Free Self Improvement Topics in Chicago

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  • The Power of Networking

    Bette Lawrence-Water, Founder and Principal Consultant, Spectrum Strategic Solutions

    According to Merriam Webster networking is “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business”. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop. During this lively, and interactive Power of Networking (Outside the organization) discussion, participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of networking skills to get things done. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, participants can improve on almost every aspect of their networking strategy.
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  • I just went through that, now what?

    Arika Clark Alejo, Certified Professional Coach | Speaker | Motivator

    You get divorced, relocate jobs, your kid moves away for college, or you have some other life-changing moment. Today is a new day! This talk inspires people who have experienced a significant life transition toward understanding how to make most out of this “new” life and start seeing the opportunities. While our old story will always be a part of us, it does not have to define our future. MORE >

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  • 21 Days to a Creativity Habit!

    Karyn Ross, Owner, Karyn Ross Consulting

    Want to be more creative but not sure how to get there? Just like anything else, creativity is a skill that can be practiced...and, like many other things can even become a habit! MORE >

    In this interactive, hands-on presentation, you'll learn my 21 Day Practical Creativity step-by-step approach to improving your creativity in 21 days! And as everyone takes 21 days to make...a (creativity) habit!
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  • Change Your Mindset In 6 Steps

    Robb Thompson, President & Founder, Progressive Life

    If you think like you've always thought, you'll get what you always got. Learn the six steps to changing your mindset.

    • Taking control of your mind
    • Letting go of the past
    • Teaching your mind to become free
    • Overcoming Fear MORE >

    S.M.A.R.T System - To teach you how to train your mind to accomplish goals and the reasons why it is important to have a set of goals.

    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Realistic
    • Timetable

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  • Moving Forward During Turbulent Times

    Jay Kurtz, Chaplain, Chaplain in Action

    I take folks on a journey during the conflict and chaos in their lives. It’s about giving - of yourself - for the greater good. It seems simple, but it takes a great deal of energy and engagement to achieve a framework of commitment, intra-personal awareness and personal sacrifice.

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  • 5 Tips To Living Your Healthiest Self

    Claudia Braun, Healthy Living & Weight Loss Coach, Claudia-Braun

    If you're saying YES to being healthy in 2019 and drop the habits undermining your success... MORE >

    5 Tips To Being Your Healthiest Self, will move you beyond stuck, to begin taking simple steps for immediate RESULTS. It's so easy to buy into our excuses, because they sound so real,but they won't get you happy, or healthy.

    Ever thought I know what I want, but I don't know what to do to get there or, I know what to do but why can't I get myself to do it? I get it, and you're not alone, that was me too, for years. Good intentions, steps forward but ultimately I'd end up in the same place I started. Discouraging at best. And, why I'm so excited about sharing my 5 Tips To Living Your Healthiest Self! It's easy to get overwhelmed not knowing where to start or feel discouraged because you don't get results or what you were doing seems to stop working..., but that can end, join me and find out how!

    As a holistic lifestyle coach I've discovered from personal experience and from client work what works and in this talk, Get the best of what I've discovered, and make it work for YOU,

    Plus get a FREE 3 Day Blueprint To Make Changes Right Away!

    Healthy is waiting, can you really afford to wait?

    Here's what others have said about working with me:

    Claudia helped me realize my body is worth care and honor, with honesty and nurturing she helped me gain clarity and pushed me to break my habits and create new routines.

    ~ Kim, Chicago business owner

    I’ve had so many great changes from working with Claudia, weight loss, ending stress/emotional eating, and self acceptance. The most profound change is not struggling with doing the right things. And, I’m not constantly bombarded with my negative internal voice!

    – Trisha S., Chicago IL Attorney

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  • Finding a Success that Matters

    Thomas Perrucci, Medicare Specialist, HealthCare Solutions Team

    We all want it, work hard for it, but often are left feeling let down. Re-thinking our views of success and how to achieve them.

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  • Say Yes…

    Arika Clark Alejo, Certified Professional Coach | Speaker | Motivator

    This talk, created for people who are ready to take action and start making big changes, is about digging deep. Understanding that by being more present, intentional, and accountable we can experience more fulfillment out of life. Say yes to more happiness! Say yes to better sleep! Say yes to more love! Say yes...

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  • It’s Not What You’re Eating… It’s What’s Eating You

    Claudia Braun, Healthy Living & Weight Loss Coach, Claudia-Braun

    Have you noticed how many diets there are? And they all contradict one another? Eat meat, don't eat meat, grains are bad, no they're good, eat fats, nope no fats... But what if it's not about what your eating but it's about what's really eating you that's making you fat and gain weight? MORE >

    In this talk you'll learn the biggest myths about weight gain and weight loss and what you can do to be successful in your pursuit of a healthy, happy body.

    As a healthy living coach, I work with women to help them achieve the results they want, most of them have been on a series of diets without success. The average woman is dieting and frustrated with her lack of results. Let's look at the bigger picture and what we can do create lasting and life long changes.

    The weight loss industry is a 20 billion dollar industry and growing according to 2012 statistics. But we as a society aren't getting thinner, why? If we don't address the larger deeper issues things don't change.

    You'll walk away with how to exercises to get clear on what's standing in your way, and a list of characteristics which could be stopping your growth.

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  • Interpersonal Skills

    Bette Lawrence-Water, Founder and Principal Consultant, Spectrum Strategic Solutions

    We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. Participants will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
    The Interpersonal Skills discussion will help participants work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. Bette will help audience to identify skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation. MORE >

    Discussion Objectives:
    • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
    • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power.
    • Understand what is ‘non-verbal communication’ and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships.
    • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation.
    • Identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
    • Understand how seeing the other side can improve skills in influencing other people.
    • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side.
    • Identify ways of sharing one’s opinions constructively.
    • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation.
    • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions.
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