BUILD HEALTHY CORPORATE CULTURE
Engage your employees with practical and inspirational content.
Building healthy corporate culture brings value to each employee in the organization, regardless of title and job duties, improving teamwork, performance, and overall happiness with the business.
Creating a healthy work environment leads to better collaboration, enhanced creativity, and empowers everyone to be our best selves and produce our best work. Everyone wants to be appreciated and respected for the contributions we make to our jobs, careers, and organizations.
Give your business an edge by providing learning engagements and ways for your employees to connect on important subjects (including some they may not bring up). Virtual learning about professional development increases retention and collaboration, builds company reputation, and creates the healthy trust-based workplace you want.
Heather is available for company retreats, all-hands meetings, internal meetings, and ongoing trainings to speak on building healthy corporate culture, professional development, and diversity and inclusion.
Workshops are typically held over two days (four hours per day) and serve up to 50 people. We are happy to host the video conference or leverage your equipment.
Contact Heather for pricing or to create a custom two-day workshop from the 90-minute webinars below.
THE MAVEN PRINCIPLE: POWER SKILLS FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, as she takes you through The Maven Principle, a workshop that builds power skills for personal and career development.
“Soft skills” are defined as personal attributes that enable us to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. This workshop reframes the term “soft skills” to “power skills” and explores how we develop them. There is nothing soft about mastering these power skills. Vulnerability, authenticity, and integrity are at the core of who we are and who want to be at home, work, and play.
This workshop delves into a hierarchy of power skills to match up with how we satisfy our basic needs to reach our full potential as humans. We spend more than half of our lives at work. Leveling up on power skills brings resiliency, confidence, and an edge to your career development and more positive experience in your day to day life.
- The Maven Principle: Power Skills for Personal Development 101
- The Success Leap: Defining Your Personal Why and Your AM Ritual
- Solving the Puzzle: Three Ways to Level Up Your Problem Solving
- Connecting the Dots: Seven Characteristics of a Master Networker
- Communication Nation: Speaking with Conviction in All Your Meetings, Presentations, and Pitches
All 90-minute webinars serve 20 to 500 participants and take place virtually via video conference.
These webinars are terrific for team building, morale, and on-going training to build deeper connections and healthier corporate culture for your employees and teams.
BUILDING CORPORATE CULTURE – 5 WAYS TO START INCLUSION AND BELONGING PROGRAMS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, as she walks through best practices for building a sense of belonging between teams and divisions inside your business.
Having a sense of belonging is the ultimate human experience. We all need to be a part of something. This sense is something we as humans all need; a connection to each other, to our work, our friends, our culture, our homes, and our global citizenship. This workshop guides both leadership and employees to foster a better sense of belonging inside any corporate culture.
TRUST-BASED CORPORATE CULTURE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, as she outlines five ways to build a trust-based corporate culture with real-world best practices and techniques for individuals and leadership to level up their trust and connections with each other.
Creating a healthy work environment is up to each one of us. Healthy work environments lead to better collaboration and enhanced creativity, empowering everyone to be our best selves and produce our best work. Everyone wants to be appreciated and respected for the contributions we make to our jobs, careers, and organizations. Attendees will learn about Lizard Brain, Impostor Syndrome, Doubt Language, Gossip, and the CYA Email.
Diversity and Inclusion
EMPOWERING EVERYONE - HUMANS IN TECH - HOW TO BUILD DIVERSITY AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS WITH COLLABORATION TOOLS
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, as she walks through real-world examples of how to build diversity and leadership programs using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner. This session will detail best practices and tips and tricks for starting programs from scratch, or how to move an existing program into Microsoft Teams (including what channels to create).
Diversity and leadership programs are on the rise in our technology communities. As technology transforms our businesses, how we treat diversity and inclusion inside our organizations improves productivity, agility, and creativity.
WHY OUR WORDS MATTER: FLIPPING THE SCRIPT ON RELATING TO EACH OTHER IN AN EVER-CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN TECH
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, for a look at how we talk to each other now and learn what modifications we need to make for the future, with real-life examples on how to flip this script on communications, both inside and outside the workplace.
Examining diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our workplaces can trigger intense emotions, deep-seated fears, passion, and sometimes anger. Resentments build from a tradition of being held back, tamped down, passed over, and abused because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientations, and disabilities. How we choose the words we use in conversation and how we ask questions are important aspects of this journey.
WHY TOXIC PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS: 3 WAYS TO SASHAY AWAY
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, for insights into these three strategies for dealing with toxic people, using real-life examples to show each technique in action.
We have three choices when dealing with toxic people. First, the path of least resistance: keep quiet, lower expectations, and compromise our own values, forging ahead with the goal of just getting through the whole mess as quickly as possible. Second is the path of confrontation: tackling the problem behavior head-on, speaking up, and navigating through to a solution. If those two don’t work, there’s always the path of “I’m done,” where we turn on our heels and simply opt-out.
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN: 5 WAYS TO DEAL WITH MEAN GIRLS AND QUEEN BEES
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, for a look at how to stop the sting of the queen bee syndrome and mean girl behaviors, using real-life examples of how to deal with this challenge.
It’s tempting to point fingers at obvious offenders when talking about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the gender gap/divide, but the dirty little secret (that isn’t so secret) is still that women often mistreat other women. Gossip, jealousy, competition, and fear all play into how we treat one another. If we want effective change in the world around diversity, inclusion, belonging, and gender roles, we must first know how to address and neutralize the queen bees and mean girls in the workplace and the world.
AM ACTIVATION: LEARN THE MAVEN MORNING EMERGE GUIDED ACTIVATION (EMRJ)
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, as she walks you through the Maven Morning Emerge Activation guide, helping you build a solid foundation for your day.
Being our most authentic selves starts with how we start every day. Emerging into the day is your way of giving yourself a great start and making ready for whatever the day holds. Our Morning Emerge Guided Activation has four components: Exercise, Meditation, Reading, and Journaling (EMRJ). EMRJ builds positive habits and can be the foundation for your journey into creating the best version of you, to tackle anything the day holds. Creating this morning foundation is a personal practice, so you can add to or take away from it to suit your needs.
COMMUNICATION NATION: 7 P’S OF SPEAKING WITH CONVICTION IN MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, as she walks through the basics of public speaking with a focus on meetings and putting your best foot forward at work.
The human voice is the perfect instrument, yet we don’t always practice using it. What do Olympic swimmers do? They swim - a lot. Our voices are an essential part of everyday communication, making effective communication one of our most important life skills. We choose words to run meetings, present big ideas and communicate with our teammates. In this workshop, we dive into stepping into your power, preparation, professionalism, planning appropriately, practice, practice, practice, purpose, pitfalls, and understanding the six principles of PowerPoint.
CONNECTING THE DOTS – 7 CHARACTERISTICS OF A MASTER NETWORKER
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven of Creative Maven, and learn the secrets to networking and connecting from a master networker.
Everyone needs a networking strategy that focuses on developing meaningful connections to create new opportunities for growing a career or business. Attendees will gain a better sense of confidence in what events to attend, how to reconnect with someone you've lost touch with, and staying top of mind. From in-person to online, this session will help you put your best foot forward and make the connections you need to grow.
FINDING YOUR VOICE – 3 WAYS TO OVERCOME IMPOSTOR SYNDROME AND LIZARD BRAIN
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven at Creative Maven, as she talks through three ways to find your voice by overcoming Imposter Syndrome and bypassing Lizard Brain. Attendees will walk away with tips and tricks for communicating effectively with individual teammates and in groups.
Effective communication is not just exchanging information; it is learning and understanding emotion and intention, as well as developing deep listening. Adopting these skills builds a healthy workplace, improves teamwork, and is key to problem-solving. Our brains have evolved over millions of years, meaning we sometimes still get caught in the fight or flight mechanism (also called Lizard Brain) that triggers complex emotions that override our conscious minds. That feeds into Imposter Syndrome, the feeling of self-doubt or fraud that sabotages our self-worth. Combined they are a recipe for not finding or using your voice for effective communication.
LEVEL UP YOUR LEADERSHIP - THE 5 QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven at Creative Maven, as she explores and illuminates the five qualities of being a great leader. Attendees will walk away with real-world examples of what leadership can be for everyone.
Gaining leadership skills is an ongoing daily business of learning, listening, and applying empathy. Being a great leader has nothing to do with title or holding a dominant position; instead, it requires many things, including passion, humility, and influence. Having the support of one’s teammates and management gives everyone in a company and the world the opportunity to be a leader. Ideas and dreams can be turned into innovative successes when leaders foster a sense of loyalty, trust, and enthusiasm in their daily work. Strong leadership builds the healthy workplace culture we all desire. In this session, we’ll dive deep into the five qualities of a great leader: Empathy, Clarity, Open-Mindedness, Transparency, and Emotional Intelligence.
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL – 5 SECRETS TO NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS
Join Heather Newman, Head Maven at Creative Maven, to talk through what it means to be an introvert in a highly stimulating environment, to hear tips and tricks on how to make connections, and how to enjoy yourself while growing your network.
For introverts, the idea of even saying hello in a large group setting is nerve-wracking, because introverts are usually biologically wired with higher sensitivities to large groups and noise. All networking is about relationship-building, which can be accomplished without the typical speed meeting kind of event. This session won’t push you outside your comfort zone; it will talk through best practices, how to use your strengths as an introvert to make connections and get more comfortable with networking.