Conference Keynotes, Workshops and Seminars


Change your Mind, Change your Life.
One-hour keynote

How we handle stress today is the greatest indicator of our future health. We look for stability in a world of change, yet our workplace harmony and productivity depends on our ability to skillfully handle these challenges and unwanted change. These five key insights will deepen your understanding of how the mind works to shift your perspective of challenges and the stress that comes with it.

Discover the value and benefits of embracing change, turning challenges into triumph and living mindfully. The willingness to develop new skills is a great professional development tool to creating a more resilient mindset. These insights will support balance at home and work and help create a framework to strengthen your workplace environment.

Five Key Insights: #1Living Mindfully, #2Awareness of Habitual Habits that Hold You Back, #3Creating a Positive Mindset, #4 Embracing Change, #5 Dealing with Burnout. (Most requested keynote.)

Balancing Work and the Challenges of Caregiving 
One-hour keynote

“Employers are generally aware of the trend toward informal care, but not the magnitude.Thirty-five percent of our workforce provide unpaid, informal care while balancing job responsibilities.” The Conference Board of Canada estimates the annual cost of lost productivity to be $1.3 billion dollars to Canadian employers. Sharon with her experience and training as past regional manager of the ALS Society of Ontario and a long term caregiver to both her late husband and young daughter, Sharon shares coping skills to help your employees deal with this added stress, and inspire them to seek ways to find life work balance.

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We offer a variety of engaging experiential workshops that explore how mindfulness and stress management can help your employees. Participants will leave with practical tools and skills to better deal with challenges at work and home.


  • Lunch & Learn (1 hr.)
  • Health & Safety Seminar (1-2 hrs.)
  • Wellness Workshop (Half or Full Day)
  • Professional Development Workshop (Half or Full day)
  • Retreats (Half or Full day)

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Topics include:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Becoming More Resilient, Managing Stress
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Ethical Values in the Workplace
  • Strengthening Willpower/Self-Regulation
  • Mindfulness: The Foundation of Emotional Intelligence
  • Creating Positive Mind-Sets in the Workplace
  • Dealing with Employee Burnout
  • Cultivating Ethics in the Workplace
  • Reducing Stress and Improving Sleep Quality
  • Generating “Self-Care”.

We carefully customize our presentations for each organization to ensure that they are empowering, transformative and meaningful. Participants will leave with practical tools they can incorporate into their daily lives.

Health and Safety Seminars

In a research study at the University of California, 70% of workplace serious injuries involves an employee who is inattentive or distracted. Individuals who participated in mindfulness programs showed a significant increase in focused attention, concentration and memory reducing the possibility of workplace accidents and errors.

Our mindfulness-based seminars will provide your employees basic mindfulness skills to improve safety and well-being in the workplace. Topics include: better focus, awareness and decision making, increased willpower, getting off auto pilot (habitual habits), myths of multitasking, social emotional learning, and coping strategies for managing stress.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Program (MBSM)

This program is designed to provide in-depth training for individuals who are interested in developing the benefits of practicing mindfulness on a daily basis. Research indicates four weeks of regular practice in as little as ten minutes a day will restructure your brain, which will help you manage and cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve your overall well being.

MBSM1 (Level 1) Foundational Mindfulness Practices
Participants will explore the basics of simple mindfulness practices with an overview of the neuroscience that supports them. Practices will include: mindful eating; awareness of breath; body scan; and mindful walking and movement. Participants will be provided with the basic mindfulness tools to establish a regular personal mindful practice.
This program will include four-two hour weekly sessions with assigned home practice.

MBSM1 (Level 2) Advanced Mindfulness Practices
Participants will review foundational practices from Level 1 and will be guided in applications to cultivate and enhance emotional intelligence. Practices will focus on developing emotional regulation, compassion and kindness, forgiveness and skills to cope with fear and anxiety.
This program will include four-two hour weekly sessions with assigned home practice.

MBSM: Silent Retreat
Guided foundational mindfulness practices completed without dialogue and limited group interaction. Participants will remain silent providing an opportunity for inward reflection to develop a greater clarity of mind.
It is recommended that participants have a foundation of basic mindfulness practices.

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We will consult with you and provide the training and support within your organization to initiate and set up an in house mindfulness program to meet your employees needs. During the past several years, a growing number of major companies have embraced mindfulness and created beneficial programs within their workplace.

Google has developed a highly innovative and impactful mindfulness program called Search Inside Yourself. To date, over 1000 employees at General Mills have been trained in formal mindfulness practices and every building at their headquarters in Minneapolis has a meditation room available for employees to practice mindfulness at work.

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Janice Maturano, author of Finding the Space to Lead: Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership