Carla Rieger

CEO, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Facilitator, Author
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The Artistry of Change
The Top 3 Habits of Highly Resilient People

“Everyone is born an artist. The trick is to re-capture that innate ability as an adult and put it into all aspects of life.” – Pablo Picas

What happens on your team when challenge hits? Do some people get reactive and waste time focusing on the problem instead of working on the solution? If so, then this presentation is for you.

The #1 skill you need to be indispensable at work now is—the ability to unlearn and relearn again. As the world changes at faster rates, people desperately need practical tools to shift their mindset (and inspire others to do the same) to be appropriate to the situation.

After 11 years of research we have identified the top 3 mindset practices of people who tend to stay innovative, solutions-oriented, adaptive, centered, healthy, communicative and proactive in the face of constant change.

We call these people “Change Artists”. The skills of a Change Artist don’t actually need to be learned. They are innate skills that you just need to remember to access. These 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 engaging and practical program your group will discover how to:

  • understand different personality styles when it comes to handling change
  • shift a reactive mindset to a problem solving mindset.
  • turn complaints, resistance and setbacks into tools for positive change
  • create the structures that inspire a culture of innovation

    The Artistry of Change® is a powerful framework that blends diverse fields such as educational kinesiology, western and eastern psychology, change management theory, creative process models, and neuroscience. Witness how these fields are merging in exciting ways to produce the new ‘organizational artistry’.

    The Art of Communication
    How to Turn Differences, Complaints and Pushback into Creative Solutions

    Differences in perspective are an element like fire: too much causes damage; too little and no transformation can occur. Costly communication breakdowns often happen because of simple misunderstandings. If not dealt with, you can lose income, enjoyment and productivity in your work environment. During this engaging and interactive presentation you will discover how to:

  • practice 3 simple habits that prevent 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 if it was lost

    Presentation Prosperity
    How to Create Presentations that Attract More Business and Inspire Positive Change

  • Do people seem uninterested or resistant to your message?
  • Do you need better clarity on what to say during presentations?
  • Are you struggling with how to communicate the value of your offerings to others?

    …then this program might just be for you. Win people over to your message with this step-by-step process.

    Discover top tips for crafting and delivering presentations that build the value of your message to the specific people you are talking to. Discover how to:

  • build better rapport with your listeners
  • feel and act more confident
  • build more relevance for those you are there to serve
  • attract the results you need – more income, more credibility, more impact, more buy in

    How to Avoid the Top 4 Mistakes Change Leaders Make
    “The ability to creatively handle constant change will be the most sought after skill in the 21st Century.” – Alvin Toffler, Futurist

    Looking at the common mistakes of change leaders is a great entry into this topic because people often only achieve success through its opposite–failure. With all the changes happening in the economy, the demographics and the industry, leaders and self starters who know how to:

  • see change coming before it pulls them under
  • re-strategize to meet changing needs
  • get buy in from their stakeholders
  • move through awkward transitions with strength and vision

    are the ones who will thrive. This is a high energy, entertaining and practical program for anyone who wants to help their business, company, or organization stay resilient in a world of constant change.

    How to Turn Differences into Collaborative Solutions
    Conflict is an element like fire: too much causes damages; too little and no transformation can occur.

    Costly communication breakdowns often happen between people because of simple-to-solve issues. If not dealt with you can lose productivity, income, well being, customers and employee engagement.

    Diversity of opinions between people can lead to decisions that are wiser and more sustainable. This program covers the top habits of those who turn differences into solutions. During this engaging and interactive presentation you will discover how to:

  • practice 3 habits that prevent communication breakdowns
  • communicate your needs without causing defensiveness
  • switch from an unhealthy tension to a healthy discussion
  • have touchy conversations that lead to positive outcomes
  • win back trust and create goodwill where it was lost

    Storytelling in Business
  • Are your listeners not as engaged as you’d like them to be?
  • Are you finding it hard to convey a complex message briefly?
  • Do you love stories but aren’t sure how to craft them?

    …then this program might just be for you. People who can craft their message in story form are indispensable communicators whether it’s a formal presentation, education session, running a meeting or one-on-one.

    Most presenters need more stories, but either can’t think of any to tell, don’t know how to craft them effectively or lack the skills to delivery them well. During this engaging session you will discover:

  • a template for creating powerful stories
  • the do’s and don’ts of using stories
  • how to delivery stories with greater impact

    Speaking on the Funny Side of the Brain
    “Blessed are those who can make people laugh, for they shall never be without an audience.”

    Here is a unique approach to unlocking your comic genius. If you want to stand out from your competition as a business communicator, you need to make people smile from time to time. Contrary to popular belief, being a more light-hearted presenter is a skill that CAN be taught. Discover how to tap into the funny side of your brain to:

  • build rapport with your listeners
  • open people’s minds to new ideas
  • turn dry concepts into engaging stories
  • make your message more memorable
  • 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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