Are you looking for a solid, informational program with immediately actionable items, delivered with energy and humor for your management team, work group, networking group, or professional group that will enable your audience to:
- Create manager-employee communication breakthroughs.
- Overhaul their management approach.
- Create lasting, positive changes in their workplace culture.
Mary Schaefer has been speaking professionally to groups large and small, including the TEDx Wilmington event, 2014. She has spoken both in her business, and in her corporate career as an HR manager and training professional. Her insights and perspectives come from her extensive experience in working closely with managers and employees alike to work together more effectively and cooperatively.
You’ll find her programs deliver high quality content that shifts your group from feeling stuck, uninspired or overwhelmed, to immediately empowered and able to take action.
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Topics – Presented In Person or as a Webinar
How to Make the Most Of Your Relationship With Your Boss
There are plenty of generational issues in the workplace. But when it comes to working well with your boss, it doesn’t really matter who is 30 or who is 50. Most supervisors want the same thing… high-performance, low-maintenance employees. Do you know how to be one?
Through this presentation, participants will come away with ideas to:
- Distinguish yourself as someone who is reliable to deliver on organization goals.
- Align your everyday actions and decisions with organization priorities.
- Influence your boss to take your ideas seriously.
- Clearly demonstrate the value you bring to the organization.
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Make Constant Change Work for You: Improve Your Performance Confidence and Job Security
Mary has experienced 8 downsizing events, and coached job searchers and survivors of downsizing alike. She speaks from experience about how to manage through the seeming never-ending cycle of change and how to take charge of your own experience.
Through this presentation, participants will come away with tips and tools to:
- Shore up your reserves so that circumstances at work don’t swallow you up.
- Distinguish yourself so that you increase the likelihood that you are viewed as indispensable.
- Start now on developing a network that can help you when you really need it.
Expert in subject matter. Presentation skills, superb.
“Mary recently delivered a webinar [on this topic] for our women’s alliance members. I found her to be an expert in the subject matter. In addition, her presentation skills were superb. She received high accolades from the membership on the content of the webinar.”
- Catherine Flett, Sales Specialist, Xerox
[100% of survey respondents found this presentation beneficial and interesting.]
For Managers of People
Avoid the Traps
How to Avoid the Five Traps of Being a “Good” Manager So You Can Create a Creative and Empowered Work Culture
I’ve coached a lot of managers. To me, 9 out of 10 times the issues they bring to our coaching session stem from them getting caught up in their idea of what a good manager should be. For instance, a sincere person thinks a good manager should…
- Motivate their employees, and yet, taken too far, sometimes you end up doing the employee’s job for them.
- Release their employees’ potential, but then you can make ourselves crazy when they aren’t responding.
- Always have time for their employees, however, you have a right to make choices in your favor when their concern can wait and yours can’t.
Managers come to me struggling with what words to use and wanting to know the magic formula to create more initiative, motivation — how to get employees to truly pull their weight — the real deal is actually about their own thinking. And isn’t that the good news, because you can do something about that.
Five Simple Steps to Engage Even Your Most Skeptical Employees So You Can Create a Strong Foundation for a Positive and Developmental Work Culture
As a forward-thinking manager, you’re committed to making a positive difference with your employees. But when it comes to putting the strategies you learn to the test, it can feel like an uphill battle, particularly with your more skeptical employees.
In this presentation you will learn 5 proven tactics to engage ALL your employees, even the ones who resist your best efforts to get them on board and help them truly develop, so you can finally create the positive work culture you know your company needs and deserves.
Say It Only Once
Three Ways to Massively Improve Your Manager/Employee Communications So You Can Trust Your Employees to Do What You Ask the First Time
Do you ever have what you think is a straight-forward conversation with an employee, but find out later they didn’t get it and they’re off on a tangent, completely lost, or spinning in circles? It can make you wonder how even well-intentioned people can end up so off-track. But the truth is, you can be misunderstood in anything you say if you don’t know how to properly structure your conversations with employees.
Through coaching hundreds of managers Mary has developed a nearly goof-proof communication system for ensuring that your employees get it right the first time. Mary’s talk will get you started on the right foot to:
- Head off misunderstandings and delays by asking one simple question.
- Easily get your employees back on track when you find they aren’t getting the message.
- Get better results and better performance from your employees because you are both getting it right the first time.
- Inspire self-reliance in your employees and strengthen your confidence in your own leadership ability.
- Save massive amounts of time and energy otherwise wasted in repetitive conversations and frustration with your staff.
Keeps them engaged and participating.
“Mary is a dynamic coach and trainer with exceptional public speaking and presentation skills. I teach a Business Communications undergraduate course at the University of Delaware. Mary used her expertise to elaborate on the benefits of social media in the job search. She kept the entire class engaged and participative throughout her guest appearance. Much appreciated!
- Dan Richmond, Adjunct Professor, University of Delaware
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