1/4/16 Coaching SIG: Groundwork for Building Successful Relationships

PRESENTER:: Darlene Roy-Johnson

DATE: Monday, January 4, 2016
TIME: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

LOCATION: Ethel Barry Room at the Hennepin County Southdale Library.
What if there was another way to increase your coaching client’s self-awareness, enhance their effectiveness in relationships, and decrease their conflict both personally and professionally? There is another way – it’s called behavior flexibility. During this presentation, Darlene will introduce the concept of behavior flexibility through a highly valid and reliable personality assessment called FIRO B: Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation.
During this interactive session, you will learn:
• the key features & benefits of the FIRO B assessment
• how to use the tool to repair broken relationships both in the workplace and at home
• how to take good functional relationships to a higher level
With the FIRO approach, your coaching clients can instantly recognize why certain interactions are less fulfilling than they should be, and what they can do to make them even better.

FREE Registration–click here!

Julie Berg is co-facilitator of the Association for Talent Development – Greater Twin Cities Chapter.  Please contact her for more information:  julie@julie-berg.com.

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Supervision Series @ Normandale Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5 & 12

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). Take one class or the series 0f four! To register, click here.

Instructor:  Julie Berg, HRD Consulting

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Leadership Essentials Series Begins September 10

I am always honored to be a part of the Leadership Essentials series as a coach to participants desiring follow-up support to what they learn in the workshops.

This six month program (September – February/one session monthly) is a highly interactive professional development opportunity  focusing on the absolutely critical skills for developing front line leaders. The LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS Series, led by Judy Hartley,  provides participants solid training on six critical areas of supervisory leadership and builds and reinforces manager skills in understanding and adapting to differences in people (being versatile).


The Sheila Wellstone Center
Special Events Room (in lower level of building)
1000 East 80th St., Bloomington, MN 55420

For details and to register, click here.

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August 12-13, 2015: Assess Training Needs/U of MN Professional Train-the-Trainer Series

Julie facilitates this two-day program for those charged with developing training within their organizations.  The workshop can be taken alone or as part of the professional development certificate series at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Assess Training Needs

Identifying training needs and deciding on solutions is a challenge virtually every training professional experiences. Using various assessment tools and best practices enables you to identify the knowledge and skills gaps of your training audiences. This course will focus on uncovering root causes of performance problems and linking needs analysis results to specific performance improvement solutions. You will learn not only what to ask, but how to ask it.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Julie Presents @ In-House Client Events July-August, 2015

While these events are not open to the public and customized for the clients sponsoring them, this list showcases just a few of the learning opportunities Julie can bring to your leaders and employees:


“Building Our Strengths, Building our Teams” – second of a three part series to develop a strengths-based culture in the IT function of a  service organization. Part One in June focused on the department leaders, their strengths and role in building a strengths-based organization.  Part Two is in two sessions for employees working in a multi-team environment so that they can:
• Understand a strengths – based culture and the organization’s move towards it
• Understand their own strengths
• Explore their ability to develop and contribute their strengths to functional and project teams.

Leadership Retreat using an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach to develop the framework, excitement and commitment to building a high-performing leadership and work team in an educational institution. Second retreat in August will include all team members.

“Coaching – What’s In It For You?”  presentation to participants from a variety of organizations in the Twin Cities  in a leadership development series.

Strategic Planning Retreat for a department team in an educational institution.


“Leading High-Performing Teams” workshop as part of a leadership development program for a large manufacturing organization implementing lean concepts.

“Essentials of Leadership” pilot offering of a two-and-a-half day leadership development workshop for new leaders in a value-added product distribution organization.

“Building Our Strengths” StrengthsFinder workshop for the operations team of a financial services organization.


Along with these learning events, Julie works 1-1 with her leadership coaching clients from a number of organizations in the metro area.

If you’re interested in bringing similar learning opportunities to your employees, teams or organization, contact Julie at: julie@julie-berg.com.

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Julie is Speaking at TechFuse on April 21: “EQ–Another Way of Being Smart”

The 8th Annual TechFuse Minneapolis Conference is scheduled for April 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

The 8th Annual TechFuse Minneapolis will feature tools, skills and processes in the field of computer technology that can enhance a wide variety of job roles. Sessions at TechFuse Minneapolis are designed to present intellectually stimulating topics that are at the forefront of the technology industry in 1.25 hour sessions.

Julie will be presenting her breakout session, “Another Way of Being Smart.”

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is about using the wisdom of emotion as a source of information, motivation and connection. It’s another way of being smart! Unlike an IQ, which is fixed, EQ can be developed and improved over time. The good news is that individuals can become more intelligent as they age. In our personal and professional relationships, listening, observing and being able to accurately identify emotions as they happen are important elements of EQ. They lead to an enhanced ability to influence others, make wise decisions and handle stress. By attending this session, you will be presented with the basis of emotional intelligence, take time to recognize the core EQ competencies and skills in your own life, especially as they impact relationships, decisions and stressors, and focus on specific ways to practice and improve your EQ.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Fundamentals of Supervision Series @ Normandale: April 8, 15, 22 & 29

New to supervision or just need a tune-up for your leadership? This series (or an individual session) is for you!

Gallup Organization research indicates that an employee joins an organization, but leaves a supervisor. 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.

Article: Great Organizations Develop Great Leaders (features the Supervision Certificate Series with Julie Berg, facilitator)

Register for this certificate for $400 (a savings of $100). Classes may also be taken on an individual basis.

Location: Normandale Community College, Edina

Click here for more information and to register.

Module 1: Making the Transition to Leadership

Module 2: Coaching Performance

Module 3: Managing Perfomance Problems

Module 4: Developing Your Leadership Style

Instructor: Julie A. Berg

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Julie Presents at Executive Women International Chapter Meeting February 18

Change often comes banging on our door like an unexpected, and unwelcome, guest. Learn how to manage the chaos it brings to our life!

DATE:  Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TIME: 5:30-8:30 pm

LOCATION: Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar and Bowling Center, 29 Marshall Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Executive Women International (EWI)  brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of:

Promoting member firms
Enhancing personal and professional development
Encouraging community involvement

The vision of EWI is to be the leading connection for business professionals.

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Join Julie at the “Inspired Women’s Retreat” November 14, 2014

Inspired Women’s Retreat

Friday, November 14, 2014

6:00-9:30 pm

Radisson Hotel, Roseville, MN

Registration fee: $35

For more information and to register, click here.

This wonderful treat of an evening is brought to you by Janae Bower of FindtingIt.com.

Along with Career Coach, Cindy Edwards of tofindyourfit.com, I will be co-sponsoring the retreat and facilitating a dynamic table discussion, “Bam! Pow! Wonder Woman! – Developing and Marketing Your Personal Brand.”

Watch this video, hosted by Janae, as my invitation to you! We’ll be doing a drawing for free coaching, too!

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Julie is presenting at MN Collection Network’s Mega Conference XXII on Oct. 29, 2014

Julie will be presenting, “Turning ‘Yuck’ Into ‘Yuks’, Staying Sane When the Chaos of Change Reigns,” at the Minnesota Collection Network conference.


A perspective about change that will be delivered in this presentation:

  • There is a difference between Change and Transition.
  • Transition is the process of becoming different. 
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world.
  • You don’t resist change, you resist being changed.
  • You have to end before you begin.
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