Flip a negative situation ...

... into a POSITIVE outcome

Lead positively. Be resilient.

PROGRAM: Bounce Forward™

(a.k.a., Positively lead in negative times)

PERFECT FOR: Organizations and individuals facing challenges in either their personal lives or workplace. These struggles include a variety of circumstances, such as organizational upheaval, dealing with difficult employees or bosses, or grappling with the uncertainty of medical or financial issues. This session provides strategies to increase your resiliency. It is suitable for leaders at all levels and anyone who wants to increase their coping skills.

FORMAT OPTIONS: Keynote (to get inspired), briefing session (to whet your appetite) OR workshop (to learn new skills).
NOTE: All programs are available in-person (as Covid restrictions permit) OR virtually online. Your choice.

DURATION OPTIONS: 30 to 60-minute keynote; OR 45 to 90-minute briefing; OR half-day, full-day, to multi-day facilitated workshop. Scope and content of presentation will be modified to accommodate the learning objectives and amount of time allocated to this session by the  client.
NOTE: This, and all my communication topics, are also available as coaching or consulting packages.

Shift happens. You want to step over it and carry on. But how? With a step-by-step guide, this session introduces you to THE FINKELSTEIN FACTORTM (from the book of the same name), a proven system to change the way you see and respond to challenges. You examine the importance of self-care, responsibility, opportunity, lessons learned, and (here’s the big one…) letting go. Come with a particular challenge in mind, or learn the system so you can apply it to the difficulty that awaits you around the corner. Exceptionally practical and full of hands-on tips, after this session, you’ll win over obstacles that used to knock you down, and you’ll move ahead and lead with confidence, all without guilt or regret. Never mind bouncing back from adversity–with these leadership skills and strategies, you’ll bounce forward.

Flip negative events into positive outcomes …

It begins by communicating with yourself and ends by communicating with others.

Attendees of “The Finkelstein FactorTM” presentation say:

“This workshop is professional, informative, and fun!”
“I learned about the importance of self-care and how it impacts me … and others”
100% of attendees rated this session as “Very good” or “Excellent”

PHOTO CREDIT: Flesher Photography

Learning outcomes:

  • lead with a positive mindset
  • change how you perceive self-care (discover why it’s the most selfless thing you could do)
  • reframe a loss or difficulty (get the gain out of the pain)
  • discover the critical first step to change most people don’t know about (you will never move forward without doing this)
  • grab practical strategies to improve your chances of success in future
  • get 6 acid tests questions to help you let go (without guilt or regret)
  • move from victim to victor (empower yourself and lead others)



(Abridged) “Marion, thank you for the amazing training. Some sessions put me to sleep but I was engaged and enjoyed yours entirely. Thanks for being such a great presenter and for sharing your personal experiences and expertise.” 
(Manager, Office of the Auditor General of Ontario)

ABOUT THE BOOK: When things go wrong, Marion Grobb Finkelstein calls it, The Finkelstein Factor™ . And it’s an opportunity to stay positive when surrounded by negativity.

Inspired by the innate coping skills of her husband, Steve, and through a combination of survival instinct and sheer desperation, Marion developed the Flip It Formula, a series of steps to shift your mindset and grab something positive out of every negative event. Having lived through broken dreams, health challenges, and bully bosses, Marion is no stranger to adversity and shares surefire ways to reclaim your enthusiasm, confidence, and ability to move forward.

In her conversational tone, Marion translates real-life stories into learning lessons and actionable steps that will help you rebound from personal or workplace challenges. She shares these approaches and workplace communication strategies with thousands through online videos, live presentations at association conferences, and corporate in-house training sessions. and through her book, “THE FINKELSTEIN FACTOR: What to do when things go wrong … because you know they will (sigh)”. And now, through this program, she shares her most recent systems with you.