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Topics

The Frog Factor: The Secret to Attracting and Retaining World-Class Talent!

Energize yourself and your workplace through this fun, informative and inspirational session. Get ready to turn your notions about recognition on their head by exploring it through a powerful solution focused lens. A proven process for self, team and organizational recognition is offered, F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™, inviting you to identify key ways you can begin to shift your organizational culture right away. By the end of this session, you will be ready to trial easy, inexpensive and proven techniques for recognizing others in your workplace that support meaningful connection and lasting change. Let’s focus on the strategic language, business case and human case for recognition that will convince, inspire and influence decision makers. Whether you’re burnt out or energized, in a boom or bust economy, you can’t afford NOT to recognize…starting now!

The audience will leave with:

  • An effective “catchy” way to elevate individual, team, and organizational performance
  • The strategic language and business case to position engagement as the key driver of business success
  • Tools to immediately impact healthy culture through leading practice recognition strategies
  • A clear understanding of their role in creating healthy work cultures and strong relationships
  • The next step to resuscitate healthy organizational culture

Living & Leveraging Your Greatness

Are you able to use your talents, passions and virtues every day? Are they valued? Are you energized? Are you elevating everyday to your potential? Doubt is not an option here; operating from a place of greatness fuels yours and others’ success. Don’t accept the alternative: disbelief, gossip, distraction, discomfort. Get present today to what is possible for you. Through Sarah’s humourous and inspirational stories of people like you and I, who have started doubt in the face and rejected it, you will see how making a choice to stand for greatness enables you to elevate thousands of others, ultimately realizing your goals in life and business. Get ready to step in to your greatness and elevate everyone’s around you!

The audience will leave with:

  • Clarity of the three barriers standing in the way of realizing your greatness goals
  • At least one juicy goal that will accelerate your success in life and business
  • Movement toward continually achieving satisfaction and resiliency
  • Tools and strategies to elevate performance in both professional and personal realms

The Exponential Power of Recognition: Love Your Job & Reject Burnout!

What would you do if you had a tool that cost virtually nothing, takes almost no time, and is guaranteed to boost your job satisfaction and reduce burnout? And what if I told you you’ve used it, know about it, and even like it? In this session you will get purposeful about leveraging one of the most effective approaches to boosting job satisfaction, healthy team relationships, and celebration of what’s working in your workplace – recognition – through F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™. Let’s deal with the common roadblocks to organizational health and recognition so you can spot them, intervene effectively and help others to keep an eye on cultural wellness along with you. Let’s explore proven organizational life saving strategies that you can begin to use them immediately! Don’t suffer with burnout or miss the opportunity to celebrate your team’s awesomeness! Join the job engagement revolution and love your work!

The audience will leave with:

  • Renewed energy and levity
  • Tools to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue through recognition of self and others
  • A sharpened focus on what’s working to celebrate successes & strengths
  • The next step to resuscitate healthy team culture

The Greatness Roadmap: How to Set & Reach Goals in Life & Business

Whether you’re 20 or 70, are you living your greatness life? Your highest purpose? With passion every day? Get ready for exploration, intention setting and life energizing focus where you will:

  • Recognize your unique greatness – reflect on how are you already using it and can leverage it further
  • Stop behaviours standing in your way – understand what your ideal day looks like and create that reality
  • Look at your life holistically – consider what’s in balance, what’s not and what needs to shift
  • Set your 5-year roadmap – leverage the trifecta of your strengths, your passions and your best profitability path

The audience will leave with

  • An accelerated path to achieve their unique 5-year plan
  • A clear sense of priorities – what to say “no” to and what to say “yes” to
  • Renewed energy, resiliency, and excitement in personal and professional realms
  • A sharpened focus of their unique talents, passions & virtues they refuse to stifle!

Collaboration in Action: Solution Focused Leadership

Sick of people talking about dynamic issues as “problems”, pointing fingers, casting blame and fixating on things they can’t control? You can help them shift focus to a solution focused approach, awakening their creativity, adaptability, resourcefulness, commitment and productivity. Get ready to explore how to use a solution focused leadership approach to support highly functioning, healthy and enjoyable working relationships that produce results. You will leave with ideas, practical strategies and a clear intention to put these effective, empowering and accountability-oriented practices immediately into place. Your colleagues and staff will thank you for attending!

The audience will leave with:

  • Shift from fire-fighting to collaborative solution finding with staff
  • A toolkit bursting with strategies to help employees find their own solution versus solve employees’ problems
  • Resiliency and energy to lead through time of change and challenge
  • Heightened self-awareness and a plan for successful implementation of relevant strategies

 

Sarah McVanel

Recognition Expert | Author | Coach | Workplace Ecosystem Curator

Sarah McVanel is often described as the “Organizational Therapist”, helping staff and leaders utilize easy and sustainable strategies to value and retain their best staff through recognition. Sarah has helped thousands – from Not-For-Profits to Multi-National corporations – leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain their top talent and sustain healthy bottom lines.

An experienced and dynamic speaker, trainer and coach, Sarah McVanel’s F.R.O.G. approach – Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™ – helps frontline staff to CEOs and business owners – optimize and fuel their job satisfaction, prioritize what’s most important, and support their greatest competitive advantage – their people. Sarah offers the business evidence to back up how recognizing greatness in ourselves and others is key to sustained business success through improved morale, increased top talent retention, and generating a positive corporate culture.

Sarah McVanel has inspired, challenged, and focused her audiences, leaving them with a powerful new understanding of their work, their colleagues and their lives!

Background

Sarah has put her psychology undergrad, MSc in family relations and diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration to good use, excelling in her career to a senior leadership level before starting her boutique consulting firm Greatness Magnified.  She is a certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds her Yellow Belts in LEAN continuous improvement. She writes regularly for One Tribe Magazine, peer-reviewed journals, industry articles, two books - “Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” (2015) and The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness” (2016) – and a comprehensive membership portal The FROG Portal: Strategies and Tools to Retain Your Best Staff and Clients. Sarah is also certified to administer a range of inventories for emotional intelligence (BarOn EQi), personality (MBTI, Personality Dimensions, DiSC), and organizational culture tools (Polarities, Human Synergistics LSI, GSI & OCI).

Topics

The Frog Factor: The Secret to Attracting and Retaining World-Class Talent!

Energize yourself and your workplace through this fun, informative and inspirational session. Get ready to turn your notions about recognition on their head by exploring it through a powerful solution focused lens. A proven process for self, team and organizational recognition is offered, F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™, inviting you to identify key ways you can begin to shift your organizational culture right away. By the end of this session, you will be ready to trial easy, inexpensive and proven techniques for recognizing others in your workplace that support meaningful connection and lasting change. Let’s focus on the strategic language, business case and human case for recognition that will convince, inspire and influence decision makers. Whether you’re burnt out or energized, in a boom or bust economy, you can’t afford NOT to recognize…starting now!

The audience will leave with:

  • An effective “catchy” way to elevate individual, team, and organizational performance
  • The strategic language and business case to position engagement as the key driver of business success
  • Tools to immediately impact healthy culture through leading practice recognition strategies
  • A clear understanding of their role in creating healthy work cultures and strong relationships
  • The next step to resuscitate healthy organizational culture

Living & Leveraging Your Greatness

Are you able to use your talents, passions and virtues every day? Are they valued? Are you energized? Are you elevating everyday to your potential? Doubt is not an option here; operating from a place of greatness fuels yours and others’ success. Don’t accept the alternative: disbelief, gossip, distraction, discomfort. Get present today to what is possible for you. Through Sarah’s humourous and inspirational stories of people like you and I, who have started doubt in the face and rejected it, you will see how making a choice to stand for greatness enables you to elevate thousands of others, ultimately realizing your goals in life and business. Get ready to step in to your greatness and elevate everyone’s around you!

The audience will leave with:

  • Clarity of the three barriers standing in the way of realizing your greatness goals
  • At least one juicy goal that will accelerate your success in life and business
  • Movement toward continually achieving satisfaction and resiliency
  • Tools and strategies to elevate performance in both professional and personal realms

The Exponential Power of Recognition: Love Your Job & Reject Burnout!

What would you do if you had a tool that cost virtually nothing, takes almost no time, and is guaranteed to boost your job satisfaction and reduce burnout? And what if I told you you’ve used it, know about it, and even like it? In this session you will get purposeful about leveraging one of the most effective approaches to boosting job satisfaction, healthy team relationships, and celebration of what’s working in your workplace – recognition – through F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™. Let’s deal with the common roadblocks to organizational health and recognition so you can spot them, intervene effectively and help others to keep an eye on cultural wellness along with you. Let’s explore proven organizational life saving strategies that you can begin to use them immediately! Don’t suffer with burnout or miss the opportunity to celebrate your team’s awesomeness! Join the job engagement revolution and love your work!

The audience will leave with:

  • Renewed energy and levity
  • Tools to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue through recognition of self and others
  • A sharpened focus on what’s working to celebrate successes & strengths
  • The next step to resuscitate healthy team culture

The Greatness Roadmap: How to Set & Reach Goals in Life & Business

Whether you’re 20 or 70, are you living your greatness life? Your highest purpose? With passion every day? Get ready for exploration, intention setting and life energizing focus where you will:

  • Recognize your unique greatness – reflect on how are you already using it and can leverage it further
  • Stop behaviours standing in your way – understand what your ideal day looks like and create that reality
  • Look at your life holistically – consider what’s in balance, what’s not and what needs to shift
  • Set your 5-year roadmap – leverage the trifecta of your strengths, your passions and your best profitability path

The audience will leave with

  • An accelerated path to achieve their unique 5-year plan
  • A clear sense of priorities – what to say “no” to and what to say “yes” to
  • Renewed energy, resiliency, and excitement in personal and professional realms
  • A sharpened focus of their unique talents, passions & virtues they refuse to stifle!

Collaboration in Action: Solution Focused Leadership

Sick of people talking about dynamic issues as “problems”, pointing fingers, casting blame and fixating on things they can’t control? You can help them shift focus to a solution focused approach, awakening their creativity, adaptability, resourcefulness, commitment and productivity. Get ready to explore how to use a solution focused leadership approach to support highly functioning, healthy and enjoyable working relationships that produce results. You will leave with ideas, practical strategies and a clear intention to put these effective, empowering and accountability-oriented practices immediately into place. Your colleagues and staff will thank you for attending!

The audience will leave with:

  • Shift from fire-fighting to collaborative solution finding with staff
  • A toolkit bursting with strategies to help employees find their own solution versus solve employees’ problems
  • Resiliency and energy to lead through time of change and challenge
  • Heightened self-awareness and a plan for successful implementation of relevant strategies

 

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Testimonial

Funny, full of energy and incredibly motivating – all words to use when describing Sarah and her passionate stage presence. We were fortunate to have Sarah join us as a speaker for the 2016 Spark Women’s Leadership Conference and her presentation about leveraging greatness hit to the core of our objective “A rising tide lifts all boats”. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to other organizations who are searching for a well prepared, well organized, thoughtful and passionate story teller.

— Judy Kucharuk, Special Events Manager, Encana Events Centre

Links

Greatness – Rogers TV

Surviving PPD – Surviving PD

Surpassing Compassion Fatigue through Greatness – Rogers TV

Recognizing the Rewards of Recognition – HR Professional Magazine:

Finding the Extraordinary in Ordinary – HR Reporter

From A Yoga Mat To Greatness and Live Your Dream – The Midlife Launch

Follow Your GUT w/ Sarah McVanel – Elevating Beyond with Mark Minard

Sarah McVanel: Recognizing Your Vehicle to Success – Dana Pharant

Inspirational Holiday Episode – Speaking for Profit Podcast