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

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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Women in Leadership: It's a Matter of Life and Death

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 12:21 PM

Close your eyes. Bring into your awareness the face of a person in your life who you believe is a great leader. As you see that person's face in your mind's eye, think about what it is about that person that had...

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Are You Ready For ReWIREment?

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 4:46 PM


Yes, you read that correctly! ReWIREment. What a cool word. And it's potentially the newest description for that 'next' phase of life that many of us find ourselves talking and thinking about more often these days.

I loved it when I first...

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How to Make it a NEW Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 11:32 AM

The common greeting at this time of year is 'Happy New Year'. It can be heard in every boardroom, hallway, and grocery store across the country. It seems to be like other common greetings -- 'How are you?'; 'Have a good day!'...

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9 Ways to Make It The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:49 PM

Yes, it is that most wonderful time of the year. For many of us it is a time to connect with people we love and care about, and to take time to rest and rejuvenate before a new year begins.

Sometimes, it is also a very stressful time of year....

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7 Strategies For a More Respectful World

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:48 AM

Aretha Franklin sang about it (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.), Rodney Dangerfield quipped about it ("I don't get no respect!"), and just about every workplace has a policy related to it (Respectful Workplace). It's perhaps even a regular topic of conversation around your kitchen table.


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How to Have a Caring Conversation with Someone Difficult

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 5:10 PM

"My boss is a bully."

"My co-worker constantly berates me for making even the smallest error, or asking what she deems a 'stupid' question."

"My colleague's voice tone is condescending and insulting toward me when we are in meetings."

Do you work with someone whose behavior is challenging...

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Top 10 Tips for Epic Family Bonding This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 11:53 PM

Are you heading out on vacation soon? Do you want a little family bonding to occur while you are away? Bonding -- coming together, connecting -- requires something that seems to be the opposite of bonding. It requires "letting go" -- letting go of control, letting go of expectations, letting...

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Six Benefits of Mental Spring Cleaning

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 1:21 PM

2013 Collage 3It's Spring! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, the sun is shining and faces are smiling. There is nothing quite like it!

Spring is often the time of year when you engage in some spring cleaning; getting rid of...

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3 Key Reasons Your Wellness Program is Sick

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Symptom vs SourceDoes 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...

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How To Be A Hero At Work

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 9:02 PM

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Have you ever met a hero? I have.

A hero is a person who demonstrates noble qualities like generosity, courage and kindness. Each of these words...

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It's True, Love Is a Drug

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 10:50 AM

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 who have lived through a bit of a deep freeze this winter).


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