Deri Latimer
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.

Entries by Deri Latimer

Don't Just Wait For Feedback. Ask For It And Grow Your Career

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2017 | 12:33 PM

When Bob Kegan, Ph.D. spoke at the 2016 NeuroLeadership Summit in New York and said "Feast on your weaknesses or starve on your ego," I took special note. The topic of discussion was Feedback That Works, and the message being delivered was "Stop Giving Feedback." I...

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3 Pathways To Develop Self-Compassion

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 4:13 PM

I am in a course on "Mindful Self-Compassion". I wish you could be there with me.

After the very first session, I noticed a shift...I felt softer, I felt more loving, I felt more patient and kind. Each of those feelings were directed toward mySELF...and I noticed right away how...

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How To Change The Voice In Your Head To Be More Optimistic

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 11:49 AM

You have a voice in your head. Can you hear it right now?

In neuroscience, the voice in your head is part of your Default Narrative Network. It's the constant stream of thoughts (chatter, images, sounds, speech bubbles) going through your mind. The data in those thoughts is a record...

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Put A Little Love In Your Heart

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 7:03 AM

...and the world will be a better place for you and me.

Do you believe that? Is it as simple as putting a little love in your heart? Will the world really be a better place?

I believe it. I believe that love trumps hate, that good trumps bad, that...

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Why You Need To Write A Letter To Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2017 | 5:51 AM

Lately, I have closed my keynotes by writing a letter from the future to the audience. The idea was inspired by Matthew Quick's book, "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock". Like George Bailey in the holiday movie "It's a Wonderful Life", Leonard is contemplating suicide, and a caring teacher encourages him to...

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Take 5 To Make It A Jolly Holiday

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2016 | 7:22 AM

The holidays can be stressful. There's alot to do, and the pressure is on to prepare food, entertain, and decorate your home. That's all on top of the shopping!

Many of us love the holidays! We relish in the merry songtrack playing in the malls (with all the online shopping,...

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The 5 Habits Of Psychological Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2016 | 5:48 AM

Resilience...when you look at or hear that word, do you find yourself thinking 'What is it? And, how can I get some of that??' The word conjures up incredible images of strength and flexibility, of being adaptable, of possessing the ability to bounce back from the challenges of life.


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You're Getting Happier With Age

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 12:06 PM

Last month I wrote a post in which I shared a strategy I have used to help me deal with my mother's dementia. Aging can suck. My 84 year old mother-in-law says 'it (getting old) ain't for wimps'.

While there can certainly be challenges that come with aging,...

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ACT: A Mental Health Strategy For Overcoming Life's Obstacles

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2016 | 3:39 PM

Sometimes you are just rolling along and -- WHAM! -- you are broadsided by an unexpected obstacle. It might be a physical obstacle, such a being stuck in traffic. Or it might be another kind of obstacle, one that is more "internal," an emotion or a way of thinking that...

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Mental Health Strategies To Help You Have A Great New School Year

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2016 | 11:43 AM

Remember the Staples commercial a few years ago, the one that featured parents happily shopping for school supplies with a modified version of the Andy Williams song "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" playing in the background? The idea was, parents were thrilled to see the kids return to...

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Do You See What I See?

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 12:35 PM

Recently, I purchased a one year licence to use Zoom, a video conferencing service. I had experienced it prior to purchasing it and I liked the opportunity to interact with many people while being able to see them. For years I have used conference call lines for large...

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Helpful Or Unhelpful: What Thoughts Will You Think Today?

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 1:44 PM

A young woman approached me after a keynote presentation recently. She liked an exercise we did on reframing negative situations into something more positive. She told me about how she has suffered from anxiety for years; largely related to a sexual assault she suffered as a teenager. She liked the...

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April Showers Bring May Flowers: What Possibilities Will Begin To Sprout For You?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 4:26 PM

I love this time of year. Here in central Canada, we look forward to April showers. The rain not only helps to clean up our streets and wipe away (along with our wonderful city services) the mess from winter, it also begins to nourish what will soon be blooming all...

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6 Strategies To Add Some Bounce To Your Step This Spring

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 11:26 AM

It's almost spring! A time of birth, of renewal, and awakening! Here are six strategies to help you bounce (or 'spring') into spring!

Be Positive

Begin each day with a minute of mindfulness. As soon as your alarm goes off, lay quietly for a 'arrive' in your body (try...

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What's Written All Over Your Face?

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 4:00 PM

Have you looked in the mirror lately? Have you caught a glimpse of yourself as you walked by a store window, or entered a mirrored elevator? Did you like what you saw? Would you be attracted to you? Would you want to move toward you, or away from you?


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A Letter of Gratitude to My Doctor

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 1:15 PM


Have you thanked your doctor lately? How about all those other really important people in your life, who truly contribute to your happiness and well-being.

My doctor just retired. It was a moment. She's been my doctor since I moved to this city...

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Get in the "Gone Fishing" State of Mind

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 12:42 PM

Are you feeling tired? Are you counting down the days until you take summer vacation? Are you focused on the clock at work, willing the minutes to go by as quickly as possible?

I just set my out-of-office message for the summer, and it reads "Gone Fishing." That message communicates...

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Three Ways to Spread Positivity

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 5:17 PM


We are all part of an ecosystem -- several, actually. Our families, communities, schools and workplaces are all environments of which we are a part. We affect, and are affected by, everything else that is a part of each ecosystem.

I love the...

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Three Ways to Reset Your Brain for Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 7:37 AM

There is a lot of information available on healthy aging; and much of that writing includes strategies for a healthy brain, like this article by Michele Rosenthal titled 7 Ways to Exercise Your Brain - and Why You Really Need To!

When I spoke at a Senior's Wellness...

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How's Your 'Thumbnail'?

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 11:08 AM

I just finished shooting a quick video message for a client. If you have ever had this experience, you know that once you are finished and ready to post the video on YouTube, you are offered a selection of 'thumbnails' from which to choose. A thumbnail is Internet...

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