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Stop Trying to Be Cool

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

The Ted Talk on Vulnerability by guest speaker Brene Brown inspired me to do more research on what gets in the way of people being vulnerable. 
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Six Keys to Happiness

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:55 PM

Dr. Emma Seppala wrote a book on happiness that unraveled how it accelerates success.

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Motivational Speaker for the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

On February 24, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association AGM. The event, held at the Delta South Calgary Hotel will attract over 100 veterinarians and technologists. 
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Transform your Staff Engagement Program

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 01:26 PM


Have you created staff engagement programs that show little or no improvement? Employee engagement is key to productivity, customer service, morale and so much more. It is the area where so many company cultures fall through.
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How Much New Technology Can you Tolerate?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

I thought it would be a lot harder. I recently disconnected my home/ office phone line because I can do everything I need with my cell phone. In fact, it's cheaper and more convenient, and it's made my life a lot easier.  I often drag myself kicking and screaming into new technology offers, only to find they radically improve my life.
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Congested Traffic Solutions in the Next 30 Years

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 03:20 PM

One of the most aggravating daily frustration for many people is the headache of being caught in traffic. 

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Our Total Number of Close Facebook Friends

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 05:28 PM

With social media and our uber-connected world, how many people can we have in our social networks and still be familiar and stay close to? The number is known as Dunbar's Number, and it's 150. 

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Motivational Speaker for METNet Library Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 02:34 PM

On February 10, 2017, I am a funny motivational speaker for the Urbandale Iowa Public Library MetNet Event.

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Sneaky Things Influencing What you Eat

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Do you know what you're eating?
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Weed Out Self-Serving People On Your Team

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 04:40 PM

In his Motivational TED Talk, Are you a Giver or a Taker?  Adam Grant talks about how organizational productivity is affected by employees who are self-serving or called, Takers.
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