Choose from Two Program Options -
Managing Change Workshop combined Character Performance / Signature Story Keynote - 3 to 4 hours
Managing Change Workshop only - 90 minutes to 2 hours
"What do you do when life looks ugly?"
Character Performance/Signature Story Keynote
Lois knows first hand about the painful process of accepting change. She shares her emotional journey of adjusting to a sudden life change caused by a brain injury. Lois candidly relates the fears, sadness, hopelessness, self-pity, and anger she felt during the painful process of grieving her loss and adapting to all of the changes that were forced on her.
Participants laugh and cry as they identify with the same emotions and relate to their own challenge and adversity. They learn how they can use humor to reset stressful emotions and cope with disruptive change. They gain valuable insight and obtain practical strategies to help them accept the things they can not change and adjust to their new reality.
Keynote Outcomes and Benefits -
Participants feel inspired and motivated to:
- examine their own response to challenge and adversity
- accept the things they are powerless to change
- adjust to their new reality
recognize the healing power of humor and the magic of laughter
release stressful emotions and maintain a positive attitude with Secret Weapon Stress Buster Strategies
consider the fallacy of permanent
take confidence in the power of temporary
dismiss three pep talks they can do without
identify and strip-away their self-limiting beliefs
develop coping strategies to deal with frustration and disappointment
acknowledge that help is available if they ask (see below for the outline of activities related to overcoming the resistance to ask for the help they need)
commit to be faithful to do small things consistently to produce results over time
feel hopeful and acquire the courage, confidence and determination to conquer their challenges one day at a time
take a time-out from their problems
dare to feel happy in the midst of trying times
believe that no matter what happens, they will be O.K.
Managing Change Workshop
None of us are exempt from experiencing a sudden life change. Companies re-organize, jobs end, marriages fail, children grow up and leave home (and come back), health deteriorates, death occurs, and accidents happen.
Regardless of whether change is forced on us or whether we choose it, a successful transition demands that we manage the human emotions surrounding change.
Lois imparts life-changing insights, illustrated by real-life examples of the treasures that are born out of the trials we experience - courage, confidence, strength, resilience, hard-earned wisdom, deeper understanding, determination, patience, and perseverance.
Program Outcomes and Benefits - Participants learn valuable information that helps them understand:
- the emotions that accompany change
- why people resist change
- the three conditions of grief
- how the five stages of grief apply in adjusting to change
- that everyone reacts and responds to change in their own way
- the ripple effect of change
Participants gain the ability to:
- identify and feel the feelings
- release their emotions without causing harm
overcome their fear of the unknown
take advantage of the energy in anger
break free from paralyzing overwhelm
know what actions to take when they can't get all the work done
redefine their self-worth
discover their new identity
draw on previous personal experiences with change
remove their resistance and
move forward in a positive direction.
ASK is Not a Four-letter Word -
Participants recognize the benefits and gain the ability to ASK for assistance when they:
- review the Top Ten Excuses people use to NOT ASK for the help they need
- take an assessment of work and home to identify when and where they are guilty of not asking for the help they need
- list the top three reasons they feel uncomfortable or withhold from asking for help
- recognize the empowerment of asking and the self-imposed hardship of not asking
- gain insight why people don't automatically offer their help
- explore ten empowering ways to ask for help
Participants apply what they have learned when they identify:
- one area of work or home that they need help
- who or where they could get assistance
- a strategy they would feel comfortable using to ask for help