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Colleen’s Demo Dealing with Difficult People Seminar

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

What if you could know what your boss is thinking? Their top concerns, worries, professional likes and dislikes? Who they want to hire, promote, or fire and why? And what if you’re a student about to enter the workforce, or already in it? As an author, award-winning speaker, and workplace expert, Colleen Kettenhofen has delivered more than 1,100 entertaining programs in 48 states and five countries. She has interviewed over 200 managers and a handful of top executives and CEOs to find out job-critical secrets about employees that bosses don’t share easily. Many revealed details of what they expect and, more importantly, don’t expect from their employees. Armed with this insight–whether you’re in the workforce, or a student, or both,–you’ll be better prepared to communicate successfully with others. Maybe you’ll receive more recognition–or even a raise!

*Please note: this demo video is simply an illustration or “audition” of Colleen’s keynotes, breakout sessions, and seminars on leadership, managing people, dealing with difficult people, and improving communication and morale.

Thanksgiving Gratitude, Become More Peaceful

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

 Thanksgiving Gratitude, Become More Peaceful   

     In conducting research for my book, “Secrets Your Boss Isn’t Telling You,” many managers and supervisors mentioned the importance of living a balanced life, believing in yourself, and acting with integrity. As a result, chapter 13 is titled “Excellence in Action–6 Principles for Practicing Authenticity, Integrity, and Belief in Yourself.”

     One of the tips I share in that section is to be more contemplative. Spend time just “being.” And make a habit of being grateful. This certainly applies to Thanksgiving gratitude. For example, try getting up a little earlier in the morning, and spend at least 10 minutes in prayer, meditation, or silence. Read inspirational or motivational literature. As you focus on being more peaceful, you’ll become more peaceful. Try an experiment: first thing out of bed, get on your knees and be grateful. Then, write down five things you are thankful for that day. I do this almost every morning of my life. I am thankful for the beauty of the day.

     Gratitude reveals the good in lessons from our past, helps us live for today, and creates positive expectancy for tomorrow. Practice being grateful and you’ll become grateful.

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Harold Kushner 

CREDENTIALS: Colleen Kettenhofen has interviewed more than 200 managers and a handful of top executives and CEOs. She is an international workplace and employee management expert, award-winning corporate trainer, and conference keynote speaker. A media veteran, she has appeared on numerous radio shows around the country and has written more than 40 popular articles on diverse workplace issues. Colleen has delivered more than 1,100 entertaining programs in 48 states and five countries. She is the author of 10 published audio programs and two books including SECRETS YOUR BOSS ISN’T TELLING YOU.

Colleen Kettenhofen is available for keynotes, breakout sessions, and seminars by calling (623)340-7690.




Interview with Bo Hudson from CBS Radio

Monday, August 29th, 2011
Host: Bo Hudson
Interview Date: July 27, 2011
Topics: How to Get a Great Job, What Employers Look for on Interviews, Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations, How to Keep Your Job, Effective Leadership

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