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 awareness 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. I love great take home value.
  4. Be entertaining! Tell stories and make them laugh. Nobody wants to go to a boring presentation.
  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)

The Truth About HR…and You – 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.

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

Great HR Program- a full day HR extravaganza! To learn more click here.


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

I am an unabashed promoter of ThinkHR. And for good reason- it’s an awesome program with over 200 training lessons. Learn more by contacting me or going to Our ThinkHR Page

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