Speaking & Training

“Knowledge is not power. Only applied knowledge is power.”

Don Phin

I have five goals when I present:

  1. Be of interest. That means you address the needs of the audience.
  2. Be insightful. Give attendees a “wake up call” regarding the subject, be it management, change, leadership, emotional intelligence or compliance.
  3. Take them from abstraction to action. This means attendees need powerful strategies and tools they can take home and do something with ASAP.
  4. Be entertaining! Tell stories and make them laugh. Nobody wants to go to a boring lecture.
  5. Make those people who had faith in my abilities to the above, happy they hired me!

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The Inspired Workforce- my most common presentation often given to Vistage CEO groups. See the flyer and handout and two minute video introduction.

Victims, Villains and Heroes- based off the book I wrote with Loy Young this is a deep dive into emotional intelligence with a great take-home approach you can use! See the flyer and handout and two minute video introduction. To learn more click here (to Victim, Villains and Heroes info)

Getting Paid the Grow the Bottom Line– a deep dive into strategic HR. This is a wakeup call for any HR professional. See the flyer, handout and two minute video introduction.

Social Media Risks:- is your company prepared to confront the considerable risks associated with social media use and abuse? While social media has plenty of “upside” the “downside” can be destructive.

How to Manage the Crazy Pace of Change
Change is happening at an ever accelerating rate. The introduction of robotics and AI to the workplace is transformative. You will either become a master of change or get run over by it.  As an individual or as a company. Don shares a common sense approach to mastering this difficult challenge. Click here to see a report summarizing the workshop.

Why We Make Mitsakes– based off the book I wrote. It examines why we make mistakes, how to prevent making them and how to recover when we do!

Time Management that Works– also based off a book, successful time management is the key to productivity and growth.

Managing Employees Who Can’t or Won’t Come to Work– this area of compliance is so treacherous; attorneys refer to it as the “Bermuda Triangle”. Learn strategies and tools to help reduce exposure to claims under the ADA, FMLA and worker’s compensation laws.

Managing and Preventing Wrongful Employee Conduct- how your company handles employee misdeeds goes a long way to determining its legal exposures. Today’s laws require a prompt and thorough investigation of employee claims. Maintaining employee trust through to process is key. This training is your guide to getting an investigation right – the first time.

Sexual Harassment Training- I’ve done this training dozens of times in way that keeps everyone’s attention and helps to reduce this all too common exposure.


To see a copy of the report I wrote on Powerful Presentation Techniques click here

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