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Presence is Power

Conquer Your Stress: practical stress reduction techniques, self-care, work/life balance

Perfect for high stress individuals and professions such as first responders, teachers, executives and medical professionals.

It's estimated that stress is responsible for 60-90% of doctor's visits and, one million workers miss work each day because of stress, costing companies $602 per employee per year, according 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, mindfulness techniques and mini-meditations - that staff can do on their own for better health. A stress-free staff is a productive, healthy and happy staff. Dr. Gruver will share her decades of experience and you will walk away inspired to make positive changes in your life, your company and your staff.

Objective Points:

  • What is stress?
  • How stress is impacting your bottom line and your health
  • Stress indicators
  • How we relate to stress is the key
  • Cutting edge stress reduction techniques
  • Vital health and well being

This Workshop can include an option for 3 to 6 consultation sessions with Dr. Kathy Gruver in groups or with individuals.

Caring for the Caregiver: Enhance Health, Improve Productivity and Beat Burnout.

Those who care for others often put themselves at the bottom of the to do list. This isn't just our nurses and doctors, but also teachers, administrators and government employees. Learn how to balance life and make sure your needs are getting met.

Objective Points:

  • Learn nutrition hacks to get you through the day
  • Discover warning signs of stress and burnout, in yourself and others
  • Master some in-the-moment stress reduction techniques to allow you to respond rather than react

Communication for Conflict Resolution: building an authentic powerful team

Best Audience: First Responders, CEO's, Management Teams, Company Employees, Organizations

Objective Points:

  • Road blocked relationships
  • Angles, views, and options
  • Solutions
  • Conscious communication
  • Agreements
  • Authentic team work
  • Follow-up consultation sessions
  • Personal and professional development

Efficient and effective communication is so much more than just "listening" and repeating back what you think the person just said. It's about being present and fully in the moment, it's about taking a pause to choose whether you respond or react. It's about understanding the lenses through which other people are viewing the world and themselves, and adapting to that lens. It's about having the flexibility to adjust your communication to match that of whom you are speaking to, and it's about not being hesitant to ask questions, clarify, and dig deeper on an issue. Many people feel like they aren't being heard, but in reality aren't clearly communicating anything to hear. Dr. Gruver's background consulting with individual clients, psychology and hypnotherapy training, presence and mindfulness study, and learning different communication exercises and styles combine to create a comprehensive and practical program to help you get your message to those who need to hear it.

This Workshop can include an option for 3 to 6 consultation sessions with Dr. Kathy Gruver.

Speaker Training

Best Audience: Individuals, Corporate Executives, Scientists or Technical Researchers, Sales Groups

This consultation program is designed to empower you or your department to incorporate public speaking and acting skills as well as the power of presence into your presentations. Dr. Gruver will demonstrate how it's done and leave you with actionable tools. As a former actor, director, and producer, Kathy has worked with actors and speakers for decades. Learn to be comfortable on stage, TV, or radio, how to use your body language to convey your message, and how to craft a story for an emotional journey.

The Speaker Training is conducted via individual or group consultation(s).

Positivity Matters. Be positive now to improve health outcomes, increase productivity and enhance life satisfaction.

Objective Points:

  • Learn to live life to its fullest and ‘go for it’
  • Examine the role of perception and focus in our interpretation of events
  • Reframe the stories of your life for more resilience, happiness and satisfaction
  • Make changes in your viewpoint to see the positive in any situation
  • Discover how to find the choices available to you every time
  • Experience affirmations, visualization and mindfulness and how they make all the difference in how we view our world.
  • Look at the role of gratitude in changing focus
  • Practice cognitive restructuring, which gives us options in how we focus our view

Corporate

Presence is Power

Dr. Gruver teaches practical techniques to empower, enlighten, and motivate people to action.

Cultivating a Positive Mindset for Success: Decrease that Stress

Best Audience: CEO's, Management Teams, Sales Groups, Organizations

Objective Points:

  • Energize your company vision
  • Re-connect with your mission statement
  • Clarify financial objectives
  • Empower your team and improve communication
  • Discover a sense of purpose and passion in your professional and personal life
  • Strengthen emotional intelligence and up your game
  • Discover how to reframe challenges into positive growth experiences and shift to a growth mindset

By empowering individuals to overcome the reaction to stress and take the pause to respond, companies can elevate their vision and shift mindset to one of positivity. Recognizing that challenges and obstacles can actually be reframed to propel one forward is a skill that can be learned and mastered. Through recognizing the warning signs of stress and communication breakdown, then learning practical techniques for presence, mindset shift, and empowerment, individuals and whole organizations can succeed.

Conscious Leadership

Best Audience: CEO's, Management Teams, Organizations

Objective Points:

  • True leadership is about empowerment and presence
  • Facilitating change without forcing your agenda
  • Fostering independence and interdependence
  • Conscious communication
  • Practical goal setting and how to communicate those goals
  • Practical techniques to connect and work together efficiently
  • Advance professional and personal goals

Learn to be fully present and awake as a conscious leader. Craft a culture of positive reinforcement, empowering of staff and open communication between all. There is often a disconnect between what leaders want and what staff wants. Bridge the gap with presence, conscious communication, and rational goal setting. Corporate culture is a hot topic these days, but what does it mean and how do you get it? There are several components: hiring, maintaining connectivity and commitment to the goals of the company, accurately communicating expectations and timelines, and then having the ability to listen and respond (not react) to the concerns, questions, and issues from the people working for you. Dr. Gruver's decades of experience in working with leaders has allowed her to take a different view on leadership. Her program steps in and acts as intermediary between parties and offers practical techniques to allow them to connect more deeply and work together more efficiently.

Communication Connectivity

Best Audience: CEO's, Management Teams, Sales Groups, Company Employees, Organizations

Objective Points:

  • Defining effective communication
  • Being fully present
  • React or Respond: take a pause
  • Flexibility
  • Different communication styles
  • Practical exercises to help get your message out

Efficient and effective communication is so much more than just "listening" and repeating back what you think the person just said. It's about being present and fully in the moment, it's about taking a pause to choose whether you respond or react. It's about understanding the lenses through which other people are viewing the world and themselves, and adapting to that lens. It's about having the flexibility to adjust your communication to match that of whom you are speaking to, and it's about not being hesitant to ask questions, clarify, and dig deeper on an issue. Many people feel like they aren't being heard, but in reality aren't clearly communicating anything to hear. Dr. Gruver's background consulting with individual clients, psychology and hypnotherapy training, presence and mindfulness study, and learning different communication exercises and styles combine to create a comprehensive and practical program to help you get your message to those who need to hear it.

Retreats

Go from Worrier to Warrior

Women's Transformational Retreats

Twice per year, I offer a Women's Transformational Retreat. We travel to some of the most beautiful and sought-after destination locations such as: the Caribbean Islands, Santa Barbara and San Diego, CA, Colorado, and Bainbridge Island. There, as a community of women, we will have the opportunity to get reconnected with nature and our deeper selves. This retreat is all about taking action, so be prepared to shake it up! Each of us will make life affirming transformational changes in our lives, connecting with new friends along the way. Curriculum: meditation, mindfulness, personalized instruction, dance, yoga, nutrition and mindful meals, hikes, free time, and trapeze (location dependent).

Please join me!

Off the Beaten Path...

Kathy loves to customize programs for special audiences!

Flying High on Life (video)

The Power of Pets (photo)

The Magic of Travel (photo)

Water for Health (photo)

Gruver spent 3 years working undercover to help stop sex trafficking in massage parlors in her area. She has presented before on her first hand experience. Let us know if you'd like to learn more.


Dr. Gruver can act as intermediary between leaders and teams:

Kathy has the unique ability to step outside of a situation and see multiple angles, views, and options. Oftentimes people involved in the communication stall don't think they have options. Kathy offers practical ideas, suggestions, and solutions to road-blocked relationships. Perfect for teams, teams and leaders, interpersonal office relationships, and leadership roles. So often teams are feeling like they are not being heard, when in reality they haven't offered anything to hear. Communication is at the least a two-way street, not a dead end.

Process: The first step is to meet with the teams, leaders, and those involved in the communication cycle. Suggestions are offered and agreements can be met. Then Kathy works with individuals on their roles, their management of stress, options for communication and compromise, and personal development that will allow them to bring their best self to the team. Follow-up sessions for the team and individuals are set either in person or via the Internet.