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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.
How's Your

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

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
Are You Ready For

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
How to Make it a NEW

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
9 Ways to Make It The Most Wonderful Time of The

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

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. There are gifts to buy, cards to mail, and cookies to make -- and those things can take away from the positivity of the season.
12/10/2014 06:49 EST
How to Have a Caring Conversation with Someone

How to Have a Caring Conversation with Someone Difficult

Do you work with someone whose behaviour is challenging your energy and enthusiasm for work? Maybe it's a family member, who you find yourself avoiding because he or she is a real "downer" at family gatherings. Remember these simple tips as you prepare for your conversation.
10/13/2014 05:10 EDT
Top 10 Tips for Epic Family Bonding This

Top 10 Tips for Epic Family Bonding This Summer

Are you heading out on vacation soon? Do you want a little family bonding to occur while you are away? It requires "letting go" -- letting go of control, letting go of expectations, letting go of limiting beliefs, letting go of those things that prevent...well, bonding.
06/07/2014 11:53 EDT
Six Benefits of Mental Spring

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

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
How To Be A Hero At

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 Is a

It's True, Love Is 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
02/12/2014 11:50 EST
Five Tips to Warm Up to

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

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
12/19/2013 03:16 EST
Immunize Your Organization Against

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
Having Friends Is Actually Good For

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
Four Keys to Manage Your Moods at

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
Take a Picture, It'll Last

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
Four Ways to Be Happier at

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