We all know the workplace – whether a for-profit company, nonprofit organization, university or association – can be messy.
There are so many challenges. Managing teams is tough. Communicating effectively with those who aren’t like you (and, sometimes, those who are just like you) can feel impossible. Setting meaningful goals, creating effective boards, finding the right messaging to get people excited, watching as expenses go up and morale goes down, knowing how to manage up to your boss, staying grounded through it all…this isn’t easy stuff. It can certainly get in the way of what an organization and its people want to achieve.
Deirdre uses provocative thinking, best practices, and interactive discussions to help audiences tackle issues like these…and others. Her energizing, interactive sessions help audiences learn, plan, share and, sometimes, laugh at the human pitfalls and challenges we all face again and again.
Called “refreshingly direct”, Deirdre says things others won’t – about what it really means to be effective as a leader, about the realities facing every organization, about the fact that there is hope…to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, to find the right path to the right outcome, to sleep better at night.
While Deirdre doesn’t take herself too seriously, she holds her work in the highest regard. She works with clients to clearly define the goals of the session, then customizes it to ensure those goals gets met.
Sample topic list.
Deirdre has presented on a wide variety of leadership, team, communication and mindfulness topics, both virtually and in-person, around the globe. Sessions are provided within organizational settings, as well as through workshops and keynotes at conferences and events.
While the list of potential topics is endless and can be customized based on specific objectives, a sample list is below. (Note: Depending on the session objective, Deirdre is able to combine multiple trainings. or combine a training and one or more facilitated discussions, as part of a single project.)
Watch Deirdre in action.
Conference Keynote: “Bogus Balance: Your Journey to REAL Work/Life Bliss”
Conference Keynote: “Tough Truths: The Leadership Lessons We Don’t Talk About”
AFP Luncheon: “The Great Paradox: Boards and Fundraising.”
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