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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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  • The Focus Advantage

    James H. Carpenter Barnes, Ph.D., JW/Fuzion Enterprises - Author - Personal Development Speaker & Coach - Radio Talk Show Host

    This topic teaches how to release the ability manifest a desired goal using intentional focus. Learning to join emotional energy with mental imaging is the path to limitless creativity. We bring into our lives the things we sincerely desire from the heart. When are able to see our desires in our mind's eye, focus on them without conflict, we are on our way to a more productive life. Being distracted is often an unrecognized habit, distraction yields unfocused energy. This explained in detail in my Best Selling book, Looking for God? Look No Further-Look Within. MORE >

    Some teach the idea that you must write it down and say it aloud; this is true, in part. There is a vast difference between saying a thing and speaking it. If what we utter is not spoken from the heart with intentional desire, and if what we write down is not written from that same passion-filled heart; aren't we are just talking and taking notes. In such a case, we must rely on our external determination. Leaving the immense reservoir of creative ability within us untapped.

    The objective of this topic is to demonstrate the importance of overcoming contradictory/counter productive thoughts which often show up when we are in the midst of working toward a goal. Whether the opposing thought comes from another person or from within our own mind. We are often our own greatest hindrance to success and progress.

    There is a simple technique which will begin to train the mind to focus, thus allowing the heart to speak the language of creativity. If the words are not spoken from a passionate heart, they are foreign to the creative forces we all carry within us. What we give our attention to we also give our energy.

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  • Get (and Stay) Organized

    Erin J. Kelly, Professional Organizer, Arranged By Erin

    Learn how to live a simple and organized life. Whether it’s your home or office, Erin explains the tools to help you be more productive and save time. Erin has given speeches all over Chicago including corporations, ADD support groups, and libraries.

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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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  • Start Early, Start Smart: How to Choose a Motivating College Major

    Georgia Koch, Community Outreach Coordinator, Career Vision

    Is it possible for students to identify potential college majors and career directions while still in high school? You bet! Students and parents will learn what they need to know before choosing a college, and how identifying a college major and career direction can build a student's motivation and confidence while reducing college expenses. MORE >

    Receive information and resources to guide your student and take the stress out of making these important decisions. This program is for parents and students of high school and college age.
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  • Increasing Your Happiness!

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

    Increasing one's happiness can be done through the power of positive thinking. That is one skill that this presenttion will touch on to teach participants how to be happier. Happiness can spread throughout an organization, and have a positive effect on everyone.
    During this interactive and energetic discussion participants will engage in unique and helpful ways to increase their happiness. This 45-60 minute presentation will have a robust effect on their professional and personal lives, improve their communication skills, increase productivity, and lesson absenteeism. MORE >

    Presentation Objectives:
    •Discuss how planning ahead cultivates workplace happiness
    •Create a nightly routine and daily plan
    •Relate more effectively to others in the workplace
    •Understand how the workspace environment impacts happiness
    •Think more positively
    •Take actions that will create greater workplace happiness

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  • Look Within to Execute Your Possible

    James H. Carpenter Barnes, Ph.D., JW/Fuzion Enterprises - Author - Personal Development Speaker & Coach - Radio Talk Show Host

    Look Within to Execute Your Possible MORE >

    Many of us who experience self limiting mindsets are aware that something is holding us back from being the extraordinary we person desire to be. Unfortunately, most do not understand we are trained to be limited in our thinking from the time we begin pre-school. Color inside the lines, sit on the circle, and so on. It's the nature of humanity to create and innovate, not live life as a pre-programmed robot. Shifting the way we think, speak and act frees us of pre-set... ingrained limitations. This is the first step to breaking the chains of fear and mediocrity; liberating us to experience life in the extraordinary. This is explained in detail in my Best Selling book, Looking for God? Look No Further-Look Within.

    In 1982 I was a musician using and selling illegal substances. I eventually wound up living in a car the entire summer of that year. It was at this point I began the journey seeking the extraordinary life. Over time I found the principles which have enabled me to lived an extraordinary life. It all begins with reprogramming who we are, it's simple but it's not easy. Giving up familiarity and comfort are never easy, but it is worth it.

    We are the only species on the planet with the ability to shift who we are intention and purpose. The ability is already encoded into our DNA.

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