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What is Smart, Savvy Change?

Being a smart leader has little to do with education or degrees and more to do with having a quick-witted intelligence, It’s the ability to see beyond the facts by using intuition and perception.  Likewise, someone who is savvy has common sense and good judgment and also is an expert in a particular area. When you combine Smart & Savvy to make the necessary changes in your professional and personal life, you’ll find yourself on an incredible journey toward growing stronger. Let Beth provide you with an insightful, data-driven view of yourself and others in order to help you take calculated risks and make Smart, Savvy Change.   Let’s get started! 
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Work with Beth

Speaking

As a speaker, Beth brings an infectious and inspiring energy everywhere she goes. Always approachable and entertaining, she has an engaging, tell-it-like-it-is attitude that is refreshing and connects with a wide variety of audiences. The feedback she receives, across the board, is that people leave her speaking engagements feeling equipped, empowered, and encouraged to move forward and achieve great things.  She offers practical takeaways for Smart, Savvy Change that can easily be used in both professional and everyday life.  Choose from the list of speaking topics below or contact our team to request something specific.

All presentations can be tailored from 60 minutes to full day workshops.

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CHART YOUR COURSE: FINDING GREATER FULFILLMENT & HAPPINESS AT WORK

Do you love your job? Are you excited to get up and go to work on Monday? Far too many people are casting about in confusion for what would make them more successful and happier at work. That’s not good for individuals, managers, or organizations. Those who know what motivates them have found deeper meaning in their careers, find their days much more energizing and satisfying, and count their employment as one of their greatest sources of joy and pride. Through her personal story of job sculpting and career transition, Beth will inspire you to do more of what you love and less of what frustrates you.

 

DEFINE AND DESIGN YOUR CAREER

Dreaming of a new career or life path? We all do. But most of us lack a structured way to reinvent ourselves, even as changing workplace business models make professional and personal life more challenging than ever. During this workshop, Beth will share the process she used to define and design her own career optimizing all the resources at her disposal. She will give you nine steps to replace career uncertainty with career confidence using Business Model YOU.

All presentations can be tailored from 60 minutes to full day workshops.

Communications

SPEAK UP WITH CONFIDENCE: OPEN THE DOOR TO DIALOGUE

Do you wish you could speak up with confidence and hold difficult conversations in a non-threatening way? In this presentation participants will learn Crucial Conversation skills that will invite others to share their perspective in a positive way that leads to open dialogue and improved relationships and respect, and outcomes. Influential people use these communication skills to make smart decisions based on facts not feelings, resulting in increased cooperation and commitment. Participants will learn 5 simple steps to speak candidly with kindness.

 

LISTEN UP! THE GOLDEN KEY TO ALL EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Would you like to have the golden key that unlocks and secures every relationship? We spend 80 percent of our waking hours communicating, and 45 percent of that time listening. While listening is a large part of our daily routine, research also confirms that most individuals are inept listeners. Yet, listening is the key to all effective communication. Participants will learn and practice 6 easy to remember listening skills that will make them GREAT leaders.

 

POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS

Does being asked to make a presentation send you into a tizzy? For many people it does. The good news is, you don’t have to remain paralyzed by fear of public speaking. Many people are curious about Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization that helps individuals become better communicators and consequently more effective leaders. During this session, Distinguished Toastmaster, Beth Rudy, will inspire you to wipe those sweaty palms, join Toastmasters, and learn to communicate with confidence. Confident communicators propel their careers forward, build stronger relationships and healthier teams, facilitate innovation by persuading people to adopt their ideas, improve employee morale, increase trust, and gain commitment, and ultimately get more of what they want out of life.

“As a result of Beth’s dynamic presentation and testimony, I joined a Toastmasters Club. I am very excited about my path and the many things I anticipate learning while a member of this wonderful organization.”

-Rhonda, Talent Analyst

Leadership

BUILDING TRUST: UNLOCK RELATIONSHIPS & DRIVE RESULTS

Did you know that most people do not trust their leaders and those they work with? Because of widespread hidden agendas and extensive political maneuvering in an ever-changing global economy, most people do not intrinsically trust themselves, others, or the organization they work for.  Is it possible to break through this barrier and become a trustworthy, high-performing leader? Yes, it is possible! Using personal illustrations and principles from the New York Times bestselling book Speed of Trust Beth will teach you how to become a stronger leader who’s committed to Smart, Savvy Change.

Life

CHART YOUR COURSE: FINDING GREATER FULFILLMENT & HAPPINESS AT WORK

Do you love your job? Are you excited to get up and go to work on Monday? Far too many people are casting about in confusion for what would make them more successful and happier at work. That’s not good for individuals, managers, or organizations. Those who know what motivates them have found deeper meaning in their careers, find their days much more energizing and satisfying, and count their employment as one of their greatest sources of joy and pride. Through her personal story of job sculpting and career transition, Beth will inspire you to do more of what you love and less of what frustrates you.

 

DEFINE AND DESIGN YOUR CAREER

Dreaming of a new career or life path? We all do. But most of us lack a structured way to reinvent ourselves, even as changing workplace business models make professional and personal life more challenging than ever. During this workshop, Beth will share the process she used to define and design her own career optimizing all the resources at her disposal. She will give you nine steps to replace career uncertainty with career confidence using Business Model YOU.

All presentations can be tailored from 60 minutes to full day workshops.

Beth had the entire room captivated. She was phenomenal! I was in awe of her ability to command a room and get people on board with ideas, even when those people were initially on different pages. No matter how someone feels when they come around Beth, they always leave with a smile.”

Reba, PhD, HR Consultant, Professor

Training

Beth is an expert in providing organizations with training that develops individuals, teams, and leaders resulting in increased productivity and profits. Through her certifications in The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team; Everything DISC; and What Motivates Me, Beth uses her 20 years of experience to strategically guide key decision makers to a greater level of trust and growth. She has worked with some of the largest school districts, universities, corporations, and government agencies in the United States. Beth is registered to do business with the federal government through System for Award Management (sam.gov).  Using her cheerful and persuasive personality, Beth motivates others to make Smart, Savvy Change.  Explore your training opportunities: 

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This program is based on the book What Motivates Me, by bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Participants will be introduced to the breakthrough Motivator Assessment, which will tell them scientifically what motivates them at work.

Whether you are just starting out in your work life or you are a mid-career professional, the fun and highly experiential What Motivates Me program is intended to help individuals develop the knowledge and skills they need to Discover, Sculpt, and Empower their career. This engaging, informative experience will help leaders empower themselves and their people to achieve greater success. Life is short. Love Your Work. Learn More

4 hour class for individuals – 8 hour class for leaders

The Five Behavoirs of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is  the result of the partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author of The Five Behaviors of a Dysfunctional Team, Patrick Lencioni. Together, they have created a team program with a simple goal – to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.

With The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, individuals gain insight about their team’s strengths and challenges and discover how effective communication and objective feedback transforms team culture. Powered by Everything DiSC, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC style – D: Dominance, i: Influence, S:Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness – and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

This program is designed for intact teams and can take from 1 – 3 days, with optional coaching and/or consulting.

Everything DiSC

Have you ever wondered why some people just don’t get you? Or ever thought “I cannot even begin to know what my boss needs—even when I ask her, I still don’t know.”

Most of us have felt that way at one time or another! The good news is there’s a simple tool designed to help you understand yourself AND other people too. Everything DiSC® helps you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles.

During this 4 – 6 hour workshop, we’ll teach you how to communicate with people who work and think differently than you. Better employee communication means efficiency on both individual and company levels. 

Also available: Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict, Everything DiSC Management, Everything DiSC Sales

What Motivates Me

This program is based on the book What Motivates Me, by bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Participants will be introduced to the breakthrough Motivator Assessment, which will tell them scientifically what motivates them at work.

Whether you are just starting out in your work life or you are a mid-career professional, the fun and highly experiential What Motivates Me program is intended to help individuals develop the knowledge and skills they need to Discover, Sculpt, and Empower their career. This engaging, informative experience will help leaders empower themselves and their people to achieve greater success. Life is short. Love Your Work. 

4 hour class for individuals – 8 hour class for leaders

Beth has been fantastic facilitating our Executive Leadership Team through some fairly tough conversations. We have seen positive changes since they are more aware of each other’s communication styles and growing in their ability to collaborate on solutions. With Beth’s help, we are making a great team even better.”

-Deb, Finance and HR Manager, Printing Industry

Coaching

As a coach, Beth is a co-creator, facilitator and thinking partner who helps you develop, apprise, and crystalize ideas. An unconditional supporter, she deals with real-time life issues without judgment. She’s empathetic and sympathetic; yet, does not join in the emotional roller coaster of your journey. Instead, she is a steady accomplice who provides consistent, regular, focused dialogue with a sprinkling of gentle challenge to inspire you to reach higher and unleash your full potential. She is a sounding board when you need a listening ear, and the holder of the mirror when you find it difficult to see clearly. Whether your goal is to create an awesome business plan, a more purpose-driven life, or a higher functioning team, Beth has an innate ability to see possibility, gain clarity, and champion you through Smart, Savvy Change. Most of all she is absolutely focused on you and your desired outcomes.

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Team Dynamics

Employee Engagement

Change Management

Fee for services start are based on hours. Package pricing available.

Individual Coaching

Individual coaching is for anyone who is ready to create Smart, Savvy Change personally or professionally regardless of their position or role in an organization.

You are the hero on this incredible, sometimes frightening story of transformation. Beth is your guide to a brighter more brilliant future. She helps you expand your horizon, makes it possible for you to stretch yourself mentally, and encourages you to step beyond your comfort zone. She sees possibility where others may not and believes in you when you don’t believe in yourself.  

To overcome obstacles, Beth provides you with an insightful, data-driven view of your personality, strengths, and passions that illuminates your opportunities and challenges. She addresses the roles you function in, the culture of your organization, and your future aspirations. Informed by this comprehensive picture of who you are, she works alongside of you to develop the best steps to propel you toward your personal aspirations and peak performance goals.

Beth’s areas of expertise include:

Unleashing Potential –  Beth conducts targeted assessments and uses her unique methodology to help you understand your resources and create proven strategies to maximize them.

Rediscovering Purpose –  Beth partners with you to identify your underlying sense of purpose and core values to guide you on your journey toward a brighter more brilliant future.

Transition Acceleration – Beth encourages you as you assimilate into new surroundings with unfamiliar people and processes so that you thrive in your new role.

Performance Enhancement – Beth strengthens your performance within an existing role by helping you leverage your talents, skills, and abilities and develop areas of improvement.

Beth knows this territory well. Multiple times, she has made Smart, Savvy Change that has unleashed her potential and moved her toward pursuing her dreams. Every time, she has landed on her feet in a better place.  She’s not only survived but thrived through three mergers and acquisitions. She’s been a consistently high-performer at some of the world’s largest companies. Beth not only knows her purpose in life, she takes calculated risks and lives a life she loves. No one understands the fears and risks of Smart, Savvy Change more than Beth.

Contact our team to schedule a 30-minute complimentary call to discuss your needs.

Team Coaching

To be on a winning team, you must consciously create a winning team – one that maximizes the value of each member’s contributions. Most organizations know what they want their teams to achieve, but many need help designing Smart Savvy Change to best achieve those goals.

Beth is a co-creator, facilitator and thinking partner who helps you assess, develop, and implement change that boosts confidence, increases engagement, and improves performance. It’s all about the people – optimizing your most valuable assets – your human resources. Beth comes alongside of you to create a personalized strategy to help your team go further than they could ever go on their own. She champions you through Smart, Savvy Change that leads to more cohesive teams; and, let’s face it, more cohesive teams make it more enjoyable to go to work. Some of her areas of team coaching include:

New Team Startup –Beth helps new teams establish a charter, clarify roles and build relationships to accelerate your team’s “time to peak performance”.

New Leader Assimilation – Beth helps new leaders assimilate to their new team, easing the transition for both the team and the leader, and accelerating the learning curve. Understanding team dynamics and efficacy saves your team time, and the organization money.

Team Alignment –Beth helps team members adapt their strengths to new roles, processes and goals enabling you to focus and thrive through restructuring and acquisition.

Building Healthy Relationships –Beth offers processes designed to build interpersonal trust, teach productive conflict strategies, and improve team communication. Through a series of fun, high-energy activities, Beth helps your team fully understand the capabilities and work style preferences of each individual team member resulting in healthier working relationships.

Role Delineation and Responsibility –Beth helps teams define individual roles and responsibility. Clarity minimizes misunderstandings and frustration, and eliminates confusion resulting in a higher functioning more cohesive team that’s working toward collective results.

Because Beth has spent more than 20 years working on and with high performing teams at some the world’s largest companies, she is equipped to coach your team. Change is inevitable; yet, most people resist it. That’s not good for the health of the individual or the organization. Beth makes change less painful with her cheerful and persuasive personality. Beth understands the importance of Smart, Savvy Change because she has lived through it.

Contact our team  to schedule a 30-minute complimentary call to discuss your team’s needs.

Executive Coaching

As an Executive Coach, Beth enhances your leadership capacity, facilitating a higher level of performance for you, your team and your organization, through Smart Savvy Change. By encouraging you to develop greater emotional intelligence, cultivate resilience and hone your interpersonal skills, Beth helps you lead with greater impact and influence — and keep stress at bay.

With today’s businesses moving at a faster pace than ever before — often with fewer resources — disruptions, distractions and exhaustion are the norm. An unconditional supporter, Beth helps you deal with real-time issues without judgment. She is a steady accomplice who provides consistent, regular, focused dialogue challenging you to achieve measurable results and positive, sustainable change — not only for yourself, but also for your team and entire organization.

Beth is a sounding board when you need a listening ear. She helps you illuminate blind spots, plan your approach to overcome obstacles, and navigate the path forward. Beth has an innate ability to see possibility, gain clarity, and champion you through Smart, Savvy Change. Most of all she is absolutely focused on you and your desired outcomes.

For more than twenty years Beth has worked specifically with senior leaders in some of the world’s largest organizations where there is an expectation for the coach to feel as comfortable exploring business-related topics as personal development topics to reduce stress, enhance performance, and augment work-life balance.

Contact our team  to schedule a 30-minute complimentary call to discuss your team’s needs.

Beth is a positive force this world desperately needs.

– Frank, PhD, HR Executive and Professor

Consulting

Having worked in the survey research business for more than twelve years, Beth will help you mine data to implement Smart, Savvy Change. Using her friendly demeanor, she has proven success conducting one-on-one employee interviews to gather additional insights that organizations need to grow. Beth gleans information from your people that they probably wouldn’t tell you, and presents it to you in a way that protects them. Additionally, she has experience administering Culture Vitality and Employee Engagement Surveys that help you develop baselines and measure success.

Beth was able to pull together themes that came from the staff interviews. She helped us to identify pain points and where improvements can be made.

– Kevin, Executive Director, Government Agency

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