Carla Rieger

CEO, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Facilitator, Author
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The Artistry of Change: The Top 3 Habits of Highly Resilient People
The ability to creatively handle constant change is the #1 skill people need today in order to be indispensable to your work team, and to stay balanced.

No one enjoys having to work with someone who is uncreative, problem-oriented, maladaptive, agitated, burned out, un-communicative and reactive in the face of change. Yet, it’s all too common.

After 11 years of research we have identified the top 3 practices of Leaders, Managers and Front Line people who tend to be:

  • innovative
  • solutions-oriented
  • adaptive
  • centered
  • healthy
  • communicative
  • proactive

    …in the face of constant change and differences of opinion.

    We call these people “Change Artists”. The skills of a Change Artist don’t actually need to be learned. They are innate skills that this program helps people re-access. These 3 practices require hardly any extra time during your day, and simply train your brain to stay in as high a performance state as possible, no matter what is going on around you.

    During this entertaining, engaging and practical keynote you will discover how to:
  • think more resourcefully when faced with seemingly impossible tasks
  • help yourself and others move from a reactive to a proactive response when change hits
  • create a culture of innovation in which open communication and engagement is the norm

    Presentation Prosperity: How to Avoid the Top 6 Mistakes that Live and Online Presenters Make
    Do you notice that some people can influence others in positive ways and others fall short? What’s the difference? Who you are “being” and what you say is critical to your success. Your presentation skills (for good or bad) reflect on you, your projects, the team and your organization as a whole.

    Like any craft, you can learn to be a great presenter at a live meeting, via video, webinar or teleconference. This session will help you avoid the top 5 mistakes many presenters make so you can avoid embarrassment or lose of credibility.

    Even if you don’t like giving presentations you will discover the top 5 techniques that will actually help you enjoy the process. And if you DO like giving presentations, these tools will help you jump up to the next level of excellence.

    We will cover how to:

  • Outline an informative or persuasive presentation
  • Create an effective speech – long or short - for your project
  • Tips for doing online presenting versus live
  • Identify what your audience most wants to hear
  • Support your points through stories, metaphors, examples, slides, facts and humor
  • Handle questions, disruptions and conflicts effectively and with poise

    Experience the confidence of knowing how to win people over with your message.

    Overwhelmed by Your To Do List? 3 Tools for Breaking Free
    Rushing around overwhelmed and impatient is now epidemic. This state of mind has become normalized in our society. Yet, it doesn't have to be that way.

    The costs to you, your work, your organization, family and society are huge such as:

  • Foggy thinking leading to less productivity
  • Health issues
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Financial problems
  • Lowered happiness and quality of life

    Mindset is 80% of your success in project management. Most top athletes, musicians and business people hire mindset coaches to help them survive and thrive given the immense pressure of their role.

    Project managers are under just as much pressure at times, and need these tools too. Strategies will get you through for the short term, but for lasting results you need good practices of mind that work at both the conscious and subconscious levels for lasting results. Benefits to attending this session:

  • Lower your stress even under intense deadlines
  • Get more done in less time with less suffering
  • Help yourself and others be less reactive and more solutions- oriented

    Experience the relief of being calm, cool and collected under pressure.

    The Art of Communication: The Top 6 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators
    Differences of opinion are an element like fire: too much causes damage to people and property; too little and no transformation can occur.

    Costly communication breakdowns often happen on work teams because of simple misunderstandings. If not dealt with your team can lose forward moment, then productivity and engagement can suffer.

    The truth is, diversity of opinions on your team can lead to decisions that are wiser and more sustainable. Remind your team of the effective habits of those who turn differences into innovation. During this engaging and interactive session, you will discover how to:

  • practice 3 simple habits that prevent unwanted communication breakdowns
  • switch from an atmosphere of tension to a "healthy discussion"
  • have touchy conversations that lead to positive outcomes
  • communicate your needs in a way that people are open to hearing
  • win back trust and create goodwill where it was lost

    Experience the joy of making open communication

    The Power of Laughter: Managing Change with a Sense of Humor
    A 2016 study done by Human Resources magazine showed that employers hire light-hearted people 50% more often than those with a more serious demeanor.

    Lightening up your life can help you:
  • be more productive on the job
  • deal more effectively with conflict
  • build rapport more easily with new people
  • see new insights to old problems
  • be more relaxed and confident
  • be more popular
  • enjoy life more fully

    All people, no matter what background or personality, can become more light-hearted. During this engaging and creative session, we’ll explore:
  • Correlations between laughter and health
  • How to marry work and play to enhance productivity
  • Safe types of humor to use at work
  • 6 mistakes to avoid
  • Reclaiming your right to enjoy life no matter what

    Experience the joy of laughing together, a celebration of people and life.
  • Why Book Carla Rieger?

  • Carla specializes in entertaining and interactive keynote speeches. For over 20 years, she has specialized in how to be an effective change leader – how to communicate, present, influence, motivate and mentor people to be their best. With a background in both organizational change and theatrical arts, she uses proven secrets from the world of artistry to effect positive change.
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    Carla helps people communicate effectively both 1-to-1 as well as to groups, helping them break through resistance to change and opening theirs minds to positive change. She began her career with an innovative team building company in the US the late 80’s. Since then she has spoken to over 1500 groups internationally of up to 4000 people. In 1991 she became the director of The Artistry of Change, a firm that specializes in helping people be innovative, high integrity communicators.

    In terms of formal education, Carla has an undergraduate in English, Psychology and Theatre and graduate work in Organizational Development. She also has certificates in adult education, Educational Kinesiology, fitness, natural healing, negotiation and conflict resolution. On the artistic side she has performed in dozens of plays and musicals, written seven plays, a screenplay and a novel. Her specialty has been theatrical improvisation and Carla has founded three theatre troupes. In non-fiction she has written five books, over 85 online learning programs, as well as over 100 articles that have appeared in a wide variety of journals. She has 22 years of research and experience in such diverse areas as:

    • Applied Kinesiology
    • Adult Education and Learning Styles
    • Neuro Linguistic Programming and self hypnosis
    • Change Management
    • Drama Therapy, Playback Theatre and Psychodrama
    • Creative Thinking
    • Personality Style Assessments
    • Conflict resolution, Negotiation and Mediation
    • Organizational Development
    • Dozens of Western and Eastern practices to develop human potential

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