April 2018 – Julie Facilitates the “Certificate in Supervision & Management” at Normandale

Register for one, some or all four of the series workshops. Attending all four earns you a discount on your registration, a Certificate of Completion, and the confidence to be the leader you want to be!

All sessions held at Normandale Community College, Room P1840, 8:30-12:30.

  • April 5 – Making the Transition to Leadership
  • April 12 – Coaching Performance
  • April 19 – Managing Performance Problems
  • April 26 – Developing Your Leadership Style

Click here for more information and to register.

For more great learning, check out these additional workshops, also facilitated by Julie:

  • May 3 – Leading Through Change (for Leaders)
  • May 3 – Navigating Change (for all employees)
  • May 17 – Leading Without Authority
  • May 10 – Facilitation Skills for the Occasional Trainer

Click here for more information and to register.


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ATD-GTC Coaching SIG 1/18: Quiet Leadership by Cindy Edwards

Much gratitude for Cindy’s willingness to share with us her passion, wisdom and learning as she journeys toward certification in Neuroleadership Coaching.  Below, you’ll find a link to the hand-out/resources she used in the session.

Quiet Leadership CEdwards

Darlene Roy-Johnson, one of our SIG regulars, gathered the decision-making questions David Rock shared in the Quiet Leadership book. Click to download: Quiet Leadership Making a Decision

Don’t forget to join us for our meetings through May.  Click for the schedule and session descriptions: Coaching SIG Feb_May 2018 Calendar

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May 2017 – Julie is a Featured Speaker at LAHRA Leadership Conference

On May 23, Julie will present “Winning With Strengths” at the Lakes Area Human Resources Association Leadership Conference at Cragun’s in Brainerd, MN.

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March 2017 – Julie is Certified as a Strengths Strategy Coach

After a year-long program including 30+ weeks of training, mentor and supervised coaching and over 50 hours of practicing with clients, Julie passed her oral exam and coaching session to receive her certification as a Strengths Strategy coach.

By applying the Strengths Strategy methodology, she can help clients not only learn their Top 5 or all 34 of their talents but also take them light years farther in their strengths development. She will work interdependently with clients so they learn HOW to apply their potential to get the results they desire; to make a positive difference in their performance, satisfaction and service to others and their organization.

From the Strengths Strategy website:

Strengths Strategy will take you through a structured, analytical, measurable, and replicable process which:
—- Changes how individuals interact with each other, and build relationships
—- Creates the fastest path to sustainable, high performance
—- Drives bottom-line business results by increasing customer loyalty.
Our methodologies are founded on a philosophy of data science – driven by 25 years of research, and have been proven by over 5,000 individuals in 28 countries – and our approach contributes to success, leading to statistically significant results.


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Fall, 2016 – Julie Facilitates Normandale’s Certificate in Supervision & Management Program

When an individual contributor is promoted to supervisor, the transition can be a difficult one. This certificate will provide the new supervisor with the foundational skills needed for the job. Register for this certificate for $400 (a savings of $100) for all four classes or take only the ones most appropriate for you!

All workshops held at Normandale Community College, 8:30am-12:30pm.

October 20, 2016 – Making the Transition to Leadership

October 27, 2016 – Coaching for Performance

November 3, 2016 – Managing Performance Problems

November 10, 2016 – Developing Your Leadership Style

Click here to register!

Register for the following workshop to add to your supervisory toolkit:

November 15, 2016 – Leading Through Change

Click here to register!

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Julie Facilitates “Assess Training Needs” at UMN March 16-17, 2016

“Assess Training Needs” is part of the Professional Train-the-Trainer Certificate in the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota.  The two-day workshop is for anyone with responsibility for creating and delivering training in their organization.  “Assess Training Needs” can be taken alone or as part of the series.

This is Julie’s fifth year as a facilitator in this series.

Click here for more information and to register.

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March 7 ATD-GTC Coaching SIG: How’s Your Brain Energy? Productivity?

Monday, March 7
Bring your lunch!
Hennepin County Southdale Library, Ethel Barry Room, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina
FREE and open to the public

How’s Your Brain Energy? Productivity?

“This big concept, that brain energy is limited, and that some activities feed it while others deplete it, resonates deeply.”

The Brain Energy/Bandwidth Quiz is a tool our presenter, Ann Holm and her partner, Jan Kise, developed after seeing a trend with one of their major clients–everyone at this company was over-scheduled, running late, eating on the run, feeling overwhelmed, etc. Ann & Jane developed the quiz to help the client begin a rational conversation about how this chronic state of busyness was decreasing their ability to make good decisions, causing tasks to take longer the more hours they put in, and affecting their health. The result when given the quiz and the accompanying information? Immediate changes in behavior. Different goals, different policies and more. Take the quiz and discover how this tool can be applied those over-scheduled people in your world. Maybe, you?!

Our presenter: Ann Holm , MS, ACC, CCC, for 25 years coached brain-injured clients toward cognitive recovery with an emphasis toward optimal functioning in the community. In 2009, she started a coaching practice in order to serve those who want to uncover personal potential and develop their leadership and emotional intelligence using brain-based principles and knowledge of psychological type.

Please contact the Coaching SIG facilitators with questions:  Julie Berg, julie@julie-berg.com or Cindy Edwards, cindy@tofindyourfit.com.

(NOTE: The presentation by Jane Kise on appreciative inquiry originally scheduled for this date has been rescheduled for May 2, 2016.)

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Leaders: A Perspective of Millennials Worth Building On

From Sam Massaglia, Strategist for Mindsailing, about the latest generation in our workforce.  Her podcast gives solid advice for strengthening their success (and yours) in Corporate America.  (Click here to read the entire podcast script.)

They are the biggest generation in history, which is obviously incredibly significant for all of us. I know you mentioned 82 million in the US. There are almost 2 billion globally, and that’s a really important aspect of the millennial generation is that they are global in nature. There in virtually every country on the planet. So they are the world’s majority. Also, a generation that is really mischaracterized a lot. We’ve all heard the what I call the mythology of the millennials that they’re lazy, narcissistic, entitled. But as the millennials, many of whom are now in their mid-30s, come of age and make contributions to the world, launch their careers, what we’re seeing is actually this generation is incredibly productive, altruistic, humanistic, inclusive, entrepreneurial. They just have a wonderful set of characteristics, classifications. So again, just to kind of summarize, millennials are a huge generation, a diverse generation, a global generation, and really a generation that has already started to make a wonderful contribution to the world.

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February, 2016: Julie Awarded Coaching Credential Renewal

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This month, Julie received notice that her credential renewal application for the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) has been examined and approved. Julie completed at least 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE) in the three years since the initial award of her credential in 2012.

For over a decade, the credentialing organization, ICF (International Coach Federation), has been the leading the development of professional coaching. More than 17,000 coaches have participated in one of ICF’s three credentials, gaining coaching expertise and professional fulfillment. With an ICF Credential, coaches demonstrate not only knowledge and skill, but also a commitment to high professional standards and a strong code of ethics.

Anyone serious about building or maintaining a coaching business pursues an ICF Credential and becomes part of this well-respected group that has chosen to regulate itself and provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole.

All ICF Credential-holders complete rigorous education and practice requirements, providing testimony to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

The mission of the ICF Credentialing program is to:

Protect and serve consumers of coaching services,
Measure and certify competence of individuals,
Inspire pursuit of continuous development.

Julie is proud to be a member of this esteemed group dedicated to excellence in coaching!

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January, 2016: Julie Facilitates “Leadership in Hospitality” Certificate Series

2016 is the third year Julie will facilitate the Supervision and Management series of workshops in the “Leadership in Hospitality” certificate offered through the East Side Neighborhood Services. Normandale Community College is the certification program partner.

For more information and to register — click here.

The Adult Employment Department at Eastside Neighborhood Services  works with low income, unemployed, or underemployed job seekers who would like to earn a livable wage and achieve their financial & career goals though acquiring full time work.

Participants get support to build upon skills needed to secure and retain full-time permanent employment though training, coaching, career exploration and retention counseling.

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