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In addition to tailored consulting services, I also offer a number of pre-existing workshops for individuals, employees, or groups.

You can contract me to offer these workshops for your organization, or if you’d like to enroll as an individual please reach out to see when I might be offering one of these sessions! Of course, workshops can be tailored and adjusted to fit your audience.

I can also approach any of these topics as a one-on-one coaching session or series of sessions with individuals.

Leadership/Entrepreneurship Workshops:

Work on Purpose: Head + Heart = Hustle

Ever wonder what cool professional ideas you could come up with if you combined what you LOVE with what you are really good at? This workshop walks participants through an exploratory brainstorm to see what kind of “hustle” you could envision – can be applied to your existing role or used to expand beyond your current horizons.

Starting a Side Hustle: Follow your Passion without Quitting your Day Job (yet)

Starting a side-gig can create space for you to express your creativity, follow your heart, or try something new before you decide to “quit your day job.” It can also be a way to build something up until it is eventually big enough to BE your day job. This workshop will explore creative avenues for engaging in side-hustles that feed your spirit, while also covering some of the nuts and bolts of creating your own business.

Strengths-Based Leadership

Emphasizing strengths in yourself and others is a proven strategy for increasing engagement and success. It also helps to decrease stress among individuals and teams. This workshop introduces you to strengths as a framework for leadership and people management. You’ll get a chance to explore your own stregnths and explore how to identify and draw out the strengths of others.

Sticking Points: Tips for Diagnosing and Addressing Organizational Challenges

It’s easy to point to something that isn’t working at your organization and complain about it. But what can you actually DO about it? This workshop will share the facilitator’s experience in effectively diagnosing and then addressing organizational challenges – without alienating co-workers or compromising your sanity. Strategies will be shared for accomplishing organizational change in collaborative and constructive ways, emphasizing how small shifts in perpsective and approach can make a big difference.

Meeting Planning/Facilitation Workshops:

Meetings People Actually Like

“Meeting” has become a dreaded word for many professionals. But I truly believe that meetings can be transformative if planned and facilitated effectively. Based on my 4-Ps of effective meeting planning, this session walks participants through some of the foundational tenets of what makes meetings succeed or fail, and introduces strategies for planning effective meetings.

Engaged Online Meetings

Online meetings have become a huge part of our professional (and personal) lives. But we all know that some are very difficult to sit through. Participants in this workshop will apply the foundational tenets of good meeting planning to an online setting, then learn ways to adapt those practices to an online environment.

Facilitation Essentials Course (2-days)

This 2-day course introduces participant to the essential tools and strategies for successfully faciliting all types of meetings. It includes theoretical frameworks from meeting planning and educational perspectives, and offers participants the opportunity to test out a variety of tools and tricks.

Mindfulness Workshops

Introduction to Mindfulness (single session)

Curious about mindfulness and whether you can do it? Mindfulness is not about sitting silent for hours upon end; it is about living with intention in the here and now. Anyone can practice it! This session introduces participants to the basic tenets of mindfulness and how it can be applied to your everyday life. Includes short meditation exercises and discussion.

Introduction to Mindfulness Series (4-part series)

Want to dive deeper into mindfulness and consider how to integrate it into your life? This 4-part workshop series introduces participants to mindfulness then helps them practice applying those skills. Includes introductory and intermediate meditation exercises with an emphasis on applying mindfulness principles to real-life challenges and daily living.

Stress in the Workplace: Taking it in Stride (single session)

Are you spinning your wheels at work, constantly dealing with stress in unproductive ways? This workshop applies mindfulness theory and practice to the challenge of a stressful workplace, helping participants to identify how they are handling stress and how they might handle it differently in the future.

Client Testimonial

Carrie and I have worked together on a regular basis since 2008. Carrie never ceases to amaze me in regard to her top notch presentations to my UConn community. She is a state-of-the-art presenter, facilitator, and researcher; my faculty fellows consistently walk away from her presentations feeling like it was time well spent and with concrete plans to move forward in their work. Carrie provides quality, usable tools and meeting (even exceeding) your goals.

Julia Mastronardi Yakovich, Director of Service-Learning, University of Connecticut

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