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Professional Development Classes and Speaking

“I succeeded in my project much faster than I anticipated because this work helped me focus, make decisions, and ACT!” – Business Class Attendee

Foster Sustained Professional Development

Across the US and indeed around the world, an epidemic loss of confidence has eroded all of our most important institutions: families, schools, churches, businesses, non-profit agencies, and governments.

At the foundation of so much disappointment lies a growing sense of personal vulnerability and despair. The result is a sharply reduced ability to deal with life’s realities and an intense need to rebuild foundations.

Our Institute has responded to this need with products and classes to instill new competence through mastery of five fundamental skills; elevating confidence through action-based learning and evidence gathering; and enabling intelligent, purposeful risk to foster sustained growth.

Do you have the courage it takes, at every level of your organization, to grow? Innovation, creativity and competitive advantage are hallmarks of organizational courage. When you are ready to boost yours, Susan A. Marshall can show you how with the follow two professional development options below.

Professional Development Classes for Business

We’ve taken our popular Confidence Classes that we’ve offered for years to individual participants and redesigned for small corporate groups of 8-20. Our 6-week class challenges participants to engage at a deeper level and apply new learning immediately and consistently. It’s motivational, inspiring, educational and actionable!

At our Institute, we believe that true transformation in professional development takes time in order to:

  • Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally
  • Work through difficult challenges
  • Make new behaviors stick

Why 6 weeks? While day-long corporate retreats or lecture-style events are a great way to kick-start the program, our 6-week action-learning format ensures that each participant truly embarks on a personal and professional transformation.

Speaking Engagements

Whether you have 200 employees, 2,000 or 20,000, we offer a scalable program that can help instill confidence and effective leadership across your organization, on-site or to locations worldwide.

Engage Susan Marshall for your next corporate event or professional development series!

Common reasons people seek out our classes!

  • Intimidation by a co-worker or boss
  • Stuck in a job and uncertain what to do
  • Scared to ask for a raise/promotion
  • Dealing with a workplace bully
  • Disagreeing with direction of company
  • Reformulating leadership team
  • Firing an under performer without putting the company at risk of a lawsuit
  • Developing a suite of leadership skills to be able to respond to a variety of
    challenges
  • Speaking truth to my boss
  • Clarifying roles
  • Taking intelligent, purposeful risk
  • Sharpening critical thinking skill
  • Improving decision-making
  • Building a stellar reputation
  • Embracing risk, leveraging current circumstances to move forward

Contact us today for more information on how to bring greater confidence to your organization and boost professional growth through classes and speaking engagements. Thus helping your team accomplish more! Also see our professional development videos here.