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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.
One Simple Idea For The Best Father's Day Gift

One Simple Idea For The Best Father's Day Gift Ever

I think, no matter what, we parents are pretty hard on ourselves and aren't quite sure if we are doing an OK job in this role. This is, at least, true for me. Just knowing that the gift included my daughter's words -- from her, to me -- spoke directly to my very soul.
06/05/2017 03:38 EDT
How To Change The Voice In Your Head To Be More

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

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 of what you have paid attention to over time, and how you have interpreted the observations around you.
03/09/2017 12:49 EST
Put A Little Love In Your

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

...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
02/07/2017 08:03 EST
Take 5 To Make It A Jolly

Take 5 To Make It A Jolly Holiday

The holidays can be stressful. There's alot to do, and the pressure is on to prepare food, entertain, and decorate your home
12/21/2016 08:23 EST
The 5 Habits Of Psychological

The 5 Habits Of Psychological Resilience

Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of change, while maintaining your personal resourcefulness. It is more than stress management. Stress management is about 'managing' or getting rid of something that is negative (that you don't want). Developing or building resilience is more about creating something positive (that you want). Focusing on what you want to create provides you with opportunities and 'answers' that will not come to you when you focus on what you want to eliminate.
11/16/2016 06:48 EST
You're Getting Happier With

You're Getting Happier With Age

While there can certainly be challenges that come with aging, there is some wonderful research supporting something quite different!
10/07/2016 12:06 EDT
ACT: A Mental Health Strategy For Overcoming Life's

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

Sometimes you are just rolling along and -- WHAM! -- you are broadsided by an unexpected obstacle. No matter the obstacle, there is a simple and practical strategy that can help you move through the obstacle and either get back on track or find a new track all together!
09/12/2016 03:39 EDT
Mental Health Strategies To Help You Have A Great New School

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

Whether you are entering grade school, high school, college or university, this time of year can indeed bring conflicting emotions. You can start to positively impact your mental health right now, and every action you take to improve your mental health can positively impact your results (that includes your grades, your relationships and your overall sense of joy)!
08/16/2016 11:43 EDT
Do You See What I

Do You See What I See?

Recently, I purchased a one year licence to use Zoom, a video conferencing service. I had experienced it prior to purchasing
06/10/2016 12:35 EDT
Helpful Or Unhelpful: What Thoughts Will You Think

Helpful Or Unhelpful: What Thoughts Will You Think Today?

We can call choose thoughts that help us achieve our outcomes, that help to move us toward what we want, and that help us be smarter and more resourceful, no matter what comes our way. So, connect with yourself (your thoughts) and connect with other people.
05/12/2016 01:44 EDT
What's Written All Over Your

What's Written All Over Your Face?

Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?
01/07/2016 05:01 EST
Get in the

Get in the "Gone Fishing" State of Mind

I just set my out-of-office message for the summer, and it reads "Gone Fishing." Although I will literally be doing some fishing over the summer, I really mean for this message to express the state of mind I plan to create. It is a metaphor for how I want to feel and be over summer.
07/09/2015 12:42 EDT
Three Ways to Spread

Three Ways to Spread Positivity

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.
06/02/2015 04:42 EDT
Three Ways to Reset Your Brain for

Three Ways to Reset Your Brain for Resilience

When I spoke at a Senior's Wellness Day recently, I was reminded about how important it is for all of us -- at any age -- to practice strategies that help keep our thinking flexible and 'buoyant' during every phase of our lives.
05/06/2015 07:38 EDT