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 received many comments of those who attended that they really enjoyed hearing you speak about ‘Riding the Waves of Change.’ Your information will help us cope with challenges in the workplace and live gracefully with transition.
Sales and Use Tax DivisionMinnesota Department of Revenue
Great tips to use every day! She was really knowledgeable and a great presenter!
Thanks again, Erika – it was very useful stuff this morning and things I can both incorporate immediately and/or look at long term.
Pam BelknapDirectorLearning & Development, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio & Classical South Florida
As a new non-profit and new board, understanding communication styles and preferences can be a big help in building a productive team. Erika volunteered to facilitate a group session to increase our awareness and improve our team work. She masterfully guided us in seeing ourselves and each other through non-judgmental productive conversation. She was full of enthusiasm, insight, and empathy that is so needed when a new group is establishing trust and boundaries.
Tai Goodwin, M. Ed.Speaker & Creative Strategist
Wonderful! Dr. Garms was a very engaging speaker and the subject matter was fascinating!
We found Dr. Garms to be an excellent, thoughtful speaker with really good practical material. Attendees commented on her thoughtfulness and the many useful ideas they gained from her talk. Some have already requested that we bring her back to a future event!
Dale ShreveCEO Mental Health Corporations of America
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
Very good—I would attend another 2-3 hours on this topic.
Learning about how the brain works was the most helpful learning experience.