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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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Five Tips for Mental Health Wellness at Work

Next week is Mental Health Week. So, take some time this month and look around your workplace. Ask yourself how you are doing. Ask your staff, co-workers, leaders, clients and suppliers how you are doing. Then, decide which of these 10 tips you might be able to begin implementing right away.
05/03/2013 05:38 EDT

How To Be Happy At Work

A month ago, I started really focusing on people who are happy at work. Everywhere I go, I pay attention to who is around me. Interested in creating more happiness at work? It starts by changing your thoughts. It starts by moving out of your thinking ruts, and into a new thinking groove. Here are some examples:
04/26/2013 06:00 EDT
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What Does It Mean to "Win" in Business?

That simple smile, that energized input into a team meeting, the few moments taken to share something important with you. Notice it -- and appreciate it. Is it OK to lose the sale, as long as we all get along and like each other? I think...yes!
03/25/2013 12:09 EDT
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Love Where You Work, Love Your Life

Optimism is a perspective; it is a choice about what you decide to say to yourself -- particularly following times of adversity. And, the choice changes everything. Feeling good -- at work and in life -- is just better for you (and for everyone else around you).
02/27/2013 05:48 EST
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Creating Young Game Changers in 2013

I am on a mission. My mission is to increase the messaging and information about positive mental health. I believe that the more we practice positive mental health, every day, the less chance there is that negative, debilitating, fateful thoughts, feelings or actions will transpire. There simply will not be room for those thoughts, feelings, and actions to take over.
01/07/2013 12:21 EST
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How to S.N.A.P. into Holiday Fun!

It's the holidays! For some of us, getting to a sense of fun and joy at this time of year is easy. For others, rather than "Yipee, what fun!" you might be thinking "Bah, humbug!" Here's a little holiday acronym to help you S.N.A.P. into Holiday Fun!
12/17/2012 05:59 EST
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Do You T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak?

Many people do not realize that there are some cardinal rules of giving and receiving feedback. Many years ago, I developed an acronym for a client who asked me to provide a keynote for their leadership team on Effective Feedback. It goes like this.
11/29/2012 05:19 EST
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Out, Damned Thought!

Have you ever felt that way about a thought you were having -- that you just wanted it 'out'? It might not be driving you insane (or it might) but it certainly could be occupying your waking hours, impacting your energy, and affecting your overall mood.
11/06/2012 12:26 EST
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Don't Let Your Workplace Star Be the One That Got Away

What difference does one person make? Does one staff member in your business make a difference to your customers' experience (and to your organization's success)? Does one friend or personal connection make a difference to the quality of your life? If so, the question now becomes this: how do you make them stay at your business?
08/23/2012 12:15 EDT
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10 Tips for Epic Family Bonding on Vacation

Are you heading out on vacation soon? Do you want a little family bonding to occur while you are away? I just got back from vacation, and while I was away I noticed that some things definitely contributed to the kind of solid family bonding I desired. Try these 10 tips.
08/09/2012 05:25 EDT

10 Tips for Staying Sane at Work

More and more, people in workplaces everywhere are reporting that they are experiencing a constant state of 'overwhelm' and mental exhaustion. Here are 10 tips for practicing positive mental health at work -- whether you're the new guy or the boss.
05/07/2012 02:43 EDT
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What Inspires You?

We do not have to have lived the same life as another person in order to take something away from their story -- in order to be moved by them. You, too, are likely moved by such stories. What happens -- inside -- when you are "moved" or inspired?
02/27/2012 12:20 EST
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An Ounce of Prevention...

Twenty-three years ago, I was young, in love, a new bride -- and eight months later, a widow. My new husband died by suicide. It completely caught me off guard. I was definitely still in the "honeymoon" stage and oblivious to any pain he quite clearly must have been experiencing.
02/01/2012 02:38 EST
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Fear, Love, Acceptance, Peace and Dreams

At this time of year, you might be thinking about your goals for the year and evaluating how well you did on your goals last year. Both can bring some angst. "What if I fail to meet my goals again thi...
01/11/2012 09:47 EST

Wake Up to Your Habits!

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I was filled with gratitude for the amazing people who took time out of their busy lives to attend the launch of my new book, Wake Up to Your Habits. I had the privilege...
10/13/2011 04:55 EDT
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Be Your BEST

Take time to regularly tune into your thoughts. What story are you telling yourself, and how well is that story serving you? When you notice a negative story and a negative feeling associated with it, stop and fill your brain with other thoughts that will serve you better.
09/03/2011 08:29 EDT