Effective, engaging classes that transform skills into action plans, that translate to positive change.

We invite you to explore your creativity and move your ideas into action with our most requested program - Ignite Your Ideas

Many people don’t think they are creative.  The truth is, we all are.  We express our creativity in different ways.  Frequently though, we don’t allow ourselves the time to let our creativity flow.  We also let fear, lack of information, or the comfort of our current situation hold us back from taking risks and moving ideas or plans forward for innovation.

In this content-rich program you will learn how to:

  • Develop an understanding of your creativity and risk-taking tendencies and improve on them through the Creatrix assessment.

  • Spur your creativity and consistently generate ideas and solutions.

  • Overcome your fears related to taking risks.

  • Analyze situations effectively and successfully move forward.

  • Unleash your creative side and assist others to create.

  • Plan your next steps to implement ideas and strategically move yourself and/or your company forward through innovation.

  • Effectively handle naysayers.

  • Solve problems.

Program formats available:

  • 12-hour Ignite Your Ideas training class (for intact teams or individuals).

  • 12-hour Ignite Your Ideas class + group or individual coaching.

  • Group coaching only using the Creatrix creativity and risk taking assessment – no training class.

  • Individual coaching only using the Creatrix creativity and risk taking assessment – no training class.

  • The Ignite Your Ideas topics (creativity or risk-taking) are available separately as half-day or 1-hour introductory (or lunch ‘n’ learn) sessions.

Other available Training topics include:

Click on the topics below to expand the targeted instruction of each training program.

+ Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow

Participants will:

  • define the four strategies to help navigate the transition from peer to boss effectively;
  • describe how these strategies are important in their positions;
  • set boundaries for their relationships with their former peers who they now manage;
  • improve their communication skills by examining behavior styles and more appropriate ways to deal with each style;
  • develop an action plan to incorporate the new skills in their activities once they are back on the job.

+ MindFULLNess for Peak Performance: The Cure for INFObesity

Participants will:

  • define INFObesity and identify their workplace problems resulting from information overwhelm on decision making, relationships and performance;
  • examine their assumptions around INFObesity, clarify the root cause and clarify values to use as a filter;
  • specify strategies to handle their INFObesity more effectively including: focus, high performance habits, emotional intelligence, strategy/quiet/meditation time, personal energy management, and make a personal plan to engage in the activities to reduce ineffectiveness.

+ From SOS to WOW

Participants will:

  • assess where they are now (S.O.S. = Same Old Stuff) in a particular area of concern where progress is desired. It may be with their skill set and knowledge, career, communication skills, business relationships at work, leadership skills, or other;
  • determine where they would like to be (W.O.W. = Well On the Way) and what that would look like in the areas mentioned above – setting goals and vision;
  • practice techniques and exercises to move from their S.O.S. to W.O.W. – in the areas of focus, attitude, being present, assumptions, effective daily habits, partnering, risk taking, self-talk and assertiveness.

+ Building Trust and Keeping It

Participants will:

  • define trust and clarify what it means at the self, relationship and organizational levels;
  • explore and practice ways to inspire trust in others;
  • examine and practice behaviors to build trust in their working relationships.

+ Managing Up! Bossing the Boss

Participants will:

  • evaluate myths regarding managing their boss to clarify the importance of the boss/subordinate relationship;
  • determine the strengths and weaknesses of their boss and themselves so that they are able to partner together more effectively;
  • assess, examine and clarify work styles, expectations and personal assets to enhance the boss/subordinate relationship;
  • examine the lessons learned from their worst and best bosses and use that knowledge going forward to improve partnerships.

+ Understanding and Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of emotional intelligence and its importance in the workplace;
  • assess their emotional intelligence – (i.e. how they apply their intelligence in situations);
  • develop emotional intelligence skills through examination and practice (i.e. intuition, character, integrity, motivation, communication and relationship skills) so the participant will be more successful in their interactions with other individuals in the workplace.

+ The Glass Is Half Full: Shifting Perception to Achieve Results

Participants will:

  • examine their thinking patterns and learn to look for opportunities rather than problems, strengths more than weaknesses, and what can be done instead of what can’t;
  • identify those areas where they react negatively and change the way they see themselves, others and situations practicing practical applications.

+ Unleashing Your Creative Genius

Participants will:

  • increase their understanding of creativity and recognize their abilities;
  • learn techniques to look at problems differently and practice on actual work problems;
  • apply creativity exercises to current work situations for new solutions.

+ Successful Risk Taking at Work

Participants will:

  • increase their understanding of risk-taking in the workplace and allow them to analyze their current risk-taking attitude;
  • examine and uncover the reasons they avoid risk and learn how to overcome these obstacles;
  • determine the effect of other people's risk-taking orientation on our own and vice-versa through planned activities;
  • define a risk-taking goal and develop steps to assure future risk-taking is more successful.

+ Train the Trainer – Fundamentals

Participants will develop a training lesson geared to the learning needs of adults including:

  • Defining and addressing adult learning principles
  • Developing learning objectives
  • Outlining training content
  • Selecting training methods and aids
  • Developing a lesson plan
  • Practice basic facilitation skills and preparing for and handling problem situations

Participants will conduct the training session they developed and receive feedback.

+ Yo-Ga-Na Be Great! Leadership Lessons from the Mat

In this creative approach to presenting leadership lessons, strategies to excel as leaders are shared. From strategy time, goal setting and vision creation, planning and organizing, creativity, risk taking, increasing your emotional intelligence, and developing and managing relationships at all levels – these stories and lessons demonstrated from the yoga mat will inspire and motivate you to be a more effective, strategic and mindful leader.

Participants will:

  • examine high performance habits regarding strategy, visioning and values and explore their habits for modification;
  • complete exercises to unleash their creative ideas and plan the steps to take intelligent risks for solving work related challenges;
  • examine their emotional intelligence skills and practice increasing their abilities to improve their self-awareness and interpersonal skills as a leader.

+ Mentor and Mentee Training

Participants will:

  • define mentoring and how it differs from coaching or sponsoring and examine their reasons for wanting to be a mentor (or have a mentor);
  • clarify and examine their assumptions about being a mentor/having a mentee;
  • set SMART/Heart goals for working with a mentee/their mentor and design the alliance;
  • determine their personality style through a DISC assessment or other and the role in the mentoring relationship;
  • define mentoring skills, meeting purposes and appropriate mentee behaviors and practice;
  • determine steps to take when things aren’t working out.

Schedule a training session below or contact Margaret at 281.648.0380 or to get started!