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Motivational Speaker for Government of Canada FEDTalks

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 03:52 PM

On March 22, 2017, I was a motivational speaker for the Government of Canada FEDTalks.
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How to Avoid Bias in Hiring

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

The Blind Audition is a tool orchestras use to prevent common biases towards hiring female musicians. The way it works is, all applicants audition behind a screen so that decision makers could not decipher gender,  and thus make gender neutral hiring decisions.

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6 keys to Happiness

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 06:07 PM

Dr. Emma Seppala wrote a book called, The Happiness Track, where she unravels her research on how happiness accelerates success. 

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Motivational Speaker for Credit Union National Sales Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @ 04:20 PM


On March 7, 2017, I was a motivational speaker for a large credit union  National Sales Meeting.
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4 Definitions of Work and What they Mean

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 01:29 PM

 This past week, I was a motivational speaker for a large software organization.  Earlier in the year, they defined different definitions of work, after every team member completed a survey.

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Take Control of your Life in the Midst of Uncertainty

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 @ 09:26 AM

Funny Motivational Speaker, Simon T. Bailey presented a webinar, Taking Control of your Life in Chaotic Times. Bailey suggests we start by asking these 4 questions:

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Tips to Motivate Government employees

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

Several times a year I serve as a motivational speaker for government employees. Usually, government managers assumb government service employee morale is lower than for other ( private) organizations. 
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Adjust your Humor Style to your Audience

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 03:46 PM

I was a motivational speaker for a large healthcare organization. Just before the speech, several staff members came up to me laughing under their breath suggesting I should poke fun of the CEO because he was passing gas in the coffee room.
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Motivational Speaker for the Michigan Risk Management Authority

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 04:12 PM

On March 2, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Michigan Risk Management Authority Workshop.
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Motivational Speaker for the YMCA Calgary LINC Staff

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 01:14 PM

On February 24, 2017, I was a motivational speaker for the YMCA LINC ( Language Instruction to Newcomers in Canada) staff development day.

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