Training & Facilitating

Looking to hire a speaker for your upcoming conference?

Like to add a facilitator to your organization’s learning and development program?

As a keynote for several conferences, and a trainer in fields such as manufacturing, health care, sales, customer service, non-profit, government and other professional settings, I would be happy to partner with you on the development of the curriculum and/or the delivery.

Whether it is for a lunch session or a multi-week program, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered.

I’m not a huge fan of either/or.  It just might be both.  Workplace training CAN and SHOULD be both professional development AND culture enhancement.  We are both humans and professionals.  By having a more ‘whole’ approach to training and bringing the BIG conversations to the table, it becomes more dialogue and less monologue.  It becomes a workplace ‘shift’ rather than simply delivered training.

Speaking and programming include topics such as:
  • Navigating work/life balance
  • Effective communications
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mindfulness; at home, work and in our relationships
  • Coaching and managing (importance of knowing the difference!)
  • Finding purpose (and passion!) in one’s role/life
  • Customer service
  • Leadership development
  • Societal pressures and expectations
  • Stress, anxiety and anger management
  • The rewards of rewarding! (and recognizing)
  • Team building and enhancing workplace culture
  • Strategic planning
  • Enhancing employee contribution (being a part of it!)
  • Performance management cycle
  • Creative recruitment and retention
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Crucial conversations and effective conflict
  • Effective and engaging team meetings
  • The truth about forgiveness
  • Time management and ever-changing priorities
  • Self-awareness; Image and esteem
  • Goal setting (like you’ve never seen!)

Email me to set up a coffee visit and I’d be happy to share more.  It’s a deep dive into something that creates a rich change and shift in your workplace.  THIS is the good stuff!

Appreciative of the kind words shared by some of my clients:

“I have had the distinct pleasure of watching Jenn work from a few different perspectives.  I was involved on a business board and Jenn facilitated a visioning exercise.  It was thought provoking, it was emotional, it was inspirational.  When we, at JNE, wanted to refresh our corporate Code of Conduct, our Corporate Values and our Vision Statement, I immediately thought of Jenn.  She agreed to work with our great people and what poured out of the process was no less inspirational than my first experience working with her.  She brings great knowledge, experience and tools to the table, but never once did our people feel overwhelmed by jargon or process.  I keep a picture of the vision board that resulted from the wonderful work we did together. It is a great reminder of how Jenn gently pulled out the heart beats of the people around the table and brought them to life in the words that are now part of our most important documents.  In a heart beat … I would work with her again and have already recommended her to others.” Brenda Nowakowski; VP Finance JNE Welding

 

“Jenn Minor Johannson provided a presentation to a group of our health professionals on Work/Life Balance this past April.  Although that topic can sometimes be considered a bit cliché, and is spoken about a lot, our members were captivated by Jenn.  She connected with the audience not only with the content of her presentation, but also with her personal stories and humor.  Many of our members came to speak to Jenn and I after the presentation with sincere gratitude for the information shared.  I have also had requests to bring Jenn back next year for an even longer session!  People want more!   Jenn was informative, respectful, engaging, and professional.  She took the time to learn about the profession prior to the presentation; to learn about its challenges and uniqueness which allowed her to use correct terminology and realistic examples the members could relate to.  Tremendous!!”  Kellie Watson, Registrar – Executive Director- SK Dental Hygienists’ Association

 

“When it comes to designing and delivering training programs, targeted to the needs of both an organization and its team, Jennifer is top notch!  Having worked with her during a time when she led both the development and implementation of focused training to a wide cross section of employees, I would never hesitate to have her lead the development of a training program for any of my colleagues.  She is a keen listener that is able to interpret and understand the needs of an organization and then tailor needed training to employees in a method that works for them.  A special gift!”  Daryl Bitz, President and CEO

 

“I hired Jenn with JMJ Coaching as I was looking for something unique to bring our community of WBM women together to talk about wellness.  I wanted a casual group setting where we could discuss topics that matter to the group and work on developing ourselves in new ways. I was wanting our group to be able to learn new things, and have fun together along the way; this expectation was absolutely met.  The biggest impact was likely in the realization of the members of the group that WBM as an organization is willing to invest in them and their wellness – the value that comes in that for them personally is real.  Jenn’s style is relaxed and easy going – she has a great way in a group setting of stimulating discussion and keeping it fun.  I would say that although it may be difficult to quantify the results (or ROI) of a wellness program, it is without a doubt something that employers need to consider as a priority.  Our impact on the lives of our employees can go beyond just creating jobs and the building of a career. We can build stronger individuals, stronger teams and stronger families – which will ultimately lead to stronger communities – if we look beyond the scope of traditional work skills and think about how to support people in truly having great lives.  An investment in wellness is an investment that pays dividends now and in the future in ways we might not ever be able to imagine.  The impact we can make in investing in our people is far reaching and it may very well change the world.”  JoeAnne Hardy; President of WBM Technologies