Janet inspires audiences in their life's pursuits through her authentic and engaging style, drawing on the wisdom she has learned in her experiences.
Affirm Yourself for Life's Challenges
Have you, a friend, a colleague, or family member ever dealt with difficult challenges in your life or work? Janet's presentation uses personal stories, affirming statements, and group discussion to find ways to stay positive and thrive amid these difficulties. Janet reveals real-life examples of how you can lift yourself up as well as help lift up others -- making your life more meaningful and balanced. You will also learn how to personalize these principles to your specific challenges and unique opportunities.
Your Positive Psychology Advantage
Depression and poor emotional health have been shown to impact a person's wellbeing negatively. Thinking patterns, including pessimism, inflexibility, and mindless reactivity, are risk factors for these problems. However, research in positive psychology demonstrates that healthier thinking styles can be learned that foster creativity, engagement, and resilience. This presentation uses science, personal stories, and practical take-home exercises to establish an awareness of the power of positive emotional health.
Workplace Leadership, Team Dynamics and Wellness
Janet offers workplace consulting, trainings and presentations that focus on the science of positive psychology and the appreciative inquiry method to drive the organization's goals while also enhancing individual performance, team dynamics, and leadership.
Positive Psychology and High- Performance Work Teams -- For Leaders
Thinking patterns, including pessimism, inflexibility, and mindless reactivity, are risk factors that inhibit excellent team dynamics and workplace performance. However, research in positive psychology demonstrates that healthier thinking styles can be learned that foster creativity, engagement, and resilience.
This session explores this exciting research as it applies to high performing workplaces and individual employee effectiveness. Janet uses science, personal stories, and practical, hands-on exercises to establish an awareness and practice of these principles and skills.
Your Positive Psychology Advantage -- For Employees
This session takes the content from "Positive Psychology and High Performing Work Teams" and addresses the techniques and application as it applies to individual employees. It can be an overview in an hour session or expanded into a four-session series on different days or in the same half-day.
Paradoxes of Leadership -- For Leaders
This session presents up to the 14 paradoxes from Charles Edmunson's book, Paradoxes of Leadership. Charles Edmunson was one of those special leaders who knew how to bring out the best in his employees.
Appreciative Communication -- For Leaders and/or Employees
Poor communication can cause unneeded problems in interpersonal work relationships. This session uses an assessment, practical learning activities, and individual exploration in balancing inquiry and advocacy.
Consulting Using the Appreciative Inquiry Method -- For Leaders and/or Employees
The Appreciative Inquiry method uses probing questions that first reveal when the group and/or individual has done well in the past in the area of discussion (i.e., team dynamics, communication, etc.).
Then it systematically builds on those successes to look at what the individual or team would look like if the achievements continued to be applied into the future. The group then determines what they would like to do from the options explored. Finally, the individual or team determines how they could sustain and measure these.
Shining a Light on Unconscious Bias
Everyday unconscious bias slips into our fundamental work responsibilities, even when we consciously don’t want them to and are committed to inclusion. Being biased is just the way our brains work.
Unfortunately, this can play out in interviewing, hiring, conducting performance discussions, mentoring, making job assignments, offering promotions, deciding organizational policies, listening to other’s ideas and supporting employee growth.
Research shows that this unconscious bias is insidious and can negatively impact the organization’s culture and financial success. So, for organizations to thrive, it is crucial to understand where this bias comes from, how it manifests itself, and how to increase awareness of it in order to mitigate it. That’s what this highly interactive and guilt-free session is all about.
To shine a light on unconscious bias we’ll discuss systems we can use to take our unconscious brains out of the equation. We’ll also explore behavioral strategies that can affirm and connect us to those who are different than us. We’ll walk away with tools we can use immediately that will enhance a deeper culture of mutual respect.
This program can be customized for just leaders and supervisors or for the full employee population. The program length can also be customized to meet the needs of your organization.
Caregiver and Patient Encouragement
Janet's keynotes and workshops share how to get through life's challenges by affirming one's self.
Affirm Yourself for Life's Challenges
Janet shares her personal story of caring for her husband, who had a degenerative neurological disease. Throughout, she presents a number of affirming statements to uplift both the caregiver and/or the care recipient. In the process, she reveals insights into how to make the most of this challenging life journey, and even to find meaning through it.
The messages addressed are customized to the group to which she is presenting. These groups include:
Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis and A.L.S.
Other Diseases or Conditions
The Importance of Positive Emotions
Living with chronic condition or caring for someone with a chronic or progressive disorder can drain us of the emotional health we need day-to-day. Whether you are pessimist or optimist, research in positive psychology demonstrate that we can adopt a healthier thinking style that fosters strength, creativity, and resilience.
Janet uses science, personal stories of caring for her husband during his neurological illness, and hands-on workshop activities to explore positive way to get through this challenging life experience by increasing positivity and decreasing negativity.
More of Janet's Caregiver Topics
Janet can also present on the following topics:
- The Pressure is On—How to build your caregiver resilience
- The Irony of Caregiver Guilt
- Cultivating Patience as a Caregiver
- Persisting in the Face of Caregiver Difficulties
- Minimizing Caregiver Fatigue
Janet's workshops and presentations help professionals explore uplifting ways to care for their parents and clients.
Affirm Yourself for Long Term Challenges
Each new long term care patient presents unique issues that can challenge even professional caregivers. Janet offers ideas and solutions for these distinctive care needs by using poignant stories, affirming statements, and personal exploration. You'll walk away inspired and renewed in working with your patients and their families.
The Importance of Positive Emotions
Caring for patients with chronic and degenerative conditions can drain us of the emotional health we need to be at our best each day.
Whether you are a pessimist or optimist, research in positive psychology demonstrates that professional caregivers can adopt a healthier thinking style that fosters strength, creativity, and resilience. Janet uses science, personal stories, and hands-on workshop activities to explore ways to increase positivity and decrease negativity for themselves as well as for their patients and family members.