NEW Workshop ~ Beyond the Rails, USA by Rail
This workshop serves to introduce audiences to a trip of a lifetime. A train trip every American should take. Over the course of two years my family and I have travelled over 13,000 miles by train. An accidental adventure with unprecedented, life changing, outcomes. The people, the places, and more importantly the perspectives have changed our lives forever. Hear firsthand the ins and outs of train travel, what to expect, where to go, who should go, and how to plan your own excursion.
This workshop can be catered to your audience in many ways. An interactive question and answer, an organizational “how to” approach the planning of this dynamic vacation, or an inspirational look at a vacation like no other. Please contact me with your requests for a presentation that will work for you.
With the right attitude, anywhere, anytime is an adventure! Discover the power of adventure and the benefits for you and your family. The single most important gift you will ever give anyone is your time. If your gift of time includes a new experience, a shared discovery, a moment of genuine and mutual understanding then your gift of time becomes a memory that is irreplaceable.
Twenty first century children and families have the world at their fingertips, but not in their souls. Discover the educational, social and relational benefits travel and adventure can have on you and your family. Go away, Beyond the Rails, literally and figuratively with your next adventure.
Hands down this is the most popular of all of my organizing workshops. I have been delivering and “perfecting” this workshop for over twenty years and it is the basis of my new book, Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children. Many versions and formats of this workshop are available to target your specific audience and your schedule. Workshop specifications include: school-age children, pre-school children, professional development for teachers, home and school organization, let me know what you are looking for and I will meet your needs. For more information on logistics, options and pricing, or any question you may have, please contact me directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
We all know that a great keynote speech is an important component in setting the right tone for your conference or meeting. I firmly believe in the motivational and educational aspects of humor and reflection. When an audience laughs, whether it is at me or at themselves, an energy is created that lifts spirits, removes barriers, and opens the door for more positive interactions. Below are some topics that lend themselves easily and effectively to a keynote presentation. Please contact me with your questions and let me help you set the tone for your event.“I got it all together, but I forgot where I put it”
This workshop is an anecdotal overview of some of the best organizing and work/life balance tips available. Full of mantras, inspirational quotes and the like, it is presented in a fun, participatory format. The emphasis is on laughter, inspiration, reflection and change in an effort to live better.
“A train trip, who knew?”
Based off of the new book “Beyond the Rails, USA Cross Country Train Travel” this keynote speech can provide your audience with a completely new look at a vacation while at the same time emphasizing the importance of experience and perspective. A trip of a lifetime. A train trip every American should take. Over the course of two years my family and I have covered over 13,000 miles by train. An accidental adventure with unprecedented, life changing, outcomes. The people, the places, and more importantly the perspective has changed our lives forever.Busy Beyond Belief
Busy Beyond Belief is a realistic, humorous, look at the issues affecting our work/life balance. Realizing this is not our parents’ work force and recognizing the stressful effects of 24-7 lifestyles provide a basis by which we can evaluate our lives, interpret the current research and reflect on positive changes we can make. Research regarding the effects of over-scheduling on our children, the tremendous influences of technology and potential solutions are also discussed.For the Love of the Game
This workshop I have presented to many groups of parents, coaches, directors and athletes. It takes on varying forms depending upon my audience. “Games” – whether playing them or coaching them are an integral and rewarding part of my life and when it comes to living better, I can find no substitute for physical activity. From recreation professionals, to the young athletes I coach, I promote the development of this simple concept of why we play. “For the Love of the Game” is designed for reflection and rejuvenation in the hopes of igniting your love of the game and its dissemination to our children.
Click here for a popular handout that I use with this workshop:
Dear Coach, Sincerely, Every Parent
Additional workshop titles in this category includeSports, Competition and Self-Esteem
Pressure of Kids’ Sports
All of the organizing workshops stem from one basic philosophy: “Organization is not about perfection, it’s about living better. The only mistake is not to begin.”Raising an Organized Child (most requested workshop topic!)
It’s never too young to start teaching your child to be organized. As a former teacher, I can offer valuable information on the relationship between organization and success in school. Parents are given tips and advice for working with toddlers to teenagers. Delivered in a PowerPoint presentation format, numerous photos are used to help parents visualize the changes and suggestions discussed in this workshop. The atmosphere is fun and encouraging because every little tip helps!Organizing Basics – Getting Started
A hands-on, practical look at the obstacles to getting and staying organized. Participants are guided through environmental, technical, and psychological issues, relevant to becoming better organized. Delivered in a power point presentation format, visuals consisting of photos, important concepts and anecdotal stories, are used to provide organizing information in a fun, motivating environment.The HOME Office
Whether you are running a business out of your home or working for a company from your home office, more people today are struggling with the “how tos” and the “what nows” of working in your pajamas. A wonderful concept, however if you have not organized an office space that you meets your needs, you may find that your work day never ends! Practical, simple, easily implemented tips and techniques for everything from office design to the inevitable distractions.
Work/Life Balance (or lack thereof) Workshops
The issue of work/life balance is huge, complex and personal to each individual situation. These workshops touch on universal issues and challenges that we all face but more importantly they are designed to bring these issues to the surface, to promote reflection and to offer potential solutions. Of course, there is no one size fits all answer to many of these problems but sometimes awareness is the most important and crucial first step.Busy Beyond Belief
Busy Beyond Belief is a realistic, humorous, look at the issues affecting our work/life balance. Realizing this is not our parents’ work force and recognizing the stressful effects of 24-7 lifestyles provide a basis by which we can evaluate our lives, interpret the current research and reflect on positive changes we can make.Interruption Management and Multi-Tasking
Would you just like to know where your day went? Can you remember the last time you had an uninterrupted conversation or thought? Does it seem like you spend your day putting out fires or bouncing from one unfinished task to the next? Is multi-tasking really getting things done faster? These questions and more will be addressed in this non-traditional time management seminar. Whether you are a manager, parent, teacher or otherwise busy human being, you will never look at interruptions the same way again. It is possible to better manage our time and more importantly what others do with our time. Join us for a motivational, reflective, and educational look at our daily lives, something we rarely have time to do!Communicating with Parents, Avoiding Conflict
Teachers and parents share the same goal… educating children. However, the one topic that can turn any normal, average, everyday parent on his/her head is “bad news” about their child. Learn tips and techniques for delivering effective messages to an audience whose defenses are up and whose ears may not be completely open. Create an environment of mutual respect and ultimately a better education for the child.