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Motivational Speaker for the Maine Health Care Association

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

On October 5, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Maine Health Care Association's ( MHCA) Annual Fall Conference. The event, held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine, will attract over 350 long-term care and assisted living professionals.
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Motivational Speaker for Alberta Development Officers Association

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 01:11 PM

On September 27,   2017,   I am a motivational speaker for the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA) Conference in Westlock, Alberta.
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Why We Judge Others & Give Ourselves the Benefit of the doubt

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

Recently, a board member walked into a meeting forty minutes łate. Offering no apology, I quickly labeled him as aloof, detached and uncaring. 

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How to Motivate Front-Line Staff to Change

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

I was a motivational speaker for a group of franchise employees struggling with change. A dilemma brewed between senior leaders and front-line staff regarding change.

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Motivational Speaker for Canadian Wildlife Service

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

On September 13, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Canadian Wildlife Services, Prairies Region Event.
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A Case for a Compassionate Leadership Culture

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

In their new book, Awakening Compassion at Work, authors Monica Worline and Jane Dutton suggest that because of technology, business has become depersonalized. 

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Motivational Speaker for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

On September 12, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council ( CERC ) in Calgary, Alberta.
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5 Qualities of Strong Leaders

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Pastor and Leadership Motivational speaker, Brian C. Houston hosts an engaging leadership podcast. Recently, he outlined some of the qualities of great leaders. I thought they were interesting and a bit different than standard leadership advice. 

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Customer Service & Conflict- How to Help Your Customers Adapt

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

This summers grand family adventure included camping in Shuswap Lake, BC. While I'm not a seasoned camper, I was comforted by the fact that we borrowed my cousins deluxe Rockwell tent trailer.
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Service Professionals: In Service but Not Servants

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 11:27 AM

Recently, I ate at an extremely high-end restaurant. The servers were career waiters, meaning serving customers was their life's work. 

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