Communicate to connect with clients, colleagues, bosses, and employees

PROGRAM: Communicate to Connect™

(a.k.a., Lead with your personality strengths)

PERFECT FOR: Managers, Employees, Volunteers, Client reps, and Team Leaders who want to communicate effectively in the workplace and better connect with a variety of communication styles. This hands-on workshop is designed for professionals and healthy teams wanting to improve their face-to-face verbal communications and ability to understand and build relationships with clients, colleagues, bosses and employees.

 I rated this session as a 10 and I NEVER give this rating!

Participant, Project Management Institute (Ottawa)

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.

FOR FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS: If a full-day or multi-day experience, this session includes Personality Dimensions™ assessments conveniently conducted online prior to the live session. (NOTE: Marion is a certified Personality Dimensions™ presenter). If this option is chosen, additional personality assessment fee per participant applies. The value and insights it brings is immeasurable.

Marion presented an organized, well researched and practical approach to increasing communication in the workplace … emphasized hands-on adult learning … very interactive with her audience throughout the day.

Ontario Municipal Social Services Association

DESCRIPTION: In this session, you’ll grab dozens of Marion’s proven strategies and techniques for communicating in-person, face-to-face with ANY personality type. Not everyone communicates like you–that’s both the good news and the challenge. This session is a study and celebration of various communication styles with particular emphasis on exploring how introverts and extroverts connect–or don’t–and what to do about it. You’ll finally understand WHY certain people drive you crazy (they likely don’t mean to), what YOU’RE doing that drives them nuts, and what YOU can do to help in either scenario. All this in a fun, supportive and constructive environment. You will never look at your communication relationships in the same way. If you find yourself wondering how and why people think and communicate so differently, this session will explain. You have a unique and different communication style, perceptions and approaches — the skill comes in knowing how to build the bridges between your natural approach and that of others, and this session will show you how. 

Unlike some presenters who slap together a dozen questions and say they do “that personality thing”, Marion Grobb Finkelstein is certified in both True Colors™ and Personality Dimensions™. When she administers your online assessments and interprets your personal results, know that the insights she shares are backed up with years of valid and reliable research, thousands of respondents and a team of professional researchers. As fun as this session is, it’s no parlour game — it’s the real deal.

BONUS: With this workshop, you’ll identify your strengths and articulate the value they bring to your employer. 

The insights I gained from this workshop and Marion`s considerable expertise have fundamentally changed the way I communicate with everyone — my supervisor, the people I work with, my employees, even my spouse. Highly recommend this session for building understanding and bridges between various personality and communication styles.

Director, PWGSC, Canadian federal government

The challenge? How to identify those strengths. Being “Personality Dimensions” and “True Colors” certified, Marion will use her expertise to help each member of your team tap into their natural talents and recognize the unique contributions they bring to the workplace.

You will:

  • Identify your personal communication style and strengths (get new insights and understanding)
  • Celebrate diversity in communication styles (build an appreciative work culture)
  • Connect better with those “difficult” people (who may not be difficult, just different)
  • Adapt your own personal communication style to build bridges with others while still remaining authentic (build relationships without selling out)
  • Understand and relate to both “big picture” and “detailed” thinkers (communicate so others really “get” what you’re saying)
  • Recognize the gifts that both introverts and extroverts bring to your workplace (build teams and respect)
As a result of this one-day training, participants reported an increase in morale, marked increases in their communication skills and their understanding of how to effectively communicate, and (participants believe) there is a 80% likelihood that this training will help them perform their jobs better.

Director Human Resources, Corporate Services Branch, Health Canada (Ottawa, ON)

The thing that distinguishes Marion from other presenters is her genuine energy and obvious commitment to making an impact… the feedback afterwards was overwhelmingly positive… our employees are still talking about what they learned and applying key principles in their day-to-day communications… well worth the investment … excellent session and one which I highly recommend!

Vice-President, Tiree Workplace Facility Solutions (Ottawa, ON)

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Phone: 289 969 7691