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Cecilia Gorman specializes in helping creatively-minded organizations turn up the volume on passion and productivity.  From working with teams all over the country, she’s developed training sessions that address the real issues that are holding teams back from reaching their full potential.  

From communication, to trust, to overcoming bias, Cecilia has the knowledge to transform your team. Her inspiring and uplifting approach is combined with the tactical knowledge needed to truly move the needle.

Whether you’re struggling to make specific improvements, or want to stay ahead of the game when it comes to developing your team, the following workshops will make an impact.

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Cultivating Trust: Empowering Teams to Deliver at a Higher Level
Trust is the foundation of every good relationship. When people trust one another, it opens the door for a higher level of functioning and growth, both as individuals and as a group.  (Luckily, we don’t need to fall backwards off a platform at a woodland retreat to know that.)  But building this kind of trust in the workplace doesn’t happen overnight, or by accident. LEARN MORE

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
You talk to people all the time, but do you truly connect with them?  A connection moves beyond expected small talk and niceties, and forms when people authentically relate in a way that builds rapport and deepens relationships.  It’s hard to define exactly what forms a true connection in various situations, but it’s something you can feel. LEARN MORE

Taming Your Judgement: What Leaders Need to Know about Bias, Diversity and Inclusion
The truth is that human beings are hardwired to make assumptions and judgments; it’s an evolutionary survival skill. But what served us well as hunter-gatherers can be extremely damaging in a modern and diverse environment, such as the workplace. Left unchecked, biases affect everything from collaboration, to innovation, to engagement and retention.  LEARN MORE

The Art of Tough Conversations: Giving and Receiving Feedback with Greater Confidence and Grace
Avoiding tough conversations is natural.  You don’t want to come across as a jerk or hurt someone’s feelings. Or maybe you have so much emotion behind what you want to say, you can’t picture saying it in a tone and volume that would be appropriate for the situation. It isn’t always easy to say what needs to be said, especially in the workplace, but avoiding key conversations can hinder productivity, effectiveness, and retention.  LEARN MORE

The Empowered Communicator
Public speaking shouldn’t be scary. Yet, studies show a huge population ranks speaking in front of an audience as their top most dreaded activity. In this seminar, I teach the skills needed to empower even the most untrained public speaker. We work our way from head-to-toe, exploring how our brain, eyes, facial expressions, posture, stance, hands and foot movement can be powerful tools when presenting.  LEARN MORE

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