We Know We're Not For Everyone!
Deems Associates Inc/WorkLife Design is here for those decision-makers
seeking insights, new perspectives, and a more mindful approach to work
from people they can trust.
We offer real assistance and solutions, driven by our expertise in continuous change and a deep understanding of what it takes to cultivate organizational vitality! Our experts at WorkLife Design have gained a national reputation for providing high quality services which achieve or exceed the desired results. We'd like the opportunity to be of service to you and your organization!
Richard S Deems, PhD
Richard has worked with thousands of individuals and organizations from coast to coast. He’s been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Executive Excellence, Canadian Business Journal, International Herald Tribune, and even The Sporting News. Richard is the author of thirteen books on key management issues, including two best-sellers. And, he and his daughter Terri, are co-authors of Leading in Tough Times, The Manager’s Pocket Guide™ to Downsizing With Confidence, and Energize! Making Change Work For You, 2nd Edition (to be released in ’09)
His blend of humor, motivation, energy, and insight into leadership has led him to be a popular speaker, seminar leader, and leadership/team development specialist. His primary work is in the areas of leadership development, team effectiveness, career development, and leading others through change. Richard and Sandra (see below) direct the Arizona office and can be reached at RSDeems@worklifedesign.com or SKDeems@worklifedesign.com
Terri A Deems, PhD
Terri was the year 2000 recipient of a Cutting Edge Award for her research in the vital workplace, presented by the Academy of Human Resource Development. She has presented her research on personal and organizational change and development at several national and international conferences. In addition to consulting, coaching, and training, Terri is an adjunct professor working with graduate and undergraduate students at local universities.
Terri’s areas of specialty include developing the vital workplace, ethics, team development, and assisting organizations develop a higher quality of work/life and a more critical consciousness. Terri can be reached at TADeems@worklifedesign.com
Sandra Brownfield Deems, MKC
Sandie is an internationally recognized leadership coach. She’s a coach’s coach. Her specialty is in showing leaders how to hire the right people, how to effectively lead others, and how to form teams with at least an 89% probability of goal attainment and sustained forward movement.
Sandie is one of three, worldwide, Master Kolbe Consultants, using the Kolbe Wisdom™ to enhance productivity, develop teams, and show leaders how to get more done and have more fun doing it! She’s worked with thousands of individuals to identify barriers to effectiveness, identify people’s natural instincts for taking action, and identify actions for high performance. Contact Sandra at SKDeems@worklifedesign.com
Betsy McKnight Latko, MA
An international trainer, Betsy is a communications specialist. She applies her expertise in communications to the areas of team development, presentation skills, supervision and management, and organizational effectiveness. Her Supervision 101 course is, as one manager said, “The best course for supervisors I’ve ever seen!”
Betsy’s background includes leadership experience in education, training, public relations, and marketing. Her popular program, Listening Aerobics™, shows participants how to be effective communicators. Betsy directs the Illinois office and can be reached at BetsyMcKnightLatko@gmail.com
Edward V John
Ed is a true facilitator who often serves as the unifying force in team efforts, through his skills in mediation, developing corporate relationships, considering options, and preventing projects from breaking down when others become polarized. As a former director of international public relations for a Fortune 100 company, Ed brings a wide variety of public relations and marketing skills and experience to his clients.Ed is a word-smith who knows how to communicate with impact – and yes, he’s written many speeches for top executives.
Since 1982, we have cultivated a network of great people - professionals who apply their expertise to diverse organizational concerns. A small sampling is below - call us if you need more information about any of them. Or contact them directly at the addresses provided:
BluOpal® Consulting: Bruce Kawahara, CPCC and Michele Roden Spruill, CPCC guide organizations to achieve results by awakening the power in people. BluOpal creates solutions using coaching, consulting, and learning strategies to align, fortify, and boost your people performance. www.bluopal.com.
Cecelia Munzenmaier, Writing expert: Versatile writer/editor, educator and writing coach with over 15 years experience developing instructional and assessment materials for businesses and educational publishers. Recognized for user-friendly writing, research skills, and creativity. Visit her website (packed full of resources!) at www.word-crafter.net
Marcia Reynolds, Emotional Intelligence expert : Executive coach and world renowned expert in emotional intelligence, Marcia works with individuals and groups to remove roadblocks and courageously work together to achieve what they most desire. Learn more about how you can reprogram your brain to achieve extraordinary success at www.OutsmartYourBrain.com
Shawn Doyle, Motivation expert : As an international expert on motivation, Shawn’s insight into leadership, motivation, and sales training makes him a popular speaker internationally. He’s the author of six books on the topics, and his latest book, 2 Months to Motivation, was released in late 2008. His books are published and available in 6 countries. Visit his website at www.sldoyle.com
Ed Scannell, Games Trainers Play: As a speaker and trainer, Ed Scannell, CMP, CSP has conducted thousands of programs around the globe. As co-author of McGraw-Hill’s best-setting Games Trainers Play series, Ed has presented train-the-trainer workshops for over 100 ASTD chapters and for international HRD audiences, from ‘old’ Athens to ‘new’ Zealand (get it? A to Z?). Contact Ed at his website, EESAZ@aol.com
Steve Tyra, humorist: Steve’s clean corporate humor will supply the variety necessary to spice up a good meeting or convention – and make it even better. Steve’s results-producing programs use strong elements of humor to create an environment that fosters greater learning and retention. So, before your group screams “Oh no, not another boring speaker,” light up . . . add some fun . . . add Steve Tyra to your meeting! Connect with Steve at MrFun@professional-humorist.com
Roger "Rog" Hiemstra, PhD: A member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, Rog is an expert on adult, self-directed learning. He designs and conducts courses on working with adult learners. The author of nine books on the topic, Rog's latest book is Toward Ethical Practice. Visit his website at www-distance.syr.edu/ or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard and Sandie conduct many workshops together.
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