How much did your attendees actually use from that last conference or workshop?

Ever attended a terrific program, and then, back at your desk … um, yeah, how does that work again?

Let’s not let that happen

Attendees at my programs think, interact, enjoy, and learn. They leave with new perspectives, new ways of thinking about themselves, and practical tools and ideas they can – and do – start using immediately.

Grace is unlike any speaker that I have heard before. She was excellent at connecting change management and leadership to what we do. There is something unique and highly effective about her style – it occurs as teaching, coaching, and mentoring, not preaching.
~ Julie Derry, Owner / Executive Director, CarePatrol of San Diego

I’m your partner in creating an event that educates, entertains, energizes, and creates a lasting effect for your attendees.

Grace is professional, articulate, and has a great sense of humor. I have had the pleasure of going to her workshops and always walk away with something that significantly helps me as an entrepreneur. She integrates her vast knowledge and experience with practical applications to make ideas clear and usable. I try never to miss any workshop she facilitates.
~ Nancy Kay, licensed counselor & certified coach, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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All programs include an optional email follow-up series with prompts for using the tools and practices.

Hi, Grace. I love the emails and your follow-up. I’m recently promoted and I had a “watch party” for your presentation with my team. The timing is perfect as we’re navigating a change together. I figured why keep these great tools to myself!
~ BNW, Bloomfield New Jersey,  conference attendee

In-person events include opportunities for one-on-one coaching consultations.


Topics


Change LeadershipChange Leadership: the people side of change management

Change is coming at us faster and faster. The consulting firm Accenture recently released a report showing that the rate of change increased by 33% just in the last year alone.

Meanwhile, internal change initiatives often fail because of the emotions they evoke, usually because those emotions are glossed over or ignored.

When managers, leaders, and individuals understand the ways in which change creates uncertainty or anxiety and excitement and anticipation, they can help themselves and their teams avoid change fatigue and burnout – and participate actively in essential change initiatives.

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Meet your Inner Leader
Graphic of an orange and red flame.

Leadership is hard to define.

And many leadership development approaches seek to establish “leadership styles” for people to learn and use.

But leadership is inherently individual, and attempting to adopt a specific “style” quickly feels awkward and inauthentic, and fails to build trust.

Instead, when leaders understand the foundational pillars of their own leadership style, they lead from a powerful place of true authenticity, building strong, trusting, high-performing teams.

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Office politics: the elephant in the conference roomOffice politics - the elephant in the room

Oh, the perils of office politics … and oh, how much we all hate to play that game!

Yet when you shift your perspective and recognize what politics really involve (it’s not what you think), you gain important communication skills that you can feel good about using.

Note: this program cannot be delivered virtually because of a key in-person activity.

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Photo of Michele Love, Benchmark GroupGrace is not only a great speaker but does it with a sense of humor and ease. She presents information in an easy to understand format and is very well versed in the subject matter. We learned techniques to better communicate with one another and gained a new perspective on empathy for others. We only wish there had been more time for additional discussion! We will definitely have her back again.
~ Michele Love, Marketing & Talent Development Manager, Benchmark Group

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My speaking and teaching experience includes

    • The Ohio Health Information Management Association conference (OHIMA24) second-day keynote
    • Texas County Treasurers 73rd Annual Conference (opening keynote)
    • The Project Management Institute (PMI), Northwest Arkansas chapter (multiple programs and workshops – they keep asking me to come back! ????)
    • SupplierU Conversations on Retail
    • Ohio Health Information Management Association 2021 Conference (virtual breakout session)
    • Society for Marketing Professional Services Build Business 2020 (virtual breakout session)
    • National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (keynote at the District 6 Annual Conference)
    • The Global Campus, University of Arkansas (multiple programs)
    • University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Faculty and Staff Programs
    • UCSD Extension, Career and Life Stages Seminars
    • Mira Costa Community College, Community Outreach Programs
    • Leggett & Platt, Carthage, Missouri
    • Cornerstone Bank, Northwest Arkansas
    • Berryville Chamber of Commerce, Berryville, Arkansas (multiple workshops)
    • The Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego (annual conference breakout)
    • The Association for Talent Development (ATD), Northwest Arkansas chapter (multiple programs)
    • The Association for Talent Development (ATD), Tulsa, Arkansas chapter (multiple programs)
    • The Project Management Institute (PMI), San Diego (annual conference breakout)
    • Institute of Management Consultants, San Diego
    • NOARK – the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • Lee Hecht Harrison, San Diego
    • ODNet – Organization Development Network, San Diego chapter
    • Senior Human Resources Executives’ Round Table, San Diego
    • Usability Professionals Association / Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group, San Diego chapter
    • ChildCare Aware Conference, Northwest Arkansas
    • Dress for Success, Northwest Arkansas (multiple programs)
    • Northwest Arkansas BizCon, Rogers, Arkansas
    • Businesswomen’s Conference, Rogers, Arkansas (2018 and 2019)
    • Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    • Berryville Chamber of Commerce, Berryville, Arkansas
    • The Self-Employment Telesummit (two years in a row)
    • Women in Construction, Northwest Arkansas
    • National Association of Women Business Owners (multiple chapters)
    • Genentech Professional Women’s Group, Oceanside, California
    • Women in Teradata, San Diego
    • Edward Jones women’s group, Bentonville, Arkansas
    • Qualcomm Learning Center, San Diego
    • Women in Technology International (WITI), San Diego
    • DownTown Women’s Club, San Diego
    • American Society of Women Accountants, San Diego chapter
    • American Society for Quality, San Diego chapter
    • Arvest Investing in Women, Rogers, Arkansas
    • Benchmark Group, Rogers, Arkansas
    • Transplace Leaders’ Forum, Lowell, Arkansas
    • American Busineswomen’s Association (ABWA) (multiple chapters)
    • North County Personnel Association, San Diego
    • CaféNet, San Diego
    • The Carlsbad, California Chamber of Commerce
    • The Greater Bentonville, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce
    • Numerous podcasts