National Sales Director eLearning / McGraw-Hill

You truly exceeded our expectations and you delivered on exactly what our group needed (influence/persuasive presentation skills). Our eLearning Consultants are in a much better position to win because of your efforts. Thanks again for such a productive day and I look forward to working with you in the future.

 Next-Generations Leadership – Talent Development

Q: Why do we need programs on talent development?

A: In short, because the future of work is changing. We are experiencing the biggest shift since the introduction of the internet. New processes, technologies, and the onset of Millennials are transforming the business world. And … there’s another shift happening – “The Knowledge Bank” is shrinking as more and more executives eligible for retirement are exiting. Very soon organizations will replace decades of established experience with the next generation of leaders.  This program will share skills every next generation leader (and experienced leader) needs to grow, succeed, and lead. Great Challenges lead to Great Opportunities!

Learning Objectives 

  • Better understand the Millennial
  • Grasp the “Phrase that Pays” – Career Development
  • Understand how work will change as Millennials step into leadership roles
  • Discover how can Millennials transcend Millennial stereotypes
  • Overcome the biases of own experiences
  • Learn the key competencies that will help Millennials become great leaders
  • Discuss, “Those with the most responsibility must adapt first”
  • Reveal the challenges that come with promotions
  • Overcome the “bias of your own experience”
  • Bonus: 8 ideas to develop Millennial Leaders







Additional Workshops

1.  Executive Presence – How to Get It, Keep It, and Grow It

In today’s business world executive presence is essential for those who wishes to lead and influence others. Yet, with the trend leaning towards a more casual workplace many people mistakenly underestimate its importance.

Executive presence is a combination of certain qualities that successful leaders exhibit. You may have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, advancement/success is not guaranteed. Today professionals are appraised on their presence (how they act, speak, and look) as well as their performance. The good news is your don’t have to born with executive presence …the skills are learnable and you can transform your ability to connect, engage, and inspire others. All it takes is the willingness to be open and the time to invest in you.

Learning Objectives

  • Gaining an understanding of what executive presence is and why it’s important
  • Understanding how judgments are made
  • Discovering fresh, insights on behaviors that may be holding them back
  • Getting down to the reality on appearance, gravitas, authenticity, communication, trust, and confidence
  • Focusing on presentation skills and style (if requested)
  • Receiving a checklist that helps to identify the core areas of EP
  • Developing a greater understanding of the power of emotional intelligence and how mastering this skill increases personal presence

2.  Listen Up – Active Listening Including Cross-Generational Communications

Active Listening is one of the top skill sets required in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs in the U.S. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting have to be taught.

Most people think of communication as the delivering of a message through speaking or writing and they overlook the equally important aspect of communications –Listening. Receiving requires listening- with both our EYES and our ears. Research tells us that we spend 45% of our time listening, but most of us are only 20% effective as listeners. Listening is the critical piece that can make or break your team’s success.

Many times the best solutions come from a collection of ideas from many individuals and that requires listening. This session will give participant simple tools and behaviors to help them gather information effectively and enhance their cross-generational communication.



  • Seeing the value of engaged listening (the buy-in)
  • Using their listening tool kit presented by presenter
  • Suspending judgments
  • Gaining awareness of non-verbal and voice tone cues
  • Promoting cooperation and reduce conflict        
  • Having fun- lots of interactions- networking and relationship building