Sue MoremCareer Expert
|The Professional Edge|
|Winner vs. Whiner|
|Take this Job — and Love It!|
|Image: Yours, Mine and Ours|
|Social Graces, Business Places|
Sue Morem is a nationally renowned author, columnist, media personality, and dynamic speaker specializing in professional development and career success. A prolific communicator, she has written five books, writes a weekly workplace advice column, and has created and been featured in ten training videos, including the revolutionary video podcast series, The Job Seeker.
Her first book, How to Gain the Professional Edge, the only real-life book known to be the inspiration for a sitcom, was spotlighted and seen throughout an entire episode of The Drew Carey Show. Her most recent books, 101 Tips for Graduates and How to Get a Job and Keep It, Second Edition, are written for young adults to help them make a successful transition from school into the professional workplace.
Sue’s unique ability to motivate and empower her audiences both young and old has made her a sought-after speaker and landed her recognition in scores of national media. Named a “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Morem is the president of Minneapolis-based Premier Presentation, Inc., a training and consulting firm helping people succeed by finding the professional within.
Year after year, organizations call on Sue to rejuvenate their team and encourage professional growth. Whether she is talking about personal or professional development, her enthusiasm is infectious and her knowledge is expansive. Emphasizing personal responsibility, Sue motivates people to look within, shows them how to present themselves in the best possible manner and points them in the direction of their dreams.
I love what I do and I am passionate about getting my message out. When I started my business over 17 years ago, I knew I wanted to help people become more professional and successful, but I didn’t know how challenging it could be. Professionalism and image are sensitive subjects; no one wants to be told to change his or her image—yet many people miss out on opportunities because of the image they project. I help people see their potential and get out of their own way in order to reach their full potential.
From the evaluations I’ve received, I can tell you three reasons you can rest assured you are hiring the right speaker for your event. I listen to my audiences and those who hire me. Here’s what they are telling me and saying about me:
1. She’s engaging: Sue walks her talk. She’s passionate, enthusiastic, and she connects with her audience.
2. She’s energizing: Sue delivers the message people need to hear. Sue tackles sensitive subjects with aplomb and gets people thinking and talking.
3. She’s empowering. She simplifies the complicated. Audiences are motivated to take action.
“Far and away the most believable and most impactful presenter we’ve had.”
-Donald Erwin, General Manager, Aetna
“This truly is one keynote delivery you can count on.”
-Farren M. Ross, Education Manager, National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)
“Great conferences happen because we have great speakers like you. Your presentations were truly inspiring.”
-Sue Iverson and Tom Kelly, Co-Chairs, 2005 MnGFOA Conference Committee
“WOW! Your presentation was superb.”
-Sandy Lien, Director of Education, Upper Midwest Hospitality, Inc.
“A dynamic and enthusiastic presenter who makes learning a positive and enjoyable experience.”
-Susan Mortenson, Training Coordinator, Honeywell
“…energetic and riveting program. Thank you for your dynamic delivery!”
-Barbara A. Lee, Vice President and Program Committee Co-chair, International Association of Administrative Professionals
“Rated our ‘TOP’ speaker. Sue has the ability to model and teach ‘real world’ skills in a positive and enthusiastic manner. Sue and her books are a perfect resource for any career or business class.”
-Sandy Appelt, Career Academy Internship Coordinator, Armstrong High School
“Effective, enthusiastic speaker who brings to life the importance of etiquette and appearance in today’s job market.”
-Carol Edds, Conference Coordinator and Outreach Specialist, Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“…the material presented dovetailed perfectly to the theme of our convention, Learning to Lead. It was a perfect presentation to kick off our state convention.”
-Joe Matson, President, MASMS (Minnesota Association of School Maintenance Supervisors)
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Everyone loved you and the feedback has been tremendous.”
-Cathy Beers, Sr. Vice President, Customer Development Corporation
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Sue Van Der HoutCareer Expert
|Women Rock – Wake up Call for the Workplace, the Economy, the Marketplace|
|Networking to Measureable Success|
|Why now is the time for Women Entrepreneurs to Think Big|
|Shake it UP|
|Building Your Best Life – Women’s Life Passages|
Those that can do.
Choose a speaker who’s not a talking head – a seasoned lawyer who’s: successfully argued in the Supreme Court about the meaning of equality; who’s made money investment banking; who’s started a women’s webzine about how women are defining their own success, regularly speaks with women leaders worldwide and whose webzine Girlphyte.com has over a million hits.
Sue has seen the future of women in the marketplace and it is exhilerating.
Get fresh facts and insights about how women are changing the culture of the marketplace and how other women are attaining success as they define it by pursing their authentic lives with passion.
Success is not about ladder climbing. It is personal, circumstantial, nuanced. It is about growth – being in the right environment, developing deep roots, many branches, achieving personal goals and continuous growth.
Why attend a day of talks and walk away with the flush of inspiration that doesn’t translate into action?
Changing behaviour is a process. It begins with meaningful interaction, clear direction, a success toolkit and established benchmarks.
The marketplace is flooded with words. It’s time for action. And fun and humour.
Girlphyte fairy tales – Dorothy’s Top Ten*
10. That to really live you have to get out of Kansas.
9. Landing on a witch is not a great way to start your day.
8. Never negotiate with a wizard while wearing gingham.
7. Large hand bags are very useful, but there’s nothing like a wicked pair of shoes.
6. Dogs are great, but they’re only a transitional relationship.
5. Black and white is uber cool, but life in Technicolor has the AHA factor.
4. There’s no place like home, but for a sense of accomplishment, get yourself out there.
3. Making connections gets you over the rainbow.
2. You have to do it for yourself – even scarecrows, tin men and lions have their own agendas. ©
1. Make your own choices – it’s your (yellow brick) road. ©
Last event: Review from Swankymoms.com:
“I was at a conference yesterday with a group of very intelligent and accomplished women…Just before the day ended, a woman who started an online magazine called girlphyte.com came up to speak. She’s over 50 and looked about 38 dressed in a hip summer outfit, blond hair and had a rockin’ body. The “It Factor” oozed out of her and if anyone in the room had “It” she did. I immediately perked up and focused all my attention on her. The energy in the room shfited instantly almost as if a new weather system had entered. She had half the time she was supposed to have, announced she was throwing her notes out and off she went like a cannon ball out of a cannon. And man, did she impact me. And it’s because she had “It”. And of course she’s going to be insanely successful in her business venture.” http://swankymoms.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html
Sue has also been applauded by women leaders who attended the Women’s Executive Network’s Wisdom Training as “transformative”.
University students who’ve attended her courses say that they’ve never had the opportunity to learn about how to be successful in university. That stuff just isn’t shared by profs.
Don’t leave just feeling good – leave going for your personal gusto with the insights, mechanics and support to get energized, focused, and hungry for more.
Sue is for corporations and organizations who not only expect bang for their buck but for measurable response. She’s for women who are hungry to leverage their skills and experience and SHAKE IT UP!
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Sylvia LafairCareer Expert
|Four Fast Track Programs:|
|Don’t Bring It to Work: Decoding Office Politics|
|Ouch! Resolving Conflict at Work|
|Get the “But” Out of Your “Yes”: Communicating with Clarity and Purpose|
|The Creative Edge: Unleashing Innovation|
|Total Leadership Connections (TLC): Four Session Offsite|
Sylvia Lafair, PhD, is an international leadership and communications expert and President of CEO – Creative Energy Options, Inc., a global consulting company focused on optimizing workplace relationships. Dr. Lafair’s talents to make the complex simple, has revolutionized the way employees cooperate and teams collaborate.
Her award winning book “Don’t Bring It to Work” (Jossey Bass) has been ranked in the top of Amazon’s Best Selling Workplace books. She is often quoted as a workplace relationship expert in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, CIO Magazine, New York Times, as well as being on radio, webinars, television, and presenting at national conferences.
Sylvia Lafair has two business blogs: “Elegant Leadership”, and “On the Cutting Edge of Change”, and is a contributing writer in WomenOnBusiness.com, Examiner.com, and EvanCarmichael.com, as well as other trade publications.
CEO’s flagship program, Total Leadership Connections™ utilizes the tools of PatternAware™ Leadership to help individuals understand how behavior patterns can derail success and how to transform them into productivity, purpose, and profit.
As an executive coach and leadership educator, she has 30+ years of experience with all levels of management from corporate officers of global companies to executives of non-profits, owners of leading family-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has taught at Hahnemann University.
As a workshop leader or keynote speaker, Sylvia engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. Her quick-witted humor, charisma, and energy are infectious and her knowledge gives substance and depth to all presentations. Her thought-provoking messages leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice.
As a workshop leader or keynote speaker, Dr. Lafair engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. She weaves her knowledge of what makes a successful workplace, where people are happy to go to work every day, into real stories about workplace cultures. Dr. Lafair’s thought-provoking messages leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice.
“Sylvia Lafair is an amazingly acute analyzer of human behavior. She’s pinpointed the patterns that can make you sink, soar or simply muddle through your career. If you want to take your work life, your team or your company to the next level or, better yet, the level beyond that, do this important work. The payoff is the elusive breakthrough you’ve sought for years.”
Tyler Mathisen, CNBC Managing Editor and Host of “High Net Worth”
“Sylvia Lafair teaches us how to recognize and change our own ineffective workplace behavior and how to help others get past the family baggage and office politics that prevent all of us from doing our best work.”
Daniel Pink, Author A WHOLE NEW MIND
“Sylvia Lafair’s rare view of “systems” and “systems thinking,” is helpful to individuals and families, as well as business people working to build appreciation, cohesion and success.”
Frances Hesselbein, Chairman and Founding President, Leader to Leader Institute
“Wonderful tools for anyone wishing to make their work environment more successful. It addresses the baggage that we all bring to the workplace and gives wonderful revelations as to how to move forward from this and build on our strengths. It is about leadership of the highest level.”
Carole Haas Gravagno, Board Member, Philadelphia Orchestra