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"Accentuating YOU On Behalf of Your Team”

Join REALiving for this half-day seminar that combines lessons on engagement, team building, and communication. This interactive session promotes the basics of being an effective leader and teammate, and it will also help teams better understand the impact of working together. When participants complete this session, they will be able to recognize the unique qualities of themselves and their teammates, enabling them to work more effectively as a team.

"Be YOUR Own Champion” 

If you aren’t going to stand up for and take care of yourself, who is? This hour-long session utilizes Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote “What’s your message?” to help you identify what you stand for. Do your values and guideposts line up with how you show up each day? How do you display your message at work and at home? Join us for an engaging, interactive approach to firming up your message. You will be reminded how to share your authentic, BEST self.

"Being a BEST-ie - How to be Your BEST Colleague in the Workplace” 
Here’s the thing about going to work every day. You work with other PEOPLE every day. To be your BEST personally and professionally, you also have to be a BEST-ie―your very BEST as a colleague. That seems like common sense, right? But we all know getting along with your coworkers has everything to do with your BEST, and sometimes it’s anything but easy. This presentation will help you create a plan for being a BEST-ie, including consideration of communication strategies, intrapersonal skills, and conflict-resolution tips.


"BEST-ie 2.0"
(This presentation is a continuation of "Being a Best-ie") 
Are you still a full-fledged BEST-ie? Learn if you still are and also find out even more tips to being a BEST-ie.



Join us for a 45-minute explanation of BESTology®. At REALiving, we believe in five tenets that are sure to leave you thinking about what your BEST looks like now and what you want it to look like in the future. Explore BESTology® in this popular, interactive, motivational group presentation.

"Bigger, Better, Richer"

We’ve all heard of fools’ gold, generally used to describe an illusion of riches that turns out to be worthless. When it comes to consuming and keeping up with the Joneses, the next great “thing” you acquire may not bring you any happiness at all. It’s all about perspective. “Bigger, Better, Richer” asks you to shift from being, doing, or having more to focusing on all dimensions of your wellness. Keeping your wellness wheel balanced will help you live a life of quality, not quantity.


"Blue Ribbon Customer Service" 
How would you rate your customer service? Is it reliable? Does it leave your customers feeling valued? Do you leave a good impression? Or does your service change depending on your mood or the importance of the customer? Attending this course will show you the value in being consistent and maintaining BEST standards. Everyone has the capability of earning a blue ribbon for their customer service!


"Boost Yourself"

Rational vs. Emotional Thinking or Emotional Intelligence = “While some believe that level of emotional intelligence is genetic, a trait you are born with, many others believe that emotional intelligence is a skill that can be learned and improved on. Emotional intelligence consists of four different parts:  self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.   It seems plausible that as a Champion of People being aware of your own emotions, having a skill set to self-manage them, recognizing the existence and importance of those emotions in others and having a skill set to build relationships with others would be an important part of your BEST. “  Champions of People Newsletter

- Recognize whether you are thinking emotionally or rationally and adjust – self management


"Budgeting to be Your BEST” 
In living your BEST life, managing household income is a task of critical importance, and it is also one that can be very stressful. This presentation will focus on the specifics of building and managing a household budget.


“Change Champions: Leading People Through Change”
Change is commonly mis-perceived as something that happens “once in while.” In reality, change continually happens. As a leader (and a person), once you accept and challenge yourself to thrive amidst a forever changing landscape, you find yourself living and achieving your BEST. This training uses a well-known movie as the inspiration to help you understand the importance of changing.


"Dancing With Stress” 
Even in your BEST life, there will be stress. Believe it or not, stress can be GOOD! It doesn't always feel good, but the key to being your BEST is the ability to dance with stress! This workshop identifies both good and bad stress, as well as the symptoms that tell you stress is getting the best of you! Learn to manage stress and dance with it. 


“Fitness in a Busy World: Fitting in Fitness”

MaryAnne Erickson utilizes her passion for health and wellness, along with her sense of humor, to help you not only understand the importance of activity, but also the components that make up physical fitness. She will give you pointers on fitting in 30 minutes or even just mini-workout sessions. Once you start scheduling physical activity into your day and re-framing your mindset, you’ll see that fitting in fitness will never be a stumbling block again.

“Fitting in Self-Care”

Self-care isn’t just a trending topic. It’s a way for you to maintain balance in your life and achieve your BEST! Stress can easily overtake even the strongest or most even-keeled among us. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. However, taking preventive measures to protect your mental, physical, and emotional health will benefit you much more than just reacting when stress gets to be too much. When you fit self-care into your normal routines you can become the BEST version of yourself.

"Generational Leadership" 
For the first time, managers and business leaders are dealing with learning how to manage four generations in the workplace. Once employees understand the characteristics of generations, working together becomes easy. This inspiring one-hour workshop details the four generations and offers BEST practices for encouraging an efficient, peaceful work environment, where each generation can shine.

 "Getting REAL with Your Goals" 
We all feel overwhelmed at times because of the promises we make to ourselves. This presentation will shed some perspective on how getting REAL with your goals can become a way to find joy. You will learn how goal setting is actually a form of maintaining integrity and can help you identify what you want most. You will prioritize what brings you joy.


"Handling Difficult Conversations Like a Champion" 
For communication to be effective, needs must be met for both communicators. Believe it or not, everyone communicating has needs. Take some time to learn about using effective strategies to ensure you're meeting the needs of the people you're communicating with, ESPECIALLY during a difficult conversation. This one-hour course will help you understand that communicating effectively will lead to improved performance for everyone involved.


"How to be Positive in a Sometimes Not Very Positive World” 
Let's face it, our world and our world of work are sometimes not very positive places. When times are challenging, work can be a hot mess of not-so-positive things. Create a plan for navigating our "not-so-positive world" and end up in a place you can happily call your BEST.


"HR Variety Pack" 
As the "Champion of People," you want to help your employees be their BEST! In this presentation, everyone will walk away with a variety pack of tools to help engage employees, to build on their strengths, to learn the power of positive feedback, and to help you, the "Champion of People," be your BEST so you can help your employees be their BEST.


“Leading in a Crisis” 
With economic and social crisis surrounding us, this session is popular for consideration of how to lead in difficult times. This session focuses both on how to lead others in crisis, as well as how to self-care as leaders in crisis.


“Play Nice!”

“Play Nice!” reinforces the need for employees to be aware of their company’s employee handbook as well as its values and mission statement. We discuss the concept of the culture within the workplace—what it feels like to work here. When employees have a generally negative outlook, it can cause a ripple effect of decreased trust and goodwill toward coworkers, even leading to decreased productivity. We take a look at incivility, bullying, and harassment, as well as how to address complaints about these matters. With a reminder about respect and what it means to each individual, playing nice can mean the difference between dysfunction and harmony in the workplace.


"Rock, Paper, Scissors" 
Given all that you have to do, how do you handle all the things coming at you? And how do you grow and evolve–excel–as a person? Boost your self-confidence in order to continue the balance of work and life through the rock, paper, scissors presentation.


"The Confidence To Achieve"
This session focuses on having the confidence to achieve success in life. Principles of self-concept are examined, as well as our belief systems and how they can improve or challenge a person's ability to achieve success. Using motivational video clips, this 60-minute session will encourage you to be your own champion. Join REALiving to gain the perspective on advocating for yourself.


"The Speed of Light"
This session focuses on the “speed” of work and the analogy of comparing a professional's self-care to that of a NASCAR driver. Working at the speed of light can make a person and an agency successful, but recognizing the view from where you sit, embracing adversity, and regular development and maintenance are crucial to success. This workshop will help you explore the building of your race car and will share important tips to keep it and your pit crew balanced along the way.


"Time and Organizational Potluck” 
This “potluck” contains a feast of time and organizational tips to whet everyone’s appetite. At this session, no one will leave hungry, and everyone will walk away with at least one idea of something to do differently in order to be more successful at managing work, instead of having it manage YOU!


“Turn Down For What?” 
Entertain your management team with this 75-minute presentation on managers’ role in engaging their employees and offering EAP services as a tool. A presentation about being ENGAGED in what you do, this is for managers/leaders who are required to offer EAP services as a part of their role. Leaders will come away knowing what to say when bringing up EAP services, as well as how to help leaders engage the front-line staff. This workshop will encourage managers to really get to know their company philosophy, to utilize the resources offered through REALiving’s EAP, and to verbalize to their employees what resources are available.


"Verbal Judo" 

This presentation is inspired by the best-selling book "Verbal Judo, The Gentle Art of Persuasion," by George J. Thompson, Ph.D., and Jerry B. Jenkins, who teach us how to “motivate a disagreeable person to voluntary compliance” using our spoken words. Spend an hour learning this art, with a positive, engaging spin on getting what you want using words effectively. This workshop leaves you with concrete tools for enhancing any conversation, helping communicators get their BEST results.


“What’s for Lunch?”

A poor diet could cost you more than the $9.42 you’re shelling out for a quick lunch. When you factor in health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and stroke, you’re looking at expenses that can add up fast. But what happens when you simply plan ahead? MaryAnne Erickson shares tools for a healthy meal plan, tests your nutrition knowledge (don’t worry—no failing grades will be given!), and teaches you how to properly read food labels. She will also demonstrate the ease and speed of creating lunches by putting together a salad in a jar. You’re certain to leave this presentation feeling more adept at handling food crises and ready to save yourself some money!  She will also demonstrate the ease and speed of creating lunches by putting together a salad in a jar.

“What’s in Your Backpack?”

As you make your personal journey through life, make sure you are carrying the essentials with you. Take a peek in your backpack. Are you carrying “bricks” that are just weighing you down, such as worries, sadness, or regrets? Or are you prepared with the right tools to get you through all the bumps and twists and turns?

“What’s In Your Backpack?” is a unique presentation that seeks to empower individuals to DO ONE THING DIFFERENT to make positive changes in their lives.


"Your BEST Meeting Facilitation Skills” 
Do you spend any time during your work day in meetings? Have you ever thought, "Seriously, another meeting?" Ineffective and inefficient meetings are a nemesis for everyone, participants and facilitators alike. Upgrade your meeting facilitation skills and help your meeting be BEST-tacular!


"Your Energy Story"

Do you feel like the pressure of responsibility is starting to weigh you down? Are you caring for everyone but yourself? It’s time to add a plot twist to your energy story! This presentation will outline the effects of stress so that you have a clear idea of what changes need to be made in your life, starting with your self-care. Plus a sweet exercise sure to put you back on track to serenity.

"Your Personal Brand - Your Real BEST You” 
What’s in a brand? When you think of an iconic brand and associated imagery, what comes to mind? Very likely, a strong, recognizable image of the associated company and products. What is your brand? What do you as a person and employee bring to mind? Dependability? Loyalty? Charisma? In this presentation, we apply the power of marketing and branding to creating an iconic image for your own BEST brand. This creative, hands-on, and introspective session will leave you thinking differently about exactly what your BEST looks like.