Professional Development Training

Improve Morale. Reduce Turnover. Increase Productivity.

What can Mental Fitness do for your company?

The short answer is save you money.

By implementing the Professional Development Training curriculum, your company will save time and money. According to a 2010 Harvard Business Review Study, for every dollar a company spends on wellness training, it can save them six dollars with greater productivity, higher morale, and lower health care costs. More specifically, here is how:

  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Improve morale
  • Improve leadership skills
  • Increase motivation
  • Have a more engaged workforce
  • Improve communication
  • Find more happiness and fulfillment with one’s work
  • Reduce turnover rates
  • Increase employee satisfaction
  • Save money in health care costs

The Mental Fitness Curriculum will promote and improve all of those areas and more. Health Care in this country is not only reactive, but extremely costly. It is far more “sick” care than health care. Let’s flip this script on it’s head. Let’s address our wellness proactively, before it hurts our performance and our productivity.

Wellness Training Curriculum

1. Workplace Attitude

Workplace Attitude
The Seven Deadly Phrases

Need a workplace attitude tune-up?

This workshop is the ideal starting point for any company looking to improve morale, relationships, or productivity in the workplace. In this presentation we will identify seven deadly phrases that are toxic to the workplace environment.

I can’t

I need

Makes me



Have to

Happens to me

We will then explore how one can replace these beliefs with more positive ones. This attitude detox will not only improve the mental fitness of all individual staff members, but the prevailing attitude of the entire organization as well.

2. Mastering Emotions

Mastering Emotions
Seven Steps to Master Your Emotions

IQ isn’t everything. In fact, research suggests it’s only about 20 percent responsible for one’s career success. But if this is the case, where’s the other 80 percent come from?

The answer is Emotional Intelligence.

According to Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, there are five main constructs of emotional intelligence: Self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, empathy, and motivation. In this presentation we will focus primarily on the first two: Self-awareness and self-regulation.

And if you still don’t believe Emotional Intelligence is important in the workplace…

A review published in the journal of Annual Psychology found that higher emotional intelligence (EI) is positively correlated with better social relations for children and adults. In went on to say that high EI individuals are perceived more positively by others, have better family and intimate relationships, better academic achievement, better social relations in work performance and negotiations, and even better overall psychological well-being than those with lower EI.

To put that into more concrete numbers, according to a 2016 article, “Emotional Intelligence is such an important skill that 90 percent of top performers in the workplace have high EQs, and people with high EQs make $28,000 more annually than those with low EQs.”

3. Stress Management

Stress Management
Stress is a Good Thing

Stress is killer. We all know that to be true. But is it?

Recent research has shown that it’s not actually being stressed that’s detrimental, but rather, it’s the belief that stress is bad for us that’s actually what’s harmful.

In this workshop we will begin with a review the various components of stress (activating events, automatic beliefs, and emotional consequences). We will then work together to implement attitude and behavioral strategies to reduce, better manage, or even eliminate negative stress from one’s life.

Defeat stress before it defeats you!

4. Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness
If you’re happy, you’re successful

Did you know there are numerous scientific benefits to being happy?

Happy people are…

25% less stressed
39% better health
31% more productive
34% more positive social interactions

There truly is an advantage to being happy. The question is “How do we get there?”

We’re not born stressed or depressed, we practice these thoughts and then we become stressed and depressed. It takes practice. Thankfully, this negative focus can be changed.

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to reverse this pattern and relabel our views on stress. Together we’ll practice strategies that train our mental fitness to focus on the positive, keep things in perspective, and seek the opportunities in any given situation. Having this focus will not only put you at an advantage in the workplace, but in life as well.

5. Assertive Communication

Assertive Communication
It’s Not What You Say…

Did you know that 93 percent of what we say is interpreted
through non-verbal cues of tone and body language?

In this workshop we will focus on how to become an excellent communicator. We’ll start by identify the signs of being passive or abrasive. Next, we’ll review and practice all the techniques of being assertive.

This lesson will cover everything from body language and healthy boundaries, to expressing empathy, rolling with resistance and more.

Armed with these skills, you’ll learn to communicate kindly but confidently.

6. Improving Relationships

Improving Relationships
It’s All About “We”

Recent surveys of multiple organizations found the following results when asked, “What affect does incivility in the workplace have on your work?”

47% said they intentionally decreased the time spent at work

38% said they intentionally decreased their quality of work

12% said they changed jobs because of incivility in their organization

Teamwork is all about relationships, yet when relationships in the workplace are strained creativity suffers, performance and team spirit deteriorates and customers turn away.

In this workshop we’ll review research from Jon C. Maxwell, John Gottmann, and Gary Chapman who provide us with the secrets to achieving healthy relationships in the workplace.

7. Mental Mantras

Mental Mantras
A Slogan A Day Keeps The Psychiatrist Away

A Mental Mantra is a go-to phrase or slogan that can help boost one’s mood or spirit. They assist us in staying motivated, focused, and positive. They help us stay determined, build character and inspire others.

The only thing you’re 100 percent in control of in any given situation is your attitude!

8. Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation
Discovering Meaning and Purpose in Your Work

It’s not what happens to us in life, but how we respond to it that matters most.

In this workshop we will individually explore our personal values to find meaning and purpose in our work. The goal of this activity is to refocus and increase our direction in life and in our work. Those who are happiest and most success in the workplace are those who are “outward facing”- focusing primarily on whom they serve and how they benefit as a result.

Whether its service your customers, your family, or life’s dreams, creating meaning and purpose in your work can be achieved by dedicating yourself to a cause or service that you believe in!

9. Goal Setting

Goal Setting
Making Dreams a Reality

Most New Years goals fail. They’re too vague (i.e. eat better)

Millions of people set New Year’s Resolutions, yet the overwhelming majority fail to reach their goals. The resolution itself is too general (i.e. eat better and exercise more), or too all-or-nothing (i.e. quit smoking).

Effective goal setting is an all-or-nothing endeavor. Rather, it’s a gradual process complete with set-backs, plateaus, and constant challenges.

In this workshop, we’ll review The Ten Principles of Goal Setting and explore how these principles can be used to increase the likelihood of making any goal a reality.

10. Work Life Balance

Work and Life Balance
Achieving Balance by Taking Action

Einstein says, “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.”

The truth is that life is never perfectly balanced. Between our careers, our personal goals, our relationships, our family life, our finances, etc. there’s always room for improvement. How do we determine where to put our focus?

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to listen to our emotions to keep ourselves as balanced as possible and to guide you in taking continuous action towards self-improvement. Whether it’s at work or in life, mastering this process is key to achieving your full potential.

11. Healthy Living

Healthy Living
Self-Care is Not Selfish

If you only had one car for the rest of your life and couldn’t trade it in for a new one, would you speed and beat on the brakes? Would you neglect to change the oil or fill it with crappy fuel?

I would sure hope not! And yet, this is often how we treat our bodies on a daily basis.

Proper sleep, nutrition and exercise are essential to perform at one’s optimal level, be it in life or at the workplace. In this workshop, we’ll review the fundamentals of proper sleep, balanced nutrition and regular exercise.

It’s time to make self-care a part of your health care!

12. Leadership and Inspiration

Leadership and Inspiration
Be the Change

Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” And still to this day, this time honored advice this applies in the workplace as well.

“Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

The best way to influence anyone else is to be that positive model yourself. In this workshop, we’ll review leadership strategies, managerial, organizational and social skills that will inspire you and others to perform at your peak.

Additional programs for Addiction in the Workplace and Motivational Interviewing training are also available upon request.

Presentations are typically one to two hours long: One hour is offered as an educational lecture and one hour is offered as an interactive application session. All presentations can be customized to fit the needs of your program.

What They’re Saying

“Steve is awesome. This is the second workshop that I have taken with him and it is always great. Good info, great attitude, and good reference material. Would love to have him do a session for our college staff. ”

“Facilitator set the tone right away and created a room full of energy. Thanks!”

“Great session. I am a project manager and will use this with my teams. ”

“Stephen gave a very insightful and motivating presentation! I took lots of notes. Thank you:)”

“This had to be one of the best presentations I’ve been to in a long time. ”

“Very fun! So much good information. I definitely learned some better ways to approach things”

“Steve is a great presenter. Third time attending his sessions. He’s engaging, relatable and adds humor. Strongly recommend him for more sessions. ”

“Steve had genuine stories from personal experience and was totally giving and compassionate. His guidance was exactly what I needed to hear. I can’t be more satisfied with today’s training.”

“Excellent workshop. I wish it was longer than one hour! Presenter was enthusiastic and engaging. ”

“Enjoyed his perspective- effective materials and examples for an audience of young professionals”

“Thank you very much! Feel I just had a positive therapy session. The information you presented was beneficial, relatable, and had amazing takeaways. Can’t wait to apply the tips in works and life☺”

“Steve is awesome! I always enjoy and learn from his talks. Please bring him back more often. ”

“I would have been interested if the presentation were even longer. Great tips, great stories/examples. Really actionable information and guidance. Thank you!”

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