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Motivational Speaker for Rural Alberta Physician Retention Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

On February 28, 2014,  I am a motivational speaker for the 6th Annual Rural Alberta community physician attraction and retention conference.

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Tags: motivational speech, guest speakers, motivational speaker for physician

Keys to Be Innovative

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Why is it that once you find your keys, you stop looking? Because you have already found them. In a busy fury to get stuff done, most people make daily choices to do things the way they are always done. We stop looking for a better way.

Worse, we often get into a pattern of putting out fires and reacting to problems.
Trouble is, if all we do is focus on diminishing the bad we don't aim for more than this.

The cult of the average taught by society is to follow the norm. We look for the trend and try to get people to fit into that norm. This misguided approach looks at averages and taylors workplaces and classrooms to that average.

Averages are an easy way to assess performance but they box you in to mediocrity.
As a humorous motivational speaker I like to get leaders to spend more time every day looking for ways to be innovative and do things differently.

Keys to be innovative...

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Motivational Speaker for American Pathology Partners

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 @ 01:22 PM


On February 25, 2014, I am a motivational speaker for the American Pathology Partners Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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Tags: motivational speech, motivational speaker for pathology, company culture

Why People are Miserable

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

  • Depression rates today are 10 times higher then they were in 1960.
  • Every year the age threshold of depression declines.
  • 30 years ago the mean onset age of depression was 29.5 years, today it is half that.
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Tags: why people are miserable, motivational speech, motivational keynote speaker

Techniques to Buffer against Stress

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

With stress constantly weighing down on people, let's take time to remind ourselves how to stay happy and resilient.

You can train your brain to think positive. The study of neuroplasticity proves that the brain is pliable. A thought can change your brain. Trained, deliberate positive thinking can shape your future thoughts and alter your life.

Resilience builds when you take care of yourself and think positive.

Take care of yourself. Do enough things every day that rejuvenate your vitality to counteract daily stress.

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Tags: motivational speaker, humorous motivational speaker, speech

Motivational Speaker for Lloydminister Women's Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

On February 19, 2014, I am a humorous motivational speaker for the Lloydminister Inspiring Women Conference.

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Tags: motivational speech, motivational speaker for womens conference

Motivational Speaker for Alberta Agriculture Societies

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

On February 8 & 9, 2014,  I am a humorous motivational speaker for the Alberta Association of Agriculture Societies. Over 400 delegates from across alberta will attend the event.

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Tags: motivational speaker for agricultural societies, motivational speech, motivational keynote speaker

Motivational Speaker Rants about Hotel Audio Visual

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Recently I was a motivational speaker for parks and recreation conference. Just before going up to speak we realized the lapel microphone was not ordered.
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Tags: AV, motivational speaker, Audio Visual Malfunction

Motivational Speaker for E-Source All Hands Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 @ 01:41 PM

On February 4, 2014, I am a humorous motivational speaker for the E-Source All Hands Meeting, in Boulder, Colorado.

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Tags: motivational speech, Humorous motivational speaker for utility company, fun workplace

Simple lessons in Accountability

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

  Last week I was a humorous motivational speaker for Clyde construction company annual meeting.

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Tags: motivational speech, humorous motivational speaker for construction, accountability

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