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     With the potential to help you make positive changes in your life and the lives you touch each day, Carol Ann's presentations embrace everything; change, teamwork, leadership, communication, humour, career/lifestyle and how to stay motivated in all that you do.  Drawing on her own life's experiences laced with examples of how the most basic tasks in life can bring you the most success and happiness, Carol Ann serves up the opportunity to take a fresh look at your own life.

 

 Her most requested presentations include:

Presentations

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     With the potential to help you make positive changes in your life and the lives you touch each day, Carol Ann's presentations embrace everything; change, teamwork, leadership, communication, humour, career/lifestyle and how to stay motivated in all that you do.  Drawing on her own life's experiences laced with examples of how the most basic tasks in life can bring you the most success and happiness, Carol Ann serves up the opportunity to take a fresh look at your own life.

 

 Her most requested presentations include:

Lessons Learned

(Life's Lessons and how they can work for you)

Lessons Learned offers the potential to help you make changes in your own life and the lives you touch each day – if you are open to change. Carol Ann shares her business and personal experiences with humour, reality, honesty and examples of how simple tasks can bring you the most happiness and success. You will relate both at work and in your personal life as Carol Ann shares her examples of leadership, personal change, team building, humour and communication.
Following a successful twenty-seven year career Carol Ann left her 'big job at the Bell' to pursue other goals – goals that included becoming a best selling author (with five books to date), launching COLEMIND - her own professional speaking business and finding a way to give back to the cancer community.
Carol Ann's books capture the experiences she shares with her audience. You will see yourself in many of Carol Ann's personal examples of her own lessons learned.

Speaking with Confidence

(How to improve your professional speaking skills)

This workshop will help you develop your comfort level and enjoy success as a professional speaker - on behalf of your company/organization/in a volunteer position/ as well as for personal gain.

With training and practice you will be able to -

1. Fine tune the message you have to share

2. Speak with confidence

3. Manage those jitters (we all have them)

4. Prepare yourself and your host

5. Recover when you make a mistake

6. Respect your audience and the clock

7. Develop your own personal podium comfort level

Soft Skills - It's about the People

(Credentials balanced with Soft Skills)

Companies today are taking a closer look at relationships at all rungs of the corporate ladder – above and below you.  What you know is important.  Who you know is interesting.  How you share what you know is integral.  The credentials on your wall do not speak to your soft skills – it's up to you to allow those around you to see who you really are.  It's about the people – credentials balanced with soft skills.

Proper use of your soft skills will nurture relationships with your peers, your team and the decisions makers in positions of authority.  This presentation will help you develop and improve your own set of soft skills.  Carol Ann is called a "people person" and after working with her you will be in a position to be one too.

Successful Women

(Women of yesterday, today and tomorrow)

is a presentation providing a unique way to see and understand what women have accomplished to date – and a glimpse of what women have yet to achieve in both the business world and in our personal lives.

This presentation is about intelligence, self-worth, energy, hope, belief and how you too can reach for new horizons. It gives you an honest yet fresh look at the corporate world – and possibly at yourself.

Carol Ann was first employed by Bell Canada as a typist and she retired, over 27 years later, a vice president. She refers to every job as "a big job" and will share the magic and personal strength she enjoyed as a result of her winning attitude.

Whether you are a corporate executive, a stay-at-home mom, an entrepreneur, an office clerk, a doctor or lawyer, Carol Ann will show you how to recognize your own potential.

Here's your Cancer – Keep the Change

(dealing with change following cancer)

Here's Your Cancer – Keep the Change is an inspiring insight into the mind of someone who has battled cancer and allowed it to change her life in many ways.

Living at a time she calls "half-past cancer" Carol Ann will share her experiences and her views with you. She will help you move beyond the negative energy in your life and embrace reality – sometimes with humour. She will share how she successfully changed all of her priorities when she moved away from a high profile career in Corporate Canada – and why that was a good thing.

Carol Ann has repeatedly visited Canadians coast to coast. She has spoken with cancer patients, cancer survivors and those who love them. Many have shared their most personal and intimate thoughts with Carol Ann and are proud to have their stories shared with the hope that you too will benefit from their experience.

Cancer is not a death but a doorway.

Dare to dream.

Celebrate the small stuff with Carol Ann.

The Art of FUNdraising

(How to raise funds for charity and keep your sanity)

The Art of FUNdraising is a presentation filled with humor and innovative thoughts on how to raise money. With virtually no experience in fundraising Carol Ann has raised over a million dollars for cancer research through the sale of her small pewter Comfort Hearts. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians and people around the world are proud owners of a Comfort Heart.

The wheel does not have to be reinvented! Individuals who have developed great fundraising ideas will proudly share them with you. You simply have to ask.

Carol Ann will share the things she could have done better and what worked well as she launched her Comfort Heart Initiative. She believes that mistakes are really "learnings" and she has a list of learnings.

You will walk away from this presentation feeling that you too can make a difference.

We all can.

The Dash

Poem with permission from Linda Ellis

copyright 1996 by Linda Ellis

I read of a reverend
who stood to speak
at the funeral
of a friend.
He referred to the dates
on her tombstone
from the beginning...
to the end.

He noted that first
came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date
with tears.
But he said what mattered
most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents
all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line
is worth.

For it matters not
how much we own;
the cars...the house...
the cash.
What matters is
how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things
you'd like to change?
For you never know
how much time is left.
You could be at dash mid-range.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try
to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that
this special dash
might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
with your life's actions to rehash,
would you be proud
of the things they say
about how you spent
your dash?

Slow Dance

poem with permission from David L. Weatherford  

David L. Weatherford
www.davidlweatherford.com

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round, or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight, or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly, when you ask "How are you?" do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed, with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow, and in your haste, not seen his sorrow? Ever lost touch and let a friendship die, 'cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere, you miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, it's like an unopened gift that you've thrown away.

Life is not a race, so take it slower,
hear the music, before your song is over.

   
© Carol Ann Cole