Case Studies

Brian Lassiter and the team at Performance Excellence Network know a little about Stress management

PEN held a Stress Management and Resilience Retreat offering this time needed topic. I was honored to present a 3 hour workshop on Self-Care in a New Season – for Business and for Life.

Given today’s stressors, we all need to take care of ourselves and our teams and find ways to promote wellness in mind, heart, and health.  Together we explored three key concepts that reduce stress, promote wellness and resilience:

  • Setting Goals-Honoring Priorities – As Steve Jobs has said “Passion fuels the rocket, but vision – a big dream – points the rocket to its ultimate destination. Dream Bigger!” We explored the power of setting – and remaining focused – on priorities and the impact it has to keep us grounded, focused, and resilient.
  • Say no to excuses and live with purpose – We shared what best fuels your body and how to put the fun in activity.

Mindset effects everything – What you think, you will become. We explored the power of purpose, sharing how we all can become more mindful as leaders and individuals.

Ambassadors For Business Keep Leadership Strong Through Example

It was my pleasure to be the Keynote Speaker presenting Creating Powerful Mindset & Habits for Powerful Times in a New Season of Life & Business at the Anoka AFB Thrive! in Anoka, MN and Austin, TX AFB Thrive! meeting Thursday, August 27th at 7:00-8:30 a.m. Central. Discussion was around what you think = what you become and choosing to be a strong leader by standing up to fear. Identifying how to grow through fear and lead by changing the narrative, signs of great leadership. Thank you Bob Wilbanks for honor.

Team Women Series, Self-Care and the Sandwich Generation

Are you wondering how, when, where and if you can find time for yourself during this new time of life? The Team Women attendees at the first zoom series on Self-Care and the Sandwich Generation sure did. In this time of raising children and looking into the future of aging parents we got together to discuss burnout, guilt, long days and a new timeline that seems may never end.

Together we looked at setting boundaries emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so we don’t put too much in one cup and leave another one drained. Topics covered were getting finances out in the open, including other family members to pitch in by being specific with requests and planning and holding difficult conversations. We gave ourselves permission to schedule a “time for me” moment at the end of a hard week or after a difficult discussion. You cannot be your best you if you do not remember to take good care of you and the first step to doing that is giving yourself permission to schedule you in.

We ended with an exercise to identify traps, triggers and where to locate the help needed and desired. A community has been created and we have 5 more sessions in the 6 part series. Thank you to Katy Burke and Team Women for identifying a need of your members and bringing me in to facilitate a discussion. If you would like to join in please contact Katy Burke with Team Women. 

CRASH + SUES Partnered with AFB and Brought Wellness to Work!

Big shout out and Thank You to President Heidi Habben for inviting me and the topic of wellness into the office. The objectives of the presentation were: Create Self Care Routines, Discover Methods to Relieve Stress, and Invest in Wellness in the Workplace. Inspirational and mindful techniques were shared and discussed surrounding all aspects of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health in the 40 minute time of wellness awareness. One attendee commented: It was a good reminder of how to take care of my personal self, it is as important as my business and spiritual self. ~Andrew

I was honored to have the privilege of speaking to this amazing group. Taking good care of you is key to your success in life and in business. CRASH + SUES and the attendees believe it, join in the season of wellness!

SPSWA is Eyes Wide Open on Sleep Disruptors

I want to thank SPSWA, St. Paul Senior Workers Association, for asking me to present the Sleep Disruptors CEU at Gable Pines in Vadnais Heights. Gable Pines offered a comfortable setting for the membership and guests as we set out three objectives: List 3 Ways to Set Boundaries, Identify Eating/Activity Best Habits, and Identify Methods to Relieve Stress. There were tips to share with seniors to help them gain some zzz’s as well as takeaways and tips for better sleep for the attendees. Thank you to Barb Hemberger and Annalisha Perez, Past and Current Presidents of SPSWA for the invitation to present and Deb Waterbury for hosting at Gable Pines.

Move That Body, Part of the Corporate Wellness Series at Cadence Chiropractic

A Keynote on tips to “move that body” was offered to attendees at the latest wellness series offered by Cadence Chiropractic. Owner and chiropractor Amanda Haeg brought current and future clients together to learn ways to change small habits for maximum results. We discussed the health benefits to moving more: it keeps you young, helps prevent heart attacks, can reduce infections, ease asthma, control blood sugar, combat stress and more.

We identified excuses and how to just say no to them. We discovered activities and exercises that fit you NOW and how to increase it when the time is right, we are all different. When and how to refuel was a lively discussion as we eased into how to keep our bodies safe with stretching and posture.

Gurstel Law Firm Completes 12 Weeks to Wellness Series!

Gurstel Law Firm graciously provided each of the series attendees with a copy of Terri’s health and wellness plannerBecome the Change: Embrace Small Changes for Maximum Results. The Gurstel team identified one small change they wanted to work on and made a note of that in their planner.

Part 1 of the series concentrated on Nutrition. Healthy food often feeds the eye prior to feeding the body (be aware that there are always exceptions). We uncovered key facts on food packaging, daily nutrient values, and saturated versus unsaturated fats.

Part 2 of the series concentrated on Emotional & Mental Wellness. We worked on a breathing technique that is useful for stress relief, relaxation, and focus, then moved forward with ways to clear clutter from their lives and stress release techniques and strategies. The team learned the value of supporting and leading others without enabling or controlling them, and leadership mindset.

Part 3 of the series concentrated Physical Wellness. The Gurstel team discussed how being active has a big impact on health, and can lower the risk of many health complications. Stretching is an important part of being active and sleep is another big part of health and wellness. We discussed the health benefits of getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

To read the entire story see the blog post: Bring a 12 Weeks to Wellness Series to Your Office for the Maximum Experience

Crown Of Glory Lutheran Church of Chaska now knows all the Habits to build a Healthier Lifestyle

It was a packed house in the Lutheran Church in Chaska. What a beautiful group of men and women on a glorious day who openly shared tips on how to stay active and make healthy eating choices. Together we covered techniques on how to handle stress and create a back-up plan for ready techniques and answers on how to get ourselves out of that mindset. One of the tools shared was the “zip your bag shut” concept on not letting others put their baggage in your bag.

Watch our Facebook Live video from the event.

Downtown Chaska Farmers Market is perfect for Living Well

Bringing the presentation, One Small Change for Maximum Results, outside to the vendors and customers on a beautiful summer day was picture perfect. The audience was inspired by the bounty available and engaged in what changes they would add to live healthier with the new produce as a starting point. The conversation was lively as we talked about bringing out that inner child to make being active more play than work. Thank you Autumn Kaye and the community of Chaska for your insight to wellness, the farmers market and uniting the two!

Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference are all Teed Up on Small Changes for Maximum Results

It was my pleasure speaking to the Women in Agriculture who came from all over Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas to find ways to grow, share, learn and support each other in the Ag industry. In our session we covered how making one small change at a time could lead to the new habits building a healthier lifestyle. We shared our new plans to set boundaries, remember to take care of ourselves and techniques to relieve stress. We supported each other as we discussed how to draw a line in the sand, things we can do differently, increase our activity mindset and coming up with a back up plan for stress. It was a snow storm outside but inside we were stress free and taking care of our us.

Having Trouble With Your Sleep Cycle? Monarch Healthcare is Getting Some ZZZ’s!

Thank you Monarch Healthcare Management for calling attention to the sleep problem so many of us deal with and asking for tips.  Great participation from Monarch, Roseville Area Senior Program, City of Little Canada Parks and Recreation, and Lyngblomsten Care Center as we identified top sleep disruptors and how we can take control. We talked about setting boundaries, discussed eating and activity patterns, handling stress management and together we wrote down solutions. It became clear what we need to do to make small changes in our habits to get back our sleep. Everyone left with several ideas to begin claiming back their ZZZ’s immediately.  

Retention in the Corporate Workplace Workshop at PEK Accounting Consulting

Managers and business owners took time to learn tips on retaining employees through a wellness program. It takes time and energy to hire and and train talent, now we need to keep them by using proper tools and techniques to help them feel like family in the workplace. What keeps your employees loyal and how can you make that happen? Topics covered: what makes your company stand out and how can you keep your employees engaged, healthy and part of the success of overall growth. Call and book a workshop today. 612-308-0801. Thank you Paul and PEK Accounting for hosting this event. 

Village Shores Senior Campus Rocks Healthy Habits

It was my pleasure to be the keynote speaker for the residents of Village Shores Senior Living during Active Aging Week.

Topics discussed were how to include others in daily routines, remembering the importance of gratitude and praise, the importance of recording the intake of food, water and moving that body. We discussed ways to adapt our favorite activities of childhood into what we are capable of now and enjoy how those memories made us feel. Friendly competition is in at any age and motivates us to continue to be our best and enjoy the process. It just goes to prove you are never too old to live your best life now!

Thank you Elizabeth Rose, Village Shores Senior Living and Silvercrest Communities for letting me spend time with your family in Richfield.

York Gardens Knows Where it’s at When Choosing Healthy Habits!

York Gardens packed the room to hear the presentation on “A Healthier You is Only a Habit Away”. Their enthusiasm for the topic was obvious and the questions and participation really lead to some connecting points and Ah Ha moments. It is always a pleasure engaging our active aging community to live their best life every day.

You are never too old to “move that body” and try new things each and every day. How you live is up to you! What an amazing audience who have committed to living their best life now. So unwrap the possibilities like the residents of York Gardens and continue to shine.

Thank you to Erin Renslow, York Gardens and Ebenezer Senior Communities for having me as your keynote speaker during Senior Wellness Month. #YorkGardensSeniorLiving #EbenezerSeniorLiving