Heather’s speaking style is highly interactive, energetic, motivating and informative and is sure to delight your audience. Participants will walk away with a true experience of learning while being entertained, gain pertinent information that is useful and have the opportunity to have important thought provoking conversations with each other. Presentations are customized specifically for your group and are relevant to the questions professionals face today in the world of work, communication and creativity. They can be presented to fit your time requirements for a live presentation, on a teleclass or webinar or in a workshop format. Upcoming Calendar of Events or Contact Us for additional information.
~~ Most requested presentations for 2018 ~~
Solving the Career Conundrum…”I’m Stuck in my Job Search and Don’t Know What to Do”
Join in a Career Round Table Discussion that answers job seekers most pertinent career transition questions and provides resources needed to go from being in a Career Conundrum to taking Inspired Action. Simply send your most burning question to Heather Wieshlow-Chief Career Strategist at firstname.lastname@example.org who will then customize a presentation that addresses the specific needs of the group. No question is too small or too big! If you want to know more about organizing your job search, staying motivated, making sense of the many job search strategies, knowing what to do in an interview or any other topic, this is your chance to ask. In this highly interactive format, participants will learn the timeless principles of effective job search, gain an understanding of today’s current reality and receive tools that are practical and can be put into use immediately.
Effectively Managing the Roller Coaster of Emotions during your Job Search
If you are unemployed, you know that conducting a successful job search takes emotional fortitude and resilience. At times it may feel like you’ve taken a front seat on the Rollercoaster Express of Emotions and are hanging on for dear life, as you experience the numerous twists and turns of your career transition. On any given day you may experience a feeling of euphoria as your situation starts to look up, then the next day feel as if you are plummeting down into a spiral of despair when a golden opportunity fails to materialize, then catapulting back up into happiness the next day when you hear of yet another position that you are perfectly suited for. Being unemployed reveals your human vulnerability, requires that you step out of your comfort zone and challenges you to take on the responsibility of dealing with the practical issues of managing your finances. In this presentation, learn how to use key strategies and skills to maintain a positive attitude, stay productive and persevere despite any difficulties you might be experiencing.
How to Master the Art of Non-Verbal Communication during your Career Transition
Within 10-15 seconds of meeting someone whether it is in a networking event or an interview, you will have made an impression that will influence all of your future interactions from that point forward. Research indicates that in this very short amount of time, it isn’t just the words you say but is more specifically the non-verbal communication clues you express. People watch for movement, gestures, touch, spatial boundaries and your vocal nuances to decide if they can trust you and if they think they want to get to know you further. However, our ability to effectively communicate can be hindered by a lack of awareness, cultural or family conditioning, life-long beliefs or even habitual patterns. In this highly interactive session, gain greater mastery and awareness of the key factors that influence your own non-verbal communication and learn to become more adept at reading the subtle clues that can give you the insight into knowing how to communicate with others in order to get results you want. Participants will have an opportunity to receive personalized feedback in a fun, supportive group atmosphere that will provides tremendous insight for all of their personal and professional interactions.
Turning Times of Transition into Paths of Possibility
Throughout our lives, we all experience times of transition that require we say goodbye to one area of our life before we can wholeheartedly greet the next chapter. These transitions can be personal or professional and may be expected or unexpected, difficult or even joyous. We may experience a plethora of feelings and issues that require specific adjustments and changes before we can truly move forward. In this interactive session, participants will have a chance to explore the various aspects of transition that they are experiencing in their own lives and understand new ways to grow, learn and gain internal fortitude and knowledge that is needed to move forward.
Powerful Questions and Techniques to Move From Being Stuck In A Rut to Kicking Butt!
We have all been stuck in our lives at some point and experienced the dissatisfaction that comes from not achieving results, experiencing our full potential and having an inner sense of fulfillment. We may have felt inadequate, disappointed, lonely and even frustrated but not understood how to move forward effectively and tackle our challenge. If we just knew what it was that was holding us back and had ways to get going again, most of us would. In this unique, lighthearted presentation learn what core issues prevent you from moving forward and the powerful questions and techniques that can help move you from being Stuck in a Rut to Kicking some Butt!
Unlocking your Superhero’s Journey
Every Superhero’s has a backstory that explains the circumstances in which the character acquired his or her abilities, as well as their motivation for becoming a superhero. This knowingness is what gives them the strength and fortitude to deal with the challenges and adversity they are destined to take on. In this unique presentation individuals will have an opportunity to explore their own super hero persona, unlock the mysteries of their true nature and see how key areas of influence have been a catalyst to activating their own inner super powers. After all, we all have a pocketful of Kryptonite that can thwart our best attempts and can either make us powerhouses or can bring us to our knees. How we handle it is up to us. In this fun presentation you will have a chance to reclaim and reconnect to your inner superhero character and discover practical ways to improve your life, organization or business.
How to Define, Develop and Deliver your Career Message During your Job Search
Job search truly is a journey. It requires patience, consistent strategic action and the execution of numerous steps to be successful. Your marketing message and branding is one of the most important keys to being seen as the ideal candidate and essentially determines if you will be chosen for your desired role. In this presentation, learn how to present a clear, consistent and immediate picture of the value you offer and ways to maximize your efforts throughout the job search process, beginning with initial networking inquiries to the final negotiations in your
The Future of Work and What it Means to You
The world of work is rapidly changing and requires that professionals look at their careers in an entirely different way than their parents and grandparents generation. The changing dynamics around the globe, innovative technology, a 24/7 workforce and environmental issues are creating new opportunities and challenges for workers and employers alike. In order to have, successful careers in the future, it is important to rethink how to stay marketable in the workforce, reconsider how we define what a job is and master the skills that will allow for success in a highly competitive marketplace. This presentation will examine key trends and influencing factors that can help you understand what to expect and how to be prepared for the future of work.
Leveraging the power of LinkedIn to Share your Message
Whether you own your own business or are looking to enhance your career, LinkedIn offers you powerful tools in becoming known as a thought leader or expert in your field. In this in depth, hands on workshop learn how to navigate through the complexities of LinkedIn so that you can share your message in an authentic, heart centered manner with people who need your products, services or skills. This intensive workshop will give you answers to your questions on everything you wanted to know about LinkedIn and promises some laughs along the way.
Debunk the Great Myth of Goal Setting
Does setting specific goals for areas of importance in your life, seem like an urban legend you have only heard others talk about? If so, don’t despair many people find that setting goals seems overwhelming, confusing, fruitless or even restrictive. In this highly, interactive session learn why this phenomenon occurs so frequently and how you can confidently redirect your focus and that engage in a process that really works when setting goals. Participants will have the opportunity to identify personal priorities, utilize tools to bring about a clearer perspective and create accountable action steps that will help move them toward successful outcomes.
The Art of Networking
Statistics show that 75-80% of all jobs and new ventures are found through the art of networking, yet many people find themselves at a loss when it comes to utilizing this process to further their career or business. Many times they have let their network go dormant or have not made contacts with people in their industry and find themselves without a net to work. Yet, still other people commit major networking faux pas and blunders that limit their ability to connect with others and often create an unfavorable impression despite their best efforts. Be honest and ask yourself, do you feel that you are utilizing a effective networking strategy to meet the kinds of people that can guide you toward your chosen field or endeavor? Do you network but find that you dislike it and want to know how you can enjoy the process more? Are you networking but have few results to show for it? Do you consider yourself a master networker, yet often find that you are the one helping others and that you are not getting the assistance that you need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this presentation is for you. It will give you an opportunity to examine your own personal networking style and learn how to become more effective by simplifying the process and building relationships that are rewarding and offer you powerful personal and professional connections. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, role-play and practice utilizing their new found networking skills in the group.
Let Me Tell You My Story…
Harnessing the power of Storytelling to be more effective and memorable in your Job Search
Developing and sharing provocative, compelling stories is an art form of persuasion that is highly effective in conducting a job search and interviewing. An analytical approach works for certain situations but lacks the ability to appeal to the emotional side of an individual, which is where most people make their decisions…consciously or unconsciously. In this presentation, learn how to tap into this aspect by crafting stories that illustrate and showcase key moments and insights of your career and life. Feel comfortable sharing your story with networking contacts, perspective employers and for future opportunities that are presented to you. So come let us hear your story… so that you can be heard and remembered!
Learning to Listen
In this dynamic presentation learn how to gain greater clarity and emotional connection by practicing the art of active listening. Uncover the hidden messages of your communication style and understand how to present your ideas with greater power and precision. Various exercises, techniques and role plays will be used so that you can experience a comprehensive and interactive application of win-win communication. By learning this essential skill become a master of direct, effective and honest conversations in your personal and professional life. Assess your personal listening style and identify areas that can be improved upon.
Communication for Business Success
Effective communication is essential to building credibility in the workplace. Whether your interactions are with clients, co-workers or a boss it is a determining factor along your career path. By acquiring the mind set and strategies that the world’s great communicators know, gain a greater sense of composure and credibility in your communication style. Understand what factors let others know your message is congruent and eliminate misunderstandings while conveying information with power and fluidity. Understand the importance of listening and how it builds or breaks trust in the business world.
Year in Review Celebration and Planning Session
Evaluate and celebrate your successes from 2017 and delve into 15 key areas of your life to give yourself clarity on your successes, the ability to fairly evaluate areas to work on for the upcoming year and clarification of your values for decisions that you need to make. Goals setting for 2018 then becomes fun and easy and gives you a framework to celebrate your year and make strategic plans.
Tips, Tools and Tricks every Career Coach and Counselor should Know
Looking for a job can be time consuming, challenging and frustrating without effective and efficient methods In this presentation learn tips, tools and tricks from a Career Coach who has effectively used them with thousands of professionals and executives in career transition. Knowing how to use this information will make the job search process easier and more efficient.