- Change has changed. Now, it's "COAT".Can you remember a time at work when you had one change to deal with? One major project? One major transition to work through? Maybe you can. But if so, I'll bet it was quite some time ago. We don't any longer have projects presented to us with clear start dates, crescendos, ramp-downs, endings, wrapups, breaks, […]
- Social Perceptions on Acceptance of Workplace Intelligence (Official Global Smartypants Manifesto)
As a lunch keynote speaker at the UIC HR Academy, Erika had the tough job of engaging an audience that was more focused on food than professional development. She addressed the challenge head-on. Not only did Erika deliver a message that motivated individuals to participate in meaningful information exchange, she also inspired audience to learn more about the benefits of a brain-friendly workplace.
Kim Morris LeeDirector, Organizational EffectivenessUniversity of Illinois
We consistently receive rave reviews from participants in Erika’s programs. She engages the audience, shares deep expertise, keeps the session lively, and always has people wanting to connect after the event.
Terri HiebCore Program CoordinatorEnterprise Learning & Development State of Minnesota
Thank you again for the wonderful information and presentation yesterday on “Your Brain on Change”. I learned so much but the one nugget that will be my mantra for a very long time is “living gracefully with transition” will be my goal! The world of healthcare is ever-changing and evolving and to resist this is to set one up to be in a continued state of stress!
Bernice MoreauLSW Clinical SupervisorMedica
[Erika’s workshop was] excellently designed and executed training. Erika was very tuned into her participants and the materials are very well designed for adult learning. Great workbook, ppt design and training techniques!
Planner, Dept. of Human Services, State of MN
She was extremely knowledgeable and helped us build better working relationships by teaching us about different communication styles, preferences, as well as our individual strengths and weaknesses. She showed us how to build upon our individual strengths in order to become an even more effective board.
Maria-Renee Grigsby, M.Ed.Education Consultant, Trainer & Educator
A fresh and energizing perspective on interpersonal relations in the workplace; a valuable recognition of the communication barriers that naturally exist between employees of different levels in the organizational hierarchy; action-oriented learning in that I left the session with ideas for changing my own behaviors based on what I learned.
Lori HussSPHR - Employee Relations DirectorScott County
I’ve been planning an important meeting with stakeholders and will be changing my approach to leading that meeting based on the concepts Erika shared.
Lori SchmitExecutive Director
She was so creative in her presentation. We all learned a great deal. Her presence was just plain delightful.
Roland SullivanOD Consultant
Great tips to use every day! She was really knowledgeable and a great presenter!
Spirited—great sense of humor— easy to stay attentive!