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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Sweeney Agency General
True stories of incredible feats, resilience and mindset characterize the keynote speakers within this group. Inspirational Speakers can not only inspire your teams to reach their best, but teach them the importance of teamwork, resilience and mental agility. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour | America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop, Author and Consultant to Bus...
Monday, September 13, 2021 Sweeney Agency Change , General , Inspiration , Motivation
Do you need some inspiration to get motivated for Q4? September heralds the start of a new school year, and perhaps it is for that reason that it always feels like a great time to get motivated to finish the year off strongly. With fall in the air, we asked some of our best speakers for their top tips on how they get motivated after the summer.  Here is what they had to say:   Jump right i...
In a recent article published on CNBC.com, author Jennifer Liu states that 66% of US organizations have delayed their in-office or hybrid work start dates due to the increase of Delta variant COVID cases.  While this seems like just another bump in an already corrugated road, the impact of our ever changing situations has caused burnout, but also increased resilience, mental agility and an impr...
By Amanda Gore – CEO of The Joy Project, Communication & Performance Expert It is a wonderful sentiment to be asking others if they are OK- and helping supporting them if we can. At the same time how many of us are asking ‘Am I OK?’! Much like the instructions given when oxygen masks fall in a plane – ‘put your own mask on first if you are with children’. Why is ...
September always feels like the start of a new year, with a shift to cooler weather and kids returning to school. This year that feeling feels like it has been multiplied with not only kids returning to their old stomping grounds, but adults too… and often in new “hybrid workplace” scenarios. Organizations are working to determine the best way to move forward into a new world ...
By Colette Carlson – Human Behaviour Expert & Communications Speaker There has been a huge shift in the way people are looking at work. I call it “Going from YO-YO to YOLO.” Most people in corporate America lived a resume life. It was the YO-YO. We entered a company at the bottom, tried to work our way up, got bored (or moved into a new position, or got fired, or got promoted) got b...
Monday, August 16, 2021 Sweeney Agency Change , Diversity , Leadership , Management , Teamwork
Over the last two weeks, we have been doing a deep dive into how organizations can become more diverse and inclusive and why this is so important for not only their cultures but for their bottom lines. A 2018 report by McKinsey Consulting found that companies with a more diverse workforce posted profits that were on average 43% higher than less diverse organizations. Organizations that seek to...
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are hot topics right now. But do you know why? Here is a short infographic that illustrates 7 benefits to actively building and maintaining an organization that holds Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as core values. Over the last week, we have been looking at the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in today’s organizations on individual and te...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Sweeney Agency Communication , Customer Service
For as long as people have been working together, trust has played a role in who we dealt with, sold to, purchased from, or shook hands with. However, as virtual interactions became the norm over the last year, trust between colleagues, businesses, and individuals took on a different shape. The ability to look someone eye to eye or shake a hand disappeared in place of digital communications, wh...
TEAM SYNERGY STUDY: Robyn Benincasa helps an international food services organization encourage their teams to pull together and get back to their ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM motto after the COVID Pandemic lockdown and remote working conditions. The Challenge (The Ask/The Task) The client requested a Speaker who could not only help them with ideas regarding daily general business challenges but more i...