  • Stop feeling pushed around and talked into things you really don’t want to do.
  • Stop feeling so trapped with all the daily expectations and, instead just slow down and enjoy your life.
  • Say no without worrying that people will no longer like or value you.
  • End the need to justify your choices- and feel GOOD about listening to and living your own life for a change.

Get ready to put the right boundaries in place, and start listening to yourself and confidently setting your limits without feeling guilty, stressed or selfish.

Date –  June 16, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Kathryn Medina

Description
In this webinar you will learn how to use a traveler’s mindset to craft joy in daily life.

Too many of us are moving through our days on autopilot, having settled for a life of mediocrity, and are barely even scratching the surface of our true potential.

We’ve become blind to the wonders around us and before long, life will have passed us by and we’re guaranteed to look back with defeated eyes of regret, wondering what-if.

What if we had actually listened to the voice desperately begging us to find joy in the now, live with purpose and achieve our full potential, instead of burying it out of fear or doubt?

This webinar is intended to shake participants awake so they can take hold of their life, raise their standards, and learn to truly enjoy the journey along the way.

Regardless of whether or not you like to travel, its captivating travel stories and insights learned from real-world experiences provide you with the tools needed to live your best life, one of wholehearted adventure and joy, no matter where you are.

Date  – July 21, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Matthew LaPlante

Description
From in-body organ regeneration and 200-year lifespans, to moveable cities and climate modification, many scientific advances that feel far off — even fictional — are likely right around the corner.

Understanding the paradigm-shifting nature of what is to come is essential for ensuring transitions that preserve human life and dignity.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the most likely paradigm-shifting innovations that are within most human lifetimes.
  • Learn about the ways in which each of these shifts will impact human culture, governance and economies.

Date – August 18, 2022

Time  – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Dr. Abigail Gewirtz

Description
In this webinar you will learn how to use the most basic tool at your disposal––conversation––to give children real help in dealing with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by problems in the world.

Dr. Abigail Gewirtz will share conversation scripts with actual dialogue, talking points, prompts, and insightful asides that are each age-appropriate and centered around different issues.

You will also learn:

  • Tips about staying calm in an anxious world. The way children react to stress.
  • How parents can read the signs, and how parents can make sure that their own anxiety doesn’t color the conversation.

Date – September 15, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Sarah Williams Goldhagen

Description

One of the nation’s chief architecture critics, Sarah Williams Goldhagen, will reveal how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience.
 
Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world’s best and worst landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes, Sarah Williams Goldhagen draws from recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate how people’s experiences of the places they build are central to their well-being, their physical health, their communal and social lives, and even their very sense of themselves.
 
In this webinar Sarah Williams Goldhagen will provide practical insight on how we can better craft our spaces to improve the human experience.
 

Date – October 20, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speakers – Kyrié Carpenter and Ryan Backer

Description

Worried about how your mind or body might change over time?

That’s actually ableism, not ageism.

Why does it matter? Because we age well not by denying those changes, but by adapting to them.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The difference between ageism and ableism.
  • How ageism and ableism intersect and reinforce each other.
  • Why it’s so important to dismantle the dread and dual stigma of ageism and ableism.

Date – November 17, 2022

Time – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – KariAnne Wood

Description

In this webinar you will learn how to solve everyday home decorating dilemmas.

KariAnne Wood, author of But Where Do I Put the Couch? and Founder of Thistlewood Farms will answer your questions and share tons of home deocrating tips.

You will learn:

  • How to decorate on a budget.
  • How to choose your personal decorating style.
  • Foundational guidelines for flooring, wall decor, lighting, and more.
  • How to place furniture properly and maximize open floor space.
  • How to tame your junk drawer, declutter kitchen appliances, and manage the mess in a multipurpose room.

If you’re unsure about decorating, you will get some practical answers and guidance in this webinar!

Date – 12/15/2022

Time – 11:30 am  – 12:30 pm central time

Speaker – Winifred Reilly

Description 

Conventional wisdom says that “it takes two” to turn a troubled marriage around and that both partners must have a shared commitment to change.
 
So when couples can’t agree on how—or whether—to make their marriage better, many give up or settle for a less-than-satisfying marriage (or think the only way out is divorce).
 
Fortunately, there is an alternative.
 
In this webinar, you will hear marriage and family therapist Winifred Reilly share her own story of reclaiming her now nearly forty-year marriage, along with anecdotes from many clients she’s worked with, you’ll learn how to:
 
  • Focus on your own behaviors and change them in ways that make you feel good about yourself and your marriage.
  • Take a firm stand for what truly matters to you without arguing, cajoling, or resorting to threats.
  • Identify the “big picture” issues at the basis of your repetitive fights—and learn how to unhook from them
  • Be less reactive, especially in the face of your spouse’s provocations
  • Develop the strength and stamina to be the sole agent of change

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