Kathy Gruver

Kathy Gruver | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Kathy Gruver | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Motivational Powerhouse, Author, Stress And Communication Expert
Santa Barbara
Master stress management and communication for peak performance with Dr Kathy Gruver, speaker, stress and communication expert, and award-winning author.

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Just Be Yourself But Who The Hell Is That?
Using ego states for optimal performance.

It’s pretty obvious to most of us that we have different aspects of our personalities that come out in different situations. We are different around our parents than we are our bosses. We have a different attitude and persona when dealing with children than we do dealing with our coworkers, or hopefully we do. What if we can examine these different states, get to know them and call them at will to help us achieve more and optimize our time and performance?

Using ego state theory we can identify the working aspects of our personality, name them and learn how to bring forward our best self for the situation at hand. Practical, easy and effective techniques to help you be the best you you can be.

-Learn what ego states are and how they are formed.
-Discover your ego states and how to map them for optimal execution.
-Gain practical knowledge of techniques that will bring different states in to the executive to handle the task at hand.
-Explore anchoring techniques to guarantee the right aspect for the job is available to you.
-Learn to negotiate with states in conflict (i.e. one wants to rest the other wants to plug away at work).
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Conquer Your Stress: Go From Worrier To Warrior
It's estimated that stress is responsible for 60-90% of doctors visits and one million workers miss work each day because of stress, costing companies $602 per employee per year, according to the American Institute of Stress. It is imperative that we recognize that stress is not the problem - it's our reaction to our stress and we can learn to control it.

Acquire cutting edge self-care techniques - affirmations, visualization,
breathwork, mindfulness and mini-meditations - that you and your staff can do for better health. Master a mini meditation that anyone can do anytime. Learn how we can use visualization to improve our leadership and work performance outcomes. Additionally you’ll explore how our
words and thoughts can make a difference in our daily lives. Also covered will be how we can incorporate all of our senses in daily mindfulness to decrease the stress response and gain control over our reactions, bringing us to greater peace and productivity.

Attendees will walk away with an increased sense of control over stress, and practical tools that can be immediately put to use in their everyday lives.  

-Recognize the emotional, physical and behavioral signs of stress.
-Examine current research on meditation, positive self-talk and visualization and how it can be incorporated into your workday.
-Learn a simple technique, known as a mini-meditation, to stop the stress response in its tracks.
-Understand how you can use your daydreams to boost immune function and increase relaxation.
-Discover how to incorporate mindfulness into your day even if you think you don’t have time.
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Say What?! How To Communicate Anything To Anyone
Communication is key. But what happens when the people communicating are speaking different languages? Learn what type of communicator you are and how to reach across that divide to influence others who communicate in a different way. A combination of communication skills, NLP, improvisation and psychology will imbue the audience with new skills and understanding to make sure their message is heard, effective and productive. Whether between coworkers, team members, bosses or in front of an audience, this workshop will up your game and allow you to accomplish more with less misunderstanding and confusion.

This program is for anyone that wants to learn more about communication style, conscious communication, thinking on their feet, direct and inferred communication and how to get what you want with different personality types.

-Participants will learn the different types and styles of communication.
-How to approach people using their language to get their message heard and their objectives met.
-Quick ways to think on their feet.
-Learn how to bring out the inner extrovert or tone down energy to not frighten the introverts away.
-NLP (neuro linguistic programming) skills for communication.
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Overcoming Resistance To Change
No one likes change, but it is an inevitable part of life. Explore the seven most common reasons that we are resistant to change. Some of these are completely subconscious and others we are well aware of. Learn the hidden reasons that we want to stay unchanged and ways we can shift
to a growth mindset and be more open and willing for those inevitable changes in life. This interactive presentation offers usable solutions to get your psyche ready to accept those changes in your life. Perhaps you'll even start to instigate changes that were previously shy-ed away from. Fun, educational and always thought provoking!

-Review and learn the 7 most common things that keep us resistant to change.
-Master practical, customizable techniques that can help expand mindset and minimize common resistance.
-Discover which is your most common block and which techniques will work best to help you eliminate your fears and resistance.
-Explore exercises to empower you to embrace change and even seek out ways to accelerate it.
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Kathy Gruver | Speaker Biography

Kathy is a stress and communication expert on a mission to bring audiences from around the globe techniques for reducing stress through her passionate storytelling. As an award-winning author, professional speaker, and coach with over 30 years of experience in mind/body medicine and human behavior, Kathy has delivered two TEDx talks, written eight books, and developed a stress reduction program for the US military.

Kathy also specializes in mindset, positivity, and ego state optimization in her talks, where she creates space for both learning and laughter. With a PhD in natural health and time spent studying at the renowned Benson Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard, each of Kathy's science-backed talks is filled with long-lasting and tangible impact.

Kathy's impressive client list includes Raytheon, Merck, Southland Industries, the American Heart Association, and the USPS, just to name a few. If your team could use a PepTalk that will relieve stress and help them soar, book some time with Kathy and prepare to go from worrier to warrior.

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