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Deri Latimer

CSP, Keynote Speaker.Author.Consultant: Creating Positive Workplaces

Deri Latimer is an expert in positive possibilities for people! She is one of fewer than 12% of speakers globally who hold the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the international measure of excellence for professional competence, proven experience, and optimal client satisfaction. Deri combines a business degree in human resources management with 20 years of experience engaging audiences across every business sector. A TEDx Speaker, Trainer and Organizational Consultant, Deri works with organizations who want to create happy, healthy, humane workplaces for increased positivity, productivity, and prosperity!

Deri creates cutting-edge educational experiences for organizations, adding extra value with certification in emotional intelligence, psychometric assessment, and neuro-linguistic programming. She has been a popular instructor in the University of Winnipeg’s Management Studies Program for over 15 years, designing full-credit courses and seminars in Resilience, Positive Psychology, Team Building, and Leadership Development. Deri’s client resources, including two books ‘Wake Up To Your Habits’ and ‘What’s Your Story? You Decide’, and an APP called ‘Mood Manager’, provide a rich resource of strategies and tools to shift your emotions, adjust your thinking, and positively impact your results.
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How's Your 'Thumbnail'?

I am always amazed how the thumbnail options from which I have to choose are almost inevitably ones that are less than flattering. My mouth is wide open, my eyes are closed, or I have an expression on my face that would frighten small children! How's your thumbnail, right now? Is it a picture of approachability? Is it a message of openness?
04/09/2015 11:08 EDT
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Women in Leadership: It's a Matter of Life and Death

More women need to step up, lean in, and otherwise support and encourage each other to assume more leadership roles. Not only because we are 50 per cent of the workforce, but because it only makes sense that we will create a happier, healthier, and more productive country when we -- men and women together -- utilize our collective intelligence and maximize our opposing strengths.
03/06/2015 01:21 EST
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Are You Ready For ReWIREment?

To me, rewiring is all about continually moving toward creating the kind of life you want to live. It is about choosing thoughts that help you to experience your life to the fullest. What thoughts can serve you well as you look ahead to the next phase of your life? Here are a few ideas to consider.
02/23/2015 05:46 EST
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How to Make it a NEW Year

I was thinking about changing things up a bit. Instead of wishing you a Happy New Year -- I am going to wish you a NEW year.That's exactly what you want, isn't it? Something new. Something different. You might want it to be happy -- or you might want it to be energizing, challenging, adventurous or mindful.
01/07/2015 12:32 EST
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Six Benefits of Mental Spring Cleaning

Spring is often the time of year when you engage in some spring cleaning; getting rid of what's been stored over the winter that you doubt you will ever use again. What about your mental debris? You know, those limiting beliefs, those skewed expectations, that internal dialogue -- that story -- that is just not serving you any longer.
05/01/2014 01:18 EDT

3 Key Reasons Your Wellness Program is Sick

Does your organization have a wellness program? I'll bet you do - in some form or another. Most organizations do -- or at least they say they do. Chances are good that your wellness program, no matter how elaborate or simple, is not delivering the outcomes you had hoped. There are 3 key reasons for that:
04/07/2014 04:36 EDT
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How To Be A Hero At Work

A hero is a person who demonstrates noble qualities like generosity, courage and kindness. Each of these words fit the hero I just met. His name is Gilles M. and he has inspired this blog post, as well as getting me thinking about how to be a hero in my own life.
03/02/2014 10:02 EST

It's True, Love <i>Is</i> a Drug

It's the month of love. Valentine's Day on the 14th marks the half-way point in the shortest month of the year.  Spring is around the corner, and moods seem to be lifting (especially for those of us w...
02/12/2014 11:50 EST
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Five Tips to Warm Up to Winter

Focus on what you are looking forward to every day (not what you are dreading, not that your car might not start at the end of the day, not that you are dreading the slow ride home, etc.). Throughout the day (during breaks is a great time), ask yourself 'What went well so far today?' Then, pause and enjoy the experience.
01/26/2014 10:05 EST

Share Your Holiday Stories

Ali and Max 2000 Christmas morning, 2000. Max was 3 and Ali was 6. Our tradition had been (and still is) that Randy headed downstairs to turn on the tree lights and grab the video camera. Then Ali, Ma...
12/19/2013 03:16 EST

Immunize Your Organization Against Negativity

So, if we can immunize ourselves from the nasty effects of influenza with a vaccine, what can you do to immunize yourself and your organization against negativity (that can absolutely be nasty and contagious and cost your organization time, energy, and money?
11/21/2013 04:26 EST
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Having Friends Is Actually Good For You

It is well established that our brains are social. Neuroscience is confirming what we have always known: we are better -- healthier and happier -- when we have friends. So, if you're thinking that you might want to re-connect with some old friends, or cultivate some new friends, here are 15 reasons to get you started.
11/08/2013 12:38 EST
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Four Keys to Manage Your Moods at Work

I believe that most of us would rather be in a 'good' (positive) mood, and we'd rather be working with people who are in a good mood too. Stress, overwhelming workloads, and the constant connection to technology seemingly required to function these days can cause the most calm of us to feel tense and anxious in short order. And that is costing us -- big time.  
09/30/2013 12:57 EDT
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Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

If you are at all like me -- and at times have inadvertently stared at someone else -- you likely heard the remark "Take A Picture, It'll Last Longer." Well, guess what! That experience and saying now has a whole new -- and positive -- connotation.  
08/10/2013 08:59 EDT
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Four Ways to Be Happier at Work

Being happy at work is definitely learn-able. Just as many of us have learned to be unhappy at work, we can like-wise learn to be happy at work. And there is no question -- when we are happy at work, we have way more good days than bad -- at work and at home! Think about these 4 tips to FLIP your bad day around.
06/13/2013 07:42 EDT