Business and Professional Organizations
Magazine Annual Conference, Miami
Executive Coaching Experiences
The Power of Pause...in Action!
How to lead in a high
speed, high stress world of change, uncertainty and
A packed room of executives,
entrepreneurs, and people in career transition came
together in a fast moving interactive program full
of questions and group learning and laughter. We had
mothers, sisters, colleagues, friends, neighbors,
bosses ask what they could do differently to be
heard and understood in busy times - at work and in
their family life -and not get thrown off track when
we encounter a difficult person or situation. They
learned Power of Pause practices to give people the
benefit of the doubt and keep themselves from
reacting when the unexpected happens in the midst of
their busy day.
Speaker Presents Resilience Techniques
source: Nonprofits First
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – October 7, 2009 – Emmy
award winning author and motivational speaker Nance Guilmartin
presented different communication intelligence tools and
decision-making practices during the October 7 launch of
GoLead Luminaries, an executive Leadership program offered by
Nonprofits FirstŪ of Boynton Beach.
As one of the nation’s top motivational
speakers for a wide variety of groups and industries,
Guilmartin has seen first-hand how making rushed up decisions
in a 24-7 world has cut productivity and darkened the
communications in the workplace.
Guilmartin offered proven methods to make
savvier choices and avoid mistakes when short-on-time,
attention, or temper. She interacted with the
participants of the GoLead Luminaries program by directly
addressing issues related to the challenge of internal and
external communications, including the lost art of listening
that can result in a generally tense, unpleasant work
Speaker for Chartered Financial Analysts Seminar, Chicago
financial leaders with advanced communications tools to
increase their influence and their return on high risk, high
performance conversations during times of uncertainty and
change in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The
Financial Analysts Seminar is one of the most comprehensive
professional development programs for investment professionals
from around the world.
Let’s Make a Better Dealsm Increase Sales and Customer Loyalty
This advanced interactive sales seminar sharpens the skills of current and future rainmakers and their teams. The training gives sales and service professionals new ways to acquire and retain clients in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The program helps a company gain competitive advantage by having skilled employees who can thoughtfully and quickly discern the unspoken needs and wants of clients and then translate that into a better, more profitable deal and client relationship.
Launched Women on the Move®, Florida International University’s new leadership development program for top women executives. Nance developed and co-facilitated this 3.5 day program with FIU Business School Dean, Joyce Elam. For information on the upcoming May or Fall programs please visit: www.womenleaders.fiu.edu.
Speaker: Garden Writers Association of America, New York
presentation to over 500 members of this professional
organization. They explored what it takes in today's busy
world to "cultivate listening" and how to thoughtfully get
beneath the surface of someone's words to truly understand
Work Smarter Togethersm
Florida Board of Governor's Leadership OFFSITE for the Chancellor and senior staff. Developed cost and time effective offsite for 65 executives and staff to help advance their capacity to support one of the nation's fastest growing public university systems in a time of tight budgets. This new format allows for small and large group leadership and skills development, frank exchanges, and priority setting without requiring a retreat (Please see the Retreats link for details on customizing this for your organization)
|Ohio University Leadership Retreat. Leadership design and facilitation for Ohio University Foundation's Executive Board. Working with this organization to help them design and execute strategies to meet their short and long-range goals of national prominence.
PE4LIFE Kids Summit, Washington, DC
especially appreciative of your role in hosting and moderating
our National PE4life Summit we hosted in Washington DC in
2004. You were terrific in enhancing the work of our speakers,
tying the various elements of the event together and
activating the participants to take action. You have a
wonderful ability to listen and understand points of view from
VanLengen - VP Operations, PE4life
Leadership Retreats for Growing Organizations
several retreats for managers and teams, senior
executives of Whole Foods Markets learned how advanced
communication skills can help them manage their
Featured speaker: Client and Donor Appreciation Events
Companies and nonprofit organizations ask Nance to give their clients and donors a memorable experience that enables them to handle whatever life sends their way in today’s times. She spoke at several appreciation events – VIP breakfasts, lunches or dinners - where participants shared their own experiences. They also learned practical communication skills to help them with the potentially awkward or poignant conversations when dealing with professional or family dilemmas, health, wealth, retirement, loss, care giving or simply the changes that affect everyone sooner or later in life today. Participants received copies of Nance’s book as a gift and resource to share with their family.
Health Care Organizations, Patient and Caregiver Groups
National Parkinson Foundation asked Nance to empower their 350
participants with communication tools that would enable
them to apply lessons learned at their annual conference for
young onset patients and caregivers.
Rounds: Texas Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, Dallas
two Healing Conversations presentations you tailored to our
unique specialty hospital and culture really impacted over 100
staff who attended. As we treat chronically ill children, we
are consistently dealing with difficult family, life, and
personal situations. Your inspirational book and words were so
helpful and comforting to so many staff."
Facilitator, Co-designer, Speaker:
Medicine, Self-Care And the Art of Life Well-Practiced,
Society for Humanism in Medicine's 35th annual
conference. Facilitated and co-designed the content and
framework for this week long gathering. Medical professionals
and their families explored how to work and live at a time
when the profession is coping with burnout, stress and change.
Third appearance at this conference.
and Speaker: For 2-year National Educational Outreach Tour
support Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Caregivers.
for over 50 programs reaching several thousand patients and
caregivers in Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, Miami,
Jacksonville, Atlanta, Tampa, Washington, New York, Denver,
St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo, Orlando, Nashville, and other
cities. Serono and Pfizer Pharmaceutical companies sponsored
Grand Rounds and continuing education credit programs
for hospitals around the country including: Baptist Health
South Florida; Covenant Health, Milwaukee; Sylvester Cancer
Center, Miami; Barrow Neurological Center, Phoenix; Froedtert
Medical College, Milwaukee; University of San Francisco; Texas
Scottish Rite Children's Hospital; and Fletcher Allen
Speaker: Three Women's Wellness Days
2500 people have attended healing conversations communications workshops at three Women's Wellness days sponsored by
local hospitals. Baptist Hospital in Miami,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire and the Women's Well
Being Day at Covenant Healthcare in Milwaukee. Audiences asked
great questions and came prepared to learn something they
could use right away with family, friends and coworkers.
wondered what they could have done differently to handle a
tough conversation. Others asked how they could talk with
someone they cared about but had been concerned about saying
the wrong thing.
"You were a hit to
members of the community as one of our keynote
speakers at our annual Women's Health day.
Regardless of the audience, your presentation
positively touched many lives here in South
Vice President - Baptist Health, South Florida
speaker: Schwartz Center Hospital Rounds, Salem Hospital
Nance led an educational presentation with a lay chaplain and hospice nurse
while interacting with medical professionals at Salem
Hospital. These special rounds help caregivers gain insights
into how to consistently apply the principles of caring,
kindness, and compassion in their work - in spite of the
increasingly difficult situations that they or their patients
face in today's hospital environments. Cosponsored by the
Hospice of the North Shore, Massachusetts
inspirational speaker: Women Connected, Wisconsin
100 members of a Wisconsin based philanthropic organization
participated in a keynote presentation about the power of
listening to be a healing tool. Women Connected also sold
books to raise funds to support the efforts of Waukesha
Awareness About Breast Cancer
presentation to launch a special month of educating residents
about ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent breast
cancer. Nance offered audience advanced skills in how to live with a
cancer diagnosis, how to support friends going through cancer
treatments, and how caregivers can acknowledges their own
Week-long series of events: Raising Funds and Cancer Awareness
faculty-in-residence for Harmony Hill, a holistic wellness
center, Nance spent a week (through workshops, community programs,
and special events) raising funds and awareness for their
services. The center provides assistance to those challenged
by life-threatening or chronic disease and serves patients,
family members, and healing professionals.
Speaker: Hospice of the North Shore
The Hospice sponsored an evening on
healing conversations, offering families the opportunity to
learn how to deal
with the inevitably poignant and sensitive topics they face as
loved ones are very sick, living the last days or weeks of
their life, or have died.
recent community tragedy involving the death of a teenager
made the evening especially timely in allowing participants to
seek help in what to say and how to be in the aftermath of a
very public loss.
Speaker: Society for Humanism in Medicine Annual Conferences
keynotes and interactive workshops on communication and
conflict resolution two years in a row. These conferences
offered medical professionals intensive opportunities to
explore difficult issues. AMA certified Nance's programs for
continuing education credits in communication.
Featured Speaker for the
Rotary Club of Miami
a treat for Nance to speak to Rotary Club members and learn
about their community service projects. Members heard how
applying the Healing Conversations principles of listening can
make a difference in business and in community service. Nance
has spoken to several Rotary clubs in other cities and
welcomes the opportunity to support their work.
Guest speaker for the Yale
Marquand Chapel 'guest
sermon' on The Sacred Art of Listening. Nance
was asked to provide both a sermon and a workshop to
contribute new insights for seminary graduate students into
how to have healing conversations and open minded discourse,
especially at times when congregants or peers disagree on
Wealth Management and Charitable Giving Seminar
Speaker and moderator. Co-sponsored by AACR, the world's leading cancer research and education organization, and by Brown Brothers, this seminar will help estate planners and wealth managers better understand the research legacy opportunities available in collaborating with the American Association of Cancer Research.
Tufts University: College Course on Powerful Conversations
The Art of Conversation: Listen and Be Heard in Today's World. Nance developed and taught a semester course for Tufts University students to strengthen their awareness of what blocks their (and others') ability to communicate. They also learned how to engage in civil discourse by learning how to create a listening for their speaking by first cultivating a capacity to truly understand what someone else said and meant.
Boston's historic Trinity Church at Copley Plaza, Boston
Guest interactive lecturer on the sacred art of listening as part of the church's focus on what they call ‘Holy Listening' followed by a book signing for Healing Conversations
Lecture Speaker: Community Synagogue
Adat Shalom Synagogue in Detroit
asked Nance to deliver the 2nd annual I Dr. Fred
Benderoff Memorial Healing Lecture. The evening was an
opportunity to raise the "consciousness of spiritual
healing and strength in combating illness and difficult
times." More than 200 attended the interactive learning
session on the healing power of listening in action and why
it's important to have seemingly awkward conversations with
those you care for.before it's too late. Note: Other
synagogues have asked Nance to provide workshops on difficult
conversations, listening skills and lay counseling insights.
Church Gathers for an Evening
of Fellowship and Healing Conversations
Over 100 members of Skillman Church of Christ in Dallas came
out on a freezing cold night to actively participate in
learning how to support one another when faced with a personal
or family crisis. What to say in awkward moments and how to be
with another's pain were among the topics covered. Note:
Several church book clubs and women's fellowship groups have
asked Nance to lead them in exploring how to provide or ask for
support during difficult times.
Guest speaker for Residents in Assisted Living Communities
Alexian Village in Milwaukee and Firlane in Union, WA peppered
Nance with questions about dealing with their grandchildren
and their children's dilemmas such as when a son-in-law
loses his job or a child is diagnosed with an illness. They
also wanted better ways to respond when a fellow resident has
a loss or endures chronic pain. They shared stories of what
they wished people had said to them during difficult times in
their lives, especially when coping with losing a spouse,
their need for independence and feeling valued.