Seminars

All seminars/workshops can be modified or customized for different audiences, and presented live or via webinar.  Visit the Work With Me page to see presentation options. For more information,  or to book a seminar, call 416-508-6553 or email aburrell@lifebalancecafe.com.

“Working Under Pressure”

In a corporate culture of increasing demands on your time and expertise, being an effective leader is more challenging than ever. In order to maximize your productivity, it’s imperative to be strategic and play to your natural talents.  Participants in this session will learn how to reframe their roles and responsibilities in order to become more effective in high-pressure situations.

Topics include how to:

  • Delegate and prioritize tasks
  • Manage distractionsMotivate team
  • Motivate team members who can assist you
  • Establish a framework and timelines to reach your goals

“Staying Focused in a World of Distractions”

Every day we are bombarded by media. Phone calls, texts, email, TV, radio, the internet and more, send us into information overload! The distractions are overwhelming and they are crushing your productivity!

During this interactive session, we will explore ways to increase your productivity by learning how to avoid distractions and focus on your goals.

Topics include how to:

  • Identify productive versus counter-productive habits
  • Say no, without feeling guilty
  • Achieve more by doing less
  • Make time for self-care every day
  • Develop an effective daily routine for better efficiency

“Helping Your Team to Avoid Burnout”   

As a leader, you are bound to notice when your team is not performing as well as they could. They may be experiencing stress and fatigue. Their workload may be overwhelming, and encroaching on their personal time. Or maybe they feel frustrated or discouraged overall.

During this session, participants will learn how to identify signs of employee stress and burnout. We will explore how leaders can help team members develop strategies to improve their performance, by managing their routines.

Topics include how to:

  • Recognize the signs of employee burnout
  • Help team members manage their workload
  • Facilitate flexible hours, without compromising deadlines
  • Conduct mutually beneficial one-on-one meetings
  • Encourage creativity through teamwork
  • Show appreciation for performance and initiative 

“The Smart Woman’s Guide to Better Work-Life Balance”  

Women increasingly serve in leadership roles at home and work. With all their roles and responsibilities, there’s barely any time left for personal development. When you consider that many illnesses are triggered by stress and fatigue, it’s no surprise that women are vulnerable to physical and mental breakdowns.

During this interactive session, participants will explore many strategies for maintaining good personal productivity, while looking after their own health and well-being. The focus will be on creating routines that will be sustainable for optimum work-life balance.

Topics include how to:

  • Recognize the physical and emotional signs of burnout
  • Identify your core values
  • Define your boundaries
  • Manage your personal and professional expectations
  • Get organized
  • Claim your own personal time and space
  • Create a plan for self-care
  • Identify mentors who can help and support you

Care for the Caregiver – How to Recognize and Avoid Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue is a condition that plagues caregivers who experience second-hand trauma of their patients. This also applies to caregivers who over-extend themselves to the point of exhaustion. Whether you are a healthcare professional or a parent, it’s essential to manage your caregiving efforts and avoid breaking down.

During this session, participants will discover the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and learn strategies for managing their time and caregiving style. This presentation includes interactive case studies and checklists to stay on track for current and future scenarios. Emphasis will be on the wellness of the caregiver.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define compassion fatigue
  • Recognize the physical and emotional signs
  • Identify the stages of decline
  • Define your boundaries
  • Manage your expectations
  • Claim your own personal time and space
  • Create a plan for self-care
  • Identify mentors who can help and support you