Listed below are a few speaking and workshop topics. Don't see a topic you need or want? Message Elizabeth here and she will create one for you.
There is always the option of creating a custom topic for an event.
For a custom topic please contact Elizabeth here to discuss.
Cognitive Psychology & Leadership
Cognitive psychology involves the study of internal mental processes—all of the things that go on inside your brain, including perception, thinking, memory, attention, language, problem-solving, and learning. While it is a relatively young branch of psychology, it has quickly grown to become one of the most popular subfields.
There are numerous practical applications for this cognitive research, such as providing help coping with memory disorders, increasing decision-making accuracy, finding ways to help people recover from brain injury, treating learning disorders, and structuring educational curricula to enhance learning.
The Cognitive-Behavioral System of Leadership
It is easier for leaders to alter the way they think when it interferes with effective behaviors than to change their ‘unhelpful’ dispositions. Furthermore, to date most training programs merely teach new behaviors to leaders. However, if the cognitive mechanisms that trigger leadership behaviors are overlooked, interventions can hardly have long-lasting effects, given that leaders’ impulses to think and act in a certain way are likely to override their fading memory of the learned behaviors.
The cognitive-behavioral system of leadership is a model that undertakes to explain both the stability and the dynamism in leaders’ behavior. To do so, we draw on one of the most influential interactionist theories, the Cognitive Affective Personality System (CAPS) theory.
According to the CAPS theory, the same situational features are encoded differently in the minds of different individuals. For example, while an accounting task activates the encoding ‘easy’ for person A, it activates the encoding ‘difficult’ for person B. These encodings (e.g., easy/difficult) then activate other cognitive units, such as appraisals (e.g., I can/cannot cope with this task), beliefs (e.g., I am a competent/incompetent person), expectancies (e.g., anticipating success/failure), affects (e.g., enthusiasm/anxiety), goals (e.g., problem solving/escaping), and so on. Finally, a behavioral response (e.g., proactive coping behavior/avoidance behavior) is activated.
There is a video of a paper on cognitive psychology Elizabeth presented at an academic convention. It's located on the home page, in the video section.
Production & Operations
Production / Operations Management is defined as the process which transforms the inputs/resources of an organization into final goods (or services) through a set of defined, controlled and repeatable policies. By policies, we refer to the rules that add value to the final output.
Intercultural communication refers to the communication between people from two different cultures. Intercultural communication is a symbolic, interpretive, transactional, contextual process in which people from different cultures create shared meanings
Women, Men, and Communication
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Personality
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
The program includes:
Flexible Facilitation: 7 modules with over 40 minutes of video and reports.
Choose the One-Day Facilitation Program or Three-Day Facilitation Program
Individual Profiles, participant handouts, take-away cards and activities
Podcasts, online resources, and a research report
Progress Reports and a Team Report
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Progress Report highlights areas of greatest improvement and decline, offers productive points of discussion, and provides an action plan to help teams prioritize and set specific goals. You'll be able to compare how a team’s performance has changed over time and highlights areas of greatest improvement and of greatest decline.
The Progress Report also includes:
Your Team’s Survey Results
Points of Discussion
Identify the team’s priorities for improvements
Set specific goals
The Impact of Your DiSC® Style
Everything DiSC® Team Map
Conflict Team Map
Communication & Leadership
Leaders have to communicate the vision and goals to their team so as to motivate them to achieve them with efficiency. They communicate in a way so that they will be able to make others see what they are expecting from them. This style of leadership makes communication effective communication.
You will learn a proven process for designing presentations that touch your audience in a highly impactful way, motivating them to take your desired action by:
Building around a small number of powerful ideas.
Keeping content within the audience's "brain bandwidth"
Leadership Theories & Practice
Principles of Public Relations
Common outputs include news releases, media coverage, social media postings, and website content. Outcomes are the changes in the audience. Common PR outcomes include increasing trust, advocacy, preference, and overall attitude change. Once you release the messaging, measure if and how the audiences change
Psychology of Women
Psychology of Adjustment
Everything DiSC Sales
Everything DiSC® Sales puts the power of the dynamic Everything DiSC model into the hands of salespeople and provides a dynamic tool for learning how to create customer-centric interactions that delivers improved results. Sales-specific content, modular facilitation tools, and online tailoring features deliver an easy-to-customize development solution to help participants discover new strategies for stretching beyond their natural preferences to make the selling process more productive and successful—regardless of the customer’s unique buying style.
Discover their own DiSC® style: recognize the priorities, personal strengths, and challenges that shape their sales interactions with others
Explore other styles: understand the differences and similarities among DiSC buying styles, learn to recognize the behaviors unique to each style, and identify new ways to find common ground with all types of customers
Create a plan of action to get more out of the sales process—and deliver better bottom line results
Everything DiSC® Sales Profile
Research-validated, online assessment. 23-page sales-specific profile report helps salespeople understand their own DiSC sales style, learn how to read the styles of their customers, and provides useful insight for creating a specific action plan to make the sales process more effective and successful.
Easily customizable. Remove or rearrange pages, customize the profile title, or print selected sections. The profile may be used on its own or with the companion reports.
Six 50-minute modules, including facilitation dialogue used with experiential and processing activities and sales-focused video.
Easily customizable. PowerPoint presentation, and handouts. We can add or delete sections to fit any timeframe.
An additional Everything DiSC Sales Customer Interaction Map provided for post-training reinforcement to practice customer mapping techniques.
Behavioral Economics & Leadership
A method of economic analysis that applies psychological insights into human behavior to explain economic decision-making.
Principles in Persuasion
Learn about the 6 principles of influence that will help you persuade others and get what you want. Influence is power. Based on the book by Cialdini who introduces the 6 principles of influence that will help you persuade others. Theses 6 principles are reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.
Strategic Communication Management
Communication in Conflict
Personal Development with a Computer-Adaptive
The program includes:
A computer-adaptive, psychological assessment
Personal Development Profile and one-on-one Comparison Reports
Half-day facilitation that includes activities, video, and a handout, plus two optional activities
Build and Fortify Skills that Transcend Teams
This new product was created to harness the power of The Five Behaviors™ across the entire organization. The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development solution teaches individuals to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model at the organizational level. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration. Personal Development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principles, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work together.