Achieving Harmony — How to Maintain a Healthy Work/Life Balance
In an effort to “have and do it all,” many people feel stressed by the demands of both home and work and feel challenged to maintain balance. Higher stress levels lead to compromised physical and emotional well-being, as well as lost time at work and lower productivity. By raising our awareness and consistently utilizing simple strategies, better balance is possible! Topics covered include:
• Recognize the signs of poor work/life balance
• Create manageable work and personal goals
• Plan your time productively, including breaks
• Identify when you need support and how to get it
As Our Parents Age
Aging is part of life. Preparing to care for the changing needs of an aging parent though, can be challenging. Sometimes we need help identifying what kind of assistance or understanding a parent might need. We may have trouble altering our expectations or exploring how to help our parents make adjustments. Whether it is regarding household chores or duties, financial assistance or dealing with family conflicts, there are ways to age flexibly and with more ease. Topics covered include:
• The stages of aging and how to assess a parent’s needs at each stage
• How to initiate and have difficult family conversations
• Finding support solutions for emotional, financial, social and health problems
• Balancing self-care with caregiver responsibilities
Birth Order — Behavioral Traits that Affects Your Life and Work
Most of us have heard the long-held theory that birth order has an impact on who we are as an adult. Studies have indicated there is a great deal of truth to that theory. In this presentation, we will learn how our birth order affects our behavioral style, how it affects us at work and how to affects our relationships. We will share tools to help participants interact with friends, family and colleagues based on their birth order.
Building and Maintaining Strong Relationships for Military Families
As a member of a military family, one thing you can count on is that your time balancing life at home with the demands of military service will come with more than a few surprises. Learning how to navigate those unexpected experiences will help you better adapt to the changes that can interfere with your life, work and relationships. This presentation will share tips on how to manage your family during a period of separation, maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse during a deployment and to cope with the stress of a relocation. Whether you’re a new spouse adjusting to life as military dependent, a veteran partner with years of experience supporting a career member of the armed forces or a current member of the military looking for advice on how to be a more present partner and parent, this engaging military life course has the recommendations and resources to help you become more informed, more confident and more capable in all the roles you fill.
Bullying at Work
This presentation will enable employees to identify and respond to workplace intimidation and learn how to spot bullying behaviors. Learn how to take action and fight bullying by learning the strategies for responses to bullying, how to protect yourself from bullying, what steps to take if bullying does not stop and the emotional impact of bullying and available resources.
Caring for Your Elder During a Pandemic
Caring for an elder during a pandemic is challenging and may require a team effort. This training will identify resources that help to strike a balance between what you can do and what others can do. These practical suggestions will minimize caregiver stress all while providing the resources needed to ensure the well-being of your elder.
Creating Healthy Financial Boundaries
Are you an over-giver? Do you sometimes have a hard time saying "No," to others when you know deep down that you should? Being generous is an awesome thing If you have healthy money boundaries! In this presentation, you'll discover the magic of creating and enforcing healthy financial boundaries. We will discuss: The definition of healthy financial boundaries What financial enabling is & how to break the cycle If, how & when to lend money to friends & family The dangers of co-signing loans How to say "NO" nicely Enforcing healthy financial boundaries with others kindly
Digital Distraction — Use Technology, Don’t Let it Use You
Technology has become an intricate part of our daily lives. We have the Internet in the palm of our hands on mobile devices and tablets, in our homes on smart televisions and at work on computers. Is the internet interfering with our quality of life? In this presentation, we will discuss online productivity and how to use social media and modern-day technology to our advantage so that it does not control us. We will learn how to maintain a balance between the real world and the virtual world so that we can perform better at work and be more present with our friends and families.
Disaster Proof Your Personal Finances
When you're experiencing financial distress, there's an increased risk of making emotional money mistakes from a place of panic. In this webinar, you will learn: What to do right NOW if you're in financial crisis to minimize long-term damage What mistakes you should avoid to save you from regret later How to disaster-proof your finances for the future The secret to development emotional invincibility concerning your finances
Eldercare Financial Planning
Are you caring for an elder loved one? Do you fear that they may be declining mentally? Are their crucial documents organized? There are many aspects to caregiving. This presentation focuses on the financial and legal aspects of caregiving, including a brief discussion on Medicaid. Learn how to organize your elder loved one’s personal, legal and financial affairs while they are still mentally alert!
Embracing Life’s Challenges: The Expected and the Unexpected
Life throws you a curve ball- now what? Take charge by embracing the challenge and incorporating the setback into your daily life. Adversity in life is inevitable whether the circumstances are death, illness, divorce, job loss, financial or deployment. This presentation will provide encouragement and resources necessary to “reboot” by using thought provoking ideas and examples to guide the audience to ultimately embrace the hardship and face the future one day at a time.
Enjoy the Game — Be a Good Sport Parent
Having children involved in sports is great for both mental and physical health. However, at what point does it become a negative for the child. As parents we push our children to play (or do we let them choose) and stay on top of the coaches. Are you the parent that becomes interactive with the coaches? During this presentation we will discuss how to stay on the coaches good side and how much is too much for your child.
In this day and age when everyone is plugged in - what affect is it taking on the members of the family, especially the children. Connecting as a family on all levels is key to how children behave in social settings and later in life. Communication skills, dealing with life issues and how they conduct themselves is a learned behavior from parents and other family members.
Financial Aid 101
The Financial Aid process can be confusing even for the most money-savvy parent or student. This presentation will unravel the mystery surrounding the FAFSA and CSS Profile and give families the facts they need on how the system works and the aid they will likely receive!
Financial Planning for New Families
It’s important to start on the right foot and lay the groundwork for a strong financial future for your family before your family grows. What to do if one’s a spender and the other a saver? Should you combine your finances? How to manage conflict and improve communication? This presentation will include a short introduction to saving for college and raising financially intelligent children.
Finding Harmony — Being a Parent and a Professional
There is perhaps no more delicate balance than being a parent and a working professional. So many of us struggle with how to divide our time, energy and attention. This presentation will discuss the realties of the modern working landscape for parents and how to approach balance in a new, more successful way. We’ll review strategies for time and household management. And we’ll discuss how to find the most elusive thing of all — quality time just for yourself.
Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking
Negative self-talk, which often impedes our everyday lives, can be extremely harmful to your personal relationships, productivity and performance and overall quality of life. This is why learning to change how we think is crucial to our happiness. It takes time and a conscious effort, but if we can change our “faulty” thinking and replace it with more rational, realistic and positive thinking, then we will be able to approach the challenges in our daily lives from a more confident, rational, and optimistic perspective.
Helping You and Your Child Adjust to Divorce
It’s no surprise that the breakup of your marriage is tough on your child no matter their age. Supporting them as they react to your divorce, while also managing your own feelings, can be challenging. In this presentation, we will learn how to lend comfort- not confusion- to an already difficult situation and at the same time, help you manage your own feelings and anxiety. We will discuss how to adjust new living situations and effectively communicate with your ex-partner. The concrete tools, strategies and supportive resources you’ll gain during this presentation will help both you and your child to thrive throughout the divorce process and beyond.
Household and Individual Budgeting
This presentation will help enlighten & clarify how we manage our money, budget daily or annually. We will review key principles, the importance of living within our means, the value of a budget and how to create a safety & security account. In this presentation we will explore beliefs & misperceptions, the simple money principle and ways to manage and improve cash on hand.
How to Communicate with Your Teen
Does it feel like you and your teen are on different planets? Communication styles and timing might help close the gap. If you want to get through to your teen you have to think like a teen (in modern times). In this presentation we will learn how to communicate with them. When and how to address an issue or situation.
How to Have Difficult & Sensitive Conversations
There’s a belief that it’s possible to talk to anyone about anything as long as the tone and timing are right. This presentation will discuss how to be strategic in our most sensitive conversations. We’ll work to better understand and articulate our own motivations. And we’ll endeavor to increase our empathy and awareness towards others. Whether it’s asking your boss for a raise or telling your mother you’re not coming home for the holidays, you can improve your confidence, clarity and kindness.
How to Keep Your Holiday Spending on Budget
It’s easy to get swept up in the holidays: family gatherings, Black Friday doorbusters, college bowl games, and even leftover Christmas cookies at the office. How do you avoid the dreaded hangover of credit card debt and tight pants on January 2? Join us for this enlightening presentation on surviving the holidays. Learn budgeting techniques that will help you avoid overspending. Discover new technologies that assist you when shopping. Rethink (new) traditions. Consider the true meaning of the holidays when it comes to gift giving and hosting parties. And much more.
How to Talk to Your Partner About Money
Money can be one of the most challenging issues in many relationships. But it doesn’t have to be. Understanding why and how these conversations are sometimes stressful is the first step to shifting the dynamic. The presentation discusses why money can be such a problematic issue and ways to approach the topic with a fresh perspective. We’ll offer practical strategies to have productive, connected conversations about money going forward.
Identity Theft — What Can You Do About It?
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Around 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2016. The average fraud amount per victim was $1,038. This presentation shares what identity theft is and how to prevent it. What you should watch out for in your email? What about suspicious text messages? Learn the red flags. And know what to do if it happens to you.
Innovative Decision Making — Problem Solving
Some of the best business ideas and new products have resulted from innovative thinking. Why? The most creative people see options more than they see problems. Creative problem solving involves a mix of divergent and convergent thinking- our ability to both generate options and evaluate them to select the best one. Our capacity to be innovative also makes us more flexible, often able to work better with others and to contribute valuable new ideas to our work teams.Learn to be more of an “out of the box” thinker.
This webinar helps participants understand what investing is, what it means and how the “miracle” of compounding works. It will also cover some of the building blocks of investing and provide some insights into techniques with the goal of helping the participant think about which investing strategies are right for them.
Legal and Financial Aspects of Eldercare
One of the most stressful aspects of caregiving is managing your loved one’s financial obligations, the cost of caregiving and living expenses and understanding the financial nuances of Medicare and Medicaid. In this presentation, we will discuss these important issues and participants will walk away with resources to assist them in this often-confusing process.
Life Hacks for Single Working Parents
Parenting solo means double the time and double the hassle. However, with a few simple tips and tricks like meal time shortcuts, night before school prep, and the magic of carpooling, it can be a lot less overwhelming. Participants will learn how to make their single parenting life easier with simple and proven approaches.
Living Debt Free
Is your wallet full of credit cards, but low on cash? Are most of your paychecks already spoken for in the way of debt payments by the time payday rolls around? Many people are burdened with the debt they are struggling to pay every month. This interactive presentation teaches how to break the chain of debt, so participants can start building wealth and enjoying life. We will walk you through the process step by step, so you can begin the journey to living debt free.
Making the Most of Your Time — Tips for Time Management
We all have 24 hours in a day, so why is it that some people seem to get so much more done then others? Not knowing how to efficiently manage your time can leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unproductive. Through this presentation, participants will learn how to reduce procrastination and how to become more organized and prioritize more effectively. Practical tips and tools will be offered that can be used immediately to help you get the most out of your 24 hours!
Making Time for Everything — Dual Careers and Family Life
Two busy partners can make for a stressful household. Making time for the things that really matter - connecting, having fun, playing and resting - can be quite challenging. In this presentation we will discuss ways to better manage one’s household and make time for what matters most. We will discuss the realities of busy, working partners and making the most of the time and energy we have.
Managing on Your Own — Single Parenting 101
This presentation explores the unique challenges of being a single parent, raising a child or children alone. How to be an effective parent, manage your home while meeting career demands. Juggling it all is not easy. How do we determine the right work/life balance for ourselves and our families? Participants will learn how to care for your children’s needs while still making time for you and your career. We will discuss practical solutions to managing it all while enjoying your everyday life.
Managing Your Finances Paycheck to Paycheck
Are you tired of scrambling for cash a few days before your next paycheck? Do you have money set aside for emergencies? Are you working on major financial goals like paying for your children’s college education or your retirement? Join us for this very practicable and actionable presentation on budgeting. Learn how to create your budget, set financial goals, and then find the money to fund them.
Master Your Spending
This interactive presentation teaches participants to master the emotional side of money and regain your financial dignity.
I need help monitoring what I’m doing with my money. What is FDIC insurance and what does it cover? Are credit unions safe? Join us for an informative presentation on the basics of handling your money. You’ll learn about budgeting techniques, various bank accounts, online banking.
Money is Emotional — Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking Your Wallet
This presentation pulls back the curtain on why we do what we do with our money. Christine Luken’s “Mindful Money Management” approach to personal finance is unique in that it harnesses the power of positive thought and emotions and short circuits the negative ones. Participants will learn how to navigate emotional money situations with purpose and confidence, so you can ensure that your heart won’t hijack your wallet
While divorce is almost always difficult to go through, you can come out of it feeling stronger and more self-aware than before. Regardless of where you are in the process, this dynamic presentation will empower you with information, tools, and resources to support you during and after your divorce.
Navigating Red Tape After the Death of a Loved One
The passing of a loved one is already traumatic for those left behind. However, learning the basics of dealing with the administrative side of death can make the journey a lot easier. This presentation teaches participants the first steps needed to get through the standard paperwork, dealing with banks and funeral homes, filing the death certificate and other key aspects of handling your loved one’s estate.
New Parent Survival Guide
Having a baby is an absolute miracle. It can also feel like a crisis — the sleep deprivation, the overwhelming childcare choices, just to name a few. This presentation is perfect for those who are pregnant or have a new little one at home. We’ll review the realities of having a new baby and some of the choices in front of you. We’ll offer practical ideas to help stay sane and we’ll also discuss how to stay productive when you return to work.
Painless Estate Planning: It’s Not Just for Rich People
Less than half of Americans have a will, but everyone needs one. Join us to learn the simple steps you need to take to create a basic estate plan. We will cover the few basic documents that can save you and your family loads of aggravation and unnecessary expense.
Planning for Retirement — It’s More Than Just the Numbers
The advertising you see about retirement all seem to emphasize money. While money is very important, it’s not the only thing. Join us for a broad look at what you can do now for a satisfying retirement. We’ll explore the new world of semi-retirement, emotional issues around leaving work, the money of course and more.
Practicing Gratitude to Boost Your Happiness
Gratitude is the extremely powerful quality of being thankful that can change your life for the better. If you’re looking to bring more happiness into your life, then practicing gratitude is your answer. Gratitude opens your heart and your mind allowing you to feel more present, generous, thankful, empathetic, kind, patient, positive and more aware of the beauty that surrounds you.
Procrastination — Getting & Staying Motivated
Everyone procrastinates. Sometimes a little procrastination is fine — normal, even. But sometimes we get stuck. How do we get unstuck? This presentation will discuss ways to recognize our own patterns. Procrastination doesn’t have to be a chronic problem. We’ll discuss both the causes of and solutions to our patterns and ways to get motivated!
Putting Out The Fire — Preventing and Managing Burnout
Contemporary professional demands not only cause stress, but chronic stress. Stress contributes to the development of myriad physical and mental health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, depression and anxiety. Research suggests that up to two-thirds of American employees experience some degree of burnout which impacts productivity, morale and even the financial bottom line due to health-related costs. Learn effective strategies for managing stress and burnout.
Resilience in Times of Change
Change is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes it hits us unexpectedly and other times it comes as a consequence of a decision we made. Either way, change can be scary if we aren’t prepared to be flexible and resilient in the face of it. Organizational change can impact individual employee’s performance and productivity.Thankfully, based on decades of research, we know that it isn’t the change itself, but how we perceive it. And there are specific internal and external resources that can be taught to help individuals not only effectively adapt to change but also thrive through it. This presentation will help participants explore the impact of change on individuals and organizations, define the concept of resilience and how it’s essential to cope with change. Participants will learn the skills necessary to foster resilience and make healthy transitions.
Saving for the Future
Many people do not have a healthy level of savings, despite knowing the importance of having money set aside for emergencies, purchases, college and retirement. In this one-hour financial wellness presentation, you will learn how to utilize emotionally charged saving techniques that will motivate you to set and keep your savings goals. Participants will leave with valuable tools and techniques to start improving their financial health immediately.
Self-Care for Health Care Professionals
Health care professionals often neglect their own health while helping others. This presentation explores how practitioners can integrate simple self-care practices in their workday that will make them healthier, happier and more effective in their job.
Social Media for Parents
How can parents make sure kids are using social media safely and appropriately? Not every parent is involved in social media. If your child is using social media, that is a good reason why you should be too. Learn how to keep an open line of communication regarding your child’s activity online, establish privacy, proper boundaries and monitoring healthy usage.
Stress Relief for Caregivers
Taking care of others can take a major toll on your life, your mood, and your mental and physical health. Participants will learn to focus on what they can control in their own lives, so they can better manage the strain of their heavy responsibilities. This presentation will provide a series of simple steps to reduce your stress and avoid burn-out, including relaxation techniques, healthy sleeping habits, healthy coping skills and building a system of support. Participants will also learn about online resources and the importance of avoiding social isolation for mental and physical health.
Supporting a Loved One with Addiction
Having a loved one with addiction can be heartbreaking, frustrating and terrifying. Choosing how to support them can be confusing — the right choice isn’t always obvious. In this presentation we’ll discuss recognizing signs of addiction and review choices of how to support your loved one. We’ll also review concepts such as enabling and codependency. You’ll walk away with a clearer idea of how to support both yourself and your loved one.
Tax Saving Strategies
Review step-by-step the different sections of the 1040 and how you can maximize savings. What is the difference between a tax deduction and a credit? How can I minimize taxes? Give yourself a raise! Learn more about smart tax planning.
Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity
It has often been said that children learn by doing. With this in mind, we will explore diversity and share practical ways that you can teach your children how to appreciate diversity. America is a place filled with different races, cultures, lifestyles, and more. Teaching our children how to respect and honor the differences that they see in others will ensure that they grow up to become well-rounded adults who respect and appreciate those differences.
The ABCs of Credit
Did you know you get a free look at your credit report once a year? How can you improve your FICO score? Are you struggling to pay off credit card debt, or worse? Join us for a guide to all thing’s debt. Learn about different kinds of debt, how our system of credit works and discover sources of help if you’re in over your head.
The Impact of Technology on Children
Children used to play hop scotch outside and ride bikes. Now it’s all about downloading games on the nearest tablet. In this presentation you will discover how technology is affecting children’s development, social interaction and the way children think and focus.
The Power & Value of a Good Credit Rating — Ways to Impact Your Score
Having access to credit, a strong credit score is extremely important. We will discuss when it is necessary and the benefits. Participants will learn to use credit wisely, improve credit rating and guide to good credit history and how to use this resource correctly. We will review the value of credit cards, reports and ways to improve our score, so we are credit savvy.
The Power of Compassion in the Health Care Industry
The health care industry has grim statistics for burn out. Fatigue often leads to being desensitized to those you serve. Customer service in the healthcare industry is often lacking, making clients and patients feel ignored and poorly served. This presentation will offer insight and techniques for bringing the power of intentional compassion back into your work for better customer service.
The Sandwich Generation — Multi-Generational Caregiving
Many middle-aged people find themselves stuck caring for both ends of the age spectrum — helping both their children and their parents navigate finances, social lives and changes in capacity for independence. This kind of caretaking can cause burnout and exhaustion. This presentation will review the phenomenon of the sandwich generation and how we can better manage the needs of our changing families. We’ll discuss ways to have productive conversations with aging parents about their needs, ways to troubleshoot burn out as a caregiver and how to keep your own family running smoothly.
The Seven Costliest College Mistakes Families Make
College expert, Dan Bisig, identifies common mistakes families make and gives solid advice that all families can follow. Topics covered include:
• College Funding Mistakes
• Scholarship Mistakes
• Career/Major Mistakes
• College Selection Mistakes
• Application Mistakes
• College Essay Mistakes
• Financial Aid Mistakes
The Struggle is Real — Strategies for Time Management
Meet your deadlines, be on time for meetings and stop procrastinating! Most of us can become overwhelmed when we have a lot to do — responsibilities at work, planning our kid’s birthday party and remembering all the details of daily life. This presentation will discuss realistic strategies for more effective time management. Some of the things we’ll review are: managing email clutter, the roots of procrastination and keeping yourself motivated.
The Teen Suicide Crisis
The second highest cause of death among teens is now suicide. Many teens compare themselves to others on the internet and feel like they aren’t good enough not realizing that the internet is an alternate version of reality. This comparison leads to depression, not eating, low self-esteem and sometimes worse. Learn about the signs, preventative measures and how you can help become a change agent in the midst of this crisis.
The Thriving Family — A Parent’s Guide to Raising Resilient Kids
As parents, we all want the best for our children. With the best of intentions, we devote our lives to creating a family foundation that nurtures and protects them. But along the way, as we witness our children experiencing the inevitable challenges of life, our own expectations and vulnerabilities can interfere with their developing brain. How do we avoid this? Join us as we explore the complexities of our role as parents, our relationship with our individual children and the evidence-based approaches to foster resilience.
Top Social Issues for Teens in Today’s World
Teens have different issues to deal with today. Social media, has amplified the struggles they face, many suffer from anxiety and depression. They are exposed to violence on the screen and in music. Let’s not forget drugs and alcohol and its ties to peer pressure, which has been a problem for decades. Join us for a discussion about signs to look for in your teen and how to help them deal with today’s pressures.
Transition Planning for Your Digital Footprint
As more and more of our interactions occur online, proactively planning for the transition of your digital footprint can help avoid some common pitfalls of the transition process. This presentation will address how to document a comprehensive inventory of the items in your digital footprint (including personal, financial, business, and internet/social media spaces), as well as inform you of potential legal considerations that may impact the transition of those respective items. With an intentional focus on the preservation and protection of your assets, this conversation will also engage you in understanding additional benefits to planning for transition such as having the opportunity to assess and reevaluate what really matters to you while simplifying and eliminating distractions.
Turning Losses into Gains: Embracing Life's Challenges
Not all of 2020 was a bust even though the year might have felt that way, in fact, we learned more about ourselves following the shutdown of the world as we once knew it than we realize. No need to rehash the challenges of our changing world, specifically the hardships, the setbacks and the unknown rather focus on what we learned about ourselves, our ability to overcome, our ability to accept and our ability to persevere turning the losses into gains.
Uncovering Unconscious Beliefs
We all have unconscious beliefs or preconceived ideas. While this is normal, it’s important to recognize that they can negatively impact our behavior and relationships, on both a personal and professional level. During this presentation, we’ll show you how to tune in and bring these unconscious beliefs to the surface so that they don’t get in your way. Awareness is key to setting yourself up for success.
Understanding Our Child’s Learning Style
Learning style is described as a group of characteristics, attitudes and behaviors that define our way of learning. Different styles influence the form a student learns, how a teacher teaches and understand the interaction between them. You will learn why learning styles are important. We will explore our role as parents, to work with our child’s strengths using Dr. Howard Gardner’s multiple-intelligence theory.
What We Should Know About Facebook
While watching the news the world discovered that Facebook was under government investigation for possible misuse of personal data in the Cambridge Analytical Scandal. This misuse involved 87 million users. The result is now full disclosure. We “the users” can now decide what we want to share and what we do not want to share on Facebook, but how do you do that? What do we need to know about Facebook in order to keep that data in which we share secure?
Women, Unlock Your Financial Power — Six Keys to Mastering Your Money
It’s a fact that professional women earn less than their male counterparts and have lower levels of financial literacy. In this one-hour webinar, women will discover the six keys to mastering money. By unlocking your financial power, you will increase your earning potential, money confidence and financial mastery!
Your Elder Love One’s Desire TO Live Independently
There was a time when families lived close together, women were stay-at-home caregivers and life expectancy was in the ’40s. Fast forward to the present where average life expectancy is in the ’70s, families are dispersed, women are in the workforce and elders need care for longer periods of time. Your elderly loved one desire to live independently may not be safe and support their well-being. How do you know what to do? This presentation will provide information on how to assess the needs of elderly loved ones including their physical, mental, environmental, and financial and legal condition. We will address questions like:
• What in-home services are available?
• When is it time for care outside of the home?
• How to talk to your loved one about making a change when they say “no.”
• If considering out of home placement how to evaluate facilities.
• If in a facility, how to know if your loved one is getting proper care.